DATE ENTERED: May 31, 2019
POSITION:    Librarian (Cataloging and Emerging Technologies)
LOCATION:   Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)
SALARY:       $44,462 - $48,908
APPLY BY:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Noon


The Suffolk Public Library seeks an energetic, tech-savvy, service-oriented librarian to provide vision and direction for taking our collections and resources to the next level, bringing our community access to everything they need and want. We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible. We are looking for an innovative individual ready to think big about new ways of enhancing and providing library services through the creative use of technology.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Under limited supervision, the Cataloging and Emerging Technologies Librarian ensures access to the library's various collections by performing original and copy cataloging for all library materials and assists with new material processing. This position also serves as the library's leader and expert of digital resources and technology, working with the Technology and Content Strategy Team to ensure that services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for assisting with the establishment of standards for services and collections, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting. Reports to the Technology and Content Strategy Manager/Library Manager.

Being a part of our team means that you are organized, self-motivated and collaborative. You have fun while embracing challenges and solving problems. You love developing new and exciting ways in which to expand the library's reach. You are a passionate advocate for community-focused library services and are never satisfied with the status quo. You have a deep knowledge base of best practices from within and outside of the library world but are not afraid to champion new approaches. If this sounds like you, you may be our next Cataloging and Emerging Technologies Librarian.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions may vary based on area of assignment:
As a part of the Collection Strategy team, performs original and copy cataloging for all library materials.
Identifies technology training needs and develops staff training curriculum for the library's digital services and emerging technologies.
Conducts training classes with library staff and the public.
Serves as the library's leader and expert of digital resources and technology.
Identifies, learns and shares emerging technology trends with library staff for the development of responsive library services and programs.
Works collaboratively with other library departments and teams to creatively implement new technologies that enhance library services and programming.
Coordinates and evaluates operations of area of responsibility, programs, and services.
Acts as a mentor to staff by assisting with their professional development and morale, and providing assistance as needed.
Provide classes, events, and programs to the community and staff.
Assists patrons regarding reference requests and performs readers' advisory services; responds to citizen requests for assistance in using the department's computer system.
Maintains knowledge of the reference and circulating collections and electronic resources; maintains reference and circulating collections.
Interprets and applies library policies and procedures for customers and staff to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Assists in reclassification projects and special projects as needed.
Maintains an awareness of new literature, technologies, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Assists in performance of tasks at the circulation desks, including checking library books in and out, registering patrons for a borrower's card, shelving books and maintaining records and tabulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science and experience in a library setting or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  
Requires a valid driver's license.

CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Noon

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers