Job Description Template: Librarian

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Librarian position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Librarian Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$45,000–$51,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a librarian, you’ll ensure that the library runs smoothly and that the public has free access to the information and entertainment contained within our collections. You’ll also be responsible for managing our database of books and borrowers, issuing library cards, curating our extensive collection of books and research materials, and developing educational opportunities for children and adults in our community.

You’ll do all this with the help of a friendly team of staff and volunteers, who you will schedule and manage. You’ll also oversee the book donation program, manage study and conference room rentals, and coordinate cleaning staff.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Curate and organize all library inventory, including books, periodicals, and media
  • Issue library cards to all requesting patrons
  • Manage the library borrowing system and issue notices for late materials
  • Answer patron questions in person, over the phone, or via email
  • Organize and oversee educational activities and events for youth and adults
  • Manage and balance the library budget
  • Hire, train, and supervise all library assistants and other staff and volunteers
  • Liaise with outside vendors for cleaning and security services
  • Stay up to date on new information management techniques and applications

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information management or related field (required) or ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science (preferred)
  • Proficiency in word processing and database management applications
  • 3+ years of proven experience as a librarian or 5+ years of proven experience as a library assistant and the completion of an apprenticeship

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good judgment in curating and providing materials to a diverse audience
  • Deep appreciation for organization and attention to detail
  • Friendly attitude and great interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and solve problems under pressure

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

We believe in respecting employees, and that means compensating them fairly and ensuring their holistic wellbeing. We reward the library teams that support our local communities with robust benefits packages that include:

  • Retirement: State Employees’ Retirement System pension and savings plan
  • Health benefits: Plans for all budgets with medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance: Basic group life insurance policy at no cost to employees
  • PTO: 13 paid vacation days per year in addition to sick time accrual
  • Career development: Free access to state-sponsored professional training
  • Discounts: Extensive discount program with select business partners

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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