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GLASS Reader Advisor

Posted by: Georgia Public Library Service

Posted date: 2017-Dec-29

Location: Georgia Public Library Service

MAJOR DUTIES:

Provides reader advisory services to patrons of the library on the phone or in person

Prepare bibliographies of reading interest for patrons

Assist in promotion of library services by preparing articles to newsletters, blogs, creating bulletin boards, library display and other materials to that promote and enhance services

Staff the information desk on a rotating basis

Assist patrons using various assistive technology software and equipment

Provide technical support for the talking book players, BARD and any emerging technologies related to NLS services

Assists in the upkeep and maintenance of various databases as needed

Assists in the development and maintenance of the Librarys collection

Provide information about the library to patrons, service providers, and families

Provide referrals to patrons concerning other agencies that provide services to people with disabilities

Represent the library at conferences, workshops, and committees

Other duties as assigned
Job Title GLASS Reader Advisor
Start Date ASAP
Library/Institution Name Georgia Public Library Service
Salary Commensurate with experience
Certification Required? No
City Atlanta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> GPLS
Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelors Degree or 2 years experience working with people with disabilities in a library setting

Experience working with people with disabilities

Experience in a Library for people with print impairments

Knowledge of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Experience with assistive technology for people with print impairments

Basic understanding of computer operating systems and software, particularly Microsoft Office suite and various cloud based services that provide similar functionality

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Knowledge of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Knowledge of an assortment of literary genres

Knowledge of resources available to disabled patrons statewide

Skill in decision making and problem solving.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to use a computer and the ability to type

Ability to communicate clearly at any level

Ability to effectively multi-task.

Must be a self-starter and team player
Application Instructions Cover letter and resume required. Apply online on http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27104&job=reader-advisor
Web Link http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27104&job=reader-advisor
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