Thursday, October 15, 2015

City of Escondido - Public Library - Senior Librarian (Youth Services) - Full Time

Senior Librarian (Youth Services)

Closing Date/Time:          Mon. 11/09/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $28.42 - $34.55 Hourly $4,926.63 - $5,988.35 Monthly $59,119.56 - $71,860.19 Annually

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:              City of Escondido, California

This position is responsible for oversight and management of comprehensive Children's and Teens' services for the Escondido Community.  For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City’s website.

Under general supervision of the Deputy City Librarian, plans organizes and directs a major division of the library such as adult services, children’s services, media services or technical services or a branch library; supervises professional and technical staff as needed; performs related work as assigned.

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

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science.

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a public library.

License and Other Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License or be able to arrange transportation as required.  English/Spanish bilingual ability is desirable.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and reviews work of professional and technical support staff assigned to a specific division or branch library.
  • Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, programs, procedures and work standards for an assigned division.
  • Selects library materials and resources for an assigned area.
  • Conducts studies and makes recommendations for improved service delivery.
  • Acts as liaison between library management and the community.
  • Develops annual budget requirements and monitors expenditures for an assigned area.
  • Coordinates and provides specialized programs and services to customers such as advisory/reference services and topical programs.
  • Develops and coordinates outreach and promotional efforts for an assigned area.
  • Represents the library in meetings with the public, citizen groups and other agencies.
  • Monitors developments in the library field, including emerging technologies.
  • Participates in activities of professional associations as time permits.
  • Assists in application for outside funding for library programs.
  • Performs vacation and temporary relief as required.


Knowledge of:
  • Supervisory principles and practices, including training and evaluation of employees.
  • Theories, principles and practices of program and budget development and implementation. 
  • Library materials and resources in a broad spectrum of subjects and formats.
  • Automated library information systems, software and equipment usage.
  • Theories, principles and practices of Collection development.
  • Theories, principles and practices of cataloging and classification procedures for a variety of materials and formats.
  • Research techniques using print, media, electronic databases and the Internet 
  • Principles and practices of positive customer service and public relations.

Ability to:
  • Develop, coordinate and implement library service programs and activities.
  • Effectively select and train professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Effectively plan, organize and direct the work of professional and paraprofessional staff and volunteers.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of library customers, staff, volunteers and community groups contacted during the course of work.
  • Analyze service and resource problems and evaluate alternatives and courses of action to resolve problems.
  • Mitigate customer service issues.
  • Develop appropriate and effective collections/resources within an assigned area.
  • Operate library automation system and other computer equipment.
  • Contribute to a successful team effort.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of Escondido’s diverse community, interacting and communicating successfully with people from a variety of backgrounds.

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