Library Director & Assistant Librarian Job Descriptions & Job Postings

Updated 2018/04/16

GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARY DIRECTOR JOB POSTING

The Greenwood Public Library is seeking a part-time library director (librarian) to begin work in September 2018. The job requires variable hours from week to week, averaging 16 hours per week. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as supervise staff and volunteers, enjoy working with the public, and report to the library’s board of trustees on a monthly basis.

Requirements for the position are as follows:
• minimum Grade 12 education
• must be well-organized
• must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• must have strong computer skills
• experience related to libraries, Sitka or related programs would be an asset

A full job description can be viewed at the library’s website: greenwood.bc.libraries.coop.

Resumés will be accepted until noon, May 15th, 2018. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by May 31, 2018. Interviews will be conducted during the month of June, 2018.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and references to greenlib@shaw.ca or in person at Greenwood Public Library, 346 South Copper Street, Greenwood BC.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Library board, the Library Director will be responsible for the effective delivery of library service to the public, and planning and organizing resources and services to meet community needs and interests. The Library Director will be responsible for the training and supervision of the Assistant Librarian and volunteers. The Library Director will exercise independent judgment in adhering to established Library policies, procedures, and practices.
DUTIES
Management

Carries out policies of the Library, as adopted by the Board;
Advises the Library Board of Trustees about policies, procedures, and practices of the Library Services Branch;
Trains, supervises, and schedules staff and volunteers;
Prepares and presents Librarian’s report for the monthly board meetings;
Records and distributes minutes of the board meetings;
Writes annual reports as required;
Writes, submits, and manages grant applications;
Advises the treasurer in budget preparation;
Keeps records of income (fees, photocopies, book sales, donations, etc.);
Organizes annual volunteer appreciation dinner;
In conjunction with the Board, develops, maintains, and implements a Strategic Plan.

Collection Development

Selects and purchases books, magazines, and other material;
Oversees the weeding of the collection, to remove worn and outdated or non-circulating materials;
Organizes book donations for semi-annual book sales;
Implements complete inventory of the collection, preferably every 5 years;
Evaluates and renews magazine subscriptions;
Sends invoices for lost items and replaces lost items when appropriate.

Cataloguing

Catalogues items in Sitka using copy cataloguing. Does original cataloguing only when necessary;
Oversees book processing by Assistant Librarian and volunteers.

Public services

Performs all duties related to circulation;
Helps library patrons with photocopying, faxing, and computer services;
Helps library patrons find information, directs library patrons to subject areas or specific titles, helps library patrons with interlibrary loans;
Selects books for homebound patrons as requested.

Clerical

Maintains and orders office supplies and products required for specific programs;
Purchases washroom supplies;
Checks Library email and responds as required;
Locates, packages, and posts Interlibrary Loan items;
Picks up and sorts mail;
Writes correspondence as required.

Security and maintenance

Ensures the safety and security of all records, library collections, and the building;
Maintains library patron privacy;
Ensures that janitorial work is carried out satisfactorily;
Ensures all emergency lights are in working order and that alarm is set properly and working;
Endeavours to maintain a pleasant, quiet, respectful atmosphere for the patrons.

Networking/Communications

Attends KLF Library Directors’ Advisory Group meetings twice a year and Boundary Literacy Committee once or twice per year;
Maintains and updates the website and the Facebook page;
Schedules maintenance and updates for all computers;
Troubleshoots Internet problems;
Advertises Library events;
Speaks in elementary school classrooms to promote Reading Link Challenge and Summer Reading Club;
Liaises with elementary school teachers to organize Reading Link Challenge;
Writes regular newspaper column as time permits.

Other Requirements

Acts as a professional, positive representative of the Library;
Treats patrons, co-worker(s), and volunteers with courtesy and respect, maintaining clear, precise communication with all;
Resists personal bias toward public and the collection;
Takes initiative to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge level (professional development);
Ensures, as far as possible, that all information given to patrons is accurate.

Programs

Plans and implements and/or supervises Storytime, Summer Reading Club, Reading Link Challenge, author readings, and training programs for the public as needed.

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN JOB POSTING

The Greenwood Public Library is seeking a part-time assistant librarian to begin work in September 2018. This position is for 10 hours per month. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as supervise volunteers, and enjoy working with the public.

Requirements for the position are as follows:
• minimum Grade 12 education
• must be well-organized
• must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• must have strong computer skills
• experience related to libraries, Sitka or related programs would be an asset

A full job description can be viewed at the library’s website: greenwood.bc.libraries.coop.

Resumés will be accepted until noon, May 15th, 2018. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by May 31, 2018. Interviews will be conducted during the month of June, 2018.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and references to greenlib@shaw.ca or in person at Greenwood Public Library, 346 South Copper Street, Greenwood BC.

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian will be responsible for the effective delivery of library service to the public.

Management

Carries out policies of the Library, as adopted by the Board;
Keeps records of income (fees, photocopies, book sales, donations, etc.);
May be responsible for the training and supervision of volunteers.

Collection Development

Oversees the weeding of the collection, to remove worn and outdated or non-circulating materials;
Organizes book donations for semi-annual book sales;

Cataloguing

Catalogues items in Sitka using copy cataloguing. Does original cataloguing only when necessary;
Processes books and/or supervises volunteers in processing books.

Public services

Performs all duties related to circulation;
Helps library patrons with photocopying, faxing, and computer services;
Helps library patrons find information, directs library patrons to subject areas or specific titles, helps library patrons with interlibrary loans;
Selects books for homebound patrons as requested.

Clerical

Picks up and sorts mail;
Prepares returned Interlibrary Loan items for mailing;
Contacts patrons by phone re overdue items as necessary.

Security and maintenance

Ensures the safety and security of all records, library collections, and the building;
Maintains library patron privacy;
Endeavours to maintain a pleasant, quiet, respectful atmosphere for the patrons.

Networking/Communications

Troubleshoots Internet problems;
Posts items to the Library’s Facebook page.

Other Requirements

Acts as a professional, positive representative of the Library;
Treats patrons, co-worker(s), and volunteers with courtesy and respect, maintaining clear, precise communication with all;
Resists personal bias toward public and the collection;
Takes initiative to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge level (professional development);
Ensures, as far as possible, that all information given to patrons is accurate;
Fills in in the absence of the Library Director;
Performs other duties as designated by the Library Director.