Tuesday, November 25, 2014

City of Mountain View - Public Library - Librarian I/II - Children's Services

Librarian I/II

Children’s Services

City of Mountain View Library

Close Date: Continuous

Salary: $4,974.47 - $6,460.24 Monthly

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’re excited about being a Children’s Librarian. Maybe you didn’t always know what you wanted to do with your life, but you’re sure now.
  • You love learning something new every day and are willing to invest the time to grow professionally.
  • You can’t wait to share a great book, movie, website, program or discovery with customers and co-workers.
  • You are detail oriented and observant. You are on the lookout for what needs to be done and the best way to do it.
  • You listen, even to what is not said and get to the heart of a customer’s question. You send them away smiling.
  • You welcome responsibility and aren’t afraid to ask for clarification when unsure about what’s expected.
  • You love making things better and think things through before offering a plan or working with others to refine one.
  • You are flexible, adaptable and are quick to adopt improvements in technology.
  • You enjoy juggling multiple assignments and challenges and come up with ideas for more.
  • You value collection as the core of the Library and understand how to balance the popular with items of enduring value. You know your community and anticipate what it will ask for and enjoy.
  • You appreciate the importance of making choices and setting priorities to work within budgets.
  • You are comfortable in the role of educator and love coming up with the best way to teach young children concepts such as two dimensional shapes or to guide elementary students in beginning to do research.

What You’ll Do
  • Spend approximately half your time providing reference and reader’s advisory assistance to customers while on desk and doing a variety of regular and special programs
  • Cover at least one evening shift, and to take part in the regular weekend rotation (currently every third Saturday and every eighth Sunday)
  • Ordering and weeding specific sections of the physical collection
  • Use your creative skills to develop flyers and marketing campaigns for programs and services
  • Work closely with other Library divisions, City departments and community groups on committees and joint projects
  • Network with performers and other talented people within the community to plan program series and special events
  • Duties might include the following: writing grants, performing outreach, and be in charge in the absence of a manager.

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
  • Opportunity to utilize $300 professional development funds – can be used for equipment, certifications & training!
  • Opportunity to utilize $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, 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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