Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Adult Services Librarian
New Canaan Library. New Canaan Library is the town's source for discovery and inspiration. Our mission is to empower and inspire learning through innovation, education and discovery. Our Values: Lifelong learning. Respect. Service. Excellence. Professionalism Role Purpose: Position responsibilities: Provide reference, computer and database support services to our adult members in person, via telephone, or email. Assist members in material selection and support reader's advisory activities. Provide instruction and workshops to the public in response to our adult community needs. Support the Manager and Assistant Manager of Adult Services in the strategic growth of the department and the Library. Key Functional relationships. Manager of Adult Services. Assistant Manager of Adult Services. Members of Adult Services Team. Digital Services Team. Job Description: Deliverables: Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk. Provide input and feedback regarding the direction of Library instruction to the Manager/Assistant Manager of Adult Services. Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our community and in conjunction with technology advancements/changes. Support, coordinate and participate in Library programs and events. Lead and participate in professional in house learning. Accountabilities: Delivery of excellent Information Desk service. Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools. Keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in instruction and reference services. Overall coordination and oversight of instruction activities for the adult community. Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone). Serve on library committees and projects as needed. Skills & Attributes: Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities. Enjoys working with the public. Well organized and reliable. Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person. Self-starter who takes initiative. Strong personal/professional learning focus. Competencies: Strong customer focus. Excellent judgment. Confidentiality. Ongoing self-directed professional development Salary$51,000 - $62,000 Requirements: MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion). 35 hr/week including some nights and weekends. Up to 4-6 hours at the Information Desk per work day. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services, email@example.com.