Librarian II - Reference

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Company Name: 
Pickens County Library System
Location: 
Easley, SC
Job Description: 

Class Title: LIBRARIAN II - REFERENCE

Position Type: Full Time  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and readers’ advisory services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

ESSENTIAL TASKS

The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Provides reference services to Library patrons and staffThe tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Coordinates, supervises and participates in the provision of reference and readers’ advisory services to Library patrons and staff. Supervises subordinate professional and para-professional staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, assisting with the selection of new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing employee discipline as needed. Assist the public in a professional and courteous manner. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested. Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs and specialized services for adult patrons. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults. Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Adjust patron accounts as necessary. Supervises the daily staffing and maintenance of public areas and reference service desks. Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials. Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public. Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate. Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered. Assists co-workers with duties as required. Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills. Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources. Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers. Prepares Library for opening and closing. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials. Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary. Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received. Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs. Creates book displays. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required. Performs other duties as assigned. ; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.

Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.

Prepares Library for opening and closing.

Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.

Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.

Executes video stock rotation.

Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.

Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.

Creates book displays.

Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.

Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.

Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

Assists co-workers with duties as required.

Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.

Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.

Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.

Prepares Library for opening and closing.

Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.

Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.

Executes video stock rotation.

Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.

Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.

Creates book displays.

Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.

Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.

Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

Assists co-workers with duties as required.

Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Public Relations (In addition to duties above)

Compiles news releases, newsletters and other publications to promote Library services.

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:

Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks; stooping, bending or stretching.

Qualifications: 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:

Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Requires at least 2 years of library experience.

How to Apply: 

For complete job description and employment application, visit http://co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx. Submit Pickens County Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to: ashleyf@co.pickens.sc.us.