The class Librarian I is the entry-level in the professional librarian series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform professional library duties in an assigned area of the library, which may include supervising the work of sub-professional library personnel. Incumbents are expected to attain the degree of proficiency necessary for advancement to the class of Librarian II.
The class of Librarian II is the fully qualified journeyman level in the professional librarian series. Incumbents in this class perform difficult professional library work in a major division of the library. Incumbents may also supervise the work of professional, paraprofessional, and sub-professional library personnel.
Public Service: Provide reference & reader’s advisory to parents, children, educators, and the general public; demonstrate the use of the library catalog and how to find and use materials and information sources; assist patrons with the use of computers (including public access computers, internet, and online resources), and monitoring library spaces for safety, orderliness, and upkeep.
Collection Development: Review, select, weed, and maintain materials in assigned areas of the collection; update and replace dated materials; enter orders in acquisitions program(s); monitor allocated funds.
Programming and outreach: Present programming on a regular basis throughout the year, assist with the coordination and maintaining of volunteering programs by recruiting, training, and overseeing volunteers; assist in outreach efforts to schools and local organizations, participate in public service and community events, prepare appropriate publicity for programming and create booklists and brochures as needed.
Other: Contribute to the overall operation of the library by serving on committees and assisting with projects.
Additional duties include: Locates books, periodicals, pamphlets, and other library materials for patrons; instructing patrons individually or in classes in the use of library resources; assisting patrons with digital resources; researching and answering a wide variety of difficult reference questions; making recommendations concerning the work of the assigned division; reads book reviews and recommends the purchase of new books and other library materials; reviews status and condition of books within designated areas of the collection and recommends discarding, mending or retention; may supervise subordinate personnel in the main library, branch libraries; inventories collections; acts as a person in charge as needed; writes book reviews and articles; prepares subject bibliographies and promotional materials; performs other related duties as required.
Persons employed in this class must be willing to work evenings, weekends, various locations throughout the County, and holidays as required.
Telework Availability – Teleworking is not permitted during the first six (6) months of employment and/or during the first six (6) months of a probationary period. Should teleworking be permitted by a hiring department after the 6-month requirement, the County supports a telework schedule that consists of a maximum of two (2) days per week.