Today’s Date: 07/15/2014
Job Title: Librarian
Institution City of Unalaska
Library Location: Unalaska, Alaska
Website (if applicable): www.ci.unalaska-ak.us
Duties / Job description: General Description: This position under direct supervision from the Director of Parks, Culture and Recreation performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work and complex clerical work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the library.
Examples of Work: Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition. Provides professional advice on library issues and provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans. Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations. Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of library operations and assures compliance with established policies and procedures. Schedules and runs various special library activities throughout the year. Reviews program areas, implements changes or new programs to meet library needs of the community; develops, maintains and implements a library master plan. Promotes interest in library programs. Coordinates library development and fund raising; solicits and accepts gifts for the library. Assures library facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinates maintenance and repair functions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs. Thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques. Considerable knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system and of community library needs and resources. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library system. Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies and the public.
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Because the Library is housed under the Parks and Recreation Department, experience with recreation and cultural/community organizations is a preferred qualification for this position. Other combination of education and experience which could provide the knowledge, skills and ability listed will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Licenses and Special Requirements: A valid Alaska driver’s license is required. Position is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Position is subject to pre-employment, post-offer criminal investigation as defined by Alaska Statute 12.62. Position is also subject to random drug testing.
Will out of state candidates be considered?
Salary Range: $62,806.97-$78,508.71 DOE
How to apply? To Apply: Please submit a City of Unalaska application and a reference release form. Job description and necessary forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 907-581-1251, or by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us . Return completed forms to: HR in City Hall; by mailing to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685, Attn: HR; e-mail to email@example.com ; or fax to 907-581-4469.