Saturday, September 02, 2006

Librarian II (Children's Librarian) - Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury

Librarian II (Children's Librarian) - [Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury.] SALARY: $752.57 - $1024.15/wk. Full-time appointment for 37.5 hours per week with evening work required and occasional Saturday work appreciated. FRINGE BENEFITS: Choose from three available health insurance plans (employee contributions vary); Prescription Drug Rider, Dental Plan, Group Life Insurance for Individual; Retirement Plan; paid Holidays; paid Vacation; paid Sick Leave; Personal Days. LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATIONS Applications, which may be obtained by visiting our website at or at the Civil Service Office, Chase Municipal Building, 236 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 & must be in our office by 4:50 p.m. on: September 8, 2006. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs professional work in a public library; Helps patrons in the selection of books and other related materials; Conducts research required to answer questions in the specific subject area to which assigned [Childrens Work]; Prepares booklists, bibliographies, reports, or public relations information as needed; Reads and checks current book reviews, general and specialized, to be fully informed about currently published books and materials; supervises the work of subordinates; Takes inventories; Keeps various statistics; Attends professional meetings and keeps informed of current trends and professional techniques; does related work as required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of professional library science techniques and administration; good knowledge of methods of researching questions in various subject areas; good knowledge of classification; ability to keep informed about currently published books and materials in ones assigned area for purposed of ordering and collection development; ability to learn and follow guidelines and procedures for withdrawing materials from the collection in ones assigned area; good knowledge of circulation systems, methods and procedures; some knowledge of and ability to learn a computerized circulation system; ability to deal effectively with patrons and coworkers in an urban public library; good oral and written communication ability; good physical condition. In order to be considered for this position you must indicate on your application that as of the closing date you have the following experience: Graduation from a library school of recognized standing with a master's degree in library science. This position is covered under the written agreement between the City of Waterbury and the Waterbury City Employees Association. The City of Waterbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V.