Under general supervision, provides a variety of library services
for the general public in one or more functional areas requiring
substantial professional knowledge of and experience with
librarianship theories, principles, and practices; performs related
work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on
the job may not be listed.
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.
03408 - Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Explains use of reference sources to patrons such as bibliographic
indexes and reading guides.
Describes or demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files
and shelf collections to obtain materials.
Provides readers' advisory service to suggest materials to patrons
seeking aid in selection of reading material.
Answers reference questions which have a wide range in difficulty
varying from those which can be answered by brief consultation of
general or special reference tools, to elusive and involved questions
that require extended searching in many sources both within and
without the library.
Develops and conducts library programs such as library tours, book
talks, film programs, reading clubs, and so forth, for the purpose of
stimulating reading and/or to inform the community and various
organizations of available library services.
Determines content and arrangement of library material for displays,
exhibits, and special library programs.
Performs original cataloging by assigning classification numbers and
descriptive headings according to Dewey Decimal System or other
prescribed library alphabetical or numerical classification systems.
Compiles lists of book titles, bibliographies, or reading lists
according to subject matter or other designation in response to
patrons and/or internal administrative requests.
Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media,
library newsletters, and similar publications.
Attends seminars and meetings of professional library groups and
organizations for the purpose of keeping current with scientific and
technical developments and to participate with professional
associations concerned with improving methods and techniques of
Reviews library collections of books, films, periodicals, records, and
so forth to weed material for purpose of discarding due to
Issues assignments and instructs subordinate personnel in proper
methods to utilize in the performance of their duties.
Compiles statistical data and periodically composes narrative reports
showing plans, programs, problems, and/or the accomplishment of the
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
A Master's degree in Library or Information Science 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.
One (1) year of librarian experience.
Appointees may be required to possess a valid New Jersey
license as a Professional Librarian.
NOTE: N.J.S.A. 45:8A-1 and N.J.A.C. 6:11-11.6 state that
a professional librarian certificate is required for employment as a
professional librarian in libraries supported in whole or in part by
public funds, serving communities with populations of 10,000 and
above. Libraries under the charge and control of a board of education
are excepted from this requirement.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of
Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification System, but does not
have to commit to memory what each numerical classification represents.
Ability to give talks before groups, organizations, patrons, and
Ability to perform alphabetizing according to American Library
Association filing rules.
Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative narrative and
statistical reports containing findings, conclusions, and
Ability to work and deal harmoniously with patrons and fellow
Ability to determine work to be accomplished, issue assignments,
and instruct subordinate personnel in proper methods and techniques
to utilize in the performance of their duties.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations,
policies, and procedures of a library.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
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This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.