Assistant Outreach Librarian - The Lawrenceville School

The Assistant Outreach Librarian is responsible for promoting the resources and the services of the library utilizing a variety of methods and tools. This position will perform copy cataloguing on a regular basis, and will have reference/circulation desk duties,including some weekend shifts, and collection development responsibilities. As part of the librarian team, this position will also contribute to the strategic planning for the library programs, collections, and space. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the Library Proctor student program and will actively cultivate relationships with students, faculty, and staff to promote library collections and services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Plans, promotes, markets and implements programs, services, and events for the Lawrenceville community
Develops and coordinates library marketing and outreach materials such as displays, brochures, programs, digital projects, news, and events. Utilizes social media and web tools on behalf of the library services and programs
Performs cataloguing duties and updates MARC records from vendor after importing into the system.
Processes items as needed and ensures accuracy of the bibliographic information in the catalogue.
Weeds as needed and de-accessions library materials from the collection.
Oversees the Library Proctor student program of approximately 30 students.
Cultivates relationships with students, faculty, and staff to promote library collections and services.
Covers the reference desk for 6-8 hours as well as one evening per weeknight and a rotating weekend shift on Sundays.

 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and writing.
Strong analytical skills.
Able to show initiative and flexibility.
Strong knowledge of the different media platforms for communication, including social media.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, and other technologies, as well as a familiarity of emerging technologies
Able to work effectively with a diverse population including young people (teenagers) and adults from a diverse culture.

Education and Experience
Masters in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution
Experience or significant coursework in providing reference service
Customer service experience
Experience with OCLC Cat Express system and Horizon LMS.
Experience using website development platforms preferred
Familiarity with digitization trends and online tools for creating access to special collections, preferably Omeka preferred

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Ability to lift and push up to 25lbs.
Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
Ability to stand and walk around a three-story building for extended periods of time.
Uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
Retrieve items from low or high shelves.
Able to climb stairs
Required to talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms

 

Notices: 
EEO
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Mercer
Job Focus: 
Academic
Public Relations/Marketing
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging
Teen/YA Services
Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience
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