LA COUNTY LIBRARY
FIRST DAY OF FILING
JANUARY 11, 2022, 8:00 a.m. (PT) - This exam will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Has immediate charge of a Group IV level community library or performs specialized professional library work.
Positions allocable to this class work under the technical and administrative supervision of a higher-level librarian or an Assistant Library Administrator, and are responsible for: 1) directing the operations of a Group IV level community library which includes the supervision of paraprofessional and clerical staff; or 2) the more difficult and specialized library assignments, including lead children's, adult services, Youth Services, Internet, specialized collection, or Technical Services functions. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the Library, exercise judgment in performing assignments governed by well-defined standards; and exercise knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship. Incumbents must also possess specialized expertise in their particular area of assignment, be able to make presentations, provide individual and group instruction, and use current technology to perform librarian duties. Supervisory positions must also exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and departmental policies, rules, library locations, and services. As essential functions of the position, incumbents may be required to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach, work on irregular surfaces, lift objects of moderate weight, and stand or walk for long periods of time.
In contrast to Librarian I, the Librarian II is expected to function more independently in terms of their ability to fully apply the principles of librarianship and the training received as a Librarian I. Incumbents better understand the public and technical aspects of professional library services and perform the full range of supervisory duties over paraprofessional and/or clerical staff as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
- Directs the operations of a Group IV level community library including the supervision of assigned library personnel; interprets library policies and procedures to staff and to customers; analyzes customer needs in order to provide responsive library services; serves as a liaison with local officials, groups, and agencies; coordinates the activities of volunteer groups; and maintains a safe, clean, and orderly facility.
- Promotes library services in a community by answering the more complex reference questions; selecting and de-selecting books, periodicals, audio-visual and other materials for library collections; presenting book-talks; preparing bibliographies and special exhibits; contributing articles announcing library activities to community newspapers; and maintaining a government publications and/or other special collection.
- Coordinates youth library programs and services by selecting and de-selecting juvenile books, audio-visual and other materials for library collections; and conducting reading programs and other library activities for young people; and preparing bibliographies and special exhibits.
- Has primary responsibility for maintaining a continuing relationship with County/city officials, community organizations, schools and other agencies on all matters concerning library services; clarifies department policies and procedures, and promotes good communications and a cooperative relationship between the community and Library.
- Oversees a library resource collection such as historical, business, or health materials; selects and orders materials for specialized collection; plans and provides specialized reference services for customers throughout the library.
- Assists in selecting and monitoring online communication tools to use as promotional tools for the Library; assists in selecting and deselecting Young Adult Services materials; creates booklists, bibliographies and other reader's advisory tools for the Internet/Intranet; assists in developing, implementing, evaluating and monitoring system-wide Young Adult programs and promotions, and trains Young Adult librarians in program development.
- Assists in the review, evaluation, selection, and acquisition of library materials.
- Catalogues and classifies the more difficult library materials; supervises and trains subordinate staff in specialized technical knowledge; and coordinates the input, modification and deletion of cataloging data to the library's catalogue.
- Assists in maintaining the department's website and staff Intranet, updating content, images, and pages, and working with other Library units to maintain current information on the staff Intranet.
- Develops strategies to market department programs and activities to the public and community. Promotes and maintains public relations for Library programs, services or activities, such as preparing articles announcing Library activities for community newspapers.
- Conducts individual and conduct group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources, as needed.
- Maintains records and prepares reports, as assigned.
- Serves on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training.
- Acts in-charge of more than one community library as needed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited* college or university - AND - One year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian I** performing professional library work.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :
*Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
**For a fuller description of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian I, refer to the classification specification Item# 8334.
In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to LEstrella @library .lacounty.gov or fax to (562) 940-4155. Please include exam number and exam title.
PHYSICAL CLASS III - MODERATE : Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
LICENSE : A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION :
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% to assess knowledge and understanding of the position, adaptability, problem solving and decision making, interpersonal and public relations, and oral communication skills.
Candidates must achieve a 70% or higher on the examination to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
SPECIAL INFORMATION :
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout LA County Library.
SHIFT : Any - Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
- Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
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Department Contact Name: Lorlyn Estrella
Department Contact Phone: 562-940-8434
Department Contact Email: LEstrella@library.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (562) 940-8434
ADA Coordinator Email: JInjijian@library.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (562) 940-8477