Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Alameda County Library - SAN Librarian I - Permanent

DATE OPENED   9/24/2015

FILING DEADLINE             10/19/2015 5:00:00 PM

SALARY $26.60 - $30.45/hour; $51,870.00 - $59,377.50/year

EMPLOYMENT TYPE        Permanent Intermittent (Services-As-Needed/on call)

HR ANALYST       Nicole Lewis-Bolton

WORK LOCATION    Albany, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont, Newark, San Lorenzo, Union City

Either I
  • Possession of a master's degree in Library Science awarded by a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

  • The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a Library Assistant II in the Alameda County Library system.

  • The current vacancy is for a Services-As-Needed (SAN) Librarian I.  However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment and selection process may be utilized for vacancies which may arise within the next year for the Library.  An appointment from an eligible list to a position which is filled seasonally or for irregular periods of time, is a services-as-needed appointment. Services-as-needed appointments are subject to a probationary period. After satisfactory completion of the period of probation, services-as-needed appointees gain tenure for services-as-needed employment. The scheduling of work for services-as-needed employees shall be based upon the needs of the department, as determined by the department head. In the event a services-as-needed employee is separated through layoff, seniority rights shall apply, pursuant to Rules 2004, et.seq.

  • Librarian I SANs are required to work a minimum number of Sunday afternoon shifts per year.

  • Under general supervision, Librarian I’s and II’s provide professional services for library patrons or assist in the operation of a library; may be assigned to general reference, children’s services, young adult services or technical services; and do related work as required.

  • Librarian I is the beginning-level position in the professional librarian series and is distinguished from a Librarian II according to the amount of supervision given and responsibility delegated.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will encompass the following attributes, and have demonstrated a successful track record in:
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media and new technology suitable for a Library environment to maximize the organizational and individual performance.
  • Excellent command of oral and written communication.
  • Action oriented with the ability to make sound data-driven decisions.
  • Exposure to planning, presenting and evaluating library programs.
  • Interacting with all levels of library employees and library patrons.
  • Knowledge of classification and cataloging of library materials.
  • Working on project teams/task forces to accomplish stated goals and deliver effective results.
  • Work effectively when experiencing changes in work responsibilities, work environment, processes or cultures. Adapts quickly and easily to various changes.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of librarianship, including those for bibliographic entry, reference work and cataloging.
  • Public library programs and their relationship to community needs.
  • Books, periodicals in general use, CD-ROMS, on-line reference and bibliographic sources and reference books, and common indexing services.
  • Electronic information sources (e-mail, Internet, etc.).
  • Library business methods, procedures, and practices.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Oral communication skills.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Classification and cataloging of library materials.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Flexibility.

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