Chester C. Corbin Public
Position Title: Adult Services Librarian
Statement of Duties:
Provides professional librarian
services to the general public on a day-to-day basis; Responsible for public
services for adults; Coordinates adult collection development with Library
Director; Reference service; Local history and genealogy. Supervises the
operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director.
Performs work responsibilities under
the general direction of the Library Director, who provides general work
goals and objectives and policy direction. Incumbent performs day to day
tasks with a high degree of independence, and brings unusual situations and
policy questions to the Director for resolution; Supervises the activities
of assigned staff and volunteers in the adult services department.
Work at this level
involves a variety of highly specialized work tasks with many details to
monitor and manage. While guidelines are available, incumbent must rely
on advanced education and training, experience, good judgment, and
specialized research skills to maintain a high quality level of service.
The incumbent has
constant contacts with the public in person, by email, and by telephone.
Other contacts are with library staff, other town employees, state and
regional library systems and networks, historical societies, teachers,
Work is performed in
a public service area that is busy, sometimes noisy, and with frequent
interruptions. Incumbent is expected to provide assistance to patrons
using library resources, interpreting policy, supervising public areas,
guiding patrons in locating and using materials, and representing the
library to the community.
library services, providing reference services to the public; Answers
reference and reader's advisory questions and researches or guides
patron research of difficult and complex questions.
coordinating collection development for adult materials and working with
other assigned staff for young adult materials.
Assists in the
management of library's public access computers and recommends website
updates to appropriate staff.
users in obtaining information and in locating library materials;
Provides instructions on the effective use of library technology,
reference materials and equipment; Handles special requests from library
users; maintains quality public relations, advising patrons of library
programs, procedures, and policies.
Participates in the
formulation of general library policy and planning.
Plans and implements
special projects of community interest such as public programs and book
creating library displays, exhibits, and bulletin boards.
workshops, continuing education courses, and regional and network
seminars and meetings.
library to community groups as assigned.
Maintains order and
discipline in the library in consultation with other library staff.
prioritizes the needs of the librarys adult services on a regular basis
and reports to Library Director. Recommends new procedures and
technologies to improve the administration of library services
Performs other tasks
as assigned by the Library Director.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's Degree in Library Science is
preferred, Bachelors degree required; Three years of progressively
responsible experience in a public library with some reference experience.
Working knowledge of modern library
policies and procedures, methods, practices and materials; Knowledge of
basic reference sources and research techniques; Knowledge of database and
online reference sources; Internet; computer applications and library system
software; Experience with website development and maintenance desirable.
Excellent oral and written
communication skills essential. Advanced computer skills and ability to
troubleshoot public computer problems necessary. Ability to set priorities
and complete projects independently and as a member of a team.
Physical and Mental
Work is performed in a busy library
setting, subject to moderate noise. Must be able to walk, sit, stoop, reach,
stand, talk, listen, and use equipment such as a computer, telephone,
digital equipment and scanner, microfilm reader/printer, fax machine, and
photocopiers. Must be able to retrieve library materials from stacks for
patrons quickly and easily. Normal vision requirements.