We want friendly, confident, energetic, and highly motivated individuals with superb customer services skills and great
technical and interpersonal skills to join the Library Services Department of the City of Mountain View. We have one full-
time vacancy in the Youth & Outreach division, and two part-time vacancies: 30 hour per week in Adult & Virtual
Services division, and 20 hour per week in Youth & Outreach Services division. Here is an outstanding opportunity to join a
great organization and contribute your talents and energies as a Librarian. You can review the detailed job description for
Librarian I/II on the City’s website here.
What You Bring
Librarian I Librarian II
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university with major course work in library science or university with major course work in library science or
related field. related field.
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA
accredited college or university is highly desirable. accredited college or university is highly desirable.
- No professional library experience is necessary; however, • Two years of increasingly responsible professional
extensive experience on a paraprofessional level is experience performing duties similar to a Librarian I in
desired. the City of Mountain View.
- A valid California Class C driver’s license; a DMV • A valid California Class C driver’s license; a DMV
printout may be requested. printout may be requested.
Who You Are
- You are passionate about libraries and believe that they are essential to a strong community.
- You have excellent customer service skills.
- You know how to talk to people and how to listen, helping customers find great reads and information.
- You have a good understanding of technology and a willingness to learn about all aspects of librarianship.
- You love to connect people to information through books, movies, music, the Internet, and programs.
- You communicate effectively in writing and in person, and are organized and enjoy the details.
- You love bringing your talents to a collaborative effort.
What You’ll Do
- Work at a public service desk.
- Oversee sections of the collection.
- Be involved in marketing and outreach activities.
- Envision, plan, and implement programs.
- Serve on Library and/or City committees.
- Cultivate partnerships with community stakeholders.
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Adult & Virtual Services
- Part-time - 0.75 FTE - This is a 30 hour/week, Sunday through Thursday, part-time position (firm schedule). In
addition to the regular Sunday through Thursday schedule, you will have a weekly evening shift, and be part of a
Saturday rotation. Half of your time, will be spent helping customers at the second floor information desk and half
on library programs, outreach activities, collections, projects, etc.
Youth & Outreach Services
- Full-time – 1.0 FTE - This is a 40 hour/week, Tuesday through Saturday, full-time position (firm schedule). In
addition to the regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule, you will have a weekly evening shift, and be part of a
Sunday rotation. Half of your time, will be spent helping customers at the first floor information desk and half on
library programs, outreach activities, collections, projects, etc.
- Part-time - 0.50 FTE - This is a 20 hour/week, Sunday through Wednesday, part-time position. In addition to the
starting, regular Sunday through Wednesday schedule, you will have a weekly evening shift, and be part of a
Saturday rotation. Over time flexibility with the schedule is required, since schedules are subject to change based on
the operational needs of the Library. This position will help customers at Youth Services’ public information desks
(Children’s and Teen), may be assigned to work at the Mobile Library, and do programs, outreach activities,
collections, projects, etc.
What We Offer
- Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and group health coverage*
- CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); employees contribute 11.5% for
classic members; 10.5% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
- Opportunity to utilize $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with an additional one time
opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree*
- Up to $100/month* City contribution for mass transit expenses, with $10/month minimum employee contribution
- Professional Development Funds - $800.00 annually*
- Wellness culture including access to the employee gym and incentive pay* for participating in the City’s wellness
- Employee appreciation days and activities
- Prorated for part-time positions
Are You Ready? Apply.
Submit your application, supplemental questions, and resume online at www.calopps.org, or to the Human Resources
Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309. The recruitment will close at
5:00 p.m. on September 28, 2018, or after receiving 120 applications, whichever comes first. The most appropriately
qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the following process: Skype interviews (qualifying/non qualifying).
Select candidates who pass the Skype interviews will be invited to an in-person oral board interview (weighted 100%). Select
candidates who pass the oral board interview may be invited to interview with the Library Services staff. Depending on the
number of applicants this process may be altered.
The Fine Print
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment
verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an
applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should
advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must
accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW
Please answer the following questions and submit with your application. Please limit to no more
than 250 words for Questions #2 and #3.
1. Please indicate the position or positions you are applying for:
a. Adult & Virtual Services librarian (30 hrs./week)
b. Youth & Outreach Services librarian (40 hrs./week)
c. Youth & Outreach Services librarian (20 hrs./week)
d. I would like to be considered for all three positions
2. Briefly describe your background and why you are interested in the Adult & Virtual Services
and/or the Youth & Outreach Services position. Please include your library work experience and
any public library experience you have. Tell us what qualities make you a good fit for each position.
3. Name two critical issues affecting public libraries today. Explain why these might be both
challenges and opportunities.
4. Do you have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or University? If
you are in the process of obtaining your Master’s degree in Library Science, please indicate the
number of units you’ve completed, the total number of units for the degree, and list the courses
5. If you are applying for the Adult Services Librarian 30 hrs./week position answer this question:
Working a regular Sunday through Thursday and a weekly evening shift and a Saturday rotation is
required schedule for the part-time position. Will you be able to work a regular Sunday through
6. If you are applying for the Youth Services Librarian 40 hrs./week position answer this question:
Working a regular Tuesday through Saturday and a weekly evening shift and a Sunday rotation is
required schedule for the full-time position. Will you be able to work a regular Tuesday through
7. If you are applying for the Youth Services Librarian 20 hrs./week position answer this question:
Working a regular Sunday through Wednesday and a weekly evening shift and a Saturday rotation
is required schedule for the part-time position. Will you be able to work a regular Sunday through