P-T Circulation Desk, Montclair Public Library, Montclair
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 08:19 AM

Two positions are open, one at the Main Library (50 S. Fullerton) and one at the Bellevue Avenue Branch (185 S. Bellevue Avenue) both up to 18 hours per week with some evening and Saturday hours. The Branch position will include program planning and sometimes staffing the circulation desk. Please note the Bellevue Avenue Branch is a historic building that is not ADA Accessible.

Partial Description of Duties:

  • 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. (Branch position only)
The examples of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individuals in this position, rather than an exhaustive list. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. As one of the busiest municipal libraries in the state enthusiasm, energy, and excitement are a must for staff members. Residency in the State of New Jersey will be required in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes §52:14-7.

  • 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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: $30.19 per hour

Last day to apply is Thursday, June 17, 2021.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service