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Library Director - Rochester Public Library
Under direction from the Library Board of Trustees, develops, administers, supervises and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, grant writing, Library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees.

Hourly rate depending oupon experience. 20-28 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

At least 2 academic years of college education and completed or willing to complete 9 credit hours of Library Sceience courses. Prior experience in a library setting. PA state clearance and references are mandatory.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: dmatsook@beaverlibraries.org

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Library Director

New Brighton Public Library

Summary:

Under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing and directing public library services for the New Brighton Public Library. These duties include: budget preparation, evaluation, personnel, collection development, community relations and facility maintenance.

Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Administers board policies, makes policy recommendations, provides staff support and information to the board.
  • Prepares budget for Library Board approval, monitors and approves expenditure as directed by Board, and administers gifts and state and local monies.
  • Supervises personnel. Hires and trains employees. Assigns and monitors work. Make schedules and deals with coverage in case of absences.
  • Works with local elected officials and school officials to resolve problems.
  • Participates in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops.
  • Selects, reviews and approves selection of ALL materials for purchase
  • Develops programs with assistance of library staff
  • Ensures that the Library is operating at its utmost.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Acts as a community liaison for library operations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have working knowledge of computers and be able to operate numerous systems.
  • Must be able to maintain all library paperwork, including employee files and financial documents.
  • Must be able to oversee employees.
  • Must be capable of performing all circulation duties and shares in work load.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Requires sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting/moving books up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Requires focus and attention to detail.
  • Requires ability to operate basic office equipment.
  • Must be able to hear, comprehend and respond to library patrons both in person and on the telephone.


Work Environment:

  • Indoor conditions
  • Must maintain professional manner when dealing with patrons, including teens, young children, staff and others.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a group.
  • Must be flexible, creative, and patient and have a sense of humor.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.


Education/Qualifications:

  • Two academic years of college education and 9 credit hours of library science course (or willing to complete the library science credits).
  • FBI clearance, PA Criminal Background check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance required.
Send resume to the library at 1021 Third Ave., New Brighton, PA 15066

Children's Services Librarian

New Brighton Public Library

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:

This job description is designed to accurately reflect job duties. However, it may not be all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Plans programs and initiatives for children, parents/caregivers and families, focusing primarily on the elementary-middle school population (ages 5-14 years). Interest/experience with STEAM and emerging technologies highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of how to do virtual programming through Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • Provides liaison and outreach services to schools (public, private, parochial) and community organizations.
  • Supports programs and services for babies through preschoolers as needed.
  • Recommends and enforces library policies and procedures, especially as they pertain to children, parents and families.
  • Compiles statistics and reports monthly to the Library Director.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local municipalities, local libraries, and other agencies serving children in the community.
  • Represents the library at local meetings and conferences to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals and contribute to the library profession.
  • Pursues professional development and continuing education opportunities annually.
NECESSARY OCCUPATIONAL TRAITS:

Knowledge:
  • Thorough knowledge of library services for children, parents/caregivers and families.
  • Knowledge of children's literature and resources and the reading habits of children, particularly for the elementary - middle school audience.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing.
  • Knowledge of adult reading habits and interests a plus.
Skills:
  • Communicate effectively in person, in writing, on the telephone, via email and social media to residents of all ages.
  • Strong information seeking skills.
  • Comfortable preparing and presenting material before an audience.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and mediation skills and techniques needed.
  • Accurate and attentive to detail.
  • Organization and prioritization of workload.
  • Excellent teaching skills, relating to resources, STEAM, and other programs.
  • Proficient in navigating the Windows environment.
  • Excellent computer software skills, including Microsoft Office, email and electronic calendar (Outlook).
  • Excellent Internet and database searching skills across a variety of browsers.
  • Comfortable performing activities on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, etc.
Abilities:
  • Able to serve as an advocate for children, parents/caregivers and families and clearly and persuasively vocalize what's needed to serve them successfully.
  • Able to work well with people of all ages, but especially children, in a cheerful and enthusiastic manner.
  • A team player, able to lead or assume a supporting role as needed.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to think creatively, outside the box, and to take risks.
  • Able to exercise good judgment, courtesy and tact.
  • Able to teach children and parents/caregivers to use library resources.
  • Able to carefully plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Able to interpret and compile statistics.
  • Able to troubleshoot technology a plus.


***This position requires stamina and physical endurance to conduct programs for children. It requires the ability to repeatedly lift, carry and shelve books and toys, interact with children on their level and move around the library.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum Associate's degree. Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year library experience preferred.
  • Any equivalent of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Send resume to the library at 1021 Third Ave., New Brighton, PA 15066

Please note:

All positions at New Brighton Public Library require the following clearances:

The library will reimburse new hires for these clearances 3 months after employment, when receipts are submitted.
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