Rosenberg LibraryRoenberg Library
2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550-2220
(409) 763-8854
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Employment Opportunities

Adult / Acquisition Services Department
  • Reference - Programming Librarian
  • Reference Associate
Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Terms of Employment: Full Time
Position Available: Immediately

This position is responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services, assisting with the selection of circulating and reference materials, and planning and promoting programs for teens and adults as a member of the Adult / Acquisition Services Department team at the Rosenberg Library.

Duties include:

1. Provides accurate, prompt, and welcoming reference and readers’ advisory services. Assists patrons in use of photocopier, microfilm reader, library catalog, databases, and other technologies.
2. Accurately records and secures payments for some library fees and services.
3. Fairly and courteously enforces library policies regarding personal conduct, material and technology use, interlibrary loans, and other services.
4. Prepares and manages programming for teens (youth aged 13 - 17) in consultation with department head. Promotes the programs through outreach, social media, press releases, and other promotional materials and methods in compliance with the library’s guidelines. Current programming for teens includes a 10-week Teen Summer Reading Club and a weekly volunteer/advisory group meeting (“Y.A.L.L.”); the Reference - Programming Librarian will be responsible for improving or changing existing programs as needed.
5. Collaborates with other Adult / Acquisition Services Department staff to provide programs for adult patrons. This includes planning and promotion efforts as well as efficient cooperation with library staff, volunteers, and speakers or performers from outside organizations. Current programming for adults includes a city-wide book club (“Galveston Reads”), semiweekly drop-in e-book training sessions, and biweekly specialized e-resources classes; the Reference - Programming Librarian will be responsible for improving or changing existing programs as needed.
6. Represents the library to other community organizations and groups. Actively cultivates relationships within the community in order to promote and expand library services. This includes, but is not limited to, non-profit and educational organizations in Galveston.
7. Inventories and analyzes assigned areas of the circulating collection on a continuous basis and regularly recommends new purchases, replacements, and deselections.
8. Assists with periodicals management, generating reports, managing RFID equipment, receiving/processing materials, managing interlibrary loans and other department functions as required.
9. In consultation with supervisors, actively participates in the planning and execution of personal, departmental, and library-wide goals and objectives.
10. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university.
2. Demonstrates a working knowledge of personal computer equipment and standard Microsoft Office software.
3. Effective oral and written communication skills.
4. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse patron population and fellow library staff.
6. Experience with any standard library ILS and OPAC systems, preferably SirsiDynix Horizon.

Desirable qualifications:
1. Experience with planning and promoting community programs or events.
2. Two or more years of experience working with adults or teens in a public library or similar setting.
3. Demonstrated working knowledge of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and other “smart” technologies.
4. Demonstrated ability to manage a circulating collection of books and media for teens and young adults, including awareness of current trends, awards, and associated knowledge.
5. Experience with event and program management in a public library, particularly events and programs for teens.
6. Experience with RFID equipment and collection management tools.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send résumés and applications to Library Administration:
Children's Department
  • Library Assistant II
  • Library Assistant II
Salary: $14.47 per hour / 20 hours per week; Pro-rated vacation and sick leave benefits
Terms of Employment: Part Time
Position Available: Immediately

Rosenberg Library seeks a friendly, helpful library assistant to be an integral part of the children’s services team dedicated to providing exemplary customer service. The ideal candidate will be a gamer and have good organizational and people skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and general computer skills is required. Should be willing to assist with children’s programs, enjoy reading; and be flexible in terms of schedule and job assignments. The Assistant will:

• help provide reader’s advisory, computer assists and reference services
• organize and shelve books, check for damaged materials, look for missing books
• maintain children’s computer lab in a clean and orderly condition
• keep the department's play ship in shipshape
• create displays to help market library materials and programs
• design storytelling props
• assist with children's programs including the Summer Reading Club
• represent the library in outreach programs and events
• be able to create social media posts and help with publicity
• be willing to brainstorm to create new opportunitues for services and programs
• other related duties and projects as needed
• assist with feeding department pet
• be able to work Saturdays until 6 pm and evenings until 9 pm
• assist as needed

Required education:
• Bachelor’s Degree

Required experience and proficiencies:
• previous experience working with children and/or the general public
• proficiency with personal computers and other evolving technologies
• excellent oral communication skills required to present children’s programming and assist patrons

Preferred experience:
• knowledge of children’s computer gaming
• graphic abilities
• artistic abilities
• bilingual in Spanish

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Send applications to: Karen Stanley,

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment which can be accessed from the Application links below. Application must be submitted online.

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