ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN Downtown Bremerton ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 0818-61E Kitsap Regional Library seeks a vibrant, innovative and dynamic Adult Services Librarian for the Downtown Bremerton location.
The ideal candidate is passionate about providing excellent library service to adults, with an emphasis on public service, reader's advisory and new technology.
This position works in collaboration with library staff to provide quality reference services, adult programming, and collection maintenance.
Must have knowledge of various social media platforms, current trends in library services and adult literature.
Essential to this position are the library's core values, "inspire and be inspired" and "open to all". Kitsap Regional Library is dedicated to our mission to "Inspire our community to dream more, do more, learn more and be more." In carrying out this mission, our team is passionate about trying new ideas and never giving less than our best as we creatively serve our customers.
We are a learning organization who firmly believes that anyone can be a successful leader.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION Under limited supervision, the Adult Services Librarian position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services, programs and outreach within the library and for the community.
This position leads and supports the library's mission, vision and values.
Work is performed with significant opportunities for exercising independent judgment and initiative.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Any of the following duties may be performed.
These examples are representative and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform: DUTIES: Demonstrates thorough knowledge of professional library principles, research expertise, reader's advisory, outreach and presentation skills.
Demonstrates skill in mentoring all levels of library employees by communicating the mission, vision and values of the organization in a compelling and inspiring way, modeling desired behaviors, and providing an encouraging environment through ongoing interactions, coaching, teaching and role modeling.
Builds relationships through exceptional patron service and ongoing outreach to individuals and organizations in the community and within the organization.
Takes ownership of the user experience by embracing new technologies, modifying the collection to meet patron needs, looking for new ways to reach patrons outside the library, and creating a sense of discovery and exploration in the branch.
Anticipates trends that will impact libraries, literacy, publishing, and information technology.
Embraces innovation and experimentation.
Recommends thoughtful change to help the library stay relevant and vital.
Demonstrates the ability to organize people and activities through project management.
Can simplify complex processes, see opportunities for synergy and integration and apply appropriately.
Constructs a detailed approach to training for patrons and staff on the use of library resources, educates staff, and models the use of such resources.
Presents these classes and events for adult audiences so that they educate, inform and inspire.
Instructs patrons in the use of the full range of technology available to them, including the use of downloadable devices.
Assists the Digital Branch Manager in developing and maintaining content for social media platforms such as the library's catalog, blog and social media.
Works with branch and service center staff on evaluating collections for weeding, replacements and reallocations as necessary.
Maintains special collections.
Keeps current with library trends and emerging technologies by attending conferences and participating in professional organizations and committees.
May assist in the preparation of grant applications or other funding requests.
May author professional articles for publication.
Assumes responsibility for the operation of the branch in the absence of a manager.
May be responsible for supervision of staff and/or projects.
Performs additional duties as assigned including serving on task forces, committees, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.
Knowledge of program management; ability to plan, organize, direct and administer a major library service program or collection.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
Ability to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
Ability to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
Ability to operate standard office equipment, perform required data entry proficiently and utilize computer software and specialized programs.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to demonstrate professional level public speaking skills.
Ability to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to: (CONTINUOUS) seeing, talking, hearing and manual dexterity.
(FREQUENT) sitting for long periods of time, walking, standing, grasping, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists.
(OCCASIONAL) kneeling, stooping, reaching, bending, crouching, twisting and squatting.
Requires the ability to lift, push, pull and carrying objects weighing up to 10 pounds and, occasionally, up to 25 pounds.
Work is mainly performed indoors under office-type conditions.
Certain librarian positions may be required to operate an automobile.
LIBRARY EXPECTATIONS Listed below are expectations of all library employees: Excellent customer service for patrons and co-workers.
Knowledge and support of Kitsap Regional Library's principles of intellectual freedom.
Knowledge and support of Kitsap Regional Library's policies and procedures.
Ability to work effectively within a team.
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing information, technology, work procedures and library services.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with patron and/or employee records.
SCHEDULE This is a full-time exempt position scheduled for 40 hours per week.
The schedule will be determined by the supervisor upon hire and may include weekends and evenings.
Please note that schedules are subject to change to meet the needs of the library.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Master of Library Science Degree from an American Library Association accredited school and Washington State certification as a librarian or ability to obtain an MLS degree within three month of employment start date.
Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Driver's License.
This position is represented by the Washington Public Employees Association / WPEA Local 365.
*A resume and cover letter are required for all positions and may be uploaded or copy/pasted and submitted with your application.
BENEFITS & SALARY Kitsap Regional Library has a generous Employee Leave Benefit Program, including vacation, sick leave, 11 paid or pro-rated holidays annually and 1 paid or pro-rated personal holiday.
The Library also provides medical, vision, dental, life insurance and Employee Assistance Program participation to qualifying employees.
Kitsap Regional Library is a member of the Washington Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). The salary range is $46,429-62,295 (annualized) DOE.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply for this position and future positions, please visit our website at KRL.org and select "Employment at KRL" located at the bottom of the page.
This position will remain open until Sunday, August 19, 2018.
Should you need an accommodation and/or assistance with the application process please email .
Job type: Full Time
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