Librarian, Specialist- Reader Services Specialist-CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEES ONLY

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Sioux City Iowa
Librarian, Specialist- Reader Services Specialist-CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEES ONLY
Posted Date:5/23/2014
Closing Date:05/30/14
Job Requirements
Internal Job Announcement For Current City Employees Only
LIBRARIAN SPECIALIST, READER SERVICES SPECIALIST, $48,359-$63,834/DOQ. This full-time position plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates library readers' advisory services. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, staffing the public service desk, helping patrons use the library and its electronic resources, providing hands on tech help to patrons, collection development, planning and presenting library programs, and assisting in the development of library website and social media presence. Position is a member of library management team and participates in development of system goals. Acts as a trendsetter and introduces innovative changes in library services, being motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrating flexibility and creativity. Reports to Operations Manager. Directly supervises Library Assistants. Varied schedule includes rotating evening and weekend hours. ALA/MLS and a strong customer service orientation are required. APPLICATIONS EXCEPTED MAY 23, 2014 THROUGH MAY 30, 2014

Date: August 1998Department/Division: Reference/Adult Services
FLSA: Exempt Reports to: Administrative Librarian
Under general supervision, is responsible for the supervision and administration of a section of the Library system.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists patrons in person or via telephone with general use of the Library, answers questions and offers suggestions using various reference tools and resources, staffs the public service desk;
Prepares budget for assigned area of responsibility and participates in organizational planning;
Develops and maintains newspaper indexing system, conducts special research assignments;
Assists administrative staff with the administration of the Library computer system and related hardware and software;
Assists with collection development, reviews materials and makes recommendations for additions and deletions to the collection;
Develops and writes documentation for specialized projects;
Performs staff development training;
Reviews, edits and maintains bibliographic data bases;
Researches and responds to various inquiries for information via FAX, E-mail or conventional correspondence;
Maintains appropriate inventory of various State and Federal tax forms;
Maintains reader-printers and microfilm related equipment, coordinates repairs as needed;
Assists with the development and publication of Book Remarks;
Prepares and maintains professional communication with individuals and organizations concerning Library business and services;
Participates in staff and community meetings representing Library interests.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in Library Science or closely related field; or a combination of education and experience to fulfill job requirements.
Physical requirements
Requires ability to reach and handle a variety of paper documents using fingers and hands; precise use of fingers in typing and entering data using a standard keyboard. Occasionally lifts, carries, pushes and pulls objects and documents weighing up to 25 lbs. Requires clarity of vision at 20" or less, numerical/clerical/form perception and discrimination, visual and sound perception, manual dexterity and motor coordination of eyes, hands and fingers at a normal speed in handling various sized objects.
Cognitive Demands
Requires a thorough knowledge of Library policies and practices; a broad range of reference and readers' advisory materials and services; general clerical methods and procedures and the ability to apply analytical skills to problem solving and specialized data searches. Ability to apply current Library technology and automated services in selecting appropriate materials, resources and services to assist patrons. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative to apply analytical skills to searches for specialized materials and information. Knowledge of basic business math, public relations and the ability to use the English language effectively. Ability to maintain records and reports regarding Library usage and services.
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide technical assistance and direction to other employees and Library patrons. Requires the ability to speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with patrons and fellow employees; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working rapport with fellow employees, volunteers, patrons and City officials.
Work Environment
Work is performed in a general inside office environment with appropriate heating and cooling and is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards other than those normally associated with general public contact.
The City of Sioux City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages employees and prospective employees to discuss needed accommodations with the appropriate City representatives.

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