Monday, March 16, 2015
Santa Clara City Library - Librarian I - Reference
SALARY: $33.16 - $42.21 Hourly
$5,748.00 - $7,316.00 Monthly
$68,976.00 - $87,792.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/11/15
CLOSING DATE: 03/25/15 04:00 PM; Submit an application and current resume by the final filing date and time 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
EXAM WEIGHT: 100% Oral
TENTATIVE EXAM INFORMATION: Oral Exam - Week of April 13, 2015
(Job specification is pending Council approval)
This is the entry-level class within the professional Librarian series. The class is distinguished from the Librarian II by the performance of more routine tasks and duties assigned to the position within the series. This position is typically used as a training position, and employees need have only limited or no directly related professional experience.
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.
Under immediate supervision:
Performs professional librarian duties; provides bibliographic instruction to library patrons; facilitates access to library materials using a variety of print and electronic resources; provides assistance to library patrons of all ages in location and use of library materials, resources, and facilities; answers reference questions at all levels of complexity; provides readers' advisory services using a variety of search tools; evaluates and selects library materials; serves as a member of library teams and on task forces; attends related training, workshops, and conferences and participates in professional development activities; provides exceptional customer service to patrons in library, over the phone and via email; prepares statistical and informational reports; plans, implements, executes and evaluates library programming and outreach for adults; analyzes library services and processes and makes recommendations for positive change; performs other related duties as assigned.
Applicants, at time of filing application, must possess the following qualifications:
Possession of a Masters' Degree in Library Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. No experience is required.
Experience working in a public library or in a customer service position
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test.
Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment
Special Conditions & Other Requirements:
May be required to work evenings and weekends
A medical examination will be required prior to appointment
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
May supervise paraprofessional staff, pages, or volunteers
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment
Veteran's Preference Points:
This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their applications at time of filing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Public library principles and practices; Dewey Decimal classification; Library of Congress Subject Headings; Literature, authors, subject genres, reference and research sources; current trends in library service; standard online tools to promote library programs, services and collections; library's intranet and internet services, including library website, online resources and social networking activities; principles of intellectual freedom; reference interviewing techniques; collection development principles and techniques.
Apply library policies and procedures; work effectively, either independently or as part of a team; organize work assignments; recognize and establish job priorities; use sound judgment; work comfortably with current standard computer operating system(s); use computers and computer applications effectively; effectively communicate complex data both orally and in writing; work productively as a team member and on task forces to achieve common goals; establish and maintain good working relationships with others in the course of work including the general public; effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines; walk or stand for extended periods of time; lift and carry library materials weighing up to 25 lbs; perform physical tasks such as lifting, bending, stooping, reaching, carrying and walking up and down stairs.