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BRIDGMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY JOB DESCRIPTION

Programming Specialist

BRIDGMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Programming Specialist
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 32-40 hours per week
SALARY: $15 per hour
REPORTS TO: Library Director
JOB SUMMARY
Completes all steps necessary to provide library programming to patrons of all ages, and performs a
variety of library clerical work to serve patrons and support library operations.
MAJOR DUTIES
• Proactively develops, organizes, and leads a wide variety of programming for all ages.
• Collaborates with individuals, groups, and organizations to expand library programming.
• May coordinate, plan, and lead community outreach services and programs.
• Develops and fosters strong, positive, and mutually beneficial relationships that grow and deepen
the Library’s connection to the community.
• Schedules programming with the Program Coordinator.
• Reports programming statistics to the Program Coordinator.
• Acts as the Library Liaison to our Community Garden Members.
• Performs basic circulation desk duties such as check in and out materials, issue library cards,
process holds, collecting fines, or taking/making phone calls.
• Greets visitors and provides exceptional customer service.
• Assists patrons with reference questions, readers’ advisory, bibliographic instruction and searching.
• Assists patrons in the use of library equipment.
• Assists with sorting, shelving, and filing various library materials accurately according to library
classification systems.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to plan and present programs that appeal to community interest.
• Ability to seek out new and creative ideas for programs.
• Excellent organizational, written, verbal and technological skills.
• The ability to learn and enforce library policies.
• Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical order and Dewey Decimal System.
• Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to changing work demands and
make decisions as required.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Knowledge of standard office equipment including personal computers, word processing and
spreadsheet software.
• Ability to comprehend and follow detailed directions.
• Ability to foster and maintain courteous and cooperative relationships with the community,
coworkers, and the Director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to see, hear and speak clearly.
• Ability to manually manipulate a computer keyboard, mouse, scanner, etc.
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; push or pull up to 80 pounds on wheels.
• Ability to stand, bend, or stoop for long periods of time.
QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• High school diploma or equivalent; College degree in related field preferred.
• Experience creating educational and/or informational programs preferred.
• Library experience preferred.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive
of every task or responsibility.

Please email your resume and cover letter to our Director, Sarah Skinner: sarah@bridgmanlibrary.com
Resumes will be accepted until the position has been filled.

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