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|Company||Greenwich Library - Greenwich, CT|
|Position||Librarian - Information Services|
|Assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials, print and electronic resources. Provides technical support for patrons using public computers. Provides reference and readers advisory services to all users.
This position is located within the Information Services Division of the Greenwich Main Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Provides reference and readers' advisory services in person, by mail, telephone or electronically to library patrons of all ages using appropriate library materials in all formats.
Responsible for effectively and clearly communicating to library patrons the practices and policies of the library.
Participates in collection development, guided by the library's collection development policy. May assist with the selection of materials in one or more specific areas for adults, young adults and/or children.
Assists library patrons and staff in using technology. Conducts formal training sessions. Identifies and resolves routine equipment requests involving copiers, printers, personal computers, tablets, ereaders and other electronic devices.
Prepares displays, exhibits, book lists, blogs and bibliographies. May contribute website and social media content relating to an area of library service.
May prepare team schedules for staff members.
May serve as liaison to schools or other community groups, and may conduct story hours and school class visits to the library, in accordance with professional theory and developmental guidelines within a public library experience.
Implements and may initiate outreach programs and training for groups of all ages.
May serve as "virtual librarian," responding to e-mail queries from the public and other libraries and patrons.
May provide input to reports, minutes, and letters for Team, Library Board of Trustees, etc. related to library policy, programming and/or school related activities.
Keeps current with developments in the library profession. Attends professional meetings and conferences, participates in team planning and goal setting.
Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, climb stools and push fully loaded book trucks in the performance of the work.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university. One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and administrative practices.
Familiarity with social media.
Familiarity with eBook collections.
Knowledge of names and content scope of library databases.
Strong interpersonal and reference interview skills.
Demonstrated technology and computer skills.
Ability to provide exceptional customer service to patrons of all ages.
Ability to keep current with rapidly changing technologies.
Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new web services.