San Mateo County Libraries
$31.56 - $43.00 / Hour
ATTENTION: New Graduates! San Mateo County Libraries is looking for librarians and we're recruiting now. Open to Spring 2019, Summer and Fall 2019 MLIS graduates!
Do you want to be a part of an award-winning team and work with amazing people? Are you someone who can make a difference through diverse outreach, helping create a literate and informed community, provide amazing customer service, and participate in exciting programming? If you answered "yes," consider meeting us and joining our team! We respect, value, and celebrate diversity, and bilingual skills are always a plus.
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.
The eligible list generated by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout San Mateo County Libraries, which includes locations in Atherton, Brisbane, Belmont, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, East Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Millbrae, Woodside, Pacifica, San Mateo and San Carlos. The current vacancies are subject to change but are expected to be filled in Atherton, Half Moon Bay and Pacifica.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
- Bring a creative and meaningful approach to library programs and services, helping San Mateo County Libraries inspire kids and families from every background, strengthening who we are as a whole.
- Inspire with friendly customer service and actively provide opportunities for discovery, enrichment and uplifting the community.
- Model exemplary customer care in all interactions, including in person, at a program, at outreach events, helping with library card or circulation issues, address suggestions for improvements, or otherwise ensure that our library users are uniformly welcomed
- Visualize, plan and deliver, assess, provide training on, and improve innovative library services that strengthen the community and have measurable results.
- Show enthusiasm and initiative for piloting a specific program area aligned with our strategic priorities.
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment and contribute to system-wide projects, task forces and committees.
- Establish and strengthen cooperative working relationships with community members, various community services providers and library staff.
- Skillfully use and trouble-shoot emerging technology as a tool to enhance effectiveness, innovation and efficiency.
- Collaborate and team with others to share strengths across the organization.
- Have some understanding of theories of infant, child and adolescent, and adult learning, literacy and brain development, and their implications for public library service.
- Enjoy initiating interactions, starting conversations and promoting the library to the community, one person at a time.
- Exhibit leadership to enhance our collaborative, warm & welcoming, optimistic and fun work culture.
- Possess a growth mindset and be courageous in trying new strategies, taking risks and continuously learning.
- Assist in the recruitment, training, coaching and management of volunteers.
- Communicate inclusively, with cultural sensitivity and be approachable in verbal, written and non-verbal communications.
- Try again after failing.
Additional skills and abilities include:
- Provide services to the community for all age ranges.
- Plan, schedule, coordinate, promote and carry out programming and outreach, including special events, classes/workshops, story times, school visits, public speaking, etc.
- Oversee all services to children in a busy public library.
- Plan, schedule, coordinate and carry out programming and outreach, including school visits, special events, story times, classes/workshops, public speaking, etc.
- Engage patrons in valuing early learning and in building early literacy skills.
- Support coworkers in providing excellent services to children.
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.
Minimum qualifications include aMaster of Library Science or recognized equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university and knowledge of the following: 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; and the Peninsula Library System and related policies and procedures.
Final Filing Date: August 15, 2019
To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Location/Region: San Mateo County