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Reference Librarian - posted 06/05/2018
      Due to the promotion of a staff member, the Carmel Clay Public Library has an opening for a full-time Reference Librarian. This individual will provide professional service to the public by researching, locating, and obtaining information and materials, selecting and managing assigned collection areas, and coordinating and implementing programs for adult library users. 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, microformat materials, electronic databases, e- readers, and the Internet on an individual basis, in small groups, or in a classroom setting;
maintaining awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest equipment for delivery of information services;
reviewing professional publications, catalogs and other sources to identify new materials to meet patron interests and enhance the library's adult print and electronic resources collection;
within assigned collection areas, identifying opportunities for collaboration with community groups or organizations and connecting with those groups to share resources, develop programs, etc.
promoting the use of the library, its collections and services through public speaking and by developing programs, displays, reading lists, brochures and other publications;
participating in departmental and/or library-wide committees and projects as assigned.

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. Post-MLS experience as a reference librarian is preferred. Candidates must also have a thorough knowledge of print and non-print reference resources including electronic databases, software and the Internet; effective oral and written English communication skills; the ability to do public speaking, teaching and outreach; and a strong commitment to customer service.

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 starting salary of $38,400 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.

Closes when filled


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