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Friday, May 4, 2012

F/T - Tech Services Librarian - Horsham Township Library (PA)

Technical Services Librarian
Horsham Township Library, Horsham, PA (Philadelphia suburbs), a department of Horsham Township, is recruiting a librarian to catalog and oversee technical processing. Tasks include creating database records for library print and audio-visual materials, processing/overseeing the processing of print and audio-visual materials purchased and/or added to the collection through donations. The position includes some reference and reader’s advisory work during evening and weekend hours in rotation with other full-time staff.
Horsham Township Library serves 25,000 residents of Horsham Township, located 12 miles northeast of Philadelphia, and is a member of MCLINC (Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium) a 16-library resource-sharing consortium.
Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by either the American Library Association or the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education.
Applicants should possess thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of library science, library cataloging and classification, the current edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and MARC21. Applicants should possess sufficient familiarity with Resource Description and Access, the new standard for resource description to replace AACR2, to be ready to implement these standards in 2012-2013.
In addition, the successful applicant must complete cataloging certification by the MCLINC Database Committee within six months of hire.
Please visit the library's employment webpage at for a full description of the position.
 Salary range: $39,500 to 43,500 depending upon qualifications and experience.
 Benefit package:
• HMO health insurance including vision underwritten by Aetna, Delta Dental insurance.
 • $40,000 accidental death/dismemberment insurance policy
 • PA Municipal Employees Retirement System pension
 • Vacation leave: 10 days/year after 6 months continuous service
 • Sick leave: 15 days/year after 6 months continuous service
 • Personal leave: 6 paid personal leave days/year
To apply:
Send resume, cover letter and list of professional references with contact information (telephone or email) along with signed Release Authorization for police background check to:
 Laurie Tynan, Library Director
 Horsham Township Library
 435 Babylon Road
 Horsham, PA 19044-1224
 Fax: (215) 443-2697

For additional information about the position, telephone Laurie Tynan at (215) 443-2609, extension 205.