LIBRARIAN OR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

CA IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

Posted: 04/14/2023 Employment Type: Temporary Skills and Departments: ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC AGENCIES Job Number: 2534 Hourly Pay Rate DOEQ: $0.00

Job Description

Librarian or Library Assistant is needed immediately to manage and coordinate a small library in the Imperial Valley. This assignment is temporary but may become long term for the appropriate individual, depending on the needs of the Library.

Email resume to John@munitemps.com for immediate consideration.

Job Requirements

JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Classification Description
DEFINITION:

Under the general direction, plan, organize and direct the day-to-day operations and activities of the Library; coordinate and direct personnel, resources and communications to meet local Library needs and ensure smooth and efficient library operations; manage financial operations and provide accurate reports; attend City staff and department head meetings; serve as Administrative Liaison for the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Improvement Committee; maintain a positive public image for the Library; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned Library personnel.

Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, organize and direct the day-to-day operations and activities of an assigned Library; establish and maintain Library timelines and priorities; monitor and evaluate staffing, equipment and material needs; ensure optimal allocation of library resources; participate in the development and implementation of long- and short-term plans for the Library; oversee the safety, security and maintenance of the Library; enforce Library policies.
Coordinate and direct personnel, resources and communications to meet local Library needs and ensure smooth and efficient library operations; collaborate with administrators, personnel and outside agencies in the development and implementation of library programs, projects, functions, goals, systems, objectives and activities.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; assign employee duties and review work to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; review, sign and submit employee timesheets.
Direct activities to ensure proper maintenance of the Library collection; review, evaluate, select and order new Library materials to enhance the Library collection; direct the processing and cataloging of new materials; coordinate and ensure proper distribution of new materials and purging of obsolete materials.
Ensure adequate personnel, resources and equipment levels to meet Library needs; coordinate personnel transactions as appropriate; coordinate the acquisition, purchase and receipt of supplies, equipment and services as necessary; ensure proper maintenance and repair of Library equipment; direct Library inventory functions; oversee the implementation of new systems and technologies.
Provide consultation to administrators, personnel, outside agencies and the public concerning Library operations and activities; respond to inquiries and provide technical information concerning related programs, projects, systems, materials, standards, requirements, policies and procedures.
Coordinate and direct operations and activities involved the development and implementation of collection activities related to overdue, lost or damaged library materials; establish and maintain funding and partnerships to assist in the acquisition of needed equipment and services as directed.
Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports and files related to Library materials, inventory, systems, patrons, personnel, financial activity and assigned duties.
Provide technical information and assistance to various administrators concerning Library activities, needs and issues; assist in formulating and developing policies, procedures and programs.
Participate in developing and preparing the annual preliminary budget for the library; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; monitor and control expenditures in accordance with established limitations; deposit incoming funds; submit invoices and purchase requisitions for payment; assist in obtaining and maintaining grants.
Communicate with administrators, personnel and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues or concerns.
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software; oversee the operation of the Library s automated systems.
Attend and conduct a variety of meetings; attend conferences, trainings, and workshops; serve on various committees as required by the Library Board of Trustees.
Maintain a positive image through planning and supervising all activities sponsored and promoted by the Library; ensure the patrons are treated with courtesy and respect.
OTHER DUTIES:

Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor s degree in library science or related field and three (3) years professional library experience including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Master s degree in library science or related field is desired.
Licenses and other Requirements:

Valid Library Certification.
Knowledge of:

Management of operations and activities of assigned library.
Library organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Philosophies and trends of library and information technology fields.
Books, sources, bibliographies and reference materials.
Library practices, procedures and terminology.
Customer service techniques and best practices.
Modern library services, materials and equipment.
Library cataloging and classification.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Record retrieval and storage systems.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Budget preparation and control.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic public relations techniques.
Short- and long-term planning.
Public relations techniques.
Ability to:

Plan, organize and direct operations and activities of an assigned library.
Coordinate and direct personnel, resources and communications to meet local Library needs and ensure smooth and efficient Library operations.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Collaborate with administrators, personnel and outside agencies in the development and implementation of Library programs, projects, functions, goals, systems, objectives and activities.
Ensure adequate personnel, resources and equipment levels to meet Library needs.
Participate in the development and implementation of long- and short-term Library plans.
Direct the development and implementation of collection activities.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Direct activities to ensure proper maintenance of the Library collection.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned office equipment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
Additional Information
WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work Environment:

Indoor/Library environment.
Fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
Variable hours including evening or weekends.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling moderately objects as assigned by the position.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to shelve and retrieve materials.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed.

Meet Your Recruiter

John Herrera, CPA, MPA

John Herrera is a municipal finance officer and public administrator with 30 years experience in local government. He now spends his time consulting with municipalities, recruiting talent for temporary and permanent assignments. He has the expertise in the staffing needs of City, Special District, and other local government organizations and can help job seekers achieve their career goals.

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