Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform mid-level professional library work, including supervision of daily subdivision operations; participation in the planning and implementation process; monitoring of library service programs; assisting patrons; selecting and recommending materials for collection; determining patron informational needs; searching electronic databases; and creating reports.
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Provides reference/research assistance to patrons by answering questions in person or by telephone or email; continuously evaluates patron information needs and makes recommendations toward tools, resources, or policies, which would better meet those needs and improve user experience.
Researches and recommends books and other media for collection based upon national and local collection development standards; de-selects collection items as necessary.
Creates, coordinates, and implements library programs.
Compiles bibliographies and assembles materials on special/timely topics.
Tracks reference and circulation statistics and compiles statistical reports.
Participates in the goal setting, planning and budgeting process; participates in designing displays and exhibits.
Handles monies from sale of items and/or the printing jobs for patrons.
Plans, coordinates and implements library programs.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; serves as a resource to employees by addressing employee concerns and problems, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Uses the Internet and other electronic resource databases to access/retrieve information; advises and instructs patrons in the use of the Internet and other electronic databases; utilizes interlibrary loans and processes patron requests for purchase.
Actively solicits community feedback and makes note of barriers to access; collaborates with staff to maintain a welcoming, accessible, and safe environment for all library users.
Trains and coordinates volunteers, as necessary.
Collaborates with library colleagues on grant project development and proposal writing.
Serves on committees and represents the library in the community, as appropriate.
Ongoing awareness of developments in the field of information science/librarianship.
Librarians assigned to teen services (aged 13 and over) program perform the following additional duties:
Creates and implements age-appropriate programming for adolescent patrons aged 13 years and over.
Selects and de-selects books and other materials for the young adult collection, including young adult fiction and non-fiction.
Promotes teen programming and circulation of young adult collection through creation of displays, incentives, bibliographies, infographics, and other materials.
Coordinates the Summer Reading program for teens.
Coordinates Teen Volunteer program.
Builds upon knowledge of the specialized developmental and information needs of teens 13-17 with contemporary research; analyzes and responds to specific community needs.
Assigns quiet study rooms, public computers to patrons based upon individual needs.
Troubleshoots copier and other equipment problems.
Performs other related duties as required.
Physical address where the job position is located.