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Librarian I/II (Reference/STEM & Branch Lead)

Stanislaus County Library
Modesto, California, United States
7 days ago

Description

ABOUT THE POSITION
The current vacancies are for the Modesto Branch Reference Librarian, Patterson Branch Supervisor, and the Ceres Branch Supervisor positions.
 
The Patterson Branch Supervisor is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the Patterson Branch, including supervising staff.
 
The Ceres Branch Supervisor is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the Ceres Branch, including supervising staff.
 
The Librarian I can be distinguished from the higher classification of Librarian II by the fact that the Librarian I is an entry-level position. Incumbents will perform the more routine Librarian functions and will work under direct supervision. The Librarian II is the journey-level classification in the series.

Individuals selected may be appointed to either the I or II level classification, dependent upon their experience which will be evaluated by the County Librarian and the Chief Executive Office at the time of appointment.

The incumbent will be required to work evening and/or weekend hours. All libraries in Stanislaus County are currently closed on Fridays except for the Modesto Library, Empire Library, and Hughson Library. All libraries are currently closed on Sundays. The libraries in Empire and Hughson are currently closed on Mondays. Schedules are subject to change. The work location could be any one of the thirteen branches within Stanislaus County.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Community and Health Services bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. 

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months. 

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday, and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at  http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under the "Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks

Typical Tasks of Reference Librarian (Modesto):
  • Provide effective reference, readers’ advisory and circulation assistance at the Central Service Desk and the Reference phone line;
  • Select and deselect materials for all 13 branches of the Library;
  • Assist customers with computer and technology related questions, including use of Library and personal devices to access Library resources; 
  • Plan, schedule, present, and evaluate innovative STEM and Makerspace programming for a variety of audiences;
  • Develop and maintain STEM-related community partnerships;  
  • Process passports;
  • Effectively utilize basic computer applications, including Office applications and virtual communications platforms; 
  • Bilingual skill is desirable;
  • Additional tasks may include;
  • Supervise and/or direct the work of Library Assistants and volunteers;
  • Provide outreach to the community;
  • Participate on systemwide task teams and committees; and
  • Speak to various individuals and organizations in the community about the Library and its services and programs.
Typical Tasks of Librarian Branch Supervisor Positions: 
  • Manage the daily operations of a full service branch library; 
  • Supervise, coach, and evaluate staff;
  • Provide effective reference, readers’ advisory, and circulation services to customers of all ages;
  • Maintain branch collections through purchase recommendations and other collection maintenance tasks;
  • Plan, develop, present, and evaluate story times, class visits, and innovative programs for a diverse audience;
  • Assist customers in the use of Library technologies;
  • Monitor facility maintenance;
  • Partner with Friends of the Library and other support groups;
  • Act as a liaison to local government and agencies;
  • Provide outreach to the community;
  • Participate in the establishment of long-range goals, plans, and objectives of the Library;
  • Participate on systemwide task teams and committees;
  • Speak to individuals and organizations in the community about the Library and its services and programs;
  • Effectively utilize basic computer applications, including Office applications and virtual communications platforms;
  • Assist customers with computer and technology related questions, including use of Library and personal devices to access Library resources; and
  • Bilingual ability is desirable.


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Abilities, Knowledge, Education/Experience)

LIBRARIAN I & II (REFERENCE AND CHILDREN'S)
SKILLS/ABILITIES 
  • Work well with customers of all ages;
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reports, records and files;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Be flexible and responsive to change;
  • Conduct an effective reference interview;
  • Provide in-depth reference and readers advisory service;
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment; and
  • Initiate plan and coordinate programs.
 
KNOWLEDGE 
  • Library purposes, principles, organization, techniques, terminology, procedures and online searching;
  • Principles and sources used to evaluate, select and deselect print and non-print materials;
  • Standard reference tools and methods of reference services including Windows, Internet, and Microsoft Word;
  • General fiction and non-fiction books for children; and
  • Storytelling techniques (Children's only)

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
 LIBRARIAN I (REFERENCE AND CHILDRENS)
A master's degree in library science must be acquired prior to appointment.
  • A master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited library school; AND
  • No experience is required.

LIBRARIAN II (REFERENCE AND CHILDRENS)
  • A master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited library school; AND
  • A combination of training and experience sufficient to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required for performing at the Level II. Typically this is acquired by one (1) year of experience at the Librarian I level. The County Librarian and the Chief Executive Office determine experience levels.

Proof of education will be required for verification purposes at the time of selection. Applicants may submit proof of education with application if it is available. 

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening may focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "duties" section of the online application.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63289304
  • Location:
    Modesto, California, United States
    Ceres, California, United States
    Patterson, California, United States
  • Position Title: Librarian I/II (Reference/STEM & Branch Lead)
  • Company Name For Job: Stanislaus County Library
  • Industry: Public Library
  • Job Function: Reference
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $52,811.00 - $71,260.00 (Yearly Salary)

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