Job Details


City of Salem, Salem Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/02/2019

Salem Public Library (Oregon) is Recruiting for a Librarian!

Begin an exciting career with the Salem Public Library, an advancing Library serving the State's capital city.

Salem Public Library is seeking an energetic and service-oriented individual who is interested in working in an enthusiastic and highly collaborative environment driven by innovation.
The successful candidate for this full-time career Librarian position will have excellent written, interpersonal and social media communication skills, readers' advisory skills, a proven track-record of exceptional customer service, and the ability to work with diverse user groups both internally and externally. This position reports to the Youth Services manager and serves all ages on public service desks, programming and community outreach.

Additional desired competencies include knowledge of adult and youth literature, public speaking skills, the ability to consistently manage multiple projects, experience with some web development, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Two years of professional librarian experience is preferred.

What are the minimum qualifications? •Must have an Oregon Driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
•Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school program with an MLS or MLIS degree, or equivalent.
•Must pass the pre-employment background check.
•Must have the ability to work a varied schedule – including weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Librarian or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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