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Librarian @ Contra Costa Co. Library

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Topic: Librarian @ Contra Costa Co. Library
Posted By: miloa
Subject: Librarian @ Contra Costa Co. Library
Date Posted: 13/Jul/2017 at 8:24pm
DATE OPENED:   July 17, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CLOSING DATE: July 28, 2017
Monthly Salary Range: $4,485 - $5,728   
Bargaining Unit: Local One


Contra Costa County encourages interested candidates to consider this exceptional career opportunity with one of the Bay Area’s most progressive and respected libraries. Permanent part-time vacancies may be filled from the results of this examination. Initial assignments may be as a Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
Partnering with community-based organizations and community groups to promote library services
Developing innovative programs to build literacy, further education, and foster a love of reading
Promoting our collections and reading through readers advisory, recommendation lists, blog entries,
author talks, book discussions, and other innovative methods
Fostering digital literacy and providing age-appropriate technology instruction
Developing collections and the space itself, ensuring a safe and inviting area

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
·        Passion for creating an environment that encourages patrons to follow their interests, discover new ones,
learn from their peers, and of course, embrace reading
·        Effective interpersonal and communication skills
·        Experience providing customer and reference service
·        Ability to create and conduct innovative programs

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, .   The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Note: Your application cannot be accepted if you have tested for this classification within the last six months.

Written Exam: August 23, 2017 or August 24, 2017


License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience : Two (2) years’ experience in a customer oriented environment.


1.      Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2.      Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3.      Written Examination: A writing proficiency examination will be administered to all accepted candidates who will be required to write essays on specific topics which will be evaluated on the basis of content, grammar, mechanics, word usage, sentence structure, organization, development and clarity. Candidates must receive a score of 70 which may be an adjusted score, in order to continue in the exam process.   (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.

Michelle McCauley
Administrative Services Assistant
(925) 608-7702

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