Reports to: Head of Instructional Services and Library Director
The Lawrenceville School is a highly selective private independent boarding school that has built a legacy of excellence in education and has earned national recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. The 200 year-old campus occupies 350 landscaped acres in the historical town of Lawrenceville, NJ and is listed on the National Historic Register as reflected by the campus’s old-world architecture and landscaping.
The Assistant Outreach Librarian is responsible for promoting the resources and the services of the library utilizing a variety of methods and tools. This position will perform copy cataloguing on a regular basis, and will have reference/circulation desk duties,including some weekend shifts, and collection development responsibilities. As part of the librarian team, this position will also contribute to the strategic planning for the library programs, collections, and space. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the Library Proctor student program and will actively cultivate relationships with students, faculty, and staff to promote library collections and services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Plans, promotes, markets and implements programs, services, and events for the Lawrenceville community
Develops and coordinates library marketing and outreach materials such as displays, brochures, programs, digital projects, news, and events. Utilizes social media and web tools on behalf of the library services and programs
Performs cataloguing duties and updates MARC records from vendor after importing into the system. Processes items as needed and ensures accuracy of the bibliographic information in the catalogue. Weeds as needed and de-accessions library materials from the collection.
Oversees the Library Proctor student program of approximately 30 students.
Cultivates relationships with students, faculty, and staff to promote library collections and services.
Covers the reference desk for 6-8 hours as well as one evening per weeknight and a rotating weekend shift on Sundays.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and writing.
Strong analytical skills.
Able to show initiative and flexibility.
Strong knowledge of the different media platforms for communication, including social media.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, and other technologies, as well as a familiarity of emerging technologies
Able to work effectively with a diverse population including young people (teenagers) and adults from a diverse culture.
Education and Experience
Masters in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution
Experience or significant coursework in providing reference service
Customer service experience
Experience with OCLC Cat Express system and Horizon LMS.
Experience using website development platforms preferred
Familiarity with digitization trends and online tools for creating access to special collections, preferably Omeka preferred
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Ability to lift and push up to 25lbs.
Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
Ability to stand and walk around a three-story building for extended periods of time.
Uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
Retrieve items from low or high shelves.
Able to climb stairs
Required to talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
This commitment is evident in all aspects of the School’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits and training.
Background Check Statement:
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, ...Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.