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Librarian I/II Youth Services
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 780-7000
Close Date: Jul 30, 2013
Salary: $4,878.00 - $6,520.00 Monthly

 Are you a motivated, creative person who enjoys working with babies, children, parents, and caregivers? Can you work collaboratively with local schools, community organizations, city and library staff to create, manage, promote and conduct innovative programs for children and families? Are you passionate about family literacy and giving parents the tools needed for their children to succeed in school? Can you inspire folks at story times, parent presentations, and school assemblies in both English and Spanish? Do you want the opportunity to make a positive difference for families in Redwood City? If so, the Redwood City Public Library invites you to become a member of our Youth Services team by applying for the full-time position of Librarian I/II Bilingual (Spanish/English) Youth Services.


 Typical duties include, but are not limited to: Publicizes andpresents youth and family services  to the  community and local agencies; cooperatively designs, plans, organizes, implements, supervises and evaluates services to youth and families; independently initiates, plans and conducts a variety of programs and activities; performs story times for all ages; is passionate about youth literature and the promotion of its value; enthusiastically provides homework assistance and readers’ advisory services; advocates for youth and family services; creates a welcoming, safe environment for youth and families; selects children’s materials for the collection; creatively merchandises children’s materials; participates in developing goals, policies, and procedures related to youth services; interprets policy and explains procedure to the public; exhibits a high level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services; prepares regular management reports; responds to customer complaints and requests; works with library administration to seek supplementary funding to enhance library services; performs related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform job duties is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education & Experience
A Master's of Library Science degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is required. At least two years of experience performing professional library work is required, of which at least one year of experience performing professional library work in youth services is highly preferred.
Knowledge of:
        Early literacy education acquisition and child development principles
•         Children’s literature and other materials for youth
•         Current trends in library services for families and youth
•         Principles and procedures of professional library work
•         Electronic devices and technologies such as e-readers, tablets, Instagram, and/or web design
•         Common computer applications and use of the internet
•         Community agencies’ functions and resources
•         Principles and practices of collection development and collection maintenance
•         Principles and practices of supervision and training
Ability to:
        Engage youth and families of varied backgrounds, ages, and abilities
        Develop and nurture strong collaborative relationships with schools and other community groups
        Perform engaging story times in Spanish and English
        Speak, read, and write Spanish and English fluently
        Collaboratively create long-range and short-range goals and objectives
        Engage large groups of students, parents, and/or caregivers
        Exercise initiative and independent judgment
        Perform professional tasks in areas of the library apart from children’s
        Work well with the public, and relate to and communicate with children, young adults, and adults
        Be physically active during an entire shift
•         Work evenings and weekends
Must be physically capable of performing the essential duties of the job.
Applications may be obtained in one of the following ways:
1.        Apply online at, Member City: Redwood City
2.        Visit our web site @ to print the application form
3.        Call our 24-hour Job Hotline at (650) 780-7292. 
4.        Visit the City of Redwood City Department of Human Resources (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, California 94063
Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process, should advise the Department of Human Resources upon submittal of application.
 All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. The most appropriately qualified applicants will be asked to participate in the testing process which will consist of an interview with Library Department staff. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a background check including fingerprint check at no cost to the candidate. Final appointment will be made by the Library Director. The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for employment at date of hire.
The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:
·         California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
·         Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by CalPERS under a cafeteria plan including health insurance, health care and dependent care reimbursement
·         Dental & Vision insurance
·         Employee Assistance Program
·         Vacation at l0 days per year to 25 days after 20 years
·         Sick leave of 12 days per year
·         Twelve paid holidays per year
·         Three days bereavement leave
We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area.   The values that guide us are:
·         EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment.
·         INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing.
·         SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference.
·         CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act.
The City of Redwood City is a great place to work!
Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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