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Bilingual Branch Librarian MLS/MLIS - George
Position Type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Full-Time (40 hours)
Bargaining Unit: Represented

The Role
Your adventure starts here! NCW Libraries is looking for a community-minded bilingual library professional with great people skills and a passion for serving our George Library.  This is a solo-librarian branch located in Grant County.  Due to the rural nature of this nature of this location, the ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, engaging, and innovative! Library programs, when possible, offer crucial opportunities for community connection, so programming and educational experience is desired!

Application Materials
Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one PDF document.  
Your cover letter must summarize your education and experience as it relates to the position.  Incomplete materials will not be considered. 

TO APPLY VISIT: https://www.ncwlibraries.org/currentopenings/

Position Summary:

Performs advanced administrative work in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations of a single branch library, ensuring efficient delivery of library materials and services. Oversees branch program planning and related work as apparent or assigned. Oversees, trains, and assists in scheduling staff. Serves as a liaison between NCW Libraries and the community and promotes the library and its services. Maintains an awareness of customer needs and new technologies, resources and services that will meet these needs. Must work consistently within NCW Libraries standards and policy directives and support the libraries mission of “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

This position reports to an Area Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Champions excellent customer service and support in all staff and patron interactions.
  • Provides prompt and knowledgeable assistance to all library users and assists with the instruction of library technology.
  • Plans, schedules, and organizes daily, weekly, and monthly programs for a diverse audience.
  • Develops and promotes story time events.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Promotes and develops library engagement opportunities within the community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and responsibility for the circulation of library materials, including new user registration, account issues, payments, book reservations, and shelving.
  • Oversees and trains Library Associates, Library Assistants and Volunteers.
  • Ensures all staff and volunteers are performing assigned duties and meeting customer service standards.
  • Conducts regular performance coaching and participates in disciplinary action with HR as needed.
  • Assists in collection development and follows NCW Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.
  • Respects the confidentiality of library users and records in accordance with NCW Libraries’ Confidentiality Policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications
Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required (MLS or MLIS).
Three years related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
  • Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
  • Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.
  • Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, the community and NCW Library staff.
  • Ability to speak in public and present to city leaders and community meetings.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: 

  • Normally seated, standing, or walking at will.
  • Normal physical activity includes some bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying, which may range up to 45 lbs. upon occasion.  Walking up and down stairs.
  • Keyboarding and working at a computer monitor for extended periods required.
  • Phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening.
  • Interaction with library system staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to resolve situations or problems.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Requirements:
Bilingual skills in Spanish/English required. 
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

As a public employer, we are proud to offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), life insurance, and a base plan for long-term care insurance. We offer sick leave, vacation leave and thirteen holidays.  We participate as a member of the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan (PERS) and provide access to optional deferred compensation plans. Our employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness. 


NCW Libraries values diversity at all levels of the organization and is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.  

Position: Bilingual Branch Librarian MLS/MLIS - George
Organization: NCW Libraries
Location: George,  WA 
United States
Salary: $30.20-$40.59
Posting Start Date: 3/26/2024
Date Posted: 5/28/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 7/27/2024
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NCW Libraries
125 E. Deacon

George,  WA 98824
United States
(509) 663-1117
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