- Librarian II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional work managing a library in a state facility or agency.
Plans and directs the library services and all related operations of the library program in a state facility or agency.
Evaluates, selects, and orders library materials and equipment.
Conducts computer searches to locate and determine availability of library materials.
Establishes and maintains branch and/or closed-unit libraries.
Classifies, indexes, and catalogs books, pamphlets, magazines, films, records, videotapes, and other related materials.
Instructs and assists patrons in the use of library facilities, locating information, researching various topics, and operating equipment.
Trains and supervises assistants, volunteers, offenders, or client helpers.
Reviews incoming journals, books, and related materials for items of interest to staff members; identifies content and location.
Exchanges library material with other libraries through an interagency loan program.
Prepares displays of books, reading lists, and other materials to promote reading and the use of the library facilities.
Replaces worn or outdated books and selects books for rebinding.
Prepares budget requests for library materials, supplies, and equipment; maintains records of library expenditures and operating statistics and prepares reports based on these records.
Maintains order and security in the library area.
Exercises a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in the operation and management of the library; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One or more years of experience as a Librarian I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Library Science; and,
One or more years of professional experience involving the application of standard library techniques.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of library science.
Comprehensive knowledge of bibliographic and reference tools used in developing a basic library collection.
Intermediate knowledge of the reading interests of library patrons, and the appropriate library materials to meet their needs.
Ability to plan and sustain the operation of a facility or agency library.
Ability to direct and train others in the operation, maintenance, and utilization of the library.
Ability to use and explain the use of library facilities.
Ability to assist patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees and library patrons.
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