Tuesday, November 25, 2014

City of Mountain View - Public Library - Librarian I/II - Adult & Virtual Services 3/4 Time

Librarian I/II 
Adult & Virtual Services (3/4 Time)

City of Mountain View, South Bay

Close Date: Continuous

Salary: $3,730.85 - $4,845.18 Monthly

About This Role:                                                                                                                                                   
This is a 30 hour, ¾ time, position in the Adult and Virtual Services Section.  We can fill with either a Librarian I or Librarian II. We need an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses amazing customer services skills as well as great technical and interpersonal skills.

What You Bring:

Librarian I
  • A master’s degree from an ALA accredited college or university in Library Science is highly desirable
  • No professional library experience is necessary; however extensive paraprofessional experience is desired
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license
  • A DMV printout may be requested
Librarian II
  • A master’s degree from an ALA accredited college or university in Library Science is highly desirable
  • Two years of increasingly responsible professional experience performing duties similar to a Librarian I in the City of Mountain View
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license
  • A DMV printout may be requested
Who You Are 
  • You work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • You have excellent customer service skills. You are very patient. You enjoy helping people from all walks of life, and are happy to answer the same question over and over (and over and over) again.
  • You are adaptable, flexible and deal well with ambiguity and paradox.
  • You have a good understanding of technology and jump right in to new things. You are able to model and impart digital joy and “e-fearlessness” when working with patrons and other staff members, especially when it comes to social media, eBooks, and library databases.
  • You don’t mind being in charge when your manager is not around.
  • You love to connect people to information through books, movies, music, the Internet, and programs.
  • You’re able to work in partnership with patrons to make sure their needs are met. You know exactly how to help someone find something great to read, even when that person may have no idea what they like.
  • You have a flair for display and an eye for design. You’re interested in helping to make the library a more interactive place, both in passive and traditional programming.
  • You are an enthusiastic planner, with the chops to pull things off in a variety of circumstances.
  • You are happy to participate in professional activities that will help you stay involved and evolving within librarianship.
  • You weed unapologetically. You order responsibly. You can balance longevity and popularity in order to create a collection of library materials that really sings.
What You’ll Do
  • Spend approximately half your time working on the reference desk or in programming
  • Cover at least one evening shift, and take part in the regular weekend rotation (currently every third Saturday and every eighth Sunday)
  • Order and weed specific sections of the physical collection
  • Use your creative skills to develop flyers and marketing campaigns for programs and services
  • Make recommendations for the electronic collection
  • Edit the website
  • Duties might include the following: act as liaison for outside organizations, manage the seed library, run the Mountain View History Center, write grants, do outreach, partner with other City departments
  • May supervise other staff members and/or volunteers, serve on committees

What We Offer
  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health
  • CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members). Employees contribute 11.5% to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
  • $300 professional development funds which can be used for equipment, certifications & training!
  • $2,000 in tuition reimbursement
  • Employee appreciation days and activities

Are You Ready? Apply

Submit your application and resume online at www.calopps.org or the Human Resources Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309. This recruitment will end either on, Friday December 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. or after 100 applications have been received. Apply early!

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete an extensive pre-employment process, including a psychological exam, polygraph, medical/hearing exam, employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.

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