Saturday, March 19, 2011

Librarian, World Language Selector - Sacramento Public Library

Monthly Pay Range: $4,218 - $5,652 (DOQ)
Filing Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2011

The Sacramento Public Library is building a new future and transforming the library into our community’s most valued resource.
This is an exciting new full-time position in our Collection Services Department. We are seeking candidates for our World Language Selector position.
This position will be responsible for selecting World Language materials, AV selection, and developing and coordinating our system-wide replacement process.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of World Language collections; experience in materials selection; excellent communication skills;
time management skills; and a willingness and ability to travel to the 28 branches in our library system on a regular basis. The work schedule is Monday
through Friday, 8am-5pm, but schedules may vary due to the needs of the organization. Staff are expected to be available to work on weekday evenings
and weekends if needed. Applicants who possess a passion for libraries and a sincere desire to serve the public are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
· Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.
· Experience in World Language collections and materials selection preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:
· Review, evaluate and recommend library materials for acquisition, replacement or to be discarded;
· Work with community members and staff regarding relevancy of collection;
· Work collaboratively with Outreach services in promotion of the Library’s collections;
· Analyze and monitor the Library’s World Language collection;
· Assemble recommended lists of titles for replacement or collection enrichment;
· Other duties as assigned.

Application and Selection Process:

Filing Deadline:
Original hard copies of the applicant package must be received by the Human Resources department by 5pm on Friday, April 8, 2011

How to Apply: 
Applicants must submit: 1) Sacramento Public Library Application, 2) Resume, 3) Cover Letter and 4) Three professional references.

Send completed Applicant packages to: 
Sacramento Public Library 
828 I Street, Human Resources (2nd floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Attention: World Language Selector Recruitment 

· Meeting these qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.
· In order to assist us in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the Human Resources department if you
require reasonable accommodation during the interview process.
· Interviews for candidates from out of the area will be conducted via Skype
Questions: or (916) 264-2853

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description
Title: Librarian
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Designation: Represented

Job Summary: Performs a variety of professional library work, including reference and readers’ advisory services, youth services, cataloging, selection
and collection management, programming, staff and customer training, special projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

1. Works in public service area answering information and readers’ advisory questions;
2. Identifies and locates library materials and assists customers in locating materials;
3. Assists and instructs customers in use of library resources, facilities, and policies;
4. Assists customers in performing computer searches and using electronic databases;
5. May perform copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials;
6. Coordinates selection and acquisitions processes for library materials, including maintaining standing orders and serials databases and files and monitoring holds buy ratios;
7. Designs and presents programs and presentations and accompanying materials;
8. Assists in training staff newly assigned to work area;
9. Keeps records and statistics; prepares reports;
10. Keeps abreast of practices and trends in public librarianship by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature;
and recommends more efficient practices;
12. Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; participates in various committees and team activities;
13. Fills in for any subordinate position, as needed;
14. Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
15. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
16. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
17. May:
· Select new and replacement materials and perform collection management functions in assigned area;
· Perform outreach activities, including school visits, story time presentations, and contacting community organizations and agencies;
· Carry out or supervise special projects;
· Prepare schedules;
· Supervise shelvers and volunteers;
· Perform circulation functions;
· Be in charge of a department or branch during short term absence of supervisor;
· Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; and
17. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:

1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures and practices and procedures of assigned department or branch;
2. Current reference and search tools, including electronic resources, the Internet and bibliographic utilities, and the ability to use them;
3. Integrated library system procedures and explain to staff and library customers;
4. Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations and towards a diverse customer population;
5. Basic understanding of the principles of cataloging and understanding of the Dewey system;
6. Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Ability to:

1. Successfully communicate with other staff members, library customers, representatives of community organizations, schools, and agencies,
and library vendors and suppliers;
3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;
4. Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
5. Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
6. Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
7. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
8. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure;
9. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;
10. Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
11. Act on behalf of the branch or department supervisor as necessary.

Skill in:

1. Operating relevant computer systems, including hardware and software; current audio-visual equipment; and office machines.

Education and Experience:

1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;
2. No experience necessary;

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will.
Frequently required to sit, stand and walk, talk or hear and to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
Physical activity requires occasional stooping and bending and daily lifting of library materials, supplies, etc. up to 50 pounds; some positions may require
pushing book carts weighing up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Requires repetitive motion in the operation of a computer.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms,
e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.
Position may require some travel throughout the library service area. May require working evening and weekend shifts. Interaction with library staff, library customers, other libraries,
agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to provide and receive information, present programs, or resolve situations or problems.
There may be some exposure to angry or hostile individuals.

A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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