- Adult Services will be assigned to the
Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library in the West Yolo Region and will work
with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals, and community
partners to deliver exceptional service to all ages. The position will be
responsible for envisioning, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating
local and system-wide programs and services for adults, grants management,
reference and reader's advisory services, government documents, collection
management and technology and library instruction.
- Services include supporting grant funded literacy services,
overseeing volunteer--run programs, managing a diverse range of programming,
cultivating partnerships with community stakeholders, engaging in outreach and
service development to increase accessibility, assessing and analyzing
community needs and program outcomes and supporting and engaging in the
Library's strategic directions and diverse committees.
- Applicants that are currently in the last semester of their
Master of Library Science or Library Information Services degree program are
welcome to apply. However, any offer of employment will be contingent upon
proof of completion of the degree program.
- In addition to the qualifications listed under
"Employment Standards" in the online application, the ideal candidate
will be community oriented, enthusiastic about promoting the library to a
broader audience, able to engage new technologies, adept at managing grants,
capable of being the person in charge, genuinely enjoy serving a diverse
population base and possess a firm grasp of current and emerging library
- Fluency in languages other than English is highly desirable. All Library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch. Incumbents must be able to work regular evening and weekend hours. Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired.
- Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, program, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.
- The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments. At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I.
- The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series.
Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in
performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library
work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on
assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this
class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program,
technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise
paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are
expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians,
paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers.
- Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional
Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may
supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional
- This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to a hiring department for further consideration.
- Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming.
- Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned.
- Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs.
- Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System.
- Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment.
- Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions.
- Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work.
- Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems.
- Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems.
- Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints.
- Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.
- Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library
Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate
school of Librarianship; AND
- Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo
- principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader's advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming;
- books, authors, bibliographies, and digital material;
- library functions and services;
- Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation.
- use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications;
- set priorities;
- analyze and respond to community needs and requests;
- analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action;
- apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met;
- communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs;
- develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others;
- lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers;
- plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers;
- work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.
- Screening for Best Qualified
- Department Selection Interviews
- The selected candidate will participate in the following pre-employment examination processes:
- Reference Checks
- Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
- Screening for Best Qualified