Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at the MFPL.

 

 

12/11/2020

 

 

Reference and Digital Resources Librarian – Librarian 1

 

Full-Time, 35 hours per week, including evening and weekend rotation. 

 

Please note that, at this time, the library operation has been modified due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Schedules are subject to change as circumstances require or as they allow for the resumption of regular services and hours. 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill a full-time librarian position in our Public Services Department.  Includes a comprehensive benefits package with health insurance, dental insurance, prescription plan, leave time benefits, pension, and more.  Reports to the Head of Public Services. 

 

 

Duties include:

 

  • Reference service to visitors of all ages.  (Primarily adults).
  • Keep abreast of existing and emerging technologies and how they relate to the Millburn Library, its patrons, and library staff.  Use professional judgment to: anticipate and meet service demands; address patron and staff needs; and respond to library and community needs. 
  • Develop presentations, tutorials, handouts, and other materials that introduce users to electronic resources and instruct them in their use.  Assist colleagues and patrons in the development of their own technology skills. 
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the library website.
  • Liaise with vendors and sales representatives to review library materials, products, and services, especially in the realm of library technology. 
  • Interpret and enforce library policy, as relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb. 
  • Prepare statistical and usage reports as needed, as relevant to the position.   
  • Participate in the development of the library’s excellent print and non-print collections, including the selecting of materials for and deselecting of materials from holdings.
  • Recommend new services, resources and programs. Participate in program delivery. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.  Candidate must possess or be eligible for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. 
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork, and technology skills.
  • Excellent listening skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a group.
  • Able to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail, but with the experience and acumen necessary to make judgment calls, as needed.
  • Stay informed of professional trends and developments, and how these may pertain to the Millburn Library.  Be involved with professional associations. 
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks may require lifting, carrying, moving and manipulating books and other library material, as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

* Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

Preferred:

  • Previous successful experience in a technology role in a public library.
  • Familiarity with e-books, e-book services, and various readers and devices.
  • Familiarity with BCCLS and with Polaris / LEAP ILS. 

 

 

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 1031, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Librarian 1 by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Annual starting salary is based on CWA contract and exceeds the NJLA recommended minimum. (For year 2020 the starting salary is $61,812 per year.)  Includes medical, dental, Rx, paid leave time, and other benefits.

 

To Apply:

 

E-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to jobs@millburnlibrary.org. Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLY.  No phone calls. No faxes.  Type only the code EresourcesLib2020 in the subject line of your e-mail. 

 

NOTE:  Your entire home address must appear on the documents you submit. This position is available only to New Jersey residents under the New Jersey First Act (N.J.S.A. 52:14-7). 

 

The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 


Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021 will be given first preference.  The anticipated start date is in March 2021

 

 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.