Programming Librarian Position
Newman Regional Library District
Newman Regional Library District serves the residents of Newman and southern Murdock Townships and surrounding areas by providing friendly service and access to information for all visitors. Newman Regional Library hosts over 10,000 physical items with many more digital items available via our online services.
The Programming Librarian will be primarily responsible for organizing fun and educational events for patrons of all ages with a focus on youth events. In addition, the Programming Librarian will provide excellent customer service and assist the librarian in the smooth running of the library during all open hours, including performing responsible and varied clerical work in circulation, interlibrary loan, materials processing and shelf maintenance, and assisting patrons in finding information and using library services and facilities.
Principle Responsibilities and Duties
Provides a minimum of one program per month (with a focus on children’s programs) and assists with Summer Reading Program.
Helps establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.
Opens and closes the library. Turns on or off computers, lights, heating or air conditioning.
Performs full range of circulation desk duties including issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, reserving books, cash handling duties, and answering the phone.
Advises patrons about library materials and computers and oversees appropriate use of the facility.
Responds to requests for information from patrons in the library, through email and by phone or refers inquiries to librarian.
Assists in training and supervising volunteers.
Manages the library collection by culling outdated, unused and damaged items, keeping shelves properly organized, recommending purchases based on reader's interests and requests.
Oversees Interlibrary Loan program including ordering, sending and receiving materials.
Registers participants in library programming including accepting and recording payment.
Assists in compiling data on library visitation and circulation for quarterly reports.
Assists in maintaining a clean and safe environment for materials and patrons.
Assumes responsibility of daily library operations in absence of librarian.
Has knowledge of upcoming adult and children’s programs other events.
Performs special duties as assigned.
Attends trainings and occasional meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Works independently and takes initiative to successfully complete duties.
Works in a pleasant and effective manner with patrons, co-workers, and volunteers.
Technically proficient with computers, software, and other electronic hardware and software.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of library organization and general operations.
Enjoys reading and using other library materials and helping others of all ages enjoy library resources.
The skills and knowledge required would usually be acquired with a high school education, and some experience in office or customer service work.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
Ability to type accurately.
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.
Frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear with reasonable accommodations.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet but an occasionally noisy environment is a possibility.
Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.
Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. Must be able to lift 40 pounds, kneel, and squat.
A high school education or equivalent. Experience with customer service is a plus. Proficiency with modern technology including, but not limited, to popular modern operating systems (Windows, iOS, Android), office software, web browsers and the internet. Keyboarding proficiency. Physical requirements: lift and carry 40 lbs., pulling, pushing, alternate standing and sitting, crouching, kneeling, stooping and reaching overhead.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with natural curiosity and a creative problem solver who has a passion for community service and connecting people with information.
Work Schedule and Benefits
Hours per week: 20 (with flexibility in scheduling, within the hours of the Library open schedule, and will include Saturdays.)
Paid sick and vacation time at the percentage of the appointment.
No health insurance or retirement fund.
How to apply:
You may submit a resume with cover letter to the librarian during business hours of the library or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.
For further information:
Contact Matthew Hales, email@example.com
The Newman Regional Library District is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates.