Technical Services Librarian, Paterson Free Public Library, Paterson
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 08:28 AM

About Paterson Free Public Library: Paterson Free Public Library (PFPL) is a thriving urban library system located in the heart of Northern New Jersey. The library consists of a main library, four service locations and a mobile library bus that serve a population of 146,000 residents. Our mission opens doors to ideas, discovery, knowledge and experiences to help people realize their dreams. PFPL fulfills these goals by supporting the educational, intellectual, cultural and information needs of residents in Paterson and Passaic County. PFPL is a place where innovation and creativity are welcomed.

About the Position: Paterson Library is offering an opportunity to work with a dynamic urban library. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and forward thinking Technical Services Librarian, offering overall support in accomplishing the goals of the Technical Services Department. Role and Responsibilities Responsible for planning and coordinating acquisitions, cataloging, catalog maintenance, and processing operations. Administering, maintaining, and enhancing functionality of the integrated library system. Planning, maintaining, and managing the library’s digital directions, and developing appropriate performance measures.

Examples of Work

  • Plan, develop implement, and maintain the library’s online databases, interlibrary loan systems, and Website
  • Copy or create MARC bibliographic, holdings and authority records for all materials obtained for library collections, including books (print and eBooks), periodicals, audiovisual (streaming, DVDs, CDs).
  • Act as library technology liaison both internally and externally. Work with library staff to resolve issues with technical services department.
  • Processing all materials for shelving (includes stamping, labeling, jacketing, adding security strips, etc.)
  • Participate in collection development activities both generally and specifically in assigned areas throughout library system.
Educational Requirements: A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey College Master's program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College.

EXPERIENCE: One year of library experience

LICENSE: Appointees may be required to possess a valid license as a Professional Librarian issued by Thomas Edison State College


Preferred Skills
  • Ability to determine work to be accomplished, issue assignments, and instruct and train subordinate personnel in proper methods and techniques to utilize in the performance of their duties; ability to evaluate subordinate personnel performance and conduct.
  • Knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Corey Fleming, Library Director by email: [email protected] referencing “Technical Services Librarian” in the subject line.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging