Librarian Specialist – Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA

SALARY: $4,837.50 – $7,424.75 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 11/13/17

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


EXAMINATION TYPE: Open Examination


PERS/PARS CONTRIBUTION: The applicable retirement contribution (PERS/PARS) is deducted from the listed salary/wage for employee’s retirement benefits.

The Librarian Specialist regularly performs duties that routinely draw upon and require specialized knowledge, experience, skills and abilities. This position will focus on collection, development and maintenance of art resources and materials. In addition, this position will focus on visual arts and music at the Brand Library and Art Center.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Assists the public in accessing information and library resources.

·         Provides some level of reference and research assistance.

·         Represents the library in public forums including providing school visits, classroom talks, orientation sessions and library tours and community events.

·         Plans and implements programs including, but not limited to storytelling, films, arts and crafts, recitals, gallery exhibitions, training workshops and other activities.

·         Orders, receives, and invoices library materials.

·         Catalogs and classifies library materials.

·         Assists in database maintenance.

·         Troubleshoots and maintains computer hardware and software.

·         Initiates inter library loans, conducts online material and information searches, produces subject bibliographies and reading lists, selects and maintains library materials.

·         Maintains currency of professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences. Reads professional publications to remain informed on new publications, trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.

·         Participates in staff meetings and system oriented planning sessions.

·         Maintains records and statistics, and prepares reports.

·         Directs clerical and part-time staff when the unit supervisor is absent.

·         Assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of utilizing the library.

·         May select, maintain, catalog and classify library materials.

·         Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of cataloging and filing rules and relevant print and online resources

Working knowledge of:
Automated library systems

Skill in:
Effective customer service
Effective public relations

Ability to:
Be an effective team member.
Be flexible in all work related situations.
Communicate with and relate to a diverse clientele.
Develop necessary skills to successfully accomplish the job.
Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts. Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Work in a team environment.
Work independently under general supervision.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Work overtime as requested.
Learn workplace skills and behaviors.
Pursue further training. Work a flexible schedule.
Work in both Central Library and/or branch library environments.

Three years professional library experience and demonstrated knowledge and expertise through work experience or education in the area of visual arts.

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university

Valid Class C California driver’s license

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

The examination will consist of an evaluation and an oral, with the evaluation as a qualifying step and the oral 100%. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including LiveScan fingerprinting. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.



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