Crawfordsville Public Library: Reference Librarian position


 Assists in the delivery of Reference services with responsibilities for the development, maintenance, and promotion of the library collections. Provides responsive assistance to patrons and staff, helps to identify and address community needs, and assists in development of library services and programs to address identified needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs reference, referral, patron advisory, and local history assistance in a pleasant, constructive, and cooperative manner

  • Assists and instructs patrons in the use of the library, including usage of technology
  • Writing for publication and social media as requested or required
  • Performs area organizational duties in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  •  Demonstrate proficiency in Reference competencies
  • Maintains and refines databases of local history information
  • Participate in development and weeding of collections and assigned areas
  •  Assist the preparation of finding aids such as requested or required
  • Assists in general library appearance & upkeep, and security with occasional walk-throughs
  • Assists with planning for technology and in the maintenance of library technology
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, presentation & promotion of adult programming
  • Public speaking as requested, conducts tours
  • Planning and implementation of the delivery of outstanding customer service
  • Observes and implements Library policies and procedures
  • Other related duties as assigned


  •  MLS and public service experience, will consider MLS student
  •  Experience in a library
  •  Supervisory experience preferred
  • High degree of Computer literacy with working knowledge of computers and peripherals
  • Eligible for LC4 or higher

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of circulation system and library policies
  •  Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  •  Patience & Helping skills
  • Ability to listen effectively and respond to patron inquiries in a professional manner
  •  Ability to perform essential functions during times of high public usage and while under stress
  •  Maintain a thorough knowledge of basic library reference tools, providing reference services and  library collections
  •  High degree of Computer competency and keyboard skills, minimum 40 wpm


  • Regular, daily public contact
  •  Works closely and cooperatively with other departmental personnel
  •  Represents the library at appropriate meetings as assigned or required
  • Routine telephone contact with other library personnel
  • Occasional work with other departments


  • Supervised by Reference Dept Head

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 20 pounds
  •  Displays good coordination and mobility
  •  Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods
  • Requires a smile and cheerful attitude


  • Typically 38 hours weekly if full-time, 20 – 25 hours if part-time including daytime, evening & weekend hours as necessary to accommodate service needs

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

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