[Libs-Or] Job opening for a Librarian I in Newport, OR

Sheryl Eldridge sheryl at newportlibrary.org
Wed Mar 20 15:08:21 PDT 2019


Please go to the above website for additional information and to apply.

Librarian I

  *   Newport, OR
  *   Full-Time - $3,346.00 - $4,386.00 Monthly
  *   Department: Library


This position will require the person to work Saturdays (scheduled on a rotation basis) and one evening a week.

This is an entry-level professional library position.  This position provides assistance to library patrons at all library service desks including reference, circulation and children's desks.  The position requires knowledge of the principles and practices of public libraries.

 This position will focus on technical services (cataloging and interlibrary loans).


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited University preferred.  Will consider a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in a public library.

KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of computers and other technologies commonly found in public libraries. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Mathematical principles. Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials. Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette. Customer service and public relations methods and techniques. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Social media to include Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.

SKILLS:  Strong skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs including Microsoft Office 2013 (Excel and Word), and standard office equipment. Skills in internet and other online database searching techniques. Skills in the use of library automation software like Innovative Interfaces Sierra or others in common library use. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer Service orientation and skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences; ability to communicate complex material in a simple, understandable manner; competence in Business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, math, analysis, and problem solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.

ABILITIES:  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with City management, other employees, Council members, other entities, and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups. Ability to maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures. Ability to maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures. Ability to follow direction. Ability to function in an intense work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands; ability to elicit information and cooperation from individuals and groups. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Ability to juggle multiple demands and deadlines that are occurring simultaneously. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Ability to read and write Spanish.

Sheryl Eldridge, Supervising Librarian

Newport Public Library



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