Paradise Branch Librarian

Butte County Library

Paradise Branch Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 22nd, 2008


$3,698.00 to $4,956.00 per Month   Calculate


Paradise, CA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

• Manages assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; disciplines, trains and evaluates staff; counsels, coaches and instructs employees as required; develops staff skills; and conducts performance evaluations. • Provides support, direction and coaching to subordinate employees in the areas of customer service, problem resolution, planning, and work assignments. • Prepares special and recurring reports, and recommends and implements changes to existing policies and procedures. • Monitors and reviews trends in library practices and functions, and recommends operational and policy improvements. • Provides confidential reference service and readers advisory to the general public; administers secondary level reference service to other branches; retrieves, evaluates, and assists with topics such as public school assignments, health topics, and government and legal matters. • Plans and provides instruction on the use of the library’s on-line automated catalog, specialized computer database systems, Internet use, and information retrieval and searching techniques; assists patrons with reference and general questions; responds to public complaints and suggestions regarding service and collection; and schedules the use of library facilities by the community, such as rooms. • Conducts program planning for all ages of customers; participates in collection development activities; manages removal of outdated material from shelves and electronic databases; examines resource and collection materials and selects new materials for circulation; coordinates with vendors; and receives and evaluates book donations and other materials from the public. • Performs administrative duties; controls book trust donations; receives and records donations; maintains a record of titles purchased for each donation; and reviews and organizes materials received from public for display and use. • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and training sessions; coordinates and schedules book discussion group meetings, establishes agendas; selects titles to read, and prepares discussion questions; facilitates meetings; and represents Butte County on regional library system committees. • Conducts public relations functions; plans, organizes, and implements programs to reach community; prepares press releases, appears on public radio service broadcasts, and speaks before the community; visits schools, distributes flyers, and attends community events; identifies grant opportunities and prepares grant application for submittal; administers grants; and plans and develops fund raising events. • Coordinates facilities maintenance; requests building repairs and general maintenance; manages renovation efforts of branch floor plan design; and updates programs or automated needs. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Info & Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills: • Skill in effectively managing and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority. • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions. • Skill in working independently or as a team member. • Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting, and applying relevant city, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations. • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands. • Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments. • Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying, and recommending solutions to problems. • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other County employees, and the public. • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software. • Knowledge of the principles of library procedures and organization. • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. • Knowledge of the principles and practices of statistics. • Knowledge of city, county, state, and federal statues, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations. • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management. • Knowledge of governmental budgeting. • Knowledge of file and records management.

The Community

The Library: The Butte County Library system includes a bookmobile and six branch libraries, located in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, Oroville, and Paradise. As a result of budget expansions, all six branches added staff and hours in the fall of 2007. This Branch Librarian position will be responsible for the operation of the Paradise Branch Library. With a population just over 26,000, the Town of Paradise is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Paradise is conveniently located to many outdoor recreation opportunities, and is about 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Chico. The Paradise Branch Library houses a collection of about 60,000 items, including books, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and books on tape and CD. Dozens of subscriptions to magazines, newspapers and journals provide current information. A number of online resources are available 24/7 to any resident with a library card through the Butte County Library web site at, where users can also search the Library’s holdings or place online requests for items. The Paradise Branch also provides children’s story times and other entertaining and educational programs. A free public meeting room is available, and the Library provides free public access to the Internet and word processing programs.

HR Info

Applications will be accepted from February 4, 2008 through February 22, 2008, 5:00PM. Postmarks will not be accepted. All applicants must use the application dated 12/1/06, which is available on the Butte County web site ( or at the Human Resources Office at 25 County Center Drive. Applications may be submitted in person at the Human Resources Office, by U.S. Mail, by fax (530-538-7790) or by email ( Emailed applications must be signed, scanned, and submitted in PDF format.

Posted Feb 2, 2008