Librarian I (Instructional Specialist)
City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ

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Performs professional library services by linking resources and customers, and enables community civil discourse. Serves as an innovative leader within the library, city government, and the community. A Librarian I is an information advocate and forward thinker who inspires learning, discovery and the development of 21st century skills in staff, volunteers, and the community. Offers a variety of literacy programming, content creation, and preservation. Inspires continued learning, collaboration, skill development, and advocates for the library. Serves as the Instructional Specialist to Desert Mountain High School at the Palomino Library.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
A Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited university or a Master’s degree in a related field and one (1) year of library experience. Applicant must be state certified or obtain certification within six months of employment per the AZ Department of Education. Visit the following website to get information regarding obtaining a Library Endorsement:

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months may be required. Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
Principles, library policies, best practices, trends and current professional library theories and issues.
Customer service principles and practices with dedicated emphasis towards excellence in service delivery .
Current and emerging models, practices, and tools used by public libraries for the access and discoverability of resources .
Library resources, both digital and physical, with proven ability to research, retrieve, evaluate, and utilize .
Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies , and Integrated Library Systems (ILS) software .
Educational Databases and resources for use in instruction. Ability to:
  • Provide leadership and embrace risk taking, innovation, collaboration and change .
  • Listen , communicate and positively interact with internal and external customers .
  • Analyze , take ownership and resolve requests and issues using critical thinking skills. • Present programs to a variety of audiences .
  • Pro-actively and continually develop and enhance professional skills.
  • Operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements. • Manage projects by applying critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Engage in emerging technologies including social media outlets.
  • Analyze community needs and demographics. • Create, catalog, and maintain digital objects. • Coordinate and oversee the daily activities of volunteers.
  • Relate and interact with schools and community organizations.
  • Establish effective relationships with students and teachers .
Essential Functions:
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
  • Provide and model exceptional customer service by making the customer the first priority .
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive, harmonious, professional, and effective working relationships .
  • Create and deliver exceptional programming and educational opportunities within the library, through community outreach, and virtually .
  • Teach and collaborate with customers, staff, and a variety of organizations to create content, to be effective consumers of information, and to be a lifelong learner .
  • Communicate library policies and procedures, request compliance with Library Rules of Conduct, and serve as “In-Charge” person in the evenings, on weekends, and as assigned .
  • Perform daily duties in a manner consistent with the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives .
  • Meet diverse community needs, expose the libraries' rich collections and resources to the community and continually learn, apply and teach new technologies .
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Most work is performed in a library environment, and some in community settings.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Reach, bend, stoop, lift and move arms above shoulder level; lift and carry library materials.
  • Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop and/or tablet PC, telephone, e-reader, calculator, cash register, bar code reader, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Work a varied schedule at various locations, including weekends and evenings.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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