Saturday, August 22, 2015

Coronado Public Library - Librarian II - Full Time

Job Title: Librarian II (Adult Services Division)

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/04/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $4,597.84 - $5,868.15 Monthly

Location:  Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, California

The City of Coronado is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Librarian II in the Adult Services Programs Division of the Coronado Public Library. The Librarian II will be responsible for performing a variety of professional library functions involved in assisting library patrons with their informational needs including reference duties. The Librarian II will also be responsible for managing a Library collection of significant size and complexity and oversee the work of library staff.

  • The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification.  Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
  • Provide assistance to Library patrons of all ages in locating various materials; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; located materials on the shelf.
  • Determine patrons' needs through the reference interview process; identify appropriate sources for obtaining books and other materials that the Library does not own; suggest resources from within the library's collection or from other libraries.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with computerized and mechanical equipment; provide personalized computer search services using various on-line services and indexes.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of books, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM, audio-visual materials and electronic resources for assigned Library collection; review available publisher's materials, critical reviews and periodicals; maintain awareness of trends in book and electronic publishing through reading appropriate library and related journals.
  • Evaluate and recommend items for withdrawal from the Library collection; analyze subject areas on a regular basis to ensure adequacy and currency of materials.
  • Develop a newspaper index for the community newspaper; edit and index weekly news articles and events; provide training to library staff and volunteers; provide public access.
  • Maintain and evaluate the libraries digital services; provide training to Library staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Promote Library services and resources through the use of exhibits, tours, clubs, outreach, and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.
  • Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays; assist with seasonal and on-going programs and activities including story times and volunteer participation.
  • Develop and manage a program of services for a wide range of adults that includes programming, reference service, and collection development; coordinate with local schools in promoting library usage and teen literacy.
  • Seek grant or private funding for special Library programs.
  • Lead, plan, train, and review the work of clerical and volunteer Library staff; train assigned employees in their areas of work including technical and clerical library methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, typewriter, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine, and other related equipment.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library science.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

At least three years of increasingly responsible librarian experience.

Masters degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License with a safe driving record.

Knowledge of:
  • Library services and functions.
  • Principles and procedures of professional and technical library services including library classification, cataloging and reference services.
  • Computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation systems and databases.
  • Modern office equipment including computers.
  • Principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Principles of lead supervision and training.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:
  • Evaluate new library materials and supplies for acquisition and inclusion in assigned collection.
  • Perform professional and technical library tasks including cataloging and classification of materials.
  • Perform research using reference materials.
  • Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, acquisition and circulation data systems.
  • Assist library patrons in response to complex reference and directional library questions.  Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and associated word processing applications.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  •  Supplemental Information:
  • The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a library setting, operating office equipment.

Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.

Library environment; extensive public contact.

Other Factors:  
Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.


A City of Coronado employment application must be received in Human Resources on-line at (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:00p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of relevant education, training, and experience.  Applicants considered most qualified will be contacted and invited to participate in an examination process consisting of an oral interview. Candidates who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of at least six months. Applicants will be notified via email of their eligibility status.

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