Monday, April 17, 2017

Sacramento - Sacramento Public Library - Youth Services Librarian (Eligibility List)



Equal Opportunity Employer

Close Date: May 4, 2017

Salary: $26.59 - $35.63 Hourly

Apply by 5pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017

$26.59 - $35.63 per hour (DOQ)

Fluency in a foreign Language is a plus!

PLUS: 5% bilingual pay for qualified employees

Do you want to be a part of an award winning team?  Are you someone who can make a difference through diverse outreach, all age’s literacy, amazing customer service and exciting programming?  Sacramento Public Library is interviewing for our Librarian – Youth Services eligibility list.  This list is used to fill librarian positions over the next 6 months.  We are looking for the best of the best!
If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, consider meeting us and joining our team.  Our community varies from rural to urban and suburban.  We welcome diversity and bilingual skills are always a PLUS.  We also offer 5% bilingual pay to qualified employees.

The Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving more than 1.4 million residents in the City and County of Sacramento, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, and Rancho Cordova.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15 member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction's population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has over 300 staff members, contains a collection of 1.5 million volumes and an annual budget of $37 million. More than 700 thousand residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually.  The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.  This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants.

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.)

1. Works in public service area answering information and readers’ advisory questions;

2. Identifies and locates library materials and assists customers in locating materials;

3. Assists and instructs customers in use of library resources, facilities, and policies;

4. Assists customers in performing computer searches and using electronic databases;

5. May perform copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials;

6. Coordinates selection and acquisitions processes for library materials, including maintaining
standing orders and serials databases and files and monitoring holds buy ratios;

7. Designs and presents programs and presentations and accompanying materials;

8. Assists in training staff newly assigned to work area;

9. Keeps records and statistics; prepares reports;

10. Keeps abreast of practices and trends in public librarianship by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more efficient practices;

11. Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; participates in various committees and team activities;

12. Fills in for any subordinate position, as needed;

13. Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;

14. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

15. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;

16. May: Select new and replacement materials and perform collection management functions in assigned area; Perform outreach activities, including school visits, story time presentations, and contacting community organizations and agencies;

  • Carry out or supervise special projects;
  • Prepare schedules;
  • Supervise book shelvers and volunteers;
  • Perform circulation functions;
  • Be in charge of a department or branch during short term absence of supervisor; 
  • Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; and

17. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:

1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures and practices and procedures of assigned department or branch;

2. Current reference and search tools, including electronic resources, the Internet and bibliographic utilities, and the ability to use them;

3. Integrated library system procedures and explain to staff and library customers;

4. Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations and towards a diverse customer population;

5. Basic understanding of the principles of cataloging and understanding of the Dewey system;

6. Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Ability to:

1. Successfully communicate with other staff members, library customers, representatives of community organizations, schools, and agencies, and library vendors and suppliers;

2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;

3. Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;

4. Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;

5. Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;

6. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;

7. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure;

8. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;

9. Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;

10. Act on behalf of the branch or department supervisor as necessary.

Skill in:

Operating relevant computer systems, including hardware and software; current audio-visual equipment; and office machines.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Education and Experience:

1.Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;

2.No experience necessary;

Note:  This list will be used to Youth Services Librarians openings over the next 6 months.

The ideal candidate will have:

Passion about literacy and community partnerships

Understanding that early and teen literacy is critical to building healthy communities and genuinely
loves serving diverse populations

Excellent communication and customer service skills

Skill in time management & organization

Dedication to serving the community fairly and equitably

Fluency in a foreign language


Most positions are full-time.  All librarian positions are union represented opportunities with benefits. Some of our benefits include:

Choice of benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser

2 different Delta Dental plans

VSP Vision Plan Option

Short-Term Disability

Employer Paid Retirement Health Savings Plan

Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation

AFLAC Supplemental Insurance

Optional Legal Shield

Recognition Program

California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)

Tuition Reimbursement

12 Holiday’s and 1 Float day

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