Monday, December 02, 2013

Branch Librarian - Plumb Memorial Library, Shelton

Branch Librarian - Plumb Memorial Library, Shelton. General Description: A very responsible administrative position involving the organization and management of a branch library. The position is responsible for a broad range of public library functions including: planning and implementing services, activities and the Branch budget; establishing and implementing goals and objectives; personnel management; collection development; overseeing the maintenance of the library facility. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in all phases of library work. Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the Library Director. Examples of Duties: Takes steps to ensure Branch users' needs are met. Surveys and analyzes user needs and interests. Plans and implements services and activities of the Branch Library. Evaluates service. Establishes goals and objectives for the Branch and implements them. Assists in the development of Branch policies. Develops operational procedures. Trains and supervises staff and volunteers. Evaluates staff performance. Provides assistance to the public by performing reader's advisory service, answering reference questions and assisting patrons in using library facilities and equipment. Develops the Branch materials collection following Collection Development policy, patron requests and needs. Evaluates collection. Plans .and implements the annual budget for the Branch Library. Places all Branch orders and enters invoices in the City Finance Department computer system. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and administrative practices. Considerable knowledge of books and other library materials, automated integrated library systems and personal computers and considerable ability to train staff in their use. Considerable ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited college or university is required, with three years public Library experience, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-to-year basis. Job Classification: # 22 Merit System Job Classification with a wage of $60,086 to $71,531 yearly based on education & experience. This position comes with standard City of Shelton Merit System benefits package. Merit System Testing: Written and oral tests for those candidates who meet the requirements for this job posting. Probationary Period: 6 months. Applicants must include copies of their resume’ and a copy of Connecticut driver’s license with their applications. City Job Applications can be down loaded off the City Web site: Applications will be reviewed to insure each applicant meets the minimum qualification requirements in this posting. Those who meet the qualifications will be invited to take a written examination. Applications/resumes will be accepted through 5:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013, at Shelton City Hall Human Resources Office, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.