Thursday, January 6, 2011

City of Woodland-Librarian I, II

Salary: $3744 – $5024 mo. w/ benefits

This is a full time mid-management position supervised by Library Services Director or her designee. Performs professional library work, primarily related to youth services; to plan, organize and direct children and young adult programs; and to oversee activities in the children and YA/Teen sections of the library. This position will be required to work some weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday) as part of a scheduled workweek.

Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of young adult’s, children’s, adult and other library programs and services. Assess patron needs and advise them in making effective use of library resources and services; assist patrons of all ages by answering reference questions and selecting print and non-print materials. Organize, maintain and index a variety of reference materials including government documents, maps and pamphlets. As a Children’s Librarian: Plan, organize and present children’s programs including storytelling, book readings, video showings, crafts, and puppet shows, family programs and classes on children’s literature and parenting; provide outreach programs to city schools. Review new publications and collection materials and select materials for acquisition and/or disposition as appropriate. Regular and consistent attendance. Work cooperatively with others. Prepare publicity, coordinate the publication of brochures and coordinate the dissemination of library program publicity. Attend and represent the library at professional meetings as required. Compile library activity reports and statistics; assist in preparing the library budget. Plan, direct and supervise the work of staff involved in assigned library section. Perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Librarian I:
Education: Possession of a Master of Library Sciences Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None Required

Librarian II:
In addition to the qualifications for Librarian I:

Experience: Two years performing duties comparable to those of a Librarian I in the City of Woodland.

Apply with a City of Woodland application to the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011. Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted. Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.

Retirement: City paid PERS 2.7% at 55 Plan. Employee Pays 3% of base pay toward their retirement
The City does not participate in social security
Deferred Comp: The City has 3 different plans to choose from. City will match up to 2% of employee’s base salary
Medical: CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans
City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance
Dental/Vision: City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services
STD/LTD: City paid wage protection for short and long term disabilities
Life Insurance: City provides $50,000 life insurance policy
Vacation: 7 hours per month during first 3 years of service
Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
Administrative Leave: 96 hours of leave time given each fiscal year
Holidays: 12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)
Prof. Growth Incentive: $625/yr for additional educational or professional activities
Furlough: Employees will observe an unpaid furlough of 96 hours,
Prorated for working less than the full year. Hours will be deducted in amounts of 8 hrs. from each monthly paycheck.

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The purpose of this supplemental application is to obtain enough job-related information to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the selection process. Completion of this form is a required part of the selection process and must be submitted with your employment application by the final filing date. Candidates who do not complete this supplemental application will be eliminated from further consideration. Content, clarity and completeness of answers are factors which will be considered in the evaluation process. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. Please limit your responses to no more than one page per question and do not provide any additional information or materials other than the information requested herein. Attach the answers to this supplemental application and number each answer accordingly. Please answer the following questions:

1. Give us an overview of your knowledge of children's literature. Include course work, experiences, reading tastes and personal reading knowledge depth and breadth. How do you keep up to date with children's literature?

2. Describe your philosophy of library service to young people, addressing public service, collection development, and programming. Has your philosophy changed in the past, and if so, for what reasons?

3. Describe the most innovative program or service you have developed for a specific age group. If you have not had the opportunity to develop a program yet, describe a program or service that you would like to develop. Please detail your steps in planning, implementing and evaluating your program or service.

4. Youth librarians are often asked to plan and present programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Think of the age group you most enjoy working with and tell us how you would plan an age-appropriate program. How would you evaluate the program to determine its success?


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