Catalog Librarian Job Description Sample
System Campuses Catalog Librarian
Logo Posting Number FAC00221PO18 Classification Title Librarian Internal Title System Campuses Catalog Librarian Campus Columbia 01 College/Division University Libraries Department LIBR Cataloging Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.50 Hours per year 1950 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Benefits for FTE Positions
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.
Advertised Job Summary
The System Campuses Catalog Librarian for the University of South Carolina serves as the catalog librarian for the libraries of the seven other campuses of the USC System located around the state. This position also coordinates the technical services activities of the System campuses with those of USC Columbia and serves as a liaison between the two groups. This position reports to the Head of Cataloging in Thomas Cooper Library.
The System Campuses Catalog Librarian's primary duties include cataloging and classifying materials in all formats with original or contributed copy records, maintaining existing records in the catalog database for the campuses, and performing authority work. It also serves as the primary point of contact between the System campuses and the Columbia campus libraries, working with System campus library faculty and staff to develop strategies for projects and solutions to problems within the realm of Technical Services, and ensuring timely delivery of library materials between Columbia and System campuses. As a tenure-track faculty member, it is expected the successful candidate will fulfill requirements in librarianship, service and scholarly activity as described in University Libraries tenure criteria.
Required Education and Experience
ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum one (1) year full-time equivalent cataloging experience in a library. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA. Experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems or library services platforms. Demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication.
At least four (4) years' experience cataloging in an academic or research library. Experience planning and managing cataloging in a multi-campus environment. Experience with Alma (Ex Libris) library services platform. Experience with macro-level editing of MARC metadata using library services platform and other tools. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, and resourcefulness. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date 02/01/2019 Job Open Date 11/07/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/44322 EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution?
Do you have demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA?
Do you have experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems or library services platforms?
Do you have demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.)?
List of References and Contact Information
Req ID: 22893
Employment Status: AP - Active
Develop and maintain access to the CHOP electronic library resources (database, e-journals, e-books, citation management software) to ensure that the selection of content is readily available. Evaluate electronic resources and recommend additional e-resources to establish a well-rounded collection to meet staff needs. Assist staff in searches to support clinical care and medical education. Collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania's Biomedical Library.
Develop and maintain specialized knowledge of the electronic library's databases, search interfaces and other online resources
Assess, plan, implement, and support the acquisition and maintenance of additional user-focused e-resources through the cultivation of ongoing partnerships with key CHOP constituencies
Establish an interlibrary loan program through the National Library of Medicine's DOCLINE system and/or other means
Provide group and individualized training sessions and workshops on the use of all e-resources
Participate on CHOP education committees and establish relationships
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, information science, computer science or related discipline.
Required Experience: At least two (2) years of related experience in a library setting.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Library Science.
Preferred Experience: At least two (2) years of related experience in a medical library setting.
- Membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA)
- Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
Additional Technical Requirements
Demonstrated facilitation and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to maintain positive relationships with leaders and staff at all levels
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and implementing complex projects
Demonstrated ability to identify, organize and define problems and develop solutions
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly complex organizational environment
Excellent verbal and written skills
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.
CHOP Careers Contact
2716 South Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Job Segment: Medical, Computer Science, Patient Care, Database, Healthcare, Technology
WHY JOIN US
Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.
WHY WE EXIST
Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.
Performs professional and supervisory library duties by managing a library agency or library function.
A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited college or university; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.
- Customer Commitment
- Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
- Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity
- Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
- Organizational Excellence
- Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
- Success through Teamwork
- Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals
- Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to lift, push, pull, stand, bend, kneel, sit, stoop, crouch, balance and walk for extended periods of time. Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Ability to handle materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
Inside work 95% of the time and outside work 5% of the time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Provides reference and reader's advisory services. Instructs and assists customers in accessing library information.
Plans, promotes, and presents programming. Coordinates, markets and manages programming led by outside presenters. Participates in community engagement activities and community outreach.
Executes performance management duties to include but not limited to: training, coaching, documenting and evaluating performance of subordinate staff.
Effectively assumes in-charge responsibilities for routine daily operations of an agency, building and grounds as assigned.
Trains, schedules, and supervises library volunteers.
Actively seeks and participates in professional development opportunities and stays abreast of emerging technology and trends in the Library Information Science Field.
Serves on library committees and task forces as directed.
Performs collection development and management activities.
Maintains knowledge and practices adherence to library and county policies and procedures, rules and practices.
May include assuming agency in-charge responsibilities.
Knowledge of public library principles and processes, including the creation, communication, identification, selection, organization, storage, retrieval, evaluation and dissemination of information.
Knowledge of the role of the public library and the services it provides to a diverse clientele in an environment of rapid technological change.
Knowledge of Library, County and HR policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the foundation and application of information technology, creation and management.
Skill in the use of standard office equipment and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to apply the concepts of public library management, including effective decision making, problem solving, analysis and evaluation of professional issues, operational problems, policies and standards.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
Ability to make effective decisions.
Ability to assist patrons in the use of library materials in all formats.
Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to accurately sort, file, and/or retrieve material using alphabetical, numerical and chronological systems.
Ability to instruct customers in the use of library materials in all formats.
Ability to develop curriculum for new instructional programs.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.
Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge
Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.
Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. MON
Senior Software Engineer, Scala/Php (Product Catalog Team)
Senior Software Engineer, Scala/PHP (Product Catalog Team)
San Francisco Office
BigCommerce, named a "Best and Brightest" place to work in San Francisco, is looking for a full-time Senior Software Engineer in our downtown San Francisco office.
The product catalog is the backbone of any e-commerce store. This is the main touch-point for our merchants to create and manage the listings of their products for sale online. BigCommerce's catalog management tools and APIs are used by tens of thousands of businesses from small startups to Fortune 100 enterprises to create branded storefront experiences and manage day-to-day operations.
What you'll do:
Build beautiful, scalable products in Scala, PHP, and Angular.
Advocate for modern development practices and tools.
Collaborate with our product and design teams to define feature specifications and timelines.
Build new features with a focus on testability and extensibility.
Engage in technical discussion of new solutions and architectures.
Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality.
Work with our operations team to improve the architecture.
Support an open, positive, and energized culture.
Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
Who you are:
5+ years of experience in Scala and/or PHP
Experience with Angular
You enjoy collaborating with members of your team and other teams within the company
When there is a problem, you're the first to offer a hand to resolve
Sr. Associate, Service Catalog Management
Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.
KPMG is currently seeking a Sr. Associate, Service Catalog Management to join our Digital Business Transformation organization. This opportunity is open to internal candidates from all KPMG US locations and external candidates interested in being based in the city listed within this posting.
Work with Service Owners to gather the requirements for workflow definitions, Service Level Agreements and periodic certification to ensure the Services presented in the Service Catalog are available to deliver effective services in support of business/customer objectives
Lead and drive all Continual Service Improvement enhancements to the SCM process and ServiceNow implementation in accordance to Industry "Good Practice" (i.e., ITIL Framework)
Manage and work with the Governance, Risk & Compliance department on the development and operationalization of associated SCM Policies and Controls
Contribute to drive the development, enhancement and configuration of the ServiceNow platform in support of SCM, ensuring data quality and consistency
Minimum three years of experience working with IT Service Management principles and gathering and documenting technical requirements to meet SCM best practices
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience; ITIL Foundation certified or Service Lifecycle, Service Capability Intermediate Certifications (Recommended)
Experience working within the ServiceNow ITSM Suite of products
Working knowledge of Microsoft core technologies (i.e., Active Directory, Office Suite, MS SQL, and Windows Desktop)
Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels and prioritize, delegate and work within high performing teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work
US Citizenship is required
KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.
Catalog Sales Rep (Bpd - Riverside, MO)
The Catalog Sales Inside Sales position will be responsible for creating, developing and driving sales within the following target markets:meat processing/bakery/produce, personal protection, safety equipment, sanitation, material handling and other plant supply needs. This position sells to decision makers over the telephone and will build customer relationships, address product inquiries, delivery times handle customer complaints, and effectively communicate with all appropriate internal departments/personnel. This position is geared towards an individual that is motivated to progress in sales experience through the Inside Sales Department and other opportunities within the selling ranks of BPD.
Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you'll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.
At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.
Manage inbound and outbound telephone calls to close and increase sales through existing accounts
Prospect and build business with new accounts
Compile and maintain resource files on product information, commit to learning product lines
Actively manage assigned accounts to ensure growth
Demonstrate outstanding customer service to build relationships and ensure customer satisfaction
Investigate and resolve customer problems with products, invoicing and/or deliveries
Enter orders into AS 400 system
High School diploma or equivalent, Bachelor's degree in Professional Selling, Marketing or Business a plus
Telephone sales experience preferred
Minimum of two years in sales or service environment, experience in distribution environment preferred
Adapt to all types of situations in a fast paced environment
Work on multiple projects and be able to assume additional responsibilities and special projects as needed
Cross-train in the functions of other departments to resolve problems quickly
Detail oriented and have a positive team-oriented attitude
Exceptional analytical, organizational and oral/written communication skills
Effectively use Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word and Excel required
Experience with IBM I-Series/AS400 operating system highly desired
So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.
Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.
Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.
Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.
Technical Services Librarian
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
The purpose of this position is to manage one or more areas or functions of the library. This is accomplished by directing activities and tasks, scheduling and monitoring activities and tasks, evaluating programs and services, providing input and monitoring budget expenditures, and assisting with all patron functions. Other duties include coordinating activities with other departments, developing goals, policies and procedures, promoting library activities, and acting in the absence of the director.
This position plans, organizes and directs operation of library Technical Services by performing primarily the following duties, bibliographic maintenance, develops and recommends policies for public and staff technology use, assists in the maintenance of all library electronic resources, including the library webpage, supervises staff, and physical processing of materials. Unlike other Technical Services positions this position has a major focus on the development and use of technology for customers and staff.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages information technology activities by developing webpages, researching and reviewing websites, coordinating internet service activities and subscriptions, maintaining online calendars, setting up and maintaining automation systems, developing and maintaining procedures manuals, training staff, troubleshooting hardware and software issues, completing reports of activities, and compiling data and inventories.
Maintains the library's collection by selecting books and materials, guides and other professional library tools; compiling updated information; identifying materials specifically for area users; entering data; reviewing the collection; and selecting and replacing titles as appropriate.
Supervises programs and services by participating in the hiring process, developing and implementing programs and services, scheduling and assigning staff and volunteer tasks, reviewing, evaluating and monitoring activities, investigating complaints, comments and suggestions, and approving time and attendance.
Works any public service desk by checking materials in and out, answering questions, responding to general inquiries, placing items on hold, interfacing with other libraries for materials, compiling and reporting statistics, troubleshooting library equipment, ordering supplies, and collecting fines.
Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited university
Two years of related experience
Knowledge of cataloging standards in an automated library system
Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials
Ability to present programs and materials to the public, both internally and externally
Skill in the operation and use of hardware and peripherals plus standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products
Effective 12/1/2018 there will be a 3% salary increase
Under close supervision and direction, performs routine professional library functions and activities in the Butte County Library system; assists public with availability of resources and services; provides instruction on the use of equipment and materials; promotes services to community; develops, coordinates, and implements a service area (such as youth services), may provide direction and training for other library staff; and do related work as required.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
Performs professional library services, to include assisting patrons with selection and use of library materials, assistance with research techniques, and providing reference and reader's advisory services.
Instructs patrons on the use of catalog system, databases, and e-media, and demonstrates procedures to identify and locate print, audio, visual, and e-resources.
Develops, coordinates and implements a unit providing professional library services to a particular branch or a system-wide library service, such as outreach, adult, or youth services.
May provide direction to staff and volunteers working in the area of program responsibility; may train staff in work procedures. In the absence of a branch librarian may oversee branch operations.
Mediates complex customer service concerns and resolves difficult patron problems referred by paraprofessional staff.
Develops and presents programs for various age groups; such as story hours and class visits on or off site.
Participates in collection development activities; reviews, evaluates, and selects materials for addition or deletion form the library collection, which may include selection and maintenance of electronic resources on the library web site.
Conducts public relations functions; represents the Library in a variety of community outreach activities and public awareness programs; speaks to groups and individuals regarding departmental activities and services. Prepares press releases, book reviews, and web based communications. Attends community events.
Participates in professional development activities including attending workshops, continuing education programs and regional or state library association activities.
Participates in implementing library goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for assigned area of responsibility, function or branch; may suggest changes to County Library policies.
Assists with grant opportunities and prepares grant applications for submittal; assists in implementing grants and special programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
A Master's degree from an ALA accredited graduate school or program in Library Science
A State of California driver's license may be required.
Upcoming graduates may supply a letter from their attending university stating impending graduation date of their degree program and verification of credits needed for graduation, which would allow placement on the list of eligible candidates. Actual hiring of the position will not occur until after the graduation date.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements
Work is performed in an office environment.
May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Thank you for your interest in our Librarian position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant.
To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills.
In addition to submitting a detailed application, you are required to respond to the supplemental questions associated with the application. Your responses to the supplemental questions will be used to help us evaluate your qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions
We are currently recruiting to fill one upcoming vacancy. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and are selected to advance to the interview phase, you will be invited to interview for the position on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018.
For planning purposes, we have included reference to the interview date. Additional details regarding the interview will be sent via email, to qualified applicants once our screening process is complete (on or before December 4th at 5 p.m.).
Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional duties involved in planning, coordinating, and implementing library services and programs; provides complex professional and technical library services to the community; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Library Director and the Senior Librarian. Exercises general and direct supervision over assigned library clerical, part-time, or volunteer staff.
This is the journey-level in the Librarian class series. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing library services and programs to patrons, assisting and participating in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, retention, and special handling of various library materials. May train and assist other employees and volunteers, and manage a fixed annual budget. This class is distinguished from the Senior Librarian in that the latter assumes the greatest degree of decision-making responsibilities and exercises technical and functional supervision over lower-level classifications and other library services.
Examples of Essential Functions
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Participates in planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of assigned staff and volunteers; assists in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of staff; ensures the most effective use of staff and materials resources.
Trains staff and volunteers in work and safety procedures and in library services and activities; implements and evaluates procedures and standards.
Monitors operations and activities of the library; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.
Manages and monitors the budget preparation processes for assigned projects or programs; provides input into budget development, and administers program budgets after adoption.
Determines and recommends supplies, materials, and staffing needs for programs and projects; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications, as required; maintains a variety of records and prepares reports of work performance and activities.
Plans, coordinates, and implements library services and programs; coordinates regular and special event programs and services; prepares and distributes publicity items.
Oversees and participates in circulation desk services; charges and discharges library materials and issues library cards; checks library application information to ensure accurate and complete data entry; collects fines for overdue materials and fees for lost or damaged items.
Interprets and applies library policies and procedures for customers and staff.
Accesses and retrieves information for library customers and staff as requested; researches and responds to difficult or technical reference questions; refers questions as appropriate.
Advises and assists library customers in the use of library services and tools.
Assists and participates in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, retention, discarding, or special handling of library materials.
Uses the automated cataloging system to catalog and classify a variety of library materials and ensure staff training in its use.
Performs a variety of tasks involving computerized systems, including updating library's web page, accessing specialized data bases, and conducting internet searches.
Participates in the compiling of library activity reports and statistics.
Acts as a liaison with other librarians in the community; attends professional meetings, workshops, and other conferences; performs special readings and research to remain abreast of current library practices.
Performs a wide variety of office work including preparing and maintaining of lists, reports, and other documents, compiling statistics and data of library activity, maintaining accurate and detailed records, verifying accuracy of information, researching discrepancies, recording information, and compiling and entering payroll data.
Oversees the operational support of the automated library system such as system backup, record keeping, generating and distributing notices and reports, and general system maintenance and troubleshooting.
Prepares grant and special funding applications and reports; monitors and controls grant expenditures.
Assists in opening and closing facilities, including retrieving all materials from the book drop and check-in, preparing and closing register cash drawer, turning on, logging in, and turning off all computers, and printing out and pulling holds list for shipment to other libraries.
Monitors and controls patron behavior; monitors patrons to provide security and assistance.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of employee and volunteer supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
Principles, practices, and service delivery needs related to library services.
Library services and available resources.
Principles and practices of professional library work, including methods, practices, and techniques of library reference, technical services and/or children's library services.
Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.
Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library program planning and administration.
Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.
General library materials selection standards.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Principles, practices, and techniques used in dealing with the public and public relations.
Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient library services programs.
Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
Coordinate, direct, and implement library services programs suited to the needs of the community.
Plan and coordinate library programs including preparing publicity and providing direction to staff and volunteers.
Analyze, interpret, apply, and enforce Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Understand, interpret, and successfully communicate both orally and in writing, pertinent department policies and procedures.
Identify problems, research, and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations, and justification for solution.
Develop cost estimates for staff, supplies, and materials.
Effectively conduct meetings and make presentations to various groups.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Qualifications / Requirements
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college. A Master's of Library Science degree is desirable. One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting organizing programs and services pertaining to Library Services.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 30 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Librarian - Adult Services
LIBRARIAN - ADULT SERVICES
Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity
Multiple Vacancies Available
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of Librarian in Adult Services with an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses excellent customer service, technical and interpersonal skills.
The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with the public in a fast-paced full-service library environment. Key responsibilities include creating new and innovative programs for the public, using state-of the-art technology to develop library content, and selecting interesting and relevant titles for the collection. Special projects may include working on plans for a new branch library and community center in north Sunnyvale and expanding the Library's community engagement and outreach activities.
The Adult Services Librarian works under the direction of the Supervising Librarian and other management staff in a team-oriented and forward-thinking environment.
For a complete classification specification, click here: Job Description
Essential Job Functions
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
Provides information, reference and reader's advisory services.
Interprets and implements library policies, procedures and resources.
Assists patrons in locating, selecting and using materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.
Participates in collection development activities, including selection, evaluation, merchandising and de-selection that meet the needs of the community.
Participates in professional meetings, organizations, committees and workshops as resources permit.
Participates in assigned library projects.
Trains and directs the work of other library personnel.
Seeks, writes and administers grant programs and other special projects.
Catalogues books and non-book materials.
Maintains library materials and information on various databases.
Writes reports and correspondence; may oversee the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records.
Acts as manager in absence of library managers.
If assigned to Adult or Children's/Teen Services:
Plans and conducts programs on topics that include but are not limited to: computer applications, literature, book discussions, science, business and other topics of interest to the community.
Organizes and carries out programs such as: storytelling, puppets, preschool storytimes, book discussions, and school visits, recommendations of reading materials for children, teens, and parents.
Speaks before community organizations and leads tours of the library.
Plans and implements promotional activities for library events and services.
Conducts database searches; adapts new technologies for improved library services.
May maintain and develop the library's intranet and internet services, including the library website, mobile site, social networks, library catalog and other online resources.
If assigned to Technical Services:
Catalogues books and non-book materials using Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) formatting in accordance with Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), latest edition.
Maintains a current library catalog.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience:
The minimum qualification for education and experience can be met in the following way:
A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Current practices, procedures and technologies used in professional library work.
On-line data searching and other automated technologies used to access information.
Book and non-book materials, reference resources, cataloging and classification plans and bibliographic utilities.
Some assignments may need a basic understanding or familiarity with:
Basic personal computer hardware and peripherals.
Third party vendor online resources, web site development and associated computer applications, database maintenance and support of an integrated library system.
Online social networking applications.
Contemporary computer languages and application programming interfaces.
Carry out specific functions of the library system.
Convey technical and resource information; advise and instruct library patrons in the use of library services and materials.
Remain current and be aware of potential future technologies applicable to library services.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely both orally and in writing.
Plan and present material to diverse groups.
Read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions.
Develop innovative approaches to diverse library issues.
Direct the activities of subordinate staff.
Maintain accurate and orderly records.
Work effectively as part of a group.
Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other City employees.
Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternative transportation as approved by the hiring authority.
- Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community.
Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Sunnyvale employment application and supplemental questionnaire to the Department of Human Resources no later than Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). City application forms and supplemental questionnaire, completed in full, are required.
Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at Sunnyvale.ca.gov and click Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral examination tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 6th and Friday, December 7th, 2018. Top candidates who pass the oral exam will be invited to a final selection interview with the department tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).
Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.
Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.
INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION
Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).
Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA)
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.
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