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Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis, IN, United States
22 days ago
Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
22 days ago


Position Details

• Title: Public Services Librarian (Adult Focus)

 • Location: Central Library - Business Engagement Team, Central Adult Reference

 Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

• Schedule: May vary, but will include day, evening and/or weekend hours (including occasional mandatory Sundays). Weekend shifts are not mandatory overtime. Weekends are part of the 40 hour work week.  

• Starting Annual Salary: $45,309  

• FLSA Status: Exempt

• Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Candidates must apply online at to be considered. Candidates will be updated on their status via email.   

What does the job look like?   

  • Provides in-depth research and recommendation of resources and materials to patrons such as recommending print or electronic sources or titles, placing material requests, searching shelves, and referring to other libraries or community sources. Assists patrons with special collections, resources and services found specifically at Central Library, if applicable.   
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and provides instruction and technical assistance to patrons in using online catalog, print and electronic sources to access information, and in using computers and other equipment, including general internet help and accessing library resources through computers and mobile devices. Assists with printing.   
  • Evaluates materials for condition and usefulness and discards accordingly; recommends new materials; creates and organizes displays to promote library resources.  
  • Develops plans for services and programs for the community served; schedules, delivers, evaluates with feedback of participants. Implements programming including computer instruction.  
  • Initiates partnerships that lead to the development, implementation, and administration of system-wide community outreach programs and events.  
  • Promotes library use and services through displays, presentations, participation in community events, communications and publicity distribution.  
  • Assists patrons with performing online job searches, writing resumes and cover letters and locating online legal forms, tax documents, and government websites, for immigration, unemployment and SNAP.  
  • Assists in collection and analysis of data on library use, services, trends and community resources.  
  • Informs patrons of library policies and procedures, observes patron activity, and addresses violations of the library behavior policy.   
  • Stays current on print and electronic resources offered by the library and popular computer applications.  
  • Processes circulation and/or collection reports.  
  • Creates lists, provides reader’s advisory and posts comments in Bibliocommons.   
  • Upon request, completes interlibrary loan functions.  
  • Provides social services resources and referrals to patrons in need (homeless, mentally ill, etc.)  
  • Provides a variety of clerical and/or technical tasks in support of assigned function, including checking in and out material in a timely manner, processing holds and reserves, assisting patrons with library card applications and accepting payment for library fines and services.   
  • Provides training and guidance to staff on appropriate resources and their use, as needed.   

· Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned.  

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  

What’s In It for You?  

We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid long term disability, and low rates on group life coverage, 11 paid holidays each year, a Library paid (fully-funded) pension plan, and generous amounts of PTO.   

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.  


A successful candidate will…  

· Have a Master's degree in Library Science.  

· Have Indiana State Librarian Certificate 3 – Professional Assistant, or be qualified and willing to obtain it soon after hire.   

· Have intermediate level computer skills.  

· Have adult reference and/or customer service experience (preferred).  

· Have the ability to work evenings and weekends when scheduled.  

· Be bilingual (preferred).   

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63101021
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Position Title: Public Services Librarian (Adult)
  • Company Name For Job: Indianapolis Public Library
  • Job Function: Adult Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $45,309.00 (Yearly Salary)

A 26 branch public Library providing information and Library services to residents of the Library district without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Library staff work hard to make sure all patrons find the resources they need.Tolerance and open access are fundamental to what libraries are all about in this country, and it is our honor to serve the community.

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