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Programming Librarian

Job Description:

Want to inspire people and make a difference in the community? Have a desire to engage patrons in literacy and lifelong learning? Apply for our Programming Librarian position at the Ladd Library.

This full-time, benefitted position will focus on engaging, interactive programming for all ages with a focus on technology, job skills, and intergenerational experiences.  Areas of focus for the first year include:

  • Create and implement Saturday Programming – to build usage on newly opened Saturday hours, develop and present programming every Saturday. These programs will vary in target audience – many/most being intended for intergenerational audiences, but selected programs also intended to attract specific audiences.
  • Library-led Adult Programming – create an ongoing series of evening programs to attract adults of all ages to the Ladd Library for programs that range in topic beyond craft programs. Additionally, work with Opportunity Center partners to develop, provide, and/or support Workforce Development programming.
  • Cohesive programming for Seniors – work with the multiple organizations holding programs at the Ladd Library that attract Seniors to ensure that additional programs offered will fit into an overall programming framework that provides a variety of offerings for patrons ages 55+ both in the library and in the community.
  • Afterschool programming for School-Age children and Teens – build and maintain a relationship with patrons aged 5-18, and build an ongoing programming schedule to create a welcoming place for students to be after school.
  • Expand Community Programming – work with current and new partners to provide programming in the Southwest quadrant of Cedar Rapids – specifically targeting people with barriers to accessing the library. Programs will be developed and presented in partnership with entire Programming Department.

Scheduled hours: Tuesday, 9 am-6 pm; Wednesday, 9 am-6 pm (9 am-1 pm Downtown Library); Thursday, 11:45 am-8:15p; Friday, 8:45 am-5:15 pm; Saturday, 8:45 am-5:15 pm.

Who you are:

  • You are a positive motivator.
  • You are a lot of things to a lot of people – coach, leader, mentor and host.
  • You are an effective communicator, able contribute with leadership and relay pertinent information.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • You are a team player who thinks quickly on your feet and can lead from within a team.
  • You are a connector, working with staff and management to provide an amazing atmosphere for all.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience.
  • You are fearless, always willing to tackle challenges and handle surprises with grace.
  • You are excited about leading others in a changing environment.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Graduation from an American Library Association program with a Master’s Degree in Library Sciences; and;
  • Six months to two year of similar or related experience –or-
  • Six months to two years of customer service experience.
  • Proficiency with a second Non-English language, preferred.
  • Any applicable graduate degree or relevant work experiences that acts as a practice foundation to lead a top-tier library.

We are guided by our mission to connect people to information, experiences, and services that enhance their quality of life so our community can learn, enjoy, and thrive.

 

To read the full job description and requirements and apply by June 3, 2019:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cedarrapids/jobs/2453310/programming-librarian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Branch Supervisor

Job Description:

You are part of the connective tissue of the library’s culture, providing the public with information and assistance directly and through supporting the Branch Manager and Library Staff.

Who you are:

  • You are a positive motivator.
  • You are a lot of things to a lot of people – coach, leader, mentor and host.
  • You are an effective communicator, able contribute with leadership and relay pertinent information.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • You are a team player who thinks quickly on your feet and can lead from within a team.
  • You are a connector, working with staff and management to provide an amazing atmosphere for all.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience.
  • You are fearless, always willing to tackle challenges and handle surprises with grace.
  • You are excited about leading others in a changing environment.

Your work:

  • You embrace the library’s mission, vision, and values, and can apply them to your daily operations and team.
  • You are a strong supervisor, able to coach and lead a superb team.
  • You are a team player and work collaboratively with the Branch Manager to assure consistency of service delivery.
  • You can handle the most challenging situations, whether it is a building emergency or customer service conflict. You take charge with grace and confidence.
  • You create and model superb customer hospitality skills.
  • You negotiate, resolve issues and work with customers to find solutions to disputes and service gaps.
  • You take the initiative, working together with your team to find solutions.
  • You understand the strength of collaboration and support your team in bringing great ideas to life.
  • You take ownership of your library.
  • You warmly welcome customers into our library, ensuring a great experience and a fond farewell.
  • Out on the floor and in the stacks, you foster discovery and help ensure a seamless visit by helping customers find the materials they want or assisting them with self-checkout services.
  • You take pride in our library, ensuring it is clean and tidy and the displays are refreshed and looking beautiful.
  • You are a natural at teaching library customers and staff how to use technology from e-readers to our online databases.
  • You understand our community’s needs and how the library’s services can meet those needs.
  • You have the energy to juggle many tasks with a smile; you are out on the floor making sure things are running smoothly, modeling excellence in how the branch is to be run.
  • You assist with continually training and developing staff in areas of customer service and product knowledge.
  • You demonstrate excellent communication skills with staff, customers, community partners and district leadership.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited or approved equivalent graduate school.
  • Experience working in a public library.

Preferred:

  • 3 years library supervisory experience

Any applicable graduate degree or relevant work experiences that acts as a practice foundation to lead a top-tier library.

 

We are guided by our mission to connect people to information, experiences, and services that enhance their quality of life so our community can learn, enjoy, and thrive.

To Apply by May 22:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cedarrapids?

 

 

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is a department of the city of Cedar Rapids and open positions are posted on the City’s website. Please visit the City of Cedar Rapids website for current openings.