Friday, June 28, 2013

Librarian I - Hamden Public Library

Librarian I - Hamden Public Library. Position definition: Performs professional library duties in the areas of reference services, technical services or children's services. Provides instruction in the use of electronic and print information sources in these areas and assists library patrons in the selection and use of library materials. Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the immediate supervisor as determined by the Library Director, who assigns areas of responsibility, outlines policy and procedures, provides guidance as necessary and evaluates work in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. Works with independence in assigned areas. Makes regular reports to Supervisor, including statistical information for activity reports. Supervision Exercised: Provides general supervision to Library Technical Assistants, Library Clerks, Library Pages and volunteers. Examples of Essential Job Duties: Performs basic professional librarian duties, the specifics of which depend upon the unit to which the employee is assigned. Minimum Qualifications Required: The minimum qualifications required for this position is a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and some working or internship experience in a public library. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have a working knowledge of library principles and practices. A working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System required. Must possess a working knowledge of and facility with current library-related technologies in a variety of platforms as well as the ability and willingness to embrace technological advances as they arise. Must be able to use the Town's email system. The ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems where only limited standardization exists is required. Must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and scheduled form. Must be able to work with patrons in a busy public service-oriented setting and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library staff. Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 - 4:30 PM and on the Town of Hamden website, Closing date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 4:00 PM.