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Outreach Librarian, Turner Free Library (Randolph)

Description: The Turner Free Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Outreach Librarian who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a strong team. The Outreach Librarian will provide information about library services, training, initiatives, and programs to populations in the Randolph community that may not be reached by traditional marketing channels or library services.

The Outreach Librarian must hold or be working towards an MLS from an ALA accredited program. This is a 35-hour work week, non-union position; some nights and weekends are required.

Essential Job Functions:
-Develops goals, plans, and procedures for implementing outreach services in accordance with organizational strategic plan and priorities

-Trains new and current library staff at library locations in effective community outreach; oversees the implementation of outreach related policies and procedures for staff and customers

-Provides inclusive services to patrons from a large array of national, lingual, and cultural backgrounds.

-Plans, publicizes, carries out and supervises engaging and diverse Adult programming (including, but not limited to, computer classes, book clubs, and summer reading). The Outreach Librarian will also work collaboratively with the Head of Children’s Services and the Teen Librarian on programs for children and teens

-Plans intergenerational programs for the community at both the library, Randolph Intergenerational Center, schools, and outdoor locations

-Maintains accurate budgetary records and reports statistics to the Library Director

-Assists in the Library’s statistical analysis pertaining to the overall outreach programs and patron experience, and prepares reports

-Develops a robust relationship with the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center and its staff, along with other town departments

-Develop partnerships with local groups and organizations to reach library goals. Attend local community events and gatherings to promote library services.

-Conduct presentations as a library representative to community groups, at public meetings, and at other library outreach events. Speak to neighborhood associations, citizen groups, and other business and civic organizations to promote library services.

-Conducts off-site library card registration; provides library materials to designated facilities and locations

-Promote interest in library programs through written publicity. Assist with public relations and promotional materials for the library, including website and social media posts.

-Provides staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to work at the circulation desk occasionally

-Provides exemplary customer service; routinely addressing complaints and effectively resolving complications.

The Outreach Librarian completes other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Supervision: Reports directly to the Library Director, but generally works independently or in collaboration with the Head of Children’s Services or the Teen Librarian.

Work Environment: Work is performed under typical public library conditions, but may also include visits to local senior housing, community center, parks, and other locations as needed. The position will cover mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekend hours. There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and other materials.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess a working knowledge of library principles and procedures, complete familiarity with automated library systems and related applications, and knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms, and equipment and general knowledge of assistive technology. Candidates should have proficient to advanced technology skills. Students who will graduate with their MLS in 2021 are encouraged to apply as well.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$51,158

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Sharon Parrington Wright at spwright@ocln.org, open until filled. Randolph is an equal opportunity employer.  

Posted

2021-04-17 |  Quick link to this job