Harris CountyHouston 77033
Full Time
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Librarian I

Harris County
Full Time 40 per week 5749 S Loop E, Houston, TX 77033, United States Apply before 10/21/2023 11:59
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Overview


Harris County Public Library (HCPL) - History What began in 1921 and the years following as a collection of small libraries housed in stores, post offices and private homes has grown into a system of 26 branch buildings, 2 technology service centers, and 2 partner locations offering collection/circulation services. HCPL operates branches in unincorporated parts of Harris County and cities which do not have their own library systems.

Librarian I - Young Adult Programming (Maud Smith Marks Branch Library) Overview:

This position is responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs; planning and implementing a variety of young adult programs to encourage library usage and to foster community relations; providing exceptional customer service, reference, and readers' advisory; and assisting library patrons in the use of library services, facilities, and equipment. Exemplify the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate, and promote young adult services and programs
  • Identify information needs in the community and plan and provide services to meet these needs
  • Provide reader's advisory and reference services
  • Develop a highly visible public marketing to advertise the library's young adult services to the community
  • Develop an engaging and attractive young adult's library collection through awareness of current young adult literature
  • Attend staff meetings, activities, and/or professional conferences and actively serve on committees
  • Implement knowledge of current library trends in young adult services and programs
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the library collection through awareness of current young adult literature
  • Other duties as assigned.


Harris County is an Equal Opportunity EmployerIf you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email
This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.
Requirements

*** Unofficial copies of transcripts are required along with the application ***

 
Education & Experience:
  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university
    • Consideration will be given to individuals currently pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science and will be completing the degree within the next four (4) months.
    • Proof of completion of the degree will be required for permanent status in the position.
  • One (1) year of full-time customer service experience showing empathy, good communication, and problem-solving
  • One (1) year of full-time experience designing, planning, and making educational activities for youth 
OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of full-time customer service experience showing empathy, good communication, and problem-solving
  • Two (2) years of full-time experience designing, planning, and making educational activities for youth 
OR
  • Associates degree in any field or 60 hours of secondary education credits from an accredited college or university
  • Four (4) years of full-time customer service experience showing empathy, good communication, and problem-solving
  • Four (4) years of full-time experience designing, planning, and making educational activities for youth 
OR
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Six (6) years of full-time customer service experience showing empathy, good communication, and problem-solving
  • Six (6) years of full-time experience designing, planning, and making educational activities for youth 
Additional Requirements:
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts are required along with the application

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Ability to work well with public and staff members
  • Proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Proficient with the Internet and Office 365
  • Must use personal mobile device for the Multifactor Authentication process

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications
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  • Bilingual
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