Monday, September 08, 2008

Senior Library Clerk - City of Monterey Park

Here are a few more details about the position that Krista Goguen referred to in her email. You don't have much time to apply so here we go; this is an extract from the web site. If you would like more info on the position you can download the job information brochure.

SENIOR LIBRARY CLERK
(Open/Competitive, Full-Time Position in Children’s Division)

THE POSITION: Under general supervision, the Senior Library Clerk performs difficult and responsible clerical and paraprofessional duties; supervises staff and volunteers; assists patrons with reference requests in person, by fax, E-mail, Internet or telephone in a computerized, automated environment; demonstrates and interprets On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and Internet information; writes and prepares procedures, reports, flyers, program displays and other materials; makes presentations including story times and class visits; designs and conducts activities such as finger plays and craft programs; supervises, trains and evaluates assigned personnel; maintains records and provides data; recommends materials to be added to or deleted from collection; conducts tours of the Library; may serve on committees and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: reference sources, techniques and/or cataloging techniques including electronic formats; library functions, organizations and policies; modern library clerical procedures and practices. Ability to: interpret and determine patron needs; locate desired resources; use independent judgment; supervise and direct the activities of assigned staff; establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different backgrounds, different degrees of English expertise and different age groups; maintain required records; communicate effectively both orally in one-on-one situations, in front of groups, and in writing; type accurately at a speed of 45 wpm; operate standard office equipment and machines.

Education and Experience: Any combination of experience and education that has provided the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination would be: an Associate’s degree in Library Science from an accredited school, college or University and three years experience equivalent to a Library Clerk in a public library.

Licenses/Certificates: A valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a continuing condition of employment.

DEADLINE: September 18, 2008. Completed City application and typing certificate, including any related educational or training documents and certificates, must be submitted to the City of Monterey Park Human Resources Department, 320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754 within the filing period. Faxes or Postmarks will not be accepted. A Current Typing certificate (issued within 1 year) from an accredited business school, adult school, or employment agency must be submitted with the application.

Also remember to check the Job Listings and Employment Sites on the Library Technology Program Website.

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