Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Berkeley-Berkeley Public Library-Librarian I


Closing Date/Time:    Mon. 04/03/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $5,829.00 - $6,989.00 monthly

Description: We are seeking an engaged Librarian to join us at Berkeley Public Library. Librarian I is an entry level position responsible for customer service, including program planning and delivery, collection management, and community engagement. This position is eligible for promotion to Librarian II after two years of full-time service. Our current vacancy is at Claremont Branch; this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification.This job is for you if you like to:
  • Experiment and explore new ideas
  • Step into action to achieve results
  • Solve problems to improve library services
  • Build relationships and engage with a diverse community
  • Employ empathy and transparency in communications
  • Learn, grow, and have fun at work

Desired Skill Set:
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Communicate effectively and inspire enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated and committed to success
  • Adept at collaboration and teambuilding
  • Flexibility and openness to change
  • Knowledgeable about current best practices in libraries

Major responsibilities may include:
  • Assess patron needs and advise them in making effective use of library resources and services
  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions and selection of books, magazines, records, cassettes, compact disks, pamphlets, and other print and non print materials
  • Orients patrons to library procedures and practices and specialized information sources, specialized library material collections, and similar services
  • Under direction, prepares reading lists and bibliographies using computer equipment and programs
  • Advises patrons and answers reference questions regarding specialized subject knowledge, such as art and music, young people`s literature, and library materials or special collections; refers more difficult or complex questions to more experienced staff
  • Assists in program planning and implementation, including outreach and public relations work
  • Classifies, catalogs, and processes books and other materials
  • Provides professional assistance in selection of a wide range of library materials and in maintaining library collections
  • Serves on project committees, attends meetings and library workshops
  • Prepares displays and visual materials as needed
  • Prepares a variety of written materials
  • May assume lead responsibility for non professional staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
(1) Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis. (2) A valid California driver`s license is desirable. When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California driver's license as well as a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Public library objectives, organization and procedures.  Patron advisory methods and practices; reference sources and search techniques; automated library information systems and tools; collection development, including book and materials selection and cataloging procedures.
Ability to: Assess library patron needs and providing accurate reference information. Plan and implementing specialized programs, including performing outreach work; classify, cataloging and processing a wide range of books and library materials using both manual and computerized procedures. Establish and maintaining effective working relations with a variety of library patrons and others contacted in the course of the work. Maintain accurate records and files; prepare clear, accurate and concise written reports and correspondence; and prepare effective displays and other visual materials.

Application Process: Applicants must submit the following:
All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely. Resumes may also be submitted but are not a substitute for a completed application. All application materials will be reviewed for minimum requirements and those applicants possessing these requirements will have their names placed on the employment eligible list based on an evaluation of their education, training, experience, and supplemental questionnaires. 

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