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Librarian 2 - Lacey

Company: Timberland Regional Library
Location: Lacey
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Timberland Regional Library is anintercountypublic library system whose service area spans from the Pacific Coast of Southwest Washington to the Foothills of Mount Rainier, and from the Hood Canal to the mouth of the Columbia River. We serve more than 500,000 rural and urban residents through our network of 27 community libraries, 5 public kiosks and 2 cooperative library centers, and strive to provide excellent service to any and all who seek us out. Our mission is to welcome everyone to a vibrant world ofpossibilities, connect people places and ideas, and evolve to meet the needs of our communities. The Lacey Timberland Library is seeking a Librarian 2.The Librarian 2 assists in ensuring the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community based on community needs and the Timberland Regional Library Strategic Direction. Under limited supervision, this individual will plan, coordinate and direct operations in their assigned area of responsibility and supervises assigned personnel. The Librarian 2 is the highest level of a two-level classification series. This position is supervised by and reports to a Library Manager or District Manager as part of a service-oriented team. * Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hours per week (1.0FTE). * Type: This regular position is FLSA exempt, with excellent benefits. * Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Local 3758-S. * Starting Pay: The starting pay range for this position is$28.10 - $29.81per hour. Employees new to Timberland Regional Library typically start at step 1, 2 or 3 of the pay range, depending upon qualification. Examples of Duties & Responsibilities Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list illustrative of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. 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. May be assigned any of the following duties: * Hires, trains, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned library personnel; recommends promotions and disciplinary action including termination; ensures staff compliance with the District's library policies and procedures. * Prepares employee work schedules, assigns work duties, and monitors departmental work flow. * Provides district-wide leadership and participates in developing district-wide goals for assigned area of responsibility. * Coordinates the activities of personnel in assigned area of responsibility. * Takes the lead on complex and specialized assignments within library and/or assigned area of responsibility district-wide * Plans, coordinates, schedules, and presents library programming for the local community, and completes program planning and evaluation reports. Coordinates and conducts a variety of community outreach activities for area of assignment. * Provides information and reader's advisory services to the community in and out of the library. * Keeps current with library trends and emerging technologies by seeking out and engaging in professional development opportunities and participating in professional organizations and committees. * Continuously seeks out emerging trends that have the capacity to inform and direct TRL's collections, services and programs. * Participates in the maintenance of assigned library collections. * Works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the district. * May assist in administering funding for programs and services as assigned. * May provide training and/or guidance to volunteer personnel and staff. * May supervise library operations in absence of Supervisor or Manager; including in charge duties. * Participates in developing library facility goals and departmental objectives. * Performs other duties as assigned or required. Education & Experience Master's Degree in Library Science, and two years related experience, including one year supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Licenses, Certifications, and Special Requirements: * Valid Washington Driver's License is required. * Must pass and maintain a criminal background check. * The ability to work evenings and weekends and to adapt to schedule changes on short notice. * State of Washington Librarian Certificate may be required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required Knowledge Of: Employees are expected to perform or possess the following: * Knowledge of library terminology, practices, services, processes, policies and procedures. Reference and circulation processes and procedures. * Conducting reference, reader advisory, and circulation duties. * Providing support in relation to library operations for area of assignment. * Assisting in ensuring the delivery of quality library services/programs to the community. * Methods for coordinating and delivering library programming. * Processes for conducting community outreach activities. * Library computer systems, databases, and software. * Customer service standards and procedures. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with library staff, volunteers, patrons, and the general public. * Reader advisory and reference methods and techniques. * Conducting circulation, reader advisory, and reference activities. * Utilizing library computer systems and databases. * Community library operations, programs and services. Required Skill In: Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times: * Demonstrate quality customer service to serve as an adequate resource to employees. * Communicate effectively. * Exhibit reliability and dependability. * Demonstrate a positive attitude and flexibility. * Work well with others, show respect, contribute to the team. * Demonstrate library values of service, integrity, collaboration and community focus. * Demonstrate leadership in handling multiple tasks. Required Technology Skills: * Use of office equipment, including but not limited to Personal Computer and related software packages to perform advanced analysis, information retrieval and tracking. * Keyboard and alpha/numeric data entry skills * PC navigation skills in a Windows-based environment; ability to connect and print * Ability to navigate, search and use web functions and software applications (i.e., time and attendance systems, performance reviews) * Microsoft Office Suite skills (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities Physical and Environmental Conditions: * Work is performed in a library environment and involves regular contact with the public. * Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching and lifting objects up to 40 pounds. * Must be able to push/pull library carts and lift/carry library materials. * May be exposed to potentially intimidating and/or unreceptive members of the public.

Keywords: Timberland Regional Library, Lacey , Librarian 2 - Lacey, Other , Lacey, Washington

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