Librarian I

City of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ4.3

Phoenix Public Library serves a diverse multi-ethnic clientele of over 4.8 million people, with a central library and 16 branches. The library offers collections in multiple languages, a full range of cutting edge electronic resources and customer focused public services.

Librarians I perform entry-level professional library work by applying the full scope of basic library knowledge and techniques in the performance of duties. Work involves analyzing the public's library needs, maintaining library collections, applying bibliographic control techniques to library materials, advising the public in their use of digital and traditional library materials, creating and presenting library programs, and accurately responding to reference and information search requests. Incumbents are hired for system-wide positions and are required to move throughout the system based upon operational needs. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and accepted library practices and procedures. This position may be responsible for supervision of a location in the absence of the branch manager or section head. Supervision is exercised over clerical or paraprofessional level staff. Work is performed independently and guidance is received from a Librarian II, Librarian III or other section head through review and coordination of plans and programs and frequent conferences.


Recruitment closes November 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m


$20.44 (minimum) - $30.44 (maximum) hourly /$42,515 - $63,315 annually.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits


Master’s degree in library science, education, business administration, public administration or a related field.
Working irregular hours, weekends, holidays, and evenings will be required.
Some positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business.
The City job description can be found here
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The job requirements listed above, plus:

Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.
Experience conducting training presentations or teaching classes.
Previous experience in a library setting is preferred.
Some previous supervisory experience is desirable.
Ability to communicate in Spanish is desirable.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Librarian I, Job Code #30210, ID #29131, 10/22/18 6m, CP, Unit 7, Q

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