Library Specialist

City of Omaha, NE, Omaha, NE 68183, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Work Type: Part-time

Nature of Work: Summary:
This is para-professional library work performing skilled library duties and providing customer services. The employee in this position works both independently and as part of a team with guidance from a supervisor.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

Education equivalent experience:
  • Two years of college level education AND six months of experience working in a library
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies and skills:
  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, techniques, and services
  • Knowledge of library reference resources and tools
  • Knowledge of productivity software including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Skill in maintaining effective relationships with customers of all ages and backgrounds
  • Skill in the use of tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult customers
  • Skill in the use of computers and related technology
  • Ability to support and provide equitable service to all customers
  • Ability to maintain customer confidentiality
  • Ability to use library principles, methods, and techniques in collection, development, cataloging, classification, circulation, programming, and reference services
  • Ability to use and explain the use of library tools and facilities
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in person, over the telephone, and electronically to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance
  • Ability to understand oral or written instructions
  • Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend from 76 to 100% of the time reach, stoop, squat, crouch and push from 51 to 75% of the time and to climb, balance, kneel, crawl, pull and sit up to 25% of the time
  • Ability to use up to fifty (50) pounds of force up to 33% of the time, up to twenty (20) pounds from 34 to 66% of the time, and up to ten (10) pounds of force from 67 to 100% of the time to move objects

Essential Functions: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this classification.)

Detailed responsibilities:
  • Answers patrons reference questions online, over the telephone, and in person by searching online catalogs, subscription databases, the Internet, and print materials
  • Trains and assists library customers in the use of the librarys online and printed resources
  • Checks books in and out and issues library cards
  • Advises readers, recommending authors, titles, and topics of interest
  • Assists in the selection and replacement of library materials
  • Conducts story times, programs, and tours for a variety of age groups
  • Assists in planning special programs, arranging publicity for special events, composing and disseminating informational materials, and coordinating the efforts of public relations and advertising firms retained to promote planned events
  • Enters catalog data into the library online database so that materials may be searched and identified through the library automation system
  • Provides work direction to clerical personnel, library pages, and volunteers
  • Keeps informed of developing library practices and issues
  • Provides outreach services to targeted groups such as schools, daycare facilities, senior centers, and businesses
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

Special Qualifications: Other information:
Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date.

Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library.

Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to worksites throughout the City during the course of the workday.

Must be able to work flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends.

Fluency in other languages preferred.

Pay Range: $22.07 Hourly

Benefits: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Who Can Apply: Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

How to Apply: Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Examination Information: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Veteran Points: Not applicable to part-time/seasonal employment

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the drivers license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

For a complete job description please visit the City of Omahas website at

Contact Points:

City of Omaha Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam St, Suite 506
Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 444-5300
Fax: (402) 444-5314

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Date For Apply: 2024-07-04 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here