LIBRARIAN I (SPANISH SPEAKING) 0815
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs professional-level librarian duties in one or more areas of a public library utilizing both English and Spanish. Supervision may be exercised over nonprofessional staff, and the incumbent may participate in the training of Librarian Trainees. The work is reviewed by a higher-level librarian or administrator through conferences, reports and observation. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Provides advisory and guidance services to library patrons in both Spanish and English;
Provides library informational, reference and referral services both in Spanish and English;
Performs routine cataloging and classification of library materials;
Provides basic technology assistance to library patrons;
Compiles bibliographies in both Spanish and English; selects or assists in the selection of books and other library materials;
Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, story and picture book hours, and liaison activities with community groups in both Spanish and English;
Prepares library exhibits, displays and publicity materials for library programs in both Spanish and English;
May supervise the work of nonprofessional staff and participate in the training of Librarian Trainees;
Attends conferences, workshops and in-service training sessions to keep informed of professional developments.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good command of Spanish as well as English; good knowledge of modern public library organization, materials, methods and services; good knowledge of the employing library's policies and procedures; good knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; good knowledge of the needs and makeup of the library district's population; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, library patrons, members of professional library organizations and community groups; ability and willingness to participate in cultural and intellectual activities of the community; ability to provide basic technology assistance to library patrons; ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing; courtesy; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the New York State Education Department; or,
B) A valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of appointment and possession of the certificate within 26 weeks of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid certification throughout their employment in this title.
There will be a qualifying Spanish language examination.