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Associate Librarian - Children's

Department:Library
Open Date:November 3, 2017
Close Date:November 13, 2017
Salary Range:$15.22 - $23.53/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision from a Library Administrator, performs paraprofessional library duties.
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).  Provides assistance and guidance to library patrons by responding to reference questions; locates information sources; provides guidance regarding specific books and authors; researches reference questions using the library’s electronic information services.  May oversee activities in the absence of an administrative superior; assists at the circulation desk when necessary; assists staff in resolving difficult situations with patrons. Instructs patrons in the use of the library, the public access catalog, and other electronic resources. Performs collection analysis; participates in special ordering projects to recommend books and library materials for purchase; performs routine collection development and maintenance tasks.  May perform specialized duties related to a specific area of library service, such as children's services, young adult services, systems automation, programming, statistics, social media and online content or materials selection. May assist a Library Administrator with systems administration tasks; assists in staff technology training and provide technical support for staff and patrons.  Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.  Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.  Preference given for work experience in a city or county library system.
Special Qualifications
Specialized knowledge and/or experience in a specific area may be required by the specific opening.  Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).   Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of:  library reference sources, of the Dewey Decimal system, and computers.  Skill in: using all applicable computer hardware and software applications.  This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.  Ability to: work day and evening shifts, and rotating Saturdays; follow written and oral instructions; interact and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with patrons and other employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other agencies, and the general public.
Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace.  All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.