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Careers at Grundy Library

A career at the Grundy Library is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. The staff of the Grundy Library is considered its greatest asset, and is key to the Library’s growth and vitality. We are excited that you have considered us. Please review our open positions for more details on how you can become a part of the team.

Current Open Positions:

Part-time Reference Librarian

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library at The Grundy Foundation in Bristol, PA is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic librarian to serve as part-time Reference Librarian. Reporting to the Community Services Manager, the Reference Librarian will provide high quality informational services to meet the needs of library customers.

Primary duties: Work as a member of the Grundy Library community services staff including circulation, reference, collection development, outreach, and instruction duties. Provide friendly professional customer service as it relates to information/reference, reader's advisory, and related information services to all ages, with emphasis on adult and young adult patrons.  Assist the public with the access and use of print and online resources, computers, mobile devices, and other technologies. Prepare informational, instructional, and promotional materials.

Other duties: Assist with maintenance of library collection in all formats; conduct online reference services; instruct the public on use of library services and information sources; assist with conducting tours and making presentations to groups, enforce library policies; perform other related duties assigned.

Required Qualifications: 
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in library or information sciences, or a Bachelor of Arts including 12 credit hours of library science or information science in an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree program; 
Knowledge of standard reference sources in various formats;
Knowledge of current and classic reading materials for adults and teens;
Knowledge of principles and practices of reference and reader’s advisory services;
Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection development and maintenance;
Familiarity with online search strategies;
Experience with public services and a commitment to excellent customer service;
Fluency with personal computers and software, mobile devices, online databases, and integrated library systems (ILS);
Good stamina and ability to stand on feet and walk most of the day;
Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and reach repeatedly and to easily operate computer keyboards and other accessories;
Ability to lift and carry library material weighing 30 lbs. and push book carts weighing 125 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience in a public library setting;
Experience with desktop design and Microsoft Publisher;
Experience with SirsiDynix;
Experience with Power Library databases;
Ability to understand, speak, and write Spanish.  

Skills Needed: Self-motivated and proactive; makes decisions based on good business practices and library philosophy; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; warm, approachable, and outgoing personality; tact, courtesy, and flexibility; initiative; commitment to public service.  Strong technology skills, especially with computers and mobile devices, extensive experience with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, and online searching. Ability to adapt to a changing work environment.

Hours: 6-8 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.

Compensation: Dependent on education and experience.

Deadline for application: August 8, 2014

Please submit current resume, three references, and letter of introduction to Dana Barber, Library Administrator, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007 or email them to Review of applications will begin immediately. Prospective start date: September 1, 2014.


Volunteer at Grundy Library

All volunteer positions are currently filled. However, the library often needs assistance during special community events so please check back often.