NATURE OF WORK
Under general supervision performs professional library work of moderate difficulty in a Branch Library; performs related work as required or assigned; this position has department specific responsibility. hours may vary (Tuesday – Saturday) depending on the needs of the Library District.
EXAMPLE OF WORK:
(Illustrative Only) Assists with the supervision, training, and coordination of the activities of the Branch Library; provides training, instruction, and orientation to new employees, staff, and volunteers; may participate in interviewing and selecting new employees and volunteers; may determine work schedules; provides customer service and reference service as needed, responds to inquiries from the public that come into the Branch Library, as well assists patrons with email accounts and various applications; prepares report statistics on Google Docs on a monthly basis; responsible for handling cash and processing the transactions as scheduled; develops and manages adult public library programs and services; may assist with programming for other ages; provides computer instruction; performs duties at the Information Services' desk; may be required to participate in meetings and activities with outside agencies and organization; responsible for collection assessment; may be responsible for monitoring Branch kits, devices, and technology; prepares and provides reports to the Branch Manager on a monthly basis; instructs patrons on use of electronic resources; may print and distribute calendars to outside agencies; troubleshoots electronic devices; may assist with the scanning and filing of library cards applications; may be required to create Branch Social Media events or Branch publications; compiles reports, bibliographies, and search guides; serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the Branch Manager; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred; or a Master's degree in a closely related field; AND two (2) years of experience in a library environment OR a baccalaureate degree and four (4) of experience in a library environment; AND one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position; special requirements: successful completion of a background check may be required; some positions may require a valid driver's license. Special Requirements: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: books, authors, and electronic information sources; the principles and practices of modern librarianship; reader interest levels; youth psychology relating to public library services; library information tools including print resources and computer databases; authors, materials, and selection tools; the principles and practices of business.
Skill in: Computer operations and automated systems; providing effective customer-oriented service; teaching the use of business resources; providing instruction in the use of computer and print information resources; utilizing current reference tools in information services; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; conducting research using computerized databases, including Internet; communicating effectively verbally and in writing; supervising the work of staff.
Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; use modern office equipment and computers; assigning and leading the work of others; communicate effectively verbally and written; planning and organizing work; stand or sit for long periods of time (up to 6 – 7 hours); lift up to 40 lbs; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Work Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, and/or kneeling; and significant fine finger dexterity; generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing; working at a computer monitor for extended periods required; the job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under extreme likelihood of verbal abuse from hostile and frustrated customers.
EOE/AA/ADAAA/M/F/V/D DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
SALARY: $23.87 - $30.01 Hourly
This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid-point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.