City of San Antonio Librarian I-Teen Services in 13330 KYLE SEALE PKWY SAN ANTONIO, United States

Librarian I-Teen Services

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Librarian I-Teen Services

Salary

$38,801.10 - $58,201.78 Annually

Location

TX 78249, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Department

Library

Job Number

2017-01211

Closing

8/7/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for the direct provision of library services to young adults (teenagers, aged 13 to 18 years); planning and facilitation of developmentally appropriate library programming; advising and instructing young adults in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources; conducting outreach to young adults in community venues including schools; fostering young adult participation in the development of library programming and services; advocating for teens in the library organization; providing reference and reader's advisory instruction and assistance. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location: Igo Branch Library or one of 27 Library locations

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists the general public with information regarding library materials and equipment.

  • Promotes teen library services directly to young adults through school visits, library tours, etc., and through engaging their parents, educators, and other youth-serving community partners.

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates the promotion of teen services in the library, schools, youth-serving agencies, and the community at large.

  • Formally and informally instructs young adults in basic information gathering, research skills, and information literacy skills - including those necessary to evaluate and use electronic information sources - to develop life-long learning habits.

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates programs and services within the framework of the Library's teen services mission and the public assets libraries represent, with young adult involvement whenever possible.

  • Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and technological advances that interest young adults.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and ethical behavior.

  • Answers reference questions and performs readers' advisory services.

  • Trains staff in policies, procedures, and operation of various automated systems.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion for and desire to work with young adults (teenagers, aged 13-18 years) in a public library setting.

  • Optimistic and creative approach to problem solving.

  • Spanish language proficiency.

  • Ability to embrace the flexible and changing nature of young adults (teenagers, ages 13-18) technological and informational needs.

  • A valid Class "C" 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.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

  • 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.

  • 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 evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of fundamental public library principles, methods, materials, and practices.

  • Familiarity with the developmental needs of young adults in order to provide the most appropriate resources and services.

  • Knowledge of literature for and by young adults 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 and utilizing rudimentary software.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they can improve access to information for young adults.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to colleagues, adults in the community and young adults.

  • Ability to create an environment that embraces the flexible and changing nature of young adults' entertainment, technological and informational needs.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Ability to handle all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/employee_information/benefits/index.asp

NOTE:

  • Part-Time and Temporary positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA full-time positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.