11 Jan

Librarian Central Library Reference Unit Jobs Vacancy in City San Antonio San Antonio

Librarian Central Library Reference Unit
City San Antonio
San Antonio TX
11 Jan, 2017 30+ days ago

City San Antonio San Antonio urgently required following position for Librarian Central Library Reference Unit. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Librarian Central Library Reference Unit Jobs Vacancy in City San Antonio San Antonio Jobs Details:

Under general supervision, is responsible for the direct provision of library services to adults, children (birth through age 12), and/or young adults (age 13 - 18); planning, presenting, and evaluating developmentally appropriate library programming; advising, assisting, and instructing customer's use and evaluation of library materials and information sources; conducting outreach in community venues including senior centers, community groups, schools and child care settings; actively promoting use of the library, its resources and its services; providing reference and reader's advisory instruction and assistance; and advocating for adults, young adults, and/or children within the library organization. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location: Central Library


  • Exhibits a strong commitment to positive customer service when working with all library patrons.
  • Assists the general public in using library materials and equipment.
  • Answers reference questions and performs readers' advisory services.
  • Plans, presents, and evaluates developmentally appropriate children's library programming that is responsive to service-area demographics and community demand.
  • Works with community partners to provide outreach service to children who may not be otherwise have access to library resources.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates the promotion of children's services in the library and in the community.
  • Assists with maintenance of the circulating children's collection through weeding as well as recommending new and replacement materials.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Exhibits critical thinking skills that support a positive and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Plans, conducts, and evaluates tours for children and adults of relevant areas of the library collection and facilities.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university or obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • No Substitution for education allowed.
  • Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the City of San Antonio's two-phased Cash-Handling Certification Training.
  • Positive experience working with varied age groups.
  • Passion for and desire to work with adults, children, and/or young adults in a public library setting.
  • Optimistic and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to embrace the flexible and changing nature of technological and informational needs.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • If applicable, full-time City of San Antonio employees are allowed to substitute two years of related experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience. Effective July 9, 2010, external applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the job without substitution.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of up to 25 pounds; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and stooping to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.

  • Knowledge of fundamental public library principles, methods, materials, and practices.
  • Knowledge of child development that supports the provision of developmentally appropriate resources and services.
  • Knowledge of literature for children in traditional and emerging formats.
  • Knowledge of basic library reference tools and services.
  • Knowledge of professional library publications and the literature of librarianship.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, utilizing standard software, and electronic resources as found in libraries.
  • Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they apply to children.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to colleagues, adults in the community, and children.
  • Ability to create an environment that welcomes both children and adults who work on behalf of children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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