Job: Adult Services Librarian (part researcher, part educator, part event planner)

General Information
Position:
Adult Services Librarian (part researcher, part educator, part event planner)

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$38,000.00, DOQ

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Job description: 
We’re about to break ground on a brand new library and we need a great librarian.  You are a champion of libraries, eager to expand services beyond the traditional. You invent and implement engaging classes and events while exploring the latest technologies to enhance patron and library experience. You are diligent in completing tough research questions from a diverse audience to connect patrons with information they seek. Naturally inquisitive, you are knowledgeable on all library operations and respected for your ability to make patrons thrilled about the library. 

Ready to join our dynamic team and help us launch exceptional library services into the 21stcentury? 

Who you are: 

  • Whether in front of a group of people or working one-on-one, you’re a natural-born teacher. 

  • You understand patron needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions. 

  • You geek out about emerging technologies and their application for patrons and libraries 

  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to people’s needs. 

  • You love people! Meeting them, working with them, and communicating with them meaningfully. You engage well with others and are passionate about providing exemplary customer service. 

  • You’re an innovative collaborator, skilled in identifying the needs and solutions to take our library above and beyond. 

  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet. 

  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment. 

  • You inspire fun in the people around you. 

Work you’ll love: 

  • You develop and conduct classes, workshops, presentations, events and participatory experiences for our patrons. 

  • You get creative in our makerspace, helping with 3D printing, digitization, and digital design. 

  • You know your way around technology, ready to jump from teaching basic computer skills to higher level techie topics like music recording, digital photography, rendering, and coding. 

  • You make connections; you invite and collaborate with partners to bring our library and patrons exciting resources or learning opportunities. 

  • You reach out to the community, offering services offsite, and ensure the community knows what we have to offer! 

  • You dive into research questions ranging from the quirky to stumpers; you’re a sleuth at heart. 

  • You are a subject matter specialist frequenting events to offer your expertise. 

  • You’re an explorer; you get out from behind the desk and help patrons with their journey through our amazing library. 

  • You’ve got an eye for books; you select materials for designated collections. 

  • You are a leader, happily taking on responsibilities, including person in charge or staff trainer. 

  • You keep up-to-date on the latest research and instruction practices, procedures, and trends. 

  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity. 


Education:
  • Accredited MLS or MLIS (significant progress toward a certified ALA graduate library degree program may be considered) 

  • Professional library experience 

  • Ability to learn and use new technologies 

  • Continuous learner 

  • Digital literacy 

  • Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license 

  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends 

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds. 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
08-02-2017

Application deadline:
08-18-2017

Apply at:
http://www.wppl.org/employment

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Winter Park Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
460 E. New England Avenue

City:
Winter Park

Zip:
32789

County:
Orange


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Winter Park Public Library

Address:
460 E. New England Avenue

City:
Winter Park

State:
FL

Zip:
32789

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Sabrina Smith

Contact Email:
ssmith@wppl.org

Contact Phone:
407-623-33300

Contact Fax:
n/a

How to apply

Please apply via email with a resume and cover letter by August 18, 2017. No phone calls, please.


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