Tuesday, March 29, 2016

City of Lincoln - Library - Librarian I - Part Time

Librarian I 
City of Lincoln, Sierra Foothills

Part-Time (approx. 30 hrs/wk)

For more info contact:
(916) 434-2496  

Close Date: Apr 1, 2016

Salary: $21.28 - $28.51 Hourly

Under general supervision, performs professional library activities, cataloging, reference, circulation, programming, and collection development; provides professional and technical assistance to the 
public. Performs other related duties as required.

The Librarian I/II is a flexibly staffed professional position in the Library Department. This position is responsible for providing quality technical and public services. Incumbents are expected to independently perform entry/journey level professional duties.
The Librarian I is the entry-level professional position. This position is distinguished from the Librarian II 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 an entry level class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

Receives general direction from the Director of Library Services or his/her designee, including direction in the implementation of Federal and State laws, codes and regulations. Exercises functional supervision over paraprofessional, volunteer, and other personnel as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
  • Provides instruction in library policies and procedures for patrons.
  • Promotes and provides effective, courteous service and cooperation to meet the needs of the patrons, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Solves basic library problems independently and with assistance.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and implements programs designed to serve adults, including seniors, college students, young adults, children, and lifelong learners.
  • Fosters literacy, encourages reading, provides materials and teaches the effective use of the public library.
  • Exercises professional skills, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to library patrons.
  • Provides selection for assigned area and purchase suggestions to other selectors as needed.
  • Maintains records and prepares basic reports.
  • Listens, communicates, and interacts positively with co-workers to enhance effectiveness of work unit and to promote productivity of work team.
  • Assists with locating and preparing grant applications and external funding opportunities for the support and enhancement of the library, including those that provide services to all our partners.
  • Staffs the public services desks including Reference, Children’s and Circulation when scheduled.
  • Performs outreach to community.
  • Conducts and attends regular team meetings, including staff meetings.
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities to improve and learn new professional and technical skills.

Special Conditions: May be required to work some evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:
  • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Librarian I/II.
  • A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of the following: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university. Library experience a necessity.
  • License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, policies, and procedures of a public library;
  • library cataloging, classification, selection, and reference;
  • effective and positive customer service;
  • library equipment, software, and resources used for circulation, cataloging, selection, and reference;
  • the internet and its resources;
  • public service procedures and practices;
  • information resources; computer systems and programs;
  • basic principles of mathematics; modern and standard office procedures, practices, software, and equipment;
  • record keeping and report preparation and writing;
  • proper English, spelling and grammar;
  • occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
  • Share a love of libraries;
  • keep up with the latest technology;
  • develop professional, leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills;
  • assist in developing and implementing library programs and services;
  • research, and utilize equipment, software, collections, and other library acquisitions;
  • perform both technical and analytical library tasks; interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures;
  • analyze situations appropriately and adopt effective courses of action;
  • perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately;
  • assist in developing or revising procedures to improve effectiveness and comply with changes; assist in preparing reports, grants, and keep accurate records;
  • read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team;
  • make sound decisions within established guidelines;
  • analyze issues and develop and implement an appropriate response;
  • work with staff and patrons from diverse backgrounds and cultures; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner;
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:
  • Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
  • Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 

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