Adult Services – Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Specialist, Burbank Public Library

By IS Lab January 28, 2021

Burbank Public Library

Job Description

Burbank Public Library seeks an energetic and innovative librarian for a full-time position with a focus on serving job seekers, entrepreneurs and the business community. As part of the Adult Services Section in the Community Connections Division, this librarian will develop and deliver services that improve the skillset of the local workforce, help small businesses succeed and keep the local economy strong. Come join a great team serving a supportive community!

Job Responsibilities

  • Selects print, audio-visual, digital, and other non-print materials for youth and adults
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents appropriate library programs
  • Creates displays, bulletin boards, and exhibits for the public
  • Provides in-depth reference service and readers’ advisory to library users
  • Interacts congenially with the public in person, online, and over the telephone
  • Instructs public in use of online catalog and other library technology and resources
  • Conducts library and bibliographic instruction; performs electronic database and Internet searching
  • Oversees and may train volunteers
  • May supervise a library branch or section in the absence of a Supervising Librarian or Senior Librarian
  • Tracks library programming budgets
  • Maintains library catalogs, statistics, accounts, and other reports and records
  • Prepares and conducts children’s story times, classroom visits, community outreach visits, and presentations for City departments, staff, community groups, and the public
  • Chairs and coordinates committees and meetings as needed
  • Monitors and posts on social media and the website
  • Participates in continuing education and technical training to enhance skills and keep current in the profession
  • Locates and retrieves materials from shelves at various height levels
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates employees
  • Drives on City business.

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in public library services to youth and adults
  • General and specialized reference and bibliographic sources for youth and adults
  • Library automation systems; online research
  • Readers’ advisory theory and methodology
  • Principles and methods of collection development
  • Basic governmental budgeting
  • Record keeping; principles and practices of supervision
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation in order to effectively perform the essential functions of this classification (this is not a language restriction as defined in California Government Code Section 12951).
  • Skill in utilizing Microsoft Office, including, but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment as a team member
  • Supervise and train others; interact and communicate considerately with a diverse population
  • Tactfully and effectively handle highly emotional and volatile customer relations situations
  • Enforce library rules and call emergency services as required
  • Address and mediate patron complaints and issues
  • Follow instructions and directions
  • Create and conduct informational and educational programs, projects, and presentations
  • Post on social media and update City website
  • Show initiative in problem solving
  • Work independently under direction
  • Work a flexible schedule including weekends and after hours
  • Manipulate library materials from shelves at floor level to a height of eight (8) feet
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Travel to other locations for meetings and training sessions
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • License & Certificates: A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at time of appointment.
  • Bilingual or multilingual candidates are preferred