Programming & Outreach Librarian

Date Posted: 03/10/2021

Department: Library

Compensation: $40,068

Hours: Full-time

Deadline: 05/10/2021

Position Objectives

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of Library Director, the Programming & Outreach Librarian supports the McDowell County Public Library’s mission of ensuring the community's access to free ideas, information, and enrichment by coordinating the library’s programming and outreach services. The position requires considerable judgment and initiative in overseeing these services both within the library and within the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in marketing and publicity in print and digital media (website, social media, etc.).  They will also show an understanding of how to conduct a community needs-assessment and the strategic planning process. Finally, they will be able to demonstrate that they can lead a creative program and outreach team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Illustrative Examples of Work

Programming and Outreach

Marketing

Customer Service

Collection Development

Supervision

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: 

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to plan, coordinate and direct work.  Ability to relate tactfully and courteously with the public and to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.  Strong written, verbal, and technology skills.  Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to work through difficult situations. Experience using PLA’s Project Outcome to evaluate services.

 

Qualifications: Master of Library Science from ALA accredited school, required.  At least three years of public library experience, experience leading and providing library programs, and some supervisory experience.  Demonstrated ability to provide virtual programming is preferred.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may frequently perform these actions:  Stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Desirable Training and Experience

Benefits

Hours vary, some evenings and Saturdays may be required

 

Benefits after 90 days: 

Medical Insurance employee coverage at no cost for premiums if wellness premium discount is obtained 

Dental and Life Insurance at no cost to the employee for monthly premiums 

Membership in the Local Government Retirement System- lifetime pension if an employee retires from a Local Government position

Supplemental retirement 401k/457 - 2% of the employee's salary contributed by McDowell County each pay period. 

Sick and vacation

 

Holiday pay begins immediately  

How to Apply

Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. 

 

Applications will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 

 

McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 

 

McDowell County participates in E-Verify. 

 

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