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(3) Part-Time Librarians, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

Job Title: PT Librarian  

Hourly Rate:  $23.00   Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays         


General Statement of Duties: The Rockville Public Library in Vernon, CT is hiring three part-time librarians who will each work 19 hours per week. One with a focus on children's services, one with a teen focus, and one focusing on adult services. Each part-time librarian must work to plan, organize, and supervise library programs in their respective area. Each librarian must also perform professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
 
Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Library Director or designee.
 
Supervision Exercised: Assigns work to Library Assistants and other staff within the designated department.
 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Receives oral and written instruction form the Library Director
  • Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and library schedule
  • Organizes programs with schools, parent groups and other community organizations
  • Develops and conducts programs in designated department, and encourages use of library facilities and materials
  • Develops advertising material to publicize programs and services of the library
  • Examines professional publications, and other sources, for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials
  • Helps build book collection, periodicals and communication materials through consultations with Director and other staff members
  • Arranges book displays
  • Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution
  • Keeps up-to-date on current library trends
  • Trains and oversees work assignments of Library Assistants and other departmental staff
  • Regular and punctual attendance


Other Job Functions Duties:

  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Director.
  • Reports goals achieved to the Director.
  • Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and perform repetitive tasks with hands, wrists and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects or controls and reach with hands and arms; may be required to perform repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. May regularly be required to lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.


Employee performs a variety of simple tasks following instructions provided. Some tasks require independent judgment and initiative.
May be exposed to dust, book mold and mildew; fluctuations in inside temperature & electro-magnetic radiation as a computer screen. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately loud.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting;
  • Strong knowledge of library principles and practices,
  • Thorough knowledge of library programming;
  • Knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library.
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions;
  • Ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to develop and implement library programs.
  • Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them;
  • Ability to be in charge of library during some shifts;
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

A Police background check will be required.


Experience & Training: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

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