Librarian 1 - Assistant Law Librarian -- Fort Bend County Libraries -- Richmond, TX

FORT BEND COUNTY
DEPARTMENT: LAW LIBRARY – JUSTICE CENTER
JOB TITLE: LIBRARIAN I – ASSISTANT LAW LIBRARIAN

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction and supervision of the County Law Librarian, the Assistant Law Librarian is primarily responsible for providing reference assistance to the library’s patrons. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interacts with library patrons to assist them in selecting materials and meeting informational needs. Performs basic searches using electronic, resources, databases and print sources to answer patron inquiries. Oversees activities in the Law Library in the absence of the Law Librarian. Instructs and trains new employees. Provides guidance and support to staff in the use of bibliographic and computer-assisted services. May plan and review work of other employees. Assists with collection development and maintenance. Participates in reviewing and selecting databases. Provides educational services to county library staff, the public, attorneys, elected officials and others. Teaches Express Classes. May provide copy-cataloging services for law library materials. Participates in outreach services to the community. Keeps statistical records of unit activities and prepares appropriate reports. Other duties as assigned. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred. Knowledge of current library practices and technologies. Candidates without a MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited school must have worked three or more years in a public or private law library setting, or have a Masters of Legal Studies, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or equivalent and one year or more in a public or private law library setting. Must demonstrate strong customer service orientation, computer skills and good verbal and written communication. Must possess strong supervisory and organizational skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public, attorneys, other employees and elected officials. Should possess the ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. Night and weekend work required.

SALARY RANGE:
Admin/Clerical Grade 10, $1,399.20 - $1,645.60 biweekly based on qualifications

AVAILABLE: Monday, April 24, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

FORT BEND COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, RELIGION, DISABILITY OR NATIONAL
ORIGIN OR ANY OTHER REASON PROTECTED BY LAW.

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