[Libs-Or] Job opportunity at Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Johnette Easter johnette at multcolib.org
Fri Jun 26 11:54:06 PDT 2015

*Bilingual Chinese Regional Librarian*

*Job #:* 7222-56

*Opening Date:* Friday, June 26, 2015

*Closing Date/Time: *Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)

*Salary: *$25.70 to $31.62 per hour, plus 4% language premium pay

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is seeking a full-time
Bilingual Chinese Regional Librarian. The position is based at the Midland
Regional Library. In addition to Midland, you will also serve the Holgate
and Woodstock libraries. This involves weekly travel to the different

You will work with the Collections Manager, Library Selectors and branch
staff to assess and maintain each branches adult collection, particularly
the Chinese collection in each neighborhood library location. You will
create, compile and contribute to booklists, bibliographies, pathfinders,
training guides and Web resources for adults in both Chinese and English in
all different formats including digital.

You will work with supervisors at the library branches to assess staff
training needs and develop training and mentoring plans for each location.  You
will train, mentor and orient all reference staff in current resources,
including library electronic resources. You will provide instruction to
staff around digital content, electronic content (e-content), and
electronic books (e-books). Trainings will be conducted in groups and
one-on-one with staff

You will use your project management skills to research, develop and
initiate project ideas, which will include preparing project proposals,
developing communication plans, and making recommendations to managers.
Part of your job will include participating and leading work groups and
committees in quality and process improvements.

As the Bilingual Chinese Regional Librarian, you will work in collaboration
with a team of fellow regional librarians, branch staff, and programming
and outreach staff to plan, prepare and implement adult programs and
outreach plans for the four library branches in your region, focusing on
culturally-specific services to the Chinese community. You will build and
maintain relationships with patrons, neighborhood organizations and the
greater population served by Multnomah County Library in your region.

You will spend some of your time on the reference desk at each of the
library branch responding to information requests that are in-person, over
the phone, via chat, social media, and other virtual media in both Chinese
and English. You will support the
a Librarian
<https://multcolib.org/book-librarian/information-about-book-librarian> and
E-book programs.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our
website at http://web.multco.us/jobs.

Johnette Easter
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Multnomah County Library
Office: 503.988.5046
Fax: 503.988.4532
johnette at multcolib.org
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