22 Sep

Librarian Library Specialist Children Services Jobs Vacancy in Frederick County Government Frederick

Position
Librarian Library Specialist Children Services
Company
Frederick County Government
Location
Frederick MD
Opening
22 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

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Librarian Library Specialist Children Services Jobs Vacancy in Frederick County Government Frederick Jobs Details:

Exempt; full time; 40 hours per week; varied days and hours during FCPL regular operating schedule; full benefits; position subject to system-wide reassignment.

Librarian I salary = $44,541 per year
Library Specialist salary = $41,602 per year

This professional position assists in managing Children's Services at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. This position provides direct library service to the general public. Supervision may be given to substitutes, shelvers, on-call employees and/or volunteers; direction may be given to department staff. Supervision is received from the Branch Administrator, Assistant Branch Administrator or the Supervisor, Children's Services.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate innovative age-appropriate programming and outreach for adults, children aged birth to 5th grade and older children as assigned
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the collection, current literature, and content delivery formats
  • Participate in and support planning and implementation of system-wide programs, events and outreach
  • Assist customers of all ages in using computerized and print information sources for general reference, information and reader's advisory requests and/or direct them to other appropriate sources
  • Perform bibliographic searches related to interlibrary loan requests and reserves
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with schools and other community organizations and groups, including partnerships and programming
  • Assist in developing and presenting training to FCPL staff and general public on library/information resources, services, policies, programming and procedures
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the branch collection in an assigned area, including recommending materials for acquisition or withdrawal from circulation
  • Work with the Branch Administrator to identify, plan, implement and evaluate promotion, marketing and outreach activities for alignment and effectiveness in communicating the mission and goals of the library, and the value of library products and services to the public, organizations, businesses, and other community entities.
  • Build and maintain relationships and partnerships with community businesses, organizations and agencies
  • Manage branch or system-level services/programs and/or lead projects and teams, as assigned
  • Analyze demographic data/statistics to identify and evaluate need for changes to services and programs
  • Assume duties and responsibilities of "librarian-in-charge" as assigned and make decisions in accordance with regulations and established policies.
  • Participate in department, branch and system-wide work teams and committees
  • Prepare displays and programs to promote reading and library services
  • Explain FCPL policy and procedures to the public and monitor proper library behavior and safety.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate substitutes, shelvers, on-calls employees and/or volunteers
  • Attend related workshops, meetings and learning opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

The qualifications/requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I – other requirements continue below:
  • Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom work with children aged birth to 5th grade
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS-current certification must then be maintained
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST – other requirements continue below:
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum 2 years recent (within last 5 years) public library work experience
  • Minimum 1 year work experience and/or classroom work with children aged birth to 5th grade
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting
  • Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of children's literature and stages of young child development and interests
  • Working knowledge of literature and interests for people any age
  • Working knowledge of research techniques and available research materials as well as general reader's interest, authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and techniques, with the ability to effectively communicate in an online environment to engage customers via social media
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile devices, software applications, and downloadable e-format materials
  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to complete routine assignments
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL's computerized systems and the Internet, and ability to effectively provide related instruction for all customers and staff in a friendly and respectful manner
  • Ability to effectively organize work, problem-solve, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively supervise, direct and evaluate the work of others
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, schools similar entities
  • Strong internal and external customer service ability including ability to exhibit patience, tact and courtesy working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and effectively manage time in a busy environment.
  • Ability to manage projects including event planning, community relationships, creating and managing a project timeline, and evaluating outcomes
  • Ability to learn and integrate emerging technologies and STEM-related educational tools into youth programming
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, positive attitude, good judgment, and leadership
  • Ability to create and market high-quality programming in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, community organizations, and the general public

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
  • 1 year work experience directly supervising the work of others
  • 1 year work experience developing and presenting programs for children aged birth to 5th grade

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly reach; frequently walk, occasionally sit, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors ; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground.

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • If the candidate hired into this position has not yet obtained their MLS degree, they will be hired into a Library Specialist position (salary=$41,602 yearly) and will be upgraded to the Librarian I position upon successful completion of the MLS degree within 6 months of hire

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
  • An evaluation of training and experience
  • One or more interviews
  • A pre-employment background investigation
  • A pre-employment physical examination and drug test


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