Librarian - Adult Services - Full Time
There will be three core responsibilities:
1. Provide direct reference service to the public
2. Specialize in technology training one-on-one and group classes to staff & public (digital literacy)
3. Monitor & report on emergiing technologies and treand; prepare implementation plans
To apply: Send a letter of interest to Susan O'Neal by 5:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013 highlighting your interests, skills, and aptitude for the above responsibilities.
Civil Service Job Specification 07569 applies to this position. Salary $45,990 plus benefits as per contract.
Volunteer at the Library
Volunteers are always welcomed at our library. It’s a great way to become involved in the community. Please fill out the volunteer application and bring it to Main or your local branch next time you visit. The staff will have a few questions to find the right placement for you and training will be arranged.
Skilled Volunteer Descriptions
Technology Tutor or Trainer
What Do Volunteers Do?
Volunteers perform a variety of duties, but the most important, recurring ones are the physical processing of new materials to be shelf-ready, re-shelving returned materials and shelf maintenance. These are vital jobs for the library. Volunteers keep the system going!
Volunteers are also used to assist library staff in programs and sometimes special and seasonal projects come up. Special skills or interests are of keen interest to us- we will find a match of your talent and interest to benefit the library.
At the Main Library we are starting an Adopt-a-Shelf program in which you may pick a section of shelves which you regularly straighten and maintain.
How Old Do I Have to Be to Volunteer?
There are no age restrictions, per se, but some jobs are not suitable for children and the library will work with each volunteer to make the assignment meet the age, ability, and interest of the library. Because so many students contact the library for short term community service projects at times we have to resort to waiting lists. For minors, a parent or guardian’s signature is required. For younger children, parental involvement may also be necessary.
Do I Need a Regular Schedule?
Most volunteers have a set schedule, but it’s not required. We do appreciate it if you notify us of changes to your schedule, as it really helps library staff to know when someone can be expected, but there’s just about always something to do, so even if you’ve just got 30 minutes to come in, please do! There are some new opportunities in 2012 where you can work remotely from home.
Do I Need Special Skills To Volunteer?
Just a positive attitude and a willingness to help! For most volunteer jobs, you’ll use the alphabet and numbers. Shelving does require the strength to push a book cart, and the ability to reach up and bend down. Training is provided to familiarize you any job you’re asked to complete.
Can I Complete Court-Ordered Community Service at the Library?
Yes, arrangements can be made to help you fulfill your court-ordered service. These requests are handled specifically at the Main Library, 732 671-3703 [Administration Office].
How Do I Get Started?