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Librarian III Manager

Company name
Houston Public Library

Salary
$55,000 - $60,000

Location
Houston, TX
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Profile

PN# 19513

The Houston Public Library seeks an innovative, customer-service driven, creative, and energetic Librarian III who has strong leadership skills, an ability to inspire staff, and a passion for serving as a hands-on and highly engaged manager for the recently renovated Jungman Neighborhood Library. Since re-opening in October 2016, the Jungman Neighborhood Library has become one of the highest circulating HPL locations with an active programming schedule for all ages. Serving a diverse community, programs include computer classes in English and Spanish, open job labs, English Conversation Circles, Spanish Language Classes, and language learning sessions. For youth, programs include After School Zone with a meal program, Baby story time, Toddler Time, Pajama story time, gaming, crafts, and Sign Time. Successful candidates will communicate effectively, provide exceptional customer service, enjoy working with, learning and teaching new and emerging technologies, be at ease multitasking in a fast-paced public service setting and enjoy interacting with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds.

The Librarian III will:

Possess exceptional leadership skills to oversee and coordinate team members to effectively complete tasks;

Take initiative to creatively solve problems and possess sound decision-making skills;

Exhibit a high level of creativity for innovative services, programming, and outreach;

Maintain collaborative relationships with local community groups, including YMCA International, Houston Language Partners, Workforce Solutions, and Literacy Advance of Houston;

Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft software and knowledge of Internet software and media applications, digital technologies, android and other software, electronic devices such as e-readers and tablets, video gaming equipment, and other technologies;

Interact with customers at the Customer Service Desk and roving assisting with information requests, technology assistance, and programming.

Perform collection development and maintenance; and

Work one evening a week and every other weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday).

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Cover Letter and Resume when applying. For a location listing of our 37 Neighborhood Libraries, please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/hpl-locations.

Houston Public Library serves a population of 2.2 million citizens through a network of 37 Neighborhood Libraries spread out across the Houston area, a Central Library, and three Special Collections Libraries.

Institution:

Houston Public Library

Type of Library:

Public

City:

Houston, Texas

Annual Salary:

$55,000 - $60,000

Salary Comment:

Telephone:

Fax:

Email Address:

laurie.covington@houstontx.gov

Website Address:

www.houstonlibrary.org


Required Education:

Requires Master of Library Science degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association.

Required Experience:

Three (3) years of library experience are required, including one (1) year of management experience.

Company Profile
The Houston Public Library system serves the City's culturally diverse community by offering a broad program of free educational, informational and recreational activities through a central complex and neighborhood branch libraries. The Library system is composed of a Central Library Complex, including the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and Clayton Center for Genealogical Research, and 36 branch libraries providing a network of materials, services and programs to Houston's diverse neighborhoods.

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