The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill three Librarian II (Selective Certification - Children's Services) vacancies in the Oakland Public Library.
General Position:Under general direction, incumbents perform a variety of professional duties in the operation of City of Oakland library services, including specialized and general reference, readers advisory, material selection and program planning; and to provide lead direction to assigned staff.
The current vacancy is located in the Oakland Public Library. The position is responsible for providing children's services; library research and orientation classes; reader's advisory; manage a collection of children's books and materials; develop children's programs and activities; and serve as lead resource for system-wide children's services work groups.The eligible list established from this recruitment will only be used to fill positions selectively certified in Children's Services.
Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
General Librarian II Positions:
- Conduct reference interview with patrons to determine inquiry needs; provide reference and reading guidance to children and adults, including the location, selection and use of materials; address special research needs.
- Conduct training and supervise subordinate staff; write performance evaluations.
- Manage materials budget.
- Read and evaluate professional reviews of books, magazines, video cassettes or other materials for additions to library collection.
- Analyze circulation, book loss or registration trends; withdraw worn, dated and/or damaged materials from the collection.
- Identify, select and order appropriate reference materials, books and resources for adults and children.
- Assist the Senior Librarian of a special library service such as Cataloging, Branch Office, Youth Room, regional hub branch library or other major unit.
- Utilize and contribute to the maintenance of accurate on-line bibliographic data base; conduct on-line data base search as needed.
- Classify and catalog library materials.
- Answer questions; explain policies and procedures; address complaints from public and agencies.
- May oversee the daily operations of a library facility.
- Represent library at community meetings and events.
- Present adult or children's programs on specific subjects.
- Prepare oral and written reports.
- Monitor facilities and equipment maintenance and safety.
- Follow oral and written directions.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Conduct story times for children within the 0-5 age group.
- Conduct library and research orientation to visiting K-6 classes.
- Provide reader's advisory for children.
- Manage a collection of books and other materials for children ages 0-14.
- Participate in outreach to neighborhood schools and other groups that serve children.
- Develop programs and activities to engage children ages 0-12 and their caregivers.
- Serve as a lead resource for system-wide children's services work groups, and mentor for new children's services librarians.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION:
For Selectively Certified Positions in Children's Services:
Applicants currently attending an accredited MLS/MLIS graduate program may submit an application up to three months prior to receiving their accredited MLS/MLIS degree. Candidates who are three months or less away from receiving their award of degree MUST submit proof of enrollment and verification of the anticipated graduation date (from the graduate program) to be considered.
The MLS/MLIS degree must be completed and verified prior to the candidate being placed on the eligible list and appointed to a Librarian II position. Applicants MUST submit, as an attachment to the online application, acceptable verification which can be college transcripts and/or notice from the college or university.
None required. However, possession of a California Driver's License will be required if assigned to drive the Bookmobile.
Proficiency in a foreign language may be required.
- Standard and specialized reference sources, including general bibliographic references, trade and national bibliographic references, catalogs and indexes.
- Principles of supervision and training.
- Library organization, technology and procedures; principles of program planning.
- Public contact skills.
- Principles of library materials selection, classification and cataloging.
- Principles of program planning.
- Automated library functions.
- Written and oral communication skills.
- Analyze program and book needs of the public; recommend books, other materials, and program content; assist readers with difficult research problems.
- Provide lead direction, train, delegate and coordinate assigned staff.
- Prepare library materials, programs, exhibits and displays.
- Prepare written and oral reports.
- Communicate effectively with the public, in both oral and written form.
- Answer questions and complaints.
- Classify and catalog routine materials.
- Follow oral and written directions.
- Lift up to thirty pounds in certain assignments.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
Date Of Examination:To Be Announced
Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986 the City of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than five working days after the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2019 or call (510) 238-3112 or TDD (510) 238-3254.
The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer. Please read the City of Oakland's Employment Information Pamphlet, which can be viewed online, prior to applying for a position at the City of Oakland.
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
LIBRARIAN II (SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION - CHILDREN'S SERVICES)
|Librarian II (Selective Certification - Children's Services) Supplemental Questionnaire|
|*||1.||(Selective Certification) Please describe your concept of high quality customer service and community outreach, as it relates to serving children. In your response, provide examples of how you have successfully applied these concepts, and how you could apply this experience to a library environment.|
|*||2.||(Selective Certification) What is your experience developing and implementing library programs for children? If you do not have experience in this area, please describe coursework, education or training that has provided you with the knowledge and ability to perform tasks successfully in this area.|
|*||3.||(Selective Certification) Please explain how your coursework and/or experience has prepared you to manage a collection of books and other materials for children. In your response, give an example of your experience applying children's developmental needs to material selection.|
|*||4.||Describe your experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic community. In your response, include the following: (A) Your involvement with a variety of individuals including children, senior citizens, disabled persons and non-English speaking persons. (B) A challenge you observed in providing services to children in diverse communities, and your methodology for overcoming the challenge.|
|*||5.||Although the current vacancy does not require bilingual skills, the eligible list established may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills. Please note, bilingual skills will be tested prior to a final offer of employment. Identify the language(s) for which you have bilingual conversational proficiency. If you do not have bilingual conversational proficiency in any of the identified languages, check the appropriate box|
do not have bilingual conversational proficiency in any of the identified languages, but I am still interested in the position
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