Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roseville Public Library - Librarian I

SALARY: $3,569 to $5,022 monthly

FINAL FILING DATE: Qualified and Regular City of Roseville employees may submit an application to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday February 18, 2016.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Librarian I in the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department. The normal work schedule may vary from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday and will include weekends.

To perform professional duties in support of Department activities including libraries and museums; to assist customers with inquiries and research; to code, classify, and lead cataloging and processing activities of technical staff; and to select and evaluate collection materials.

This is the entry level class in the Librarian series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

Receives general supervision from a Library Supervisor or City Librarian.
May exercise direct supervision over technical and administrative support personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide reference and advisory services to customers; perform professional work in the classification, cataloging, and ordering of collection materials of various media including original cataloging when required; assist with implementing on-going authority control procedures and maintain authority file.
• Provide administration and maintenance of an integrated library system; the library’s commercial databases; the department’s web pages and social media sites and virtual department services.
• Train staff and patrons on new techniques and technologies associated with library services.
• Assist in developing the collection by reading, reviewing and recommending materials; review current collection to determine additional materials needed and select materials for repair or discard.
• Observe operations and make recommendations related to a variety of library services including Internet, audio-visual, reference and technical services; prepare and maintain related records and reports.
• Identify various user and community needs and recommend, plan and assist in developing appropriate programs; design and arrange library/museum materials for display; compile bibliographies for print and/or department website use.
• Assess customer needs through discussion with patrons; make recommendations about effective use of department resources and services to meet customer needs.
• Instruct customers in the use of library tools including catalogs, computer databases, bibliographic resources, and the Internet.
• Propose, plan, coordinate, market and implement a variety of community outreach programs, department programs, museum programs and activities, and special events as assigned.
• Consult with library professional staff on the selection, implementation and maintenance of library technology, equipment and software programs.
• Test and implement computer applications and analyze problems with existing applications; consult with City department staff; coordinate system activities with users to identify needs; participate in the installation of software, system configuration, and troubleshooting of software and hardware issues in support of the City’s virtual library.
• Seek ways to improve information access in support of the department’s mission and programs; promote and maintain the library’s commercial databases.
• Provide support and expertise in the selection, setup and maintenance of third party software.
• Promote library and museum services and programs through news releases, flyers, brochures, social media, email marketing and current website information.
• Assist in the design and implementation of standards for selection, review and replacement of subject collections; conduct ongoing statistical analysis of collections and collection needs.
• Assist in budget priorities regarding assigned area; prepare budget reports; administer, coordinate, monitor and control expenditures and budget for collection development, programs, marketing and advertising
• Prepare and administer grants.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of library science.
• Library organization, services and equipment including applicable information systems technology.
• Basic principles and practices of program development and service delivery.
• Information sources, bibliographies, reference materials, and cataloging and classification systems.
• Collection development, including material selection and cataloging procedures.
• Principles and practices of library systems administration, programming, electronic data processing and application documentation.
• Current trends, standards and emerging technologies in public libraries and the Internet.
• Techniques of customer service and patron assistance.

Ability to:

• Perform professional library work related to research and classification and cataloging of library materials.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; intermittently push and pull carts; stand and sit continuously when on a public desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds of less.
• Assess customer needs and provide accurate reference information through use of appropriate search techniques.
• Plan, organize and coordinate a variety of programs as assigned.
• Obtain information through interview; work courteously with the public, and work effectively with interruption.
• Interpret and explain pertinent library and City policies and procedures.
• Use automated library systems and modern office equipment, including personal computer programs for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and audio/visual display applications.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Prepare a variety of reports and maintain accurate records and files.
• Recognize problems or potential problems regarding library technology functions.
• Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
• May work weekends and evening shifts as assigned.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


• No experience is required.


• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science is desirable.

License or Certificate

• Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR Certifications as issued by the American Red Cross.


1. Your responses to questions 2-3, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.

2. How many years of experience do you have performing professional duties in libraries, including assisting customers with inquiries and research; selecting and evaluating collection materials, and participating in library program activities?
Less than 1 year
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5+ years

3. Please list your completed education from an accredited college or university. List the degree, major and institution.

4. How have your education and work experience prepared you for the position of Librarian for Roseville Library?

5. Describe a library program you created and its impact on the community.

6. What technologies have you utilized to provide library services to customers?

7. Describe a successful project you completed as part of a team. What role did you play in the outcome?

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Please note that applicants who are placed in a reachable rank (typically 1-5) will be required to respond to an online Criminal Conviction Questionnaire sent via e-mail. Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (5) five calendar days of the e-mail notification will result in your application not being forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
Job Status: Promotional/Lateral (City Employees Only), Salary

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