Sno-Isle Libraries

Marysville , WA
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Sno-Isle Libraries
Marysville, WA Full-time
Posted on October 8, 2018

invites applications for the position of:
Librarian – PERS Eligible

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Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,222.53 - $7,179.47 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job # req14204

Closing Date: October 26, 2018, 9:59pm

Sno-Isle Libraries is searching for a full-time Librarian who will be passionate about providing excellent library services to our customers and communities. This position will be supervised at the Marysville library and will have scheduled shifts at the Lakewood/Smokey Point library.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary

Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  • Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  • Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on youth services (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  • Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.
  • Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  • Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are considered non-essential and include the following:

  • May be in charge of the building in the absence of other supervisory staff.
  • Serves on various library committees as assigned.
  • Coordinates library volunteers as needed.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports.
  • Trains new staff as needed.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The position typically reports to a community library manager, assistant manager, or the manager of a major functional area such as Information Services. Supervision of the work of others is not a normal part of the work of these positions, but incumbents may from time to time assist in the training of other staff in library-related work.

Core Library Competencies

Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:

  • Adaptability: Adjust nimbly to obstacles or changing conditions to arrive at the desired goal.
  • Communication: Express self clearly, effectively, and compellingly in written, verbal, and nonverbal messages.
  • Customer Service: Build and maintain responsive, effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Interpersonal: Accurately perceive others and the impact of one's own behavior to balance relationship and goal needs appropriately and positively in interactions.
  • Professionalism: Align behavior with the library's mission, values, and strategic focus in serving a diverse stakeholder community
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  • Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom in public libraries.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, e-mail, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate.
Education and Experience
  • Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required, or completion of the degree within six months of hire.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate.
Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to: see, talk and hear; sit, stand and walk; twist and bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and/or balance. An incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Incumbents may be required to push or pull carts of books and other materials and frequently stand for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities include close vision.

The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process:
  • Do you have experience providing reference service in a library or related setting?
  • If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe.
  • Have you worked in a position where you were in charge of a building or facility?
  • If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe.
  • Have you ever been tasked with responding to challenges of Intellectual Freedom?
  • If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe.
  • Do you have experience presenting library programs?
  • If you answered yes, please give specific examples of your experience.
  • Do you have experience providing direct customer service, either in person or by telephone?
  • If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.