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Library Specialist, Children's Department

Jackson County Library Services

ASHLAND

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$19.79 to $24.79 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Ashland, OR

Hours

25.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

Job Description

Jackson County Library Services


 

LIBRARY SPECIALIST, CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

ASHLAND

25-HOUR POSITION

30-HOUR POSITION

$19.79 TO $24.79 PER HOUR

CLOSES OCTOBER 4, 2022 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED


 

JCLS offers a competitive benefits package including 401(a), medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. Life insurance, long-term disability and supplemental additions are included. In addition, JCLS provides vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays.


 

THE POSITION

The Library Specialist position performs front-line customer service and a variety of moderately complex technical and paraprofessional duties in support of various sections or functions of the library, at the Circulation, Reference/Adult Services, Children's, or Teen service desks. Excellent customer service to library patrons is the core tenet of the Library Specialist position. The Library Specialist is also responsible for planning and facilitating programs for all ages, providing reader's advisory, fielding reference questions, and may coordinate and train volunteers.


 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Provides customer service to patrons by greeting, providing tours, and assisting patrons in all areas of the library.

•   Works closely with Branch Managers and Librarians to plan, implement, and promote programming activities for all ages.

•   Processes newly acquired library materials, including all identifying stamps, labels, and covers.

•   Supports Reference, Teen, and Children's service desks in assisting patrons with questions.

•   Checks in and processes library materials as directed.

•   Knows and understands the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library.

•   Follows all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records.

•   Processes newly acquired library materials, including all identifying stamps, labels, and covers.

•   Processes damaged materials to ensure collections are in good condition.

•   Informs library patrons of rules of conduct as necessary, and enforce those rules when appropriate.

•   Assists with library opening and closing procedures.

•   Regular attendance.

•   Performs other duties as assigned.


 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

•   Customer service techniques to handle a variety of customer interactions.

•   Effective oral and written communications.

•   Promotional skills to provide customers with information about services, programs, and special events.

•   Effective problem-solving skills.

•   Interpersonal skills to promote teamwork.

•   Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

•   Advanced knowledge of computers, related equipment, Internet and fundamental research, and commonly used office software to perform data entry and to create original documents, save, and open/review/edit existing documents.

•   Knowledge of the educational, developmental, and interest levels of different populations served.

•   Knowledge of basic library services including ability to use alpha and/or numeric systems for accurate and fast-paced materials placement.

•   Basic library circulation policies and procedures (and designated Administrative Rules).

•   Library print and electronic resources including commonly used reference sources, library databases, and/or Internet.

•   Library's integrated library system.

•   Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

•   Strong interpersonal skills.


 

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.  High School Diploma or GED.

2.  One year of library experience.

OR the equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described.


 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.  Two years of library experience.

2.  Bilingual.

3.  Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.


 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES

•   Criminal background check required.

•   Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per JCLS Policy.

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Posted Sep 22, 2022