LA County Library
Original PostingDate: 07/24/2013
Exam Number: Q8338A
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE ACCREDITATION INFORMATION, SPECIAL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION.
Filing Type: OPEN COMPETITIVE
Temporary, Seasonal employees can qualify for a Pension Savings Plan.
Essential Job Functions
Performs professional library work under the supervision of a librarian.
Provides library reference services for locating information and documents utilizing the appropriate technology and resources.
Provides children's library services such as story hours and book selection.
Assists community library staff in activities designed to increase interest in library services.
Assists professional staff in classifying and cataloging books, documents, serials, and other library materials.
Assists professional staff in overseeing operations of various sized community libraries.
Prepares periodic reports on the progress of internship and assignments.
Lifts, loads, and unloads boxes/crates of library materials when participating in outreach activities at various locations.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university* - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by American Library Association. At the time of appointment to this position, the candidate must be enrolled in a Library internship class.
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
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.
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as Bachelor, or Master degree, or for completion of a certificate program, 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; or official certificates with your application.
*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 the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
The institution must be accredited by the publications listed above as well as the American Library Association (ALA). A list of ALA accredited programs is available on the ALA website at: http://www.ala.org/CFApps/lisdir/index.cfm.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, and weekends.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register in order of their score group for a period of at least six (6) months following the promulgation date.
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.
Candidates appointed to Public Library positions are fingerprinted and subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice. Job-related convictions as defined by the County Policy may result in discharge or disqualification from employment with the Public Library.
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill internships in libraries located throughout the County of Los Angeles.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Fill out your application completely.Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
All information is subject to verification.
We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.
We may close this examination without prior notice.
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
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., PST
Please note this office is closed on Fridays.
(562) 940-4155 FAX
(562) 940-8431 ADA Coordinator
(562) 940-8477 Teletype
1(800)-735-2922 CA Relay