Community Librarian, Terrebonne Parish Library, Houma, LA

Position Classification: Community Librarian

Salary: $43,180 annually for a Masters’ in Library and Information Science $36,744 annually for a Bachelor’s Degree

Description: See attached job description

Opening Date: October 9, 2015

Closing Date: November 6, 2015

General Requirements: Must have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school or bachelor’s degree in public relations or related field with knowledge of public library services and/or library experience; must understand the basic routine of the library; must have excellent writing and organizational skills; must be public service oriented with good communication skills. This position does include evening and weekend hours.

Applications: Must submit an employee application which can be obtained and returned to any library branch or the Main Library at 151 Library Drive, Houma, LA 70360 or on the library’s website at www.mytpl.org; resumes are also welcomed with application.

Selection: A review of the applicants’ qualifications will be made by the library director and assistant director to evaluate all candidates’ experiences. Only applicants who meet the basic requirements will be considered for this position. Present employees’ qualifications, as well as the qualification of outside applicants, will be considered simultaneously and the person most qualified will be chosen for the position.

COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN

QUALIFICATION:

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school

Must be public service oriented with good communication, networking, and presentation skills

Must have a strong interest and knowledge of public library outreach strategies and initiatives

Must have experience in use of computers

GOAL:

To promote use of the library system by building and strengthening community partnerships, identifying new community information needs and programming opportunities, and working with library staff to incubate new programs and services.

SUPERVISOR:

Library Director

DUTIES:

1. To build and strengthen partnerships with public and private schools, businesses, civic, health, and other community organizations.

2. To actively promote use of library services through presentations at schools and other community groups.

3. To identify shifts in community needs and opportunities for new library services.

4. To attend organizational and community meetings, promote library services, and listen for any emerging information, service, or delivery needs.

5. To work with library colleagues in appropriate branches and/or departments to develop new services, programs, and collections to meet emerging needs.

6. To address community needs identified by the Library Director as service priorities that require outreach beyond the scope of our pre-K and nursing home outreach team.

7. To assist in planning and developing system-wide programming for all ages, which includes writing grants.

8. To assist with outreach related sections of the library’s web page

9. To create outreach and public relations material to promote library services

10. To stay abreast of Internet and software technology and how it can be used to assess community needs and strengthen and develop library services.

11. To follow policies and procedures in the library policy manual and personnel handbook

12. To work cooperatively and in professional harmony with staff members, administrators, and the community

13. To participate in staff development through continuing education classes

14. To perform other library related duties as required by a superordinate

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