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The Morris County Library in Whippany, NJ seeks an entry level Librarian I.  This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position, Monday through Friday:  four days with a schedule of 9 AM to 5 PM and one day (Tuesday) with a schedule of 1-9 PM.  In addition, there is a Saturday shift as part of a rotation (every three weeks – 9 AM to 5 PM).  When staff works on Saturday as part of the rotation, they are required to take a day off during the week to maintain a set number of hours.


The candidate will have primary responsibility for providing advisory services to patrons in a diverse community while also developing the library’s print collections.  The candidate must be a team player with good interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and excellent public relations skills.  The candidate should be prepared to be flexible with scheduling desk coverage and cross-training throughout the library.  Knowledge of current library technologies and demonstrated experience using technology (including library automated systems, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel) are expected.


Preferred:  Broad knowledge of all genres of adult literature.  Previous experience working in the Adult Services Department of a busy public library with significant collection management experience.  Proven experience managing adult programs and outreach events such as book clubs, computer classes, digital instruction, resume help, etc.


The salary for this position will be $49,403.  All full-time employees receive a generous benefit package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, health, and pension benefits.  The candidate must possess an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification at the time of hiring. *  Full job descriptions can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. There is a 90-day probationary period.  EOE/AA/ADA Employer.


* Recent graduates are welcome to apply.  Professional certification must be obtained by the end of the 90-day probationary period.


The Morris County Library is a division of Morris County government and is a prominent member of the Main Library Alliance Consortium.


Résumés may be submitted care of:

Margaret McDermott, Private Secretary
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue

Whippany, NJ 07981
fax: (973) 285-6959

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