Youth Services Librarian, Oregon City, Oregon

Youth Services Librarian

Closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday October 1, 2015

Oregon City, OR

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and performs professional Librarian services for the public in one or more
    areas that include but are not limited to reference, collection development, technical
    services, and youth services and adult services.
  • Performs advanced, complex reference work and related research services, secures
    reference materials from other sources
  •  Analyzes a portion of the library’s collection of books, periodicals and other materials for
    purpose of making collection additions, deletions, repairs and replacements. Analyzes
    collection for circulation activity and patron preferences.
  •  Assists patrons in the location and selection of reading materials and use of on-line public
    access catalog.
  •  Conducts and instructs on-line searching of computer databases. May perform
    bibliographic verification or searching involving either manual or computerized techniques
    requiring accuracy and knowledge of library terms and bibliographic elements.
  •  Conducts community outreach on behalf of the library. Gives presentations to patrons on
    library services. Prepares brochures, newsletters, and other information about special
    events and library services.
  •  Plans and implements library programming.
  • Catalogs library materials in Dewey Decimal classification system and numbers and
    Library of Congress or other subject heading systems. Performs related professional
    cataloging duties. Uses online bibliographic utilities to produce catalog records.
  • Reviews books and other materials for collection development purposes.
  • May write grant proposals and implement grant-sponsored programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall mission of the library.



  •  Knowledge and Skills
    The position requires specialized professional knowledge of the theory, principles, and
    practices involved with library science. Requires knowledge of modern library procedures
    and processes. Requires in-depth knowledge of alphanumeric classification systems for
    organizing library materials and appropriate American Library Association rules. Requires
    a working knowledge of automated systems. Requires well-developed skill at accessing
    and using computer databases, on-line information retrieval systems, research tools, library
    customer service systems, and common office productivity software. Requires in-depth
    knowledge of and advanced skill at conducting bibliographic searches. Requires knowledge
    of modern supervisory practices. Requires excellent communication skills for all audiences
    and under all circumstances including, but not limited to conveying specialized concepts to
    patrons, resolving urgent patron needs, training staff, and delivering presentations to small
    groups. Requires excellent writing skills for documenting instructions, preparing
    communications and creating brochures.
  • Abilities
    Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position, including but not limited to
    training staff and patrons, dealing courteously with library patrons of diverse backgrounds,
    working as a contributing member of the library team as well as other internal and external
    committees, in order to convey a positive image of the City and its services.
  • Physical Abilities
    Must be able to work indoors in an office and/or public desk environment engaged in work
    primarily of a moderately active nature. Requires hearing and speech ability for ordinary
    conversation and to project voice to a small group. Requires sufficient manual and/or
    finger dexterity to type/keyboard and otherwise operate computers and other devices.
    Requires ambulatory ability to sit, walk, to move around library, and to lift and carry light
    to medium weight materials on an intermittent basis.
  • Education and Experience
    The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library
    Association accredited university or college.
  • Licenses and Certificates
    May require a valid driver’s license.
  • Working Conditions
    Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. May be required to
    work weekends and evenings