Part Time Public Services Librarian-Plainview

SUMMARY

Provides public services and direct assistance to library patrons in locating information.

Manages the library’s materials and equipment. This position involves working day and evening hours.

LOCATION

Plainview Center campus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assists library patrons in using the automated catalog, online databases, and other computerized or print indices to locate information available on-site or externally.

Assists library patrons in using reference tools to locate specific information.

Teaches information literacy classes or presents library tours as requested by faculty.

Oversees use of library computers and printers in following areas: Library circulation system, student-use computers for information and research, student-use computers for Microsoft Office applications.

Collects usage statistics for public services when required.

Assists in the evaluation and development of the library collection by recommending materials for purchase and withdrawal.

Cooperates as a team member in performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or school library or media specialist certification is required. Two years of library experience in public services and experience in the use of library automated systems; experience in the use of the Internet, an online catalog system, and online information systems are all preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general reports, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

 


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