Title:  Librarian 1 Public Relations  Hours/Week:  35.00 
Title Code:  07569  Starting Salary:  $47,077 
 
Job Description and Requirements:
  • LIBRARIAN 1 – Public Relations

    DESCRIPTION:

    Under supervision, functions at the entry level of the professional librarian class of jobs providing a variety of library services; performs related duties as required.


    REQUIREMENTS:

    EDUCATION:

    A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences (MLS) 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 (current enrollment will be considered).

    PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

    Demonstrated ability to plan, deliver, and promote library specific initiatives, including literacy, educational and other programming, community outreach, and special projects;

    Demonstrated ability to publicize system-wide Adult and Young Adult programming utilizing print and electronic formats;

    Marketing and social media experience;

    Strong communication and computer skills;

    General reference and customer service skills


    EXAMPLES OF WORK:

    Assists patrons in finding desired information or resources and furnishes information on library activities, facilities and services.

    Organizes and conducts library tours, book talks, film programs, reading clubs, etc. for the purpose of promoting literacy, fostering use of library resources and/or to inform the community and various organizations of available library services.

    Provides research services, answering reference questions and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats.

    Provides bibliographic instruction using print, electronic and online resources.

    Assists public and staff in making effective use of library equipment and provides formal training and instruction in the effective use of electronic resources.

    Designs, organizes and maintains library materials and electronic resources by using appropriate systems of access that are compatible with the needs and styles of learning of the public.

    Reviews collections to develop or discard/discontinue; assists in the selection and evaluation of resources for delivery in the most appropriate format; may recommend the purchase or rental of library supplies/materials, taking into consideration priority needs and budget limitations.

    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 appropriate systems of access.

    Gives talks before groups, organizations, co-workers and the public.

    Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with supervisors to formulate policies, procedures, programs, etc. to provide high quality services.

    Mentors newer staff members.

    Attends seminars and meetings of professional and technical organizations for the purpose of keeping informed about current and emerging library services and technical developments.

    Participates in professional associations concerned with improving methods and techniques of information services.

    Acts as library representative at meetings and conferences.

    Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media, newsletters, or other publications.

    Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with community organizations, school groups, library associates and the general public.

    May provide instruction and technical expertise to nonprofessional and paraprofessional staff.

    Prepares clear, accurate and informative narrative and statistical reports.



How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form. mc-humanresources@co.monmouth.nj.us
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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