Librarian (REPOST) – Dakota County Library

Salary: $51,688.00 – $80,762.00 Annually
Location: Hastings, MN
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: County Library
Job Number: 41210.17.006 REPOST
Closing: 8/15/2017 4:30 PM Central

General Description

HOURS: Part-time, 24 hours a week
HIRING RANGE: $24.75- $27.84/hourly (grade 107)
SALARY RANGE: (Click here to view full salary range of the position)
LOCATION: Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on August 15, 2017

Come join us at Dakota County and “Be more”! The work County government does is unique. You will not be just another employee; you’ll be a valued employee making a difference in the lives of Dakota County residents every single day. We employ nearly 1800 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions makes Dakota County a premier place to live and work. Will you be the next person to join us at Dakota County?

The Pleasant Hill Library is currently seeking an innovative, enthusiastic Librarian with strong customer service skills, technology skills to assist customers with our many digital resources, and the ability to plan and implement community outreach activities. The current vacancy at the Pleasant Hill Library is part-time ( 24 hours per week).

This position provides information services, reader’s advisory, and research services to assist library customers in finding information. Assists the public in the use of digital resources and provides technology instruction. Under general library policies and service frameworks, develops and works to promote library services and print/digital resources through the development and delivery of programs, general and technology instruction, community outreach to target audiences, and public relations. Work may be provided at the branch or system level.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science

• 1-2 years of experience in a public library or similar setting
• Experience working with technology (computers, mobile devices, and makerspaces)
• Experience in the development and delivery of maker or STEM/STEAM programs.
• Community outreach experience

Duties & Responsibilities
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Information Services:
• Match customer’s needs with information and resources in a meaningful, appropriate and professional manner in the library, in a virtual setting or in the community
2. Building Relationships:
• Build relationships and network with other internal and external partners to fulfill the library’s mission and services
3. Programming:
• Coordinate, develop and deliver library programs to meet the needs of a diverse community and target audiences
4 Collection Management:
• Maintain library resources in all formats to ensure the materials meet the needs of the community.
5. Other specialized duties as needed for the operation of the Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties listed above are essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment
• Knowledge of professional librarian reference and research methods and materials.
• Ability to analyze the collection needs of the community and target populations using software and statistics.
• Ability to develop comprehensive programming strategies based on community needs.
• Ability to effectively work with the general public using strong verbal and written customer service skills in public interactions.
• Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and teams.
• Knowledge of community resources and needs and the ability to collaborate, partner and negotiate with community leaders and organizations.
• Knowledge of subject, format, and related options to be considered in developing the collection for a public library with a popular materials focus.
• Ability to identify and promote support for library programs, materials and services among members of diverse community groups.
• Knowledge of and skill in using digital resources and library technologies of all types.
• Ability to manage projects including needs assessment, goal setting, strategic development, implementation, resource management and outcome evaluation.
• Ability to relate societal trends to library services, collections, and programs.
• Knowledge of library literature and professional library organizations and networks.

Work Environment:
The work is sedentary and requires no special physical demands. The work involves minimal risks and observance of safety precautions typical of office settings. The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.

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