EVENT: BayNet Annual May 17th

Please join your fellow California Library professionals for a free discussion at SFPL from Miguel Figueroa and Veronda J. Pitchford about how librarians can stay current and build on our collective mindset of the future.  We will discuss how library professionals can translate trends into services for their members.

We will begin with networking and snacks at 9:00am in the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library, then start the discussion at 9:30am inside the Koret Auditorium. For a FREE ticket, register here.

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Veronda Pitchford is the Assistant Director of the Califa Group, nonprofit library membership consortium representing 230 libraries in California committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. She is an active ALA member and has participated on many ALA Advisory Committees and Boards including United for Libraries and the Center for the Future of Libraries. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2005 and was awarded the 2018 American Library Association Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for her outstanding service and sustained leadership. She has a master’s degree in library and information science from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college in Durham, North Carolina. Veronda is a die-hard library chick.

JOB: Assistant Director of Libraries, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Santa Cruz, CA

Under administrative direction, the Assistant Director of Libraries assists the Director of Libraries in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries including personnel administration; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Libraries; and, performs related duties as assigned.

 

To apply, follow the link to Government Jobs Here:

Recruitment #19-081

  • Open until filled. Recruitment will close without notice; job posting will no longer appear on this website when the position is filled. To apply, submit:
  1. Application – online application preferred; paper application accepted.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of filling out application form completely.
  2. Response to supplemental questions – will be a primary tool in the evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Any work experience described here should also be included in your employment history on the main application.
  • Week of 5/13/19:  Priority Screening will be completed based on the minimum qualifications for this position for applications received by 5:00 p.m.  5/9/19.

Typical Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists the Director of Libraries in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; participates in the development and implementation of Library System goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the Library System’s personnel administration programs, including recruitment and selection of staff, performance appraisals, and worker’s compensation services and activities; coordinates recruitment, selection, and other employment-related activities with the City’s Personnel Department.
  • Establishes appropriate service and staffing levels and monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the work plan for assigned service areas; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and organizational structure; directs and implements changes, including staffing patterns and hours of operation.
  • Trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel and implements discipline and termination procedures.
  • Assists in the development and administration of the Library Systems budget and in the forecasting of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments.
  • Represents the Library System to and coordinates assigned activities with other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; participates in community meetings and conferences as the representative of the Library System; serves as staff liaison to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; explains Library System programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Provides highly responsible staff assistance to the Director of Libraries; conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations.
  • Develops, implements and manages special projects and programs as assigned.
  • Oversees and participates in record maintenance and the preparation and presentation of reports and other correspondence; directs the development of forms and brochures for staff and the public.
  • Attends professional group meetings; stays informed of trends and innovations in the field of library science and public administration.
  • Serves as Director of Libraries in her/his absence.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge:

  • Library operations and organization, including services, activities, staffing, facilities, and equipment.
  • Principles and practices of library science.
  • Reference sources and methods and other information-acquisition methods.
  • Advanced collection development principles and strategies as well as tools for selection.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Public library philosophy and practice, and professional ethics and obligations.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration as applied to a library system; and, public library funding sources.
  • The publishing industry including standards and practices.
  • Library automation principles and practices, computer equipment systems and software.
  • American literature.
  •  Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to library services and personnel administration.

Abilities:

  • Develop, organize, plan and coordinate operating procedures and information programs.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; and oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of others.
  • Conduct accurate and thorough research and analysis, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations, and prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare and administer large program budgets.
  • Analyze, assess, and address community needs related to the Library System and recommend plans for modifying or extending library services.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures to the public and support staff.
  • Design and develop effective public relations and publicity materials for media and community publications.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations related to library services and personnel administration.
  • Communicate effectively, clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate office equipment including computer equipment related to library automation.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Communicate a warm and welcoming public attitude and spirit of service.
  • Willingness to work Library System’s schedule of hours.
  • Willingness to transport self throughout Library System.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities combined with any required licenses and certificates is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of the following: 

  • Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a professional level library position, including three years of experience at the supervisory or management level.
  • Competency and experience in two of the following library service areas: Reference Services, Adult Services, Children’s Services, Technical Services or Technology.LICENSES

    Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a safe driving record; or the ability to provide suitable alternate transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge at the baccalaureate level of a literature other than American.
  • Fluency in Spanish, an Asian language or sign language.

 

JOB: Branch Manager, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park

Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity
BRANCH MANAGER – ROHNERT PARK
40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME
THE POSITION:
Under general direction of the Public Services Division Manager, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library. Provides professional library services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, and performs related work as assigned. This position is responsible for all personnel and operations within the branch and for branch relationships with the community it services.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
Manages the day-to-day operations of a branch library including staff, materials, and facilities
Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support staff
Oversees or participates in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers
Directs and coordinates activities of a branch library in conjunction with system policies and regulations
Makes budget recommendations and monitors the branch library budget
Participates in promotional and public relations tasks, such as creating interest in library services, and creating and implementing strategies for improving awareness of library services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience as a professional librarian, including two (2) years at a lead, supervisory, or managerial level.

Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of library policies, program planning and implementation, systems development, and library operational trends and practices
Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services
Principles of supervision and training, including work planning, assignment, performance review, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures
Current and new technologies and electronic resources related to library services
Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a program budget

Ability to:
Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards, and to oversee and coordinate library collection development and management activities
Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff
Identify the needs of the public and develop, implement, and manage assigned programs, service areas, policies, procedures, and/or material collections
Work closely and effectively with public officials, community groups, staff, volunteers, Library Advisory Boards, Friends of the Library, and the general public
Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies

SALARY RANGES: $80,620.80 to $100,672.00 annually plus benefits

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. Please attach transcript document(s).
The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer”

JOB: Adult Literacy Specialist, Sonoma County Library, Part-Time

Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity
ADULT LITERACY SPECIALIST – SANTA ROSA
25.5 HOURS PER WEEK – PART TIME

We are seeking a customer service driven professional with excellent communication skills for our part-time Literacy Specialist position. This position is located at the Central Library Annex in downtown Santa Rosa, in the heart of Wine Country, with the Redwoods and Pacific Ocean only minutes away.

THE POSITION:
This regular, part-time position provides support for the Adult Literacy Services programs, and performs related duties as required.

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Keeps accurate and consistent records
Maintains student and tutor records, files and databases
Conducts intake interviews with new students to assist in determining program eligibility and level
Develops and implements outreach program for recruitment of students in all parts of the county, on an as needed basis
Tracks completion of goals by students, acknowledges, and provides recognition for student achievements
Performs receptionist duties

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with coursework in Education, Public Administration or related fields.

Experience: A combination of education and experience that creates an understanding of adult illiteracy. Generally, this would be achieved by one (1) year of administrative or programmatic experience, one (1) year of library or literacy experience, or three (3) years of clerical and office support work. Experience working with adults in an educational setting.
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and techniques of effectively dealing with adult learners
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and Library staff

Ability to:
Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed
Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, record data, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

SALARY RANGES: $21.95/hour to $27.42/hour plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. Please attach transcript document(s).
The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB: Library Specialist* Bilingual (English/Spanish) Sonoma County Library, Full-Time

We are seeking a customer service driven professional with excellent communication and Spanish bilingual skills to perform routine library work at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library. Please complete the required Supplemental Questionnaire.

THE POSITION:
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone with a friendly and helpful attitude
Registers patrons, enters patron information into library database and issues new or replacement library cards with accuracy; updates patron records; communicates with the patron about the procedure and explains rationale positively when denials are required
Listens attentively to patron’s questions about library account and answers in a calm and professional manner
Recognizes when a question needs to be directed to reference staff
Proactively collects fines and payments for lost materials
Assists patrons with the use of public computers and other electronic equipment
Efficiently and accurately balances daily cash and prepares deposit
Readily and proficiently uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; successfully incorporates the use of RFID and the StaffLink into daily circulation workflow
Efficiently receives and processes requests and reserves
Quickly and accurately sorts returned books
Processes magazines and gift books in a neat and timely manner; keeps magazines, periodicals, telephone books and other materials current
Readily provides clerical assistance to Librarians and other staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of clerical and office support work. An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish are required.

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to remain tactful when working with the public
Close attention to detail
Ability to work independently while following established procedures

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbent will perform repetitive arm/hand movements using a keyboard and mouse, and will grasp/handle materials that weigh up to and occasionally more than 25 pounds. Incumbent will push wheeled carts weighing up to or occasionally more than 100 pounds.

SALARY RANGE: $20.38/hour to $25.46/hour plus prorated benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, May 6, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.

The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application,
written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer