The Bucks County Free Library is looking for a Collection Management Librarian who is able to order materials in all formats. The primary focus is selection and management of adult materials, though the position will include selection of video and board games as well as some work with teen and children’s materials as assigned. The ideal candidate is at ease and comfortable learning and using online tools and resources for rapidly purchasing materials for seven busy branch libraries. Along with an understanding of current publishing trends and topics, you must be the kind of person that enjoys building the collection and making strategic decisions using data analysis tools. The position requires experience with OverDrive Marketplace, Axis 360, WordPress, or other comparable software.
Beyond materials selection, the position will include various assignments that support and promote use of the library’s collection, such as developing recommended reading lists or informational handouts for electronic or print distribution and training others in topics such as reader’s advisory or how to maintain weed and display collections. The Collection Management Librarian provides branch staff with training and hands-on assistance with weeding collections. This position will include leadership of teams of staff assigned to maintain, support, and continuously improve the library’s online reading badge systems, Let’s Play School and Year Round Reading. It also will include identification and development of innovative non-traditional items to circulate. This is a bargaining unit position.
Requires a master’s degree in library and information studies. Also:
- Librarian 2: At least three years progressively responsible related experience, including one year of public library collection development work
- Librarian 3: At least five years progressively responsible related experience including two years of public library collection development work
- Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites
Schedule: Full-time weekdays 37.5 hours per week with occasional evenings or weekends
Librarian 2: Probationary rate: $27.34 per hour or $53,313 annualized
Regular rate: $28.17 per hour or $54,931.50 annualized
Librarian 3: Probationary rate: $28.82 per hour or $56,199 annualized
Regular rate: $29.69 per hour or $57,895.50 annualized