Website City of Waco
City of Waco
Job Number: 2021 -01795
Location: Waco, TX
Minimum Salary: 41,245.60
Under general supervision, performs professional-level librarian duties, utilizing current technology and traditional resources to meet the informational, instructional, educational and recreational needs of the community; to include providing prompt and friendly service to the public at the reference desk.
The incumbent is also responsible for providing quality library service and programming to young adults (typically ages 12 – 18) with diverse backgrounds and abilities. This position also manages assigned library programs and recommends plans, programs and policies for the Waco-McLennan County Library (WPL).
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide research, reference and information assistance to teens and adults.
• Provide readers’ advisory services to teens and adults.
• Research, evaluate, and select materials for the teen collection at all four locations.
• Maintain order and neatness of materials throughout the teen collection at all four locations.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of special programs and services for teens to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 at all four locations.
• Performs on-line database information retrieval from various national databases. Provides technical and professional assistance to library patrons and teaches the use of library resources and equipment for performing research; assists and instructs people in the most efficient and effective ways to identify, locate, access and use public information and resources; processes patron’s requests for additional resources and discusses with other WPL staff; duties may vary according to job assignment.
• Develops and presents library programs for teens at all four branches to meet the informational, instructional, educational and recreational needs of the community; provides a level of service to keeps pace with customer needs and requests.
• Maintains assigned print and electronic media collections and resources; assists with collection development; reviews books and electronic media available, evaluates options, selects materials to meet the needs of the community and recommends additions to the collection; reviews and evaluates current collection and recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the collection.
• Monitors the database and verifies the accuracy during cataloging of acquisitions.
• Oversees library security and checks to assure patrons comply with policies and procedures; verifies that quality standards are met, and appropriate services are provided; assists with training of volunteers and staff.
• Develops special promotions for patrons, including outreach programs and training classes.
• Responds to general inquiries from the public; provides information, instructions and assistance within scope of authority; assists customers with requests, applications, government forms and other documents; interprets and explains library policies, procedures, rules and regulations to staff and patrons.
• Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book and media requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers checking in and out procedures for Library materials; creates new patron records.
• Gathers and compiles data for reports and prepares statistical and analytical reports of Library activities and operations; reviews circulation data and prepares usage reports.
• Promotes WPL programs and services to community agencies, advocates and citizen groups.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
• Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media and digital resources.
• Provides basic circulation service, as needed.
• Substitutes at branches as needed.
• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
• Driving is essential.
• Proficiency with Windows-based Pc’s, Microsoft Office products, web searching and email.
• Special knowledge of publishing trends, authors, titles and reading interest of adults.
• In-depth knowledge of library materials, services and operations.
• Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies.
• Knowledge of teen books and authors required.
• Knowledge of recreational and educational needs of teens required.
• Knowledge of the developmental needs of teens in order to provide the most appropriate resources and services required.
• Knowledge of popular culture, social media platforms, technological advances and current teen and library trends that interest teens required.
• Principles and practices of public library administration.
• State and Federal resources for Library programs.
• Library classification, cataloging and acquisition protocols.
• Collection development, evaluation and reference principles.
• Policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities.
• Customer service principles and practices.
• Ability to learn and operate library automated system with high degree of efficiency.
• Ability to exercise initiative, leadership and independent judgment.
• Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively and meet deadlines.
• Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions.
• Ability to interact with people of varying personalities and ages in a variety of situations.
• Proficiency with various e-reader devices.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to analyze and creatively solve problems and resolve disputes and grievances.
• Flexible, adaptable and able to flourish in a changing environment.
• Cross-training in order to perform other duties and responsibilities is required.
• Delivering quality library programs and services to the community.
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
• Experience working with teens.
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Public Library experience.
• Supervisory experience.
• Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to push book carts up to 200 pounds.
EEO StatementThe City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.
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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.
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