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Adult Services Librarian
For more information and application information, please visit library website:  Job Opening: Adult Services Librarian - Full Time - Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

Applications reviewed beginning June 7, 2022

Under the direction of the Adult Services Manager, provide and assist with the development of a full range of public library services for adults. Services are provided in the library as well as outside the library’s walls.
Responsibilities include collection development, general reference, program development and implementation, support of outreach and bilingual services, and readers’ advisory with users of all ages. Training of staff and the public and support of other public services are also responsibilities.
  1. Provide meaningful library services to the public, both on site and remotely by:
    1. Combining knowledge of books, periodicals, media, websites, and electronic resources with an understanding of individual needs and developmental stages to best match library users with information and/or reading material 
    2. Advocating for adult library users and collaborating with team members in the development and implementation of those services.
    3. Enthusiastically interacting with people of all ages and groups to provide positive library solutions to user questions and problems
    4. Collaborating with staff to continuously evolve library services to suit current and anticipated needs
    5. Monitoring user and facility needs to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and positive experience for all users.
  2. Promote library services and reading for all ages through:
    1. Cedar Mill Library’s website, blog, social media, and newsletters
    2. One on one interactions, and presentations to small and large groups of adults
    3. Displays, booklists and resource tools in the library and online
    4. Communication and collaboration with schools, agencies and community groups serving adults.
  3. Adult Programs: Design, promote, present, and evaluate programming and special events of interest to adults including:
    • Developing partnerships with organizations with shared missions around common goals.
    • Utilizing volunteer support and other resources resource persons beyond library staff to provide the programs and services.
    • Specialized events for community groups, or targeted audiences that promote reading, information literacy and library use.
    • Collaboration with other staff to provide summer reading and other annual programs.
    • Work with colleagues to provide and support programming, special events, and outreach that connects to reading, library use, learning, self-improvement, and/or cultural enrichment.
           3 a. Multilingual Services: Plan, provide, support, and train others to provide  services and
                   outreach to patrons that speak languages other than English.
  •  Develop relationships with local support and advocacy groups serving residents who speak languages other than English.
  • Advocate for patrons that require non-English services, particularly Spanish, and help develop strategies to meet these needs.
  • Assist in the improvement of the delivery of services to patrons that speak languages other than English through training and the creation of other tools.
  1. Use excellent communications skills in person, online and on the telephone to:
    1. Assist the public in their search for information and library materials.
    2. Communicate the resources, services, procedures, and scope of the library to users.
    3. Conduct thorough readers advisory/reference interviews to help library users of all ages identify and select materials best suited to their interests and needs.
    4. Demonstrate the use of library tools and resources, empowering patrons to choose materials and services for themselves.
    5. Communicate effectively with library users of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and ages, adjusting content and style for the audience.
    6. Explain library policies and procedures to patrons of all ages.
    7. Provide training, back-up and resource expertise for library Public Service Assistants.
  2. Take responsibility for an assigned portion of the library collection to:
    1. Select, evaluate, weed, and promote the assigned collection.
    2. Manage the collection’s budget and physical space.
    3. Collaborate with other library staff on overall library collections’ management, assessment, content, and accessibility.
  3. Other Duties
    1. Understand and apply library professional standards including ALA (American Library Association) Library Bill of Rights, ALA Code of Ethics and patron confidentiality.
    2. Participate in planning, departmental goal setting, problem solving, program execution, documentation, and evaluation.
    3. Work with library volunteers to achieve departmental goals.
    4. Continuously improve computer and technology skills to provide up-to-date library services. Be comfortable as a technology trainer and guide to peers and the public. Assist users with self-service options including check-out, printing, copying, digital content use, wireless access, and other technologies.
    5. Observe changing community needs and issues and share with team.
    6. Remain aware of reading trends and popular materials in print, media, and online content.
    7. Remain aware of current trends and research in librarianship, education, and related fields
    8. Share expertise with other team members, both formally and informally.
    9. Assist with all aspects of public services following Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries and WCCLS (Washington County Cooperative Library Services) policies and procedures.
    10. Work on special projects as assigned by supervisor.
  1. Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing with users, staff, volunteers, and community partners.
  2. Able to work well with people of diverse cultures and ages.
  3. Can perform tasks requiring talking on the phone, speaking in front of a group. 
  4. Ability to use a personal computer for word processing, data management, presentations, and online searching.
  1. Perform tasks requiring sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and changing positions while maintaining eye contact, listening, and talking for up to eight hours, with lunch and rest breaks taken according to Oregon wage and hour laws.
  2. Reach arms above head and/or kneel and squat to retrieve materials or work with people of different heights.
  3. Move quickly and safely from one area to another 
  4. Lift and/or carry materials up to 25 pounds.
  5. Ability to push and pull a loaded book cart weighing up to 100 pounds. 
  6. Use keyboard repetitively, quickly, and accurately.
  1. Plan work by analyzing situations carefully and adopting effective courses of action
  2. Access, retrieve, use, and impart information from sources in a variety of formats, using a variety of technologies.
  3. Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups using excellent oral, written and online skills.
  4. Communicate effectively with individuals of all ages and diversity.
  5. Manage multiple tasks in a public environment with tolerance for interruption, noise, and temperature variations.
  1. PC, laptop, tablet, and peripherals
  2. Integrated library system (Polaris/III)
  3. Book carts.
  4. Office equipment including telephone, photocopier, scanner, credit card machine, fax machine.
  5. Program props / projector, sound systems, wireless technology
  1. Master of Library Science or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge and appreciation of information resources for adults in print, media, electronic, and online formats.
  3. Knowledge of public library services for adults including innovations and best practices.
  4. Technological fluency including online searching, websites, social media, mobile devices, and library functions. Ability to easily learn new technologies.
  5. Communication skills including readers advisory, reference, presentation, instruction, and mediation.
  6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and deliver projects and programs.
  7. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, cultural sensitivity, and good humor in an environment with constant public contact with multiple people of all ages and backgrounds.
  8. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate, and handle stressful situations in a positive, flexible, organized manner.
  9. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet library goals.
Ability to communicate in language other than English, Spanish preferred.

HOURS PER WEEK:     40 hours per week.
WORK SCHEDULE:   Includes regular evenings and weekends. Tuesday-Saturday. May require visiting groups and organizations offsite.
May 2022
Position: Adult Services Librarian
Organization: Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries
Location: Portland,  OR 
United States
Salary: $4,500 per month starting range
Posting Start Date: 5/20/2022
Date Posted: 5/27/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 8/25/2022
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Organization Information
Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries
1080 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland,  OR 97229
United States
(503) 644-0043
Angela Mollet