Full Job Description
Librarian – Readers & Information Services
Application Deadline March 4, 2020
Status Half-time, non-exempt (28 hours per week average)
Typical Schedule Monday 1pm-9pm, Wednesday 9am-3pm, Thursday 1pm-9pm, one weekend per month
Pay Grade E ($24.58/hour)
Required Education MLS from ALA-accredited Library School
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) eligible. Paid time off benefits, including vacation time and medical leave.
Responsible for assuring high patron satisfaction within all aspects of Readers & Information Services. Areas of responsibility include providing readers’ advisory and reference services in the library and to institutions and agencies serving high school and adult residents, collection management, and programming.
Provides exemplary service to patrons in a timely and confidential manner. Answers questions and provides readers’ advisory. Oversees selection and continual collection development of materials in assigned areas, including weeding and accurate organization of materials. Provides computer software, hardware, and technology instruction to patrons on topics involving electronic downloading services, Microsoft Office and Google suites, Mac computers, 3D printing, and other “makerspace” technology. Creates displays and electronic resources to promote the collections and services of the department. Assists in developing programs that promote the use of library resources. Maintains knowledge of and provides help with circulating and non-circulating technologies, including, but not limited to eReaders, telescopes, and other circulating technology or maker kits. Performs notary services.
Required Experience & Training
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. One (1) year of experience working in a public library or coursework with emphasis in adult services. Excellent communication skills, displaying a positive, open-minded, and energetic attitude and the ability to work flexibly with a team. Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities without direct supervision. Advanced working knowledge Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Suite applications, social media services, eReaders, and tablet technology. Thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use reference skills and practices. Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices, and materials. See full job description for a complete list of required experience and training.
Frequent reading, data input, and concentrating at a computer screen. Frequent standing or sitting for long periods of time. Frequent bending, kneeling, or reaching. Occasionally lifting and/or moving items up to 50 pounds. Occasionally moves a wheeled book cart weighing up to 100 pounds between buildings in all weather conditions.