P-T Reference Librarian, Morristown & Morris Township Library, Morristown
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 AM

Reference Department – Reference Librarian, part-time
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Head of Reference & Adult Services

Summary: Reference Librarian is a part-time, non-exempt position. In the absence of the Director and Assistant Director, Reference Librarians serve as the library supervisor. Part-time Reference Librarians may work daytime, evening and weekend hours, as assigned. All Reference Librarians perform the General Duties and Responsibilities as described below. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Adult Services.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Master of Library Science or Information Science, and the ability to obtain a professional librarian’s certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education; a student enrolled in an accredited M.L.S. course of study who is on track for the above two qualifications will also be considered
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to providing the best quality customer service to our patrons
  • Excellent technological skills and the ability to learn and teach new technologies to members of the public and other staff members
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team member of the general staff
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks
  • Knowledge of all types of Reference print & non-print resources as well as current and classic fiction and non-fiction literature
General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists patrons with their information needs using the appropriate resources
  • Purchases print and electronic materials in assigned areas
  • Works on collection development projects in assigned print and non-print areas including purchasing and weeding using a variety of evaluation resources.
  • Teaches computer and technology skills to members of the public and staff in both classroom and individual settings
  • Performs Readers Advisory activities as necessary
  • Stays current with evolving library technologies and best practices; attends conferences, workshops and training seminars, as required
  • Opens and closes the Library building according to Reference Department procedures; acts as the Library supervisor in absence of the Library Director or Assistant Director and in their absence is responsible for the Library facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned
All Library employees are expected to be courteous and helpful in their dealings with both fellow staff and the public. Promptness, neatness and regular attendance and the ability to be a self-starter are also important parts of this position. Employees must be able to lift, sort, and shelve library materials as required. Employees must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Diversity Statement: The Library has a deep commitment to supporting diversity among our staff, collections and programming and serving the diverse needs of our patrons. We strive to honor the broadest range of identities and diverse social and historical experiences expressed in our communities, and are an organization of information professionals dedicated to empowering others to access, interpret, and create. We do this by intentionally developing a vibrant collection of print and electronic resources and virtual and in-person programming that reflect and amplify the diversity of Morristown and Morris Township.

Please email your cover letter and resume along with the names and contact information for three references to David Greene at [email protected]


MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service