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|Company||City of Carlsbad Library system- Carlsbad, CA|
|Position||Part-time Reference Librarian|
Are you a librarian who embraces the public library's role in building communities and enriching lives? Are you technologically savvy and enthusiastic about interactive customer engagement? Are you passionate about adult programming and outreach? If so, the Carlsbad City Library system invites you to apply for the position of part-time Reference Librarian.
The opportunity to work with the City of Carlsbad comes after an $11 million modernization and renovation project designed to meet the changing needs of the community in an increasingly digital age. With more than 65,000 patrons visiting us each month, our libraries are community gathering spaces offering enhanced technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, and collaborative meeting areas.
Qualified applicants will be notified only if selected to participate in an interview.
Part-time positions cannot exceed 980 total hours worked within one fiscal year. Part-time employees with the City of Carlsbad receive 24 hours of sick leave per fiscal year. The scheduled work hours for part-time Reference Librarians will vary and may be distributed over all hours that the Carlsbad Libraries are open, including evenings and weekends.
Assist patrons in the use of the library and ensure top quality user experiences
Recommend and locate library materials, resources, and services appropriate to the needs of the patron
Provide instruction in the use of various print, electronic, and online resources
Promote libraries, library services, and library programs
Deliver technology related instruction, including the use of self-service technologies
Participate in community outreach efforts
May train other staff in the use of tools, systems, and practices
Knowledgeable of the principles and practices of reference services in a public library environment
Highly developed aptitude for providing excellent customer service
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the public and coworkers
Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Proficient working with technology, including mobile devices, computers, and online/downloadable content
Willingness and ability to be flexible, creative and innovative
Effective communicator in written and oral presentations, especially in the instruction of others
Experience & Education
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS/MLS) from an ALA accredited school is required
Experience working in a customer service environment, preferably in a public library setting, is highly desired
As conditions of employment, we will verify the employee's legal right to work in the United States and conduct a criminal check through a Department of Justice Live Scan report
Need to be able to operate equipment, including (but not limited to) some that may require rapid adjustments such as a computer keyboards and terminals, printers, and photocopiers
Must be able to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing skilled movements such as rapid keyboard use
Need to be able to perform frequent downward or upward flexing or turning of the neck, fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate the keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, and reports
Job entails standing, bending, stooping, climbing, reaching at and above shoulders and twisting at the waist
On an infrequent basis, the incumbent must be able to squat, kneel, and push carts laden with books