Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Rancho Cucamonga – City of Rancho Cucamonga Library Services Department – Librarian I or II
Closing Date: 4/14/16
The Rancho Cucamonga Library Services Department is seeking a highly motivated, creative, team-oriented professional to work as a Librarian I or II. Under general supervision of the Library Services Manager, provides professional support to the Technology and Reference Services Division and performs related duties as required. The ideal candidate will have excellent technology, interpersonal, and communication skills; a strong commitment to customer service; an outstanding work ethic, attitude, and sense of teamwork; and flexibility and interest in adapting to the evolving world of libraries.
THE LIBRARY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
In 2013, the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library was awarded the prestigious National Medal, the nation’s highest honor that can be bestowed on a museum or library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in recognition of the service, enrichment and experiences the Library brings to the community. The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library strives to inform and enrich our community by providing access to traditional and technologically-innovative resources. We support and encourage education and the love of reading in a welcoming atmosphere with a knowledgeable, service-oriented staff. The department has two full-service facilities, a bookmobile and a “virtual” branch and employs a staff of approximately 90 full-time and part-time employees. This staff is spread among divisions that include Library Administration, Reference, Children’s, Circulation, Outreach, Literacy and Technology services.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to: work with City’s Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) division to maintain and monitor all Library technology; perform routine maintenance on Library servers and PCs, and perform software upgrades as necessary; perform routine maintenance on Library’s Horizon system, and act as primary point of contact for all routine maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting; plan and present unique and informative technology classes; create and maintain Library’s web site and social media platforms; use and instruct others in the use of computers to locate information through electronic networks; diagnose problems with computers and electronic resources; order repairs as needed; compile library activity reports and statistics, including basic SQL on the Horizon system; advise and assist library patrons in locating and choosing appropriate materials and in using various reference sources; recommend additions to maintain an up-to-date collection of reference materials and services appropriate to the needs of the community; compile, catalog and classify information materials; apply general library materials selection standards and policies; conduct community outreach activities; participate in the preparation and presentation of workshops and training for staff development; assist in the development and implementation of special programs and services; represent the City and Library in a professional and positive manner. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's degree is required. Graduation from an American Library Association accredited college with a Master's degree in library science or any combination of training and library experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Position at the Librarian II level require two years of professional library experience at the Librarian I level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of professional library work; the use of library databases, websites, indexes, catalogs, and basic reference sources; strong knowledge of PCs, common library software applications, and HTML; advanced reference methods; techniques and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying and organizing library materials; principles and techniques used in bibliographic research. Strong commitment to public services; ability to work well in teams as well as lead teams; strong ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals to promote library programs and meet patron needs; ability to teach and present technology concepts to the general public; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, coworkers, supervisors, and community representatives. Excellent customer service skills; creativity, flexibility, and ability to multi-task in a busy library setting.
Position at the Librarian II level are distinguished from the Librarian I by level of supervisory experience. Librarian II will serve as Division lead and have demonstrated the ability to lead, organize and supervise the work of others. Librarian II is expected to handle new, challenging, and unusual situations with minimal supervision, and will be called upon by staff to handle higher level customer service issues. Librarian II has broader responsibility for Division operations and goals and a larger span of supervisory control in implementing the operating procedures and policies of the organization.
Successful candidates shall be required to:
· Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
· Pass a pre-employment medical exam; and
· Provide proof of a valid driver’s license and be insurable; and
· Pass a reference and background verification. References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.