Branch Services Librarian I – Children’s
About this Job
Under limited supervision, provides reference, technology instruction and reader advisory services to library customers. Instructs users in operation of library services and equipment. Participates in collection development and maintenance activities of the assigned subject area, studio or Innovation Center. Develops new and maintains ongoing programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy and technology. May serve as a person-in-charge of a branch and may supervise positions noted above. Assesses needs of the community and coordinates age appropriate outreach and program activities to ensure the goals and objectives of the library system are met.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Complies with Cuyahoga County Public Library's policies, rules, guidelines, procedures, requirements, standards, and practices applicable to the job, including (but not limited to) work scheduling and attendance, customer service, use of Library property, computer use, personal conduct, and confidentiality.
Provides direct library services to customers such as reference and reader advisory, and provides services and technology related guidance to meet the needs of library customers which may include children, adolescents, adults or other group depending upon training and assignment.
Participates in collection development in conjunction with supervisor and other professional staff through selection of books and materials, weeding of materials, and updating files. Instructs customers in use of library equipment, software and computers.
Organizes, prepares, and leads formal book discussions and programs as delegated.
In consultation with supervisor, publicizes library materials and services through brochures, local news releases, and displays.
Prepares and presents computer /technology education classes and instructs customers under direction of supervisor.
Prepares and presents programs to support the Strategic Plan within the branch and out in the community to meet the needs and interests of library customers in consultation with supervisor.
Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with assigned local community organizations, institutions and government agencies.
May supervise the work of part-time staff (bargaining and non-bargaining unit), including participating in the training and scheduling, assigning work priorities and tasks, reviewing and approving time cards, and evaluating performance in consultation with supervisor.
May serve as a branch Head of Department.
May act as person-in-charge of branch in the absence of branch management. Independently handles customer, facilities, and staff issues, concerns and/or complaints. Opens and closes assigned branch. Assists all departments as necessary.
$22.40 - $26.88
Summary Minimum Education & Experience Required
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
At least one year of customer service experience.
Expertise in specialty area strongly preferred. Those with Generalist specialty must have strong technology skills.
OTHER TESTING/LICENSES REQUIRED
A criminal background check is required, as are pre-employment drug and nicotine screens.
A valid driver's license, reliable personal transportation and in-force automobile insurance required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Occasional stooping or bending. Occasional light to moderately heavy lifting, up to 50 lbs., may be required.
No major sources of working conditions discomfort, i.e. standard work environment with possible minor inconveniences due to occasional noise, crowded working conditions, and/or minor heating, cooling or ventilation problems.
Occasional minor discomforts from near-continual computer terminal use.
How to Apply
Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below
This is a 24 hours per week position. You can apply through our website www.cuyahogalibrary.org and click on Job Opportunities.
Posted On: Dec 20, 2021 / This posting expires: Dec 24, 2021