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Current Job Openings


Position Vacancy Announcement


Children's Programming Librarian
Librarian II
FTE 1.0
Youth Service Department


Position Summary: Responsible for professional library duties that support the Youth Services Department and its service to children, teens and their caregivers under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Head of Youth Services. Duties to include performing public service desk duties, coordinating system-wide programs for children, conducting children’s programming, participating in community outreach programs, maintaining a good working relationship with local schools/teachers and other area youth serving organizations, providing reference and reader’s advisory services, and assisting in the development and maintenance of the children’s collection.

Duties and Responsibilities: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
• Assists patrons at Children’s and Teen public service desks: helps locate materials; answers reference and readers’ advisory questions; instructs patrons in use of all library resources.
• Coordinates system-wide programming for children and families.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates programs for children and families at the library and off site locations; assists in teen programming as needed.
• Provides direct supervision for library assistant staff assigned to programming support responsibilities.
• Works with Marketing and Communication staff to create the calendar of children’s programs.
• Participates in collection development and management of Children’s collection; reviews and becomes familiar with new books; assists in selecting materials for collection; follows established guidelines for weeding children’s and teen literature.
• Serves as technology lead to department; researches new technology and software related to the education and entertainment of children.
• Leads Summer Reading Programs for children and tweens; works with colleagues to create and implement summer reading games.
• Represents KPL at community and outreach activities and events for children and teens; collaborates with schools and youth-serving organizations to determine common areas of interest.
• Contributes to and maintains Kids & Parents and Tween web pages.
• Posts to staff blogs as assigned.
• Participates in departmental meetings, library-wide committees, and library-related events.
• Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school with coursework pertaining to children’s library services.
• Minimum of two years of successful experience as a children’s librarian in a public library.
• Technical proficiency in the following:
          o Microsoft Office products
          o Operating systems (Windows and Mac OS)
          o Apple, PC and Android products (computers, tablets other devices)

Desirable Qualifications:
Spanish language skills or other foreign language skills.

Schedule:
40 hours weekly to include every third Saturday. Responsible for 6 Sundays shifts per year.

Salary:
$52,939 annually; health insurance with employee contribution; fully paid dental, vision, and life insurance; fully paid retirement; vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Completed application, cover letter, and recent resume should be sent to Terry New in Human Resources office. Applications available in Administrative Services or at www.kpl.gov/jobs

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 pm.


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT



Hourly Custodian
Central Library

Summary: The custodian position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the library’s public and office environments under the supervision of senior custodial staff.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform routine and comprehensive custodial care and maintenance of assigned facilities, furnishings, and grounds.
• Monitor building conditions and report problems.
• Report and respond to emergency calls for custodial assistance.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Evidence of basic computer literacy.
• Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill, efficiency, and safety.
• Ability to operate buffers, scrubbers, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers and other equipment.
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as listed below.

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within all areas of the library facilities. In the work environment, described below the position requires verbal and written communication with others, sitting, standing, walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools, objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. Approximately 75% of the duties of this job are performed within a library/office environment.

Salary:
$9.50 - $12.50 per hour

Schedule:
20 hours weekly; Monday-Thursday 8:30 pm to 12:00 am; Friday 6:30 pm-10 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm to 7:30pm.

Start date:
Immediately

Applications are available in the administrative office or at www.kpl.gov/jobs. Completed applications are required and should be sent to the attention of Human Resources.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Position Vacancy Announcement


Internship – Digital Lab
Central Library


Summary: Provides support to KPL digital lab users in identifying, planning and producing projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides consultation and technological support to all Hub users for available equipment and software.
• Provides one point of service functions and enforces Hub policies.
• Documents daily Hub usage and patron service concerns.
• Researches, develops and implements instructional design materials and projects based on user needs to include project cards, tutorials, blog posts, etc. Adds instructional tools to Spicynotes.
• Completes special projects as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in a college degree program.
• Strong working knowledge/experience with PC (Windows 7) and Apple (OSX).
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud products; Photoshop, Premier, Professional Cloud storage, Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud.
• Video and audio editing experience with working knowledge of Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and Final Cut Pro.
• Demonstration of excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel.
• Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability.
• Evidence of strong public service orientation.

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within all areas of the library facilities. In the work environment, described below the position requires verbal and written communication with others, sitting, standing, walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel tools, objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and within library spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Salary:
$11.25 per hour

Schedule:
18 hours weekly to include: Tuesday 2pm – 8pm, Thursday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm

A current application, resume and cover letter is required and should be sent to the attention of Terry New, Human Resources Manager at 315. S. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or jobs@kpl.gov. Applications are available in the Administrative Office or on our website at www.kpl.gov.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.