Job Posting: Librarian I, Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario

Position Description:
Reporting to the Department Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing public service in the Information Services department at Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. The Librarian I will provide excellent customer service and work as part of a team of dedicated Library professionals. The position may involve providing public service in other Library departments as required.
The position provides a leadership role in the planning and implementation of programs including computer technology instruction classes, group tours and author visits and will contribute to the training of other staff. The Librarian I will further the goals of the Library in such areas as outreach, genealogy, digitization, and electronic resources. The Librarian I will assist in selection, weeding and other collection development work. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Library service with a consistent focus on customer centered service.
The Librarian I will provide assistance in the development and maintenance of the Library’s web site and online services.


•Retrieves information for customers and performs reference and reader’s advisory services
•Provides library materials to the public and processes hold requests and inter-library loans as needed
•Plans, promotes and conducts library programs and activities, including computer instruction classes, tours of the Library and author visits
•Handles client complaints and provides customer service in accordance with the policies and procedures of Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery
•Maintains appropriate records and statistics
•Participates in and contributes to the training of other staff in service area
•Participates in and assists in planning community outreach and partnership programs
•Assists in maintaining and updating web services including the Library’s web site, online databases and online resources
•Assists in maintaining, updating and resolving day-to-day issues with public and staff computer stations
•Develops library collections, selects materials, and performs weeding, as required
•Works on Library Digitization projects and other special initiatives
•Contributes to grant applications in appropriate areas such as author visits and technology upgrades
•Acts as person in charge of the Library as required
•Supervises the operation of the service area, in the absence of the Department Supervisor
•Relieves in other service areas as required
•Opens the building and / or performs security check and lock up procedures as required
•Performs other duties as assigned