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Librarian – Children’s Services, Lynnwood Library, Lynnwood, WA


The Librarian focuses on system initiatives and committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries, and community engagement – making connections, developing relationships, and providing services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone while supporting community organizations and promoting the library.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide professional research assistance and readers’ advisory to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  2. Provide training to customers in library skills including use of computers, the catalog, and electronic resources.
  3. Assist with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  4. Develop and presents various library programs with a focus on children and tween-aged students (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  5. Create and curate online content to meet community needs and interests.
  6. Assist in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  7. Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. May be in charge of the building in the absence of other supervisory staff.
  2. Serve on various library committees as assigned.
  3. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  5. Train new staff as needed.
  6. Participate in ongoing professional development.
  7. Assist with special projects as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom in public libraries.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  6. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  7. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  8. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  12. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  13. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, e-mail, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required, or completion of the degree within six months of hire.
  2. Ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate.

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Closing date: July 21, 2021 – 9:59 pm