Town of Windham
Position Title: Children’s Librarian
Department: Windham Public Library
Reports to: Library Director
Classification: Non-Exempt 10 [$20.831 – $24.407/hour]
No. of Openings: 1 Full-Time Position
This is an administrative and technical position assisting the Library Director in carrying out the activities of the Windham Public Library including: responding to patrons’ requests for information; planning and carrying out informational and educational programs; reviewing and recommending materials for purchase; and supervising/training staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include dealing effectively with the public concerning department activities, and performing specific delegated tasks, all under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Library Director. Performance is evaluated based on daily observation and results.
- Staffs the Children’s Room and assists with scheduling desk coverage; provides circulation, reference and reader’s advisory assistance to patrons.
- Assists with maintenance and promotion of events through the library website, social media, and newsletter.
- Plans and carries out children’s programs; publicizes programs through various available resources.
- Reviews and purchases materials for the reference and general children’s collection; evaluates current collection and purges items as needed.
- Promotes use of print and electronic resources through displays and instructional handouts.
- Maintains individual statistics for programs, reference questions, computer and meeting room use; submits reports to Library Director as needed.
- Attends and represents the library at community programs and meetings as well as for training and professional development purposes as needed.
- Interacts and coordinates with town and school employees as well as other community partners to address needs through outreach services such as school class visits.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates in providing a safe and welcoming environment at the library.
- Performs other work as may be required in support of the Library.
- Knowledge of current library standards, practices and procedures;
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in following and applying policies and procedures:
- Demonstrated personnel and project management skills;
- Excellent oral and written communications and customer service skills; and
- An ability to develop and maintain effective and professional working relationships with other employees, public officials, the Library Board of Trustees, volunteers and the general public.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;
- Three to five years’ experience working in a library, preferably with supervisory experience;
- Knowledge of reference, cataloging, circulation service, library administration and collection development practices; or
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
- A strong technology background including experience with Microsoft Office programs, databases, and the Internet. Knowledge of Minerva or the Millennium software, desired; and
- The ability to set up and use audio visual equipment.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Moderate physical effort required; normally seated or standing with freedom of movement on a regular basis; operating office equipment, and handling books and supplies. Extensive periods may be spent standing or operating a computer and using hands and wrists in frequent repetitive motions. Interaction with others via face-to-face communication, telephone, email, and written correspondence; flexibility of motion – repetitive sitting and standing assisting staff and citizens; ability to lift 25 pounds.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
The Town of Windham provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Town complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Town has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.
Deadline for résumés or applications is August 15, 2018.