Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yolo County (West Yolo Region) - Davis Branch Library - Librarian I/II - Full Time

Librarian I: $41,616.02 - $50,587.89 Annually
Librarian II: $51,285.73-$62,350.70 Annually

The Librarian I/II - 
  • 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 trends.
  • 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.

Librarian I
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • 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.

Librarian II
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • 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 Librarians.
  • 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.

Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • 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.

Employment Standards:

Librarian I
  • Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.

Librarian II
  • 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

Knowledge of:
  • 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.

Ability to:
  • 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.

Application & Selection Process:
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, and a completed supplemental questionnaire for this position. Although a resume must be included with your application, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

As an attachment to the online application

By e-mail to 

By fax to (530) 666-8049

By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be immediately forwarded to the department for further consideration. The selection process will include the following steps:
  • 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

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