Technology and Business Librarian
Normal Public Library
Library/Organization Address206 W. College Ave.
Normal, Illinois 61761
Hourly Wage/Salary Range
$58,348.61 - $92,789.72 annually
About the OrganizationNormal Public Library is recognized for its amazing staff who enjoy proactively serving our wonderful community. We strive to connect, reflect, and engage our community through stellar collections, programs, services, and spaces.
Job Description and ResponsibilitiesNormal Public Library seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative librarian to join a team dedicated to providing excellent services, collections, and programs to all in our community. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
This position is responsible for developing and coordinating business-related programs, including seminars, roundtables, and guest speakers. This position is also responsible for providing specialized business and technology reference assistance to individuals and training staff to use business-related and technology resources, as well as assessing related current and emerging resources for the library’s digital and physical collections.
Community engagement is a necessary component of this position. This position requires initiative and the ability to build partnerships with local experts, organizations, and groups, execute programming, and recruit speakers. This position also regularly assists patrons at our public service desks with general information, reference questions, and helps patrons use library technology and personal electronic devices. This position regularly includes “Librarian in Charge” status of the library, mostly during evening and weekend shifts.
Schedule will vary and will include evening and weekend hours. This position works one evening each week and weekend days on rotation.
Duties/Essential Job Functions
Develop, implement, and evaluate business and technology related programming including guest speakers
Develop and expand library’s holding of business and technology-related print and digital resources
Conduct outreach to educate public and raise awareness of business and technology resources, programs, and services at the library
Build partnerships with relevant community leaders, businesses, organizations, and groups
Utilize a train the trainer methodology to ensure that staff understand and are able to use library resources to assist patrons with business and technology needs
Maintain current awareness of developments in technology as they relate to libraries and library users
Assist patrons in their use of library technology and personal devices
Assist and advise patrons with their use of library resources, including books, movies, music, media, and digital resources
Answer informational and reference questions for patrons on service desks, phones, and by email
Attend and participate in professional activities, conferences, and committees, including on-site and virtual professional development opportunities and training
Attend and participate in relevant community events, fairs, and gatherings on behalf of the library
Assist with monitoring and correcting patron behavior to ensure a safe and welcoming environment
Serve as “Librarian in Charge” of library, mostly during evening and weekend shifts. Duties may include making decisions regarding staffing, difficult customer interactions, evacuation due to inclement weather or other safety concerns
Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library education program
Minimum 3 years library experience in a public-facing role
Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity and the importance of inclusion as shown by a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
Commitment to public service
Able to communicate exceptionally well with patrons and staff
Aptitude to utilize, explain, and demonstrate use of traditional and emerging technologies
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and varied work schedules
Proven ability to lead via creativity, drive, flexibility, and a positive attitude
Proven ability, experience, and willingness to shape initiatives, programs, and services based on changing community needs
Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record/history Required schedule includes days, evenings, weekends, and special events.
Required schedule includes days, evenings, weekends, and special events.
Minimum Requirements to Apply
Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off
Position Start DateOpen until filled.
How to ApplyTo apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/normalil
A completed application, resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with current contact information are required to be considered for an interview. Position open until filled. Applicants must provide answers to the following questions via the NEOGOV application:
Please describe how you are uniquely qualified to succeed and thrive in this role.
Please describe your experience with implementing business and technology programming, outreach, and collection development in a library setting.
What do you see as the opportunities and challenges for public libraries in providing business and technology services today?
Normal Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.