Librarian 2 Full-Time (Technical Services)- East Orange Public Library

The East Orange Public Library seeks a dedicated and self-motivated professional who loves cataloging, technology and people!  Under the direct supervision of the Head of Technical Services and Technology, the successful candidate will perform original and copy cataloging of a variety of formats using Sierra, OCLC and other tools and in compliance with AACR2, MARC, LCSH, and RDA standards and local cataloging procedures; recommend work procedures following professional standards to develop and update technical services policies and procedures; take the lead, determine work to be accomplished, coordinate assignments, and instruct technical staff in the performance of their duties; add and update content on the Library’s website and the Library’s intranet; develop, create and present classes on library digital resources and services; assist in selecting materials for acquisition and withdrawal; cover the Reference Desk at least one evening a week and on rotating Saturdays.  In addition, serve as the backup for the supervision of the proper functioning of technical services and technology.  Position includes 37 ½ hour work week.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•    Knowledge of public library services and programs
•    Knowledge of cataloging and classification practices, including AACR2, DDC, LCSH, MARC, RDA and awareness of emerging trends  
•    Knowledge and skill in various technologies
•    Strong oral and written communications skills
•    Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff
•    Ability to exhibit good judgement and respond in an effective manner to the concerns of library patrons
•    Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures, and rules
•    Ability to keep records and produce work accurately
•    Ability to organize work for efficient use of time
•    Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings
•    Ability to work in a team environment and also independently

Qualifications:

MLS or Information Science Degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Professional experience working in a public library or similar environment is required.  Supervisory experience and familiarity with automated integrated library systems is preferred.  Knowledge of and interest in web site technology are highly desirable.

 

MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Essex
Job Focus: 
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging
Compensation: 
EOPL pays the NJLA minimum salary for Librarians. The position offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan.
How To Apply:: 

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to via email to:   pholmes@eopl.org cc; jtong@eopl.org

EOPL is a Civil Service and Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. 

Job is open until filled.