• Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $75,487.68 - $98,999.04 Annually

Job Description

  • LA County Library

Original FilingDate:03/03/10

Exam Number: Q8339H



Directs the operations of a very large community library.

Essential Job Functions

Interprets and implements library policies and procedures for staff and customers.

Promotes library services by answering the more complex reference questions and overseeing staff who conduct programs and prepare special exhibits.

Oversees timely preparation of schedules, requisitions, operational and security incident reports.

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.

Acts in the absence of area manager, as assigned.

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

A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited* college or university -AND- one year's experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian IV**.

OPTION II: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited* college or university -AND- two years' experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian III*** or higher**.

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, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

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.
*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.

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

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.

** Experience at the level of theCounty of Los Angeles class of Librarian IVisdefined as working underthe general supervision of higher-level librarians and either 1) having immediate charge of a large community library including the supervision of lower-level professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff, or 2) having responsibility for developing, coordinating, and supervising regional library services such as youth services, adult services, and collection development, or the major department-wide Community Access Library Line Program (CALL).

*** Experience at the level ofthe County of Los Angelesclass of Librarian III is defined asworking under the general supervision of higher level librarians and either 1) having immediate charge of a medium community library including the supervision of lower-level professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff; 2) supervising professional or paraprofessional staff providing department-wide technical support functions; 3) coordinating a special service program including the supervision of professional or paraprofessional staff; or 4) evaluating materials to be added to the department's collection.

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

Additional Information
This examination will consist of two(2) parts:

Part I:An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information weighted 30%.

Part II: An Appraisal of Promotability (AP) to evaluate knowledge and skills, verbal and written communication, supervision, work habits and dependability, problem solving,personal and public relations weighted 70%.

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 above Department who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

Verification of Experience: Experience gained in a position performing similar kinds of work which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the higher level position will be accepted. Experience claimed will be verified and evaluated to determine if the type, level or length of experience is qualifying. Applicants must supply sufficient information for this evaluation to be made. Applicants claiming such experience in County service must present, at time of filing, written proof of this experience in a Verification of Experience Letter approved by their Departmental Human Resources Manager or authorized representative. Credit will only be given for out-of-class experience to meet the minimum requirements/selection requirements only.

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 is fully met.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placedon the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of six(6) months following the date of promulgation.

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

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.

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

Application and Filing Information
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) 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 not accept your application at any time during selection process.

We may close this examination without prior notice.

File using ONE of the methods below:


We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.

We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, 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.


We must receive your completed application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) at the address below by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, 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. Pacific Standard Time

Please note this office is closed on Fridays.
Lizette Contreras
(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