Librarian - City of Moline


City of Moline, Illinois


“River Gateway to Opportunity”



POSITION: Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Library                                                                                                                  


PAY RANGE STARTS AT:  $24.5986/Hour*

SCHEDULE: Monday – Thursday, Alternate Friday and Saturday – Some evening hours*

* Wage and schedule subject to UAW labor agreement


DEADLINE:  July 13, 2012, 5:00 PM


JOB CHARACTERISTICS: Under the direction of the adult/young adult services coordinator, uses professional reference and research skills, often involving multiple computer databases to provide information to the public; demonstrates initiative and creativity and exercises independent judgment in the application of a variety of established policies and procedures; maintains patron confidentiality; evaluates and selects materials for collection development within a budget; creates and conducts programming, readers’ advisory, instructional classes and outreach for both the public and staff; writes grants, policies, bibliographies and reviews; acts as back-up supervisor and as lead worker in area of responsibility; provides skilled, efficient and courteous service to the public.  Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRES: Master degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.  Valid driver’s license required. Compliance with City Residency Policy within prescribed time period required. The current Residency Policy states that UAW employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 8 months of hire.

Extensive knowledge of English grammar and writing; business math and statistics; state and federal laws and the policies of the library, library system and the city; telephone etiquette; business office practices and procedures; library policies, methods, procedures, services and terminology; collection development principles and practices; classification systems; reader interest levels, books and authors.

Skill in keyboarding, operating office machines and computers with sufficient accuracy and speed to satisfy departmental needs and perform detailed, accurate work; clear, tactful and positive communication with the general public, staff and outside organizations.

Ability to perform an effective reference interview; handle confidential information with discretion; effectively convey library policies, procedures, resources and services to the public; exercise initiative, tact and mature judgment; use imagination and initiative in problem solving; work independently; develop highly creative projects and displays; organize and conduct library programming and training; write reviews, annotations, reports and bibliographies; learn current and emerging computer programs; be highly flexible; handle and be accountable for monies in area of responsibility; learn to operate a multi-line telephone system; work calmly under occasional stressful conditions; speak Spanish desirable; establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

Requires work to be performed within a normal office environment and in public service areas; considerable repetitive motion involving the use of fingers, hands and limbs; standing, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting and pushing of books and other materials ranging from under one pound to over twenty pounds.


Human Resources Office, 619-16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265



The City of Moline does not discriminate against any class of protected individuals.


Posted:   June 12, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                         smh