GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs professional, supervisory, and administrative work within an automated library system; provides services to the general public to access information and learning through materials such as books and paper records as well as technology and electronic databases; uses the latest information and technology to help library patrons who seek assistance; performs research and analysis; classifies and organizes materials; conducts training, instruction and delivers programs at the public library; focuses on patron services and communicates in Spanish and English, does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class applies professional library techniques and procedures to perform work in all areas of library service. Responsibilities include customer service to the public, planning, organizing, and conducting activities in the major service units including reference and reader advisory services, youth services, adult services, and technical services. Supervision is exercised over full and part time library staff. This employee exercises discretion and judgment in carrying out responsibilities consistent with County and departmental policies and procedures. As experience and knowledge are gained, the employee will be expected to perform tasks of progressively increasing difficulty. The employee works as a member of a team in the library under the general supervision of a library manager or designee and may be called upon to serve as unit manager when necessary.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and methods of library science and administration, including such activities as general reference, classification, cataloging, acquisition, children's and young adult service, adult service, and automated systems; ability to use a personal computer and other related equipment; self motivated and able to create and/or appreciate new ideas, approaches to operations and/or organization; ability to speak and translate Spanish and English; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with other staff and the public; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others; ability to work in a team environment to deliver service to the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association or other professional accrediting agency; ability to speak and translate Spanish and English.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENT: Preference will be given for professional experience in a public library.
Job posting is open until December 23
Location/Region: New Castle County, Delaware