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Employment Opportunity: Librarian II Youth Services Rio Rancho

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Librarian II AF (Youth Services)

Department: Library & Information Services
Office: Loma Colorado Library
Position Number: 45-05-450-12104-3
Job ID#: 16240
To be considered for this job: You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates: 11/29/17
Opening Date to the Public: 12/6/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by: 12/20/17
Starting Salary (or salary range): 19.90
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho: This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner: This is the initial posting of this job opening.

This job will be posted internally for 7 calendar days for current employees to apply first, then will be released for external applicants.

If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session: If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule : 40 hours – Varies to include evenings and weekends

Position Title: Librarian-II AF 

Department: Library & Information Services   

Reports to: Department Director 

FLSA Status: non-Exempt 

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 

Pay Grade: 21A  

Job Status: Permanent, Full-time 

Full Time Equivalent: various 

Position Summary

Under the general direction of library management, the Librarian II performs a variety of professional library work such as: develops, maintains, and markets library collections and other materials; selecting/purchasing library. Provides professional library reference assistance; Designs, plans/coordinates, promotes, and present various library programs and services to meet the needs of library patrons. The Librarian II assists Supervisors in supervising lower level library staff and volunteers, planning, coordinating the operations and activities of an assigned branch or department, as needed. This position is accountable for the opening and closing of the library including maintaining and securing the building and grounds.

A Librarian-II is distinguished from a Librarian-I by the requirement for a Masters Degree in Library Science.

Education, Training and Experience minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: Master’s Degree

For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Library Science.

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Three (3) years library experience in a   professional capacity involving reference and reader advisory services;   and/or collection development and maintenance; and/or special program   development, or other technical library work. 

Education and/or experience preferences: none 

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Drivers License requirement: Infrequent Driver — Regular Driver’s License      Required Endorsements: None

Note — For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations:  none

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: none

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Principles and procedures of professional library administration , methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, references, library collections, systems and online applications; Policies, rules and regulations governing conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; Working knowledge of reference tools and services; Standard bibliographic sources, the on-line cataloging databases, and verification tools; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of bibliographic databases; personal computers; and specialized software applications; City municipal codes; policies and procedures.

Skills: Provide excellent customer service to and interact with persons of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Have a good working knowledge on the Use of technology, equipment and software. Perform a wide variety of technical library support functions; develop, coordinate, and conduct library programs and activities; utilize and maintain automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance; identify library collection issues and develop suggestions for enhancements; recognize and resolve conflicts in library data entry; organize workload to keep pace with flow of library materials and services.

Abilities: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands; communicates effectively verbally and in written forms; perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Establish   and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; Works with   library staff on special projects and promotions. External:   Assists library customers in person and remotely to locate requested   information or use library resources in print, in other formats, and online.

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Moderate–incumbent is expected to analyze situations that are not covered by established procedures or instructions and suggest to supervisor a recommended course of action

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low — Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City

Span of control: Leadership of peers

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans, organizes, publicizes and implements library educational or other special projects and programs within assigned areas (e.g., childrens story time); monitors program contractors to ensure contract compliance; may also develop materials and/or serve as instructor for designated projects and programs (e.g., internet safety training); participates in developing, designing and setting up exhibits and displays. Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services in such areas as childrens services, adult services, computer access services; recommends program and procedure changes.
  • Perform a variety of professional tasks related to the circulation, acquisition or cataloging of library materials; assist in the processing and maintenance of library materials; provide assistance at public information desks within the library.
  • Assists management with overseeing, training, and monitoring performance of staff; prepares schedules and assigns work activities to lower level library staff and library volunteers.
  • Updates electronic databases with new library inventory and materials available to the public.
  • Assumes total responsibility of the Library when designated.
  • Performs original, contributed, and copy cataloging (physical or electronic) for library materials in all formats and supervises preparation of received materials.
  • Instructs patrons in use of print, online and other library resources; advises patrons and answers reference questions involving specialized subject knowledge and special collections; researches and requests inter-library loans; places “holds” on materials and selects and pulls materials for patrons, as requested.
  • Provides reference assistance, user instruction and readers advisory service to patrons conducts reference interviews to determine patron needs and instructs and guides patrons in locating, selecting and using books, periodicals and other print and non-print materials; orients and informs patrons about library procedures and practices and specialized information sources, specialized library material collections and similar services.
  • Evaluates, selects, orders, and weeds materials to maintain effective and timely library collections in line with the library’s collection development plan and budget guidelines. Participates in selection of both book and non-book collections materials; participates in assigned collection development committees and makes selection and purging recommendations; analyzes, determines needs, selects and de-selects library collections in specific broad subject fields and monitors and complies with budget; acts as a subject specialist in assigned field(s); may meet with publisher representatives to review material; may oversee maintenance of special collections; assesses donated and damaged materials for disposition and sorts materials for binding, mending, replacement or withdrawal.
  • Contributes to the marketing of the library collections by giving library tours and by developing and maintaining displays, bibliographies, flyers, brochures, and library user guides, both printed and electronic.
  • Records service statistics, answers correspondence and telephone calls, develops procedures as needed, and contributes to the development and revision of library planning documents, including budget items.
  • Keeps abreast with professional developments and current events; reads journals, reviews books, bibliographies and other media. Participates in applicable educational opportunities.
  • May empty book-drops when closed and on holidays, when needed.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned.
  • May be scheduled/required to work nights and weekends.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Use of medical equipment (i.e., AED, give injections, bandage/splint); Bending/kneeling/crawling; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 49 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time

Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood borne pathogens, excrement or tuberculosis; Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Falling objects could injure feet.

Extraordinary working conditions: None

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None

Required personal protective equipment: Protective gear

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

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