Employment Opportunities

7/20/2017

2 Openings

 

Part-Time Librarian

 Part-Time 27 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill a part-time librarian position in our Information Services Department.  Work will be primarily in the children’s department with occasional hours in other public service areas of the library.  Includes leave time benefits (pro-rated vacation, sick leave and personal days) and DCRP retirement plan.  Reports to the Head of Information Services. 

Recent MLS / MLIS graduates are welcome to apply. 

 

Duties include:

Reference service to visitors of all ages (primarily children).

Develop and conduct library programs.  

Collection management (selecting new materials, weeding, collection maintenance)

Inter Library Loan.

Design and prepare library brochures and fliers.  Develop library displays. 

Recommend new services, resources and programs.

Interpret and enforce library policy in situations relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb.

Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.

Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

MLS / 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.

Comfortable working with patrons of all ages.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a group. 

Ability to follow directions and procedures, with accuracy and attention to detail.

Stay informed of professional trends and developments.  Be involved with professional associations.

Occasional travel outside of the library for meetings or training.   

Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position.  Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*

Creativity, flexibility and sense of humor.

 

Preferred:

Previous successful experience as a children’s librarian or a reference librarian in a public library.

Previous successful experience developing and offering library programs.

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. Starting salary is based on CWA contract and exceeds the NJLA recommended minimum.

The first 90 days of employment are provisional. 

 

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.

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, August 4, 2017 will be given first preference.  The anticipated start date is in September 2017.

 

* 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.

 

 

Full Time Library Assistant (Circulation)

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

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

 

Duties include:

Circulation desk service to visitors of all ages (greet visitors, check-in & check-out materials, patron registration, fine collection, etc.).

Process holds, inter library loans and transfers.

Answer phones, forward calls to appropriate recipients as needed.

Assist patrons with general directional questions within the library.

Perform filing or shelving following the Dewey Decimal System. Check shelves to ensure materials are filed properly.  Locate material based on call number.  Perform searches for material in the vicinity of its proper location.

Prepare library materials for circulation/use.

Assist patrons with public photocopiers and public fax, as needed.

Interpret and enforce library policy in situations relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb.

Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.

Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Excellent customer service and teamwork skills.

Able to operate a computer, library software, a web browser and an e-mail interface.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.

Ability to follow directions and procedures, with accuracy and attention to detail.

Comfortable working with the public and with people of all ages.

Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks require lifting, carrying , moving and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*

Occasional travel to meetings or training outside of the library.

Creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor.

 

Preferred:

Previous successful experience in a public library is preferred but not required.

 

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 1031, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Library Assistant by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Starting salary is based on CWA contract and exceeds the NJLA recommended minimum. Includes fringe benefits.

The first 90 days of employment are provisional.

 

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.

Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 will be given first preference.  The anticipated start date is in September 2017.

The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. 

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.