Houston Public Library
$45,000 - $50,000
Houston Public Library (HPL) is seeking an energetic, flexible, team-oriented person with a passion for customer service to work as a Librarian II, Manager for the Bracewell Neighborhood Library. The Bracewell Neighborhood Library, located in far Southeast Houston, has an active programming schedule including open jobs, computer classes, citizenship classes, storytimes, and book clubs. HPL 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.
The preferred candidate for this position will provide exceptional customer service, enjoy working with, learning, and teaching new and emerging technologies, communicate effectively, be at ease multitasking in a fast-paced public service setting and enjoy interacting with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds.
The Librarian II (Bracewell Manager) 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;
Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft operating system and 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;
Perform collection development and maintenance;
Maintain collaborative relationships with local community groups and schools; and
Work evenings and weekends (Saturday and Sundays) shift work as needed.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a Cover Letter and Resume when applying. For a location listing of our 37 Neighborhood Libraries and Central Library, please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/hpl-locations
Experience in personnel management and supervision.
Ability to plan and organize work and skilled at prioritization.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others;
Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds;
Ability to communicated effectively orally and in writing;
Knowledge of current versions of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Sirsi Symphony;
Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) preferred.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
Houston Public Library
Type of Library:
$45,000 - $50,000
Requires a Master's of Library Science degree from a school accredited by American Library Association (ALA)
Requires a Bachelor's degree plus 18 hours toward a Master's of Library Science degree from a school accredited by ALA and two years of library experience. A Master's of Library Science degree must be completed within two (2) years from being hired into this classification.
Requires one (1) year of library experience with a Master's of Library Science degree from a school accredited by American Library Association (ALA)
Requires two years of library experience with a Bachelor's degree plus 18 hours toward a Master's of Library Science degree from a school accredited by ALA. A Master's of Library Science degree must be completed within two (2) years from being hired into this classification.
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.