Monday, October 19, 2015

Beverly Hills Public Library - Senior Library Technician (2 positions)

Salary: $60,201.12 - $74,577.84 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Note: There are two (2) Senior Library Technician positions. One is in Technical Services division, the other is in Public Services division.

Closing Date: Applications received on or before Friday, October 23 will be the first group of applications to be reviewed.

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The Senior Library Technician performs a wide variety of complex and difficult paraprofessional library work; recruits, develops and trains subordinate staff and volunteers; works actively in the community to develop support for library programs and services; responsible for a unit of library services.

Major Duties

  • Supervises a unit of library services which can include: literacy services, copy cataloging, database maintenance, acquisitions or other unit of library service.
  • Schedules and monitors unit personnel and work flow for daily operations; assesses deadlines; makes and monitors the work assignments of others accordingly.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, coordinates, assists, instructs, and evaluates subordinate staff and volunteers.
  • Prepares original training materials for subordinate staff and volunteers.
  • Monitors budgets and expenditures for the unit's program budget, for grants, and for donations from the Friends of the Library and other community organizations.
  • Prepares grant applications and proposals as necessary.
  • Maintains payroll records to include assuring number of hours worked are documented correctly, calculating totals, and making adjustments.
  • Makes public presentations regarding library programs and services.
  • Represents the Library at public, professional and community meetings.
  • Monitors and evaluates library programs and services for efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitors contracts with vendors to ensure quality control of product supplied.
  • Monitors the Innovative database for accuracy; proofreads online input done by subordinate staff; conducts quality control evaluations of data base; performs final quality control check before new materials are released to the public.
  • Performs duties of Librarian III when assigned.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree including or supplemented by courses in library sciences or a related field and;
  • Three (3) years of experience performing paraprofessional library work in a public library, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of standard library procedures of complex nature including circulation, cataloging, literacy training materials and software, bibliographic search procedures, and the use of a variety of reference sources.
  • Knowledge of City organization, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of types and uses of materials in the library collections.
  • Knowledge of library terminology and record-keeping methods.
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of municipal purchasing policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, including the publishing of serials.
  • Skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying a body of technical information beyond normal department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in locating books and materials.
  • Skill in public presentation and public speaking.
  • Skill in understanding facilities maintenance.

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