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Pickerington Library Outreach Generalist

  • Pickerington, Ohio
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Objective of the position: The Pickerington library Outreach Generalist works individually and as part of a team to provide excellent public library service. In particular, by providing exceptional customer service to customers located primarily off library property. They are responsible for maintaining an orderly outreach collection of materials in a variety of formats, providing reader’s advisory service, managing customer accounts, and providing classes/events for customers of all ages. They will coordinate with community partners and the library’s public service departments to ensure the library has a presence at community events and minor public events, and confidently represent the library in the community to promote programs, services, and materials and to seek opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations. The Outreach Generalist may be called upon to provide general assistance as needed in any department.



Required Qualifications

Job Summary:
• Plan, assist, and conduct library classes/events and outreach services for customers of all ages under the direction of the event owner or department manager.
• Load and deliver materials to customers and agencies, as needed.
• Safely operate library vehicles and report any vehicle maintenance needs to the Facilities Maintenance Manager.
• Maintain up-to-date school and agency contact records to ensure consistent communication.
• Maintain up-to-date customer and agency reading/listening/viewing profiles in order to select appropriate materials for delivery and/or events.
• Compile and deliver book collections and teacher collections to agencies and individuals.
• Greet and assist library customers, both in person and over the phone, with basic directional questions and questions related to circulation services.
• Process customer fee payments.
• Assist library customers in person or by telephone/email with reference questions, and conducts the needed research using print and on-line reference tools to meet customer needs. Provides referrals when appropriate.
• Assist customers with process of setting up electronic devices with reading apps and other online resources.
• Assist customers in using library equipment, the library website and catalog, and library electronic resources.
• Perform collection management activities, based on knowledge of the community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials. Provide feedback to selectors.
• Utilize knowledge of the collection and reader’s advisory resources to provide reader’s advisory service to customers of all ages.
• Assist customers who wish to place holds on specific titles.
• Maintain an outreach collection that meets the needs of customers of all ages.
• Perform a wide range of circulation duties including emptying book drops, checking in materials, organizing and shelving materials, checking out materials to customers, keying customer information into the library database, and checking shelves for overdue materials.
• Maintain confidentiality of customer records and accounts.
• Pull and process materials on reserve.
• Able to support all departments, including homework help center as needed.
• Participate in planning and improving library services through staff committees in support of the library mission, vision, and strategic plan.
• Be forward thinking and prepared to support the development of the library’s outreach plan in order to be successful now and into the future.
• Demonstrate understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
• Check e-mail and other library communications frequently to remain aware of the most current needs of the library and its services.
• Seek and participate in continuing education opportunities, such as OLC, in order to keep skills current and broaden knowledge
• Perform additional duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

Position Requirements:
• Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
• Provide an exceptional level of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail
• Have obtained three (3) years of customer service experience.
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic library principles, methods and procedures
• Maintain professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
• Demonstrate commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
• Practical experience with electronic information delivery, as well as effective computer and mobile device skills.
• Able to troubleshoot library technology and equipment in person and remotely.
• Must maintain insurability under the Library’s vehicle liability insurance coverage. Periodically drives to all Library locations; may travel for training and development assignments. Must have immediate access to personal vehicle.
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.
• Must successfully pass a background check.

Employer Statement

We invite you to be part of Pickerington Public Library, where you can bring your whole self to work and contribute to a community that values and celebrates diversity. Together, we can achieve great things and make a positive impact on the world.

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Posted On: Jun 14, 2024 / This posting expires: Jul 31, 2024