Senior Librarian

Recruitment #040918-MEBC02-350100

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will provide reference and technical services to support the DHSS library. Responsibilities include: identifying and interpreting user needs; providing reference, circulation and bibliographic instruction services; maintaining the library volunteer program; providing programs to support library outreach; increasing access to consumer health information/resources. The incumbent will also be responsible for collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials and database management and interlibrary loans. 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Applies standard library practices, such as acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and circulating of digital, and print library information resources in a computerized and global network environment.
  • Researches, analyzes, assess and disseminate information on a wide variety of topics to meet the needs of library customers.
  • May train/assist the public in the use of operating networked computers and computer printers, playback equipment, copiers, microform and reader/printers.
  • Supervise subordinates or volunteers in the performance of clerical library functions.
  • Participates in activities of library organizations and attends continuing professional development programs and courses of study.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends in information technologies to integrate, initiate and develop new programs.
  • May provide technical, electronic library and informational services to state agencies, legislative and public clients, and Delaware libraries and citizens.
  • Develops, recommends, and/or implements library policies and procedures.
  • May develop and implement programs to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, the policies of the Division of Libraries, and meet operational needs of library service functions.
  • May serve as a professional library consultant, or team leader.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Librarian
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Library and Information Science, English, Education, Computer Science or related field.
  2. Six months experience in organizing and coordinating library services and programs.
  3. Six months experience in assisting users in navigating information sources and providing reference or information desk services.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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