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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Librarian, Middlesex County Correctional Center (NJ)

Librarian, Middlesex County Correctional Center – NJ

Middlesex County Correctional Center located in North Brunswick, NJ is looking for a Librarian. Under general supervision, provides a variety of library services for inmates of a correctional institution in one or more functional areas requiring substantial professional knowledge of and experience with librarianship theories, principles and practices; performs related work as required.

  • Explains the use of reference sources to patrons, such as 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
  • 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 the 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 publication
  • 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 library science
  • Reviews library collections of books, films, periodicals, records and so forth to weed material for purpose of disregarding for obsolescence
  • Compiles statistical data and periodically comprises narrative reports showing plans, programs, problems and/or accomplishment of the work assigned
  • 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.
  • Degree in Library or Information Science in a library program from an accredited school or university.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a librarian.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of theories, objectives, techniques and principles of librarianship.
  • Must have a knowledge and understanding of the Dewey Decimal System, but does not need to commit to memory what each numerical classification represents.
To apply: Please contact Debbie Pilzer via email, – make sure to include the name of the position in the subject line  of your email.