Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs beginning level professional librarian work. The essential functions of this class include but are not limited to:
- Assisting patrons in locating and using library facilities, equipment, technology, and materials, in selecting materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions
- Recommending library materials to be purchased, repaired or weeded; deciding whether weeded materials should be discarded or selected for community redistribution; may be responsible for the selection, distribution, and maintenance of library materials of assigned section(s) of the collection and suggesting which materials shall be non-circulating materials
- Performing reference work in person, via phone, chat, email, and mail; performing research and readers advisory; preparing detailed bibliographies, book lists and other information; teaching patrons to access, evaluate, and use digital resources, library equipment, technology, and digital devices
- Planning, conducting, evaluating, and promoting programs, group visits, classes, and outreach for community members; meeting with educators; collaborating with various community groups to promote the use of and interest in the library, and representing and promoting the library at community events and on social media
- Cataloging and classifying library material; creating metadata; determining and assigning main entry, cross references and subject headings; adapting Library cataloging records for the library and participating in determining cataloging policy
- Writing reports and correspondence; may write content about library programs and services for print and digital media; may supervise the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records; may conduct research and data analysis
- Planning or assisting in planning and setting up programs, displays, and exhibits; promoting and merchandizing library collections
- Participating in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and orderly atmosphere in the branch or department
- Training staff and volunteers, including developing training materials
- Supporting digital content management; participating in digitization initiatives projects, programing, and collection development
- Interpreting library policy to patrons and staff and assisting in policy formulation and implementation
- May supervise subordinate staff or volunteers
- May participate in committees to enhance library services or promote professional development
- May support circulation and registration duties, as needed
Possession of a Master’s Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association.
Note: You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master’s program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.
1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department’s bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.
2. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children’s or Youth Services Librarian.
3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian.
4. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or cataloging experience using AACR2R and MARC format.
5. Some positions require college level coursework in special education or experience working with people who have learning disabilities and/or learning differences.
6. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License.
Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules, which may involve evening and weekend work.
Filing Deadline: February 15th, 2019
For instructions on how to apply, visit the JobAps page of the San Francisco Human Resources.