Librarian -- Waco-McLennan County Library -- Waco, TX

The Waco-McLennan County Library is looking for a creative, innovative, and passionate Librarian who is interested in providing library services to a diverse population in Waco, Texas. This is a full time professional position.

For more information and to apply, please visit the City of Waco’s website: http://www.waco-texas.com

Librarian:

  • Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources.
  • Provides research and information assistance.
  • Provides readers advisory service.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of library materials and online catalog.
  • Collection development of the reference and circulating collection, through review, evaluation, selection and weeding in assigned subject areas.
  • Promotes library collections, technology and services through presentations, programs, and topical displays.
  • Assists in planning and implementing adult programs and displays.
  • Gathers, reviews, and compiles data for reports, and prepares statistical and analytical reports of Library activities and operations.
  • Develops special programs for patrons, including outreach and training classes.
  • Creates library publications, including bibliographies, guides and Web-based resources.
  • Promotes Library programs and services to community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups.
  • Maintains discipline and order in the library.
  • Provides basic circulation service, as needed.
  • Assists with training and supervising volunteers.
  • Substitutes at branches as needed.
  • Assumes responsibility of the library in the absence of managers.

Knowledge:

  • Special knowledge of publishing trends, authors, titles, and reading interests of adults.
  • In-depth knowledge of library materials, services, and operations.
  • Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies

Skills:

  • Ability to learn and operate library automated system with high degree of efficiency.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to interact with people of varying personalities and ages in a variety of situations.
  • Proficiency with various e-reader devices
  • Proficiency with Windows-based PC’s, Microsoft Office products, web searching, and email.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and to creatively solve problems related to the position
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to flourish in a changing environment.
  • Cross-training in order to perform other duties and responsibilities is required.
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