Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

4 JOB OPENINGS

Systems Administrator/Assistant Director

JOB SPECIFICS
Title: Systems Administrator/Assistant Director
Department: Reading Public Library (RPL)
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Salary Range: $58,000-$70,000 DOQ
Classification: Management
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: RPL Executive Director Revision
Date: 10/20/2022

Qualified candidates must submit an application and resume at www.readingpa.gov under Employment Opportunities.  Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov.

POSITION BACKGROUND
The Systems Administrator provides operational and technical support in the Reading Library District. The position oversees the Internet, LAN, remote networks, firewall, web servers, and databases for the Reading District Libraries. Provides research and consultation regarding technology, upgrades, computer hardware and software, and internet protocols. In addition, as Assistant Director, assists the Executive Director in managing the administrative and operational function within the Reading Public Library, in particular regarding library security and facilities.

JOB SUMMARY
• Manages contracts with technology and internet vendors for hardware, software, and internet functions for the Reading District Library Center.
• Provides after-hours on-call technology coverage for the Reading District Libraries (additional compensation provided for after-hours on-call time).
• Monitors and maintains the Reading Public Library’s website, as directed by the Marketing Department.
• Installs, upgrades, and maintains computer security software and consults on library security system.
• Serves as contact to the USAC (Schools and Libraries Division), calculates telecommunication discounts, and bills consortium members for telecommunication and automation services.
• Manages e-rate bidding, contract negotiation, and billing for the Reading District Libraries.
• Manages and maintains the District’s primary ILS, including but not limited to daily backups, reporting, configuration, and updates.
• Provides guidance to library staff regarding the maintenance and use of library technology.
• Directly manages some library personnel and assists in managing all personnel.
• Assists with the administrative and operational functions of the Reading Public Library.
• Provides guidance and advice to library users. Handles problems and complaints as theyoccur.
• Attends meetings as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Educational Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience required
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred
• Technical certifications preferred

Experience
• 4 years of library or equivalent experience, including 2 years at a supervisory level
• Network, systems and database administration

Clearances
• PA Child Abuse Clearance
• Mandated Reporting Training for Child Abuse
• PA Criminal Record Check
• FBI Criminal Background Check

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Effective verbal, written, and digital communication
• Customer service skills with a diverse, urban population
• Work well under pressure, ability to multi-task, and an energetic team player
• Bi-lingual Spanish a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS
Scheduling flexibility required as work schedule may vary based on the needs of the library. Evening and weekend hours required. Must have driver’s license to drive library van, to transport materials between library locations, and own transportation to provide on-call services to libraries in the district.

Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 50 pounds. This is a physically active position. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

DISCLAIMER
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Bilingual Reference Paraprofessional

JOB SPECIFICS
Title: Bilingual Reference Paraprofessional
Department: Reading Public Library (RPL)
Reports To: Librarian III (Head of Reference)
Revision Date: November 2022
Schedule: 20-30 hours per week
Salary: $17.50 (grant funded)

This is a temporary grant funded part-time position contingent upon grant funding located at a busy urban library, which also serves as the District Library Center. Ideal candidates will provide superior customer service in meeting the information needs of a culturally diverse population. Duties include answering questions, collection maintenance and weeding, instruction, collection development, verbal/written translation, and other duties as assigned. This position also works closely with administration to deliver adult programs and outreach services. High school Diploma or GED required. Fluent bilingual Spanish is required. FBI Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, and Mandated Reporting on Child Abuse required. $17.50/hour.

Qualified interested candidates must submit a current resume and cover letter to: resumes@reading.lib.pa.us.

The Reading Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Reading Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or gender.

POSITION BACKGROUND
Primary function is providing support to the reference department staff in assisting patrons at the public service desk. This includes (but is not limited to): answering reference questions in person and via technology devices, helping patrons use the online catalog, and assisting patrons in locating materials. The paraprofessional will also provide bilingual computer class instruction and assist with the maintenance of the Spanish collection.

The paraprofessional will also participate in off-site community outreach services, working closely with the professional staff in such initiatives.

Schedule includes days, evenings, and Saturdays. Strong communication, problem solving, computer, and customer service skills a must; ability to multitask and perform under pressure are required.

JOB SUMMARY
• Performs reference services under supervision
• Provides instructional classes
• Provides offsite outreach services
• Assists with routine tasks in maintaining the print magazine collection
• Assists with weeding and shifting the print collections
• Provide verbal and written Spanish translations
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Educational Requirements
• High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience
• Customer service
• Use of current technology including mobile devices
• Familiarity with popular social media platforms

Clearances
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
• Mandated Reporter Training

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Ability to deliver excellent customer service to a diverse population
• Possess information technology proficiencies and the ability to instruct others in them
• Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures
• Fluent bilingual Spanish required.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent standing, sitting, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 35 pounds. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

DISCLAIMER
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

#JV 2022-72 Librarian II

JOB SPECIFICS
The Position of: Librarian II
Department of: Library
Classification: AFSCME 2763 – Professional
Starting Pay Rate: $52,641.44 Annually, 37.5 hours/week (Per CBA)
Posting Date: December 28, 2022

Qualified candidates must submit an application and resume at www.readingpa.gov under Employment Opportunities.  Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov.

POSITION BACKGROUND
The primary function of this position is meeting the information and instruction needs of library customers by answering questions, assisting with computer use and digital content, developing collections in a variety of formats, and collecting and maintaining reference statistics. Works closely with library administration to deliver adult programs and outreach services.

JOB SUMMARY
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
• Performs reference services
• Participates in all phases of collection development in a variety of formats
• Provides instructional classes for customers and staff
• Creates reports as needed and recommends policy changes
• Plans and provides adult programs
• Participates in the activities of professional community organizations
• Advises in budget recommendations
• Provides outreach to the community
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Educational Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school is required

Experience
• Three years professional library experience or an equivalent of experience indicating ability to assume responsibilities involved

Checks and Clearances
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
• Mandated Reporting on Child Abuse
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Effective verbal, written, and digital communication
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse urban population
• Ability to train new employees
• Ability to supervise others’ work and evaluate work output and outcomes
• Technologically savvy and ability to instruct others in digital classes including Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures
• Work well under pressure, ability to multi-task, and an energetic team player
• Bi-lingual Spanish a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS
Scheduling flexibility required as work schedule may vary based on the needs of the library. Evening and weekend hours required. Must have own transportation.

Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 30 pounds. This is a physically active position. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

DISCLAIMER
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Digital Preservation Intern

JOB SPECIFICS
Title: Digital Preservation Intern
Department: Main Library-Reference
Reports To: Librarian III (Head of Reference)
Revision Date: January 2023
Schedule: 20-30 hours per week
Salary: $15.00 (grant funded)

This is a temporary grant funded part-time position contingent upon grant funding

Qualified interested candidates must submit a current resume and cover letter to: resumes@reading.lib.pa.us.

POSITION BACKGROUND
The Reading Public Library is accepting applications for a part-time Digital Preservation Intern to join the Reference Department. Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, this individual will support the library by managing files, processing digital objects for preservation, and helping patrons access materials. This position includes (but is not limited to): organizing an archival collection, weeding physical materials, scanning materials of all types, collating and organizing a digital collection of scanned archival materials, answering reference questions in person and via technology devices, helping patrons access an archival collection, and assisting patrons in locating materials.

Schedule includes days, evenings, and Saturdays.

JOB SUMMARY
• Prepare records for digitization and physically scan records
• Facilitate digital record collections by keeping metadata records
• Performs reference services relating to archival materials under supervision
• Assists with weeding and shifting the archival collections
• Prepare statistical and information reports as directed
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Educational Requirements
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Some college, preferred.

Experience
• Prior archival experience, preferred
• Prior digitization experience, preferred

Clearances
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
• Mandated Reporter Training

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Effective verbal, written, and digital communication
• Ability to use a desktop computer, laptop computer, computer printer, computer scanner, PC projector, digital imaging hardware, and photocopier
• Tech savvy with the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Photoshop
• Work well under pressure, ability to multi-task, and an energetic team player
• Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures
• Ability to deliver excellent customer service to a diverse population
• Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent standing, sitting, bending, talking, hearing, speaking and mental concentration necessary; use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms; specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate and be understood clearly. May be required to lift or move files, books or supplies of up to 35 pounds. This is a physically active position. (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

DISCLAIMER
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. The essential functions or duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.