Under the general direction of the Library Administrator, the Teen Librarian is responsible for high-level reference and subject matter assistance to patrons of the library. This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of a designated program and leading library staff and volunteers. Library staff, including Librarians, may rotate program areas and/or library locations from time-to-time based on organizational need. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops, schedules and conducts teen programs, including the Teen Advisory Board, instruction classes, and patron tours
• Assists patrons with reference questions and selection of books, periodicals, and other print and non-print materials involving specialized subject knowledge and special collections
• Participates in collection maintenance for assigned collections; analyzes collection needs
• Catalogues library materials using online tools and ensures patrons and staff can find materials
• Assists in administering the library's integrated system and other databases
• Trains, schedules, and leads library staff and volunteers
• Plans, researches, develops, and executes displays for assigned areas
• Assists in promoting library collections and displays and develops marketing strategies to engage the community
• Provides passport services to the public
• Establish positive working relationships with staff, internal partners, community members, and patrons; represents the library and City at various meetings and events
Education and Experience:
• Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association
• Two years of progressively responsible professional public library experience
• Supervisory or lead experience is desirable
• Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered
• A valid Class C California driver's license may be required
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor, guide, and evaluate the work of others
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public librarianship and the ability to analyze and determine collection needs
• Strong knowledge of current trends in the field of library science
• Knowledge of current classification and cataloging systems and practices and the ability to conserve and preserve library materials
• Strong knowledge of automated library systems and Dewey Decimal Classification; computer applications and online databases
• Strong customer service skills and the ability to provide program information to patrons in a professional, helpful manner
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with library staff, community members, and patrons
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally with library staff, community members, and patrons
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs simultaneously and be sensitive to deadlines and changing priorities
• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze problems, identify effective solutions, and implement changes
• Flexibility and ability to adapt to organizational changes, including rotating program areas and/or library locations at the discretion of the City Librarian
• Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds
An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.
All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted. As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency. Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.
Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees' Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.
The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.