Wednesday, October 28, 2015

South San Francisco Public Library - Librarian I (three positions)

Positions: Two full-time (Adult Services); One part-time (Children's Services)

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,763.00 - $5,791.00 Monthly; Bilingual premium of 2.5% for speaking Spanish, Tagalog, or American Sign.

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Accepting the first 100 qualified applicants.


The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. The Library’s annual budget is $4.5 million with a staff of 43 FTEs and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active member of the Peninsula Library System and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management. The library system shares an online Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium system and offers access to several online reference databases and the Internet.


The Librarian I classification is an entry-level position. A position in either class may be assigned to any area of library operations and may be rotated among services, such as children’s, adult reference, circulation, technical processing, and branch library services; incumbents may direct the work of full-time and part-time staff and volunteers; as well as perform assigned duties such as reference, community presentations, program planning, and collection development.

The City currently has 3 vacancies:
Two full-time (40 hour/week) positions and one part-time position (32 hours/week) including evenings and weekend hours at the Main and Grand Avenue Branch Libraries providing services to all library patrons.  The full-time positions will primarily focus on adult services and the part-time position will focus on children's services but both positions will also provide services for other divisions as needed.


The successful candidate should be flexible in performing duties in all areas of the library, skilled at marketing library services, programs and collections throughout the community, and have well-developed computer and collection development skills. This person will be a proven team player and experienced at setting goals and objectives and planning and implementing work projects as part of a team. Spanish or Chinese language skills are desirable.

A typical qualifying background would be:

Experience: None.

Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate California Driver’s license.

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