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Type C
Entered 9/12/2017
Company The Placer County Library - Tahoe Area, CA
Position Librarian I/II
Close Open Until Filled
Salary $27.64 - $37.04/hour
URL https://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=2017&R2=14770&R3=02
Description
Librarian I
Receives general supervision from supervisory or management staff.
May exercise functional and technical supervision over technical and clerical staff.

Librarian II
Receives direction from supervisory or management staff.
May exercise functional and technical supervision over technical and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist in the development and implementation of library program goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
Perform professional work in providing reference and advisory service to readers, and in the classification, cataloging and ordering of materials.
Plan, organize, implement and evaluate a variety of library services including audio-visual, reference and technical services; prepare and maintain records and reports related to area of assignment.
Explain and offer inter-library loan service; work with library representatives to secure library materials through inter-library loans; dispense received inter-library loan items and accept returned inter-library loans.
Develop collection by reading, reviewing and selecting materials; review collection to determine additional materials needed and select materials for repair or discard; perform Selector duties, preparing Countywide lists in identified subject area.
Identify various users and community needs and recommend, plan and present appropriate programs.
Assess customer needs, utilizing reference interviews, and advise them in making effective use of library resources and services.
Assist customers of all ages with reference questions and selection of books, audio books, magazines, cassettes, compact disks, videos/DVDs, and other library materials; place holds for customers.
Instruct customers in the use of library tools including catalogs, computer databases, bibliographic resources, CD-ROM resources, Internet and indexes.
May prepare publicity, coordinate the publication of brochures and coordinate the dissemination of library program publicity.
Participate in community outreach programs and special Library programs.
May assume lead responsibilities or have direct responsibility for supervising technical and clerical Library staff.
Assist with managing the operation of a branch library, including budgetary responsibilities for assigned program.
Respond to difficult complaints and requests for information from customers.
Attend professional workshops, seminars and conferences; and represent the library on outside committees.
Operate various library-related equipment, information systems and general office equipment.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Adhere to safety policies and procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
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: Two years of responsible professional experience performing duties similar to a Librarian I with Placer County.

Training: Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent.

Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

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, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Librarian I
Knowledge of:
General principles and practices of professional library work in a public library setting.
Library organization, services and equipment.
Books, sources, bibliographies, reference materials and cataloging and classification plans.
Computer applications in a library environment.
Patron advisory methods and practices.
Reference sources and search techniques.
Collection development, including materials selection and cataloging procedures.
General principles of supervision.
Safety policies and procedures.

Ability to:
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
Work in a standard office environment, using standard office equipment and computer systems and attend off-site meetings. Sit at desk and/or stand for long periods of time. Intermittently bend, twist, reach, grasp, kneel or squat while shelving, opening boxes or moving equipment; see and read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; write and use keyboard to communicate and to enter circulation and collection data; communicate in person and by telephone; file, lift and carry weight up to 50 lbs; push handcart up to 50 lbs.
Assist in carrying out specific functions of the County Library system.
Develop and implement library services.
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner.
Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption.
Assess Library patron needs and provide accurate reference information by utilizing appropriate search techniques.
Apply general departmental policies, procedures and practices and collection development principles, including making selector lists, books and materials selection and cataloging procedures.
Use a library-automated system and standard office equipment.
Maintain confidentiality of customer records.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain accurate records and files.
Work weekend and evening shifts as assigned.

Librarian II
In addition to the qualifications for Librarian I:

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public library service development.
Basic public library policies and procedures.
Advanced library reference sources and complex search techniques.
Principles and practices of supervision.
Basic budgeting practices and principles.

Ability to:
Assist in developing operating policies and procedures related to area of assignment.
Supervise, train and evaluate technical and clerical personnel.
Perform professional library duties independently.
Monitor budget within assigned area of responsibility.
Independently perform advanced collection development duties, including making selector lists, books and materials selection and cataloging procedures.