County of Alameda

Librarian I (#4130)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$30.92-$35.39 Hourly / $2,319.00-$2,654.25 BiWeekly /
$5,024.50-$5,750.88 Monthly / $60,294.00-$69,010.50 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, Librarian I’s and II’s provide professional services for library patrons or assist in the operation of a library; may be assigned to general reference, children’s services, young adult services or technical services; and do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Librarian I is the beginning-level position in the professional librarian series and is distinguished from a Librarian II according to the amount of supervision given and responsibility delegated.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Advises patrons on selection of library materials for personal use or study; performs reference work for adults and children; locates specific information or material requested; assists patrons in the use of automated and CD-ROM resources.

2. As a children’s or young adult librarian, may direct age-level services in the main library or a branch library under the direction of the Supervising Librarian; develops a collection of children’s or young adult materials; coordinates library services with local schools; plans and presents programs for children and young adults; and provides instruction in the use of library resources.

3. Assists in developing a branch collection appropriate for the community served, participates in the evaluation of materials for the library system using published review resources.

4. Assists Librarian II’s or Supervising Librarians in the operation of a branch library, including the interpretation and application of library regulations, the preparation of a budget, and the development and implementation of special projects involving library promotion and community outreach activities.

5. Classifies and catalogs library materials in the technical services division of the library system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I

Possession of a master's degree in Library Science awarded by a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

Or II

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a Library Assistant II in the Alameda County Library system.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of librarianship, including those for bibliographic entry, reference work and cataloging.
• Public library programs and their relationship to community needs.
• Books, periodicals in general use, CD-ROMS, on-line reference and bibliographic sources and reference books, and common indexing services.
• Electronic information sources (e-mail, Internet, etc.).
• Library business methods, procedures, and practices.

Abilities:

• Analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Planning and organization skills.
• Decision-making skills.
• Oral communication skills.
• Written communication skills.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Classification and cataloging of library materials.
• Basic computer literacy.
• Flexibility.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
6/77
Revised ll/78
AE/db-12/97
AE/dhb
Old document: 0383h.WPF
New document: Jobspecs/4130-4140
ys/3/01
CSC Date: 3/18/98

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.