LIBRARIAN IV

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Published
January 1, 2022
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
 

Description

LA COUNTY LIBRARY

EXAM NUMBER
Q8337Q


FIRST DAY OF FILING
JANUARY 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) - 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.

DEFINITION: Has immediate charge of a Group II level community library, or coordinates a regional specialized library service or department-wide special service program; or performs highly-specialized work evaluating and selecting materials for the department's collection; or directs the performance of difficult Technical Services support functions.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of an Assistant Library Administrator or Library Administrator, and either: 1) have immediate charge of a Group II level community library including the supervision of lower-level professional, and/or paraprofessional and clerical staff; 2) have responsibility for developing, coordinating, and supervising youth or adult library services for a region; 3) coordinate a highly-specialized department-wide special service program, such as Emergent Literacy, Teen Services and Internet Services; 4) perform highly-specialized library work evaluating and selecting materials to be added to the department's collection; 5) perform the more difficult department-wide technical support functions, Financial Control, Cataloging, Materials Management and Processing, which includes the supervision of professional and/or paraprofessional and clerical staff. Positions in this class must demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the Library; be able to make presentations and provide individual and group instruction, exercise independent judgment in performing assignments; and exercise knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship. Incumbents must also possess specialized professional expertise in their particular area of assignment, 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.

Essential Job Functions

--All Positions

Conducts individual and may conduct group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources and the development of professional staff/succession planning.

Research grant programs, write funding applications, and assist in coordinating activities of a grant program.

Maintains records and prepares reports, as directed.

Implements policies and procedures.

Serve on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training as needed.

--Community Libraries and Regional Offices

Directs the operations of a Group II 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.

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.

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.

Coordinates youth library programs and services for a region; orders and selects juvenile books for libraries in their region; coordinates summer reading programs and other regional activities; coordinates outreach activities for all ages; manages program budgets; trains regional personnel on methods of service delivery; may assist the Children's Book Evaluator in department-wide purchases.

Coordinates adult library programs and services for a region; manages program budgets, trains regional personnel on methods of service delivery; approves program activity publicity; serves as technology consultant on library-oriented technology.

Acts in-charge of more than one community library as needed.

--Public Services Administration

Serves a departmental specialist in the evaluation and selection of library materials customized for each community library's needs, such as books electronic databases, audio-visual, or special materials; guides collection development for the department; manages materials budget for each individual community library; advises and assists field staff in developing collection profiles; provides opportunities for staff to develop reader's advisory skills; assists in the training of staff in collection development activities.

Serves as departmental specialist in managing Early Childhood Services and Programs such as Family Place and storytime; oversees the quality of standards in Early Childhood Library programs; trains staff in practice and theory in developing model Early Childhood Services; provides outreach to groups and agencies that focus on Early Childhood issues and outcomes such as child development, education, health, childcare; consults on the development of library spaces appropriate for toddlers and pre-schoolers; oversees special projects as assigned.

Serves as departmental specialist in managing and developing all aspects of library service for youth, including services for both middle school and high school students; supports reading motivation and learning activities to meet a variety of developmental stages and interests; develops and participates in collaborative programs; orders materials for the Young Teen collection; trains staff to provide quality programs and services for teens; consults in the development of appealing teen spaces in libraries; serves as liaison to various County departments and agencies to support the improvement of library and literacy services for teens including outreach events; represents the Youth Services Coordinator at interagency meetings.

Coordinates Internet services, including keeping content current for the department's website and staff Intranet; develops and implements training; develops, coordinates and supervises public access Internet services; and monitors trends in library technology.

--Technical Services

Directs the operation of Materials Management including the ordering, receiving and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats; and coordinates system-wide periodical subscriptions and serials management.

Directs the operation of Financial Control and Contracts including assisting in the development of bid specifications with various vendors, invoicing, fund management, and vendor performance compliance.

Directs the operation of complex and original cataloging and classification of library materials in various formats and languages; oversees quality control of the catalog database; reviews, develops and implements cataloging policies and procedures to comply with current national standards and local needs.

Directs the operation of the Processing Section including adding item records to the database and physical processing and coordinating of the delivery of library materials in all formats and languages; receives and verifies deliveries of library materials from vendors; arranges repair of library materials using outside vendors; functions as systems administrator for vendor title source accounts; and evaluates and selects miscellaneous library supplies for Technical Services and community libraries.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: 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 III*** in charge of a Group III**** level or equivalent size community library or supervising staff performing specialized professional library work.

OPTION II: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* -AND- Two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian II** in charge of a Group IV***** level or equivalent size community library or performing specialized professional library work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*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
JNgo@library.lacounty.gov or fax to (562) 940-4155. Please include exam number and exam title.

** For a fuller description of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian II, refer to the classification specification Item#8335 .

*** For a fuller description of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian III, refer to the classification specification Item# 8336 .

****Group III level is defined as having at least two(2) - four(4) full-time professional and para-professional staff.

*****Group IV level is defined as having one(1) - two(2) full-time professional and para-professional staff.

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.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% which will assess knowledge and understanding of the position, adaptability, problem solving, interpersonal and public relations effectiveness, oral communication, and supervisory abilities.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination:
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.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
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.
  • Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
  • Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add "jngo@library.lacounty.gov," as well as noreply@governmentjobs.com, and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

  • Plan to submit your online application well in advance as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Department Contact Name: Julia Ngo
Department Contact Phone: 562-940-8434
Contact Email: Jngo@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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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