Youth Services Librarian, Columbus, OH

Librarian – Youth Services
Columbus Metropolitan Library

The Librarian is responsible for providing specialized training and programming functions, collection analysis, Readers’ Advisory and in-depth reference services.  Provides training and guidance to other Public Services staff including the use of electronic resources and reference tools.

Responsibilities: The Librarian is responsible of providing a high level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the Library, including expert level reference service in person, over the phone, by email, instant messaging, etc. Promotes behaviors and activities supporting early literacy skills and the advancement of reading. Creates displays and merchandises materials. Keeps abreast of developments within the profession, provides ongoing training on current trends, best practices and new technologies.  Maintains personal skills to assure quality of service in areas of Library collections, technology, reference, and readers’ advisory.

Qualifications: A Master’s of Library Science Degree from ALA accredited institution of higher learning. The ability to work independently with limited direction. Must be able to act with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers.   The Librarian also needs to have the ability to effectively present in a variety of formal settings - one on one, group, peers, direct reports, etc. 

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