Outreach Librarian (Library Supervisor / Specialist I)
Employment Type: Full-Time
RESPONSIBILITIES •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.
QUALIFICATIONS 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.
BENEFITS 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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