The Prescott Valley Public Library welcomes applicants to apply for our newly reclassified position of Community Engagement Librarian. We are finishing up our community assessment and developed this position to engage our community and partners with our services.
Under general supervision, exercises independent judgment and professional expertise in performing a variety of library services and related programs within a functional program or service division of the library.
Delivers programs and services to audiences within the library district; Identifies opportunities for public interaction through innovative experiences using social media outlets, radio, newspaper and website; Collaborates with others in identifying relevant programs, experiences, and outreach events; Works in partnerships with outside agencies to promote use of library services; Uses project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools to develop and access events that fulfill target audience needs and networks with community agencies and businesses.
Participates in community organizations by attending meetings; sits on boards/committees/taskforces; and plans library programming to include literacy related agencies, schools, business associations, and other community organizations with indirect or direct relationships with the library district in order to increase community awareness and demand for library services.
Assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides technology instruction for a diverse population of technology users with a priority on accessing library services and resources; stays informed as a reader's advisor; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; and assists patrons with circulation functions which include, but are not limited to, issuing and updating library cards, checking-out and renewing materials, placing holds, and addressing account problems.
Collaborates with others to identify opportunities based on community conversations. Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance, mentoring, and training of staff in providing reference and reader's advisory services in order to provide dynamic services to patrons. Shares information learned through community conversations.
Performs other duties as assigned
Prescott Valley sits at 5,100 feet, occupying a spectacular valley between the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains. Wide open spaces and clean mountain air envelop smart growth and a commitment to positive progress. Our family-oriented community boasts a lifestyle of cultural, recreational and educational activities, a low crime rate and superior public service. We offer comfortable neighborhoods with affordable housing and modern infrastructure, and an abundance of community parks. Additionally we are just ten minutes away from historic Prescott, the county seat. With all it has going for it, no wonder Prescott Valley is often ranked among the top places to live in America.
We enjoy a mild year-round climate with four distinct and equally pleasant seasons. Just an hour’s drive (and at least 15 degrees cooler!) from the metropolis of Phoenix and its deserts and lakes, and a little more than an hour from Flagstaff (and at least 15 degrees warmer!) and its snow-capped mountains and ski slopes, Prescott Valley is perfectly positioned to access most any area of the State. Historic Prescott is just 10 minutes away.