Chester C. Corbin Public Library
Webster, Massachusetts


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.


Job Environment:


Essential Functions:


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:  
A Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred, Bachelor’s 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 Requirements: 
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.