This is the list of librarian duties in a current posting for a six-month contract at a private school in NYC, with the possibility of it becoming a permanent position. I am not going to mention the school If you want to apply for the job, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the librarian will establish and maintain a comprehensive library cataloging and tracking system for the _______
School. (Six Month Assignment with the possibility of becoming a regular position).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Administers the library media program, developing policies and procedures to assure efficient operation and services.
Administers set up and maintenance of automated catalog and circulation system.
Selects, purchases, and processes new materials to assure a current and balanced collection representing diverse points of view.
Classifies catalogs, and circulates library material and instructs students and staff in the use of the library system.
Maintains circulation and collection records; provides regular reports as needed.
Establishes an on-site mail, email and fax reference assistance system used by staff and volunteers.
Establishes a circulation program for the children’s collection.
Coordinates, develops, publicizes children’s collecdtion and story time program.
Establishes a process to assist teachers in selecting books to incorporate into classroom discussions and coordinates story
time readings for school group.
Assists with development and management of library systems; books, periodical, catalogs, slides and othe special collections.
Establishes protocols and policies to train, coordinate, supervise and manage volunteer assistants.
Conducts orientations; assists with managing book sales, art previews, benefits and other special events.
Assists in management of online catalog and other electronic resources.
In conjunction with the Reading and Language Specialist, actively promotes reading, library use through such activities as storytelling, booktalkd, display, publications, reading programs and special events as needed.
Develops bibliographies, display, bulletin boards to support school thems, extend classroom learning and to promote interest in reading.
Participates in library planning and implementation processes.
Acts as the information leader in the school.
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Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALM) accredited program.
New York State (NYS) certification as school librarian.
Proven work experience in library science.
Experience with technical services procedures using Windows-based computer systems, databases and electronic resources,
Some experience working with children services and programming.
Ability to interact with staff and volunteers in a busy environment and shared space.
Strong organization, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written comunication [sic] skills. (ed. note – presumably including spell checking)
Physical demand include loading, lifting and carrying boxes of books for sales; moving furniture to rearrange reading room for library events and regular moving of books and periodicals in routine management of library collections.
I’m tired just reading that. Of course, I’ve already put in a full day as a school librarian.