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Senior Librarian

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City of Pacific

Pacific Grove, CA

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Summary Our ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter, flexible and open to change, who is conversant with the latest technology and enjoys working collaboratively to meet the needs of the public. An effective communicator with all levels of Library staff, the Senior Librarian supports and cultivates staffs' skills and ensures high-levels of customer service. A creative problem-solver who fosters a fun and innovative work environment, our Senior Librarian is energized by working with people from a variety of backgrounds and lives and breathes community outreach and engagement.The Senior Librarian guides a strong team dedicated to fostering discovery and growth through the library, connecting people with books and ideas and creating experiences that educate and illuminate. Comfortable developing and maintaining relationships with patrons, community stakeholders, outside organizations and other city departments, our Senior Librarian's strong programming skills provide creative, homegrown and collaborative programs that engage the community. Experienced providing a variety of library services to children, teens and adults and excited about new challenges, her\/his proven leadership abilities help manage existing services and introduce new initiatives that benefit the Library and the Pacific Grove community. Essential Functions Under general direction, assists the Library Director with general administration and organization of the City Library services; provides professional library services including reference, reader advisory, community outreach and materials selection to meet the general information needs of the public; supervises and trains professional, paraprofessional and clerical support staff, and volunteers. This job class exercises a high degree of independent judgment, making quick decisions affecting library operations in accordance with established rules. The position requires excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking, and the ability to formulate and execute short-term and long-term plans while adhering to deadlines. \u00a0 This is the advanced journey level class in the Professional Librarian series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of the duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including assisting in the development of policies and procedures, and the coordination of library volunteers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area of responsibility and serve as Library Director in the latter's absence. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assists the Library Director in planning, managing and administering professional library services and in developing policies and procedures; participates in the library budget process; serves as Library Director as required. Instructs staff in following library policies and interpret library policies for the public. Provides daily supervision and training for staff and volunteers. Maintains assigned print and electronic media collections; assists with collection development; reviews books and electronic media available, evaluates options, selects materials to meet the needs of the community, and recommends additions to the collection; reviews and evaluates current collection and recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the collection. Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book and media requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source; administers checking in and out procedures for library materials; creates new patron records; Provides technical and professional assistance to library patrons, and teaches the use of library resources and equipment; assists with researching complex and difficult queries. Presents library programs and services to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community; provides a level of service to keep pace with customer needs and requests. Develops, plans and administers outreach or on-site programs and activities for various age groups such as special guest performances; prepares displays and exhibits. Coordinates activities with outside community groups and School districts; develops and conducts group programs. Attends and participates in professional meetings and workshops; stays abreast of technical innovations in the library field. Maintains statistics, files, and procedural manuals; prepares summary reports on usage of materials and reference questions; prepares special reports and surveys, information materials, grant applications and other written materials as directed. Assists the public at the circulation desk; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive patron inquiries and complaints. Maintains accurate records and files. Oversees library security and checks to ensure patrons comply with policies and procedures. Supports the relationship between the City of Pacific Grove and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. Responds and prepares for challenging situations and emergencies. Pursues continued professional and library-wide development and promotes participation in development efforts for those supervised. Actively works with city and departmental communications staff to publicize and gain visibility for the services and programs of the Library. Demonstrates leadership, coaching and mentoring skills. Prepares written reports and oral presentations, complex analysis regarding library service and personnel policies, and similar work. Assists in providing a variety of staff assistance services to the Library Director, Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, and other support organizations. Minimum Qualifications Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library Science and three years of increasingly responsible professional and technical library work experience or equivalent. Knowledge of: City policies and procedures; Principles and practices of public library administration, technology, practices and trends; Policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities. Library materials\u00a0acquisitions and cataloging. Methods and procedures for developing and maintaining library collections. Techniques and protocols for researching online technical databases. Integrated Library Systems. Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedure Reader interest and education levels; Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Skill in: Explaining library standards and City policies and procedures; Assessing community needs and developing solutions; Developing, coordinating and conducting library programs and activities; Identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements; Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, and representatives from other regional agencies; Communicating effectively verbally and in writing; Coordinate and supervise the operations of the reference desk; Work independently in the absence of Supervision.\u00a0 Licensing and Certification Requirements LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver's License in good standing may be required. \u00a0 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Must be DOJ fingerprinted background screened. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a public library and a standard office environment. TENTATIVE EXAM INFORMATION: Oral exam: the week of April 9th or 16th Applications must be filled out completed. Please do not substitute\u00a0'see resume\ in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a \u00a01) Online city employment application, 2) Resume, 3) Attach degree or transcript for masters degree to online application, no later that 4:59 pm PST on the closing date . Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Benefits Must be a full-time employee to be eligible for all benefits listed below. Less than full-time employees may be eligible for pro-rated benefits depending on the bi-weekly hours worked. Health Insurance: Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage offered to employees and dependents. Life Insurance: $50,000 death benefit Supplemental Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans Holidays: Paid Holidays and floating holidays Paid Time Off (PTO) Flexible Spending Accounts: Voluntary health care or dependent care flexible spending accounts.\u00a0 PERS\u00a0Retirement: Employer\/Employee shared contributions. Deferred Compensation Plan: Voluntary participation in a 457 deferred compensation plan. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.\u00a0 Benefits are subject to\u00a0change and do not constitute a contract.

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Pacific is a vibrant community located on the King/Pierce county line. Accessible by foot, bicycle or car, our city boasts magnificent views of Mt. Rainier and easy access to the White River, Interurban Trail and State Route 167.

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