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Information Services Librarian, Sharon Public Library (Sharon)

Provides a full range of information services to the public, including reference, referral services, readers advisory, E-reader and database tutorials, and other public services as needed in person, by phone, email, social media, or online while providing the highest level of customer service.  Participates in the development and maintenance of the adult services collection with the Library Director and other Adult Services Librarians. This includes collection assessment and deselection of adult materials.    

Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of computer hardware and software, online databases, e-readers, and other resources as necessary.  In collaboration with the Library Director and staff assigned to this department; selects troubleshoots and maintains basic library technology, networking equipment, and other audio/video equipment.  Promotes information resources and services via physical and virtual displays, book discussion groups, author talks, pathfinders, and related activities.

Together with other adult services staff, develops and maintains the reference, ESL, local history, and other specialized collections within the library, including; online and single license databases, multi-media materials, and other sources as required.     

Plans, organizes, conducts adult programming on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis such as book discussion groups, educational, and professional performer programs, and special events; plans and develops related public relations materials through the website, social media, flyers, and other forms of publicity.  

Responsible for creating, entering, and submitting adult program publicity through the library website, and social media two weeks ahead of program presentation. Represents the library to community groups as assigned.  Participates with other adult services staff in the development and implementation of Library Long Range and action plans.  Updates the Adult Services and database pages of the library website, social media, and library newsletter in coordination with the Director and other adult services staff. 

Prepares grant applications to support adult services, as approved by the Director.  Maintains professional knowledge through attendance and participation in local and regional library conferences, seminars, and workshops.  Maintains appearance of the reference/information desk, keeping it neat and accessible at all times; performs other duties as necessitated by staff absences or vacancies including professional library activities.

Qualifications

MLS from an accredited Library School.  Two to three years prior experience working in a public library setting.  Experience with computer information technology and networking. Experience with e-readers, online databases, and other current software and technologies.  Knowledge of Sirsi/Dynex is a plus.  

Excellent customer service and computer software skills.  Ability to work as a team player in a busy setting.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$27.68 - $33.83  / hour

Salary Notes

Salary increases are in 10 steps annually as part of union contract negotiations

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to Library Director Lee Ann Amend at Lamend@ocln.org. See the library website for the full job description.    www.sharonpubliclibrary.org 

Posted

2021-11-17 |  Quick link to this job