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Librarian I - Reference/Young Adult Services

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City of Laredo

$40,000 - $45,000

Laredo, TX
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Provides patrons useful and valuable services in accessing library materials and information; develops and maintains a functional, varied and sometimes specialized collection of books and materials; conducts programming; assists patrons and staff in the use of library materials and equipment.


Assists patrons in finding and using information; interacts with people and interviews them to clarify their needs; decides where to get the information and escorts them to location; teaches patron how to use materials and library equipment; informs patrons of services available; seeks information outside of the library and reserves books.

Provides bibliographic instruction and library orientation; guides tours and instructs groups in the use of library resources.

Performs library collection maintenance and development utilizing appropriate reviews and selection tools; reviews electronic sites for linkage to library's home page.

Maintains current awareness and knowledge of the library collection; studies the content and location of books in the collections to maximize retrieval capabilities; studies the content and location of all new reference books received.

Conducts programming to meet the communities needs and the library's goals and objectives as determined on an annual basis.

Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.

May supervise paraprofessionals and/or volunteers assigned to their work area in the absence of a more senior librarian.

May need to make decisions regarding library operations in the absence of a more senior librarian.

Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.

Travels out-of-town to attend workshops and seminars for continuing education.

Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Reference/Young Adult Services:

Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen patrons, based on teen needs and interests.

Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens (e.g. Teen Advisory Board, Teen book clubs, etc.)

Instructs teens and caregivers in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills.

Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen needs and interests

Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.

Coordinates daily activities of staff and volunteers assigned to teen services.

Maintains and reports programming statistics


City of Laredo

Type of Library:



Laredo, Texas

Annual Salary:

$40,000 - $45,000

Salary Comment:

$36,275.20 - $48,984.00


956-795-2400 ext. 2225



Email Address:

Website Address:

Required Education:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Required Experience:

Entry Level.

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