Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Livermore – Public Library – Librarian I

Url: http://goo.gl/DZCETV

Closing Date: 02/29/16

Salary: $4,770.24 - $5,798.26 Monthly

Job Type: Full time


Under supervision, provides information services to the public; and performs other duties as assigned.  This is the entry level position in the professional Librarian series. Entry into this class requires experience or education related to library or information science. With experience, the work becomes progressively more diversified and difficult, requiring independent judgment under general supervision. May provide direction to Library Aides, Library Clerks, Library Assistants, volunteers, and temporary employees in their assignments and work prioritization.  

 Job Related and Essential Qualifications:

Demonstrated Knowledge of: 
Library science theory and practice with emphasis in the areas of public library philosophy and library operating techniques; reference materials and their use; research and retrieval techniques; library automation; age level programming including children and young adults; effective communication techniques; effective training techniques, department policies, practices and terminology; personal computer operating systems and computer software to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and other specialized functions; website construction and maintenance; and principles and practices of exceptional customer service.

Demonstrated Skills to: 
Instruct patrons in the use of the Library; retrieve information; effectively transmit information to the public; write clear, concise letters, memos, reports and book reviews; organize work flow; operate library and office equipment; use initiative and independent judgment within specified guidelines while performing routine duties; be flexible and adapt to changing conditions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; relate effectively to those contacted in the course of work; plan specific programs such as, children's activities, outreach or reference; and plan specific programs such as children's activities, outreach, or reference.

Ability to:
Effectively apply the required knowledge and skills in the daily performance of assigned duties; and read, comprehend and interpret a variety of written materials including library policies and practices.

Experience, Education, and Training Guidelines: 

Experience: One year of municipal library experience is desirable.

Education: A Master's degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university is required. A Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of professional librarian experience may substitute for the advanced degree. Successful completion of a Master's Degree in Library Science or satisfactorily meeting the substitution criteria is required prior to the completion of the probationary period. A Master's degree in Library Science and course work in specific area of work assignment is highly desirable.  

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