LIBRARIAN II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $62,592.00 - $82,080.00 Annually

Job Description


  • LA County Library


Original PostingDate: 08/28/2015

Exam Number: Q8335J

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT AND SUPERSEDES BULLETIN NUMBER 562BR POSTED ON FEBRUARY 16, 2010.

Filing Type: DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL


RESTRICTED TO PERMANENT PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

POSITION:
Directs the operations of a small community library, serves as a lead librarian in a specialty area, such as youth or adult services or performs professional librarian activities in Technical Services.

Essential Job Functions
Applies principles of supervision to oversee professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff.

Promotes library services by giving book talks and conducting programs and outreach activities.

Provides specialized reference services using both print and electronic resources.

Interprets library policies and objectives to staff and customers.

Attends city council meetings.

Travels to locations throughout Los Angeles County to attend meetings, training sessions, and conduct business.

Maintains a safe, clean and orderly facility.

Catalogues and classifies the more difficult library materials.

In charge of a large community library during the short-term absence of its manager, as needed.

Bends, stoops, squats, twists, reaches, works on irregular surfaces, lifts objects of moderate weight, and stands or walks for long periods of time.

Requirements
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.

**Experience at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Librarian I is defined as being responsible for providing general reference, youth or adult services, classifying, cataloging, reviewing, and evaluating books.

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, andfrequent lifiting 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Applicants who have filed for librarian examinations beginning January 1, 2002, and provided proof of MLIS degree need not submit additional copies. Degrees on file may be verified by sending an inquiry to mlisdegree@library.lacounty.gov.

In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must include 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.

To receive credit for training classes, include the names and addresses of schools/companies conducting the training, dates attended, titles of classes/courses/sessions, the length of time for each class/course/session, and an official certificate or notification of completion of each training program.

ACCREDITATION:
*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.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I:
An evaluation oftraining and experience based upon application information weighted 50%.

PART II:
An Appraisal of Promotabilityto evaluate knowledge and skills, verbal and written communication, leadership, work habits and dependability, problem solving, personal and public relations weighted 50%.

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

Restricted to permanent employees of the Public Library who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

Withhold Information:
Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six months of meeting the experience requirements by the last day of filing. However, the names of such employees will be withheld from the certification list until the required experience if fully met.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed onthe eligible register in the order of their score group for a period ofsix (6) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every six (6) months.

**PASSING THIS EXAMINATION AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill permanent positions throughout the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Candidates appointed to Public Library positions are fingerprinted and are subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice. Job-related convictions as defined by County Policy may result in discharge or disqualification from employment with the Public Library.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the "APPLY"tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this system. We must receive your application by 6:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax them to (562) 940-4155 within five (5) days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicantsMUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application at the address below by 6:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

LA County Library
Human Resources Development
7400 East Imperial Highway, Room 223
Downey,CA 90242
(562) 940-8434
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., PST

Please note this office is closed on Fridays.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Lizette Contreras
lcontreras@library.lacounty.gov
(562) 940-8434
(562) 940-4155 FAX
(562) 940-8431 ADA Coordinator
(562) 940-8477 Teletype
1(800) 735-2922 CA Relay


Closing Date/Time: Continuous