Branch Librarian Job Description
TOWN OF ENFIELD
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Library Director is responsible for the diversified library work necessary for the smooth operation of the Branch Library. Responsible for the selection and cataloging of all Adult and Juvenile materials, as well as the assignment of Dewey Decimal identification, and creating MARC records per Molli library system. Responsible for overseeing entire circulation activity, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the Branch Library. Assigns job tasks to the library page. Assists patrons in selection and location of services and books. Does related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Director of Libraries who issues instructions regarding work assignments and who reviews work for conformance to instructions, department rules and procedures.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Issues instructions to one Library Page and one Custodian.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular & punctual attendance; administration of the Branch Library under the direction of the Library Director; electronic ordering of all Adult and Juvenile books and library materials; classifies catalogs, creates MARC records for books, periodicals and other library materials via Dewey Decimal system; selects Adult and Juvenile books and materials for Branch and determines within general parameters which materials should be discarded or replaced; maintains records of purchases; use of computer for all library cataloging and circulation functions; instructs patrons in use of computers available to the public; teaches and promotes use of the "CONNECT SYSTEM;" answers reference questions in person and by telephone; assigns job tasks to page; performs all circulation functions.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Other duties as required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms; stand, walk, grasp objects with fingers.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination
necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performs complex tasks requiring independent knowledge and its application to non-routine situations.
The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet. May be expected to dust, fluctuation in inside temperature and electromagnetic radiation from the computer screen.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of library reference and cataloging methods; knowledge of bibliographic sources of information; knowledge of the purchase of library books and materials; considerable ability to make decisions in working toward assigned objectives, at times adapting or modifying work methods and standards to meet controlling conditions; ability to keep routine records and make routine reports involving the presentation of facts, data, etc. Knowledge of electronic purchasing skills; knowledge to create "Marc" records per "Molli" library system; knowledge of "CONNECT" system and its uses, and ability
to convey this to the public.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Ability to deal with associates and the public in a courteous manner; ability to make decisions of other than a routine nature in order to meet controlling conditions; neat personal appearance; emotionally stable; pleasing manner.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Requires Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts plus two (2) years related library experience.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.
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