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Reference Librarian - posted 8/8/14
      Due to the retirement of a staff member, the Carmel Clay Public Library is seeking a full-time reference librarian whose major responsibility will be collection development. This individual will also provide professional service to the public by researching, locating, and obtaining information and materials. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

"responding to telephone, in-person and online requests for information using print and electronic resources and recommending specific items, materials or other information sources to patrons;

"instructing and assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the online catalog, electronic databases, e-readers, and the Internet;

"reviewing professional publications, catalogs and other sources to identify new materials to meet patron interests and build a collection that is diverse, current and relevant;

"evaluating materials for retention, replacement, or deselection using statistics and data analysis;

"assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and methodologies to increase patron awareness and utilization of library resources;

"collaborating with appropriate organizations to conduct outreach activities and/or promote library programs.

This position requires a Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and librarian certification as required by Indiana law. Applicants must also have at least two years of post-MLS experience as a reference librarian including collection development responsibilities; a thorough knowledge of print and non-print reference resources including electronic databases, software and the Internet; awareness of popular culture and current events; effective oral and written English communication skills; the ability to do public speaking and outreach; a strong commitment to customer service; and the ability to teach classes in database usage and other relevant subject areas.

The physical demands of the job include the ability to accurately read numbers and letters both in print and on screen; bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts; work flexible hours including morning, afternoon, evening and rotating weekend hours that may vary from month to month.

We offer a minimum starting salary of $36,920 per year and excellent benefits. To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a resume and/or application to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Individuals invited to interview will be required to provide an original college or university transcript.

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