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Collection Services Coordinator

Job Description - This is a full-time, exempt professional position. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to library automation and technical services. Reports to the Director.

Full Time -37.5 hours per week
Salary: DOQ

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Supervises purchasing, receiving, processing and classification of books and materials
  • Service area includes the functional areas of circulation, interlibrary loan distributions, as well as supervision of orders for library materials and interfaces with all materials vendors
  • Supervises the library’s technical services staff, and coordinates with the Customer Services Manager in directing circulation staff and library automation activities.
  • Make assignment schedules, trains and evaluates staff
  • Coordinates technical and circulation operations with other library services and functions
  • Recommends and implements appropriate changes in technical policies and procedures
  • Oversees acquisition and collection development processes and develops procedures for processing all library materials
  • Represents the library at technology and automation meetings
  • As a member of the Management Team, assists in developing library policies and goals and objectives; and will chair and participate on MAPLD committees
  • Works with the library’s LLSAP consortium, and the AMH vendor responsible for the daily operation of the library’s automated circulation systems and software.
  • Oversees contract compliance, reviews vendor bills, recommends new hardware/software upgrades
  • Performs troubleshooting and appropriate system maintenance
  • Responsible for ongoing automation training and other related computer training for staff and public
  • Compiles statistics monthly and creates reports as needed
  • Plans, organizes and implements special projects as needed, or as determined by Director
  • Develops orientation programs and continuing education opportunities for all staff who serve in Technical Services and Circulation, as well as in-service training for the entire staff.
  • Supervises, and assists in entering library materials into the database in accordance with the MARC standard using established utilities such as OCLC
  • Works at service desks as needed
  • Encourages initiative and creativity
  • Performs related work as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims
  • Experience with the principles and practices of public library functions; and the supervision and evaluation of staff
  • Considerable ability to administer and supervise the bibliographic maintenance functions
  • Knowledge of Online Integrated Library Systems, LANs, Telecommunications, and Personal Computer Software
  • Strong understanding of current library technologies and willingness to learn new technologies to advance the library’s mission.
  • Ability to establish, and maintain effective working relationships with the Director, the Management Team, and the Staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with a diversity of people.
  • Ability to utilize supervisor and leadership skills to maximize the staff’s strengths as well as the ability to facilitate staff growth.
  • A commitment to providing the best in customer experiences on behalf of the library.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Education, Experience and Training

  • ALA accredited MLS preferred, with experience in Technical Services.
  • One year’s experience with an Online Integrated Library System and the OCLC system.
  • A working knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining morale.
  • Knowledge of automated circulation systems and computer applications for library services
  • Must be able to maintain professional and technical expertise through participation in continuing education and professional networking.

    Send a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
    Kathy Berggren
    Library Director

    Youth Services Assistant

    Job Description - Matteson Area Public Library District has a part time position open for a Youth Services Assistant. We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic person who can work with children of all ages with special emphasis on our preschool and early elementary patrons. This position will be expected to work with the Youth Services team to plan, oversee, and implement youth classes and programs. Responsibilities will also include assisting library users and providing coverage at youth service desks. This position will also represent our library at schools and in the community.

    Part Time -19 hours per week including at least two evenings and weekend hours
    Salary: $14.57 – $15.01/ hour DOQ

    Requirements include at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year’s experience working with children or teens and their caregivers in a library or comparable field. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, be highly organized and work both within a team and independently. Excellent oral and written skills and superior customer service attitude are a must. Employment may be contingent upon a background check.

    Send a cover letter and resume, and three references by mail or e-mail to:
    Nikeda Webb
    Head of Youth Services
    Matteson Area Public Library District
    801 S. School Ave.
    Matteson, IL. 60443


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