Librarian I/II, San Rafael Public Library

By IS Lab August 30, 2021

San Rafael Public Library

The Library and Recreation Department (Library Division) is seeking a full-time Librarian I/II.  The incumbent in this position, will perform the more difficult and varied professional work in connection with the selection and cataloging of library materials and will serve at the public service reference desk.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains catalog, including specialized cataloging.
  • Assists and recommends to the Supervising Librarian policies and procedures relating to library services.
  • Trains and supervises staff.
  • Serves as reference librarian at the public service desk.
  • Utilizes print, multimedia, and on-line library information resources to provide direct reader’s advisory and reference service to library patrons.
  • Assists library patrons in locating and selecting materials.
  • Assists collection development by selecting, weeding and maintaining library collection.
  • Prepares announcement flyers and press releases regarding library services and programs.
  • Make presentations regarding services offered by the library.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

A master’s in Library Science issued by a college of university accredited by the American Library Association is preferred for candidates. Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required. Because the Librarian I position is an entry-level position, no experience is required, it is highly desirable. For the Librarian II position, it is preferred that the candidate have three (3) years of professional library experience with two (2) years of experience in technical services, adult services, or children’s services. Required proficiencies for candidates include:

Knowledge of:

  • Library Services and reference materials; books and authors; professional practices and techniques of library science.
  • Online library systems and information resources; and principles of training and supervision.

Ability to:

  • Use online resources and personal computers.
  • Select books and fill needs of patrons.
  • Perform reference and reader’s advisory work.
  • Use and explain library resources.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Develop and promote special library programs.
  • Maintain complex records and prepare reports.
  • Make routine arithmetic calculations.
  • Work evenings and weekends.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Speak effectively before groups.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.