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Nicholson Memorial Library System

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Garland, TX
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Responsible for analyzing the public's library needs, selecting library materials and advising the public in their use of library resources at the Central Library or at a branch library. Also responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing library services and programs. Guide and assist patrons in locating answers to their questions using a variety of available resources; perform reference interviews and reader's advisory services. Instruct and advise patrons in using the online catalog system and databases, understanding classification systems and reference material procedures, finding materials, and evaluating Internet and other available resources. Resolve patron problems and modify library services consistent with established library policy. Perform basic computer hardware and software troubleshooting. Conduct instructional classes on technology, the Internet and the library's online resources. Assess patron needs; plan, develop, and present programs of popular interste to the public; evaluate programming and activities. Promote the use of materials through displays, bibliographies, and related activities; work with the marketing team to publicize services. Maintain data, conduct periodic surveys, and compile narrative and statistical reports on activities and functions within the library. Participate in day-to-day librry operations including, but not limited to, opening and closing routines and banking/cash handling procedures. Participate as needed in evaluations, selection, acquisition, retention, discarding, or special handling of library materials. Supervise library operations in the absence of a Senior Librarian, Supervising Librarian, or Manager.


Nicholson Memorial Library System

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Garland, TX (Dallas area), Texas

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$47,486/Yr to $52,624/Yr (Target Hiring Range)


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Required Education:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university. Up to 1 year related experience.

Required Experience:

1-3 years of recent professional public library experience. Advanced graduate level coursework or working knowledge of library technologies and online resources. Experience with adult programming and public speaking in a public library setting. Training or experience in working with mainstream social media in a public library setting. Training or experience in using markup languages such as HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), or in such languages as JavaScript, PHP, SQL, API plug-ins, etc. Experiencing evaluating, selecting, and maintaining library online resources for a public library. Experience producing news releases, newsletters and other publicity for an organization. Note: Full position details listed on City of Garland website.

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