Adult Services Librarian – Morristown & Morris Township Library

Are you a people person and enjoy working with the public?

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented
person to join our creative and dedicated staff as an Adult Services Librarian.  The person in
this position will aid our patrons through outreach efforts and public programming, readers’
advisory, reference and tech help.

Do you enjoy working with the latest technology?

Our Reference and Adult Services department is responsible for editing much of the Library’s
website, posting to social media accounts and sending out regular eBlasts to our patrons.  The
person in this position helps in following current trends in library technology and making
recommendations on new technologies of value to the Library.

Do you like shopping?  Do you enjoy working with a large and diverse collection of electronic
and print collection material?

The Library has a large collection that includes strong holdings of ESL materials, Spanish and
Russian language collections.  Along with increased outreaches to our Spanish-speaking
populations. the Library has recently been awarded grants to expand our Spanish language
collections. The person in this position will be responsible for ordering titles in print and
digital formats to meet the diverse needs of our communities.

Have you ever wanted to work in vibrant and historic downtown area?

Our library serves a diverse population and is located in the heart of historic Morristown near
many cultural and historical attractions and a wide array of dining and nightlife.  It is an
energetic downtown with many visitors, and active participation amongst its residents both in
person and virtually.  Morris Township and Morristown are diverse communities and the
Library has a commitment to supporting diversity among our staff, collections and
programming.

What is the Library looking for in a candidate?

In addition to having a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science and a background in
the methods, practices and operations involved in a public library, the ideal candidate will be
committed to exemplary customer service; have creative ideas and dedication to community
outreach; robust collection development skills. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable. We may
hire a student, still in school, working toward their MLS/MLIS and within one year of
graduation, if we feel they are the right candidate.

What are the perks for working at the Library?

This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week that includes some evenings and weekends.
The salary is $57,500 commensurate with experience and/or skills listed in the previous
paragraph. The position also includes pension (plus optional 403b), great vacation benefits,
health and an optional dental plan. Added bonus: a great work environment with many friendly
co-workers.

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.  EOE

How do I apply?

Please email your cover letter and resume along with the names and contact information for
three references to David Greene at david.greene@mmt.mainlib.org

Reference Department – Reference Librarian, full-time
Job Description
Status: Exempt Reports to: Head of Reference

Summary
Reference Librarian is a full-time, exempt position. In the absence of the Director and Assistant
Director, Reference Librarians serve as the library supervisor. All Reference Librarians work daytime,
evening and weekend hours, as assigned. All Reference Librarians perform the General Duties and
Responsibilities as described below and individual Reference Librarians are assigned the various
Specialized Duties and Responsibilities by the Head of Reference, as required. This position reports to
the Department Head.

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
    • Participates in MAIN consortium activities, as required
    • Opens and closes the Library building according to Reference Department procedures and is
      responsible for the building; acts as the Library supervisor in absence of the Library Director
      or Assistant Director

Specialized Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Has website responsibilities such as: updating and editing the library’s website, content and
      design evaluation and training others in how to update and edit the website
    • Has Interlibrary Loan responsibilities which include coordinating borrowing and lending
      materials using JerseyCat and communicating with both patrons and staff members from
      other libraries regarding ILL requests
    • Promotes and advertises Reference programming, events and services using both traditional local and up-to-date social media outlets; may write brief newsletter articles, blogging, television segments, producing brochures and flyers as well as other types of promotion as needed
    • Manages and distributes Library eNewsletters
    • Proctors exams for patrons
    • Creates, maintains and updates promotional slides for large display screen monitors
    • Has MAIN Committee responsibilities as assigned, including coordinating system-wide
      services and adapting system-wide services to our Library
    • Conducts programming and providing content for events such as computer and technology
      training and other Reference information programming
    • 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.