P-T Adult Services Librarian, Montclair Public Library, Bellevue Avenue Branch
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 09:42 AM
Adult Services Librarian (part-time)

This position will include program planning and staffing the circulation desk. Please note the Bellevue Avenue Branch is a historic building that is not ADA accessible.


  • Responsible for reader’s advisory and adult reference services using the full range of resources available including Internet, databases, indexes, periodicals, directories, reference, and circulating books.
  • Assist users in selecting materials for informational or entertainment purposes.
  • Instruct patrons on how to locate information and maximize the use of resources.
  • Answer reference questions covering a wide range of difficulty.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the resources and services provided through the New Jersey State
  • Library and BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative of Libraries).
  • Provide input to the Collection Development Department based knowledge of patron interests and current literature across all media formats.
  • Provide formal and informal training and instruction in the effective use of electronic resources for the public.
  • Plan and handle arrangements and scheduling for adult programming. Includes publicity, flyers, etc.
  • Reports to the Bellevue Ave. Branch Manager.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices and perform in a safe and effective manner so as not to inflict injury to self or others. Inform proper authority of any hazardous situations in the work environment.
  • Clearly communicate and enforce the policies and procedures adopted by the Montclair Public Library.
  • Support the library’s mission, vision and values, as well as a commitment to the community served by the library.
  • Knowledge of current events, popular and local culture.
  • Knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of librarianship.
  • High level of online skills such as internet searches, social media, desktop applications, websites.
  • Working knowledge of BCCLS ILS (Polaris and Leap).
  • Ability to utilize the full resources of BCCLS, including the web catalog, digital resources, eBooks, and downloadable materials.
  • Ability to utilize the full resources of the New Jersey State Library, e.g., Jersey Clicks, resources for the hearing and sight impaired, historical information.
  • Presents welcoming behaviors and practices effective interviewing skills to best determine the patron's actual information needs.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers and a diverse and varied clientele.
  • MLS with NJ Certification, or BA/BS with library degree in progress.
  • Minimum of one year of library or customer service experience.
  • Current knowledge of library trends and innovations.
  • Salary: $16.47 (library students), $30.19 per hour (graduate level library degree)
Last day to apply is January 25, 2022. Use this link to apply: http://montclair.onerecruit.com/614D6159549


MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service