This is an entry level librarian position assigned to the public services desk at a regional library. Selects library materials with relevance to the community and the system; keeps materials current assessing collections for weak areas; communicates with database vendors. Answers patron in-house and telephone reference inquiries utilizing various information sources. Provides patrons' service in assigned area; conducts interviews; assists in using materials; provides instruction in use of circulation system and databases; teaches patrons how to evaluate resources; maintains statistics. Researches topics for patrons. Answers obituary requests and other mailed-in requests for information; creates and updates on-line bibliographies. Administers inter-library loans; clarifies search requests; searches online for lending institutions; maintains loan paperwork. Weeds out collections; assesses collection to determine if current and relevant; makes recommendations to move or remove resources; assesses damaged materials; determines branch location and quantities for newly purchased resources; makes location changes for improved circulation of materials. Works with Marketing Librarian and assists in planning, administering, and presenting Library programming; plans age-appropriate programs; writes grants and reports; researches program ideas; creates reading lists for all ages; finds and negotiates engagements with speakers; follows-up on programs. Conducts book reviews/reading group events. Recruits, coordinates, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in providing program services and support; creates schedules and master calendar. Develops, revises, and teaches staff training classes on various subjects; develops, revises, and teaches adult classes at both Main Library and branches on various topics. Keeps abreast of library trends and developments by reading a variety of professional journals, and attending conferences, workshops, and seminars. Assists in evaluating and redirecting services; writes and suggests policies and procedures. Assists in budgeting process; assesses and prioritizes departmental needs; develops and monitors departmental budget. Recommends equipment and furniture purchases; recommends changes to buildings' interior designs. Represents the County and Library in the community; speaks to groups; designs promotional materials for services and programs. Attends and conducts meetings. Conducts tours of the library facilities. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Assists in cataloging; packs books for book sale and transfer to new locations. Sets up meeting room for classes, meetings, etc.; sets up computer equipment/projector in meeting room for various functions. Ensures cleanliness of Library areas. Explains technical records. Performs other related duties as required. In the event of a declared state of emergency, employees in this classification may be called to work during days or hours other than those for which they are regularly scheduled.
Master's degree in Library Science. One year of experience in library work is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Fingerprinting required.
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