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Research and Instruction Librarian: Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City, IL

9 May 2022 11:25 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

Are you a self-starter who enjoys helping people?  Do you have experience providing research services and planning programs in a public library that embraces change?  If so, you might be just the person for us.  We want friendly, confident, energetic, and highly motivated individuals with superb customer service skills and great technical and interpersonal skills to join our SMRLD team.

This position includes participation, involvement, and engagement with community groups, partnerships, organizations, boards, and committees.  This position performs outreach to our homebound population.  Primary responsibilities include working at the research (reference) desk, providing reference and readers advisory services, identifying and/or participating in programs and services, assuming responsibility for some collection development, and making recommendations to further our goals and enhance our role in the community.  Our team is comprised of a staff of thirty, which includes five other professional librarians.

Qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university and a minimum of two years of experience at a public library.  Preference to applicants fluent in more than one language.

We pay competitively; offer IMRF pension; paid vacation, sick, and holidays; and health insurance.  We are a progressive library that embraces new ideas and services.  Situated just six miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, we enjoy all the benefits of a “big city”: world class amenities such as professional sports teams, symphony, theater, zoo, botanical gardens, museums, restaurants, travel access, universities, and more.

The Full Time Reference Librarian will work 40 hours a week.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to adminassist@smrld.org.

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