Monday, February 27, 2017

San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo County - Librarian


Salary: $3,886.13 - $4,725.07 Monthly

Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree.  In addition, a Master's in Library Science degree (MLS) from a school accredited by the American Library Association.  (Professional or paraprofessional library experience at a level equivalent to Senior Library Associate or above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Licenses and Certificates:
A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.  A valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Under general supervision performs a variety of professional library work; may supervise and/or train other non-professional staff and volunteers and may assist with training of professional staff; and do other related work assigned.

Typical Tasks and Representative Duties:

  • Locates and identifies requested material and bibliographical information;
  • Organizes and maintains information files, and bibliographies;
  • Explains arrangements and resources of the library and assists patrons in their use;
  • Provides individual reading guidance and book selection;
  • Process interlibrary loans;
  • Coordinates book discussion groups;
  • Plans, promotes and presents story times and other library programming;
  • May assist in book selection for the library;
  • May assist with weeding the collections;
  • May perform public relations activities in the library and in the community;
  • Prepares various materials and documents including reports, surveys, manuals, etc.;
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and trainings;
  • Performs on-line searches using internet resources and databases;
  • Performs circulation desk duties as necessary.

Employment Standards:

  • Knowledge of: The principles, purposes, and practices of professional library work;
  • Current library trends, technology and systems;
  • Standard reference materials;
  • Any online resources.

Ability to:

  • Apply professional knowledge to practical problems on the job;
  • Manage projects;
  • Work with an automated circulation system;
  • Utilize electronic tools for reference;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with library users, community partners, and fellow employees;
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive patron inquiries and complaints;
  • Conduct group programming;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of staff as assigned.

Other Specifications
This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the position(s) within this class.  The duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.  Accordingly, the essential duties of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process.  This information will also be made available for review at the time of any recruitment for that position and at such other times as reasonably required.

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