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Austin Public Library - Librarian I or Librarian II

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Librarians I or Librarians II 

Austin Public Library

Librarian I or Librarian II (3 Openings)
Job Description:  
  • Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Provides in-depth reference services and reader's advisory to the public.
  • Compiles bibliographies, reference guides, and indexes.
  • Prepares and presents programs in the community and the library.
  • Purchases and maintains assigned portion of collection according to budgetary guidelines and assesses collection on a regular basis.
  • Appraises, organizes, and processes specialized archival collections.
  • Provides basic preservation of archival materials.
  • Provides instruction and classes in the use of computer hardware and software. Initiates and maintains contact with schools and with other individuals and groups serving youth in the community.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with schools and with other individuals and groups serving youth in the community.
  • Provides library tours and orientations. Explains policies to public and staff.
  • Compiles and prepares reports.
  • Collects, maintains, and prepares reports.
  • Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of public library issues and trends.
  • Knowledge of library automation and electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of reference tools and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in working with and providing training and/or programming for youth.
  • Ability to stay current on library profession and services by attending classes and seminars.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
  • Master's Degree from an ALA accredited Program, or must be received within six (6) months of employment 
  •    Licenses and Certifications Required: 
  • May require a valid operator's license and the use of a personal vehicle. 
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and experience providing effective customer service
  • Experience providing reference services and readers advisory in a large public library over the phone, email, chat, and in person
  • Strong proficiency and interest in current and emerging technologies as applicable to public libraries
  • Experience teaching/training customers and staff individually and in classroom settings
  • Knowledge of collection development and experience performing collection development tasks
  • Experience planning public programs
  • Experience writing content for a library (website, blogs, or information guides)
  • Spanish Language proficiency preferred
  • Must be able to stoop bend, walk, and reach heights of six (6) feet.
  • Must be able to lift or pull book bags and equipment up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to push loaded book truck up to three hundred (300) pounds.
  • Must have manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard.
Open Date: 11/28/2016
Close Date: 12/28/2016

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