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Librarian II
Marin County Free Library
San Rafael, California
$122,449.60 - $146,702.40 / Annually
At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here.
The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) is a special taxing district that operates ten branch libraries in Marin under the authority of the Board of Supervisors. It provides public library services to the residents of the unincorporated areas of the County and the cities of Corte Madera, Fairfax, and Novato.
The Marin County Free Library is an innovative and dynamic civic institution that is committed to providing exceptional services to a community that cares deeply about the library and encourages the library to assume a critical role in supporting the community to be resilient, equitable, and progressive. MCFL is committed to racial equity and the inclusion of those with multiple perspectives and backgrounds in our decision making.
Current Vacancies: There are currently four (4) full-time, regular hire Librarian II positions.
Librarian IIs function as specialists in major program assignments such as children's or adult services. Incumbents exercise initiative and considerable independent judgment performing assigned duties including the supervision of staff. 
With guidance from the Branch Manager, the positions design and implement innovative and effective public programs, provide reference and reader’s advisory, offer targeted outreach activities, and provide proactive customer service. The Librarian II possesses strong cultural sensitivity and proficiency skills and works independently and in team environments bringing services to diverse communities and promoting educational and social equity in service delivery and programming results. Bilingual skills in Spanish are highly desirable.
  • Conducts general, difficult and extensive reference searches and reader's advisory services; assists and advises patrons regarding the use of library materials and equipment, including automated catalogs and Internet software. 
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, paraprofessional and support staff; effectively recommends selection of staff, disciplinary actions and other personnel matters; trains staff in work procedures. 
  • Develops and conducts outreach or on-site programs for various age groups; prepares displays and exhibits. 
  • Plans and conducts programs for children and young adults
  • Organizes, presents or oversees presentations of programs, including story telling; recommends books and other materials suitable for the community being served; provides reference services using a variety of media. 
  • Represents the library in meetings, functions and activities with the community or special interest groups. 
Please read below to learn more about our highly qualified candidate for each opportunity.
Librarian II, School Library Services (SMCSD), Marin City
  • Provides library services for youth (Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade); plans and conducts Literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programming and in-service Information Literacy and library use instruction for teachers.
  • Supervises on-site school library staff: supporting them in the implementation of educational programs and literacy instruction and collaborates with school staff and administrators. 
  • Oversees school library collection development; researches, evaluates reviews and recommends the addition of books, reference materials, and other library materials.
  • Possesses public library and/or school library experience. 
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, but not required.
Librarian II, Children’s Services, Novato
  • Develops and implements diverse, community-focused, multilingual programs and services for ages 0-12.
  • Performs outreach to schools, local organizations, and individuals.
  • Supervises one Children’s Librarian I and one Library Assistant II.
  • Understands developmentally appropriate practices for children and teens.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, but not required.
Librarian II, Youth Services, Civic Center
  • Develops and implements diverse, community-focused, multilingual programs and services for children, youth and teens, ranging from early literacy storytimes to Teen Leadership opportunities.
  • Works with Senior Librarian on Literacy/Learning Projects & Initiatives that support families who are experiencing the carceral system.
  • Performs outreach to schools, local organizations, and individuals.
  • Understands developmentally appropriate practices for children and teens.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish are preferred, but not required.
Librarian II- Spanish Services, (Literacy), West Marin
  • Supports the development of literacy programs and services that serve Spanish speaking communities in the West Marin region.
  • Creates diverse, community-focused, multilingual programs and services in the West Marin region.
  • Performs outreach to local organizations and individuals and collaborates with West Marin library staff and the Literacy Coordinator.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Has collection management experience, particularly with Spanish language materials.
  • Is flexible, adaptable and comfortable working in a mobile environment, beyond the walls of the library.
  • Must be proficient in Spanish language communications, both verbally and in writing.
Schedule and Hours: The Librarian II positions at each branch will have varying schedules. Most Librarians that enter MCFL through this recruitment will work a weekend day and may work at least one evening per week.
Bilingual Certification: Bilingual assignments are distinguished by the required proficiency in the English language as well as a designated second language, in this case, Spanish. Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish/English to be eligible for bilingual pay. A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements of the position.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please note that you must have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications in order to be considered for this position: Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum and two years of professional experience in a public or academic library setting equivalent to the County's class of Librarian I. Experience using current library technology in the primary area to which assigned is required. For more information about these positions, please see the class specification.
Filing Deadline: Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 4:00pm. Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/marincounty/jobs/4322026/librarian-ii or visit  www.marincounty.org/jobs. For any questions, please contact the Marin County HR Dept at jobs@marincounty.org or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY
Position: Librarian II
Organization: Marin County Free Library
Location: San Rafael,  CA 
United States
Salary: $122,449.60 - $146,702.40 / Annually
Posting Start Date: 1/8/2024
Date Posted: 1/8/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 3/8/2024
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Marin County Free Library

San Rafael,  CA 94903
United States
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