Monday, November 9, 2015

Escondido Public Library - Librarian II (2 positions: Adult Services and Technology & Support Services)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/30/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $25.75 - $31.30 Hourly; $4,463.28 - $5,425.15 Monthly; $53,559.40 - $65,101.79 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

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Under general supervision of a Senior Librarian or Deputy City Librarian, performs routine to complex professional librarian work involving technical services, collection development, the provision of reference assistance, library services and instruction to all age groups as well as program planning and implementation; may supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers.

Librarian II:  This is the full journey level class in the Librarian series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Librarian I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, applying well developed human resources knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Librarian II level are normally filled by advancement from the Librarian I level.

The Adult Services Librarian is responsible for leading the development, selection, procurement, and maintenance for adult collections and formats; program planning, publicity, promotion, and evaluation coordination; reference and referral services; materials budget planning, spending, and tracking; and special projects and initiatives serving the adult community. As a lead librarian this position offers the opportunity to develop and exercise depth and breadth in professional experience.

The Technology & Support Services Librarian is responsible for digital and technology services: website development and maintenance, oversight of the Sierra ILS system; social media; eNewsletter publication; technology equipment oversight and initiatives; digital product selection; technology budget for staff and public computers; technical services including cataloging; LibrarYOU and PopUP Podcast initiatives; and other digital projects. The Technology & Support Services Librarian is also a lead librarian and key member of our professional team, providing reference and public services, highly involved in our RFID/AMH capital project, broadband and training initiatives, and serves on a number of Library-wide committees.

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.

  • Assesses library customers' needs and advises them in making effective use of library resources and services;
  • Provides reference service and instruction to library customers of all ages using print, media and computer resources;
  • Creates web site content, e-newsletters, and/or digital content;
  • Reviews, evaluates and selects print, non-print and computer materials for addition to or deletion from collections;
  • Monitors and tracks pertinent expenditures within budget;
  • May assist with specific technological hardware and software developments;
  • Develops and maintains special files, bibliographies, collections and resources, both print and electronic;
  • Classifies and catalogs print, media, computer and other materials;
  • Assists with Literacy tutor and learner recruitment, evaluations and assessments;
  • Plans for and participates in community outreach events.
  • May supervise paraprofessional staff and/or volunteers; developing schedules, managing workloads, and developing new programs;
  • May represent the Library in meetings with citizens, special interest groups, and other City department committees as assigned;
  • Provides input and proactive ideas and suggestions on library services, programs, policies and procedures;
  • Prepares a variety of oral and written reports and materials, including, but not limited to news releases, pathfinders, marketing brochures, and grant reports;
  • Assists in the overall organization of library-related print and non-print resources, including web site development;
  • Works collaboratively with all Library and City staff as well as with volunteers and Library support groups;
  • Participates in the development of overall strategic and technology planning for library systems and services;
  • Plans and implements library programs and tours for all age groups;
  • May participate on other/outside agency committees, panels, or task forces as a Library/City representative.
  • Monitors developments in the library profession and participates in activities of professional associations as time permits;
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Theory, principles and practices of library and literacy services, organization and procedures;
  • Literature, authors, and reference sources in a variety of subject areas;
  • Research techniques using print, media, electronic databases and the Internet;
  • Library-related and business-related computer software and equipment and their operation;
  • Internet and web tools, applications, techniques, practices and resources;
  • Collection development practices, including book, media and periodical database;
  • Cataloging and classification procedures for varied formats and materials;
  • Supervisory principles and practices;
  • Principles and practices of customer service and public relations.

Ability to:

  • Assess library customer needs and provide accurate reference information;
  • Plan and implement specialized programs, including performing community and literacy outreach work;
  • Classify and catalog a wide range of books, library materials and electronic resources using both manual and automated systems;
  • Principles and practices of adult and family literacy services;
  • Grant reporting processes and procedures;
  • Library related hardware and software applications;
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with a variety of library customers, staff, volunteers and community groups, including the ability to work effectively with difficult customer interactions;
  • Effectively train, direct and evaluate assigned staff and volunteers;
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, files, statistical information, reports and correspondence both in print and electronically;
  • Operate a personal computer and learn to efficiently utilize software programs used by the City and the Library;
  • Learn new technologies applicable to public library services and operations and implement them in the workplace;
  • 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.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience Guidelines - 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:

Librarian II
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS); and two years of experience as a professional librarian at a level equivalent to Librarian I with the City of Escondido.

License and Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license.
English/Spanish bilingual ability is desirable.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

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