Friday, April 24, 2015

Santa Clara - City Library - As Needed Librarian I - Youth & Extension Services

Job Title:       As-Needed Librarian I - Youth & Extension Services

Closing Date/Time:   Thu. 04/30/15 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:           $33.07 - $42.09 Hourly

Job Type:      As-Needed

Location:       Santa Clara City Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051, California

Tentative Exam Information:      N/A

Typical Duties:
  • Under general supervision:
  • Performs professional librarian duties;
  • provides bibliographic instruction and assistance to library patrons of all ages in location and use of library materials, resources, and facilities;
  • provides readers' advisory services; plans and participates in library sponsored children's and young adult programs;
  • serves as a resource to children and young adults, and to those working with children and young adults, in the effective use of library materials and services;
  • answers reference questions at all levels of complexity; performs manual and computerized bibliographic searches;
  • works productively as a team member and individually, performs physical tasks, such as lifting and moving library materials weighing up to 10 lbs.and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • We Are Looking For People With The Following:
  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Library/Information science from an American Library Association accredited library school. 
  • Library experience and experience with planning and conducting story times for ages 0-5 years old is heavily desired.  Availability on evenings and weekends is preferred.
  • Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment.  Must be available for evening and weekend shifts. The library is open seven days a week.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Dewey Decimal classification; public library principles and practices; computerized databases and Internet searching; solid reference interview techniques;
  • customer service techniques; children's and young adult literature, and current trends in library service to children.

Ability to:
  • Apply library policies and procedures;
  • arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order;
  •  work comfortably with current standard computer operating systems;
  • work effectively, either independently or as part of a team; communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • use sound judgment and assist the public tactfully and courteously;
  • establish and maintain courteous and effective working relations with others;
  • relate and communicate well with children and young adults;
  • manage multiple tasks and stressful situations.

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