Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Folsom-Folsom Public Library-Library Technician

Salary: $36,681-$56,006 annually
Closing Date: March 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

The Position: This Library Technician position will work predominantly in the Library’s Youth Services department. Under the direction of the Youth Librarian and supervision of the Library Manager, the Library Technician will perform storytimes, lead teen programs, provide reference services to children of all ages, represent the library at outreach events, conduct school tours of the library, and form partnerships with outside agencies. A successful applicant must demonstrate an aptitude for working with children.

Definition: Under direction, perform a variety of activities such as acquisition, cataloging, and patron assistance; perform a variety of paraprofessional support duties related to the functions and programs of the library. Incumbents may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the work of lower level personnel. Receives immediate supervision from the Library Manager or his/her designee.

Ideal Candidate: 
  • Provide patrons with information about library resources, materials, and services; maintain an automated, comprehensive, accurate, and current database of information on available library resources. 
  • Act as liaison with cooperative libraries and fill requests from other libraries. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or conduct special programs such as story hours or reading programs. 
  • Perform community outreach programs.
  • Conduct and oversee inventories of books and other library materials. 
  • Maintain bibliographies and create book lists; conduct bibliographic searches using a library computer system. 
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and lower level staff to carry out program goals. Interpret library policy in absence of a Librarian. 
  • Develop promotional materials, including news releases and flyers. 
  • Collect fines and fees; assist patrons in locating library materials and using library resources. 
  • Check out and check in library materials to patrons. 
  • Register patrons, establish eligibility status, and input information into database. 
  • Acquire, process, and maintain library materials including basic cataloging.
  • Compile data and prepare summary activity reports including circulation, number of materials added/discarded, materials processed and held, patrons served, and other statistics. 
  • Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits. 
  • Give group tours to children, parents, and organizations. 
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • General procedures involved in receipt, circulation, and storage of library materials.
  • General library classification and filing systems.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Standard library practices, techniques and terminology.
  • Standard public library procedures including cataloging, bibliographic search, procedures, and the use of reference sources
  • and materials.
  • Modern office procedures.
  • Methods and computer equipment.
  • Alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing systems.
  • Basic mathematical principles.
  • Record-keeping practices and principles.
Ability to:
  • Review documents related to library operations.
  • Observe, identify, and problem solve library operations and procedures
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption.
  • Learn to prepare effective technical reports with recommendations and findings.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system databases and rules for entry of materials.
  • Learn library practices and procedures.
  • Learn location of materials in the library.
  • Work accurately with alphanumeric codes.
  • Assist patrons in the location and use of library materials.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful work performance.
  • Operate a personal computer and use software; use a calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopy machine.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education/Training : Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Library Science, English, Liberal Arts or a closely related field from an accredited college.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of full-time clerical experience working in a library.
  • Substitution: Additional qualifying experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to two years.
License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Some positions may require the possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, a California Class C driver license by the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Other Requirements: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a typical office environment. (1) Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting and standing for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/ Talking: frequent hearing and talking, person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7) Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.

Application: All applicants must complete in full an official City of Folsom employment application. All applications must be completed in their entirety. The applicant has the responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. An incomplete application may be cause for disqualification. Applications which best meet the City’s needs are invited to participate in the selection process. Candidates selected for interview will be required to sign a release for a pre-employment background check. The City may screen for those applicants who are most qualified and who possess the desirable special qualifications. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, fingerprint and background check. A written exam and oral interview may be required. Applications can be submitted via US mail, email or fax (see below). 

Required Supplemental Questionnaire: On a separate sheet of paper, please provide the answers to the supplemental questionnaire listed. Your answer sheet to the supplemental questions must be attached to the completed application. Please ensure your name, signature and date are on the supplemental answer sheet. Supplemental answers not to exceed one (1) page total.

City of Folsom Human Resources
50 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7202
Fax: (916) 351-1760

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