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Librarian, Teen Outreach

Sno-Isle Libraries

Oak Harbor, WA

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 4th, 2023

Wages

$6,146.40 to $8,482.93 per Month   Calculate

Location

Oak Harbor, WA

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

Social

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

This exciting new opportunity is for someone who is passionate about community engagement, enjoys public speaking and is able to effectively collaborate with a variety of library and school district staff to ensure the success of students. The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Oak Harbor and Coupeville communities with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities.

Job Summary

This position will primarily focus on providing offsite outreach services connecting with community members including high school and middle school classroom support. Other focus areas are system initiatives, committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries and other community engagement. Community engagement includes developing relationships and providing services to support community organizations, promoting the library, and working with people from diverse backgrounds, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, and identifying ways to best meet diverse customer needs. Spanish language proficiency is preferred, as the successful candidate may be asked to provide library customer service in Spanish, as well as offer formal and informal presentations in Spanish as a part of outreach responsibilities. Multilingual pay differential is available for the successful candidate who demonstrates Spanish language proficiency

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it's important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Benefits

As a valued member of Sno-Isle Libraries, the person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Provide professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  2. Assist with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  3. Develop and present various library programs (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  4. Create and curate online content to meet community needs and interests.
  5. Assist in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  6. Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. May be in charge of the building in the absence of other supervisory staff.
  2. Serve on various library committees as assigned.
  3. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondence and reports.
  5. Train new staff as needed.
  6. Participate in ongoing professional development.
  7. Assist with special projects as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

The position typically reports to a community library manager, assistant manager, or the manager of a major functional area such as Information Services. Supervision of the work of others is not a normal part of the work of these positions, but incumbents may from time to time assist in the training of other staff in library-related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom in public libraries.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  6. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  7. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  8. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  9. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, e-mail, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

  1. Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required, or completion of the degree within six months of hire.
  2. Provide a Washington State Librarian certificate within 60 days of hire or degree completion.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to operate computers for extended periods of time. The incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; move library materials including transfer of books and other items to carts or shelves of varying heights; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must communicate with coworkers and members of the public. There are regular interpersonal contacts with staff members and customers. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

The following questions will be asked during the application process and will be considered during the application evaluation:

  1. Provide two examples of how you have managed competing work priorities and describe your organization methods for planning, tracking and meeting project deadlines.
  2. Describe your experience providing community outreach, making connections, and developing relationships related to library services.  Provide one detailed example of a time you built a new community connection with a group or organization that had not previously partnered or participated in library services.
  3. Describe your experience providing services to support community partnerships with stakeholders, such as school districts. Provide an example of how you promoted knowledge of library services and resources to support this relationship.
  4. Describe in detail two experiences of working with Teens or Young Adults, including some of the key challenges and key rewards of these interactions.
  5. Do you have the level of Spanish language proficiency to provide library customer service as well as formal or informal presentations in Spanish? Yes or No

Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

As a valued member of Sno-Isle Libraries, the person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.

Additional Info & Requirements

When you join the team at Sno-Isle Libraries, you'll work with friendly, passionate people who are enthusiastic about learning and growing and are committed to public service. It's a dynamic work environment where your contributions have real impact.

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and value the variety of ideas, worldviews, and personal experience that our staff bring to their work. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are foundational values of our work here at Sno-Isle Libraries. Learn more about how we serve and celebrate inclusive needs and perspectives on the equity page of our website: 

https://www.sno-isle.org/equity-diversity-inclusion/

The Community

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and outreach services. Sno-Isle offers the latest in online resources, print materials, and other assorted media to serve its growing population.

Website
https://www.sno-isle.org/

Human Resources / Job Listings
https://www.sno-isle.org/employment/

Posted Nov 16, 2023