Librarian 1 - Library Commission - Kanawha Co.

State of West Virginia - Kanawha County, WV3.4

Full-time$29,000 - $54,000 a year
Department of Art, Culture and History/ Library Commission, Kanawha Co. - The research librarian provides professional reference and research services and innovates new services to library patrons (both on and off the state capitol complex); serves as one of the liaisons to agencies and libraries located on the state capitol complex, providing instruction, reference, collection development, and outreach activities as well as the creation and updating of tools, or tutorials; and participates in the creation, distribution, and assessment of resources, programs, and activities; participates directly and indirectly in instructional support; shares responsibility for building, maintaining and promoting collections that support state employees related search; and contributes to the profession by participating in continuing education courses, workshops, meetings, conferences, and other events. Provides research desk service and support; interviews library users regarding information sources and research strategies; answers general information and reference queries; establishes good public relations with library users; promotes use of library resources, services, and facilities; assists in maintaining the reference collection by weeding and selection; selects books for a designated area by reading journals and book reviews; teaches the use of the library; develops instructional materials, for both face-to-face and online; conducts library instruction sessions and tours to acquaint customers with resources and facilities available in the library. Master's degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Good verbal and written communication skills. Good technology skills. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Training: Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited four-year college or university.


ATTENTION: To be considered for this job opportunity, all required verifications of post-high school education, training, licensure, Veteran's preference points, etc. must be submitted to the WV Division of Personnel before the closing date listed above. Verification of education must be in the form of a legible copy of your OFFICIAL transcript or diploma. Unofficial transcripts will NOT be accepted. If you are claiming Veteran's preference, a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's letters must be submitted at the time of application. NO APPLICATIONS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE. Therefore, please note that you will not be considered for this vacancy without required verification documents. Four options are available for submitting this information. Applicants may attach documents to the online application, provide documents via email to, FAX 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.