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Librarian 2 Circulation Department

Chattanooga, TN

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Summary Incumbents in this classification are responsible for performing professional level work within an area of specialty. May act as department head in supervisor's absence or supervise staff within a specific area of the library. Work requires limited supervision and the use of independent judgment and discretion. SERIES LEVEL: This is the second level of a three level series. The Librarian 2 is distinguished from the Librarian 1 by its responsibility for performing professional level work within a specialty area and by increased supervisory responsibilities. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties). Public Services: May serve as lead to lower level staff or may directly supervise assigned staff to include prioritizing, scheduling and assigning work; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations. Assists patrons by providing solutions to informational requests and evaluating resources in order to match information needs with reference and/or advisory materials. Trains patrons in the use of electronic reference sources by providing guidance and instruction for both general and specific requests; enables patrons to operate equipment and meet their informational needs; troubleshoots problems or instructs patrons in the use of software and hardware. Plans, prepares and maintains display exhibits to promote the circulation of materials, books and/or other related items. Manages and maintains library collection materials in specific, assigned areas of the collection by noting community needs and patrons requests, consulting reviews and bibliographies, checking lost and missing reports. Evaluates the informational utility of various online sources for referral to library patrons, including researching relevant professional literature. Monitors and maintains databases in assigned area of responsibility. Prepares and compiles a variety of statistics related to library operations in assigned area of responsibility; analyzes results and makes recommendations based on findings. Participates in bibliographic materials control which includes retrieving library materials placed on hold by patrons; monitoring the distribution of periodicals, newspapers and other material and performs other related activities. Develops, implements, administers and evaluates specialty programs and services; creates materials and displays to promote the library and associated programs. Enforces policies and procedures while balancing patrons' needs with administrative requirements. Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees or other related groups in order to receive and convey information. May process forms for passport application processes, following established guidelines and regulations set forth by the U.S. government. u00a0 Minimum Qualifications: Eight (8) years of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered. This must include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Must also be eligible to become certified as a Passport Acceptance Agent according to U.S. government regulations. u00a0 Examples of relevant education include a Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of relevant experience. A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science is preferred. Examples of relevant experience include public library circulation experience. Proficiency with the Polaris ILS system is preferred. LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS: None Supplemental Information: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of library science principles and practices; customer service principles; advisory and reference resources; extensive knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System,u00a0reference materials, techniques and practices;u00a0print and online reference sources; principles of supervision and management. Skill in prioritizing, assigning and evaluating work; planning and administering specialty programs within the library; using a computer and related software; managing and maintaining databases; providing customer service; evaluating websites for reliability, accuracy and appropriateness; performing routine computer troubleshooting; retrieving, organizing and disseminating information; conducting Internet searches; prioritizing, organizing and managing multiple simultaneous projects; reading, interpreting, applying and explaining rules, regulations, policies and procedures; preparing clear and concise reports; gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals and communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Safety Sensitive: N Department of Transportation - CDL: N Child Sensitive: Y All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized. All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from their date of hire.

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