SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN I/II - Access Services
(Limited Term Position)
San Mateo County Libraries
$31.56 - $43.00 Hour
The San Mateo County Library System is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Systems Librarian I/II - Access Services. Apply for a Librarian position with San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) and join us in igniting growth through transformative experiences.
San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities, and our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive sense of place and an environment for learning. We seek enthusiastic team players, creative risk takers and flexible individuals who proactively search for new opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.
Under general direction, the Systems Librarian I/II will have:
- Professional knowledge and technical background with Millennium/Sierra, including the ability to generate reports, create scripts, etc.
- Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles, including but not limited to: AACR2, RDA, LCRI, LCPS, LC classification, LCSH, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
- Leadership and continuing implementation of San Mateo County Libraries' word-based classification system, Findit!
- An awareness of developments in general cataloging issues and standards, metadata standards and librarianship in working with print, serials, digital, e-materials and evolving formats
- The ability to work in a public services capacity as needed
The ideal candidate will also have the ability to:
- Provide excellent customer service to patrons of any age
- Select, evaluate and weed library materials of all formats systemwide
- Visualize, plan and deliver non-traditional and innovative library services that benefit the needs of the community, both inside and outside of our buildings
- Take responsibility for a specific program area either working out of a library or administration offices, while maintaining the flexibility to work in a variety of different capacities depending on evolving community needs
- Bring an innovative, creative approach to library programs and services, helping San Mateo County Libraries provide surprising and delightful experiences to our communities
- Plan, develop and implement trainings for coworkers based on library priorities
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously and contribute to systemwide projects, task forces and committees
- Establish cooperative working relationships with community members, various community services providers and library staff
- Use technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends
- Take initiative, working independently and with others
- Exhibit leadership skills, and work in a collaborative, fun environment
- Assist in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers
- Assist patrons with circulation activities
- Provide operational support in resolving patron complaints and in troubleshooting technology
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills are preferred (but not required) for this position. Specifically, we seek applicants with the ability to read, write and speak fluently in English and another language. Fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese or Spanish is preferred.
NOTE: This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.
Education: Master of Library Science or recognized equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required.
- Library purposes, organization, techniques and procedures
- Principles of library materials selection
- In-depth reference and bibliographic resources
- Library classification, cataloging and filing systems
- Current general and/or children's literature
- A specialized program area
- Supervisory principles and practices
- Composition of the community and its needs
- General practices and uses of computers and computer information systems
- Automated library functions
- Peninsula Library System and related policies and procedures
Language Skills: Bilingual language skills, specifically English/Spanish and/or English/Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) are preferred, but not required.
Final Filing Date: May 8, 2019
To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
Location/Region: San Mateo County