WHO WE ARE:
Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) is a non-traditional, forward-thinking library system. We are passionate about providing access to information, facilitating engaging customer experiences and enriching the lives of our community in innovative ways. CCPL is currently hiring for a full-time Librarian who shares our passion and who is willing to learn and apply the CCPL Way in customer interactions. Master's degree in library and/or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); possession of, or ability to obtain, a Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State Library Board; at least one year of related experience; (experience as a professional librarian or experience in a public library preferred); or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of library and information science. Willingness to learn and apply CCPL's approach (CCPL Way) to initiating interaction and engaging customers. Ability to adapt an apply traditional and emerging library technologies to include, but not limited to, mobile technologies, physical and digital information environments; ability to plan and implement creative and educational learning opportunities that align with customer needs; ability to operate a computer and related software, mobile devices, scanners, cash register and other common office equipment; strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience within and outside of the organization; strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external customers; good judgment and sound decision-making skills that support county/department initiatives and values; bilingual (English/Spanish) verbal and written skills desired. An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications may be hired as a trainee at a rate 5% below the minimum hourly rate. An employee in trainee status must successfully meet the minimum qualifications for the position within 12 months of hire, at which time, the employee will be removed from trainee status and the employee's rate will be adjusted to the minimum for the position. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
Performs a variety of professional in-library, out-of-library, and online programs and services in support of children, newborn through age 12, caregivers, families, schools and other organizations serving children. Employee will develop and present story time and other youth programming, and will practice youth-based outreach. Employee will have knowledge of up-to-date early childhood development and early literacy theory and practice. Employee will also provide learning, reference and engagement opportunities to adults, teens, and children by creating an exceptional customer experience (i.e. roving reference, interactive conversations, one-on-one learning sessions, personalized learning plans, etc.). Educate customers and staff about the use and evaluation of various information tools and strategies, including research databases. Assist with planning and executing quarterly programming and annual signature event as needed. Actively participate in system-wide councils/teams to coordinate service delivery and create content for documents and website. Apply knowledge of library collection, publishing and authors to meet the reading and viewing preferences of customers. Meet with community groups, school employees and others outside the system to provide library services and to promote learning initiatives. Provide direction and structure to branch volunteers in collaboration with branch management team members. Serve as person in charge in the absence of management team members. Perform related work as required.
Shift varies Monday - Friday; includes some evenings until 9:00p.m. and some weekends