Librarian -- Yuma County Library District -- Yuma, AZ
SALARY: $21.64 - $27.20 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 04/22/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid-point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.
NATURE OF WORK:
Under general supervision, performs professional library work of moderate difficulty in the Information Services Division; performs related work as required or assigned. This position has department specific responsibility. Hours may vary (Monday – Saturday) depending on the needs of the Library District.
EXAMPLE OF WORK:
(Illustrative Only) Provides customer service and reference service as needed at the Information desk or elsewhere; responds to inquiries from the public that come into the Main Library; may be responsible for the Book Clubs and reading events; may participate in meetings and activities with outside agencies and organizations Participates in promoting public library services to the local community; makes presentations at meetings, workshops, and community events; assists with the design, setup, and take down of Library displays; collects and analyzes data and produces statistical reports as needed by Administration and/or outside agencies; may assist with the preparation and submission of grants proposals and monitor the expenditure of grant funds received; may plan, assist with, and/or teach computer classes and other programs/training on a variety of topics; assists with library Collection Development; compiles reports, bibliographies, and search guides; assists patrons with technology issues; provides support for copy machines and computer use; may be responsible for the management of the periodicals, song index, resources, maps, or other specialized area, etc; may supervise assigned volunteers; may be assigned to a specific area of focus;
The Business Librarian manages business and economic materials and resources and plans and implements related workshops, and programs; promotes the Library's business resources to the community; participates in job and career fairs and other outreach and events.
The Special Services Librarian manages the special needs materials and resources and plans and implements related workshops and programs; updates the Library’s Disabled in Yuma publication; participates in related outreach events and meetings.
The Special Services Librarian manages the Arizona collection at the Main Library and the Archives located at the Heritage Library; assists patrons with historical research; presents related programs, including programs on genealogy; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred; OR a Master's degree in a closely related field; AND two (2) years of experience in a library environment; OR a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of experience in a library environment; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain valid Arizona driver's license; requires successful completion of a background check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Books, authors, and electronic information sources; the principles and practices of modern librarianship; reader interest levels; youth psychology relating to public library services; library information tools including print resources and computer databases; authors, materials, and selection tools; the principles and practices of business.
Skill in: Computer operations and automated systems; providing effective customer-oriented service; teaching the use of business resources; providing instruction in the use of computer and print information resources; utilizing current reference tools in information services; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; conducting research using computerized databases, including Internet; communicating effectively verbally and in writing; supervising the work of staff.
Ability to: utilize current reference tools in information services; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; to conduct research using computerized databases, including Internet; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; stand or sit for long periods of time (up to 6 – 7 hours); lift at least 20 lbs; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, and/or kneeling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. Working at a computer monitor for extended periods required. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under extreme likelihood of verbal abuse from hostile and frustrated customers.
EOE/AA/ADAAA/M/F/V/D DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
198 S. Main St
Yuma, AZ 85364 (928) 373-1013