Under supervision of the Adult Services Coordinator, works at the Information Desk to provide
information and reader’s guidance to the public, answering reference questions and transactional questions related to patron accounts, the circulation of materials, and general library services Provides reference assistance during staff absences and serves in weekend rotations. Variable hours per week.
Provides guidance to patrons in identification and use of nonfiction materials in a variety of formats. Answers routine and researches complex questions, using print, electronic and other resources in person, on the telephone, by mail, email, and chat. Assists patrons in the use of the online catalog and internet. Supervises public use of computer workstations. Provides general information about the
Library to the public. Troubleshoots and supports patrons’ use of technology. Maintains awareness of local, state, national, and international current events and community resources. Maintains awareness of new information resources and reference techniques. Identifies and recommends useful internet sites for the public and for staff use. Provides support to hourly Adult Services pages. Serves in Info Desk weekend rotation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited program required. Criminal background check required.
Knowledge and Abilities:
One year of experience at a library reference desk preferred.
To apply, please visit the City’s Self Services website at www.icgov.org/jobsto complete the City of Iowa City online employment application. Application deadline is April 25, 2019.
To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.
It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."