Senior Library Technician
City of Beverly Hills, CA - Beverly Hills, CA

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Performs a wide variety of complex and difficult paraprofessional library work; recruits, develops and trains subordinate staff and volunteers; works actively in the community to develop support for library programs and services; responsible for a unit of library services.

Major Duties:

• Supervises a unit of library services which can include: literacy services, copy cataloging, database maintenance, acquisitions or other unit of library service.
• Schedules and monitors unit personnel and work flow for daily operations; assesses deadlines; makes and monitors the work assignments of others accordingly.
• Recruits, hires, trains, coordinates, assists, instructs, and evaluates subordinate staff and volunteers.
• Prepares original training materials for subordinate staff and volunteers.
• Monitors budgets and expenditures for the unit’s program budget, for grants, and for donations from the Friends of the Library and other community organizations.
• Prepares grant applications and proposals as necessary.
• Maintains payroll records to include assuring number of hours worked are documented correctly, calculating totals, and making adjustments.
• Makes public presentations regarding library programs and services.
• Represents the Library at public, professional and community meetings.
• Monitors and evaluates library programs and services for efficiency and customer satisfaction.
• Monitors contracts with vendors to ensure quality control of product supplied.
• Monitors the Innovative database for accuracy; proofreads online input done by subordinate staff; conducts quality control evaluations of data base; performs final quality control check before new materials are released to the public.
• Performs duties of Librarian III when assigned.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts degree including or supplemented by courses in library sciences or a related field and three years of experience performing paraprofessional library work in a public library, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of standard library procedures of complex nature including circulation, cataloging, literacy training materials and software, bibliographic search procedures, and the use of a variety of reference sources.
• Knowledge of City organization, regulations and procedures.
• Knowledge of types and uses of materials in the library collections.
• Knowledge of library terminology and record-keeping methods.
• Knowledge of standard accounting principles.
• Knowledge of municipal purchasing policies and practices.
• Knowledge of the publishing industry, including the publishing of serials.
• Skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying a body of technical information beyond normal department policies and procedures.
• Skill in locating books and materials.
• Skill in public presentation and public speaking.
• Skill in understanding facilities maintenance.