The City of Livermore (CA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Librarian I/II to fill two vacancies. These positions may be filled at either level 1 or 2, based on the level of experience of the candidates. The current librarian vacancies exist in Adult Services and Youth Services (with a focus in Teen Services). If you possess the qualifications as described and have a passion in one of these library fields, consider submitting an application to serve the Livermore community. Apply by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023 at www.livermoreca.gov/jobs.
Librarians answer inquiries from the general public or interested parties; assist patrons in the selection of appropriate reading and serve as resource person in area of specialty; assist in information transfer utilizing all available media and sources through service at a public desk; assist in maintaining order and discipline in the observance of library rules and regulations; perform routine statistical work; report on progress of assigned work or any suggested change in the manner of performance of assigned duties; conduct outreach at community events; and may be assigned to work in an age level program, a specialized program, or at the information desk.
In addition to the above librarian duties, a Librarian II may also be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing specialized programs, such as youth services, electronic services, or collection development.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, & characteristics:
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of informational databases and other digital resources
- High energy, a solid work ethic, and follows through on commitments made
- Be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
- A genuine interest in providing outstanding service to the community
- Initiative to identify needs, and to research and recommend enhancements or changes to existing systems and programs based on user input
- Outstanding communication skills, ensuring staff, management, library users, consultants, and vendors are well informed
- Effective in establishing goals and objectives
- Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in a library setting
Experience: For Librarian I applicants, one year of municipal library experience is desirable. A Librarian II requires two years of professional level librarian experience equivalent to the Librarian I classification. Public library experience is desirable.
Education (Librarian I): A Master's degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of professional librarian experience may substitute for the advanced degree. Successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science or satisfactorily meeting the substitution criteria is required prior to the completion of the probationary period. A Master’s degree in Library Science and course work in specific area of work assignment is highly desirable.
Education (Librarian II): Equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
License: May require the possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.
Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime; be available on call, as required; attend evening meetings; and travel out of town and attend meetings, seminars, and conferences during work and non-work hours.
Special Requirements: Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to read fine print; converse in person and on the telephone and be clearly understood; operate a computer keyboard; stoop, bend, reach, and stretch; and strength to safely lift and maneuver books, bins, and office equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.