Librarian II – New Orleans Public Library

Librarian II

New Orleans Public Library


The Opportunity:


Professional and supervisory work in the operation of a branch library or a departmental library of a specialized nature; and related work as required. Work involves supervision of the operation of a branch library or a departmental library giving a specialized service to the public, and the performance of related duties in the application of professional techniques to library problems. Supervision is received from a Librarian III or Branch Manager, but daily work is performed independently according to established library procedures and policies. Employee supervises a small group of lower level professionals, sub-professionals, and clerical assistants.

Essential Job Duties: · Performs complex reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions; instructs patrons in the use of bibliographic materials and information technology; assists patrons in the selection of library materials; performs specialized library programming; resolves patron problems concerning library or Parish policies. · Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, prepares bibliographies and provides readers advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility. · Exercises responsibility for the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area. · Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of para-professional, clerical, technical, and volunteer workers engaged in a variety of library activities. · Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences, and courses. · Classifies, catalogs, and orders library materials. · Performs related lower level work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: · Familiar with NOPL’s collection and patron population · Selection experience, preferably at a broad level · Positive attitude towards public service work · Self-motivated · Considerable knowledge of professional library “best practice” principles, methods, and materials. · Attention to current trends desirable. · Knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research. · Knowledge of library automatic systems and applications. · Considerable knowledge of customer service principles and techniques. · Ability to comprehend and apply technical library theory. · Ability to perform effective library reference, reader’s advisory duties, and other professional level library work. · Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with library patrons, employees, and supervisors. · Considerable ability to understand and implement library policy and procedures · Ability to effectively express ideas and information verbally, and in writing. · Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. · Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records. · Ability to prepare written reports. · Ability to travel as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: · Master’s Degree In Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate library school AND · One (1) year of experience as a professional librarian at an urban public library. · Must be able to work nights and weekends. · Must be able to stand for extensive periods of time during the work day · Must be able to lift 25 lbs. · Must be able to work at any location in the New Orleans Public Library System

Compensation: $39,893

To Apply: Submit an application through the City of New Orleans Civil Service Department:

Prepare the following documents: An original official Transcript or diploma reflecting a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited or approved equivalent graduate school.

Once you meet the requirements above, Civil Service will notify you that you have been added to the “register” for the position. The register is used by the New Orleans Public Library to contact candidates they would like to interview.

After you have been added to the register, you may email a cover letter and resume for additional consideration to Jason Johnson Human Resources Director New Orleans Public Library 219 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112 T: 504‐596‐2607

Employment offers are conditional upon a successful drug screening, background check, and reference checks. The New Orleans Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the New Orleans Public Library, please visit