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Librarian Generalist I – West Branch, Somerville, MA

Description:

The Library Generalist helps facilitate outstanding patron experiences at our newly renovated, historic West Branch Library, and seeks opportunities to drive innovation of library programs and services.

DUTIES

  • Reports directly to the Branch Manager
  • Works directly with the public at a variety of public service desks
  • Assists patrons of all ages with print and electronic library resources, both in person and remotely
  • Provides readers advisory for a variety of ages
  • Prepares and delivers presentations of library programs, services, and collections
  • Promotes new and existing library collections, services, and programs via social media, and at community and neighborhood events
  • Delivers library materials to homebound patrons
  • Under the direction of the Branch Manager, assists with programs, collection development, and weeding areas of the collection
  • Participates in professional development and follows professional literature and resources to expand knowledge of library trends, skills, and best practices.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting and support for library technology (e.g., printers, copiers, scanners, etc.)
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from ALA accredited library school and two years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent patron services
  • Ability to work courteously and professionally with diverse populations, neighborhood organizations, and businesses
  • Ability to travel across city to conduct and participate in library programs and community events
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and courteously, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare written reports and presentations
  • Ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and borrower services
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting AV equipment preferred
  • Ability to provide support and troubleshooting for library technology
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to pull book carts, bend, lift, carry, and shelve library materials weighing up to 40 lbs

How to Apply:

For more information, visit:

https://cityofsomerville.applytojob.com/apply/xigpNq0LbC/Librarian-Generalist-I-West-Branch