• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $2,799.28 - $3,808.40 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Applications are available online beginning on Friday, April 16, 2021
through 4:30 pm on Monday, May 17, 2021.


Under general direction, directs the activities of a branch library or a major section at the Main Library and performs complex library work, including the supervision of subordinate professional librarian staff; plans, assigns, supervises, and evaluates work of professional and non- professional library staff; trains and develops staff members; participates in the development and implementation of library programs and services; assists in the implementation of library goals and objectives; assists in developing and monitoring budgets; recommends and implements library policies and procedures; prepares regular and special statistical and narrative reports; develops and maintains the library collection for relevancy and currency; represents the City and library system at professional meetings; responds to inquiries and complaints regarding library services; participates in outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; advises and assists library patrons in making effective use of information and sources; demonstrates the use of public access computers and other reference tools; researches and responds to reference questions, or refers questions as appropriate; develops and maintains the integrated library system; schedules and provides library tours; reviews and evaluates new publications and materials; prepares and designs book displays, posters, and other library displays to engage reader and community interest; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or a related degree accredited by the American Library Association (proof required*). AND
  • Three years of increasingly responsible full-time, paid professional librarian experience, including one year of supervision or lead responsibility for professional or technical staff in a library.
Proof of required documents, such as transcripts, degrees, and/or certificates must be uploaded to the application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.

Candidates must possess all of the following: Knowledge of:
  • Management principles and techniques, including budgeting and employee supervision, training and evaluation;
  • Theories, principles and practices of collection development;
  • Dewey Decimal Classification and Integrated Library Systems;
  • Research techniques using print, media and electronic resources.
Ability to:
  • Analyze data, recognize problems, and take appropriate course of action according to department policies and procedures;
  • Take initiative in developing library services in response to community needs and to improve the delivery of existing programs;
  • Operate library automation system and other computer equipment;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a diverse ethnic socioeconomic constituency;
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials;
  • Mitigate customer service issues;
  • Supervise and participate in a successful team through the use of effective communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends, holidays and shift assignments at different locations.

A valid driver's license, or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for field travel, may be required for some assignments.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Automated Services, bilingual skills (speak, read, and/or write) in Spanish, Khmer, and/or Tagalog for some positions.


Application Packet and Supplemental Application.............................................Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted.

This selection procedure will be conducted using a non-competitive process which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran's Credit will be placed on the eligible list first followed by the order in which applications were filed. This is a continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four month period.
Applications received by May 3, 2021, will be placed on Test #01 established eligible list for this recruitment. Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

If you have not received notification within two weeks after close of the filing period, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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04/14/2021Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 4:30 PM Pacific

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