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Librarian

Company: City of Moline
Location: Galesburg
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Application Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. Apply Online: http://www.moline.il.us/109/Employment Hours: Monday Thursday, alternate Friday and Saturday with some evenings Characteristics of the Job Under the direction of the Adult/Young Adult Services Coordinator, uses professional reference research and readers advisory skills, often involving multiple computer databases and electronic resources, to provide information to the public; demonstrates initiative and creativity and exercises independent judgment in the application of a variety of established policies and procedures; maintains patron confidentiality; evaluates and selects materials for collection development within a budget; creates and conducts programming, instructional classes and outreach for both the public and staff; writes grants, policies, bibliographies, reviews and web blogs; provides skilled, efficient and courteous service to the public. Required Training and Experience Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university required. Minimum of one (1) year of public library experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Extensive knowledge of reference and readers advisory interview techniques; positive customer service attitude; English grammar and writing; business math and statistics; state and federal laws and the policies of the library, library system and the City; telephone and email/text/instant messaging/social media etiquette; business office practices and procedures; library methods, procedures, services and terminology; collection development principles and practices; classification systems; reader interest levels, books and authors. Skill in keyboarding, operating office machines and computers with sufficient accuracy and speed to satisfy departmental needs and perform detailed, accurate work; clear, tactful and positive communication with the general public, staff and outside organizations. Ability to perform effective reference and readers advisory interviews; handle confidential information with discretion; effectively convey library policies, procedures, resources and services to the public; exercise initiative, tact and mature judgment; use imagination and initiative in problem solving; work independently; develop highly creative projects and displays; organize and conduct library programming and training; write reviews, annotations, reports and bibliographies; learn current and emerging computer programs; be highly flexible; be accountable for monies in area of responsibility; learn to operate a multi-line telephone system; work calmly under occasional stressful conditions; speak Spanish or French desired; establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Illinois drivers license or equivalent. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, climb and reach and use hands and fingers and hands and arms in considerable repetitive motion. The employee must occasionally lift, push and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: City of Moline, Peoria , Librarian, Other , Galesburg, Illinois

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