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Adult Services Librarian I/II
The County of Yolo is recruiting for one regular, full-time Adult Services Librarian position at the Yolo County Library.  The Librarian I/II - Adult Services will be assigned to the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento and will work with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals, and community partners to deliver exceptional service to adults of all ages. The position is responsible for envisioning, planning, implementing, and evaluating system-wide and local programs and services for adults, co-coordinating annual programming, serving as a lead for technology related services, grants management, countywide reference and reader’s advisory services, government documents, library instruction, and promoting the collection. They will also provide programs and outreach services throughout the County of Yolo, focusing on reaching communities that are underserved. They will cultivate partnerships with community stakeholders and other community- based organizations, engaging in outreach and service development to increase accessibility, assessing and analyzing community needs and program outcomes, and supporting and engaging in the Library’s strategic directions and diverse committees.

All Library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch. Incumbents in this position are required to work regular evening and weekend hours.  The candidate selected will be placed at the Librarian I or Librarian II level depending on their background and experience and at the discretion of the appointing authority.  The salary range for each classification level is as follows:

                                                 Librarian I: $50,039 - $60,823 Annually  
                                                 Librarian II: $61,666 - $74,955 Annually  

The ideal candidate will be a community-oriented professional who is bilingual in Russian or Spanish, though other languages may also be desirable. The candidate should be enthusiastic about promoting the library to a diverse community and reducing barriers to access. The candidate must show a broad understanding of, and demonstrate support for, diversity, equality, and equity for everyone in the community. They must also show a commitment to maintaining equitable, inclusive, and respectful environments so that every person in the organization has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is valued for their unique qualities and contributions. Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired. The candidate will utilize their multilingual and multicultural knowledge and experience to not only perform their duties, but also to appropriately serve the community in a manner that is culturally competent and affirming.
The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities.

Applicants that are currently in the last semester of their Master of Library Science or Library Information Services degree program  are welcome to apply.  However, any offer of employment will be contingent upon proof of completion of the degree program.  

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, resume, verification of education, and responses to the supplemental questions.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.  
Position: Adult Services Librarian I/II
Organization: Yolo County Library
Location: Woodland,  CA 
United States
Salary: Librarian I: $50,039-$60,823 Librarian II: $61,666-$74,955
Posting Start Date: 9/1/2022
Date Posted: 7/21/2022
Requirements Definition:

Under general supervision, the incumbent performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, programming, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments.  At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I.

The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program, technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians, paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers.
Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional Librarians.
Essential Functions

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

  • Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming.
  • Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned.
  • Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs.
  • Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System.
  • Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment.
  • Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions. 
  • Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work.
  • Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems.
  • Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems.
  • Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Employment Standards

Librarian I 
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.

Librarian II 
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND
Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo.

Knowledge of: principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader's advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming; books, authors, bibliographies, and  digital material; library functions and services; Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation.
Ability to: use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers; plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.     

Application & Selection Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education/certification for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:    

  • As an attachment to the online application         
  • By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org         
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049         
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    
Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail. 
Status: This listing expires on: 10/19/2022
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Yolo County Library

Woodland,  CA 95695
United States
Elizabeth Gray