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  • RATE OF PAY:  $25.29 per hour 
  • CLOSING DATE: Monday, November 3, 2008
  • MIN. TRAINING & EXP:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, plus a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution and not less than 2 years' experience in a professional library position and specialized competency with LANs and reference services.
  • HOURS OF WORK:  based on the needs of the Library

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs; providing reference, readers' advisory, computer, database and referral services to Library patrons directly, and by telephone and e-mail; and assisting patrons in material selection. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Reference Librarian. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular & punctual attendance; provides reference, readers' advisory, and referral services to patrons, in person and by telephone; provides technical/reference support to staff; performs manual and automated bibliographic searches; plans and prepares bibliographies; performs routines and procedures related to manual and automated interlibrary loans and other referral services; maintains familiarity with the collection, recommends materials to be added, using standard library selection tools; explains basic library functions, services and resources to the public; operates and maintains library equipment; collects data for statistical analysis and reports; keeps informed of current events and of developments in the library field; maintains current knowledge of library technology. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists in maintaining inventory of the collection, using CONNECT database; represents the library at professional and community meetings; when designated librarian-in-charge, is responsible for security of the building. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk, hear; reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, grasp objects with fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, kneel, crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, necessary to operate computers and various office equipment. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Performs complex tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to non-routine situations. 

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.  May be exposed to dust, fluctuation in inside temperature and electromagnetic radiation from the computer screen.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Thorough knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices; knowledge of books, authors and readers interests; skill in the operation of computer systems; skill in applying library research methods and practices; ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral expression; ability to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner; ability to establish and maintain effective supervisory and working relationships with co-workers.  Knowledge of and experience with PCs, LANs and the Internet, including but not limited to knowledge of DOS, Windows XP, Windows NT and Netscape, Internet browsers i.e. Internet Explorer etc.   

Interested applicants apply by November 3, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:

(1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 


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