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Adult Services Librarian - (Full-time)

Posted: April 03, 2015

Adult Services Librarian: Willard Library of Evansville, IN seeks a full-time (40+ hours per week, salaried with benefits) Adult Services Librarian who will be responsible for the management of the successful and extremely active Adult Services Department.

The position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; previous professional library experience preferred. Salary scale begins at $43,198 and is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate must be public service oriented, a skilled leader and able to adeptly manage a team of skilled paraprofessionals.

Please submit completed application, resume, and 3 professional references to: Greg Hager, Director; Willard Library, 21 First Ave. Evansville, IN 47710. No phone calls, please. Position is open until filled. EEO




JOB FUNCTION: Administers day to day operations of the Adult Services Department, under the supervision and policy guidance of the Director.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 100% Administrative/ Management



I. Library Department Management
1. Develops and recommends policies and procedures for the efficient and effective management of all functions of the Adult Services Department.

2. Manages all services provided by the Adult Services Department; including circulation and reference services, information delivery, interlibrary loan, and material shelving.

3. Hires, supervises, schedules, and evaluates all Adult Services Department personnel and recommends their dismissal, if necessary, for the good of the library.

4. Assists in the formulation of the annual material budget for the Adult Services Department.

5. Orders all materials and office supplies for the Adult Services Department within fiscal parameters, and approves expenditures from the appropriate accounts.

6. Compiles monthly and annual reports of the Adult Services Department.

7. Cooperates with other Department Supervisors to provide efficient library service.

8. Serves as Managing Supervisor for the Library as needed by the Director.

9. Participates in such professional library groups as the American Library Association and the Indiana Library Federation; attends workshops and conferences; reads selected professional periodicals as a means toward personal professional growth and toward increasing awareness of Willard Library's special needs and unique place within the library community.

10. Performs other duties as required and other tasks as necessary.

II. Collection Development

1. Conducts collection development for all Adult Services Department collections in accordance with Willard Library's Collection Development Policy.

2. Selects and acquires appropriate materials for the Adult Services collections through professional reviewing sources and vendors. De-selects material as necessary.

3. Conducts processing and basic cataloging of new adult material as needed.

4. Responds to patron requests, suggestions, and complaints concerning the Adult Services Collection.

III. Patron Service
1. Offers assistance to patrons.

2. Provides extensive reference assistance to patrons in person, by telephone, or via email.

3. Retains accurate statistics of reference transactions.

4. Assists other staff members with complex reference transactions.

5. Assists with preparation and completion of interlibrary loan requests and materials.

IV. Circulation
1. Conducts routine circulation tasks; checking-in and out, entering patron registrations, placing holds, updating patron files, updating bibliographic files, processing hold and overdue notifications, and shelving returned material.

2. Retains accurate statistics of circulation transactions.

3. Assists other staff members with complex circulation transactions.

V. Programming and Public Relations
1. Develops and implements library programs pertaining to adults.

2. Promotes such programs to the public through the media, Willard website, inhouse advertising, and direct mail as needed.

3. Acquires supplies and equipment needed for programs.

4. Participates in community organizations and projects, particularly when such participation will tend to increase community awareness of Willard Library's existence, programs, and services.

5. Speaks to civic groups and organizations to enhance Willard Library’s profile in the community.

EQUIPMENT: Computer and Peripherals, Telephone, Fax Machine, Photocopier, Microfilm Reader/Printer, Cash Register, and Calculator.

NOTE: This is a 40+ hours/week salaried position. This may normally include weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and evenings.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master of Library Science with American Library Association Accreditation

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE: Library and Personnel Management, Organizational Skills, Written and Oral Communications, Public Relations, Database Searching, Computer Skills (PC Windows- based Software in Local Area Network Environment)and Strong Public Service Attitude.

1. Physical: Able to lift 10 lbs above head with arms fully extended; lift and correctly shelve 100% of Adult Services materials consistently; able to shelve materials on 0” – 90” high shelving, requiring the ability to bend, squat, reach above head, climb 2’ vertically, and balance on 11” diameter step stool; consistently read 10-point font from 24” away; ability to do any or all of the following as needed for up to 8 hours with no more than two 20 minute resting intervals and one 60 minute resting interval: sitting, standing, walking, using computer keyboard, reading, and writing.

2. Mental: Spoken and written English language comprehension at college level; perform basic algebra including advanced knowledge of Boolean logic and searching; able to arrange dewey decimal numbers in ascending order and correctly alphabetize; able to consistently follow and deliver at least 5 verbal or written instructions without cues or repetition.

3. Verbal: English language delivery at college level.

4. Written: English language delivery at college level.

How to Apply:
Please submit completed application, resume, and 3 professional references to: Greg Hager, Director; Willard Library, 21 First Ave. Evansville, IN 47710. No phone calls, please. Position is open until filled. EEO

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