This classification performs a broad range of professional library duties associated with a full-service library system.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Builds and maintains relationships with diverse sectors of the community and integrates library services and resources into programs and initiatives within a community-led framework.
- Launches and promotes library service awareness campaigns both at public service points within the library and in the community.
- Coordinates system-wide programming schedule and outreach calendar in collaboration with various departments and staff programming leads. Works closely with Marketing department to submit and finalize events schedule for library publications, calendaring software, website updates and social media posts.
- Undertakes focused outreach efforts towards targeted population groups, under-served and non-user populations with services, collections and programs designed to meet their needs.
- Liaises and partners with external organizations and groups to raise awareness of library services and programs and to increase use of library resources and services. Acts as a connector, sharing information and resources with colleagues across the library as well as community partners; fosters connections among people and organizations based on their common goals, needs, and interests.
- Screens, trains, and manages library volunteers.
- Possesses broad cultural competency knowledge, skills, and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and community.
- Possesses strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of utilizing the library.
- Assists the public in accessing information and library resources.
- Assists patrons with circulation functions and financial transactions.
- Provides some level of reference and research assistance.
- Represents the library in public forums including providing school visits, classroom talks, orientation sessions, product demonstrations , library tours and community events.
- Plans and implements programs including, but not limited to, storytelling, films, arts and crafts, recitals, gallery exhibitions, training workshops and other activities.
- Order and receives library materials, as well as processes related invoices. .
- Provide technology instruction and troubleshooting assistance on a variety of technology devices, tools and software.
- Works with customer relationship management system and associated data gathering tools to optimize library usage and report on community outcomes.
- Initiates inter-library loans, conducts online material and information searches, produces subject bibliographies and reading lists, selects and maintains library materials.
- Maintains currency of professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences. Keeps abreast on trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.
- Participates in staff meetings and system oriented planning sessions.
- Maintains records and statistics, as well as prepares associated reports.
- Directs clerical and part-time staff when the unit supervisor is absent.
- May be called upon to drive a vehicle or travel on City business as necessary.
- Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.
- Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
- Provide and respond to in-depth readers’ advisory, informational and reference service questions. Possess depth of knowledge in children’s, teen and adult services, collection management, cataloging, local history, arts & culture and/ or emerging technologies.
- Coordinates, implements and/or oversees library projects or programs. Expends and monitors budgets for assigned areas. Provides input on the modification of library procedures, work processes, and services. Assists in long range planning based on knowledge of community need. Utilizes the Internet and social media to publicize library services.
- Acts as lead library staff person or “Person in Charge” as needed. May exercise lead supervision over lower level staff and may directly supervise assigned subordinate staff. May schedule, train, coordinate, and review work of assigned staff. May assist with hiring and evaluating staff.
One year of progressively responsible experience in a library setting or a related field. Experience in a public library setting is preferred.
Master’s of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited college or university. Current students who lack eight semester units or twelve quarter units of the educational requirement for a Master’s degree may also apply. Successful candidates must meet the full educational requirement within six months of employment (by the end of the probationary period).
Bilingual ability in Armenian, Korean, Spanish, or other languages commonly spoken in the community is highly desirable.
Valid Class C California driver’s license.