- Administrative Experience
THIS IS A PART-TIME, ON-CALL, AS NEEDED POSITION WITH NO SET SCHEDULE INCLUDING EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS. THEREFORE, NO INSURANCE BENEFITS WILL BE OFFERED. THIS POSITION'S PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE PERFORMING REFERENCE ASSISTANCE AT LIBRARY'S CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 7TH SO PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO APPLY.
Under general supervision, to perform library work; to assist in directing the City Library; and to perform related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics: The incumbent in this position serves under the direction of the Library Director and must possess sound knowledge of the principles, practices and philosophy of public library work. This position has responsibility for using independent judgment, organization and administrative skills. The position requires working with the public of all ages, answering their library needs. The position will be given a specific area to develop, such as Children's or Reference Services, to include a program of service and collection of appropriate materials.
Representative Duties / Qualifications: Provides reader and reference advisory service; answers reference questions, using reference and circulating collection.
Plans, organizes, publicizes and directs programs for a specific target group, ie. children or young adults.
Coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, distribution, weeding, care and preservation of library materials for a specific area of concern.
Participates in selecting books, audio visual materials and other materials for inclusion in collection and develops programs to stimulate reader interest.
Performs original and copy cataloging on the OCLC bibliographic utility.
Budgets the funds needed for their assigned area.
Market the collection in assigned area of concern.
Prepare reading lists and bibliographies.
Create specialized files and indexes as needed (i.e., local documents files, collected biographies index, etc.).
Create and present programs for assigned area, including booktalking, storytelling, etc.
May be responsible for outreach into the community (class visits, talks to a service club. etc.).
May be assigned as Library liaison to an outside organization.
Assists in the development of Library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Responds to citizen complaints and inquiries, serves on professional boards and committees and other job related meetings.
Perform related duties as required.
General knowledge of the principles, practices and philosophy of public library work.
Library classification, cataloging, circulation, distribution, reference techniques and practices, book selection and programming.
Public Services Librarian I/II:
Principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting, personnel management and supervisory techniques.
Computers - both library specific software & general pc operations.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of a library system.
Represent the library in a public relations capacity.
Analyze and respond to community needs and requests.
Develop and conduct special programs.
Communicate effectively with all age levels.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co workers, the general public and other City staff.
Spanish speaking skills and knowledge of specific library computer applications are desirable qualifications.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to acquire the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience - Librarian I:
Education - Librarian I/II:
Graduation from an accredited Graduate School of Librarianship with a Master's degree in Library Science or the equivalent.
Individuals interested in being considered for the On-Call Librarian I position must submit an application and responses to the required supplemental questions by the final filing date. It is preferred you apply through the NeoGov system. Individuals wishing to file a paper application in lieu of the on-line application process should contact the City of Benicia Human Resources Department.
Applicants are expected to accurately document their related experience and any training, education, and/or skills relevant to this position. Applicants should respond to all supplemental questions, even if the information is also contained in the application.
Application materials will be carefully evaluated; applicants who document possession of experience and education which most closely meet the requirements of the position will be invited to participate in the next phase of the selection process, which may include an assessment center and interview process.
Upon hire, the successful candidate/s will be required to provide documents of proof of eligibility to be employed in the United States. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation and a pre-placement medical screening, including a drug screen.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to future steps in the process.
If, due to a disability, you need accommodations at any point during the application or testing process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 746-4766.