Performs professional work in planning and implementing library services. Serves as technology specialist for Children’s Services. Develops, maintains and promotes library collection in assigned area. Plans and conducts programs and instruction for children. Provides classification and subject analysis for children’s and adult materials. Maintains authority records in library catalog. Works on the Children’s Desk.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and maintains library collection in assigned subject area; evaluates and selects materials for purchase or withdrawal based on quality, collection coverage, and relevancy to the collection plan and to collection standards. Writes collection plans in assigned areas and sets goals for development. Provides classification and subject analysis for library materials using MARC, AACR2 Revised, RDA, LCSH or local standards. Administers selection budget and prepares annual report on expenditure, trends and future needs in assigned area. Promotes use of the collection; writes articles for newspapers, newsletters and publications, creates bibliographies and displays, participates in television or radio presentations. Analyzes library materials and assigns classification and subject headings. Determines and maintains authority records. Creates and delivers technology related training and programming for children and staff, including STEM programming. Coordinates content for Children’s Services website. Provides guidance to patrons in identification and use of materials for children, parents and teachers in a variety of formats. Schedules, plans and conducts regular storytimes, special programs and events, both in and outside the library. Conducts tours for schools and community groups. Serves in Children’s Desk evening and weekend rotation.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION
Master’s degree in library sciences from an ALA-accredited program required. State of Iowa librarian certification required. Valid Iowa driver’s license required and/or obtained within six (6) months of hire. Coursework in
children’s literature or experience working with children required. Must pass criminal background check.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and CERTIFICATION
Two years professional library experience preferred. Experience working with children preferred. Experience delivering library programs preferred. One year of cataloging experience preferred. Coursework in classification and subject analysis preferred.
Application deadline is July 23, 2019. To apply, please visit the City’s Self Services website at www.icgov.org/jobs
to complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.
It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."