Monday, March 9, 2015
Sacramento - California State Library - Librarian
Salary: $4,279.00 - $5,355.00
The California State Library (CSL) is recruiting to fill one full-time, permanent Librarian position in the State Library Services Bureau, Information Services Section. Under the general supervision of the Supervising Librarian II, the incumbent provides reference, training, and outreach services, advises library patrons in the use of library resources, develops CSL research guides, participates in the selection and maintenance of CSL’s physical and electronic collections, makes training presentations to library visitors and outside groups, and is the primary liaison between the Information Services Section and the Technical Services Section.
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Supervising Librarian II, the incumbent provides reference, training, and outreach services; advises library patrons in the use of library resources; develops CSL research guides; participates in the selection and maintenance of CSL’s physical and electronic collections; makes training presentations to library visitors and outside groups; and is the primary liaison between the Information Services Section and the Technical Services Section.
• Reference, Training and Outreach Services. Guided by the principles of excellent customer service, provides expert reference services, in a broad range of subject areas, to state employees, members of the public, and to other libraries. These services comprise in-person, telephone, e-mail, and other online reference transactions. Makes information referrals to other library sections and external library sources, when needed. Provides information about the library's policies and procedures. Trains library patrons in the use of library resources and services and in advanced research methods. Provides guidance and assistance to paraprofessional staff in locating information and materials requested by library patrons, as well as assisting with oversight of patron registration and maintenance of patron records. Develops library research guides in a broad array of topical areas. Assists in coordinating outreach services to California state employees, state agency librarians, nongovernmental groups, and California libraries. • Collection Development, Management and Maintenance. Participates in the selection of new acquisitions for CSL’s physical and electronic collections. Keeps abreast of new publications, in a wide variety of subject areas, by reading book reviews and publishers’ catalogs. Reviews gift materials and determines whether they should be added to the collections. Is part of a team of librarians that manages existing collections, following CSL’s collection development policy and library professional standards. Serves as the Section’s primary liaison with the Technical Services Section regarding collection purchases, standing orders, and bibliographic control of the collections.
WHO MAY APPLY: Interested individuals who are current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers in an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification are eligible to apply. All methods of appointments, including Training and Development (T&D) Assignments will be considered and a 120 day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies.
All interested applicants must submit a standard State Examination/Employment Application form (STD 678, Rev. 10/2013) with original signature, and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility (list, transfer, or reinstatement, [do not notate LEAP eligibility]) and position number 175-620-2951-XXX in the “Explanations” section of the STD 678 to the California State Library, Human Resources Services, P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA 94237-0001. Applications may also be delivered in person to the HRSO Drop Box, Library Building, 900 N Street, First Floor. The STD 678 can be accessed through our web page at the department link listed below or on the CalHR website at CalHR. If link does not work, please copy and paste 'www.CalHR.ca.gov' into your browser.
SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to SROA and State Surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter.
All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please go to State Classification Specifications (http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/job-descriptions.aspx) and enter the Classification Code or class title you wish to review. In addition, please attach all required supporting documents (i.e. transcript/diploma, license and/or required certificate) to your application.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an interview.