Library Program Coordinator - Youth Serv...

City of Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara, CA

30+ days agoFull-time
Preferred Filing Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume or see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To receive first consideration in the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application, 2) Resume, 3) Letter of Interest and Intent and 4) Supplemental Questionnaire no later than 4:00 p.m. on the preferred filing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. This recruitment may remain open until filled.

The Library Program Coordinator – Youth Services is a professional position in the classified service responsible for the Youth Services program area, coordinating staff activities, collections, or computer services. This class is part of the Library Program Coordinators' Team and is responsible for assigning, reviewing, and supervising the work of library staff.

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.
Typical Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Under general direction:
Supervises provision of a full range of reference and information services to library patrons of all ages
Participates actively in story hour and school visits
Schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff assigned to the program unit
Maintains and prepares reports, computer data, special studies and correspondence
Performs professional library duties including reference and reader's advisory, cataloging, collection development, selection and deselection of materials, and programming for library patrons of all ages, and ensure consistency of service standards
Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates the activities of a library program unit, and coordinates with other library divisions
Prepares publicity, displays, and bibliographies
Assists in the development and implementation of library and program unit goals and objectives, budgets, policies and procedures, and interprets them to the staff and public
Analyzes library operational procedures related to activities of a program unit and makes recommendations for improvement and responds to community information needs
Serves as a member of the Library Management Team and represents the library with groups, organizations, committees, and at professional meetings
Participates in budget preparation and administration including monitoring expenditures
Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school; and
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials.

Desirable Qualifications:
One (1) year of supervisory experience is desirable.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.

Performs physical tasks, such as lifting and moving library materials and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs., stooping, reaching, kneeling, and walking up and down stairs.
Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment.
May be required to work evenings and weekends.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
A medical examination will be required prior to appointment.

Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
Current practices of children's and young adult library service
Storytelling, book talking, and other public performance techniques
Computerized bibliographic databases and searching techniques, online public access catalogs, and integrated library systems
Reference interviewing techniques, strategy, and tools
Adult, children's and young adult literature and materials
Principles of selection, deselection, and evaluation of library collections
Childhood development and learning stages
Public library principles, organization, objectives, trends, materials, services, and practices
Principles and practices of supervision, team building and participative management
Office safety practices, procedures and standards

Ability to:
Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public
Analyze and respond to community interests and concerns regarding library collections and services
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Plan, organize, and supervise the work of professional, paraprofessional, page, and volunteer staff
Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines
Plan and create library programming and promotional materials
Use computer applications in a library setting
Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals
Develop and apply library procedures and policies and other professional knowledge to the practical problems of the job
Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift up to 25 lbs. to perform assigned duties
Walk or stand for extended periods of time