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Librarian I/II - San Jose Public Library
FT & PT- Job ID 2702
City of San Jose, South Bay


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Close Date: Feb 6, 2013
Salary: $57,595.20 - $74,942.40 Annually

About the Department


San José Public Library serves the tenth largest city in the country with timely, innovative and responsive service. A proud recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service and the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing library services to meet the changing customer needs of an amazingly diverse community. The San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.  With 18 branches (soon to be 22), plus the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, we offer tremendous opportunities for learning, discovery and pure enjoyment.


Position and Duties


We are seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve!  We are currently looking to fill full and part time openings as well as creating a candidate pool for future full, part time, and on-call positions that we will be filling later in the spring.   The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.


Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills in finding ways to keep the library in the forefront of providing the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives.  The job description enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference and keep growing in their chosen profession.


Librarians are responsible for performing a variety of professional librarian duties. This may include: providing direct assistance to library customers in the location of information and library materials; serving as a resource for children, young adults, adults and library staff; conducting library tours, giving book talks, and planning, promoting, or presenting other programs; working with community groups to promote understanding, use and support of library service activities; analyzing, interpreting and answering reference questions, and providing reader's advisory information; supervising, leading or training the work of a clerical and technical staff as assigned; assuming responsibility for a facility or a section as assigned; selecting and managing collections; cataloging; web development and design.  These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.


The salary range for the Librarian I classification is $57,595.20 to $70,012.80 per year.  The salary range for the Librarian II classification is $61,609.60 to $74,942.40 per year.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


- Education:  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.


- Experience: Librarian I - None; Librarian II - Minimum one year of full-time professional library experience.


- Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.  Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.  State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last two years.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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