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Community Engagement & Learning Services Unit

Community Engagement Librarian – Children's

TEMPORARY POSITION (approximately 12 weeks)
Part Time, 15 Hrs./Wk.
Evenings and Weekends required
Note: MLS Preferred, Minimum of one semester of Accredited Master's in Library Science degree coursework required.

This is a twelve-week, part-time professional position with our Children's Services audience team. Primary responsibilities include: overseeing the Children's Services area as Person-in-Charge, providing reference and reader's advisory and supporting programming for ages 0-12. This temporary position does not offer Benefits.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Expertise

I have excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of the Library's services, policies, and objectives, as well as with one or more audience and subject specialty and with Library content.

I employ my skills and knowledge to proactively engage with organizations and individuals providing services that reach my audience, thereby ensuring Library service is reaching current and new audiences and meets important community needs. This engagement includes participating in community organizations, events, and initiatives; creating and sustaining partnerships; and communicating through traditional and new media.

I plan, implement, and assess programs (including events, displays, online content, and other aspects) at the Library and in the community. My engagement with the community enables me to continue successful ongoing programs and to reach new audiences through innovative programs. My emphasis on partnering enables my programs to complement, rather than duplicate, those of other organizations. I actively promote and highlight the Library's services and resources, with a distinct focus on promoting programs to potential customers, partners, and the community.

I stay abreast of and contribute to research, best practices, and innovations within my areas of expertise. I accomplish this by taking advantage of professional development opportunities locally and through regional and national organizations relevant to my fields.

I provide front-line services at various service points.

I use my audience and subject expertise to evaluate the Library's content and services, proactively making recommendations to keep them relevant.

Direction and Development

I report to the Community Engagement & Learning Services Manager.

I am responsible for collaborating and communicating ideas, issues, and potential solutions with my Audience Strategist and the Community Engagement & Learning Services Manager.

I mentor other Library employees and help them learn specific audience, subject, and content knowledge, as well as processes. Other Librarians and Customer Service Assistants regularly consult me as a resource when they are faced with in-depth customer needs.

I may serve as a person in charge.

• Location: Bloomington

• Post ID: 34539257 bloomingtonin
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