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Applications for employment must meet the specified requirements as advertised. The Library will only accept applications for positions when there are vacancies to be filled or when an eligibility list must be established.
Substitute Librarian, Adult Services (primarily) and Youth Services
Curtis Memorial Library has an opportunity for a customer-focused professional to provide library services in Adult and Youth Services areas on a per diem basis. The successful candidate will have proficiency with digital literacy, extensive knowledge of current literature and information sources relevant to adult and youth patrons, and skill in providing in-depth readers’ advisory and information assistance. Librarian will ensure a safe and positive environment for patrons and may serve as Person in Charge within the library.
Position requires availability for some evening and weekend hours. MLS degree, or degree pending within 6 months, required; public library experience strongly preferred. Pay rate is $21.32/hr.
Substitute Librarian may be called to fill in long or short-term during regular staff absences.
Please email cover letter and resume to Pam Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday, 1/12.
(See complete job description below.)
Position: Substitute Librarian
Department: Adult Services and Youth Services
Status: per diem
Pay Rate: $21.32/hr
Supervised by: Adult and Youth Services Managers
Nature of Work
Provides in-depth reference and readers’ advisory services via phone, email, and in-person. Proactively assists patrons in finding and using library resources. May serve as Person-in-Charge within the library. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.
Provides comprehensive readers’ advisory; assists patrons in finding and selecting books and other resources and offers meaningful and age-appropriate recommendations
Responds to in-depth informational and specialty service questions
Assists and educates patrons in the use of library technology resources
Engages patrons in conversations about the programs and services available at the library
May present library programs or provide instruction to classes or other visiting groups
Assists patrons with basic computer needs including printing, computer passes, email, social media, Microsoft Office applications, and online resources
Creates and refreshes displays and keeps them looking neat and appealing
Places holds and interlibrary loans; provides instruction in using the library catalog
Provides Meeting Room orientation and AV assistance
May serve as a Person-in-Charge within the library.
Opens and closes designated areas. Ensures a safe and positive environment for patrons and handles difficult situations adeptly and with tact
Customer-focused and friendly
Ability to effectively communicate ideas and thoughts both verbally and in writing, including facility with public speaking
Ability to use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain relationships with library patrons and employees
Working knowledge of a wide variety of current literature, authors, and reference sources relevant to adult and youth patrons
Ability to use resources and current library and office technologies relevant to the job duties
Thorough knowledge and skill in digital literacy
Knowledge of search strategies and classifications systems
Knowledge and support of the principles of Intellectual Freedom
Ability to perform tasks requiring some bending, lifting, pushing, and walking; sufficient manual dexterity, ability to speak, and vision to perform job-specific tasks
Ability to work a varied schedule, including some weekends and evenings
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school or pending degree