Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is seeking a dynamic, service minded individual to join the Downtown staff in the role of Adult Librarian.

This Librarian leads the development and implementation of library services, acts as a mentor to staff and volunteers, and connects users to resources and opportunities that reflect their interests, responds to their needs within diverse and changing communities, empowering them to be builders of their own future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide customers with excellent customer service assistance in person, over the phone, and electronically, serving in a high profile, high energy public service role;
  • Designing and implementing community-focused services in consultation with branch Manager and staff;
  • Working to develop rapport with users in the library and helping to fulfill their informational and recreational needs;
  • Developing relationships with community groups, attending community events, performing community outreach and representing the Library in the Downtown community;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Downtown location, including mentoring, guiding and supporting the work of staff and volunteers;
  • 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;
  • Continuing to cultivate a timely and dynamic adult collection that is representative of the community’s needs in consultation with the Library Services Manager.

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;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Downtown Pittsburgh’s community dynamic is necessary;
  • Experience and passion for working in diverse, multicultural and socioeconomic areas serving a wide range of customers; with varying literacy and technology abilities;
  • 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 navigate and interpret CLP policies and procedures;
  • 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;
  • PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Reporter Training required upon offer of employment.

Work hours: 37.5 hours per week; including evenings and weekends

Salary: $21.03 per hour

Job Opportunity: Librarian (Downtown) was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Arielle Evans