Saturday, October 1, 2016

San Mateo Public Library - Librarian I/II - Full Time

Librarian I/II—Children’s and Adult Services
City of San Mateo, San Francisco/Peninsula 

Close Date: Oct 10, 2016

Salary: $4,988.00 - $6,547.00 Monthly

Recruitment will close by:  October 10, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 100 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first

Children’s Services
  •  The person hired into this position will be an innovative, energetic, and creative professional to fill one full-time Librarian position (37.5 hours per week) assigned to Children’s Services.  This position is part of a team of professionals that organizes and leads library services for infants, preschool and elementary aged children, their caregivers, as well as education professionals.  Duties include but are not limited to providing story times and special programs, reference and reader’s advisory; collection development; outreach to schools and the community.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, enjoys working in a busy environment with a diverse library population and have the ability to “switch gears” on a moment’s notice.

Adult Services   
  • This is a part-time (25 hours per week) position assigned to the Adult/Teen and Information Services Division.  This position is part of a team that provides reference and reader’s advisory services, oversees collection development for adults and teens, and coordinates adult programming, technology instruction, and outreach.  The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with patrons from all backgrounds, embrace change and innovation, and proactively work to expand and improve library services.
Examples of Duties
  • Depending upon assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  •  Develop, implement and evaluate programs and services for children and or/adults; recommend program and procedure changes.
  • Perform outreach to the community, community organizations and schools.
  • Serve at the reference desk, providing excellent customer service, research and respond to difficult or technical reference questions.
  • Provide reader’s advisory to library patrons of all ages.
  • Advise and assist library patrons, demonstrate the use of on-line library catalogs, databases and other aids.
  • Review new publications and collection materials and select materials for acquisition and/or disposition, as appropriate.
  • Act as in-charge of the library on a regular rotation (as directed).
  • Participate in department meetings and continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Attend and represent the library at professional meetings as required.
Ideal Candidate:
What You Bring

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge skill and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Librarian I:
  • Previous public library experience desirable but not required.
  • Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
  • Spanish or Chinese language skills desirable.

 Librarian II:
(In addition to Librarian I requirements)
  • Two years of professional library experience comparable to that of a Librarian I in the City of San Mateo.
Knowledge and Abilities:

Librarian I:
  • Principles of practices of professional library work.
  • Reference methods, techniques, and sources used in  library work.
  • Computerized cataloging and bibliographic  databases and rules for entry of material.
  • Assist library patrons to reference and related  library questions.
  • Operate computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases.
  • Implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures.
  • Work well with the public.
  • Work weekends and evenings.

 Librarian II:
 (In addition to Librarian I requirements)
  • Policies procedures, and functions of a library system.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Community agencies’ functions and resources.
  • Work independently.
  • Supervise and train subordinates.
  • Salary range:  Librarian I -  $4,988  -  $5,947 monthly
  •                          Librarian II - $5,486  -  $6,547 monthly
  • CalPERS retirement 2% @ 55 with 3-year average final compensation for “Classic” members with 7.5% contribution paid by the employee; and 2% @ 62 with 3-year average final compensation for “New” PEPRA members.
  • Social Security benefit
  • Medical insurance with a choice from several different plans; City-paid individual coverage of up to 100%, and family coverage up to 90% of the Kaiser family plan (prorated/work hours) or $160 per month if waived
  • City-paid premiums for Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 11- 25 days annual vacation, depending on length of service
  • 13.5 days paid holidays per year (includes 3.5 floating days)
  • 12 sick days annually per hours worked
  • Credit Union at City Hall, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation, Retired Health Savings Account.  Free Fitness through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation programs, and Employee appreciation events throughout the year
  • Bilingual differential of $195 per month if applicable
  • This classification falls within an employee bargaining unit, employees of which may elect to join and/or pay an equivalent service fee

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