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Librarian (3 types)-DC Public Library

  • 03 Jun 2022 10:23 AM
    Message # 12804479
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    Children's Librarian

    Teen Librarian

    Adult Librarian

    Position Description:

    This position is within the Public Services unit of the District of Columbia Public Library system and serves as a Librarian. DCPL is seeking Children, Teen and Adult librarians responsible for professional functions that support the efficient operation and best use of the libraries by children ages (0-12) and Teens (13-19) and Adults (ages 20-above). Please take look at the summary of duties and responsibilities of a Children, Teen, and Adult Librarian and note your interest on your application. Your interest will be taken into consideration. Please note that indicating interest does not guarantee placement in that area.

    Under the general direction of a Branch Librarian, the incumbent provides reference and advisory services to customers and plans, schedules, conducts and evaluates programs and class visits. The Librarian develops and maintains the branch collection of literature to meet the needs of the community.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Children’s Librarian

    • Provides reference assistance, reader’s advisory and information about relevant library resources to children (birth to age 12) and their caregivers, as well as to local educators in daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools and charter schools.
    • Maintains contact with and conducts outreach to local schools, community based organizations and nonprofits that serve children in the branch neighborhood.
    • Plans and conducts programming for children and their caregivers according to system requirements and in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
    • Attends monthly Youth Services Working Group meetings and training as required. Serves on DCPL working groups, committees, task forces for library projects relating to children birth to twelve and their caregivers as appropriate.
    • Manage location’s physical collection for Children’s by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting new materials, and analyzing usage.
    • Maintain awareness of community needs, including the needs of schools and other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.

    Teen Librarians

    • Provides reference assistance, reader’s advisory and information about relevant library resources to teens (aged 13 to 19) and their families, as well as to local educators in high schools, job corps programs and nontraditional educational settings that serve teens and their families.
    • Maintains contact with and conducts outreach to local schools, community-based organizations and nonprofits that serve teens in the branch neighborhood.
    • Plans and conducts programming for teens and their peers according to system requirements and in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
    • Attends monthly Youth Services Working Group meetings and training as required. Serves on DCPL working groups, committees, task forces for library projects relating to teens aged 13 to 19 and their families as appropriate.
    • Manage location’s physical collection for teens by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting new materials, and analyzing usage.
    • Maintain awareness of community needs, including the needs of schools and other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.

    Adult Librarian

    • Provides reference assistance, reader’s advisory and information about relevant library resources to Adults (ages 20 and above) as well as to local educators in high schools, job corps programs and nontraditional educational settings that serve adults and their families.
    • Guides customers in the use of on-line catalog, reference and circulation collections.
    • Works with community groups and/or schools to plan programs, plans and conducts programs such as computer training classes, book discussions etc.
    • Assists in developing the book collection; recommends titles for purchase to supervisor. locates and selects appropriate material to answer a wide range of general reference questions.
    • Maintains contact with and conducts outreach to local schools, community-based organizations and nonprofits that serve adults in the branch neighborhood.
    • Plans and conducts programming for Adults according to system requirements and in collaboration with other staff as appropriate.
    • Manage location’s physical collection for Adults by using established processes and procedures for weeding materials, requesting new materials, and analyzing usage.
    • Maintain awareness of community needs, other community institutions and organizations. Establishes community partnerships that align to community needs and library’s strategic goals.

    Qualifications:

    The incumbent must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate program plus at least 1 year of relevant experience working in directly and in-person with customers/clients of the Children, Teen, or Adult population or at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. Experience working in an urban public library preferred.

    Additionally, the following is required:

    • Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of public librarianship as gained through obtaining a Masters-degree in Library/Information Science, with coursework or practical experience related to public libraries.
    • Experience providing excellent direct customer service to children, adults or teens and the populations associated with this group
    • Experience designing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating public-facing programs and services
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment in the application of policies, procedures, rules, or regulations in difficult or sensitive situations.
    • Experience communicating effectively orally and in writing
    • Experience using standard office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite, and familiarity with content management software, such as SharePoint and Drupal.

    Application Process:

    Go to Careers.dc.gov page, select "DC Public Library" as agency, then select "librarian" to view post.

    https://careers.dc.gov/psc/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

    Deadline:

    There is multiple opening for this listing. This announcement will be posted all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply. 



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