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Librarian - Adult Services - City of DeSoto, TX (ID: 292317)

Title Librarian - Adult Services
Type Library
Date Posted December 22, 2017
City / Organization City of DeSoto, TX
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Description
The purpose of this position is to manage the Adult Services area of the library in order to connect effectively with the City of DeSoto community. This is accomplished by directing activities and tasks, scheduling and monitoring activities and tasks, evaluating programs and services, providing input and monitoring budget expenditures, and assisting with all patron functions.
Strong Reference skills and the ability to grow our Adult Services programming would be valued in this position. We are looking for an outgoing person that is comfortable being out in the community and drumming up support for the library as well as supervise the three employees in the Adult Services area. Our job description has been developed to include all roles that a Librarian may play in our organization, but this job in particular is for our Adult Services Librarian.

 Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Manages information technology activities by developing webpages, researching and reviewing websites, coordinating internet service activities and subscriptions, maintaining online calendars, setting up and maintaining automation systems, developing and maintaining procedures manuals, training staff, troubleshooting hardware and software issues, completing reports of activities, and compiling data and inventories. 
  •  Maintains the library's collection by selecting books and materials, guides and other professional library tools; compiling updated information; identifying materials specifically for area users; entering data; reviewing the collection; and selecting and replacing titles as appropriate.
  • Supervises programs and services by participating in the hiring process, developing and implementing programs and services, scheduling and assigning staff and volunteer tasks, reviewing, evaluating and monitoring activities, investigating complaints, comments and suggestions, and approving time and attendance.
  • Works any public service desk by checking materials in and out, answering questions, responding to general inquiries, placing items on hold, interfacing with other libraries for materials, compiling and reporting statistics, troubleshooting library equipment, ordering supplies, and collecting fines.
 Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Two years of related experience
 Supplemental Information:
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards in an automated library system
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials
  • Ability to present programs and materials to the public, both internally and externally
  • Skill in the operation and use of hardware and peripherals plus standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products

Job Post Expiration Date   January 19, 2018

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