Librarian II

Duluth Public Library

Main Branch Downtown

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 14th, 2021


$57,355.00 to $67,599.00 per Year   Calculate


Duluth, MN





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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Job Description

Duluth Public Library is hiring a Librarian II for Technical Services. This person is a key team member. Responsibilities include administering our Integrated Library System (Polaris), monitoring and coordinating workflows in Tech Services, cataloging and working the Reference Desk when needed, acting as liaison with IT on all things related to the ILS, and helping the library's Leadership Team make crucial strategic decisions about the ILS and the many services impacted by it.  

From the General Job Description:

1. Serve the public directly by staffing public service sites.
2. Serve as a resource person to other staff at public service sites.
3. Provide information to the public using a variety of sources, formats, technologies, and equipment.
4. Represent the division and library to the community, other library divisions, and City departments.
5. Investigate and resolve complaints and problems.
6. Maintain professional growth and development through a variety of activities, which may include continuing education courses, seminars, conferences, and participation in professional organizations.
7. Develop and manage library services, events, and collections.
8. Analyze customer and community needs and interests, including analysis of collection/customer usage data and collaboration with other library staff, community organizations, or governmental agencies; and make recommendations for development of library services, events, and collections based on findings.
9. Select materials, technology, and services within budget and participate in the evaluation of collection policies.
10. Perform professional tasks related to the functions and operations of the integrated library system.
11. Use strong visionary skills to further library service goals.
12. Participate in the selection of library staff.
13. Train, evaluate, and provide coaching and feedback to library staff.
14. Schedule and coordinate work activities of library staff.
15. Lead project teams.
16. Use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain positive relationships within the library and with outside organizations.
17. Assist in division management functions as assigned.
18. Participate in or lead committees and task forces.
19. Monitor work area's division effectiveness and recommend changes.
20. Maintain records and prepare reports.
21. Serve as the senior staff person within the division in the absence of a Supervisor, Librarian III, or Manager.


Additional Info & Requirements

Position Number L2113

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Posted Feb 23, 2021