Plano Public Library System

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Public Services Librarian at Gladys Harrington Public Library

December 2015 to Present

As a public services librarian, I provide library services to the general public, responding to our unique community needs by providing education, information, and library resources.  Specific tasks include:

  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate classes and programs, with a focus on programming for children, teens, adults, and families.
  • Prepare and present story times for all ages, from birth to elementary school, in both internal and outreach settings.
  • Serve as the Family Place Coordinator, planning and facilitating Parent/Child Playgroups, developing and maintaining community resource connections, and providing relevant resources to parents and caregivers.
  • Provide guidance to patrons in the use of facilities, services, materials, and other resources.
  • Assist with collection maintenance, including review of print and electronic materials, and help identify materials to be withdrawn.
  • Provide reference and advisory services to patrons to assist with the identification and selection of materials.
  • Create displays to market library materials and programs.
  • Serve as the coordinator for the branch iPad minis, including adding apps, syncing and charging devices, and staff training.
  • Serve on the STEAM Programming Committee for the system, assisting with the development, selection, implementation, and evaluation of STEAM-based programming across the system.
  • Serve on the Family Programming Committee for the system, assisting with the selection and booking of library performers for entertainment and education across the system.
  • Write content for inclusion on the library’s blog and participate in library social media to build an engaging online presence in the community.
  • Coordinate activities in the public spaces of the library.