Tuesday, June 16, 2015

City of Roseville - Library Assistant

Library Assistant II Reference Number:  15.198.

 General Staffing.

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 Human Resources.

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Position Description:


Library Assistant II:
 $3004 to $4227 per month (26 pay periods annually)

 We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm, June 16, 2015; whichever occurs first. 

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular full-time permanent position of Library Assistant II. The normal work schedule will vary Monday through Saturday. DEFINITION. To perform a variety of responsible customer service tasks in support of library operations in circulation, technical and virtual library services. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS. Library Assistant I This is the entry-level class in the Library Assistant series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Library Assistant I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Library Assistant II This is the journey level class in the Library Assistant series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED. Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory staff. May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level library staff as appropriate. 

- Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist in classifying and cataloging a variety of materials for inclusion in the library collection; enter and maintain records of holdings; assist in processing and quality control of new materials. Repair a variety of collection materials such as magazines, art prints and books, including reinforcing spines and taping torn pages; prepare books to be sent to the bindery. Maintain and process financial records for purchase orders, card purchases and payment requests; place vendor orders; process invoices for payment; receive and route materials. Receive and process holds and inter-library loan requests; contact customers about damaged or missing material; calculate and assess related fees; check in and prepare materials for return to circulation; prepare vendor orders; verify new or repaired library material shipments with on-order records. Register new customers and issue library cards; charge and discharge materials at the front desk; explain library services and circulation policies and procedures, including hold practices; assist customers with overdue materials and claimed return procedures; accept payments and balance cash drawer. Assist customers with information inquiries in person, by telephone or e-mail; help customers in identifying and locating library materials and in using a variety of equipment and processes such as self-check machines, printers, copiers, typewriters, and internet access and usage. Sort and distribute daily deliveries; locate, retrieve and shelve books and other materials according to procedure; compile data and statistics; prepare summary activity reports. Participate in library programs and events as assigned. Assist in training, assigning and reviewing the work of part-time and temporary employees and volunteers. Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits; process bills and perform other related duties including typing, data entry, and answering telephones. Review and certify the accuracy of the library collection database; monitor and correct inaccuracies. Assist with the maintenance of the Citys virtual library including the installation of software and the more routine system configuration and troubleshooting of hardware and software issues. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related work as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. Library Assistant I Knowledge of: Basic knowledge and use of library materials and terminology. Practices and techniques of customer service. Basic arithmetic including, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Modern office equipment and procedures.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Roseville - Public Library - Librarian II (Literacy Program)

Librarian II (Literacy Program)

Reference Number:       15.208

Division:               General Staffing

SALARY: $3,680 to $5,179 monthly (26 pay periods annually)

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2015; whichever occurs first.


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Librarian II. This position plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of the literacy program for Roseville Public Library; and develops processes and writes grants for the literacy program. The normal work schedule may vary from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday.

To perform professional duties in support of Department activities including libraries and museums; to assist customers with inquiries and research; to code, classify, and lead cataloging and processing activities of technical staff; and to select and evaluate collection materials.

  • Librarian I – This is the entry level class in the Librarian series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.
  • Librarian II – This is the journey level class within the Librarian series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.
  • This class is distinguished from the Library Supervisor in that the latter has first-line supervisory responsibility and performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including assigned program responsibilities.

  • Receives direction from a Library Supervisor or City Librarian.
  • May exercise direct supervision over technical and administrative support personnel; and technical and functional supervision over lower level professional personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide reference and advisory services to customers; perform professional work in the classification, cataloging, and ordering of collection materials of various media including original cataloging when required; assist with implementing on-going authority control procedures and maintain authority file.
  • Provide administration and maintenance of an integrated library system; the library’s commercial databases; the department’s web pages and social media sites and virtual department services.
  • Train staff and patrons on new techniques and technologies associated with library services.
  • Assist in developing the collection by reading, reviewing and recommending materials; review current collection to determine additional materials needed and select materials for repair or discard.
  • Observe operations and make recommendations related to a variety of library services including Internet, audio-visual, reference and technical services; prepare and maintain related records and reports.
  • Identify various user and community needs and recommend, plan and assist in developing appropriate programs; design and arrange library/museum materials for display; compile bibliographies for print and/or department website use.
  •  Assess customer needs through discussion with patrons; make recommendations about effective use of department resources and services to meet customer needs.
  • Instruct customers in the use of library tools including catalogs, computer databases, bibliographic resources, and the Internet.
  • Propose, plan, coordinate, market and implement a variety of community outreach programs, department programs, museum programs and activities, and special events as assigned.
  • Consult with library professional staff on the selection, implementation and maintenance of library technology, equipment and software programs.
  • Test and implement computer applications and analyze problems with existing applications; consult with City department staff; coordinate system activities with users to identify needs; participate in the installation of software, system configuration, and troubleshooting of software and hardware issues in support of the City’s virtual library.
  • Seek ways to improve information access in support of the department’s mission and programs; promote and maintain the library’s commercial databases.
  • Provide support and expertise in the selection, setup and maintenance of third party software.
  • Promote library and museum services and programs through news releases, flyers, brochures, social media, email marketing and current website information.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of standards for selection, review and replacement of subject collections; conduct ongoing statistical analysis of collections and collection needs.
  • Assist in budget priorities regarding assigned area; prepare budget reports; administer, coordinate, monitor and control expenditures and budget for collection development, programs, marketing and advertising
  • Prepare and administer grants.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Librarian I
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of library science.
  • Library organization, services and equipment including applicable information systems technology.
  • Basic principles and practices of program development and service delivery.
  • Information sources, bibliographies, reference materials, and cataloging and classification systems.
  • Collection development, including material selection and cataloging procedures.
  • Principles and practices of library systems administration, programming, electronic data processing and application documentation.
  • Current trends, standards and emerging technologies in public libraries and the Internet.
  • Techniques of customer service and patron assistance.

Ability to:
  • Perform professional library work related to research and classification and cataloging of library materials.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; intermittently push and pull carts; stand and sit continuously when on a public desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds of less.
  • Assess customer needs and provide accurate reference information through use of appropriate search techniques.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate a variety of programs as assigned.
  • Obtain information through interview; work courteously with the public, and work effectively with interruption.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent library and City policies and procedures.
  • Use automated library systems and modern office equipment, including personal computer programs for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and audio/visual display applications.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare a variety of reports and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Recognize problems or potential problems regarding library technology functions.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • May work weekends and evening shifts as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Librarian II
  • In addition to the qualifications for the Librarian I:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public library service development.
  • Advanced library reference sources and complex search techniques.
  • Public library policies and procedures.

Ability to:
  • Independently perform professional librarian duties.
  • Assist in developing operating policies and procedures related to area of assignment.

Experience and Training

  • Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to that of a Librarian I with the City of Roseville.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science is desirable.

License or Certificate
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR Certifications as issued by the American Red Cross.

Information provided in your application must substantiate your experience and education.
  1. Briefly describe your education and experience that you feel qualifies you for this position.
  2. What resources will you utilize to help develop a strong family literacy program?
  3. Share with us your experience in working with or coordinating volunteers.
  4. Describe your experience with writing and managing grant funds.

  • All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination using a pre-determined formula.
  • Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List.
  • Please note that applicants who are placed in a reachable rank (typically 1-5) will be required to submit a Criminal Conviction History Questionnaire sent via e-mail.
  • Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (5) five calendar days of the e-mail notification will result in your application not being forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
  • Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Davis - UCD - Library Assistant III

Even though we're on hiatus over the summer, I'm posting this one because it's a library assistant position and it's local.


Requisition Number: 
Recruitment Open To: Internal/External   
Final Filing Date 
Closing Date: 
$18.72 - $24.28/Hr.   
50% Variable, Variable work schedule nights and weekends   
       Overtime Eligible:
   The University Library consists of the Peter J. Shields Library, the Carlson Health Sciences Library and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library in Davis, and the Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento. For more information about the University Library.

Access Services is responsible for providing access to and maintaining in good physical order the University Library's general collections. The unit provides access to material not owned by a patron's home library via Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery Services.                   Location: 

Allow Applicants to Attach: 
Cover Letter
               Job Summary: 
   Under supervision, responsible for overseeing Access Services related functions; interpreting and enforcing unit, department, and library policy/procedure; opening and/or closing building; overall building and collection security.

Oversee Public Service Desk and may schedule, train and supervise student assistants. Responsible for representing the University Library to patrons on evenings, weekends and holidays.                   Physical Demands: 
           Read print and computer screens. Lift material weighing 15 or more pounds and pass material across counters up to 40" in height. Move, load, and unload book trucks weighing up to 600 pounds. Shelve and retrieve material from stacks 5"-84" in height for extended periods of time.   
               Work Environment: 
   The Night & Weekend Assistant position works primarily at Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL) in Davis, but, may be required to work at any of the University Library facilities as needed. Description of the primary location will vary depending upon whichever facility is the primary location of work.

Work flexible schedule. Must be available to work a variable schedule and over 50% time to meet business needs. Hours worked are subject to change and vary by facility, and may include, but not limited to, holidays, finals, intersession, and summer sessions.

Must substitute for Night and Weekend staff for planned and unplanned absences. Must be available for staff meetings during daytime hours.

No personal calls or eating in work area.

Frequent interaction with patrons and staff; communicate in person, by telephone, and electronically.

Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.           Background Check Required:

 This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.             Yes   
               Minimum Qualifications: 
   Library operations and practices work experience in an academic library public service setting (Facilities/Security, Circulation, Reference, Personnel, Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services).

Interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with a diverse patron and staff population; to effectively explain complex policies; and remain calm and exercise tact and compassion when dealing with difficult individuals.

Experience functioning as a work leader including training, directing, evaluating, and motivating others.

Organizational skills to work independently and follow established processes and priorities with flexibility to manage rapid priority changes and adjust workflow to meet deadlines.

Analytical skills to determine solutions while maintaining compliance with established policies/guidelines; and with problem resolution and policy exception granting/refusal.

Experience responding to emergencies and unusual situations, applying good judgment with appropriate incident management and/or referral.

Experience operating automated library systems, catalogs, and other library-related databases. Bibliographic skills.

Electronic communication and MS Office experience, including Word, Excel, and Access. Math skills sufficient to compile statistics, perform calculations, interpret and analyze data.

Operate and troubleshoot standard office/library equipment.

Writing skills to compose clear and concise professional documents and communications.                   Preferred Qualifications: 
   Knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures; skills to interpret, articulate and apply Unit/Library/University policy, procedure and practice to patrons/staff, and make appropriate referrals for optimal service.

Skills to work cooperatively as a contributing member of a team to establish unit goals; plan, organize and implement unit procedures to achieve goals; and back-up co-workers during staffing shortages and heavy workload periods.

Knowledge of Library of Congress (LC) and/or National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification systems.                   Quick Link To This Position: