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Librarian II - Adult amp Branch Services

Orange, CA

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Job Description
Panel interview scheduled for Tues., Sept. 18, 2018 and Wed., Sept. 19, 2018.
Selection interview scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018.
The Adult and Branch Services Division is seeking a new full-time member to join our team as the Site Supervisor of the Taft Branch Library. This team member will, under direct and general supervision, develop and provide the full range of technical and/or direct library services to the community and perform a variety of professional librarian duties, including development of programs and services for target audiences, reference, collection development and management, and/or cataloging; identify current community needs and project future needs; take initiative to assist in improving library services; and perform related work as required.
Employees assigned as the Site Supervisor will be paid an additional 10% (not represented in the advertised pay range) on top of their current salary for the period of such assignment.
Examples of Duties
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs in our Adult and Branch Services Division.
Advises and assists library customers; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources.
Provides reference and readers advisory services to patrons.
Performs special reading and research to remain abreast of current professional trends in  literature.
Performs bibliographic searches using both print and non-print sources.
Performs outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections.
Prepares publicity and informational materials including displays and exhibits, flyers, posters, brochures, blogs, web pages, bibliographies, and webliographies.
Organizes, maintains, and catalogs/indexes a variety of print and digital materials, including government documents, maps, and pamphlets.
Performs original cataloging of print and non-print materials; maintains and updates catalog files.
Reviews new publications and collection materials and selects materials and resources for acquisition or disposition as appropriate.
Assists in developing and implementing a variety of library related activities including story hours, library tours, and instructional classes.
Participates in collection development activities including materials selection and weeding, including sorting donated materials.
Oversees periodical selection and management.
Responds to suggestions, requests, or concerns from library users or community members.
Participates in meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services or promote consistent policies and procedures across the department.
Participates in professional meetings, workshops, and conferences and continuing education programs as appropriate. 
Maintains and trouble-shoots electronic and on-line resources.
Represents the department at professional meetings as required.
Compiles library activity reports and statistics.
May plan and direct the work of non-librarian staff or volunteers.
Identifies and anticipates changing community needs and changes in technology or library best practices and develops plans, services, and programs to address these changes.
Writes and administers grants, develops resources, and researches grant possibilities.
Ensures safe operations and addresses customer or staff issues.
Leads meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services or promote consistent policies and procedures across the department.
Typical Qualifications
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services.
Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.
Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.
General library materials selection standards.
Library services and available resources.
Techniques for promoting and publicizing library services, programs, and events.
Recent technological, professional, and societal developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative policies and procedures.
Record keeping principles and procedures.
Modern office practices and technology, including personal computer hardware and software applications related to the work.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Principles, practices and techniques of public relations, community outreach and service promotion.
Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.
Ability to:
Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers advisory, program and service development, collection development, and cataloging.
Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.
React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups, etc. while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices.
Maintain a strong service orientation and a demonstrated dedication to quality customer service.
Research, analyze, and summarize data and prepare accurate and logical written reports.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized library services software applications programs.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Provide direction to assigned staff and volunteers.
Demonstrate initiative and sound judgment necessary to make responsible decisions as Librarian-In-Charge or in the absence of the department manager.
Plan and conduct the activities and operations of a specialized library function.
Research and write grant applications.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in library science and two (2) years experience as a professional Librarian.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.
Supplemental Information
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various Library and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Closing Date/Time: 8/27/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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