Librarian - PT (20/24 hrs.) - Main Children's/Marion Franklin

Combination of mornings, afternoons, evenings & weekends, alternating Friday & Saturday. Sundays as assigned.
Main Library 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus OH
Salary Range: 22.6900 To 34.0700 (USD) Hourly


Columbus Metropolitan Library


. Master’s of Library and Information Science Degree from ALA accredited institution of higher learning.

2. Ability to use appropriate judgment in handling information and records.

3. Ability to work independently with limited direction.

4. Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers. Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.

5. Ability to effectively present in a variety of formal settings - one on one, group, peers, direct reports, etc. Command attention and manage group process.

6. Ability to operate library technology including personal computer, email, software programs (i.e. Windows/Microsoft Office) and other job related equipment and systems.

7. Ability to utilize reliable transportation to promptly report to job assignment and other locations, per job requirements.

**Please note: This position will split time between Main Children's and the Marion Franklin Branch.



Responsible for providing specialized training and programming functions, collection analysis, Readers’ Advisory and in-depth reference services in Youth Services. Provides training and guidance to other Public Services staff including the use of electronic resources and reference tools.


1. Proactively provides a high level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library, including expert level reference service in person, over the phone, by email, instant messaging, etc.

2. Interviews, researches and answers customer questions, by locating appropriate sources of information requiring a knowledge of the content of the collection(s), an ability to generalize and interpret subject content and a thorough understanding of the scope, authority, arrangement and format of various reference tools (digital and print), cataloging rules and systems of bibliographic notation and format. Demonstrates thorough reference expertise.

3. Answers the most challenging questions referred by other customer or information services staff.

4. Initiates the development, implementation and promotion of adult, teen, and children’s programs to increase awareness of library resources.

5. Provides readers’ advisory to customers (in person and virtually) using appropriate sources of information including knowledge of the collection, the publishing industry and electronic resources.

6. Develops the location’s collection and leads collection management activities based on knowledge of the community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials. Provides feedback to manager, information services manager and selectors in Collection Services based on analysis of the collection and its usage by the community.

7. Promotes behaviors and activities supporting early literacy skills and the advancement of reading.

8. Creates displays and merchandises materials.

9. Ensures that the location is neat, orderly, appealing and inviting to customers and staff.

10. Supervises volunteers and/or practicum students/interns. May supervise staff. Sets individual performance measurements for staff and holds them accountable as assigned. Responsibilities include coaching, managing, hiring, orienting and evaluating assigned staff.

11. Keeps abreast of developments within the profession, provides ongoing training on current trends, best practices and new technologies. Maintains personal skills to assure quality of service in areas of library collections, technology, reference, and readers’ advisory.

12. Constructs and applies a detailed approach to training for customers and staff on the use of library resources, educates staff, and models the use of such resources. Training may be one-on-one or in a classroom setting.

13. Assists with community analysis and develops plans to effectively meet community needs. Promotes library through community outreach.

14. Participates and presents at local, state and national conferences.

15. Assumes responsibility for the operation of the location in the absence of a manager.

16. Maintains local databases, websites, etc. May assist Information Technology staff in the design, development, and testing of products for the website.

17. Interprets library policies and procedures for the public.

18. Performs additional duties as assigned including being a project lead and/or serving on task forces, committees, etc.

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