Outreach Librarian (Library Supervisor / Specialist I)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

  • •Performs specific tasks assigned by the supervisor, including one time and ongoing projects.
  • •Initiates and/or manages programs to promote library services.
  • •Makes selections for purchase in areas of subject specialty.
  • •Coordinates acquisition of library’s periodical collection, or coordinates library’s interlibrary loan services, performing associated clerical duties.
  • •Applies problem solving abilities; routinely addresses complaints.
  • •Performs complex catalog, database and internet searches.
  • •Provides public desk coverage, including assisting library patrons by answering reference questions of higher complexity; by locating and using department materials and equipment; and by maintaining public decorum.
  • •Assists in the training and supervision of subordinate staff.
  • •Identifies opportunities and accepts assignments for program planning and execution, which may include budgeting, space planning, promotion, report writing and associated outreach.
  • •Uses the library’s audio-visual, office and computer equipment and resources, and may routinely offer training to staff and/or public in its use.
  • •May be cross-trained for grade-appropriate professional assignments in other library departments.
  • •Performs other duties as assigned, including clerical and shelving tasks as required.
  • Masters Degree in Library Science.
  • Specialized knowledge of library operations and services.
  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing numerical data.
  • General knowledge of office procedures.
  • Knowledge of current trends in field of expertise (e.g., online searching, business resources, music and arts resources, local history, genealogy, archives, etc.).
  • Knowledge of reference services and sources
  • Solid understanding of integrated library systems, computing, mobile technology and basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting.
  • Ability to discern patrons’ needs and to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information.
  • Skill in personal time management.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Ability to organize and present information to a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with general public in an urban library setting.
  • Up to 13 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Time
  • Earned Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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