DATE ENTERED: July 29, 2020
POSITION: Librarian (Community Learning)
LOCATION: Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)
SALARY: $45,574
APPLY BY: Monday, August 10, 2020


Are you an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Librarian?  Do you enjoy staying on top of trends in the profession, community, and pop culture? We are looking for a passionate librarian who is able to integrate identified trends into learning opportunities and initiatives for the Suffolk community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Under general supervision, performs professional library work in independently implementing programming and providing outreach services for the library. Work involves developing and implementing programming both in library locations and offsite for a variety of demographics, providing library services throughout the community, locating and identifying community partners, and providing assistance in the daily operation of the library; including assisting patrons regarding reference demands, assisting with questions and/or problems regarding resources and reference materials, and selecting and recommending materials for acquisition. Employee must exercise independent judgment in developing programs and completing assigned tasks. Employee must also exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with patrons and the general public. Reports to the Library Manager overseeing Community Learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathers community knowledge that informs services developed by the Community Learning Department.
  • Develops programs for customers of all ages and abilities both onsite and via outreach based on community learning needs.
  • Plans, develops and Implements programing and other learning opportunities to address community needs in accordance with the library's strategic plan.  
  • Identifies opportunities for learning in the community and develops appropriate response
  • Provides ongoing leadership and support for existing library programs by keeping abreast of professional trends and incorporating knowledge in departmental training and development.  
  • Works alongside the Community Engagement Department to determine community learning needs, opportunities and to help identify community experts to assist in the development in programming.  
  • Performs work at the Public Services desk which includes checking materials in and out, placing reserves, and responding to the informational needs of the library patrons.
  • Performs other related work as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of Librarian's Professional Certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Library Board 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:  Monday, August 10, 2020

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONwww.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers