Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Los Angeles – UCLA – Librarian/Curator for International Studies and Special Projects Coordinator




Open date: November 13th, 2017
Next review date: December 11th, 2017, Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 8th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($60,876 - $90,921)
Department: Charles E. Young Research Library, International Studies

Description of Institution and Library
As a partner in the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the International Studies Department of the Charles E. Young Research Library supports the UCLA community by selecting the resources and providing the services necessary for world class research and instruction. The department is home to specialists in area and international studies, with particular emphasis on Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Slavic states, the Middle East and Latin America. These area specialists serve as liaisons to academic departments and research units in their areas of responsibility, partnering with faculty and students on a wide variety of research projects and teaching initiatives. IS librarians and support staff serve the faculty and students in these disciplines by cultivating research-level collections in a variety of formats, as well as providing high-level research services, in person and via e-mail and digital reference. Area specialist librarians in International Studies (IS) work closely together and in cooperation with librarians from other UCLA Library units to support interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning. International Studies librarians participate in a number of enterprise-wide initiatives, including the International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP) and Collecting L.A. In addition, they engage in a variety of activities to expose UCLA collections to wider audiences, including digitization projects and exhibits featuring library materials.

Reporting to the Interim Head of International Studies the Librarian/Curator for International Studies and Special Projects Coordinator coordinates enterprise-wide initiatives including the International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP) and Collecting L.A; engages in outreach and a variety of collections activities to expose UCLA collections to wider audiences, including digitization projects and exhibits featuring library materials. The incumbent directly supervises 0.5 FTE and works with other area and international studies librarians and library assistants to manage department workflows, and serves as liaison to one or more international studies departments in either Slavic, Eastern European or Western European Studies.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Develops and manages the library’s collections regardless of format, language, period, or place of publication, in the areas of the social sciences and humanities published in or relating to assigned European, Scandinavian and/or Slavic areas. Utilizes a creative and agile approach to collection development that is married with aggressive outreach and collaboration with scholars.
  • Manages library allocations from grant funds administered by non-library centers such as the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and/or the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
  • Collaborates with development on donor cultivation and support for assigned areas; provides information for proposals and reports to donors.
  • Serves as liaison to assigned departments.
  • Participates in the subject consortia such as the Pacific Coast Slavic Librarians Consortium (PACSLAV), in CRL’s Slavic and East European Microfilming Project (SEEMP), the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and in other area-specific consortial and professional activities.
  • As subject specialist for assigned areas, provides in-depth reference, instruction and research assistance to faculty and students in relevant units. May take on additional subject areas based on expertise and Library need.
  • Collaborates whenever possible with relevant faculty and students on digital projects, research initiatives, and curricular/teaching activities.
  • Supervises, recruits and trains 0.5 FTE Library Assistant; assigning work and evaluating performance as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Library Special Collections on the acquisition, processing, digitization and preservation of primary source collections and rare books.
  • In collaboration with other library staff, develops new projects, programming, services, instruction, and other activities that support scholarship, teaching, and learning.
  • Creates and manages exhibit workflows, in coordination with colleagues in Library Special Collections and Library Communications.
  • Coordinates departmental participation in digitization projects, in collaboration with the UCLA Digital Library and others. Manages the project pipeline and creates workflows to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Serves as departmental contact for the International Digital Ephemera Program (IDEP), the UCLA Library’s initiative to digitize, preserve and provide broad public access to print, images, multimedia and social networking resources produced worldwide and for the Collecting L.A. initiative to document Los Angeles’ diverse communities.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Graduate-level study, or equivalent experience, in the humanities and/or social sciences.
  • Research-level knowledge of relevant subject literature and scholarship.
  • A thorough understanding of research needs and the organization of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Research-level reading knowledge of two of the following languages: Italian, French, German, and Russian.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Supervisory experience that includes training and directing the work of library assistants and/or student assistants.
  • Ability to work with staff, students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
  • Commitment to professional development and service.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library collections and services as well as the library organization.
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years experience of selecting and managing research collections in one of the areas of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of current trends in information technology as they apply to collection development and management and the provision of reference and research services in the Humanities.
  • Experience with the design, provision and evaluation of curriculum and pedagogy for upper division and graduate students.
  • Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Reading knowledge of additional European/Slavic/Scandinavian languages (Ex: Czech, Polish, Serbian/Croatian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, etc.).
Visit the Jobs @ UCLA Library website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/jobs-ucla-library

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter - Describing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
  • References - Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

Torrance Public Library - Main Library - Reference Librarian - PT Temp (6 months)



If you are interested in the position, please send an email expressing your interest and a copy of your current resume to BKing@TorranceCA.Gov by December 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 
There is currently one vacancy in the Reference Services Department at the main Torrance Public Library. The hours for the position are Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and alternating Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The hours will total 40 hours per two week pay period. There may be additional hours available depending on staffing throughout the temporary period. Priority will be given to those applicants who are available to cover additional shifts when needed. The duration is unknown, but cannot exceed six months.
Pay: $28.59/hour
Responsibilities and Duties
The Reference Librarian in the Reference Services Department performs a variety of professional librarian tasks. Primarily, the position will require providing reference and reader's advisory service and instruction in the use of the library to our patrons. In addition, the position requires the preparation of bibliographies, the maintenance of certain subject areas of the materials collection and special collections; making recommendations for purchase of materials, weeding and replacement as appropriate; developing displays, exhibits, brochures and news releases promoting library materials and services; participating in cooperative projects with outside organizations, schools, libraries, etc. Finally, the position requires that the individual interact with patrons in a courteous and professional manner and defuses potentially volatile or sensitive situations to ensure quality customer service.
Qualifications and Skills
The ideal candidate, in addition to the minimum requirements, will have:
·   Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with peers, the public, and subordinates
·   Programming and/or outreach experience
·   The ability to work at a rapid pace and think quickly
·   Knowledge of appropriate reference resources (print and online) as well as knowledge required to select print and/or audiovisual materials
·   Familiarity of and the ability to train others with technology, specifically computers and tablets.

Sacramento - American River College - Library Technician 75%

https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5945

The journey-level class of the series. Incumbent is technically competent in the entire library operations. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor and the direction of the Lead Library Technician. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].
This position is assigned to the Library.
• Order and receive books and other library materials and supplies, and track related budgets.
• Maintain inventory of department supplies and prepare requisitions for purchases.
• Prepare financial, statistical, and information reports.
• Receive and distribute mail; perform general clerical support duties.
• Clean and repair print and non-print materials.
• Oversee the receiving and check-in of periodicals.
• Order and maintain periodical subscriptions.
• Oversee inventory of the library collection.
• Pre-catalog materials for review by librarians.
• Search for, edit, and retrieve catalog records using bibliographic utility, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), for use in the library’s online database; prepare materials for bindery.
• Check in and charge out materials; register new patrons.
• Collect fines; prepare overdue notices, process holds on patron records, and clear patron records.
• Handle inter-library loan transactions.
• Set up and maintain the reserve materials collection.
• Oversee re-shelving of library materials; perform tasks necessary to open and/or close library facilities.
• Resolve patron complaints or refer them to appropriate staff members.
• Establish and maintain relationships with outside vendors/suppliers.
• Oversee materials and equipment service functions.
• Assist students and faculty in the setup and operation of a variety of media equipment.
• Receive and schedule equipment and media material requests.
• Retrieve recorded programs and distribute to student listening carrels via playback equipment and switch consoles.
• Oversee the ordering, scheduling, receiving, distribution, circulation, and return of staff media requests. Assist in classification and cataloging of media equipment; and schedule and distribute videotape programs for broadcast and prepare broadcast logs.
• Assist in interviewing, training, and overseeing temporary employees.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
12 month
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday (fall/spring)
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday (summer)
30 hours per week

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Two years of experience directly related to the duties of the position; OR one year of experience directly related to the duties of the position and a Library and Information Technology Certificate; OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Technology or equivalent. Promotional: One year of experience performing duties at the level of a Clerk III in the Los Rios Community College District.
(Promotional applies to regular, current Classified employees working with the Los Rios CCD.)
Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)
1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
2. Resume (recommended).
3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).
5. Letter of Interest (recommended).
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
NOTE: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
Also, Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
•    TRANSCRIPTS:
- Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
- Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
- It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.

$2,648.20 per month LRCCD Salary Schedules

Plus shift differential.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sacramento - Public Library - Library Supervisor III - Full Time

Library Supervisor III
Bilingual Preferred but not required

Location: 828 I Street Sacramento, 95814

Salary: $36.34-$48.71 Hourly$75,587-$101,317 per year (DOQ)

Non Exempt, Represented, Full- Time

Filing Deadline:  5pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017

https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-17253251


Description

The Library Supervisor III is the most senior supervisory classification and oversees more complex library operations.  This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Library Supervisor III openings that occur within the next 12 months.  We currently have one Library Supervisor III opening at a branch library.

Basic Function:
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of a medium to large branch library, a Central library division, or a major system function, such as collection management; ensures that the library provides community-focused services through outreach and partnerships; provides supervision and leadership to unit or branch staff.
Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises all operations of a medium or large branch library, a Central library division, or a system wide function, including planning services, recommending budget allocations, monitoring expenditures, and developing and recommending programming;
  • Establishes procedures for effective branch, division or work unit operation and recommends changes to improve branch, division, work unit, or system wide operations;
  • Coordinates the development and maintenance of adequate and up-to-date branch or Central collections through the selection and discarding process; coordinates reference services and readers’ advisory services; performs reference and readers’ advisory services in person, by telephone, and by correspondence and electronic communication;
  • Coordinates and provides cataloging and classification, subject analysis, bibliographic database maintenance, processing, and distribution of library materials;
  • Assures that library customer service needs are met through analysis, community studies, customer requests and feedback;
  • Identifies problems in the delivery of library services and recommends solutions;
  • Interviews, recommends for hire, trains and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; assigns staff to projects, committees and tasks; analyzes and determines scheduling and staffing needs; ensures ongoing staff training and information sharing, as needed; handles disciplinary actions; responds to personnel issues or problems and works with managers to resolve personnel issues;
  • Prepares and/or implements branch, division, or work unit goals and objectives; recommends and develops process and procedures for branch, division or work unit; participates in the development of policies and procedures for the library system;
  • Interprets procedures, policies, and administrative rules and regulations to library staff and library customers;
  • Interacts with the public, responding to and resolving complex and difficult customer problems and complaints;
  • Promotes the library within community; meets with and speaks to leaders and groups in the community and works with the branch Friends of the Library;
  • Develops relationships and partnerships within community;
  • Works with a variety of equipment and automated systems, including the integrated library system, PCs, printers, and electronic databases; performs simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; arranges for repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities; follows up on work orders;
  • Prepares, maintains, and provides statistics and reports based on a variety of files, lists, and databases;
  • Possesses attention to detail and follows through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
  • May train or assist in training staff assigned to work area;
  • Conducts periodic performance evaluations, according to established guidelines and procedures;
  • Takes responsibility for own continuous learning in order to keep up with new and emerging technologies and service innovations;
  • Monitors equipment and facility problems; makes budget requests for facility maintenance and enhancements and new and replacement equipment;
  • Reviews, evaluates and recommends books and other materials for purchase or discard for assigned branch and/or for assigned genre or subject area;
  • Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
  • Fills in for any subordinate positions, as needed;
  • Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
  • Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
  • Leads and participates in system wide committees, task forces and training; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:
  • Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  • The principles, practices, and procedures of assigned area of responsibility;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation and basic mathematical principles;
  • Reference materials, electronic database resources and use of the Internet as a resource, and methods of bibliographic research;
  • Principles and practices of cataloging, classification, and technical services operations and functions;
  • The principles and procedures of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;
  • Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations including those necessary to provide service to a diverse customer population;
  • The principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights;
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques;
  • Current office methods, equipment, practices and procedures including PC usage and familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software;

Ability to:
  • Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
  • Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
  • Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and take ownership for solving problems, regardless of assigned responsibility;
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of assigned work unit;
  • Collect, compile, and analyze information and data;
  • Master all procedures related to assigned work area;
  • Learn and use specialized library serials, acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation software;
  • Prioritize and multitask;
  • Maintain a calm atmosphere and effectively handle crisis situations which may occur;
  • Lead through collaboration, team building, and consultation, mentoring and model this leadership style for others;
  • Set, model, and maintain a positive work environment;
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with other staff and members of the public;
  • Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes where appropriate.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university
  • Three (3) full-time  years’ experience as a professional librarian with two (2) of the years in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience providing programs to youth and fluency in a foreign language is desirable

Ideal Candidate
  • The ideal candidate has a passion for public libraries and the surrounding communities the library serves. In addition to demonstrating a commitment to public library service for the community, the ideal candidate embraces new challenges; has strong and effective communication skills; builds collaborative partnerships and demonstrates effective leadership.

Benefits
Some of our benefits include:
  • Choice of benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser
  • Delta Dental plan options
  • VSP Vision Plan options
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • 20,000 Library Paid Life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Recognition Program
  • California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 12 Holiday’s and 1 Float day
  • Optional Legal Shield/Identity Theft protection
  • Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation
  • Optional AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
  • PLUS: 5% bilingual pay for qualified employees 
Special Instructions
  1. All applicants must submit an online application through www.CalOpps.org. All application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to supplemental questions. Completed supplemental answers help determine if candidates are selected for an interview.
  2. Attach a resume and cover letter
  3. Include 3 current professional references including your current supervisor. No references will be contacted without your permission
  4. A copy of your Master's degree is required prior to an interview.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the 5pm deadline on November 30, 2017 will not be accepted.

Sacramento - Los Rios Community College District - Library Technician (Temporary) - Part Time

Library Technician (Temporary)

Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Salary    $14.27 per hour 

Posting Number C00439P


Position Summary           

The journey-level class of the series. Incumbent is technically competent in the entire library operations. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor and the direction of the Lead Library Technician.

Assignment Responsibilities         
  • Order and receive books and other library materials and supplies, and track related budgets.
  • Maintain inventory of department supplies and prepare requisitions for purchases.
  • Prepare financial, statistical, and information reports.
  • Receive and distribute mail; perform general clerical support duties.
  • Clean and repair print and non-print materials.
  • Oversee the receiving and check-in of periodicals.
  • Order and maintain periodical subscriptions.
  • Oversee inventory of the library collection.
  • Pre-catalog materials for review by librarians.
  • Search for, edit, and retrieve catalog records using bibliographic utility, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), for use in the library’s online database; prepare materials for bindery.
  • Check in and charge out materials; register new patrons.
  • Collect fines; prepare overdue notices, process holds on patron records, and clear patron records.
  • Handle inter-library loan transactions.
  • Set up and maintain the reserve materials collection.
  • Oversee re-shelving of library materials; perform tasks necessary to open and/or close library facilities.
  • Resolve patron complaints or refer them to appropriate staff members.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with outside vendors/suppliers.
  • Oversee materials and equipment service functions.
  • Assist students and faculty in the setup and operation of a variety of media equipment.
  • Receive and schedule equipment and media material requests.
  • Retrieve recorded programs and distribute to student listening carrels via playback equipment and switch consoles.
  • Oversee the ordering, scheduling, receiving, distribution, circulation, and return of staff media requests. Assist in classification and cataloging of media equipment; and schedule and distribute videotape programs for broadcast and prepare broadcast logs.
  • Assist in interviewing, training, and overseeing temporary employees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Work Year           N/A
Work Schedule  
  • ARC – To be determined
  • CRC – To be determined
  • FLC – To be determined
  • SCC – To be determined

Minimum Qualifications 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
  • Two years of experience directly related to the duties of the position; OR one year of experience directly related to the duties of the position and a Library and Information Technology Certificate; OR, an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Promotional: One year of experience performing duties at the level of a Clerk III in the Los Rios Community College District. (Promotional applies to regular, current Classified employees working with the Los Rios CCD.)
  • Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • (Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)
Application Instructions 
  1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
  2. Resume (recommended).
  3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).
  5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

NOTE:
  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
  • Also, Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

TRANSCRIPTS:
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
  • Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
  • After hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Santa Rosa - Sonoma County Library - Windsor Regional Library - Branch Manager - Full Time

BRANCH MANAGER

Salary $78,270.40-$97,739.20 Annually

Location 9291 Old Redwood Highway Windsor, 95492

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, December 6, 2017


THE POSITION:
  • Under general direction of the Division Manager, Branches and Patron Services, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of the Library branch. Provides professional library services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, and performs related work as assigned. This position is responsible for all personnel and operations within the branch and for branch relationships with the community it services.

Definition
  • Under general direction, provides excellent customer service, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of a regional branch library; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services; develops related goals and objectives; supervises and coordinates staff and activities; provides professional library services including reference, readers’ advisory, collection development, and cataloging; and performs related duties as required. May perform grant writing activities as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
  • Receives general direction from the Division Manager, Public Services. Exercises direct and/or general supervision over professional, technical, and paraprofessional staff and volunteers.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of a branch library including staff, materials, and facilities
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support staff
  • Oversees or participates in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers
  • Directs and coordinates activities of a branch library in conjunction with system policies and regulations
  • Makes budget recommendations and monitors the branch library budget
  • Participates in promotional and public relations tasks, such as creating interest in library services, and creating and implementing strategies for improving awareness of library services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
 
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience as a professional librarian, including two (2) years at a lead, supervisory, or managerial level.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.


KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of library policies, program planning and implementation, systems development, and library operational trends and practices
  • Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services
  • Principles of supervision and training, including work planning, assignment, performance review, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures
  • Current and new technologies and electronic resources related to library services
  • Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a program budget

Ability to:
  • Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards, and to oversee and coordinate library collection development and management activities
  • Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff
  • Identify the needs of the public and develop, implement, and manage assigned programs, service areas, policies, procedures, and/or material collections
  • Work closely and effectively with public officials, community groups, staff, volunteers, Library Advisory Boards, Friends of the Library, and the general public
  • Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies


WORKING CONDITIONS

May be required to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands
  • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and library setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone; and the ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to travel to various branches, meeting sites, educational institutions, and community events. This classification primarily works indoors and requires movement between work areas. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve materials and data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to retrieve and shelve materials. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items, storage containers, and shelving units weighing an average of 20 pounds, and up to 50 pounds of weight, in order to move materials from one place to another, with the aid of lifting/moving equipment.


Class Characteristics

This is a management class within the bi-level Branch Manager series responsible for overseeing a branch library within the Sonoma County Library system. Incumbents are responsible for supervising professional and support staff and for providing autonomous operational support to the assigned branch. Responsibilities are defined by overall objectives. Incumbents perform professional librarian duties and exercise initiative and considerable independent judgment in the application of policies and procedural guides. The work requires a broad knowledge of professional methods and techniques to serve communities with differing needs and interests and to engage in collection administration and maintenance activities. Positions in this class are responsible for the formulation and administration of procedures, and programs for the branch, as well as system-wide policies and programs through participation on the Public Services Management Team (PSMT). Performance expectations of this class include the recommendation and implementation of new programs and services within a defined framework. This class is distinguished from the Central Branch Manager class in that the latter is assigned as manager of the system’s major resource library, Santa Rosa Central Library, with a wider scope of responsibilities including system-wide services.