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LIBRARIAN Town of Cheshire seeks qualified candidates to apply for 35 hr/wk position of Librarian (L-5). Starting minimum hourly rate as of 7-1-18 is $33.32 Successful candidate must have considerable experience planning & performing programs for children of all ages including infants and toddlers. POSITION OBJECTIVES This is a professional position that provides library services to children, teens and adults. Duties may include reference work, materials selection, and programming. A person in this position will have independent responsibility for one or more supporting functions such as cataloguing, collection development, interlibrary loan, library programming, volunteer coordinating and social media. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Senior Librarian, Deputy Director or Library Director Supervises: None JOB LOCATION AND EQUIPMENT USED The primary work location is the library. Equipment used includes computers, network equipment and other common office equipment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Develops, publicizes and presents library programs for adults, teens and children. 2. Maintains a current knowledge about professional trends and best practices, sharing information with appropriate staff. 3. Regularly evaluates existing programs and services. 4. Keeps up-to-date statistical information on library programs and services. 5. May provide direction to employees in the lower job classifications in the performance of their duties. 6. Catalog and process library materials. 7. May be responsible for overseeing materials and programming budgets. 8. In the absence of more senior staff, is responsible for overseeing the building and ensuring that library policies and procedures are followed. 9. Must be able to effectively use automated library information management systems. 10. Skilled at conducting effective reference and reader’s advisory interviews, using all available resources to satisfy patron needs. Refer users to appropriate assistance if necessary. 11. Able to work at any public service desk and explain library programs and services to patrons. 12. Is proficient in using the library’s automated circulation module, online catalog, and library website. Helps patrons locate and access library social media. 13. May be called upon to perform basic troubleshooting on commonly used library equipment. 14. Represents the library to the community or professional groups, both in the library and elsewhere. 15. Performs other projects and tasks as assigned or approved by a supervisor. The above duties describe the most significant duties performed and are not to be considered a detailed description of every duty of the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES A librarian should have knowledge of local library policies and services. Strong computer and online information resource skills are essential. A librarian must be able to effectively use the integrated library system (ILS). Solid customer service skills and well developed written and spoken communication skills are expected. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations, interacting with the public and coworkers in a friendly and courteous manner. An awareness of library resources available outside the local library is required. A librarian may be required to work in more than one functional area and to work on evenings and weekends. To be considered for this position, an applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree and an MLS from an accredited program and one year of related experience. For further information including application process, see the Town’s web site at ~~~ . Deadline for applying is 6/8/18.

Updated 05/16/2018

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