Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Visalia – Tulare County Library – Public Librarian

Url: http://goo.gl/cei4Ql

Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment. First review of applications is 4/4/16.

Salary: Level II - $3,479 - $4,240 Monthly, Level III -$3,844 - $4,686 Monthly

Typical Duties:

May be assigned to a large branch or to supervise a specialized service.  Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

Level II: Assist in the planning and direction of youth services, historical collection, social media, and website; plan, coordinate and implement programs and services for children, young adults, families, and adults; perform reference work and provide reader's advisory service; provide effective and positive customer service; develop promotional and publicity items in writing and online; prepare reports and correspondence; promote use of the library through community meetings and the media; give presentations and conduct tours for children, young adults, parents and educators; attend and participate in workshops and conferences; evaluate and maintain library collections; order library materials in a variety of formats; assist in planning and preparing exhibits and displays; assist in the hiring, training and employee evaluation processes; operate computers and other types of automated equipment.

Level III: In addition to all duties listed above for the Level II: Administer services system-wide for youth or other area (s) assigned; plan, direct and review the work of professional Librarians  and non-professional library staff, assist with the preparation of the budget; assist with the selection of new personnel; arrange and conduct training programs in library policy and procedures for staff members; prepare employee performance evaluations; meet with and speak to community groups; assist in the determination of staffing and physical needs for the library and area (s) assigned; develop and provide new and ongoing programming; make recommendations on matters of policy related to assigned division; maintain records and prepare reports.

Employment Standards:

Education/Experience:  Level II requires a Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university, plus one year of experience as a Librarian, (equivalent to that of a Librarian I with Tulare County); Level III: requires an additional two years of experience as a professional Librarian.

Knowledge of: Level II: Library materials available for adults and children; basic math; reference tools and procedures; electronic library tools. In addition Level III requires: Library policies, procedures, goals, objectives; computer applications for use in providing library services; social networking techniques for communicating with the public and providing library services, math sufficient to assist with budget preparation.

Skill/Ability to: Level II requirements:  Write clear, concise, grammatically correct reports, correspondence and memos; accurately and legibly copy information from a written source; ability to lift 25 pounds; communicate verbally with people of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; use a personal computer; learn new computer programs; learn to use internet based tools and social media platforms; set priorities, organize work, and adjust to changes in workload and pressure of meeting deadlines; establish effective working relationships with other employees; conduct research, collect and analyze information; follow and give oral and written instructions; plan, prepare and present material orally to groups; read, interpret and apply reference and professional information; use patience, tact and courtesy with the public to gain confidence and cooperation; observe community interests and library needs; retain, and recall information; explain and interpret technical terms; implement new policies and procedures; identify technical library issues/problems and recommend alternatives to resolve them. In addition Level III requires: Conduct reference interviews to meet the needs of the public; select books considering patron reading needs; use self-restraint when dealing with the public, including working with irate or intoxicated individuals; work and negotiate with community groups and staff to resolve concerns relating to the library; establish facts and draw valid conclusions; assign, train, coordinate and motivate appropriate staff members; record information accurately.


Knowledge of:  Level II: Tools and resources to discover reader interests and community needs; library policies, procedures, goals and objectives; comparable experiences of libraries in other communities; standard office procedures and computer software; effective customer services practices; use of computers/electronic devices as an aide in providing library reference services and collection development; services and collection development for children, young adults, or adults; historical and archival practices including digitization; social media, blogs, and website development as it applies to libraries. Level III: Personnel practices and procedures; basic library facilities planning and maintenance, including furnishing and equipment needs and vendors; innovative library services; develop community resources effectively; math to provide accurate statistics; basic collection development and library programming special needs and functions of branch libraries.

Skill/Ability to:  Level II: Conduct basic reference interviews and select materials for the collection; make assessments; conduct research, collect data, and analyze information; develop better library service and create cooperation; speak, read, write, and translate Spanish  Level III; develop library programs and services for youth from birth to teens and their parents, including Summer Reading; assist in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

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