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Come join us in California's Central Valley as the Librarian I/II. Are you an innovative and community-focused library school student or librarian who desires variety, challenge, and growth in your career? We are looking for a dedicated library professional to serving the residents of our geographically large, rural county in central California and you may be the librarian we need for this opportunity. To be considered for this opening, apply now.
Our team is working toward making Tulare County Library a leading example of what rural libraries can accomplish. The Tulare County Library System has branch libraries in seventeen communities including the Central Library in Visalia. The Library is a member of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS), a cooperative network of ten public library jurisdictions in six counties in California's central valley. Tulare County is a great place to live and work.
Tulare County offers an active lifestyle with recreational and cultural activities including theater, music, hiking, skiing, and sports teams, in an area offering lower housing costs and great schools. Tulare County is centrally located in California’s San Joaquin Valley below Fresno with a growing population of 451,977 covering over 4,800 square miles. An agriculturally rich region, the County is one of the top three agricultural producing counties in the nation. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge, Golden Trout and Domeland Wilderness areas, and Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park lie within the County’s boundaries. Its central location is only hours away from San Luis Obispo, Yosemite, Monterey, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Sacramento.
We are looking for someone excited about the library profession, as we are. A customer focused individual, dedicated to what works while embracing innovative and create change that meet the needs of our communities.
Enrolled or recently graduated from a university or college with a Master’s degree in Library Science or new graduate.
Experience working or interning in a library.
One year or more professional experience as a Librarian I.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge of library reference and reader's advisory tools and practices; general library policies and procedures; materials for public libraries for adults and children; basic math; basic classification systems such as the Dewey Decimal System; automated library tools; internet and internet tools.
Skill and ability to write clear, concise, grammatically correct reports, correspondence and memos; accurately and legibly copy information from a written source; communicate verbally with people of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; use a personal computer; learn new computer programs; learn to use internet based tools; set priorities, organize work, and adjust to changes in workload and pressure of meeting deadlines; establish effective working relationships with other employees; conduct research, collect and analyze information; follow and give oral and written instructions; plan, prepare and present material orally to groups; read, interpret and apply reference and professional information; use patience, tact and courtesy with the public to gain confidence and cooperation; observe community interests and library needs; retain and recall information; explain and interpret technical terms; implement new policies and procedures; identify technical library problems and recommend alternatives to resolve them. For those without the MLIS continue education and receive a Master's degree in Library Science.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid, California driver's license.
Two or more years combined experience working as a library professional, paraprofessional, and/or support level in a Library.
Knowledge of: Tools and resources to discover reader interests and community needs; library policies, procedures, goals and objectives; comparable experiences of libraries in other communities; standard office procedures and computer software; effective customer services practices; use of computers/electronic devices as an aide in providing library reference services and collection development; services and collection development for children, young adults, or adults; historical and archival practices including digitization; social media, blogs, and website development as it applies to libraries.
Skill/Ability to: Conduct reference interviews and select materials for the collection; make assessments; conduct research, collect data, and analyze information; develop better library service and create cooperation; speak, read, write, and translate Spanish.