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City of Garland

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Job title: Librarian
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: Job 2013-3155
Date posted: 06/10/13
Job type: Full-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:
-Conduct reference interviews by phone or in person and recommend materials to satisfy user needs.
-Provide reference assistance and perform research; provide reader's advisory; assist patrons in use of the public computers and related software, the catalog, the Internet, and the print management system.
-Plan and present library programs for adults as assigned.
-Provide instructional classes on the Internet and other electronic resources.
-Make presentations of library services to outside organizations as assigned.
-Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
-Knowledge of current practices in public libraries, including reference services, reader's advisory, and library technology.
-Knowledge of electronic resources.
-Excellent written and oral communications skills.
-Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others. Resourcefulness, enthusiasm, tact, judgment.
-Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, handle customer issues and complaints appropriately, and work closely with others as part of a team.
-Have close visual acuity to preparing and analyzing data and figures, view a computer monitor, perform extensive reading, operate a vehicle, maintain equipment, and maintain the work area appropriately.

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, 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.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience :
-Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university. Public library experience is preferred.

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


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