Posted: Jul 16, 2022
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Librarian

Full-time
Salary: $42,828.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Aug 12, 2022
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Want to work in an innovative and community oriented library system in beautiful Charlotte County? We are looking for an Adult Services Librarian to complement our energetic and enthusiastic staff at the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library.

 

General Summary & Essential Responsibilities

 

Performs professional library work in the application of technical skills and knowledge to a variety of library functions such as archives, cataloging, acquisitions, book selection, children and/or reference services.  Work may include providing leadership and instruction to a small staff engaged in work related to library activities.  Work requires the use of sound judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work methods in meeting public needs for library materials and services.  Work involves continuous public contact, requiring the exercise of considerable patience, tact, and diplomacy. 
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides exceptional customer service to library patrons and the public: greets visitors and directs to areas of library; provides assistance and information related to library programs, services, materials, facilities, equipment, fees and procedures; resolves problems and/or complaints via all forms of communication.
  • Assists patrons in requesting, selecting, and locating library materials; researches book titles, book availability, patron records, or related information and assists patrons in the use of public access computers and internet.
  • Participates in the selection, retention, and general development of library collections: reviews patron requests; makes recommendations and/or selects books for purchase; prepares order lists for purchase of library materials; and removes/weeds outdated, worn, and little-used materials from library collections as needed.
  • Develops and implements library programs: plans, organizes and conducts educational and cultural programs, book talks and other programs and events; visits County schools and recreation centers and attends special events to promote use of the library and literacy; and maintains records of program participation.
  • Processes inter-library loan requests from patrons and other libraries: verifies and identifies requested materials; receives/processes borrowing requests and incoming material; and completes internal/external documentation.
  • Instructs patrons in use of various library systems and resources, such as the Internet, Dewey Decimal system, indexes, databases, printers, software programs, network programs, etc.; provides guidance, direction and technical expertise.
  • Conducts computer training classes for library staff and members of the public and prepares instructional materials.
  • May plan, assign, schedule and review the work of a small team of employees and/or volunteers engaged in general library work.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records relating to library activities.
  • Performs original cataloging, oversees the cataloging format, and makes decisions pertaining to bibliographic data.
  • Research, locate and provide information in response to public requests, programming and activities.
  • May properly safeguard cultural assets and historical collection and make those assets available for research and study.
  • May maintain environmental and storage conditions and supplies necessary to preserve cultural assets and historical collection.
  • Min. Education, Licenses and Certifications

     

    Minimum Education and Experience:
    • Master's degree in library science is required.
    • One (1) year of experience in libraries or a related field.
    • Or an equivalent combination of relevant training, education, and experience.
     
    Licenses and/or Certificates: 
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license required.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

     

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library work.
    • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques used in library classification and cataloging, and the ability to apply this knowledge to specific work assignments.
    • Knowledge of reference methods, techniques, and sources used in library work.
    • Knowledge of book selection standards and policies of the library system.
    • Skills in use of standard office equipment and software applications including personal computer and microfilm viewer operations.
    • Ability to learn and teach standard library tasks and routines.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and library patrons; proficiency in providing positive customer service.
    • Proficient in internet searching techniques and use of electronic resources.
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
    • Ability to provide internal/external guidance and customer assistance via all forms of communication.

     

    Supplemental Information

     

    Working Conditions:
    Work is primarily performed in an indoor, climate-controlled environment and is nearly absent from disagreeable elements (e.g., irate customers, extreme noise, heat, odors, heights and/or dust).
     
    Risk/Safety Conditions
    There is little or no risk related to physical and/or mental health and safety associated with this position (i.e., less than 25% of the time).
     
    Physical Activities:
    Stooping, hearing, talking, driving, crouching, seeing up close, standing, walking, seeing far away, finger movement, pulling, kneeling, repetitive motions, lifting, reaching, grasping, pushing
     
    DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.