Under supervision, functions at the entry level of the professional
librarian class of jobs providing a variety of library services
primarily to children; does other related duties 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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Determines content/arrangement of children's library material
for displays, exhibits, and special library programs.
Compiles lists of book titles, bibliographies, or reading lists
according to subject matter or other designation in response to
patron and/or internal administrative requests.
Conducts story hours and other children's programs.
Provides readers' advisory service to suggest materials to
children/parents seeking aid in selection of reading material.
Develops and conducts library programs such as library tours, book
talks, film programs, and reading clubs for the purpose of stimulating
reading among children and/or to inform the community and various
organizations of available library services.
Recommends purchase or rental of library material for the children's
section, taking into consideration priority needs and budget
Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media,
library newsletters, or other publications.
Reviews library collections of books, films, periodicals, records, and
so forth to weed material for purposes of discarding due to
Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with supervisors to
formulate policies, procedures, programs, and so forth in relation to
Issues assignments and instructs subordinate personnel in the
performance of their work.
Compiles statistical data and periodically composes narrative reports
showing plans, programs, problems, or accomplishments of the work
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and 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.
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 states 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 exempt 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 essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of
librarianship particularly as they relate to providing aid/assistance
Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System but without
having to commit to memory what each numerical classification
Knowledge of the form, content, and use of bibliographies and book
lists of reader interest levels.
Ability to comprehend specific problems/functions of a library and to
select appropriate books, periodicals, manuals, pamphlets, and other
material for the use of the unit concerned.
Ability to communicate with children and determine their needs and
Ability to converse, speaking clearly and concisely.
Ability to perform extensive alphabetizing beyond the initial letter
of a word.
Ability to organize library work programs and procedures.
Ability to give appropriate assignments and instruct subordinates in
the use of the library and its resources and in basic research
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative
statistical, financial, and other library reports containing findings,
conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain library records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform 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 essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. 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:
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.