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  Adult Services Librarian

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    Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
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    ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is seeking applications for an aggressive, positive, people orientated and creative ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN. The Adult Services Librarian reports to the Adult Services Supervisor. The essential job functions include: exhibit a thorough knowledge of the reference collections, including print and electronic resources. Serve as a referral resource for paraprofessionals in order to meet the needs of the customers; help maintain collections; train and/or mentor ASD staff as assigned, through but not limited to the use of ASD Training Manual, acting as mentor to new staff, learning and disseminating new information and conducting training workshops; work as part of a team and independently. Provide leadership and initiative, in cooperation with supervisors, in helping to achieve goals, including, but not limited to, reading professional material, attending conferences, workshops, etc, leading groups and serving as a role model. Keep current on trends in library services and make recommendations based on knowledge and experience. Serve as Manager-In-Charge or Assistant to Manager-In-Charge when assigned. This position requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university. Desired qualifications include: knowledge of readers’ advisory and reference techniques and ability to work independently, be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced work environment. Excellent computer skills and Internet searching techniques with previous experience in customer service preferred. The starting salary is $35,714. Excellent benefits, including BCBS health/dental, retirement and cafeteria plan, with 22 days vacation and 12 days sick leave. Application and more specific job information is available at web site: http://www.tscpl.org/jobs.asp Please submit an application with resume and a list of three professional references to Human Resources, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66604-1374. 1-785-580-4492 EOE Applications accepted through August 13, 2004. A pre-and/or post-employment drug screen, a criminal history record check, and a physical capacity test are required as a condition of employment.

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