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Librarian II

Librarian II
Austin Public Library – Austin, Texas
Salary: $21.48 – $27.33

The Austin Public Library is seeking a full-time Librarian II, who will serve children, tweens, teens and the adults who care for them in a busy urban central library in a culturally diverse community; develop and implement a variety of programming for children age 0-8 and tweens age 9-12; plan and present storytimes and other literature-based programming, STEAM-based learning/creating opportunities, tween leadership opportunities, field trips, and events with performers/presenters; help children and the people who care for them find just the right book for their interest, reading level, and needs; provide resource-based services including homework assistance, database instruction, book lists (print, online, and virtual); collect statistics and prepare reports; initiate and maintain contact with schools and with other individuals and groups serving youth in the community; be well-read in children’s and tween literature; and select, train and supervise adult and teen volunteers.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists staff and public with use of electronic information sources, software, internet and research databases.
  2. Provides assistance/instruction on use of library facilities and resources.
  3. Develops and evaluates collections of library materials and selects appropriate materials for assigned collection.
  4. Acquires, maintains, and assesses assigned collection.
  5. Generates reports and statistics on programming, funding and collection.
  6. Provides direct reference services to customers.
  7. Uses personal computer to perform a variety of circulation or collection-related duties.
  8. Compiles bibliographies and user guides. Performs original and edit cataloging.
  9. Resolves cataloging problems and maintains online public catalog.
  10. Appraises, organizes and processes special archival collections. Provides basic conservation of archival materials.
  11. Conducts meetings, training sessions and public programs.
  12. Schedules, coordinates and promotes library programming for assigned group.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of money handling and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of books, electronic databases, internet resources, bibliographies and reference materials.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in using computers and related software, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in reviewing material to insure accuracy, completeness and adherence to established formats and procedures.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees and the public.
  • Ability to stay current on archive issues and trends.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to operate required vehicle safely.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow maps and mapping directions.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with tweens age 9-12 where they were the leaders
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability to plan and execute large events (100+ audience)
  3. Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into library instruction or creative programming
  4. Demonstrated involvement in the library profession as a leader and a learner
  5. Demonstrated experience delivering specialized storytimes to a variety of groups

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university plus two (2) years’ experience as a professional librarian.

Job closeOctober 13, 2019
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