Job Opportunity: User Procurement Coordinator

The Guernsey County District Public Library is seeking a full-time, 40 hour per week User Procurement Coordinator.  The job description is listed below.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and three professional references as Word or PDF files to Assistant Director Luke Bentley at luke.bentley@gcdpl.org.  We also welcome inquiries to the same address. Salary will be $35,000-$40,000 per year.

Position Description

User Procurement Coordinator, Full-time

 

The User Procurement Coordinator for the Guernsey County District Public Library will be an individual who is passionate about reaching individuals throughout Guernsey County who have not traditionally been able to access our physical locations, whether due to transportation, medical, or other limitations. This is a new position within the library, so this is an opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic, and visionary individual to make their mark on library services in Guernsey County moving forward. The person who fills this position should be highly public-service oriented, enthusiastic about connecting people with the library, and should be very comfortable with problem solving and taking initiative.  This position would work closely with the Director and Assistant Director to plot a course for outreach services and public relations moving forward.

 

Job Duties

  • Formulating goals, outcomes, plans and procedures for implementing outreach services in accordance with organizational priorities
  • Maintaining the Bookmobile collection, including selection and deselection over time
  • Incorporating all aspects of library service, internal and external, across all library departments, into outreach services
  • Researching community needs and developing new services and initiatives to meet those needs
  • Creating, planning, and evaluating multiple delivery routes throughout Guernsey County
  • Coordinates system-wide library services to specific target populations including students, residential home residents, and underserved communities
  • Coordinating outreach at community events and organizing staff to work at events; maintaining good public relations with the community, including extensive networking
  • Providing customer service to patrons and potential patrons throughout Guernsey County
  • Ensuring Bookmobile is operating properly and initiates maintenance and repair of the vehicle appropriately, including scheduled repairs and tune-ups and routine fluid changes
  • Ensuring safe and careful operation of the Bookmobile for staff and patrons. Ensures staff working on Bookmobile are trained in vehicle operational and safety procedures.
  • Overseeing the performance of Library Assistants providing Bookmobile service and/or Library Assistants in Branch locations as needed
  • Establishing and executing a public relations plan for the library system that effectively leverages traditional media, social media, and digital platforms to better inform the public of the library’s services
  • Promotes public awareness of the library by creating connections with community groups and organizations
  • Assists in system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

 

Job Qualifications

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and current insurance and clean driving record
  • Experience in public libraries or other relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • High level of comfort taking initiative and completing projects independently at high standards
  • Multitasking proficiency
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee department operations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, websites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current, and relevant collection and how these relate to library services
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to lift items and boxes up to 40 pounds, and push loaded book carts of up to 200 pounds.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a Master’s Degree in a similar field
  • Three to five years increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting
  • Supervisory Experience in a library setting