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Essential attributes include: knowledge and ability in the selection and deselection of library materials, assessment of collections, knowledge of the elements that make up a great public library collection, skills in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs, demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with library colleagues and external partners, and the ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, cultural sensitivity and sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community.
Under general supervision, the incumbent performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, programming, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.
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.
In addition to the “Essential Functions” listed in this bulletin, the Collection Development Librarian position is responsible for building a relevant, high-interest collection across formats, platforms and levels. This position exercises professional judgment and expertise in the selection of appropriate materials and online resources to serve the needs of our communities. Cross-departmental collaboration is required to efficiently deliver an excellent service to internal and external customers. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.
SPECIFIC TASKS AND DUTIES:
- Develops and maintains diverse collections of materials throughout the Yolo County Library system in accordance with the Collection Development Policy.
- Utilizes vendor services and professional tools to evaluate, select, and purchase materials and resources in various physical and digital formats across age groups.
- Responds to collection requests from patrons and staff.
- Assures that items are ordered in a timely manner and in quantities that meet demand.
- Determines annual budget allocations. Tracks expenditures and manages the materials budget.
- Working with colleagues analyze existing collections, community trends, and ILS data to identify the needs and interests of diverse communities, anticipate public demand, and improve collection performance.
- Sets annual deselection goals and coordinates deselection of materials system-wide.
- Provides onboarding training for staff members in collection development processes and practices.
- Monitors library and publishing trends, best practices in collection management, and developments in the profession.
- Participates in assessment of library resources and services, recommends improvements to processes and services as needed
- Supervises staff and volunteers as assigned.
- Serves on library and community committees.
- May provide direct service at a Service Desk 4 to 8 hours per week.
- May work evenings/weekends as needed.
- Performs other work duties as assigned.
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.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.
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
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 closing 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/certification 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 email@example.com
- 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.
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may be changed at any time without notice.
Continuously: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Continuously: Screen for Best Qualified
TBD: Department Selection Interviews
TBD: Reference Checks
TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Background Check/Drug & Alcohol Screen
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.
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.
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