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181074 - Librarian, Public & Reader Services 

Location CLP - Main  

Job Summary: Seeking 2 dynamic, service-minded individuals to join the First Floor Services staff in the role of Librarian at our Main branch. These Librarians lead the development and implementation of library services, act as mentors to staff and volunteers, and connect users to resources and opportunities that reflect their interests, respond to their needs within diverse and changing communities, empowering them to be builders of their own future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and responding to the needs of the community within the context of system-wide needs using virtual and in-person methods;
  • Working to develop rapport with users in the library and helping to fulfill their informational and recreational needs;
  • Developing and exhibiting cultural competency to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse public, peers and staff;
  • Communicating professionally and constructively; both written and verbal;
  • Sharing knowledge and passion for fiction and literature through in-person interactions and via the written word through CLP’s digital channels;
  • Facilitating and supporting teaching and learning in all forms;
  • Engaging staff regarding CLP’s strategic directions and facilitate effective communication among staff, as necessary;
  • Participating in system-wide initiatives and programs, and performing committee work;
  • Collaborating with colleagues and developing relationships throughout CLP and the County Library System (ACLA);
  • Representing CLP at regional and national library and library-related conferences and symposiums;
  • Assisting customers of all ages in performing reference searches, selecting and locating materials, and meeting technology literacy goals;
  • Managing the space, including space upkeep and inventory, creating engaging displays;
  • Making decisions for the betterment of CLP and First Floor Services using independent judgment and understanding of CLP’s strategic directions.
Position Requirements
  • MLS or MLIS from and ALA accredited school is required;
  • Three or more years of progressive experience and increasing responsibility in a service-oriented environment, including demonstrated leadership;
  • Previous public library experience desired, preferably in a diverse urban environment;
  • Bilingual or multilingual a plus;
  • Energetic and dynamic, highly organized, self-motivated, and possess strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to provide quality customer service, both in person, over the phone, and virtually;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, meet deadlines, manage assignments and responsibilities effectively in a busy urban branch;
  • Familiarity with online catalog, electronic databases, and internet searching;
  • Must be able to work all hours agreed upon when hired, and flexible hours as needed, on a regular basis.
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally for outreach, meetings and professional development opportunities;
  • PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Reporter Training required upon offer of employment.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Hours 37.5 hours per week; generally, evenings and weekends as needed.  
Salary $21.53 per hour  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by September 23, 2018.  
About the Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library's vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.​

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation's libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
EOE Statement Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.  

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