Job Opportunities

Reference Librarian

The Newburgh Chandler Public Library is hiring for an adult services librarian. We are looking for someone who is excited to be an active participant in the Newburgh and Chandler communities while also working with reference staff to give exceptional customer service to library patrons doing research or looking for information. The ideal candidate will have experience planning and implementing both fun and educational programs for the community as well as being self-motivated and enthusiastic about enriching the community through library programs.

Title: Reference Librarian
Class: F Librarian
Reports to: Director
Status: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Help to ensure our customers, staff and community receive the best experience possible at the library specifically at the reference desk and in adult programs
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate reference desk staff, filling in when needed
  • Assist patrons with research, including searching the collection, ordering inter-library loan materials and using online databases
  • Select and oversee the collection of materials, weeding and inventory for the Adult department
  • Schedule, plan, promote and deliver programs for the community
  • Provide outreach programs for the community
  • Assist customers and staff with using the library’s resources
  • Promote the library, specifically adult programs, through social media, signage, etc
  • Provide promotional materials for the library and library programs to the local media
  • Be an active member of the Administrative team
  • Manage the budget for the Adult department
  • Provide administration with statistical reports
  • Maintain a cooperative and communicative relationship with other branches, staff and administration
  • Participate in conferences, webinars and other learning opportunities to stay abreast of library trends
  • Promote good communication and positive thoughts and actions for customers, staff and the community
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for staff development

Skills and Abilities

  • Provide prompt, attentive and friendly customer service, in-person and by phone
  • Represent the organization well in all interactions with staff and the community
  • Seek and respond to feedback from customers and staff to improve services
  • Willingness to go out of his/her way to help customers
  • Cooperate and work together with all co-workers
  • Plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction
  • Collaborate with and support coworkers by helping out where needed
  • Complete work on time and with the proper quality
  • Support cross-training and share learning with others
  • Communicate ideas and thoughts clearly, accurately and respectfully
  • Listen to others and seek to understand others’ perspectives
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities
  • Open to change and variety within the workplace
  • Recommends and implements changes to improve processes and customer service
  • Portray a positive image of the library and be a strong public ambassador for the library
  • Proficiency in using computers and related software
  • Experience with library management system software, including cataloging systems and public interface systems

Education and Experience

  • MLS
  • Management experience
  • Experience working in libraries, adult services preferred
  • Must obtain the appropriate level of state certification within the Indiana State Library Guidelines

Physical Requirements

  • Attending events and programs outside the library
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching
  • Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, and technology
  • Speak and listen to others
  • See and read
  • Lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made as needed on an individual’s capabilities

Bell Road Library
Part Time Library Aide

Week 1: Monday-Thursday 5-8, Friday off
Saturday 8-5, and Sunday 1-5

Week 2: Monday-Thursday 5-9, Friday-Sunday off
$8.00 per hour

Benefits include:
Paid vacation–7 days per year
Paid sick leave
Paid personal day

If you are interested in a position in this organization, an application form is available at any NCPL circulation desk or it can be printed here.