Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Azusa - Library - Senior Librarian Youth Services - Full Time

Opening Date/Time:          Thu. 10/13/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:            Thu. 11/17/16 5:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $4,781.14 - $5,763.30 Monthly

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:             Library - 729 North Dalton Avenue Azusa, CA 91702, California

Department:       Library

  • Under limited supervision, plans, organizes and administers services for a Youth Services Division of the Library, which includes the Bookmobile mobile library, performs professional Library work related to collection development, reference services, and special programs; and performs related duties as required.

  • The Senior Librarian – Youth Services reports to the Library Services Manager.  It is a professional classification, distin­guished from the Librarian classifi­cation by its responsibility for supervision of Library staff and for program responsibility for a major citywide Library program area. This class differs from the Library Services Manager clas­sification by the latter's primary responsibility to assist the Library Director in planning, orga­nizing, directing, and supervising overall Library activi­ties, services, and operations.

Essential Functions:
  • These functions may not be present in all positions in this class.  When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability.
Under general direction of the Library Services Manager, the Senior Librarian – Youth Services:
  • Supervises, plans and administers divisional programs and services related to youth services
  • Keeps abreast of new trends in public libraries
  • Provides responsible staff assistance to the Library Services Manager
  • May also supervise and coordinate a variety of operational activities for the Library including relations with patrons and outside organizations
  • Selection and purchase of Library equipment
  • Evaluates and selects materials including books, magazines, audio, video, CD-ROM products and electronic resources
  • May develop, implement and evaluate new and ongoing Library programs
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the assigned division annual budget
  • Coordinates staff training
  • Uses excellent customer service skills
  • Assists patrons in locating appropriate information sources
  • Coordinates collection development
  • Makes public presentations
  • Maintains a variety of records and statistics
  • Participates on a variety of committees, boards and task forces
  • Prepares a variety of reports
  • Coordinates selection and acquisition of juvenile and young adult Library materials
  • Directs and coordinates children's services
  • Responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints
  • Responsible for developing Library programs that will effectively meet the needs of the community
  • Assigns, organizes, trains and supervises the work of volunteers and Library staff
  • Sets goals and objectives for the division
  • Develops effective methods of communication with staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualification Guidelines:
Education and/or Experience:
  • Possess a Masters Degree of Library Science from an accredited college or university
  • Desirable experience includes three years professional experience as a Librarian including one year in a supervisory capacity

Knowledge and Skill Levels: 
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional Library work; demonstrates an ability to make use of various Library tools and applications; has knowledge of practices involved in the cataloging, classifying and processing of Library materials.
  • Follow verbal and written directions; understands automation and computers relevant to the operation of a public Library, and principles of supervision. 
  • Has ability to: communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; select, train, supervise and evaluate employee performance; train personnel on division activities, procedures and regulations; analyze data and information and draw logical conclusions; implement Library programs; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; operate programs within allocated amounts; communicate effectively with a variety of personnel and establish/maintain effective working relationships; explain and apply policies and procedures; interpret and apply rules, regulations, procedures and policies; and promote community interest in Library services.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions
  • Position requires prolonged sitting and regular 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 preparing reports 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. 
  • Additionally, the need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 20 pounds is required. 
  • Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a current and valid California Class C Driver's License and satisfactory safe driving record
  • Availability to work nights and weekends

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