Outreach Librarian – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Description:
The Outreach Librarian oversees library service to those persons in the Barre
City/Barre Town area with special needs. At present, these needs are served by home delivery of
library materials to the homebound. The Outreach Librarian is responsible for insuring that this
service runs smoothly. Supervised by the Library Director.

Responsibilities:
Maintains contact with Outreach patrons
Visits new patrons to set up delivery
Contacts Outreach patrons periodically to see how things are going

Maintains a team of volunteer drivers
Recruits and trains new drivers as needed
Maintains a delivery schedule for volunteer drivers
Arranges for substitutes to deliver materials as needed

Selects library materials for Outreach clients each week
Supervises the process of checking materials in and out
Fills special requests for Outreach patrons
Communicates as needed with Special Services at Midstate Regional Library

Reports regularly on Outreach program
Tracks circulation and patron statistics
Prepares annual report on Outreach activities

Attends biweekly staff meetings
Attends conferences and workshops as time and interest permit
Makes suggestions for improved library practices and operations
Reports problems to the Circulation Librarian or Library Director
Carries out other tasks as requested by the Library Director
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JOB REQUIREMENTS
All Library employees are expected to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Strong
interpersonal skills, effective communication, a collaborative approach and respectful interactions with
all – including colleagues, patrons, volunteers, trustees, and other community members – are essential.
Employees should show commitment to excellence and to the Library’s mission, working to maintain
consistency in practices and procedures.
In addition to skills specific to individual job descriptions, all employees will be required to develop and
maintain strong technology skills consistent with professional and library environments – and as
technology advances to stay current in these skills.
The Outreach Librarian must have the ability to speak with patrons about reading interests and provide
reader’s advisory, using online resources and tools as necessary.
This Class II, technical level position, requires at least a 2-year college degree
AND
a Vermont State Library Certificate, a Library Information Sciences degree (anticipated or completed) OR
2 years’ relevant library experience.
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– Posted 7/20/21