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LITA Board of Directors

Discussion November 17, 2017 Board Meeting Discussion Documents

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:28 pm

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Pacific Time
2:00-3:30pm Central Time
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

This page lists all of the Discussion Documents for the Board Meeting that will take place online in Adobe Connect at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard. Guests are welcome to join.

BOARD DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF, KB)

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Pacific Time
2:00-3:30pm Central Time
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

This page lists all of the Discussion Documents for the Board Meeting that will take place online in Adobe Connect at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard. Guests are welcome to join.

BOARD DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF, KB)

CONSENT AGENDA DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-2 ... Approve Draft 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-3 ... Approve Adoption of the ALA ED Statement
NOV DOC 18-4 ... Postponed until next meeting (Education Acquisition Editor Job Description)
NOV DOC 18-5 ... Approve Bylaws and Organization recommendation on Social Media and Learning Interest Group (PDF)

DISCUSSION ITEM DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-6 ... Adding a Secretary to LITA Board (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-7 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Summary Budget (XLSX)
NOV DOC 18-8 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Full Budget (XLSX)
NOV DOC 18-9 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Budget Narrative (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-10 ... Modify LITA Forum Registration Fee Schedule (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-11 ... 2016-18 Tactical Plan (Google Spreadsheet)

Additional documents will be added here as they become available.

To download all of the attached public documents at once, use the "Download attached files in one zip file" link beneath the list of attachments.

November 16, 2017, update:

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF)
Removed NOV DOC 18-4 ... Education Acquisition Editor Job Description (PDF) until next meeting

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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Room Assignments

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders, 

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders, 

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

A message from ALA Conference Services, “We made every effort to accommodate everyone, however in a few instances we may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.” We appreciate your understanding, as we work to accommodate all meeting requests. To comply with Convention Center and hotel rooms, please do not make room set changes, as meeting spaces will also be used by other groups.

I will be in touch closer to conference with the ALA Conference Services’ onsite phone number if you have any issues with your requested A/V or meeting space.

Please see the Midwinter convention center/hotels:

  • CCC – Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
  • CROWNE – Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
  • CURTIS – The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
  • EMB – Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street
  • GRAND – Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street
  • HIL – Hilton Denver City Center (formerly Marriott Denver City Center), 1701 California Street
  • HYATT – Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center*, 650 15th Street
  • SHER – Sheraton Denver#, 1550 Court Place

*Headquarters Hotel; #Co-Headquarters Hotel

The online scheduler will go live next week, and will be available on the 2018 Midwinter Meeting website.

As always, if you have any questions about your schedule, please contact your ACRL staff liaison, or me directly at esharpe@ala.org.

Happy Holidays!

Elois

 

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Room Assignments

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

A message from ALA Conference Services, “We made every effort to accommodate everyone, however in a few instances we may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.” We appreciate your understanding, as we work to accommodate all meeting requests. To comply with Convention Center and hotel rooms, please do not make room set changes, as meeting spaces will also be used by other groups.

I will be in touch closer to conference with the ALA Conference Services’ onsite phone number if you have any issues with your requested A/V or meeting space.

Please see the Midwinter convention center/hotels:

  • CCC – Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
  • CROWNE – Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
  • CURTIS – The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
  • EMB – Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street
  • GRAND – Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street
  • HIL – Hilton Denver City Center (formerly Marriott Denver City Center), 1701 California Street
  • HYATT – Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center*, 650 15th Street
  • SHER – Sheraton Denver#, 1550 Court Place

*Headquarters Hotel; #Co-Headquarters Hotel

The online scheduler will go live next week, and will be available on the 2018 Midwinter Meeting website.

As always, if you have any questions about your schedule, please contact your ACRL staff liaison, or me directly at esharpe@ala.org.

Happy Holidays!

Elois 

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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Discussion Nominations for IFRT's Immroth Award! Deadline ends December 1st!

by Michael Furlong on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:35 am

Dear ALA members!

 

Take one minute. Just one. And think of an intellectual freedom story that has resonated with you. Just one.

Got it? (If you need help, browse through the IF News posts)

 

Dear ALA members!

 

Take one minute. Just one. And think of an intellectual freedom story that has resonated with you. Just one.

Got it? (If you need help, browse through the IF News posts)

 

Now that you have the story, was there a specific person (or group) that stood for intellectual freedom?

Now you have two options; 1)  nominate that person OR 2) send their state association or library/school this quick email text from the Immroth Committee Chair, Michael Furlong, and tell them that you thought they were inspiring and deserve the award.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 IMMROTH AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Just a friendly reminder! The nomination deadline for the 2018 Immroth award is Dec. 1st, 2017!

 

  • Consider nominating an individual who has who upheld the standards of intellectual freedom with distinction. Self-nominations are also allowed. You do not have to be a librarian in order to be nominated.

 

  • The Immroth award honors notable intellectual freedom contributions and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression.

 

  • Immroth recipients represent the importance of upholding intellectual freedom.

 

So before the holidays, nominate for the Immroth! The winner receives $500 and a citation!

Deadline, December 1st!

 

More details:

http://www.ala.org/rt/ifrt/john-phillip-immroth-memorial-award

 

The application link is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_fC5G_cu5Kw7kZFfJ-bdGnDw2b6yaHo-gvtEPG3KiSy4DbA/viewform

 

Michael Furlong, Regional Librarian, MA, MS

Chair, John Phillip Immroth Award Committee

 

Contacts for State IFC chairs - http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/oif/stateifcchairs/roster

Contacts for Chapters and Chapter Councilors – http://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/chapters/state/stateregional

If you have a person in mind and you need help with contact information, let me know and I’ll see what I can find for you.

 

Please try to carve out five minutes of your day to recognize a colleague for their hard work and bravery.

 

Kristin

 

Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director

Office for Intellectual Freedom

 

ALA AmericanLibraryAssociation

50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL  60611

312.280.4221

800.545.2433 x4221

 

Censorship thrives in silence; silence is its aim. ~ James LaRue

Report Censorship

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Instruction Librarian and Liaison, Mervyn H. Sterne Library - University of Alabama at Birmingham

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:56 am

 Instruction Librarian and Liaison

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3416

School/College

UAB Libraries

Title

UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status

Full-Time

 Instruction Librarian and Liaison

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3416

School/College

UAB Libraries

Title

UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status

Full-Time

Rank

Open Rank

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Job Description

Description:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented entry level or early career professional for the position of Instruction Librarian and Liaison to departments within the humanities. This is a non-tenure instructor or assistant professor position. Reporting to the Information Literacy Coordinator, the person in this position will contribute to the expansion of a student-centered information literacy program for first-year writing students by designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction for freshman composition courses. The position will also provide liaison, outreach, and support to other departments.

UAB Libraries supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s teaching mission by providing information literacy instruction to a diverse community of learners through programmatically integrated, scaffolded, and engaging learning experiences to promote research skills and multiple literacies. This position will be based in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at UAB. Sterne Library supports research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Required duties include:
- Working closely with the Director of Freshman Composition and Developmental Studies and the Director of the University Writing Center to develop curricula and activities to create library instructional outcomes based on the freshman composition curriculum.
- Partnering with instructors in the English Department, including adjunct writing instructors and TAs, to plan curriculum and schedule library instruction for first-year composition classes.
- Developing and co-developing reusable and one-time learning objects.
- Participating in peer-to-peer evaluations of teaching and/or teaching tools.
- Providing reference and research assistance to library patrons through multiple modes of delivery, including scheduled shifts at the service desk.
- Liaison duties within departments in the humanities, including collection development.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance for all first-year writing classes and students.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance within departments in the humanities.
- Active participation in the campus community, including serving on library and university committees.
- Involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
- Performing other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.
Early career librarians and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

- A Master’s degree, either awarded or completed by the start date, in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
- Strong commitment to cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
- Potential to achieve the requirements for promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s or other advanced degree.
- 1-2 years of relevant library experience; experience may include coursework or library school experience.
- Knowledge of information and visual literacy framework and standards.
- Experience with instruction.
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy, technologies, and literacies.
- Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services, including LibGuides or video- or screen-capturing software
- Willingness to take risks and experiment with new methods.

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Pre-employment Background Check

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here.

To learn more about UAB Libraries click here.

To apply

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary), San Jose State University (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:52 am

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/temporaryfaculty/employment/PT_...

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/temporaryfaculty/employment/PT_...

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.  Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.  Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.  One year experience working in a library setting.

Description of Duties: While specific duties of the position may vary, expected duties in this position include the following:  Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.  Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.  Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.  Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.  Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. Salary information is available at: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: Please mail the following items to the address listed below:  Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experience,  A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,  The names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 professional references SJSU, University Library Attention: Evelia Sánchez One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0028

If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation.

Deadline and procedures for notification: Positions become available on an ongoing basis and will remain open until filled. Applicants who are not selected will be notified via email. Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

San José State University and San José Public Library jointly operate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library which serves SJSU students and the residents of San Jose. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part - is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Collection Development Librarian, Binghamton University (apply by Dec. 1)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:47 am

Head of Collection Development Librarian

https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=...

Tenure-track faculty position

Head of Collection Development Librarian

https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=...

Tenure-track faculty position

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for building and enriching our research collection. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in leading a collaborative collections team, building and maintaining relationships with domestic and international vendors, developing innovative collections analysis methods, and exploring collection development strategies to support teaching and research.

 

The Libraries support the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York system. Located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/visiting-campus/greater-binghamton-area.html.

 

Binghamton University Libraries offers strong support for professional growth and development. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package with generous vacation/holidays is included.

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

 


Job Description:

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for building and enhancing our rich research collection. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the collections team to evaluate, enhance and manage our unique and diverse collection. S/He will be part of a dynamic team pioneering the development of innovative library resources and services.

Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers strong support for professional growth and development. This tenure-track library faculty position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of the Libraries' collections development and management, including strategic planning, budget and policies.
  • Lead collaborative collections team to provide high quality collections.
  • Utilize evidence-based decision-making for collection allocation, renewal and retention decisions; includes development of faculty research activities metrics.
  • Serve as primary contact for vendors providing collection content.
  • Work with Acquisitions, Electronic and Continuing Resources, and other library units in all matters related to collection development and management.
  • Serve as administrative supervisor of subject librarians; train and mentor subject librarians in collection policies, procedures and workflows.
  • Participate in the Libraries' development efforts and acquisition of gift collections.
  • Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties include subject-specific instruction, subject guides and collection development for those disciplines as well as subject-specific and general reference service.

Greater Binghamton Area:

Located a few hours away from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/visiting-campus/greater-binghamton-area.html

 


Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Supervisory experience
  • Significant experience with collections development in an academic research library, including knowledge of current and emerging trends
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic background in the humanities/fine arts preferred
  • Working knowledge of one or more languages (French, German or Italian preferred)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and collection assessment

The Libraries are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates.  This requirement extends to employment and admission.  Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

 


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com: (1) a letter of application addressing the qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for three references who can speak authoritatively concerning the applicant's candidacy.

Salary and rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin October 26. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian III, American Indian Resource Center - Huntington Park Library (CA) (apply by Dec. 14)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:43 am

 

Librarian III- American Indian Resource Center, Huntington Park, California

 

LA County Library has an exciting and extraordinarily golden opportunity for an innovative, adaptable, and collaborative individual to become the next LA County’s American Indian Resource Center Librarian.

 

 

Librarian III- American Indian Resource Center, Huntington Park, California

 

LA County Library has an exciting and extraordinarily golden opportunity for an innovative, adaptable, and collaborative individual to become the next LA County’s American Indian Resource Center Librarian.

 

Located in the beautiful Huntington Park Library, the American Indian Resource Center is a regional and statewide resource which focuses on the informational and cultural needs of the Country’s largest urban Native American population as well as the interests of researchers and the general public. The Center houses an impressive collection of both print and electronic resources on the history and current culture of the Native American people, including many rare and out-of-print items. The Center Librarian promotes the Center and does community outreach, develops and presents cultural programming, manages various collection formats, and provides specialized reference services to the community. Applicants should support our vision-bringing enthusiasm, commitment, and flexibility.

 

Our commitment to excellence extends into every area of our organization -- including our unique special collections and the development of new and innovative services. The Library has opportunities for advancement and professional development through workshops, conferences, and ongoing training.

 

 

 

The LA County Library covers an area of over 3,000 square miles serving 3.5 million people with 87 Community Libraries, four Cultural Resource Centers, Bookmobiles and other mobile services providing an array of interactive STEM/STEAM activities. We are one of the nation’s largest and most innovative public library organizations and welcome energetic, enthusiastic, creative “doers” who enjoy working with diverse communities!

 

Ready to Apply?

 


For detailed information about the Librarian III-American Indian Resource Center Librarian position and how to apply, visit http://www.colapublib.org/careers/openexam.php 

 

 

FILING DATES
Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m., PST through Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m., PST.

EXAM NUMBER
Q8336M

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION:
Has immediate charge of a Group III level community library or performs more difficult and specialized library work. 

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of higher-level librarians, Assistant Library Administrator or Library Administrator, and either: 1) have immediate charge of a Group III level community library including the supervision of lower level professional and/or paraprofessional and clerical staff; 2) direct the operation of a library resource center with specialized ethnic and cultural materials;  3) perform the more difficult and specialized library work on system-wide children's programs;  4) serve as the second-in-charge at the West Hollywood Library, including managing specialized youth and adult library programs and services, and supervising lower-level professional and paraprofessional staff.  Incumbents in this class exercise independent judgment in performing assignments, exercise knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship; and demonstrate awareness of local community trends and issues impacting the Library.  In addition, incumbents must possess specialized professional expertise in their particular area of assignment; be able to make presentations and provide individual and group instruction, and use current technology to perform librarian duties.  Supervisory positions must also exercise knowledge of the principles of supervision, terms and conditions of applicable Memoranda of Understanding, and departmental policies, rules, library locations, and services. As essential functions of the position, incumbents may be required to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach, work on irregular surfaces, lift objects of moderate weight, and stand or walk for long periods of time.

Libraries are categorized into Group I, II, III or IV, according to a Library Grouping System (LGS).  The LGS is based on statistical information for each library using the following major operational factors:  Circulation, Information/Reference, Full-time staffing, Gate Count and square footage.

 

Essential Job Functions

Directs a library resource center with a specialized collection comprised of ethnic, cultural, economic, or public service print and non-print library materials; plans and provides specialized reference services pertaining to the center's collection for customers throughout the Library; performs outreach to the community served by the special collection and plans events to highlight the collection and meet the needs of the community.

Serves as departmental specialist responsible for securing, evaluating and monitoring performers for children's programs department-wide; assists in planning and coordinating special children's programs such as Summer Reading Program, annual Performer's Showcase, annual bookmark contest, collaborative programs and other outreach programs; prepares book lists for special programs, prepares resource materials for use by field staff; assists in the training of staff in programming and hiring performers; monitors children's programming budget.

Conducts individual and group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources.

Researches and identifies grant programs, writes funding applications and assists in coordinating activities of a grant program.

Maintains records and prepares reports or grant proposals, as directed.

Implements policies and procedures.

Serves on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training.

Acts in-charge of one or more community libraries as needed.

 

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university - AND - One year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian II in charge of a Group IV level or equivalent size community library or performing specialized professional library work - or - two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Librarian I performing professional library work.

PHYSICAL CLASS III - MODERATE:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds

LICENSE:
A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Librarian II in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Has immediate charge of a Group IV level community library or performs specialized professional library work.

Librarian I in the service of Los Angeles County is defined as: Performs professional library work.

*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.  If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to baldana@library.lacounty.gov or fax to (562) 940-4155.  Please include exam number and exam title.

The institution must be accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).  A list of ALA accredited programs are available on the ALA website at:
http://www.ala.org/accreditedprograms/directory

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working with Native American communities. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number and approximate dates of where you acquired the job experiences.

Experience and knowledge of current trends in Native American communities. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number, approximate dates and describe which function(s) you performed and in what capacity.

Experience with Native American communities in the development of Library resources, materials and exhibits. List the position title, employer, supervisor name and phone number and approximate dates of where you acquired the job experiences.

 

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of two parts:
 
Part 1: An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 25%. Each candidate's background will be evaluated on the basis of information provided on his/her County of Los Angeles Employment Application that pertains to the areas of Minimum Requirements and Desirable
Qualifications to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for this position.

Part 2:  An interview weighted 75% which will assess knowledge and understanding, adaptability, problem solving, interpersonal and public relations, oral communication and supervisory abilities to perform the duties of the position.
 
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination to be added on the eligible list.
 
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an as received basis.  The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: 
Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights and weekends.

BACKGROUND CHECKS:
Candidates appointed to Public Library positions are fingerprinted and are subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice. Job-related convictions as defined by County Policy may result in discharge or disqualification from employment with the Public Library.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible list will be used to fill a vacancy at the Huntington Park Public Library, American Indian Resource Center.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application completely.  Applications must be filed online only.  Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, fax or in person will NOT be accepted.  Any required documents must be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting.  You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements.  Fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience in the space provided.  For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned.  If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.  All information and records are subject to verification.
IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All information included in the application is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Bulletin serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements.  Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.  

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact Name:  Barbara Aldana
Department Contact Phone:  (562) 940-8434
Department Contact Email:  baldana@library.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone:  (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:  (562) 940-4155
ADA Coordinator Email:  sfowler@library.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone:  (562) 940-8477

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