Friday, September 24, 2010

Library Specialist

LIBRARY SPECIALIST – Contra Costa County Library
Monthly Salary Range: $4,609 - $5,886
Contra Costa County Library in Northern California seeks to fill two (2) full time positions with enthusiastic, collegial, and service-orientated professionals.  Those selected will play a lead role in providing high quality library services in an innovative setting.  The Library is looking for team players who will contribute to a technologically progressive organization and help implement the goals, objectives and strategies of an ambitious strategic plan.  The vacancies to be filled are located in San Ramon, California at the Dougherty Station Library and in Lafayette, California at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
The Dougherty Station Library is a joint-use public and community college library operated through a partnership between Contra Costa County, Diablo Valley College and the City of San Ramon.  The goals of the Library are to support information needs as determined by the goals and objectives of each institution; develop collections, provide convenient access to them, and assist and instruct in their use; extend accessibility to information resources through participation in area, state, and national library networks; offer programs of interest to the service population; and provide an environment conducive to leisure reading, study and research.  The Library Specialist – Dougherty Station Library will act as a specialist developing library services to support College students and faculty.
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center opened in 2009 and is home to the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, a first-ever collaboration among 12 high profile arts, education and cultural organizations that turns the Library into a regional resource of collaborative learning workshops, exhibits, lectures, films and discovery centers.  Consortium members include Chabot Space and Science Center, U.C. Lawrence Hall of Science, California Shakespeare Theater, and John Muir Health.  The successful candidate in this position will act as a specialist in support of the innovative partnership promoting the resources of Bay Area cultural, science and educational organizations as well as planning and managing dynamic collections and services for adults in the Lafayette community.
The employment list established from this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.

·    License Required: Possession of a Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
·    Education: Possession of a graduate degree from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.
·    Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional library experience.


Applicants are asked to submit a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire online at   Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire.  For more information e-mail or call (925) 646-6423.

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