Public Services Librarian (Juvenile Focus) – Indianapolis Public Library (Learning Curve @ Central Library)


• Title: Public Services Librarian (Juvenile Focus)

• Location: Learning Curve @ Central Library

 Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

• Schedule: May vary, but will include a combination of day, evening and/or weekend hours (including occasional Sundays)

• Starting Annual Salary: $44,860

• FLSA Status: Exempt

• Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Candidates must apply online at to be considered. Candidates will be updated on their status via email. Please no phone inquiries.

Position Summary:

Under general guidance, the Public Services Librarian exercises professional librarian skills, which includes having extensive knowledge of technology, specialized print and electronic resources, maintaining the collection, and providing internet help and assistance with computers, tablets and library streaming services.  The Public Services Librarian fosters community partnerships as appropriate to promote and improve library services and works to ensure that the library’s public service priorities are met, while providing a positive customer experience to the public and library patrons.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides in-depth research and recommendation of resources and materials to patrons such as recommending print or electronic sources or titles, placing material requests, searching shelves, and referring to other libraries or community sources. Assists patrons with special collections, resources and services found specifically at Central Library, if applicable.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and provides instruction and technical assistance to patrons in using online catalog, print and electronic sources to access information, and in using computers and other equipment, including general internet help and accessing library resources through computers and mobile devices. Assists with printing.
  • Evaluates materials for condition and usefulness and discards accordingly; recommends new materials; creates and organizes displays to promote library resources.
  • Develops plans for services and programs for the community served; schedules, delivers, evaluates with feedback of participants. Implements programming including computer instruction.
  • Initiates partnerships that lead to the development, implementation, and administration of system-wide community outreach programs and events.
  • Promotes library use and services through displays, presentations, participation in community events, communications and publicity distribution.
  • Assists patrons with performing online job searches, writing resumes and cover letters and locating online legal forms, tax documents, and government websites, for immigration, unemployment and SNAP.
  • Assists in collection and analysis of data on library use, services, trends and community resources.
  • Informs patrons of library policies and procedures, observes patron activity, and addresses violations of the library behavior policy.
  • Stays current on print and electronic resources offered by the library and popular computer applications.
  • Processes circulation and/or collection reports.
  • Creates lists, provides reader’s advisory and posts comments in Bibliocommons.
  • Upon request, completes interlibrary loan functions.
  • Provides social services resources and referrals to patrons in need (homeless, mentally ill, etc.)
  • Provides a variety of clerical and/or technical tasks in support of assigned function, including checking in and out material in a timely manner, processing holds and reserves, assisting patrons with library card applications and accepting payment for library fines and services.
  • Provides training and guidance to staff on appropriate resources and their use, as needed.
  • Able to work the normally scheduled work time for this position.
  • Able to cope with daily job-related stress.
  • Able to adapt and respond professionally to different behaviors and personalities of patrons and staff.

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field
  • Indiana State Librarian Certificate 3 – Professional Assistant (or the ability to obtain shortly after hire date)
  • Library, reference and/or customer service experience preferred
  • Basic computer and internet skills and ability to teach at an intermediate level

Job Information

  • Job ID: 55541602
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Position Title: Public Services Librarian (Juvenile)
  • Company Name: Indianapolis Public Library
  • Library or Company Type: Public Library
  • Job Category: Reference
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master’s Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $44,860.00 (Yearly Salary)