Job: Librarian I- Reference

General Information
Librarian I- Reference

Number position available:

$1,306.77 - $2,090.83

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


**Includes evenings & weekend shifts**
Provides reference and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and non-print resources; assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials and information; and helps develop the reference collection

  • Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services.
  • Describes or demonstrates procedures for navigating the public access catalog, electronic resources, and the Internet. Explains and assists in use of reference resources, such as book and periodical indexes, to locate information.
  • Conducts virtual reference services.
  • Searches files, reference shelves, and computerized information systems to locate requested information. Answers queries on complicated reference subjects, including formulating and processing on-line search requests.
  • May perform activities involved with interlibrary loan services, compilation of monthly and annual library statistics, non-fiction and reference collection development, serials collection development, and checking in serials and claiming missing issues.
  • Participates in library outreach programs and conducts library tours.
  • Provides instruction and actively participates in the development and design of computer classes and classes on use of the library and its resources.
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.
  • Helps organize and maintain reference materials.
  • Compiles bibliographies and develops library user guides, both printed and electronic.
  • Assists in reference collection development, including planning and promoting electronic information resources and services.
  • Promotes goodwill through publicity efforts such as speeches, tours and programs. Represents the library at community, social, and business gatherings.
  • Maintains and increases skills while keeping abreast of current developments in the library field through continuing education, professional reading, workshops and conferences, and electronic resources, such as listservs.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree (M.S.) in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and government and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers or other library employees.
  • Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, the general public, library staff, and Boards of Directors.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to type; experience with word processing; knowledge of graphical operating system and computer operations, including use of mouse, creation of files and folders, and troubleshooting hardware and software problems; proficient in searching the Internet, Web, and electronic databases.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to reach with hands and arms; and to talk and hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; and to walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; to climb or balance; to stoop or kneel; and to smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Northwest Regional Library System

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

898 W. 11th Street

Panama City



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Northwest Regional Library System

898 W. 11th Street

Panama City



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Maria Westfall

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