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Pueblo City-County Library District,
Pueblo, Colorado

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Salary: $39,790 to $53,518
Status: Full-time
Posted: 06/09/14

Collection Development/ILL Librarian

Are you a visionary librarian with a passion for building a dynamic, progressive digital collection? Then this job is for you!

Pueblo City County Library District is seeking a Collection Development /Ill Librarian who lives and thrives in the world of emerging technologies.  This position is focused on developing the digital resources collection for the district by purchasing resources that will spark interest and meet a wide range of needs in the community.   The ideal candidate will be skilled in analyzing the collection and monitoring trends to ensure the best possible purchases are made.  The position also oversees the district's Interlibrary Loan services and selects items for purchase.

The Collection Development/ILL Librarian reports to the Director of Technical Services & Collection Development and works as a team member of the department.  Works with managers and librarians from other departments to take suggestions for purchases.  Builds good working relationships with other libraries and vendors.  Networks with other ILL librarians to stay current on industry trends in collection development and ILL.  This position provides excellent customer service, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.

What is the Collection Development /ILL Librarian responsible for?

  • Primary person responsible for selection of media and digital materials for the adult and juvenile collections.
  • Manages the collection of all serial subscriptions, print and digital materials and all databases to ensure that the library’s collections meet the needs of the community.
  • Stays current on books, authors, publishers and media reviews to insure selection of current and retrospective items required for a vibrant, timely and comprehensive public library collection.
  • Processes ILL requests for materials through ILS software, performs searches for materials on various electronic databases (First Search, OCLC, etc.).
  • Maintains ILL records, statistics and prepares reports.
  • Provides excellent customer service by handling ILL requests, provides status on orders, prepares notifications for material pick-up, issues fines for damaged or lost materials, explains library policies and resolves customer issues.
  • Supports team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled department meetings.  Attends All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to PCCLD.
  • Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements.  Stays current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems.
  • Occasionally is assigned to the role of Supervisor in Charge for the Rawlings Library including oversight of safety, building security and of the security guard on duty.
  • May serve on library committees and special projects.

Education and experience required: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and two years of related work experience is required.  Library experience and familiarity with ILL or collections development is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent working knowlege of digital technologies and resources. Requires a thorough knowledge of print and electronic reference tools and knowledge of research techniques.  Computer skills with using an ILS system, databases, e-services, on-line ordering systems, and ability to create spreadsheets, presentations, reports and documents are needed. Ability to conduct complex reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized information or provide customers with alternative sources.  Excellent communication skills including customer service skills with the ability to resolve issues are needed. Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use a variety of electronic and digital devices and e-resources; possesses a keen interest in using and learning new technologies.  Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push/pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Other Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.  Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.

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