NORTH RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
POSITION: Adult Services Specialist
DEPT: ADULT SERVICES
HOURS: 17.5 per week
JOB PURPOSE: To provide library services to the adult population and to coordinate adult programming, advertising and outreach.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Supervised by the manager of Adult Services.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Responsible for the planning, development and delivery of services to Adults. This includes provision of reference and readers’ advisory service, collection development (selection and weeding) of age-appropriate materials, and programming to promote reading and learning to adults of all ages. Also maintains statistics and provides reports on programs and services; works with manager of Adult Services to develop and administer the budget; interprets the collections to the public through promotional material, publicity, and public relations. Maintains current awareness of trends in adult librarianship. (80%)
Creates an outreach schedule and coordinates outreach for adult services. Actively works to promote the library in the community. Works to create new promotional materials for programming and services. (20%)
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of public library services and materials, with a focus on adults. Ability to work well with patrons and co-workers. Good verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to public service. Ability to relate well to the public and to represent the library effectively to community groups. Ability to creatively solve problems and provide accurate information to the public and library administration. Ability to handle fast-paced, often multiple, inquiries from the public. Ability to plan, lay out and coordinate the work of others.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Hand/finger dexterity sufficient to use a computer. Visual acuity to read fine print and numbers and aural acuity sufficient to understand speech in person and by telephone. Ability to bend, reach, and lift books weighing up to 10 lbs. Ability to read, write, and communicate fluently in English.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT: Commitment to work evenings and weekends regularly. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.