This position is within the Public Services Division of the District of Columbia Public Library system and serves as a Librarian. The position is responsible for professional functions that support the efficient operation and best use of the libraries by customers of all ages.
The position may also serve in an specialized library service areas such as adult education (support for customers with limited literacy), accessibility (support for customers with disabilities), special collections (support for rare and unique collections), public technology (support for customers with digital literacy needs), jail service, outreach to target populations and other specialized departments and functions that may be introduced.
Provides direct customer service to library customers and assistance in using the library and its resources.
Assist and instructs library customers with routine technology and monitors status of systems and troubleshoots as needed.
Serves as service architect for location’s engagement in assigned area by designing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating programs, services, and outreach that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.
Manages location’s physical collection in assigned area by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting materials, and analyzing usage.
Assists in maintaining a welcoming and comfortable library environment by following DCPL Appearance Guidelines and enforcing DCPL Rules of Behavior, as needed.
Maintains awareness of community needs, including the needs of schools and other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 950) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Conditions of Employment
General Suitability Screening
This position is subject to general suitability screening; verification of employment history, reference checks and degree/license, as applicable. The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory general suitability screening.
Enhanced Suitability Screening
The position for which the individual is applying has been identified and designated as requiring enhanced suitability screening; If tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check, traffic record check, consumer credit check, and mandatory drug and alcohol test will be conducted (as appropriate); and the appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory enhanced suitability screening.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
This position requires a Master’s Degree/MLIS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library/Information Science; a minimum of one (1) year of work experience working in directly and in-person with customers/clients in at least one of the following areas: adults, teens, children.
The following experience is needed:
Experienced working in an urban public library (preferred).
Experience using standard office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite required
Familiarity with content management software such as SharePoint and Drupal
Experience designing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating public-facing programs and services for assigned population (Adults, teens or children).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.
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