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Librarian II Technical Services

Avondale Public Library

Civic Center Branch

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 1st, 2022


$58,116.00 to $84,255.00 per Year   Calculate


Avondale, AZ





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Provides library services, collection development and maintenance. Oversees technical services and processing. Maintains the library catalog and fixes discrepancies within the library catalog. Interviews, trains, supervises and evaluates branch staff and volunteers. Performs research, customer assistance, programming, ordering, statistics compilation, deposit reconciliation, and enforcement of library policies. Acts as Person in Charge in absence of Librarian III. 

Essential Functions

Manages library functions in the areas of cataloging, acquisitions and performs ongoing maintenance and development for the integrated library automated system. Provides quality control of outsourced materials and communicates with vendors as necessary to resolve problems and establish policy and procedure.

Serves as the library database manager and authority on automation issues. Recommends the adoption of bibliographic maintenance standards and authorities in an automated environment, develops procedures for processing all library materials.

Supervises, hires, trains, evaluates and provides effective leadership to clerical staff. Monitors, appraises and reviews evaluations of employee performance. This position involves working with the Polaris system and the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) national database and an ability to work with computer applications in general, in order to solve problems, produce reports and work with vendors to resolve discrepancies.

Assists in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to technical services and collection needs. Reviews potential materials for acquisition and takes the lead in acquisition and collection development efforts for the library system. Maintains the library’s collection records accurately.

Oversees technical services and back-room work performed by direct reports and other staff as assigned. Works with clerical staff to develop policies and procedures for processing materials. Ensures that all library materials are processed correctly and efficiently.

 Acts as a liaison to outside organizations and serves on standing and/or ad-hoc committees as assigned.  

Provides exceptional customer service at the front desk, addresses customer situations or complaints, provides direction to staff on customer issues, and represents the branch to the public. Answers reference questions, performs reader’s advisory and assists customers with digital devices, promoting all material types and products. 

Completes daily and weekly cash deposits as assigned. Submits work tickets for repairs and reviews building regularly for outages/repairs/cleanliness. Ensures that facilities are safe, welcoming, and healthy for staff and patrons.

Implements, monitors and reports statistical summaries of strategic initiatives.

Oversees maintenance, safety and security of the branch in absence of Librarian III. Performs other duties as assigned.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The City of Avondale offers a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package.

For detailed information on the City of Avondale's benefits, visit www.avondaleaz.gov/benefits

Additional Info & Requirements

Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging tools and standards including, but not limited to AACR2, RDA, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings, DDC Classification, OCLC bibliographic formats and standards and LC name and subject authorities.

Experience with backfile processing, establishing authority control, and OCLC reclamation projects preferred.

The Community

Avondale, established in 1946, is a vibrant, innovative City -- located southwest of metropolitan Phoenix. Conveniently located off Interstate-10, at the base of the Estrella Mountains, and where three rivers converge (Tres Rios) and is the central point of Arizona. Avondale prides itself as a vibrant, diverse, and friendly community -- home to many local grown businesses that have recently chosen to locate here, or have long time roots in the community. A growing and young community of over 92,000 residents and median age of 32, Avondale provides plenty of open space for families to recreate, venues for cultural celebrations and parades in our Historic core of ‘Old Town’, nature festivals in our natural spaces, and plenty of youth and amateur sporting events at the indoor and outdoor sporting complexes and regional parks. Avondale has paved its way to international spotlight, hosting NASCAR’s premier Championship Weekend. Avondale is also home to many large Arizona employers, including Phoenix Raceway, Estrella Mountain Community College, Universal Technical Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, American Sports Centers, several manufacturing headquarters, multiple school districts and a growing based of employers as the city continues to expand and grow. The City of Avondale currently has more than 650 employees who strive at “Making Lives Better’ for the community and residents they serve.


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HR Info

City of Avondale

11465 W. Civic Center Drive
Human Resources Department
Avondale, Arizona, 85323


Posted Nov 23, 2022