[Libs-Or] JOB: Youth Services Librarian
GINNANE Mary J
mary.j.ginnane at ci.eugene.or.us
Thu Apr 1 21:01:15 PST 2004
Hello: Eugene Public Library has an opening in the Youth Services work group
for a full time Librarian 1. The ad and announcement following. Please let
me know if you have any questions.
Youth Services Manager
Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th
Eugene, OR 97401
City of Eugene
Eugene Public Library Youth Services
Performs a variety of entry-level, professional library duties in support of
library services. Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation
of programs and services in Youth Services. Recommends program and procedure
changes; assists in developing and implementing section goals and
objectives; may assign work and monitor assignments of lower-level
classifications. Requires possession of a Master of Library Science degree
from an American Library Association-accredited college or university. Some
library experience is highly desirable. May require valid Oregon driver's
license or ability to obtain by date of hire. Bilingual ability in Spanish
is highly desirable. Closing Date: April 23, 2004. Obtain application packet
from the City of Eugene Human Resource and Risk Services, 777 Pearl Street,
Room 101, Eugene, OR 97401. Applicants may download an application packet
from the City=s website at www.ci.eugene.or.us/jobs/default.htm
<www.ci.eugene.or.us/jobs/default.htm> or request an application packet by
calling (541)682-5061 (or emailing at application.requests at ci.eugene.or.us).
The City of Eugene values diversity in its work force and is committed to
Library Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Eugene Public Library-Youth Services
Posted: March 29, 2004 Closing Date: April 23, 2004
Salary Range: $35,880-$44,657 Position Nos.: 2640
The City may use applications received from this recruitment to fill future
positions within this job classification in this or other work areas.
NOTE: Supplemental questionnaire must be attached to your application. If
not found attached to this posting, please contact Human Resource and Risk
General Description of Duties
Performs a variety of entry-level professional library duties in support of
library services, including reference, readers' advisory, collection
development, and programming in Youth Services. Please note: Interviews
will be held the first week of June, 2004.
Examples of Duties Performed-Duties may include, but are not limited to, the
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and
services in Youth Services; recommends program and procedure changes;
assists in developing and implementing section goals and objectives; may
assign work and monitor assignments of lower-level classifications.
Serves at a public service desk and researches and responds to basic,
difficult or technical reference questions.
Provides age-appropriate reader's advisory services to patrons.
Plans, participates, and presents programs and activities for children,
teens, and parents/caregivers such as book discussions, story times, book
talks, and workshops. Prepares exhibits, booklists, etc.
Advises and assists library patrons; demonstrates the use of library
catalogs and other library tools; refers patrons to other agencies as
Reviews new publications and materials and assists in selecting and
evaluating materials for acquisition or removal from the collection. Reads
reviews and purchases materials including books, magazines, videos, CDs, and
CD-ROMs for library's collection.
Analyzes collection for development; weeds materials as needed.
Develops and delivers training programs for the public; conducts tours of
library, demonstrating use of online catalog and other databases.
Plans and oversees work of volunteer staff.
Ensures implementation of and adherence to the City's Affirmative Action and
diversity work plans. Coordinates the implementation of effective processes
and models to produce diversity initiatives. Facilitates staff development
on such issues as diversity and creating a respectful work environment.
Assists with the preparation of budget recommendations; researches,
monitors, and controls expenditures.
Networks with other community agencies to extend library services as
Posting Period: March 29-April 23, 2004
Examples of Duties Performed (cont.)
Responds to citizen complaints and requests; refers patrons to books or
other library materials to further their reading interest.
Maintains knowledge of internet network and search engines. Performs
searches for the public; teaches search strategies and network procedures.
Provides minor technical support for PCs and periodicals used by public.
Participates in the library's ongoing public relations agenda as assigned.
Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of materials in assigned service area
through extensive ongoing reading and/or review of this material; uses
bibliographies and other media to develop expertise; keeps abreast with
professional developments and current events.
Serves on a variety of City committees, commissions, and task teams;
participates in community outreach programs as assigned.
Maintains neatness and organization of library; complies with safety
policies and procedures.
Compiles library activity reports and statistics.
Enforces library policies; may perform in-charge-of-building duties.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Basic principles and procedures of professional library work
including methods, practices, and techniques of library classification,
cataloging, and reference.
Standards and procedures of selecting public library materials.
Computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system
Materials and services available in public libraries.
Roles of the public library in the community.
Online services and sources.
Perform professional library tasks in areas of reference,
cataloging, and children's or adult services.
Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation
Assist library patrons in response to reference and related library
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
Operate City computer systems.
Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American
Library Association-accredited college or university.
Some library experience is highly desirable.
Posting Period: March 29-April 23, 2004
May require valid Oregon driver's license or ability to obtain by
date of hire. Requirement based on assignment. Must pass driving records
check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's
Salary and Benefits
The normal starting salary is the first step shown on the posting. Other
placement in the salary range may be considered depending on qualifications
and experience. Periodic advancement through the salary range is dependent
upon merit. The City provides a full range of benefits, including holidays,
vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, deferred compensation (additional
two percent), physical examination, life insurance, and long-term
disability. Health, dental, and vision benefits are available. This
insurance is paid in full or in part depending on number of hours worked and
You must submit an official City of Eugene application form in order to be
considered for this position. Forms are available at Human Resource and Risk
Services. (Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.)
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED DURING THE POSTING PERIOD ONLY, AND MUST BE
SUBMITTED PRIOR TO 5:00 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE. You may fax your application
materials to (541) 682-6831 by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Your originals
must be submitted to Human Resource and Risk Services immediately
thereafter. In addition to the application form, you are encouraged to
submit a letter and/or résumé with any supplemental information pertinent to
the position. Applications and resumes cannot be returned; please keep a
copy for yourself before submitting. In order to be considered for future
openings, you must submit a new application for each position. Current
information about job postings is available by calling the Job Information
Line (541-682-5061) or by accessing the City of Eugene Job Opportunities web
page at http://www.ci.eugene.or.us/jobs/default.htm
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities,
skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to
the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental
questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests,
interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations
and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants
to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug
test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process
will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline. Due to
the volume of applications received by the City, generally, only applicants
selected for further consideration (testing, interviews) will be contacted.
Anyone requesting information on a selection process may contact Human
Resource and Risk Services (541-682-5061) or may check the status on the
City of Eugene Position Status Update web page at
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City
of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with
the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment
in the United States.
Alternative forms of job postings are available. Call (541) 682-5061, TDD
Librarian 1 Youth.docLIBRARIAN 1
March 29, 2004
PLEASE NOTE: This supplemental questionnaire is scored and will be used to
determine if you will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.
Each question will be scored separately. Provide detailed answers to each
question and use additional sheets for your answers. Your answers must be
attached to a completed application form. You may attach other relevant
application materials if you wish.
Interviews will be held the first week of June.
1. The Eugene Public Library is filling one full-time Librarian 1
position in Youth Services. Describe your education, training, and previous
work experience that make you the best candidate for this position. Please
include your dates of employment, employer(s), job title(s), and specific
duties that you performed.
2. Describe the education, training, and experience that leads you to
be able to provide excellent readers' advisory service to children and
3. Describe any job or life experiences you have had which involved
working with diverse populations, including persons with disabilities. If
the experience is work-related, include dates of employment, job title(s),
and employer(s). If applicable, include your proficiency in American Sign
Language, and/or languages other than English.
4. Describe three interests, talents, or personal characteristics you
bring to this position. Please feel free to draw on your full range of life
experiences in answering this question. If work related, please include
dates of employment, employer(s), job title(s), and the specific duties you
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