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Part-Time Adult Reference Librarian
Part-Time Paging Staff Position

 

Part-Time Adult Reference Librarian

SUMMARY

The Mill Valley Public Library is looking for an industrious self-starter to work part-time at the Adult Reference desk. We are seeking a high-energy service-oriented individual who is excited about working with the public. Applicants should be available to work weekend and evening hours and have the flexibility to work additional hours when needed.

There is also the possibility to gain diverse, cross-departmental experience in a public library. The ideal candidate will be a quick-study interested in gaining a broad base of skills and experiences. Additional qualities that will be important to succeed in this environment include creativity, a love of reading, self-directed behavior, openness to change, and the ability to quickly learn new responsibilities. The Library values an open, innovative environment. It is committed to providing exceptional service to its patrons, and its employees embrace this philosophy. Candidates who share in this philosophy are encouraged to apply.

ESTIMATED HOURS

Current open shifts include one Saturday (10-5) and one Sunday (1-5) per month; with sub shifts it would average approximately 5-10 hours per week. Candidates with a very flexible schedule, including the ability to work weekends, will be given special consideration.

Closing date: This position will remain open until filled.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work cooperatively with library staff
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A very flexible schedule
  • Ability to learn new procedures and follow written and oral instructions

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL

  • Be working toward, or have a Master's in Library Science (MLS or MLIS).
  • Have knowledge of Innovative or other integrated library automation system
  • Have an interest in digital pursuits, e.g. graphic design, digital archiving, web site design, and familiarity with a variety of software and applications

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Send a cover letter and resume by email to: cbrancoli@cityofmillvalley.org with a subject line of RESUME

The City of Mill Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability. Accommodations for testing for persons with a disability are available upon request.

This position requires the ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry boxes of books weighing up to 50 pounds; mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend to place and remove books from high book shelves up to 80 inches above floor level or from low book shelves up to 2 inches above floor level


 

POSITION: PART-TIME PAGING STAFF

Mill Valley Public Library is looking for an industrious and detail-oriented individual with a flexible schedule to perform part-time paging services. Typical duties may include but are not limited to general paging functions, e.g., shelving books, emptying book drops, keeping the stacks organized and assisting in the routine functions of preparing the library for daily opening and closing.

 

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF HOURS:

3 – 8 hours per week initially. Pages available to work evenings, weekends and cover shifts on short notice will be able to increase their hours. Typically, successful pages are able to pick up additional regular shifts within the first six months.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to accurately order items alphabetically and numerically
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively with library staff
  • Ability to learn new procedures and follow written and oral instructions
  • Lift, push, pull and/or carry boxes of books weighing up to 50 pounds; mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend to place and remove books from high book shelves up to 80 inches above floor level or from low book shelves up to 2 inches above floor level

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system
  • An interest in books and libraries 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Drop off, email, or post a cover letter and resume, or a City of Mill Valley job application to: Shannon Jones, Circulation Supervisor, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 (sjones@cityofmillvalley.org). Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will receive a reply.

The City of Mill Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability. Accommodations for testing for persons with a disability are available upon request.

 

THE LIBRARY

The Library is nestled among the Redwoods in an award-winning building and reflects the diverse intellectual and recreational interests of the community. Built in 1966, the 27,000 sq. ft. building contains hand-crafted furniture by Art Carpenter and many original works of fine art including oil-on-canvas works by Ray Strong and Ludmilla Welch. The Library has a per capita expenditure of $160.36 and a collection of 115, 500 items. It serves a city population of 14,000 and an unincorporated area of 15,000. There are 11.5 FTE and close to 25 part-time employees. The building features a deck overlooking a park with a creek and redwood groves, a wood-burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows. In 1998 a 9,000 sq ft. addition allowed expansion of the Children’s Room and Fiction Room. The Library’s History Room houses original source materials on many aspects of life in Mill Valley. The Library is part of the MARINet consortium, sharing an OPAC and other resources with six other library jurisdictions within Marin County. It has an annual budget of nearly $2 million, and receives generous additional support from the Mill Valley Library Foundation & Friends for materials and programming. The Library has an advisory Board of Trustees appointed by the City Council. The Library also works closely with the Mill Valley Historical Society.


Closing date: This position will remain open until filled.

Last updated: 10/1/2014 11:35:13 AM