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Temporary Youth Services Librarian

  • Post Date:August 29, 2019
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    Employer Name Pierce County Library System
Job Description

Position Summary

Performs a variety of professional librarian functions on behalf of the Pierce County Library System; provides daily service support to all ages, while emphasizing focused services to assigned audiences and/orspecialities, including but not limited to, youth, teen, and/or adult to ensure successful delivery of Library’s initiatives; collaborates with staff to assist with service and program delivery; provides leadership and instruction regarding the implementation of services, equipment and resources; participatesin maintaining and evaluating assigned collection materials; plans and presents programming of interest to the community; evaluates community needs and plans strategies to address needs at the local level; manages projects and works effectively with project teams; represents the Library to the community; and performs other specialized duties relative to area of assignment.

Essential Functions

Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employee in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Delivers high-quality, customer-focused services to diverse customers of all ages. Will be assigned to serve audiences such as youth,teens, and adults for specific service and library initiative areas.

Ensures service to assigned audiences is grounded inappropriate learning principles, research-based approaches, and work to meet organizational goals.

Responds to public inquiries regarding the Library’s operations,programs, services, materials, and resources.

Conducts complex reference interviews and provides readers’advisory, research services and instruction in person, online and other variousformats.

Interprets, communicates and applies the Library’s policies and procedures; addresses and assists in resolving customer concerns, incidents and complaints.

Provides instruction and assistance to customers in the use of the Library’s equipment, catalogs, databases, public website, internet,and/or computer software applications; troubleshoots equipment issues.

Conducts a variety of routine library work including customer circulation, receiving and processing holds and/or interlibrary loan requests for customers.

Develops, coordinates, promotes, delivers and evaluates public programs, presentations and customer experience training, both inside and outside of the library; prepares and maintains program materials.

Prepares and provides outreach services in the community ,schools and other sites that have been selected based on operational criteria and delivers appropriate levels of service.

Communicates effectively within assigned locations,communities of practice, and organizationally, ensuring that all levels of the organization knows about the customers’ experience.

Creates displays and assists in the coordination of branch displays to ensure community appeal.

Provides service delivery outside of the library facilitiesand engages in community outreach activities.

Participates in the maintenance and development of assigned library collections; evaluates and identifies materials for repair,replacement, weeding, and/or reassignment.

Develops and maintains web and social media content underthe direction of CE leadership.

Serves as a representative of the Library to outsideagencies, community groups, and the general public; establishes and maintains positive community relationships.

Attends, facilitates and participates in a variety of roles within meetings, workshops, seminars, and/or conferences; stays apprised of trends and developments in the field of public library operations.

Provides leadership, collaboration and project management toadvance library initiatives.

Acts as Person in Charge.

Prepares and maintains various types of departmentalrecords, databases, lists, and documentation.

Participates in updating and maintaining online content forarea of assignment.

Demonstrates punctuality and regular and consistentattendance.

Brings matters of public concern regarding waste,inefficiency, corruption, discrimination, and safety to the attention ofLibrary Management.

Performs other specialized duties relative to area ofassignment as assigned or required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are considered non-essential and include thefollowing:


Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibility is exercised.

Core Skills & Qualities / Leadership Competencies

Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:

Customer Focus




Problem Solving

Change and Learning

Positive Attitude

Professional Integrity


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess thefollowing:

Minimum Requirements including Education, License or Certifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science required

Ability to obtain a State of Washington Librarian Certification.

Depending on area of assignment, a valid Washington State Driver’s License may be required.

Must pass criminal background screening prior to hire.

The ability to work evenings and weekends on a rotating schedule.

Technology Requirements:


Ability to effectively navigate basic electronic record creation and storage (e.g. timecard/HRIS, performance review, network drivestorage)

Use of basic office equipment (e.g. PC, printer, phone, fax,mouse, security alarm)

Basic keyboard and alpha/numeric data entry skills

Basic PC navigation skills in a windows based environment;ability to connect to a device and print

Ability to navigate, search and use basic web functions andapplications

Intermediate MS Office Suite skills (e.g. Outlook, Word,Excel) to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities

Integrated Library System, Inventory or Data Managementsystem experience

Presentation Software

Search & Retrieval system experience or ability to work with Bibliographic data to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities


MOS Certification or equivalent in MS Office Suite

Integrated Library System, Inventory or Data Management system — Polaris

Digital media, digital collections and ebooks

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is conducted in a normal office setting or library environment that provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions and/or regular contact with public. When delivering service outside of PierceCounty Library locations, weather, physical, and environmental conditions willvary and work will adhere to additional Pierce County Library safety protocols.

Occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other library materials up to 35 pounds may berequired.

Subject to sitting and standing for extended periods oftime, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting objects weighing up to 30-35 pounds. May lift or push up to 50 pounds as needed. Must be able to lift andcarry library materials and push/pull loaded carts.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.

Work may be performed in a library environment and involveregular contact with the public, and/or require push/pull loaded carts.


Sick Leave

Medical, Dental, and Basic Life Insurance


Long-Term Disability

State Retirement System

Employee Assistance Program

Employees have an opportunity to participate in the Tax Sheltered Annuity Program and the Deferred Compensation Program

Additional life insurance for the employee and family is available through payroll deduction.

The above position description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts,or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.