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Librarian II- Reference/Community Outreach

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CLASS TITLE: LIBRARIAN II – REFERENCE/COMMUNITY OUTREACH

PICKENS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

EASLEY HAMPTON LIBRARY

YEARLY SALARY: $44,146.84 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

 

The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and community outreach services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

 

ESSENTIAL TASKS

 

The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

 

Develops, plans, coordinates and supervises projects, programs, and events (with and without the use of the PCLS Outreach Vehicle) for diverse populations. Promotes interest in the library system, “library awareness”, as a community resource by visiting and speaking to business, school, civic, and social organizations as well as attending events “where people gather” i.e.: farmer’s markets, festivals, parades, community fairs, etc.

 

Represents library system at community events and serves as principal contact for community groups, organizations, and individuals interested in Outreach Services.

 

Assists in promoting library programs and services throughout the community. Leads the library system’s effort to reach and serve a diverse user population by analyzing community needs. Develops services that are designed to fulfill outreach goals. Cultivates community partnership opportunities.

 

Maintains calendar of outreach events and ensures that resources, including staffing, are available to carry out outreach program or event successfully. Communicates outreach programs and schedule to other staff and PR/Marketing Manager. Cooperates and Coordinates with other public service staff as necessary to deliver outreach services.

 

Manages Outreach Department budget and orders all necessary supplies. Loads and unloads outreach vehicle. Responsible for setup and takedown of items (tents, kiosks, book displays, tables, etc.).

 

Establishes partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help promote library programing and services. Establishes cooperative Outreach partnerships with community members.

 

Maintains flexibility and ability to make quick decisions when there are changes to Outreach event plan. Maintains positive interactions with community partners during potentially stressful outreach situations.

 

Participates in grant research and grant writing related to Outreach Services

 

Assists with Reference Desk duties when needed

 

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures related to Outreach Services; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.

 

Collects statistics for outreach programming. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning Outreach Events and programs; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.

 

Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Signs community members up for library cards.

 

Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers.

 

Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials.

 

Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.

 

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.

 

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

 

Assists co-workers with duties as required.

 

Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.

 

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.

 

Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

 

Prepares Library for opening and closing.

 

Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.

 

Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.

 

Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS

 

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures, and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS

 

DATA INVOLVEMENT:

 

Requires planning or directing others in the sequence of major activities and reporting on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.

 

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:

 

Requires managing Outreach Services by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:

 

Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, or custom applications.

 

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

 

REASONING REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires performing supervisory work involving policy and guidelines, solving both people- and work-related problems.

 

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires using basic algebra involving variables and formulas and/or basic geometry involving plane and solid figures, circumferences, areas and volumes, and/or computing discounts and interest rates.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires reading journals, manuals and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.

 

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

 

 

 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION

 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:

 

Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university or must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

 

Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library or be able to obtain a certification once hired.

 

Must possess valid state driver’s license.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.

 

 

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS

 

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks; stooping, bending or stretching.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

 

The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.

 

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

 

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.

 

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS

 

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:

 

Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, customers, volunteers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.

 

 ADA COMPLIANCE

 

Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

 

 

DISCLAIMER:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Contact : Samantha Greer

Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to samanthak@co.pickens.sc.us

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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