Bilingual Outreach & Programming Librarian, Yolo County Library

We are looking for a full-time bilingual Outreach and Programming Librarian at Yolo County Library.

The incumbent will work at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, provide programs and outreach services throughout Yolo County, and work with various government and non-government organizations.

Description

The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time Outreach and Programming Librarian position at the Yolo County Library.  The incumbent will work primarily at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, and will be required to work evening and weekend hours as part of their regular schedule.  They will also provide programs and outreach services throughout the County of Yolo, and work with various government and non-government organizations.

Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired, and the ability to read, speak, and write in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and/or Korean is strongly preferred.  The incumbent will utilize their multilingual and multicultural knowledge and experience to perform their duties and serve the community in a manner that is culturally competent and affirming.

The incumbent will be a community-oriented professional who is enthusiastic about promoting the library to a broader audience; is actively engaged with new technologies; possesses an aptitude to skillfully manage grants and projects; is confident in leading others; enjoys direct public service to a diverse population; and has a firm grasp of current and emerging library trends.

The incumbent should be enthusiastic about promoting the library to a diverse community and reducing barriers to access; show a broad understanding of, and demonstrate support for, diversity, equality, and equity for everyone in the community; and show a commitment to maintaining equitable, inclusive, and respectful environments so that every person in the organization has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is valued for their unique qualities and contributions.

The candidate selected will be placed at the Librarian I or II level depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority.  The salary range for each classification level is as follows:

Librarian I: $44,895 – $54,570 Annually
Librarian II: $55,326 – $67,249 Annually

In addition to the salary range described above, candidates who are able to speak, read and write in languages other than English are eligible for bilingual pay of $0.55 or $0.70 per hour worked, depending upon skill level.

Definition 

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, program, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments.  At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I.

The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program, technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians, paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers.

Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional Librarians.
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This position is open until filled.  Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education.  Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be immediately forwarded to the department for further consideration. 

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

 

Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming.
    • Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned.
    • Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs.
    • Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System.
    • Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment.
    • Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions.
    • Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work.
    • Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    • Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems.
    • Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems.
    • Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints.
    • Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library’s mission and goals.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Librarian I
Education:
Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.

Librarian II
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship;

AND

Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo

Knowledge of: principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader’s advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming; books, authors, bibliographies, and  digital material; library functions and services; Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation.

Ability to: use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers; plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.

Application & Selection Process

Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire and verification of education for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

    • As an attachment to the online application
    • By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org
    • By fax to (530) 666-8049
    • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following are the events that will occur as part of the selection process:

    • Screen for Minimum Qualifications
    • Screen for Best Qualified
    • Department Selection Interviews
    • Reference Checks
    • Tentative Job Offer/DOJ Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student’s name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar’s office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English.  If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency.  The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities.  You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions).

Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S. accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.

2. An evaluation of the applicant’s degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services.  The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination.  The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services.  Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days.  For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.

EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE
601 University Ave., Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 921-0790
www.eres.com

FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE
P.O. Box 151739
San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 265-5810
www.documentservice.org

CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC.
P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817
(714) 237-9272
www.iescaree.com

GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC.
409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 828-5709
www.globaleval.org

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
(310) 258-9451
www.ierf.org

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate’s experience, education, and training.  Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write “no experience” for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at jobs@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.