The Librarian I performs a variety of professional and para-professional duties in support of a modern urban library and community learning center. They develop, implement and evaluate educational and library programs tailored to the changing needs of a diverse local community and to provide responsive customer service to a diverse population of library and learning center users. This position may provide technical and functional supervision over technical and administrative support staff.
Monthly Salary: $2,408 – $2,925, plus excellent benefits package: See the 2015 Benefit Summary on the City’s Human Resources webpage for more details.
THE DEPARTMENT: The mission of the Library and Community Services Department is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the Hayward community through neighborhood-oriented services, community-based problem solving, and information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and responsive to the community. In every service provided, the goal is to transform lives and contribute to the health and success of the Hayward community.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Current best practices, procedures and techniques used in creating, delivering, and evaluating effective public library and community learning center services in an urban environment; Current technologies, resources, and other tools needed to plan and deliver effective library and community learning center services to various demographic groups; Modern library operational systems, including Integrated Library Systems, automated cataloging and processing systems, electronic resources and databases, reciprocal borrowing systems, materials movement systems, materials selection systems and processes, and modern electronic recordkeeping systems; Children’s and teen literature including knowledge of the various genres, sub-genres and subject areas of children’s and teen literature; knowledge of specific authors, titles and trends; Adult literature including knowledge of the various genres, sub-genres and subject areas of adult literature; knowledge of specific authors, titles and trends.
ABILITY TO: Provide excellent customer service to a diverse community of urban public library and community learning center users; Prioritize and manage multiple projects and service demands efficiently and effectively; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse customer population; deliver clear and concise written and verbal communications that are relevant to the intended audience; Identify and adapt to changing community needs and service delivery models in an urban public library/learning centers.
Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities are:
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional public library experience
EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library Science. A Master’s degree in Library Science is desirable.
For a full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.CalOpps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?id=21110
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 2, 2015 @ 5:00 PM