Monday, October 16, 2017

Adult Services Librarian - Bethel Public Library

Adult Services Librarian - Bethel Public Library. (Full Time 35 hours/week) SALARY: $50,000 - $55,000. Develops and maintains collections, programs, web page, displays, volunteer program, and all related services for adults in the Bethel Community. MLS completed, from an ALA accredited library. CLOSING DATE: November 3, 2017 at 4 p.m.
     POSITION OVERVIEW: The Adult Services Librarian’s primary responsibilities are to plan, assess, and promote library services for adults, supervise Library personnel as needed, and the selection and maintenance of the Adult Services collection. Assists patrons in using library services and facilities.
     EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, with a minimum of two years relevant experience in adult and reference services are required. Working knowledge of automated integrated library systems, the Internet and online searching, and digital resources are required. Administrative, supervisory, planning, and public library experience are highly desirable.
     ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Receives oral or written instructions from the Library Director. Responsible for all aspects of library services for adults and recommends goals and objectives for same. Participates in the development, selection, and maintenance of Adult circulating, reference, and online database collections. Catalogs and/or classifies materials for Adult Services. Responsible for all aspects of reference work. Works with Children’s and Teen Librarians in providing reference assistance. Participates in development of operating policies and procedures; evaluates and recommends changes for same. Trains, supervises, and evaluates all support staff in Adult Services. Prepares and maintains schedules for all staff assigned to public service desks in Adult and Teen areas, as well as Local History Room. Assist in the development and maintenance of the library website and other social media sites. Coordinates and implements technology training program for the public. Oversees collection and maintenance of statistical data for Adult Services. Works with library administration to seek supplementary funding to enhance library services, including state, federal and private grants.
     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work in a library environment; sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform lifting, crouching and pushing; may travel to other locations.
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     Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to Review of resumes will commence on receipt.