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Job DescriptionRole: Focuses on young adult library services; answers patron requests for information and assistance, coordinates community programming & outreach events, and acts as a staff resource. Major Duties and Responsibilities: PATRON ASSISTANCE - Assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web. INFORMATION NAVIGATION - Locates requested materials and information sources for in depth reference questions in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information. PROGRAMMING & OUTREACH - Plans informative and entertaining programs and outreach events such as school visits and computer classes for patrons by identifying and accessing audiences, recruiting attendees, accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs and outreach events in order to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. MATERIALS COLLECTION – Recommends additions to the collection, weeds and discards items in collection by assessing the condition and suitability of items, notifying the Collection Librarian of the discarded item in order to keep collection attractive, current and useful. STAFF RESOURCE – Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance, reference consultation, mentoring and training staff in providing reference and reader’s advisory services in order to provide dynamic library services to patrons. OTHER DUTIES – Maintains and creates web content, creates displays, bibliographies, recommends budgets, requests equipment and supply purchases, prepares statistical reports, and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. Minimum Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science or currently enrolled Two to Five years of experience working in a library (preferred) Skill in basic computer operation Fluency in English and Spanish languages (preferred) Success Factors: Focuses on the customer Initiative Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Emotionally intelligent Tactful Creativity Knowledge of public library reference service Knowledge of literature Skill in reference interviewing Skill in readers advisory Knowledge of print and online reference resources Skill in using the library district catalog and circulation system Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher Able to operate various office equipment including copiers Able to plan and conduct age appropriate programming Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
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Posted Feb 15, 2007