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Librarian I

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The County of Santa Clara

Santa Clara, CA

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Description Under supervision, to perform professional library work. Typical Tasks Provides services to patrons such as evaluating needs, assisting in locating books and materials, and responding to inquiries; Offers reader advisory services; Informs patrons about library facilities, policies and procedures; Participates in identifying the needs of the library community; Participates in evaluating current collection and selecting and discarding library materials, as well as ordering materials within prescribed budget; Develops subject expertise; Learns sources of information and locates specific information; Answers reference questions; refers questions requiring advanced knowledge to a Librarian II or Supervising Librarian; Develops specialized library programs for specific patron groups; Speaks to school and community groups regarding library programs and resources; May conduct book talks and story times and perform puppet shows; Designs displays and exhibits; Participates in organizing the physical interior of the library; Compiles bibliographies, book lists and other resource lists; Prepares reports or creates content for library blogs or website; Provides outreach services to communities; Familiarizes and trains library patrons in the use of digital materials; promotes reading and use of digital resources for all ages; Assists and trains users to operate public equipment, connect to the internet, use library software applications, and access library services from remote locations; Uses information discovery tools, including the library's catalog, core library databases, and internet search engines; Performs basic troubleshooting of technical problems and resolves or refers technical issues to appropriate personnel; Accesses and uses basic assistive technologies, where appropriate, to ensure that all users have equitable access to technology; Participates in District-wide committees, work teams, and projects; Keeps abreast of professional trends and developments, including technology; Organizes and maintains special collections; May participate in supervising and training volunteers; Participates in professional organizations and attends workshops and meetings; Compiles selection aid book lists for use in community libraries; Interprets cataloging and classification rules and practices for staff; Conducts original cataloging as needed; May supervise work flow of the technical services unit; May assist in providing information to information systems staff and\/or vendors to achieve compatibility with Santa Clara County Library computer systems; Consults with publishers' representatives concerning acquisition problems and programs; Participates in needs assessments and in establishing or modifying procedures for acquisitions, cataloging and\/or processing; May have in-charge responsibility for the library and for resolving routine operating problems, in the absence of a Librarian II or Supervising Librarian; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science or its recognized equivalent from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. \u00a0Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit. Knowledge of: Library tools, methods and procedures; A wide variety of reading material; Library reference materials; Principles and procedures of reference used to locate specific topics; Classification and cataloging systems and principles; Basic computer operations needed to access library networks, applications, software, and productivity tools, as well as common office software applications such as email clients, word processing programs and internet browsers; Digital devices such as personal computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and eBook readers used by patrons to access library services; Planning, organizing and implementing children's, adult and young adult programs to meet patron needs; Principles and techniques of book selection and evaluation to establish balanced library collections; Library services, programs and policies which serve the community; Common office computer applications and automated Library circulation systems; Principles of supervision; Monitoring budgets; Effective training techniques. Ability to: Serve a wide variety of individuals to promote library programs and meet the needs of library patrons; Be sensitive to diversity, including but not limited to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity; Advise and instruct patrons in the use of library facilities and reference tools; Use library tools effectively; Operate library equipment, such as computers and use related software applications and databases; Analyze and interpret statistics; Analyze community needs and make recommendations to meet those needs; Orally communicate and write effectively; Reason logically to define problems, collect and process data and reach valid conclusions in solving reference problems and in developing programs and procedures; Classify and catalog books and other materials; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Recommend library materials for purchase using library selection techniques.

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The Employee Services Agency (ESA) supports the Board of Supervisors and County Executive in achieving the County's missions and goals; and provides services related to the needs of the County workforce, minimizes the impact of losses and claims on the County. ESA Administration includes Fiscal Systems, Executive Recruitment and Appeals Officer functions as well as administrative support and policy guidance to ESA Departments. Support is also provided in other assigned areas.​​​​

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