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  Librarian I - Children s Assignment

Company Name:
    King County Library System
Contact Information
    960 Newport Way NW
    Washington, USA
    Phone: 425-369-3224
    Fax: 425-369-3214
    **THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION. EXPECTED END DATE OCTOBER 31, 2005** POSITION OPEN – Librarian I/Children’s Assignment, Temporary – Shoreline – PT 20 Hrs JOB NUMBER: 2004-112 APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 7, 2004, 5pm. Early application is encouraged. Application materials received on or before the application deadline will be considered. Review of application materials received after the application deadline is at KCLS discretion. Application materials received after 5pm on any day will be date stamped as received the following workday. TO APPLY: Submit completed King County Library System (KCLS) application materials: Applicant Data Sheet, Applicant Work History, and Applicant Disclosure Form, and supplemental questionnaire attached to this posting. Resume and cover letter also desired. Application forms are available at any KCLS branch library, the Issaquah Service Center, or can be downloaded at http://www.kcls.org/employment/hrjobs.cfm. Submit completed application materials to address below: OUR ADDRESS: King County Library System Phone: 425-369-3224 Human Resources Department Fax: 425-369-3214 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah, WA 98027 Position Description: Perform a variety of professional library services in conjunction with selection, maintenance and circulation of KCLS materials to meet the educational, recreational and information needs of the community. Promotes library services to the community through education and outreach to schools. Duties and Responsibilities: • Answer reference questions by phone, in person, or electronically. • Assist patrons in use of library collections through reference interviews, database and web searches, reader’s advisory, and instruction in the use of computer software to locate requested material. Maintain current knowledge of materials, resources and services throughout the KCLS and refer patrons as required. • Design and implement training. • May select and collaborate with Collection Management Services to provide relevant collections based on knowledge of community and/or target audience interests. Duties and responsibilities, continued: • Evaluate collections and allocate and control materials budget as assigned. • Establish liaison with schools, and appropriate agencies and organizations within the community in order to promote library services and facilitate programming and service delivery. • Plan, schedule, and arrange publicity and present booktalks, book discussions, storytimes and programs developed for various age groups. • Promote library services to generate increased usage. • Maintain print and electronic collections, files, and indexes as assigned including weeding, selection, replacements and ongoing maintenance. • Plan, perform and promote story times and other services identified in the community library annual plan and those developed centrally for implementation at the community library. Secondary Duties: • Responds to patron complaints and problems. • Perform circulation and related clerical activities as workload dictates. • Conduct library tours and teach classes to the public. • Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Knowledge required: • Knowledge of a wide variety of reference sources, authors, literature, publishers and publications. • Thorough knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification system and Library of Congress subject headings. • Knowledge of search strategies used for retrieving information from electronic databases. • Considerable knowledge of English and math. • Working knowledge of patron needs and interests. • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom. Ability to: • Operate computers, printers, copiers, and any other equipment commonly utilized in a library. • Clearly, succinctly, and effectively communicate ideas and thoughts both verbally and in writing with a diverse population. • Recognize and set priorities, and to plan, coordinate and organize own work. • Work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends. • Use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain relationships with customers, subordinates and peers. • Operate with a minimum of supervision and work collaboratively in a team environment to find solutions to problems. • Manage time to maximize productivity. Skill in: • Reading, writing, speaking and understanding the English language. • Working effectively, with a teamwork orientation, in daily activities as well as addressing problems and unique situations. • Using independent judgment and making good decisions when resolving problems relating to employees and patrons/public. • Use of computer hardware and software including the Internet and electronic databases. • Diagnosing problems and developing solutions. • Listening to, understanding and interpreting the concerns of system users. • Establishing and maintaining good customer relations. • Providing work direction and general support to clerical staff. Education/Experience: • Master’s of Library Science Degree from an American Library Association accredited school of Librarianship and Washington State certification as a Librarian. • Evidence of training, experience, or study in a relevant functional area. Other qualifications: Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license at time of appointment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and push/pull carts up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: Job is performed indoors in a library setting, and includes extensive work at a PC monitor and extensive close work. Extended periods of standing are required in some instances. There may be some exposure to angry or hostile individuals. Please Let Us Know If You Need Any Accommodation To Apply Or Interview For This Position. EMPLOYMENT IS CONDITIONAL, BASED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BACKGROUND INQUIRY WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL. Date Posted: (6/16/04) Librarian I Shoreline Temp 2004-112 Supplemental Questionnaire Librarian I/Children’s Services, Temporary-Shoreline #2004-112 Name: _________________________________ This supplemental questionnaire must be completed in addition to the application materials. Please print or type your answers to the questions in the space given below. You may turn-in a separate sheet of paper if you need more space to answer the questions. If you use a separate sheet of paper, please number your answers to match the question. 1. Briefly describe your experience or training in children’s programming and presentations 2. How do you stay current with children’s literature? 3. Why are you interested in a temporary opportunity?

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