P-T Librarian, Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 10:18 AM
The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill a part-time librarian position in our Information Services Division. Work will be primarily in the children’s department with occasional hours in other public service areas of the library. Position is 27 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.Includes leave time benefits (pro-rated vacation, sick leave and personal days) and DCRP retirement plan. Reports to the Head of Public Services. Recent MLS / MLIS graduates are welcome to apply.

Duties include:
  • Reference service, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance to visitors of all ages (primarily children).
  • Develop and conduct library programs for children and families.
  • Outreach with the community and schools.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Previous successful experience as a children’s librarian or as 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 [email protected] Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLY. No phone calls. No faxes. Use the subject line: Children’s Librarian Part Time Spring 2020. 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, February 28, 2020 will be given first preference. The anticipated start date is in March 2020.

*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.

MLS or Library School Required:


Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Youth Services