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Employment Opportunities

Adult / Acquisition Services Department
  • Reference - Programming Librarian
Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Terms of Employment: Full Time
Position Available: Immediately

This position is responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services, assisting with the selection of circulating and reference materials, and planning and promoting programs for teens and adults as a member of the Adult / Acquisition Services Department team at the Rosenberg Library.

Duties include:

1. Provides accurate, prompt, and welcoming reference and readers’ advisory services. Assists patrons in use of photocopier, microfilm reader, library catalog, databases, and other technologies.
2. Accurately records and secures payments for some library fees and services.
3. Fairly and courteously enforces library policies regarding personal conduct, material and technology use, interlibrary loans, and other services.
4. Prepares and manages programming for teens (youth aged 13 - 17) in consultation with department head. Promotes the programs through outreach, social media, press releases, and other promotional materials and methods in compliance with the library’s guidelines. Current programming for teens includes a 10-week Teen Summer Reading Club and a weekly volunteer/advisory group meeting (“Y.A.L.L.”); the Reference - Programming Librarian will be responsible for improving or changing existing programs as needed.
5. Collaborates with other Adult / Acquisition Services Department staff to provide programs for adult patrons. This includes planning and promotion efforts as well as efficient cooperation with library staff, volunteers, and speakers or performers from outside organizations. Current programming for adults includes a city-wide book club (“Galveston Reads”), semiweekly drop-in e-book training sessions, and biweekly specialized e-resources classes; the Reference - Programming Librarian will be responsible for improving or changing existing programs as needed.
6. Represents the library to other community organizations and groups. Actively cultivates relationships within the community in order to promote and expand library services. This includes, but is not limited to, non-profit and educational organizations in Galveston.
7. Inventories and analyzes assigned areas of the circulating collection on a continuous basis and regularly recommends new purchases, replacements, and deselections.
8. Assists with periodicals management, generating reports, managing RFID equipment, receiving/processing materials, managing interlibrary loans and other department functions as required.
9. In consultation with supervisors, actively participates in the planning and execution of personal, departmental, and library-wide goals and objectives.
10. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university.
2. Demonstrates a working knowledge of personal computer equipment and standard Microsoft Office software.
3. Effective oral and written communication skills.
4. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse patron population and fellow library staff.
6. Experience with any standard library ILS and OPAC systems, preferably SirsiDynix Horizon.
7. Other significant combinations of experience and educational qualifications may be considered.

Desirable qualifications:
1. Experience with planning and promoting community programs or events.
2. Two or more years of experience working with adults or teens in a public library or similar setting.
3. Demonstrated working knowledge of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and other “smart” technologies.
4. Demonstrated ability to manage a circulating collection of books and media for teens and young adults, including awareness of current trends, awards, and associated knowledge.
5. Experience with event and program management in a public library, particularly events and programs for teens.
6. Experience with RFID equipment and collection management tools.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send résumés and applications to Library Administration:

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment which can be accessed from the Application links below. Application must be submitted online.

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