There are multiple full-time and part-time positions, requiring weekends and evening shifts, at multiple locations with the Pima County Public Library.
Salary Grade: 48
Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends as assigned. (A "No" response to the supplemental questions could result in application disqualification.)
There are full-time and part-time, non-exempt Librarian I positions with the Pima County Public Library. Positions are at multiple locations. Team members are largely cross trained and ready to work in any part of the Library when the need arises. Work location assignment is based on the needs of the library system. Working evening and weekend shifts, as assigned, are required. Hours are assigned to best meet the needs of our community. A successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to service underserved and multi-cultural communities in Pima County.
In order to be successful in this role, the Librarian I must:
Provide outstanding customer and informational service to a diverse spectrum of customers of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status; Have a willingness to be adaptable and responsive in a rapidly changing work environment (e.g., back-up story-time librarian, work schedule adjustments); Be technologically adept (especially Microsoft Office, digital downloads, PC troubleshooting skills); Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; Perform professional level operational and supervisory work relating to the provision of library services to children and adults.
About the Department:
The Pima County Public Library system has 26 libraries throughout Pima County, serving 980,000 residents. We reflect and serve a diverse community. We invite you to bring your unique experience to Pima County Public Library.
Our Vision: Our Vision is an educated, connected community of readers, learners, doers, and dreamers.
Our Mission: We transform lives by educating, inspiring, and connecting people.
• Education: We learn and teach every day.
• Excellence: We exceed expectations.
• Freedom: We defend the right to rea d and to know. We are free and open to all.
• Diversity: We serve everyone. We find strength in celebrating our differences.
• Innovation: We dream big. Anything is possible.
• Community: We work with our community to improve lives.
• Passion: We love what we do.
At the Pima County Public Library we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant / Drug-Free Workplace
For more information about the Pima County Public Library, please visit our website at
Preference given to current Pima County employees.
Position Description: This classification develops and manages public library programs and services, to include organization and provision of reference and research services, collection acquisition, and developing services and programs in alignment with the library's mission and strategic plan. It is distinguished from Law Librarian which is a classification reserved for the Superior Court system.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Develops public library programs and services, including computer instruction for children, teens, adults;
Trains staff to conduct or implement programs and outreach to the community;
Makes presentations to customers, schools, community groups, and neighborhood associations;
Coordinates the inter-library loan (ILL) of materials with other County departments and public, private, legal, medical, engineering and business libraries;
Promotes the use of library collections including the library's electronic resources with other County departments and public, school, private, legal, medical, engineering, educational and business libraries;
Participates in the review of the collection and recommends acquisition of new materials, and the culling and disposal of outdated or extraneous materials;
Provides research assistance to requesters, which may include utilization of print and electronic resources, ordinances, and like materials;
Develops and maintains bibliographic tools, reference manuals and other electronic resources for the collection; provides content for web pages for assigned topics;
Advises patrons on, and coordinates compliance with, copyright issues;
Instructs and/or trains staff and patrons in the use of the library and available resources including reference materials, electronic resources and collections;
Serves on system wide committees to plan programs and services in support of the library's strategic directions;
Performs facility management in absence of branch manager by monitoring and reporting maintenance issues, and investigating or resolving operational or technical issues;
Establishes and maintains automated databases used for statistical reporting and tracking information and prepares and submits other routine, recurring and special reports;
Researches and evaluates multi-media equipment, resources and materials for addition to the library collection or use in library operations;
Performs or coordinates servicing and maintenance of library resources, e.g., computers, microform/ microfilm readers, printers, copiers and associated peripheral equipment;
Participates in the check-out/in of library materials, and calculates, collects and accounts for charges for overdue, lost or damaged library materials;
Serves on system wide committees, task force or design teams to develop new services and guidelines for implementing programs and services;
May manage a branch library with limited staff;
May supervise staff or volunteers providing direct support to library operations.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
principles and practices of library science to include intellectual freedom, collection development and maintenance;
computer-based resources and applications in a library system;
organization and functions of assigned or supported departments;
customer service techniques;
principles and techniques of public relations related to the promotion of library resources and services;
trends and advances in library management and resources;
library resources in the community;
pertinent copyright law, rules, regulations and "fair use" doctrines;
principles and techniques of staff supervision, training and evaluation.
developing and managing the provision of specialized library services;
developing and maintaining a multi-media library collection;
evaluating and culling the collection to maintain its' integrity and usefulness;
promoting the use of library resources;
operation and maintenance of library equipment;
maintaining records of activity and submitting routine, recurring and special reports;
communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
A Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an accredited college or university.