Librarian Special Library Job Description Sample
Librarian III - Reference Section Head - New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
The County of Volusia is seeking a Librarian III for the Library Services Division. This position is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and will be responsible for professional, supervisory work in the Reference section of the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library. The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working in the Reference section.
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
Provides front-line, telephone, and/or electronic reference service to citizens and visitors.
Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services. Explains the use of print and electronic reference sources.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of paraprofessional and professional employees and/or volunteers.
Compiles formal and informal reports regarding progress toward library's general/specific objectives.
Assists in developing recommendations on policy and procedural changes.
May participate in professional and community associations and organizations.
Uses the integrated library system, online databases, the Internet, electronic catalog, and may assist with maintenance of library equipment, software, or hardware.
May actively prepare, monitor, update, and approve employee schedules and work time in the County's electronic payroll system.
May be responsible for daily and/or weekly money deposits.
May attend workshops, webinars, seminars, and conferences as required.
Performs work of all lower level library classifications and related work as required.
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs. Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIALIZED ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:
May perform independent work related to the overall operation of a full service branch or oversees daily operations of a specialized area in a regional library.
May plan and implement arrangement of collections based on available floor space.
Markets the collection and the other library supported activities.
May provide reader's advisory services to children, teens, and/or adults.
Describes or demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files, print and media collections, databases, the Internet, etc.
Provides basic assistance to citizens and visitors on general applications of computer use.
Promotes print and computer literacy for children, teens, and/or adults.
Plans and attends outreach or other library promotional activities for children, teens, and/or adults.
Prepares and presents programs before community groups.
Develops, orders, and maintains library collections within established policy guidelines for assigned specialized area or branch.
Oversees, plans, promotes, and executes programs for children, teens, and/or adults.
Responsible for the appearance, security, and reporting maintenance issues of an assigned area or branch.
Assumes responsibility of a regional branch when needed.
Serves as a liaison to city advisory boards, Friends organizations, and other applicable organizations.
Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program plus two (2) years professional library experience after the MLS including experience as a supervisor of a specialized function of library service. The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working in the Reference section.
NOTE: Must attach a copy of your MLS degree/transcript to your application.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of complex library functions and operations.
Knowledge of the methods of analyzing library needs and reader interests, and other aspects of the information sciences.
Knowledge of library management and ability to supervise subordinate employees and/or volunteers.
Advanced knowledge of library material selection standards and policies of the library system.
Customer service skills.
Skill in operating integrated library systems and other relevant computer operations.
Able to plan, promote, and execute age appropriate library programs and outreach activities.
Able to offer age appropriate reader's advisory services.
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Able to prepare and present reports.
Able to keep abreast of current trends in library science.
Able to perform basic to moderate mathematical computations including cash-handling techniques.
Able to supervise and evaluate subordinate employees and/or volunteers.
Able to make independent decisions and use judgment on routine and non-routine matters.
Able to employ appropriate policies and procedures and to explain them to others.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Physical Demands: Medium, repetitive work. Ability to see, hear and listen, talk; detailed finger dexterity (including grasping and small tool manipulation), may require visually acuity for fine print. Ability to lift and push 25+ pounds, carry, bend, reach, kneel, crouch, stretch, twist, and climb. Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals, procedures, and journals; memos, policies, safety instructions, etc. Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to relate information, data, and detail verbally and in writing. Ability to perform basic mathematical and monetary functions.
Environmental demands: Inside work.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
FWS Archives And Special Collections - Library 18/19
The Archives and Special Collections department at the Upstate Health Sciences Library is looking for a motivated work study student to assist in making the collections accessible to members of the Upstate community and to the general public. The successful candidate will assist with digitization of photographs, archival records, organizing of rare books, cataloging of antique medical and laboratory equipment, and other duties as assigned. No previous experience with archives or special collections is required.
Archives and Special Collections holds more than 12,000 rare books and journals; photographs, negatives and slides; manuscripts; painted portraits; and documents relating to Upstate and its predecessor institutions (Geneva Medical College and Syracuse University College of Medicine).
Applicants may contact Assistant Director Cara Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Must be a current student enrolled at Upstate Medical University and approved for financial aid through the Student Financial Aid office at Upstate.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Administrative Librarian (Director, Special Collections Directorate)
This position is located in the Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 373296.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The position serves as the Director of the Special Collections Directorate. The Special Collections Directorate is responsible for the Library’s extensive collections of unique or rare, unpublished and published, resources in a variety of physical and digital formats, with significant specializations in areas such as manuscripts, oral history, photography and geographic information systems.
The Director works under the general direction and supervision of the Associate Librarian for Library Services (ALLS). The Director has responsibility over seven organizational units: Geography and Map Division; Manuscript Division; Music Division; Prints & Photographs Division; Rare Book and Special Collections Division; and the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project. The Director is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the Directorate; the effectiveness of his/her communication and cooperation with other members of Library Services, the Library and outside organizations; the quality and extent of his/her participation on the service unit management team; and his/her effective leadership of subordinate managers, supervisors and staff in incorporating the Library's priorities and values into their programs and activities.
The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical agency programs or operations. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Directorate and is charged with developing, building, and curating the digital and physical collections, stewardship and management of the collections, and sharing the collections by providing resources for researchers seeking to use the vast collections of the Library. Has responsibility for creating and managing metadata according to national standards for archival collections and for cartographic, music, and graphic materials. Has responsibility for researcher focused services, including multiple reading rooms, websites, and digitization; special collections access guidance, orientation, and instruction; and creating and participating in outreach programs through means, such as social media and special events.
Serves as the primary advisor to the ALLS on various programs and events of the Special Collections Directorate. Counsels senior management and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.
Works closely and provides guidance to the seven subordinate Directorate managers. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and members of the public.
Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other service unit managers as well as other government agencies and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.
Establishes performance expectations for subordinate managers. Provides informal feedback and formally evaluates direct reports on organizational and individual performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.
Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.
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See requirements listed below under Qualifications.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: .
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk are considered the most critical competencies for this position.
A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
Ability to lead and manage a program/area of responsibility: The successful candidate has the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources to accomplish an organization’s mission. Accomplished strategic and operational goals for an agency/organization and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) developed program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals, 2) conducted monthly or quarterly reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results, 3) advised senior level officials, 4) oversaw day-to-day operations directly and through subordinate supervisors, 5) worked with both internal and national external organizations to achieve program goals, 6) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 7) developed and integrated policies and processes for your area of responsibility, and 8) planned, acquired, and organized resources and people.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library and information science: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of library and information management principles, concepts and techniques to manage library functions and carry out library programs in a research library setting; using this knowledge to create content, organize material, and provide access to digital collections. Experience with the following: 1) setting priorities and policies for rare and special collections management; 2) cataloging or description of digital collection items; 3) evaluation of collection materials to determine strategies to organize and make accessible; 4) providing leadership for a collection development program; and 5) working closely with library subject specialists in setting reference service priorities and targets.
Ability to build coalitions and professional networks: The successful candidate has the ability to identify, build and maintain relationships and professional networks to gain support and commitment from scholars and other learners; the publishing and creative community; and colleagues in the library and archival field. This includes: 1) participating in and representing the institution at professional association meetings; 2) working collaboratively with other departments, agencies and organizations to further agency goals and objectives; 3) establishing cordial relationships with donors and potential donors to obtain additions to Library collections; and 4) working with the archival and research library community to identify trends and issues related to the collections and services of the Library.
Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has the ability to lead people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as: managed the budget and personnel planning for organizational units under his/her direction; established performance expectations for subordinate supervisors and staff; provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.
Ability to lead and inspire change: The successful candidate has the ability to lead and inspire change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This includes the ability to think creatively and recognize innovation; promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; demonstrate flexibility; and promote a culture of change and growth.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has the ability to write clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 2) policies; 3) budget requests; 4) funding proposals; 5) program goals and objectives; 6) project plans; 7) contract statements of work; 8) program performance documentation; 9) annual reports; and, 10) library program information for the Congress. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.
Ability to present technical and policy information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has the ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree.
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
Candidates with an MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS, or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply.
You must provide a legible copy of your college transcripts at the time you submit your application. Please attach your transcripts to your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.
All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at or email . FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.
Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent
Library Page- Main Library
Hiring Salary is $10.50 per hour.
Perform a variety of library support work involving activities in the circulation, reference, youth services or technical services area of the library.
Receive general supervision from the Library Services Coordinator. Receive technical and functional supervision form Librarians and other library staff. This position does not supervise employees.
May include but are not limited to the following:
Sorts, shelves, and files various library materials accurately according to library classification systems (alphabetic and numeric) in a timely manner.
Reviews shelves for accuracy and re-shelves misplaced items.
Perform regular library sweeps, and checks the book drop on a scheduled basis.
Packs and prepare materials for transport and receives and unpack incoming deliveries.
Locates and retrieves library materials requested from stacks to fill holds.
Checks-in library materials and transit items using computerized automation system.
Maintains appearance of work and public areas.
Records statistics requested in related job duties.
Answers directional and informational questions.
Assists with special programs as needed and performs related duties as assigned.
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
Sorts donated materials by condition and other criteria established by the library.
Perform duties to assist with opening and closing procedures.
Uses a personal computer to access e-mail account, writes brief letters and operates ILS system.
Communicate in a positive and effective manner with co-workers and the public both in person and on the telephone.
Work independently or in a team environment following standards and procedures set by the library and complete tasks assigned.
Perform computer tasks using Library and City Software
Organize, prioritize, and pace duties and tasks throughout the work shift.
Understand and follow written and oral directions.
Demonstrates ability to read and spell
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
Principles and practices of basic library work, including the basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. Operating characteristics of public access terminals. Modern office methods.
Training and Experience:
Basic knowledge of the library.
Basic computer and technical skills
Physical and Mental Demands:
Lift and transport materials weighing 50 pounds or more, Work requires repetitive hand, arm and body movements including lifting arms above shoulder level to shelve books on a continual basis. The use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work.
Bend, stoop, lift, kneel, repeatedly or continually over time to reach books at the top and bottom levels of the shelves.
Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
Push a wheeled cart weighting up to 300 pounds.
Reach overhead to shelve books weighing up to 5 pounds.
Work evening and weekend hours on a regular basis including a varied schedule.
Ability to work under pressure
This position requires working evenings, and weekends.*
Directs overall library operation providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees. Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technological development and support.
Responsible for the library facility; i.e., maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space within the facility for various library functions. Develops budgets and establishes short and long-range library plans.
Performs as a liaison with user groups, establishes partnerships/networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training. Provides reference research services using a broad range of current and retrospective resources, as well as a variety of resource formats.
Selects all types of print and non-print media to meet the organizational, educational, and personal needs of library customers in a wide variety of subjects and reading levels. Performs selective removal and replacement of obsolete and worn materials from the collection, while ensuring that collections contain needed retrospective holdings. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability of library acquisitions.
Responsible for ensuring the most effective acquisition method is used to acquire library materials. Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operation. Writes policy and procedure manuals for automated library operations.
Manages the library marketing program to include outreach programs, publicity, cross marketing, and special events. Accurately prepares reports and submits them to requesting authority within time frame specified. Accurately develops, prepares, and justifies library budgets.
Accurately controls expenditure of funds by consistently monitoring fund allocations and library expenditures. Accurately prepares reports and submits them to requesting authority within time frame specified. Appropriately displays managerial skills and compliance with personal directives.
Accurately appraises performance within established guidelines and time frames. Accurately trains employees to successfully accomplish work tasks and comply with security, safety, and health regulations. Appropriately develops marketing plans and strategies to increase library awareness and usage.
Formulates cost efficient search strategies to effectively perform comprehensive reference services and technical literature searches. Effectively plans and conducts library instruction seminars. Effectively evaluates and manages collection development.
Effectively organizes (classifies) and catalogs materials to make them accessible to library users through public catalogs. Effectively directs computer automation support projects. Effectively instructs library personnel in the use of new software packages.
Appropriately complies with agency and DoD/MWR Library Standards. Establishes and maintains, within established parameters, policies and procedures for all aspects of library functions. Establishes and maintains a program of continuing research and efforts toward improving and expanding library operations.
Maintains currency within the library profession by attending professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Works independently and accomplishes objectives with minimal supervision.
Properly applies Equal Employment Opportunity principles and requirements. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.
One year of specialized experience directly related to the duties described above. Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
A Master’s degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience is required.
Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operation, functions, and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position.
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library, the library’s databases, data sources, and the customers served.
Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use.
Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies.
Familiarity with publishers’ and suppliers’ methods of operation.
Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.
Experience supervising the work of library employees.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.
ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
A Master’s degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school.
Some positions have special requirements
- Position is a sensitive, supervisory position requiring access to IT II system and/or access to PII. An access National Agency Check investigation (ANACI) is required via the SF 86 security form.
- Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450. Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
- Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
- For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of closing date.
The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.
All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
•Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
•Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
•Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
•If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
•If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.
APPLICANTS CLAIMING HIRING PREFERENCE: Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.
WHAT ARE PREFERENCES? Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process. Individuals can claim the following preferences:
1.Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
•Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.
2.Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
•Submit sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
•If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.
3.Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.
To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
•Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
•Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
•Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)
To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
•Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
•Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
•Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).
Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above. Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
Librarian IV (Adult Services Coordinator)
Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested
Division: Customer Experience
Workdays & Hours: Monday- Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:15 PM*
- Subject to Change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Public Library (HPL) seeks a passionate, experienced library professional with proven leadership skills and an ability to motivate and inspire staff to serve as a Librarian IV, Adult Services Coordinator. The Adult Services Coordinator will be responsible for building and coordinating programming and services for adults, as well as assisting with special projects and initiatives for Customer Experience. The successful candidate will work closely with the community to build on the existing partnerships, communicate effectively, provide exceptional customer service, and enjoy working with, learning and teaching new and emerging technologies, be at ease multitasking in a fast-paced public service setting and enjoy interacting with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds.
HPL serves a population of 2.2 million citizens through a network of 37 Neighborhood Libraries spread out across the Houston area, a Central Library, and three Special Collections Libraries.
The essential duties and functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Plan, develop, and coordinate programs and services for all adults including new adults, seniors, veterans, and adults with special abilities;
Collaborate with location managers and staff to explore new ways to serve adults in the Library;
Work with System-wide Programming, Youth Services, International Services, and Communications to implement monthly thematic programs;
Analyze and evaluate programming efforts to enhance existing programming and develop new programs;
Work closely with the community to ensure that programs and services match community needs;
Set priorities for programming and establish policies and procedures and pertinent training for staff;
Liaise other HPL divisions to enhance the service priorities and goals for the Library and City;
Stay abreast of trends in adult programming and services and share information with stakeholders;
May serve as a supervisor over locations or groups of locations or lead special projects; and
Represent the Library in the community during and after hours.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a Cover Letter and Resume when applying. For a location listing of our 37 Neighborhood Libraries and Central Library, please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/hpl-locations.
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
Requires Master of Library Science degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
Four (4) years of experience as a librarian are required, including at least one (1) year of management experience.
Valid Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Preference will be given to those that:
Have experience in a leadership capacity at a large urban library;
Possess up to date and proficient knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Sirsi Symphony;
Have experience working with people of diverse backgrounds;
Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; and
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION / SKILSS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment test
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade: 25
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm. or call 832-393-4897.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Director Of The Law Library And Clinical Professor Of Legal Research
The Law Library Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the library to preserve and enhance its central role in the life of the W&M Law School. This includes setting the strategic directions of the law library, personnel and budget management, collection development, and research/reference support to library patrons â?? especially the Law School community.
The Director also is responsible for establishing and implementing both technological and traditional methods of delivery of information to support the research needs of faculty and students, for overseeing the development and management of the libraryâ??s webpage and the W&M Law School Scholarship Repository, for ensuring compliance with ABA and other standards, and for managing the physical space of the library. The Director actively participates in the governance of the Law School and College. The Director of the Law Library is a full-time continuing non-tenured track (NTE) faculty position that reports to the Dean of the Law School available beginning June 10, 2019.
Full-time continuing NTE positions hold a presumption of continuation and security of position in accordance with the spirit and intent of the relevant ABA standards. As a non-tenured faculty member, you will be expected to abide by the Universityâ??s policies, rules, and standards, as amended from time to time. You will also be subject to the performance standards and review procedures for faculty as stated in the â??Faculty Handbookâ?? which can be found at https://www.wm.edu/about/administration/provost/forfacstaff/faculty-handbook /index.php. Additional policies are available from the Provostâ??s Office, and can be found online at https://www.wm.edu/offices/compliance/policies.
- J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; - Graduate degree in library science, or its equivalent; - Demonstrated success as an innovative administrator with a record of accomplishment in a law library who can bring vision and coherent planning to the institution, as well as the ability to attract and develop a superb staff; - Demonstrated ability to support the research and scholarly needs of faculty, students, and staff; - Demonstrated understanding of the scope, process, and demands of a law school library and the need to align services to changes taking place in legal education, the legal profession, and legal publishing; - Demonstrated ability to build relationships and partnerships at the university and the law school, and in the larger academic and librarian communities; - Excellent communication, presentation, and teaching skills; and - Strong organizational and interpersonal skills indicating an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Preferred candidates will have a progressive vision of the role of law libraries in legal education in providing leadership to enhance library services. W&M law librarians teach the research component of the Law Schoolâ??s Legal Practice Program, and the director should be forward thinking about enhancing instruction to students.
College Librarian Full Time
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Performs professional library duties in the community college library; does related work as required.
Under the direct supervision of a higher level librarian, performs librarian duties of a general nature necessary for the on-going operation and improvement of college library services; or is assigned to concentrate duties in a specific function. Supervision may be exercised over a small clerical staff and student assistants. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Assists in development, organization, description and assessment of print and electronic collections;
Provides reference service;
Participates in the operations of the library management system;
Provides library research/instruction;
Participates in faculty governance;
Prepares budgets, annual reports and other documents as needed;
Creates informational and promotional materials related to library services;
Provides research support to faculty and staff;
Improves patron access and inventory procedures;
Supervises, plans programs and assists in assigned areas of the college library;
Creates research subject guides
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment.Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of print and electronic information resources; broad knowledge of library methods and procedures; ability to carry out assignments independently; ability to comprehend users' needs quickly and accurately; ability to teach individuals and groups; ability to get along well with others; tact; courtesy; good judgment; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections; willingness to meet people easily and participate in the cultural and intellectual activities of the College; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: FULL-TIME
Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with a Master's Degree in Library Science, from an ALA-accredited institution. Two (2) years of professional library experience and Academic experience is preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PART-TIME
Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with a Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.
Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law. This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.
The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination policies:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Tracey Cleveland, Vice President of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion
Office of Equity and Diversity
South Campus, Room 1106, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard
Orchard Park, NY 14127
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact:
New York Office
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,
New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;
Tel (646) 428-3800; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.
The Systems Librarian provides expertise in application administration related to library systems, technologies, interoperability, and software that increase and enhance access to academic resources at McConnell Library, with a strong emphasis on collaborative working relationships. The individual in this position is responsible for application administration, evaluation, coordination, and trouble-shooting of library specific technologies.
The individual resolves problems, including but not limited to the following applications: WorldShare Management Services (WMS); ILLiad; EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and EZproxy. Duties include: â?¢WorldShare Management Services (WMS) Administrator: trouble-shoot, manage system configurations and changes, permissions, upgrade notifications, and liaison with OCLC support services, and OCLC development team as needed. â?¢ILLiad Administrator:
Load and configure new releases, patches, security hotfixes; manage user accounts/permissions and remote access; edit custom ASP scripts and web pages; serve as primary technical contact and liaison with Atlas Systems; arrange for new product and maintenance orders. Regularly coordinate all ILLiad initiatives with the Interlibrary Loan staff in Access Services. â?¢EZproxy Application Administrator: Patch, configure, upgrade EZproxy application.
Handle technical configuration changes, authorizations, restrictions. Assist Collection and Technical Services staff with e-resources configurations and trouble-shooting. Collaborate with Division of Information Technology staff on authentication issues. â?¢Primary EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Administrator, trouble-shoot application level issues, and liaison with EBSCOâ??s support services.
Collaborate with Collection and Technical Services, Research Help staff, and Division of Information Technology staff, in assuring comprehensive access to all library e-resources. â?¢Manages and documents configuration for interoperability with other library services using OAI-PMH and search protocols such as Z39.50 and with other internal services such as LDAP, Shibboleth, or institutional single-sign-on. Working with other library staff, leads the technical analysis and testing of prospective new library and archival services (including digitization) and databases, and develops recommendations for future technologies.
The Systems Librarian reports to the Head of Collection and Technical Services, and works with all library departments.
Understanding of access issues associated with electronic resources; knowledge and understanding of electronic publishing; working knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools (e.g., MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, Open URL, link resolvers, knowledge bases). Demonstrated ability to manage technical projects within an academic library setting and knowledge of academic libraries and their patrons. Extensive experience in administering and managing library service platforms (LSPs) and related interoperable software, e.g. discovery service, interlibrary loan system, access and authentication system, or other systems as needed.
Working knowledge of existing and emerging library and electronic resources trends, standards, protocols, and codes of practice, including, but not limited to transfer protocols, OpenURL, and KBART Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to diplomatically establish and maintain cooperative working relationships that foster a productive environment for problem-solving and project completion.
Experience with administering and trouble-shooting WorldShare Management Services (WMS) LSP. Evidence of interest and ability in applying innovative technologies and creative problem-solving to enhance library services.
Familiarity with network and systems administration across multiple operating systems including Windows and Unix-based proprietary and open source systems. Demonstrated success in collaborating with or teaching technology to diverse colleagues. Ability to work independently or in a team.
Librarians are typically assigned to the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) Division and perform a broad range of professional level duties in support of a library that organizes and provides access to a wide selection of materials in a variety of formats.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
Department of Administration's Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) is recruiting for two Librarian 3 positions located in Carson City, NV.
These positions require focus on helping Nevada libraries achieve their full potential.
Through key skills and abilities, successful candidates will address different issues and challenges faced in public, academic, school and special libraries.
Issues range from integrating digital archiving tools into library operations, to the use of social media for promoting the library, to deploying out-of-school time programs that meaningfully link to classrooms, and much more!
These positions understand the role of the library as an extension of teaching, learning and research activities found in school, business and community enterprise.
The successful candidates know that when library resources are added to institutions, organizations and individual pursuits, success follows.
The consultants report to the Assistant Administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) and are responsible for the leadership, management and evaluation of statewide library services from federal and state support and engagement.
Ability to build relationships, strong project management know-how, great attention to fiscal details, data tracking, ability to roll up sleeves and set boots on the ground and comfort and agility with rural and urban library environments is a must.
Strong technical skills and ease in digital environments, an encouraging personality, willingness to smile and a can-do attitude will combine to make the perfect candidate.
As Nevadans are increasingly prepared for a life of intellectual inquiry and responsible citizenry through their library, the NSLAPR Librarian IIIs will know their efforts matter.
The successful candidates must be able to serve as an administrator-teacher and as a passionate advocate for the use of library's resources.
This position will require up to 25% travel.
A valid Driver's License is required for this position.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Closing Date/Time: 10/08/2018
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