Job Description

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.

Department Information Services
Job Title Information Services Librarian/Associate
Reports To Department Head of Information Services
Pay Grade 16
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
    • paid time off
    • sick leave
    • partially paid health, dental & vision insurance with pre-tax premiums
    • KPERS retirement plan
    • 6-month step increase for staff fulfilling job duties
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

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