Librarian I (Permanent Part-Time)

Final Filing Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Hourly Pay Range: $27.93-$34.89. In addition, the City of Arcadia offers a monthly benefit allowance of $536.

The Position:

This is a part-time, at-will position with benefits. The City of Arcadia is offering a rewarding opportunity to an enthusiastic, motivated and service-oriented Librarian I to perform a full range of complex tasks and support various sections of the library. The Librarian I will actively assist library patrons with finding and using library resources; plan and implement programs, and demonstrate exceptional teamwork, flexibility, and have strong commitment to providing quality customer service.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide general and specialized reference, reader’s advisory, referral, and information services to patrons in person, by mail, social media, e-mail, chat, and over the telephone.
  • Aid and instruct patrons in the selection of materials, collections and resources, as well as locating appropriate information sources.
  • Teach a variety of basic, new and emerging technology literacy classes for the public; frequently use technology in daily duties to support patrons with new software, hardware, and mobile devices.
  • Responsible for assigned collection development, maintenance, and evaluation. Exercise professional judgement to identify, evaluate, and select library materials in a variety of formats.
  • Plan, schedule, and publicize library programs, exhibits, and events for children, youth and adults.
  • Conduct community outreach including presentations at local schools.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services in the assigned areas of reference, children’s services, or technical services.
  • May exercise supervision over technical, clerical, and volunteer staff; perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Demonstrate ability to originate, provide, and implement creative ideas and concepts for a variety of programs, services, and collections in alignment the Library’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Exercise good judgment and problem solving skills, with a strong work ethic.
  • Be team-oriented, courteous, and have an accessible demeanor with leadership, colleagues, and the public.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic passion for customer service and a strong commitment to serving the community.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Be forward thinking, receptive to a changing community and open to trying new and different programs and services to best serve the community.

The current opening is in Adult Services: The eligibility list created from this recruitment may be used to fill full-time and permanent part-time vacancies in Adult & Teen Services, Technical Services, and Children’s Services within the next 12 months.

For a complete description of this position, please visit the City’s Job Description page. To view the benefit details for this position, please click here: Benefits Summary.


Experience: Some experience working in a library is desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is highly desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.

Special Requirements: Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and lift, carry, push, and pull 20 – 30 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.

The Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed and those candidates who possess the most applicable experience and training will be invited to continue in the examination process. The selection process may consist of: Application Evaluation (Qualifying) and Oral Interview (100%). The City reserves the right to limit the number of interviews conducted. The interview score determines the ranking on the eligibility list and remains in effect for one year. A pre-employment background and medical examination are additional requirements for hire. Failure in either of these areas will result in removal from the recruitment process. Please Note: If you have a disability that may require an accommodation in the selection process, please notify Human Resources in writing when you submit your application.

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