The Information Services Librarian/Associate position at Salina Public Library provides high quality, friendly and professional service. To be a part of our Library team, a positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to work well with everyone is required.
|Job Title||Information Services Librarian/Associate|
|Reports To||Department Head of Information Services|
|Hours/Schedule||Full-Time — 40 hours per week
– One evening a week required.
– One weekend a month required.
Schedules are adjusted as needed for the library.
|Starting Hourly Pay||$18.15|
|Annual Starting Salary||$37,752.00|
|Minimum Education||MLS/MLIS Preferred / Bachelor’s Degree Required|
|Work Experience||Library Experience Preferred|
|Supervisory Experience||Not Required|
Duties & Responsibilities
The Information Services Librarian/Associate must ….
- answer reference questions from the public in-person, on the phone and within technology platforms using authoritative online resources and databases, as well as microfilm and print.
- work collaboratively with co workers in adult collection development duties, both selection and weeding using high quality library reviewing tools and standards.
- be able to monitor budgets for collection development areas that may be assigned.
- be an active reader and knowledgeable about popular authors, topics, and trends.
- be able to create thematic displays to highlight the adult collection that are relevant to the community
- create programming to meet the needs of adults in the community ie, in person, virtual, handouts, research tools, packets, etc
- be able to navigate digital resources on a variety of devices and be able to assist others with digital downloadable resources with clarity and patience
- be passionate about growing, learning and sharing knowledge with others.
- be continually seeking and gaining knowledge about library trends, current popular culture and emerging technologies via webinars,workshops, conferences, etc
- have strong written and oral communication skills to be utilized in, for example: grant writing, presentations, handouts, brochures, etc
- be able to give readers advisory assistance
- be able to serve as proctor for online classes
- be able to serve as backup for Interlibrary Loan and Outreach, if needed
- have strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
- be able to assist patrons with basic computer skills
- be able to work on special projects as needed
- provide excellent customer service in-person, on the phone and within technology platforms.
- utilize technology efficiently, effectively and appropriately.
- be able to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy.
- comply with all Library policies and procedures.
- conduct general office and clerical tasks as needed.
- redirect questions and take patrons to other departments as needed.
- have the willingness to help patrons with anything needed, manage multiple tasks and perform additional duties as assigned.
- be able to access and use the Library catalog in-depth to find resources, work with holds, patron accounts and more.
- have the ability to work independently and is trustworthy to work unsupervised.
- be reliable. Work scheduled hours, show up ready to work on time and use breaks appropriately.
- be able to take direction, be honest and work with integrity.
- be willing to help in any area of the Library as needed.
- other duties as assigned.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Pre-employment drug screen. (post-employment drug screen may also take place)
- Pre-employment background check.
- Basic keyboarding skills.
- The ability to work with a variety of technology equipment and applications. Applications include, but not limited to documents, sheets, internet browsers, email, and Google Drive.
- Demonstrate professional behavior and wear professional clothing in adherence to the dress code policy.
Physical Demands / Work Environment
Light to moderate physical work
- Lifting, carrying and pushing up to 40 pounds with or without assistance.
- Frequent lifting, carrying, standing, walking, bending, climbing stairs, twisting, reaching, pulling and pushing.
- Speech and hearing abilities to maintain communication with patrons and co-workers.
- Vision to read and interpret reports, written documents and technology communications.
- Work is primarily indoors, with some outdoor work for book drop pickups and other Library event assistance.
*The above position information is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his/her duties or responsibilities.
How to Apply
Complete the online application. Attach your resume.
A quick video introduction of yourself with an explanation of why you would like to work at Salina Public Library, is also required. This can be sent by email to [email protected]
If you have additional questions, please contact Angela Allen, Department Head of Information Services, [email protected] 785-825-4624 x224
Position start date: open until filled