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Assistant Librarian

The Assistant Librarian works under the general supervision of the Legislative Librarian. He or she provides professional library services for legislators, legislative staff, state and local government agencies, and the public, including:
 Answering questions about legislative materials, the Nevada Legislature’s website, and Nevada government;
 Researching the history of Nevada legislation, legislators, and the Legislature;
 Providing assistance and training in locating background and historical information on various topics;
 Maintaining portions of the legislative website;
 Executing special projects related to the preservation and digitization of legislative materials; and
 Creating and maintaining databases of legislative information. In addition to the Library’s catalog, these databases cover bill histories, legislators, and reports to the Legislature, among other things.
All work is performed on a professional, nonpartisan basis.

Granting body
Number available
Type of assistance
Type of library
Research Library
Website https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/CareerOpenings/A/LCB/default.aspx?ID=5&Name=Research%20Division
Educational Program Level
No restrictions
Amount note$50,509 to $75,147
Deadline to applyMarch 9, 2018
CityCarson City
State (US/CA)Nevada
CountryUnited States
Academic and Other RequirementsA master’s degree, or significant coursework toward a master’s degree, from a library or information studies program accredited by the American Library Association is required. Two years’ experience in a library or legislative office is required, with at least one of those years at a professional level. Experience with websites and database development and maintenance is highly desired, but not required. The ideal candidate must have exceptional analytical and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong reference, research, and information analysis skills. The Assistant Librarian must also be able to conduct an effective reference interview and perform his or her work with a high level of accuracy, consistency, and thoroughness. Being detail-oriented is critical. The Assistant Librarian must be able to organize and prioritize assigned tasks, work under pressure, and handle multiple projects, often with varying deadlines. The ideal candidate must be a “self-starter,” take initiative, and work independently with little supervision, while maintaining a positive, professional, and friendly customer-service approach. He or she must possess the ability to work with a broad range of people without letting personal opinions influence work procedures or products. Discretion and the maintenance of strict confidentiality are required. Finally, as the Research Library now offers many of its services online and maintains a number of informational databases, the Assistant Librarian must possess a high aptitude for technology. He or she must have the desire and ability to learn new skills on a regular basis, evolving with the job as the Research Library enhances and expands its role in technical applications and customer service. Regular attendance is required. The following skills are also highly preferred:  An understanding of the legislative process and the organization, policies, and practices of the Legislature;  Experience in and the aptitude for training others (both staff and public) and developing training materials;  Knowledge of concepts in information architecture and user experience;  Digital preservation knowledge and experience;  Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and the use of these tools from an organizational standpoint to engage users; and  Proficiency in: o Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Illustrator) or similar tools; o Inmagic DB/TextWorks, DB/Text WebPublisher PRO, and Presto; o Web design skills (HTML/CSS/JS, responsive design, best practices); and o Database management systems (an ability to maintain, design, create, and manipulate databases).

Contact information:
Ken Kruse
Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
401 South Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701