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Current Openings

Youth Services Librarian, Full-Time

Reference –Outreach Librarian, Part-Time (18-23 hrs/week)

Youth Services Librarian, Part-Time (18-23 hrs/week)

 

Youth Services Librarian, Full-Time (Closes August 21)


Clark County Public Library / 370 South Burns Avenue / Winchester KY 40391 / (859) 744-5661

General Statement of Duties

Supervision Received
Youth Services Librarians are supervised by the Assistant Head of Youth Services, Head of Youth Services, Head of Adult Services, and Director

Supervision Exercised
Volunteers, Youth Services Interns, and Part-Time Youth Services Librarians as directed by supervisors

Essential Duties

  • Assisting patrons in locating appropriate library materials, offering reference and readers’ advisory services, and assistance in the use of public catalogs for youth K-12
  • Staffing Youth Information Desk per written schedule and shelving youth materials on a schedule
  • Assisting Youth Services staff in executing programs for children and teens from birth to 18 years of age
  • Designing and executing children’s and teen programs as directed by supervisors
  • Selecting print and / or digital materials for the youth material collection as directed by supervisors

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Sound understanding of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Knowledge of the use of computers in libraries; e.g., relational databases and information retrieval, Excel and Word basics
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and general public
  • Ability in oral and written communicationExcellent organizational skills

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and patrons
  • Ability to respond to visual prompts on computer terminals
  • Ability to climb stairs, retrieve books and other materials from top and bottom shelves, lift 35 pounds
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Training

Required:

  • Current enrollment or completion of an MLS/MLIS from accredited program
  • Clean background check (to be executed within a month of hire date)
  • Interest in children’s and teen services and programs in a public library setting
  • Interest in children’s and teen literature and other media

Preferred:

  • Interest in art, craft, science, technology and history programs suitable for K-8 students
  • Extensive familiarity with children’s and teen literature
  • Prior experience in working with in some professional or organized capacity; e.g., professional library or teaching experience, coaching, mentorship programs

Wages, Hours and Approximate Term
PAY: $14.00 to 15.25 hourly, commensurate with experience
DURATION: 40 hours weekly
HOURS: Weekends, evenings, including Sunday and Saturday hours
Benefits: Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield insurance, including dental and vision insurance; paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave; participation in Kentucky Retirement System

Send resumes, three professional references and any samples of prior programs executed or designed by August 21 to:
Renee Wallace, Head of Youth Services
renee.clarkbooks@gmail.com
(859) 744-5661
Clark County Public Library
370 South Burns Avenue
Winchester KY 40391

 
 
 

 

Reference–Outreach Librarian, Part-Time (18-23 hrs/week) (Closes August 18)


Clark County Public Library / 370 South Burns Avenue / Winchester KY 40391 / (859) 744-5661

General Statement of Duties

Supervision Received
Reference Librarians and Head of Adult Services

Supervision Exercised

Any as assigned by supervisors

Essential Duties

REFERENCE and LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH
• Researching reference questions for public library users
• Assisting library users with library technology; e.g., using library computers and resources
• Assisting library users with personal technology; e.g., using library digital download resources
• Providing assistance to library users in accessing the library’s physical collections
• Providing reader’s advisory to library users
• Using Gimlet reporting software to track reference questions
• Managing reports in regard to reference statistics
• Archiving, recording, and preserving Local History and genealogy materials
• Providing assistance to library users with print and digital materials in the Bratton-Fraley Local History Archive

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
• Using traditional and alternative methods for selection and purchase of library materials for a diverse readership in a county population of 35,000
• Managing library user reserves and requests for materials
• Accessing and managing reports in regard to library material use

LIBRARY PROGRAMMING, PRESENTATIONS, & LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
• Designing and executing programs for all library user audiences, both on- and off-site, with the goal of furthering lifelong learning opportunities and promotion of reading for adults, in accordance with the guidelines of the American Library Association, the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, and the policies and practices of the Clark County Public Library
• Assessing library print collections for the development of library workshops and presentations
• Assisting senior Reference and Adult Services Librarians in researching local presenters for library workshops and presentations.

OUTREACH
• Driving extension services vehicles for delivery and pickups
• Circulating and delivering materials to offsite library users
• Developing outreach collections under the direction of the Reference and Outreach Managers
• Managing library user accounts
• Resolving issues associated with outreach computer equipment
• Preparing maintenance and repair reports for outreach vehicles
• Scheduling timely maintenance and repair appointments for outreach vehicles; delivering vehicles to appointments
• Maintaining a clean driving record and valid Kentucky driver’s license
• Developing and managing a rotation route of offsite library users
• Supplying accurate monthly reports to Reference & Outreach Managers and to Head of Adult Services in a timely fashion


PUBLIC RELATIONS and LIBRARY PROMOTION

• Creating and managing print and digital promotional materials
• Attending local government, business, civic, and school activities to promote library materials and services

OTHER DUTIES
• Assisting at Circulation or Youth Information Desks in the event of staff shortages in these areas
• Assisting in Summer Reading Program sign-up events

Knowledge, Skills and Ability
• Sound understanding of the principles and practices of public library functions
• Knowledge of the use of computers in libraries; e.g., relational databases and information retrieval, MS Office,
• High interest and/or expertise in an area/areas of a public library’s collection
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers and coworkers
• Pleasant telephone manner
• Ability to keyboard 45 WPM with high accuracy
• Web development skills preferred
• Experience with desktop publishing software such as MS Publisher and / or Photoshop

Physical Requirements

• Ability to communicate effectively with staff and patrons
• Ability to respond to visual prompts on computer terminals
• Ability to climb stairs
• Ability to retrieve books from top and bottom shelves
• Ability to lift 20 pounds
• Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle on a variety of different road surfaces & maintain a clean driving record

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Training

• BA/BS/BFA from an accredited college or university required
• Enrollment or completion of an accredited MLIS required
• 1 year of customer service experience required;3 years preferred
• 1 or more years of public library experience preferred
• Valid Kentucky driver’s license with 5-year clean driving record required.

Compensation & Scheduling
• $14.00 to $18.25 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications
• May be scheduled for mornings, evenings, and up to two Saturdays and Sundays every four weeks
• Benefits: Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave

Internal applicants may be considered.

The Clark County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to jgurnee@clarkbooks.org. Applications will be accepted until August 18, 2017.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Youth Services Librarian, Part-Time (Closes September 15)


Clark County Public Library / 370 South Burns Avenue / Winchester KY 40391 / (859) 744-5661

General Statement of Duties

Supervision Received
Youth Services Librarians are supervised by the Assistant Head of Youth Services, Head of Youth Services, Head of Adult Services, and Director

Supervision Exercised
Volunteers, Youth Services Interns, and Part-Time Youth Services Librarians as directed by supervisors

Essential Duties

  • Assisting patrons in locating appropriate library materials, offering reference and readers’ advisory services, and assistance in the use of public catalogs for youth K-12
  • Staffing Youth Information Desk per written schedule and shelving youth materials on a schedule
  • Assisting Youth Services staff in executing programs for children and teens from birth to 18 years of age
  • Designing and executing children’s and teen programs as directed by supervisors
  • Selecting print and / or digital materials for the youth material collection as directed by supervisors

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Sound understanding of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Knowledge of the use of computers in libraries; e.g., relational databases and information retrieval, Excel and Word basics
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and general public
  • Ability in oral and written communicationExcellent organizational skills

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and patrons
  • Ability to respond to visual prompts on computer terminals
  • Ability to climb stairs, retrieve books and other materials from top and bottom shelves, lift 35 pounds
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Training

Required:

  • Current enrollment or completion of an MLS/MLIS from accredited program
  • Clean background check (to be executed within a month of hire date)
  • Interest in children’s and teen services and programs in a public library setting
  • Interest in children’s and teen literature and other media

Preferred:

  • Interest in art, craft, science, technology and history programs suitable for K-8 students
  • Extensive familiarity with children’s and teen literature
  • Prior experience in working with in some professional or organized capacity; e.g., professional library or teaching experience, coaching, mentorship programs

Wages, Hours and Approximate Term
PAY: $12.00 to 15.25 hourly, commensurate with experience
DURATION: 18-23 hours weekly
HOURS: Weekends, evenings, including Sunday and Saturday hours
Benefits: Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation leave

Send resumes, three professional references and any samples of prior programs executed or designed by September 15 to:
Renee Wallace, Head of Youth Services
renee.clarkbooks@gmail.com
(859) 744-5661
Clark County Public Library
370 South Burns Avenue
Winchester KY 40391

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