- The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of
Librarian in Adult Services with an energetic and highly motivated individual
who possesses excellent customer service, technical and interpersonal skills.
- The ideal candidate will have experience working closely
with the public in a fast-paced full-service library environment. Key
responsibilities include creating new and innovative programs for the public,
using state-of the-art technology to develop library content, and selecting
interesting and relevant titles for the collection. Special projects may
include working on plans for a new branch library and community center in north
Sunnyvale and expanding the Library's community engagement and outreach
- The Adult Services Librarian works under the direction of the Supervising Librarian and other management staff in a team-oriented and forward-thinking environment.
- The minimum qualification for education and experience can be met in the following way:
- A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
- Provides information, reference and reader's advisory services.
- Interprets and implements library policies, procedures and resources.
- Assists patrons in locating, selecting and using materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.
- Participates in collection development activities, including selection, evaluation, merchandising and de-selection that meet the needs of the community.
- Participates in professional meetings, organizations, committees and workshops as resources permit.
- Participates in assigned library projects.
- Trains and directs the work of other library personnel.
- Seeks, writes and administers grant programs and other special projects.
- Catalogues books and non-book materials.
- Maintains library materials and information on various databases.
- Writes reports and correspondence; may oversee the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records.
- Acts as manager in absence of library managers.
- If assigned to Adult or Children's/Teen Services:
- Plans and conducts programs on topics that include but are not limited to: computer applications, literature, book discussions, science, business and other topics of interest to the community.
- Organizes and carries out programs such as: storytelling, puppets, preschool storytimes, book discussions, and school visits, recommendations of reading materials for children, teens, and parents.
- Speaks before community organizations and leads tours of the library.
- Plans and implements promotional activities for library events and services.
- Conducts database searches; adapts new technologies for improved library services.
- May maintain and develop the library's intranet and internet services, including the library website, mobile site, social networks, library catalog and other online resources.
- Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
- Current practices, procedures and technologies used in professional library work.
- On-line data searching and other automated technologies used to access information.
- Book and non-book materials, reference resources, cataloging and classification plans and bibliographic utilities.
- Some assignments may need a basic understanding or familiarity with:
- Basic personal computer hardware and peripherals.
- Third party vendor online resources, web site development and associated computer applications, database maintenance and support of an integrated library system.
- Online social networking applications.
- Contemporary computer languages and application programming interfaces.
- Carry out specific functions of the library system.
- Convey technical and resource information; advise and instruct library patrons in the use of library services and materials.
- Remain current and be aware of potential future technologies applicable to library services.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely both orally and in writing.
- Plan and present material to diverse groups.
- Read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions.
- Develop innovative approaches to diverse library issues.
- Direct the activities of subordinate staff.
- Maintain accurate and orderly records.
- Work effectively as part of a group.
- Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other City employees.
- Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
- Work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternative transportation as approved by the hiring authority.
- Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community.