Thursday, May 14, 2015

Berkeley Public Library - Librarian I

Librarian I
Berkeley Public Library

Deadline: June 01, 2015 5:00pm Pacific Time

Salary: $5,293.00-$6,346.00 monthly

Full Time 

The Berkeley Public Library is seeking qualified and energetic candidates for our Librarian series in Adult Services (Reference, Art & Music) with potential opportunities in other service areas.

Librarian I is the entry level class in the professional librarian series. Initially under close supervision, incumbent performs professional library work involving reference services, library collection development, cataloging, services for children and youth or other special services.

Typical duties may include:
  • Assesses patron needs and advises them in making effective use of library resources and services;
  • Assists patrons of all ages with reference questions and selection of books, magazines, records, cassettes, compact disks, pamphlets, and other print and non print materials;
  • Orients patrons to library procedures and practices and specialized information sources, specialized library material collections, and similar services;
  • Under direction, prepares reading lists and bibliographies using computer equipment and programs;
  • Advises patrons and answers reference questions regarding specialized subject knowledge, such as art and music, young people`s literature, and library materials or special collections; refers more difficult or complex questions to more experienced staff;
  • Assists in program planning and implementation, including outreach and public relations work;
  • Provides professional assistance in selection of a wide range of library materials and in maintaining library collections;
  • May assume lead responsibility for non professional staff; and
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Education
  • Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

  • A valid California driver`s license is desirable. When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California driver's license as well as a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of: 
    • Public library objectives, organization and procedures; patron advisory methods and practices; reference sources and search techniques; automated library information systems and tools; collection development, including book and materials selection and cataloging procedures.

Ability to: 
  • Assess library patron needs and provide accurate reference information; 
  • plan and implement specialized programs, including performing outreach work; classify, 
  • catalog and process a wide range of books and library materials using both manual and computerized procedures; 
  • establish and maintain effective working relations with a variety of library patrons and others contacted in the course of the work; maintain accurate records and files; 
  • prepare clear, accurate and concise written reports and correspondence;
  • and prepare effective displays and other visual materials.

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