Under general direction, incumbents perform a variety of professional duties in the operation of City of Oakland library services, including program planning, reference and readers advisory, material selection; and provide lead direction to assigned staff.
This is a public contact position. Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable.
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Examples of Duties
- Conduct reference interview with patrons to determine inquiry needs; provide reference and reading guidance to children and adults, including the location, selection and use of materials; address special research needs.
- Conduct training and supervise subordinate staff; write performance evaluations.
- Manage materials budget.
- Read and evaluate professional reviews of books, magazines, video cassettes or other materials for additions to library collection.
- Analyze circulation, book loss or registration trends; withdraw worn, dated and/or damaged materials from the collection.
- Identify, select and order appropriate reference materials, books and resources for adults and children.
- Assist the Senior Librarian of a special library service such as Cataloging, Branch Office, Youth Room, regional hub branch library or other major unit.
- Utilize and contribute to the maintenance of accurate on-line bibliographic data base; conduct on-line data base search as needed.
- Classify and catalog library materials.
- Answer questions; explain policies and procedures; address complaints from public and agencies.
- May oversee the daily operations of a library facility.
- Represent library at community meetings and events.
- Present adult or children’s programs on specific subjects.
- Prepare oral and written reports.
- Monitor facilities and equipment maintenance and safety.
- Follow oral and written directions.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements for Application
License or Certificate / Other Requirements:
Proficiency in a foreign language or special skills as a children’s librarian may be required.