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ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY
343 SOUTH FIFTH AVENUE
ANN ARBOR, MI. 48104
POSITION: Library Technician
Under the direction of the Outreach and Neighborhood Services Manager, the Library Technician provides direct support to the Outreach and Neighborhood Services department. The Library Technician works with a wide variety of local community entities including: individuals, cultural groups, county and social service agencies, schools, businesses, nonprofits, faith-based and neighborhood organizations to promote current library services, to assess the need for and recommend new and/or improved library services, and to explore and develop relevant partnerships.
This position also provides service to the public at public service desks throughout the system and requires some evening and/or weekend hours as part of the regular work schedule. Additionally, this position requires independent arrangements for transportation to offsite meetings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties as assigned:
•Participates in researching, developing, implementing and sustaining community partnerships and patron-focused services as they relate to community need and the library’s mission and strategic plan.
•Participates in researching, developing, implementing and evaluating library services for targeted populations.
•Responsible for developing and conducting public training sessions in the use of library resources.
•Contributes to the content and development of the library’s website.
•Works shifts on public service desks system-wide, providing reference and readers’ advisory services to AADL and Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled patrons in person, over the phone, and via email and social media networks.
• Acts as a liaison between the library and targeted user and non-user populations.
•Assists in introducing library staff to community projects and services.
•Serves on system-wide workgroups and attends meetings as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications include:
•Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Familiarity with technology trends and the ability to apply this knowledge toward the enhancement and development of library services.
•Ability to utilize a variety of software applications, in both Mac and PC environments.
•Strong public service commitment and positive attitude.
•One to two years experience providing direct customer service to a diverse clientele.
•Ability to organize work and set priorities.
•Excellent communication and presentation skills.
•Willingness to explore and develop new partnerships.
•Strong ability to work in stressful, one-on-one situations involving a demanding public in a busy urban setting.
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications include:
•Experience in computer hardware, software, and online applications, from the basics to more advanced, and in both PC and Mac environments.
•Experience contributing content to a website via a content management system.
•Experience contributing to, formatting and maintaining wiki content that includes documents, images and media.
•Direct library outreach experience or social services education and/or work with nonprofits or similar agencies.
•Demonstrate experience in program or service creation, implementation and evaluation.
•Experience using library resources including basic reference and electronic resources.
•Demonstrate ability in working with Latino, Asian and/or Arabic populations.
•Fluency in one or more non-English languages.
•Demonstrate ability in working with under-served populations, including seniors, those with low-literacy skills, the blind and physically disabled, non-English speakers and others.
•Public speaking or instructional experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on line at:
2013-12-09 - 2013-12-15