[Michlib-l] Adult Services Librarian-St. Clair Shores Public Library Employment Opportunity

Rosemary orlandor at libcoop.net
Mon Sep 9 16:03:22 EDT 2019



*TITLE:*Librarian I Adult Services Full-time with Benefits

*REPORTS TO:*Library Director


Under the general supervision of the Library Director is responsible for 
identifying and interpreting user needs:providing general reference, 
readers’ advisory, computer database and referral service to Library 
patrons directly, by telephone, and email; and assisting patrons in 
material selection at the public service information desk. Ability to 
access, input and retrieve information from computer and digital 
platforms.Perform routine to complex professional duties involving the 
selection, organization and use of print, non-print, digital and online 


1)Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates adult materials, services, 
programs and events.

2)Provides positive general reference, instructional and reader’s 
advisory service to patrons using print, non-print and digital resources 
including, but not limited to, the Internet, Overdrive, RB Digital, 
Tutor.com and Freegal Music.

3)Develops and maintains special files, bibliographies, collections and 
resources in print and non-print.

4)Collection development responsibilities including selection, ordering 
and deselecting library material in the Adult Services print and 
electronic collections.

5)Develops and maintains content for social media platforms, Library and 
City websites.


1)Composes articles on Library related topics and events for the Library 
newsletter and local media.

2)May serve as Librarian in Charge.

3)Provides instruction in the use of the Library and services offered.

4)Provides other duties as assigned.


1)Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American 
Library Association accredited institution.

2)Eligible for professional librarian certification from the Library of 

3)Working knowledge of desktop publishing, word processing, and library 
related software.

4)Provides friendly, attentive, welcoming, high quality customer service.

5)Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


1)Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and 
contribute to a successful team effort with Library staff, volunteers, 
support groups, community organizations, community officials and local 
school districts.

2)Full range of technology skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
e-Reader and tablets.

3)Demonstrated knowledge of computer technology services including 
library automation, online research, social media, reference resources, 
data bases and current trends.

4)Working knowledge of Sirsi/Dynix.

5)Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

6)Knowledge of principle practices of professional library work, 
including methods, practices and techniques of adult reference and 
technical services.

7)Visual acuity and physical skills necessary to retrieve library 
materials from shelves and storage areas, maintain library materials, 
and operate equipment.Required to have the physical ability to push/pull 
fully loaded book carts and lift/carry materials weighing up to forty 

8)Ability to prioritize tasks and duties and work independently.


1)Ability to develop and maintain social media platforms and website 
content utilizing current technology.

2)Experience in a public library setting.


1)Normal library environment with little, if any, discomforts due to 
heat, dust, noise, and the like.

2)0ccasional sitting/standing for extended periods of time.

3)Evening and Saturday hours required.

4)Work frequently requires attention to details, pressure related to 
meeting deadlines, scheduling requirements, simultaneous projects and 
distracting influences such as people, telephone calls and the like.


Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American 
Library Association accredited institution.Eligible for Professional 
Librarian Certification from Library of Michigan.Working knowledge of 
desktop publishing, word processing, and library related 
software.Provide friendly attentive, welcoming high quality customer 
service.Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


To apply, submit a City of St. Clair Shores employment application, 
resume and cover letter by

4 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019, to City Clerk’s Office, 27600 Jefferson, 
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.Applications may also be faxed to:586.445.4313.


**The City of St. Clair Shores is an EOE.This is a full time position 
(some evenings and weekends) with benefits.

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