Friday, March 6, 2015

Santa Fe Springs - Library - Librarian II - Full Time


Opening Date/Time:   Mon. 03/02/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:    Fri. 03/20/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:                        $4,988.67 - $6,179.72 Monthly

Location:                    City Hall, 11710 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, California

Department:               Comm Svcs/Library

The City of Santa Fe Springs seeks applicants for the position of Librarian II.  This is a full-time, benefited position. Qualified candidates will also possess at least one year of experience working in a Literacy Program in addition to meeting the minimum requirements for this position.

Examples Of Essential Duties:
  • Under general supervision, promotes education and reading in the community at large; assists patrons in research and information needs; provides appropriate materials for the community; creates enjoyable and informative programs for library patrons and the public.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science or related field from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution at time of appointment.
  • Three (3) years of progressive professional library experience, that includes computer and customer service experience, at least one of which was in a public library, and at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a Literacy Program
Essential Job Specific Duties:
  1. Assists patrons in the use of library services and tools; access and retrieves information, both electronic and in print; researches and responds to technical reference questions.
  2. Creates promotional text for fliers, posters, and newsletter articles; compiles and provides statics on programs.
  3. Assists in planning and conducting of interdepartmental and divisional events.
  4. Plans, organizes, and conducts public programs designed to interest and familiarize community to library services.
  5. Assists with Literacy tutor and learner recruitment, evaluations, and assessments.
  6. Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates assigned staff members and volunteers; provides support to paraprofessional staff.

Other Job Specific Duties:
  1. Evaluates, selects, and deselects materials for the Library's collection based on established selection criteria and patrons' needs; purchases library materials.
  2. Communicates with book publishing representatives to evaluate their printed and electronic products for addition to the Library's collection; maintains awareness of trends in book and electronic publishing.
  3. Manages and troubleshoots public access computers and electronic resources; updates Library website.
  4. Provides input and proactive ideas and suggestions on library services, programs, policies, and procedures.
  5. May represent the Library in meetings with citizens, special interest groups, and other City department committees as assigned.
  6. Works collaboratively with all Library and City staff as well as with volunteers and Library support groups.
  7. Provides direction to volunteers and paraprofessional staff.
  8. Prepares a variety of reports; maintains records.
  9. Performs related duties as required.
  10. Oversees and manages selected budgets.
  11. Writes, administers, and reports on grants for library programs and services.
  12. Plans and conducts staff meetings.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
  • Professional library theories, issues, and trends;
  • Research techniques, including bibliographic research;
  • Fundamentals of cataloging and collection development;
  • Integrated Library systems; Customer service best practices;
  • City policies and procedures; Departmental policies and procedures;
  • Basic principles of supervision;
  • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
  • Modern office procedures and equipment including computers;
  • Word processing and other related software applications;
  • Grant writing practices; Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Ability to:
  • Assist patrons in the use of library services and tools;
  • Research and respond to technical reference questions;
  • Plan, organize, and conduct public programs;
  • Provide effective customer service, including reference and readers advisory services;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Work with accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Operate and use modern office equipment;
  • Effectively organize and prioritize assigned work;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other people;
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

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