Position Information


Librarian

Job Term: Full-Time
Department: Library
Closing Date: 5/29/18

 

Annual Range: $44,226 - $68,552  Monthly Range:  

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Description

 

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to provide library services involving development and maintenance of library programs, curricula, collections, as well as advanced library services.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Provides direction, guidance and assistance to employees, volunteers, and/or community service workers; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, assigns, and oversees work; provides training as needed; and monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work.

Provides customer service to library patrons and the public; provides assistance and information related to library programs, services, materials, facilities, equipment, fees, procedures, or other issues; responds to questions and complaints related to library operations; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; greets visitors and directs to areas of library; assists patrons with various library services; assists patrons in requesting, selecting, and locating library materials; and researches book titles, book availability, patron records, or related information.

Develops and maintains library programs, collections, and general operations; designs and implements programming to targeted readership; maintains records of program participation; assists in developing goals and objectives for area of specialty; recommends, develops, and implements programs and policies to achieve established objectives; recommends allocation of financial, staffing, equipment, space, and bibliographic resources; interprets and explains goals, objectives, and policies to the public; and coordinate physical facilities in assigned area.

Provides computer and reference assistance to library patrons; assists patrons in finding required information; suggests appropriate internal and external resources; and assists in obtaining tax forms from and voter registration forms.

Instructs patrons in use of various library systems/resources, internet, and Dewey Decimal system; instructs patrons in use of indexes and databases to locate periodical literature; instructs patrons in use of various periodical databases; instructs patrons in use of library computers, printers, software programs, network programs, and other library machinery/equipment; and conducts formal classes as appropriate.

Monitors usage of library computers; explains/enforces library rules for use of computers/internet; and performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems and library equipment, which may include backing up data, updating systems and software,

Processes inter-library loan requests from patrons and other libraries; verifies and identifies requested materials; receives/processes borrowing requests; receives/processes incoming material; and completes internal/external documentation.

Recommends the selection, retention, and general development of library collections; selects books for purchase; prepares order lists for purchase of library materials; and removes/weeds outdated, worn, and little-used materials from library collections as needed.

Provides outreach for the branch; visits schools to promote library services and programs; attends meetings of neighborhood organizations and various committees; promotes literacy programs; and initiates and coordinates tours.

Performs all duties of subordinate Library personnel as needed; provides circulation services to patrons including checking/out materials and registering new patrons; repairs/mends damaged books and materials; processes new/donated materials; re-shelves and locates books and materials; restocks supplies; and performs general tasks related to operation and upkeep of the library.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school; previous experience in library services, education, or customer service is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.





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