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City of Garland

General Information


Job title: Librarian - Part-time
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: 2011-2697
Date posted: 05/15/13
Job type: Part-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Information (Library/Media/Communications)

Job Description

Job description:
Position Summary:
To provide quality library and information services, professional reference, and reader’s advisory services to library users.

Essential Job Functions:
-Resolve patron problems and interpret policies.
-Provide professional reference, reader’s advisory, and programs to library users.
-Carry out special project assignments.
-Provide assistance with electronic resources and the Internet to a large number of computer users.
-Perform basic hardware and software troubleshooting.
-Provide instructional classes on the Internet and other electronic resources, and present educational programs, as assigned.
-Stay apprised of new resources through continuing education, professional journals and training.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
Education/ Experience:
-Advanced graduate level coursework in library technology and electronic resources
-1 or more years of professional public library experience.
-Training or experience in working with mainstream social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter or feed readers)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Comprehensive knowledge of current practices in public libraries, including reference services, reader's advisory, and library technology
-Comprehensive knowledge of electronic resources
-Excellent written and oral communications skills
-Skill in utilizing a variety of Internet browsers, search engines, Internet based productivity tools, and email
-Skill in creating content using social media tools (i.e. Flickr, YouTube, etc.)
-Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others
-Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
-Ability to handle customer issues and complaints appropriately
-Ability to work closely with others as part of a team

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:
The incumbent works in a typical office environment; but some physical labor, exposure to dust and travel to various sites may occur. Physical tasks will include lifting, reaching, pushing, squatting, bending, stooping, walking, and carrying supplies, as needed, to accomplish the tasks of the activity on a daily basis. Primary environment will be in a climate controlled, indoor atmosphere. Ability to work a varying 19 hour-per-week schedule between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. as assigned

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience :
-Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university
-Up to 1 year related experience
-Ability to work a varying 19 hour-per-week schedule between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. as assigned

Licenses & Certifications:
Valid State of Texas Class C driver's license.

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