Community Engagement Librarian
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Responsible for performing professional level work related to collection
maintenance and development. Develops and presents community programs;
assists in preparing library marketing materials, may research and apply
for grants, and represents the library in the community and on City-wide
committees. May be responsible for library administrative duties such as
coordinating volunteers, handling building issues, marketing library
services, running reports, opening/closing buildings, etc. Work requires
limited supervision and the use of independent judgment and discretion.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responds to inquiries from the public in person and over the phone
to help them obtain the information they are seeking; conducts
research to locate related information.
Maintains collections in assigned area of responsibility, which
includes: recommending books for purchase; repairing books;
determining books to withdraw from the library, and/or, performing
other related activities.
Executes community outreach activities that align with strategic
goals; collaborates with representatives from other community
agencies in planning outreach activities.
Plans age and interest appropriate programs/workshops for children,
parents, adults, senior citizens, caregivers and/or educators,
which includes storytelling, book discussions/talks, reader’s
theater, writing workshops, festival planning/participation, and/or
other related activities. Coordinates performers to present
programs at the library.
Plans, prepares, and maintains display exhibits to promote the
circulation of materials, books, and/or other related items.
Researches, prepares, writes, and applies for grants. Manages
grants and ensures compliance with applicable grant guidelines.
Participates in/on a variety of meetings, teams, committees, and/or
other related groups to receive and convey information.
Develops and facilitates training sessions for the general public.
Promote Library programs, services, and events, which may include
use of social media, coordination with Marketing Services,
community partner engagement, and other outreach activities.
Performs a variety of administrative activities in support of
Library operations, which includes: preparing activity reports;
processing a variety of forms; monitoring website links for
accuracy; and/or, performing other related activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
POSITION-SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
Community Engagement Librarian
Works to identify, develop, and maintain community partnerships,
coordinate opportunities for Library participation in local events
and develop innovative programming and marketing strategies in
conjunction with other City and Library staff.
Enjoys working with all kinds of people, lobbies for support from
individuals and businesses, and works to engage organizations and
individuals in the community by building partnerships and
increasing awareness of Library Services and opportunities for
Develops, coordinates and presents community programs; assists in
preparing library-marketing materials, and represents the library
in the community and on City-wide committees.
Promotes Library programs, services, and events, which include use
of social media, coordination with Marketing Services, community
partner engagement, and other outreach activities.
Lobbies for support from individuals and businesses, and works to
engage organizations and individuals in the community by building
partnerships and increasing awareness.
Executes community activities in line with strategic goals;
collaborates with representatives from other community agencies in
planning programming opportunities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of research methods and practices;
Knowledge of reference materials, techniques, and practices;
Knowledge of literature in assigned area of responsibility;
Knowledge of book selection principles;
Knowledge of print and on-line reference sources;
Knowledge of cataloguing systems;
Skilled in developing collections;
Skilled in evaluating web sites for reliability, accuracy, and
Skilled in troubleshooting computer problems;
Skilled in retrieving, organizing, and disseminating information;
Skilled in conducting Internet searches;
Skilled in preparing and maintaining educational programming;
Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous
Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures;
Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports;
Skilled in providing customer service;
Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making
recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational
Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.
Community Engagement specific:
Proven record of community involvement
Ability to develop and implement marketing strategies and social media
campaigns for an organization.
Ability to manage social media accounts for a professional
Ability to identify and coordinate opportunities to promote Library
Must have an American Library Association accredited Master of Library
or Information Services Degree OR be enrolled in an American Library
Association accredited Master of Library or Information Services degree
program and be able to obtain degree within four (4) months of
One year of library experience.
Proven experience developing and implementing marketing and social
Frequent reaching, talking, seeing, hearing, and manual dexterity.
Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Work is typically performed in a standard office environment.
Local travel may be required on an as-needed basis.
Works a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours. Flexibility to
attend community events is necessary.
Community Engagement only: Flexibility to attend community events
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
PAY RATE: $23.03 HOURLY
Must pass pre-employment drug test.
Must pass criminal history check.
Must pass motor vehicle records check.