Under the general direction of library management, the Librarian II performs a variety of professional library work such as: develops, maintains, and markets library collections and other materials; selecting/purchasing library. Provides professional library reference assistance; Designs, plans/coordinates, promotes, and present various library programs and services to meet the needs of library patrons. The Librarian II assists Supervisors in supervising lower level library staff and volunteers, planning, coordinating the operations and activities of an assigned branch or department, as needed. This position is accountable for the opening and closing of the library including maintaining and securing the building and grounds.
A Librarian-II is distinguished from a Librarian-I by the requirement for a Master's Degree in Library Science.
Education, Training and Experience minimum required to proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education: Master's Degree
For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Library Science.
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Three (3) years library experience in a professional capacity involving reference and reader advisory services; and/or collection development and maintenance; and/or special program development, or other technical library work.
Education and/or experience preferences: none
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Driver's License requirement: Infrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License Required Endorsements: None
Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: none
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: none
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job
Knowledge: Principles and procedures of professional library administration , methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, references, library collections, systems and online applications; Policies, rules and regulations governing conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; Working knowledge of reference tools and services; Standard bibliographic sources, the on-line cataloging databases, and verification tools; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of bibliographic databases; personal computers; and specialized software applications; City municipal codes; policies and procedures.
Skills: Provide excellent customer service to and interact with persons of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Have a good working knowledge on the Use of technology, equipment and software. Perform a wide variety of technical library support functions; develop, coordinate, and conduct library programs and activities; utilize and maintain automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance; identify library collection issues and develop suggestions for enhancements; recognize and resolve conflicts in library data entry; organize workload to keep pace with flow of library materials and services.
Abilities: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands; communicates effectively verbally and in written forms; perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; Works with library staff on special projects and promotions. External: Assists library customers in person and remotely to locate requested information or use library resources in print, in other formats, and online.
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making: Moderate--incumbent is expected to analyze situations that are not covered by established procedures or instructions and suggest to supervisor a recommended course of action
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City
Span of control: Leadership of peers
The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work
Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Use of medical equipment (i.e., AED, give injections, bandage/splint); Bending/kneeling/crawling; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 49 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time
Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood borne pathogens, excrement or tuberculosis; Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Falling objects could injure feet.
Extraordinary working conditions: None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None
Required personal protective equipment: Protective gear