The Ventress Memorial Library is in need of a proven professional interested in being a key member of our team. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented librarian to provide professional adult and young adult services to library patrons. We seek an individual who is as equally dedicated to the community as to librarianship. The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player.
Summary of Position:
Adult and Young Adult Services Coordinator is a professional supervisory position, with limited supervision from the Assistant Director. The position involves consulting with the Assistant Director with regards to planning, implementing, and managing library services in accordance with established principles and policies of library operation, local policies and procedures, and pertinent local, statewide, and national laws, regulations, and practices. In consultation with the Assistant Director, the Adult and Young Adult Services Coordinator is particularly responsible for overseeing the Adult Services Librarian, providing reference services, and technology training.
Work with the Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian to develop, plan and execute young adult and adult services. Assist with regularly scheduled coverage of the Reference Desk. Performs a wide variety of references services; computer troubleshooting; assists with training for staff and public on the use of computers, tablets, eReaders, Internet searching, electronic databases, and other technology resources. Provide readers’ advisory and research assistance to library users. Assists with Collection Development of Adult, Young Adult, Science Fiction and DVD materials. Two nights and every other Saturday required.
Education: Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
Experience: Minimum of three years professional experience working in a library or related field.
Required Knowledge, Ability and Skills: Requires demonstrated proficiency with computers including networked computers, Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and email; automated catalogs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0 technologies; and previous experience with an automated library circulation system. Requires knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats including search and evaluation techniques. Must possess effective communication and training techniques, demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, and be at ease with interruptions.
Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the general public on a daily basis, and enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with children, young adults and adults in a professional manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with library staff. Ability to plan, analyze, carry out projects, consult and offer advice; requires effective communication skills. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail in reading, writing, spelling and performing basic math functions.
Job Environment: This is varied work, involving many detailed operations as well as non-standardized tasks, procedures and techniques. Works in a very public, active area with competing demands on attention. Constant contact with children of various ages, backgrounds and abilities. Other contacts are with parents, other family members or caregiver’s town employees, state and regional library associations, teachers, vendors, and performers. Communication usually in person, by telephone, fax, or e-mail. Written communication frequently necessary.