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Hourly Librarian - Children's ServicesCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #9992 FLSA Non Exempt Non Civil Service Identification Position Title: Hourly Librarian Job Title: Children’s Services Hourly Librarian Department: Children’s Services Division: Library Immediate Supervisor: Children’s Services Coordinator Job Summary Under supervision of the Children’s Services Coordinator, works at the Children’s Services Desk to provide information and reader’s advisory to children and the adults who live or work with them. Provides additional reference assistance during busy times and staff absences. Serves in weekend rotation. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Provides guidance to patrons in identification and use of materials for children, caregivers and teachers in a variety of formats. Assists patrons in the use of the online catalog, public use computers and technical equipment. Answers information questions about children’s materials, library services, collections and programs in person, on the telephone and by email. Maintains awareness of new children’s resources and materials. Serves in Children’s Services Desk weekend rotation (Saturday & Sunday) on a regular basis and assists during staff absences. Implements established policies and procedures regarding the safety and security of customers and fellow staff members. Seeks support from senior staff in extreme cases or emergencies. Presents the Iowa City Public Library and its collections, programs, and services in a positive manner and adheres to customer services procedures and guidelines as established by the library. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Class #9992 Children’s Services Page 2 Updated 03/01/2022 Physical and Environmental Conditions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. This position must have the ability to apply up to 30 pounds of force to move or push a book cart. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Master’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body in library science required. Knowledge of children’s literature and experience working with children required. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Master’s degree om an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body in library science from an ALA-accredited program preferred. One year of experience working in a Children’s Library setting preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of established library policies and procedures. Knowledge of children’s literature, authors and media. Knowledge of standard children’s reader’s advisory methods, techniques and resources. Ability to work effectively with the public, particularly with children and their caregiver(s). Skill in assisting public in use of library catalog, other databases and online resources. Skill in use of computers for word processing, online catalog, information retrieval, and electronic communication. Ability to understand, interpret and implement library policies, complex rules and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone, in writ ing, and in person. Skill working with the public, including assisting with customer complaints and general customer service issues. Ability to work in a team environment to deliver library services. Ability to consistently deliver excellent customer service. Ability to engage and serve the public in a positive manner; Ability to work in an innovative and fast-paced public service environment. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.