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+Employment Opportunities with OPPL

Join our team!!! The Ouachita Parish Public Library is located in the beautiful twin cities of Monroe/West Monroe in northeast Louisiana. The library system consists of 6 branches plus a bookmobile, with a 7th branch in the planning stages. Ouachita Parish Public Library serves a population of 146,985 and is proud to be one of the top libraries in the state.

The library offers liberal benefits, including an excellent retirement system, vacations, sick leave and health insurance. Employees may advance to higher positions according to their abilities, qualifications, education, and special interests based upon the needs of the library. After offered employment at the Ouachita Parish Public Library, the applicant agrees to be tested and to successfully pass a drug screening in order to be added to the payroll. The screening will be done by an independent laboratory with the cost to be covered by the library. Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Present library employees are given three days priority in applying for the vacant position before outside applicants will be considered. Library employees may still apply after the designated deadline but priority will not be given.

Applications and resumés may be submitted in person or by mail to the OPPL Administrative Office at the Main Branch, 1800 Stubbs Avenue.. The official form may be obtained by picking one up at the office or by following this Link. Submit the form by clicking the Submit button at the end of the form. For more information call (318) 327-1490 or email (cchatham@oplib.org ). Applications may be returned on line or in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to:       

Ouachita Parish Public Library
Office of Operations Coordinator
1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Fax: 318-329-4057

Current OPPL Vacancies  -May 15, 2015

 

Librarian I -   Reference - Main Branch








 

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Librarian I -   Reference - Main Branch
Full – Time – 40 hours per week. Pay commensurate with education and experience                                                                                                                                                                      
ANSWERS TO:  Head of Reference and Branch Manager

NATURE OF WORK:
            Under broad supervision, performs advanced reference and research tasks. Does not
            Supervise but may direct tasks of Assistants and Associates if requested by supervisor.
                       
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in developing programs and promotional materials
Assist public in use of all forms of reference resources
Perform advanced research projects as necessary and requested
Teach computer and other designated technology usage and classes to public and staff
            Other duties as required

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
            Advanced knowledge of library practices and procedures
            Extensive knowledge of Reference techniques and sources
            Skilled in computer usage and resources
            Must possess effective oral and written communication skills
            Must possess effective people skills in dealing with staff and the public
           
Physical Requirements:
            Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting, standing, stooping,
            walking, and lifting of objects weighing less than 25 lbs.; may require lifting
            objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs. occasionally.  Common abilities of
            mobility and dexterity.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited School of Library Science.
            Experience preferred.
           
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position and are not presented as an exhaustive list of all job duties of the position.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is an equal opportunity and an At-Will employer.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process.

 

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

 


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