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  • RATE OF PAY:  $43,642
  • EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:  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 experience in a professional library position and specialized competency with LANs and reference services.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  This position provides professional work in the areas of reference, automation and technology, reader's advisory services, library instruction, and related topical programming.  The Public Services Librarian assists the Reference Librarian in Reference Desk activities, acting as Reference Librarian when desk coverage requires.   Works with the Assistant Director to arrange adult programs and activities, participating in publicity, community relations, and special events. Assists with technology troubleshooting, and periodically supports children’s programming activities

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Duties are performed under the direction of the Assistant Director however; considerable independent judgment and initiative are expected.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provide the public with information and materials from the library's collections and from other sources by researching and interpreting print, electronic, online, and other sources.  Locate and recommend materials appropriate for customer's interest and reading levels. Contribute to Web Page editing.  Recommend topics for reports or other assignments and make appropriate referrals to other sources of information when the library's resources are insufficient to meet the customer's need.  Assist customers in the use of EPL’s web catalog and other online databases.  Develop and coordinate adult outreach programs, e.g. book talks at Assisted Living Centers, service to the homebound, services to the Senior Center, etc.  Select and recommend materials in all formats for purchase from review material; fill customer requests for information/reading material; evaluate the accuracy, currency and usefulness of information or materials; develop and maintain assigned collection areas.   Develop, coordinate, and/or provide adult programming (and sometimes children’s programming), including, but not limited to, bibliographic instruction, library use skills, and topics of current local, regional, or national interest.  Compile bibliographies, information files and reading lists, and conduct online database searches.  May train other library personnel and volunteers.  Perform the preliminary procedures relating to Interlibrary Loan requests and refer them to a Reference Assistant.   Monitor customers' activities in the building and handle problems as they occur, maintaining proper performance of library computers.  Troubleshoot technology problems and work with the Assistant Director and IT Department to maintain functionality.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:  This work involves the application of professional library skills to processes which are particular to library work and which requires knowledge of library tools and procedures.  Other duties as needed.

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 Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Explorer, Microsoft Front Page, Windows NT and Netscape, etc. Background with Integrated Library Systems a plus especially SIRSI.

Interested applicants apply by June 15, 2004Applications are on our website, www.enfield.org .  You may also e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org or mail your application to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you do not have access to the web, and need an application, or need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department by calling (860) 253-6345.  EOE 

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