Friday, March 6, 2015

City of Yorba Linda - Library - Librarian/Digital Specialist - Full Time (Permanent)

SALARY $4,417 - $5,369 per month

FINAL FILING DATE Applications will be accepted by the Library Department at 18181 Imperial
Highway, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 until Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Under general supervision, performs the more complex professional and technical library work,
including library collection development and maintenance of digital library services

  1. Performs a variety of professional librarian duties; provides excellent customer service when assisting the public in making the most effective use of library services, materials, tools, and equipment; provides reader’s advisory and reference services, utilizing print materials and electronic resources.
  2. Will be asked to provide expertise in a specific area of the library such as business, technology, local history, children’s or teen services, interlibrary loan, etc.
  3. Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures for patrons and staff.
  4. Provides highly responsible and technical staff assistance to the managing librarian in the department’s daily activities to enable the department to offer quality programs and services to the community; plans, prepares, implements and evaluates special projects, library programs and library-related activities including library tours, instructional classes in library use, and a variety of library-related, literature-based and educational programs and activities.
  5. Evaluates community needs and suggests programs of service to meet those needs; responsible for the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of these programs; gives oral, written, interactive, computer-generated presentations.
  6. Works as a liaison with other community libraries, local schools, and other community groups; participates in community events and outreach activities; travels to attend meetings, workshops and conferences; represents the library at professional and community meetings and events.
  7. Participates in collection development activities including reviewing professional journals, selecting materials for purchase and weeding; sorts donated materials and is responsible for collection development in assigned areas, such as e-book, database and periodical content, and circulating software/hardware.
  8. Participates in the management of the content on the library’s website; maintains library’s social media networks; works closely with management in the selection of electronic databases.
  9. Operates public access computers and staff computers and staff computers for research, reserves, collection maintenance, and other specialized needs; participates in online reference services; participates in the compiling of library activity reports and statistics; utilizes word processing, spreadsheets, and other computer applications; has a working knowledge of a variety of consumer electronic devices and is able to give instruction on their use.
  10. Assists with coordinating promotional materials and information releases including brochures, flyers, posters, handouts, newsletters, emails, social media and other technology related forums.
  11. Supervises, trains, and/or evaluates staff and/or volunteers as assigned.
  12. Acts as building supervisor when assigned; is responsible for being in charge as a back-up to the building supervisor on a regular basis.
  13. Performs other duties as required.
  1. A professional level position that requires in-depth knowledge of library practices, principles and materials, books, authors, reading levels, technology (including computers and a variety of consumer electronic devices) and non-print materials.
  2. Ability to provide excellent customer service by meeting the public with tact, courtesy and an attitude of “going the extra mile”. Skill to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to staff and a widely diverse public; make presentations and effectively represent the library; organizational skills.
  3. Experience with the selection and management of e-book/digital content.
  4. Experience with editing and creating content for the web; Knowledge of HTML and/or blogging websites.
  5. Ability to perform difficult reference work and conduct effective patron interviews; operate public access computers; in-depth knowledge of searching using electronic resources; ability to provide instruction on a variety of electronic devices.
  6. Technical knowledge of library-related computer applications, hardware, software, and internet, as well as electronic database searching.
  7. Knowledge of community outreach and promotional techniques.
  8. Ability to select print and non-print materials and evaluate the collection for balance relative to community needs; professional knowledge of principles of cataloging and classification for print and non-print materials.
  9. Ability to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate major programs and projects from beginning to end; anticipate and meet deadlines.
  10. Ability to supervise, train and evaluate staff and volunteers; ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, city employees, and the general public.
  11. Ability to take the responsibility of being in charge of the library in the absence of a manager; ability to handle and resolve customer service issues, handle building emergency issues or staffing needs.

  • Master’s of Library and Information Science degree required, along with one year experience working in a public library.

  • The physical tasks of this position include sitting at a desk and computer terminal, walking, reaching, lifting, turning and twisting, bending and stooping, pushing and pulling, using small tools. Sitting, standing and walking can each be for sustained periods of time from one to two hours; reaching to shelf height of seven feet; lifting an average of 20 pounds; pushing and pulling objects including carts with a force of up to 60 pounds. Each physical task occurs in variations throughout the day. Vision requirements include ability to read books, magazines, and other printed materials; computer screens, signage, etc.
  • Hearing and speaking requirements include ability to communicate effectively and in a timely manner over the telephone, person to person with the public and co-workers and to groups.

To obtain an application packet you may:
  • Call 714/777-2466 to request one be mailed to you.
  • Download from the website-
  • Visit the Library at 18181 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92886.
  • The City of Yorba Linda does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment. Any qualified individual with a disability must provide reasonable notice to the Personnel Department prior to the final date of an examination. The most qualified applicants will be invited to appear for an interview. Final selection will be made by the Library Director. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees hired by the City must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.

  • Prior Public Service “Classic employees” - CalPERS Formula 2%@55 (Employee contributes 5% (employee cost) of annual salary (6% in June 2015 and 7% in June 2016)
  • Employer Paid Member Contribution (EPMC) - City pays and reports 7% to CalPERS
  • PEPRA (hired on or after January 1, 2013) CalPERS Pension Reform Formula 2% @ 62 (Employee contributes 6.75% (normal cost) of annual salary)
  • Optional IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Benefits – maximum of $1,130 per month toward the premium ($1,165 on January 1, 2016); the difference between the actual premium and $1,130 can be put toward a deferred compensation plan or receive as cash.
  • Dental and vision insurance premiums are paid by the City with up to $2,000 per year in benefits.
  • City paid Life Insurance (One (1) times annual salary) and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Vacation (80 hours accrued during first year)  12 holidays  Sick leave (96 hours per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program available
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Programs available
  • City does not participate in the Social Security program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution


This is a non-exempt position. Overtime at the rate of one and one-half times the hourly rate of the classification is paid for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

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