Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rocklin – Placer County Library – Senior Library Clerk

Salary: $18.70 - $22.73/hr; $3,241.49 - $3,939.95/month; $38,897.87 - $47,279.44/year
Date Opened:  4/24/2017
Closing Date:  5/8/2017

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit

The Placer County Library is seeking a self-motivated and flexible individual with outstanding customer service skills to fill a Senior Library Clerk vacancy at the Rocklin Library.  The current vacancy is a permanent full-time position, but the list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies as they arise, including part-time positions.  Schedules vary, and include some weekends and evenings. Incumbents may also be required to provide coverage to multiple locations.

To perform a variety of responsible library duties associated with operation of a small branch library; exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned library support staff and volunteers.

This is the advanced journey level class within the Library Clerk series.  This class is distinguished from the Library Clerk – Journey by the assignment of the full range of duties associated with the operation of a small branch library of the County’s Library system or provision of children's services when assigned. 

Receives general supervision from the Assistant Director and Director of Library Services or from the Youth Services Librarian in the provision of children’s library services when assigned to the children’s services program. Exercises technical and functional supervision over clerical positions, library pages, aides and volunteers.

·         Plan, assign and coordinate the work of support staff including volunteers; provide technical and functional supervision to assigned staff.
·         Maintain logs and files relating to acquisition of books, materials, supplies and maintenance contracts; recommend appropriate expenditures.
·         Represent the Department to outside groups and organizations.
·         Check library materials in and out; maintain circulation and patron database; prepare materials for circulation.
·         Shelve library materials and review library shelves for proper order.
·         Compute, collect, receipt and record monies collected for overdue, lost or damaged materials.
·         Assist customers in using library services and in understanding the arrangement and location of library materials or provides technical assistance as necessary.
·         Register new borrowers and issue library cards; enter customer requests for materials.
·         Maintain collection including weeding shelves of outdated materials and performing skilled mending; maintain and monitor budget for new orders.
·         Establish, maintain and compile statistics on library activities and materials used.
·         Perform general clerical duties as necessary and operate library related office equipment.
·         Keep library neat and clean and set up and maintain displays.
·         Conduct various special activities such as literacy services, story hours, summer reading programs, classroom visits and various outreach functions.
·         Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
·         Perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of responsible experience performing a broad range of duties operating a library, bookstore or small business which provides the candidate with the possession of practical knowledge needed to operate and/or manage a branch library or provide library children services when assigned. 

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Knowledge of:
·         Methods of conducting storytelling for children.
·         Standard library practices, techniques and terminology.
·         Principles and practices of work safety.
·         Principles and practices of customer service and reception techniques.
Ability to:
·         On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time.  Intermittently bend, twist, kneel or squat while shelving, opening boxes, or moving equipment; twist and reach office equipment; see and read print; write and use keyboard to communicate and to enter circulation and collection data; perform simple and power grasping and fine manipulation; lift moderate weight.
·         Intermittently, review documents related to library operations; observe, identify and problem solve library operations and procedures; understand, interpret and explain library policies and procedures.
·         Learn policies and procedures of the department.
·         Independently perform routine circulation, collection and reference duties.
·         Perform a variety of library work with speed and accuracy, including use of automated library system.
·         Conduct storytelling activities when providing children's services program activities.
·         Train and oversee library aides, pages and volunteers.
·         Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
·         Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
·         Obtain information through interviews; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruptions.
·         Work weekend and evening shifts as assigned.
·         Use automated library system, computer, internet, calculator, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, copier machine, and other library related equipment.
·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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