LIBRARIAN I (CHILDREN’S SERVICES/SPANISH SPEAKING) 0819
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs professional-level librarian duties in the Children’s Services area 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 children/caregivers in both Spanish and English;
Provides library informational, reference and referral services in both Spanish and English to Children’s Services library patrons;
Provides basic technology assistance to library patrons;
Performs routine cataloging and classification of library materials used in Children’s Services;
Compiles bibliographies in both Spanish and English; selects or assists in the selection of books and other library materials for children;
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 focused on children and children’s 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 children’s literature and children’s 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 conduct literature based children’s programs and activities for children and caregivers; ability to work effectively with children and caregivers; 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 youth 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, including or supplemented by a minimum of twelve (12) credits of course work in children’s services, with at least three (3) credits in children’s literature, or a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and a minimum of twelve (12) credits of course work in children’s services, including at least three (3) credits in children’s literature; or,
b) A Master’s Degree in Library Science 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 a valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate and one (1) year of experience as a professional librarian working in the Children’s Services area of a library; or,
NOTE: Professional experience is defined as experience gained after being awarded a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
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.