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Librarian I / II - Technology & Makerspace

Grand Island Public Library

Grand Island, NE

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$58,531.00 to $86,424.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Grand Island, NE

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

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Job Description

Description

Grand Island Public Library seeks a Technology/Makerspace Librarian. The successful candidate will be placed at either a Librarian I or Librarian II classification based on qualifications.  Compensation will be dependent upon qualifications and experience, the following compensation will be effective October 9, 2022:  Librarian I: $58,531.20-$79,123.20 annually; Librarian II:  $63,845.39-$86,424.00 annually. 

Librarian I

Perform a variety of professional librarian duties in assigned service areas including reference, circulation, children's. young adult, adult, outreach, technology, or cataloging/technical services; and provide staff assistance to the Library Director.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level within the Librarian series. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operational procedures and policies of the work unit. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Librarian II in that the latter requires at least two years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a public library and a higher level of education. 

Librarian II

Supervise and perform a variety of professional librarian duties in assigned service areas including reference, circulation, children's, young adult, adult, outreach, technology, or cataloging/technical services; and provide staff assistance to the Library Director.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey level class within the Librarian series. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures to assigned area of responsibility. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Librarian I in that the Librarian II requires at least two years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a public library and a higher level of education.

 

Essential Functions

Librarian I

Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.

Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.

Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supervise and assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned areas; recommend program and procedure changes.

Assist in selection and supervision of employees; establishing schedules and methods for staff working in circulation and other support areas; providing or coordinating staff training; coordinating staff projects; evaluating employee performance; working with employees to correct deficiencies.

Respond to library patron requests and complaints; refer patrons to books and other library materials to further their reading interest.

Serve at the reference desk; research and respond to difficult or technical reference questions; compile bibliographies and booklists.

May organize, maintain and index a variety of reference materials including government documents, maps, catalogs, microforms and pamphlets.

May perform duties relating to the Library’s computers, networks, website, social media, electronic resources and automation system.

May perform original and copy cataloging on cataloging database; examine, analyze and assign subject headings and call numbers for library materials; produce citations for all materials; edit and print spines for library items and materials.

May prepare and present programs for the public and various organizations including reading clubs and schools; schedule and conduct programs and instructional tours of the library for various groups.

May provide or coordinate a variety of services to other user groups such as young adults, adults, senior citizens, multicultural groups, mobile outreach patrons, homebound, or other outreach through programming and collection development.

Prepare a variety of reports related to assigned activities including circulation and technical processing reports; collect and compile statistics required for monthly and annual reports.

Participate in meetings and continuing education programs as appropriate; represent Grand Island Public Library at professional meetings; stay abreast of trends and developments in the field of library science.

Supervise the weeding of worn, outdated or obsolete library materials.

Select and recommend to the Library Director the purchase of Library materials based on collection development needs; patron requests and selections policies.

Ensure neatness of library; conduct a variety of public relations activities for the library; prepare exhibits and displays for assigned area.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Librarian II:

Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.

Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.

Serve as Lead Librarian in strategic planning and budget implementation.

May be assigned to direct all library services and financial authorizations in the absence of the Director.

Supervise the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned areas; recommend program and procedure changes.

Participate in selection and supervision of employees; establishing schedules and methods for staff working in circulation and other support areas; providing or coordinating staff training; coordinating staff projects; evaluating employee performance; working with employees to correct deficiencies.

Respond to library patron requests and complaints; refer patrons to books and other library materials to further their reading interest.

Serve at the reference desk; research and respond to difficult or technical reference questions; compile bibliographies and booklists.

May organize, maintain and index a variety of reference materials including government documents, maps, catalogs, microforms and pamphlets.

Serve as lead supervisor of the Library’s computers, networks, website, social media, electronic resources and automation system.

May perform original and copy cataloging on cataloging database, examine, analyze and assign subject headings and call numbers for library materials; produce citations for all materials, edit and print spines for library items and materials.

May prepare and present programs for the public and various organizations including reading clubs and schools; schedule and conduct programs and instructional tours of the library for various groups.

May provide or coordinate a variety of services to other user groups such as young adults, adults, senior citizens, multicultural groups, homebound, or other outreach through programming and collection development.

Prepare a variety of reports related to assigned activities including circulation and technical processing reports; collect and compile statistics required for monthly and annual reports.

Participate in meetings and continuing education programs as appropriate; represent the Grand Island Public Library at professional meetings; stay abreast of trends and developments in the field of library science.

Supervise the weeding or worn, outdated or obsolete library materials.

Select and recommend to the Library Director the purchase of library materials based on collection development needs, patron requests and selection policies.

Ensure neatness of library; conduct a variety of public relations activities for the library; prepare exhibits and displays for assigned area.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Librarian I

Knowledge of:

Basic principles and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices and techniques.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Computers, web page development, social media and automation systems.

Public library materials selection standards and procedures.

Materials and services available in public libraries.

Library programs and services and their relationship to community needs.

Modern library procedures, methods and equipment.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Ability to:

Perform professional library work in assigned areas.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions.

Apply library materials selection standards and policies.

Interact with library patrons with diplomacy and tact.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Participate in the evaluation and suggestion of improvements in library operations, procedures, policies and methods.

Prepare clear and concise reports.


Librarian II:

Knowledge of:

Basic practices and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices and techniques.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Computers, web page development, social media and automation systems.

Public library materials selection standards and procedures.

Materials and services available in public libraries.

Library programs and services and their relationship to community needs.

Modern library procedures, methods, and equipment.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Ability to:

Perform professional library work in assigned areas.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Coordinate project management for assigned staff.

Assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions.

Apply library materials selection standards and policies.

Interact with library patrons with diplomacy and tact.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Participate in the evaluation and suggestion of improvements in library operations, procedures, policies, and methods.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

 

Supplemental Information

Librarian I:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university supplemented by a Master's Degree in an ALA-accredited library science program, and experience in a library or customer service setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills.

Librarian II:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

Two years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a public library.

Training:

A Master’s degree in library science is required.

Both Positions:

License or Certification:
           
Employee must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability as determined by the City’s insurance carrier.

Working Hours:

Monday-Sunday working 40 hours per week and working a variety of shifts.  

Salary:

Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table.  Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications.  

Other:

Must submit a copy of your Master's diploma or transcripts with your application.

Candidates are subject to a background check.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Placement at Librarian I or II classification depends on experience and other requirements. 

Wages (beginning October 9) are: 

Librarian I: $58,531.20-$79,123.20 annually

Librarian II:  $63,845.39-$86,424.00 annually

See job posting for full details regarding compensation & benefits.

Additional Info & Requirements

In addition to typical Librarian duties, this position will work primarily with technology and the Library's makerspace.

The Community

The City of Grand Island is the county seat of Hall County and the fourth largest community in Nebraska. With a strong mix of industrial, commercial and residential components to its regional economy, Grand Island is a steadily growing community in the Midwest. Our library serves all residents of Hall County, which has an approximate population of 61,000 people. 

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandisland/jobs/3713460/librarian-i-ii-technology-makerspace

HR Info

City of Grand Island Human Resources - 308-389-0190

Posted Sep 13, 2022