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LA County Library
Los Angeles, California, United States
11 days ago

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THE COUNTY

With a population of more than 10 million people and 88 cities, Los Angeles County has more residents than any county in the nation. The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors who are elected on a nonpartisan basis and serve four year terms. As the governing body, the Board of Supervisors serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. The County employs nearly 112,000 full time personnel to serve its diverse population.

Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2019, the County has an annual budget in excess of $30 billion with 35 major administrative units or departments serving the needs of the County’s residents.

THE LIBRARY

LA County Library, established in 1912 under the County Free Library

Act, is a special fund department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computers and internet access and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents through its 85 libraries and mobile fleet of vehicles. LA County library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing equity and access to public services for all. LA County Library is a beacon for access, advancement, and inclusivity. The Library has expanded its offerings to align with the organization’s strategic pillars of focus: Economic, Literacy, Prevention, and Diversion. These pillars serve as the foundation to critical offerings, which include resources for struggling parents, career and professional development for jobseekers and business owners, laptop and hotspot lending and free Wi-Fi for underserved communities, and literacy programs for all.

LA County Library seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. The library fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness, so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

LA County Library continues to grow and change in the 21st century, realizing its strategic initiatives:

  • Tell the library story
  • Affirm the library as a center for learning
  • Expand and support the digital library
  • Support and cultivate the community’s creativity• Develop the library as a center for community engagement
  • Develop a staff prepared for the future.

The Library provides platforms for both traditional learning and unexpected collisions of creativity. We continue to expand services both inside and outside the library walls, nurturing community imagination and increasing opportunities for all.

In January 2019, Library Director Skye Patrick was named Librarian of the

Year by Library Journal, one of the most established industry publications.

Under her leadership, the Library has also won the Library Journal 2018Marketer of the Year award and 2019 Library of the Year award, in addition to being named a finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal in 2018 and 2019.

THE POSITION

LA County Library is seeking a Librarian III to lead its Black Resource Center at AC Bilbrew Library. Under the direction of Education and Engagement and Adult Services, the Black Resource Center Librarian III provides expertise and guidance in overseeing the Black Resource Center and serving the informational and educational needs of Black and African Americans and the larger population. This role is essential in supporting the research and study on social, historical, and cultural aspects unique to the Black and African American experience, in addition to the development and execution of unique programs and activities. This position provides candidates an exciting opportunity to help lead the Library’s efforts in lifting up the experiences, voices, and history of Black and African Americans with the greater LA County community. In addition to providing oversight of the Black Resource Center, this position will play a critical role in supporting LA County Library’s participation in LA County’s Anti-Racism, Diversity, & Inclusion (ARDI) Initiative. Qualifications desired for this position include passion and understanding of issues impacting the Black and African American communities and the resources that would help serve these communities and the greater population, strong project management and programming skills, experience in budgeting, supervision, and community outreach.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Directs a library resource center with a specialized collection comprised of ethnic, cultural, economic, or public service print and non-print library materials, specifically resources, materials, and exhibits related to the African American and Black communities. Works closely with Education and Engagement and Adult Services in providing the leadership and expertise in overseeing the Black Resource Center located at AC Bilbrew Library.
  • Oversees responsible spending of the Black Resource Center’s budget to support its resource allocation, strategic planning, and execution of programs and activities. Maintains the Black Resource Center collection to keep it relevant including the purchase of new and review of donated material.
  • Identifies new programs and/or opportunities to expand outreach and/or collaborate with Library, other County Departments, and community-based organizations for the Black Resource Center.
  • Works with African American and Black communities and maintains knowledge of current trends.
  • Plans and provides specialized reference services pertaining to the center’s collection for customers throughout the library, including researchers, the public, front-line staff, and Executive Committee.
  • Performs outreach to the community served by the special collection and plans in-person and virtual events for all ages to highlight the collection and meet the needs of the community.
  • Interprets and implements library policy and procedures to staff and to customers.
  • Analyzes customer needs in order to provide responsive library services.
  • Serves as a liaison with local officials, groups, and agencies; coordinates the activities of volunteer groups; and maintains a safe, clean, and orderly facility.
  • Conducts individual and may conduct group instruction in the proper use of Library technology and resources.
  • Researches and identifies grant programs, write funding applications and assist in coordinating activities of a grant program.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports or grant proposals, as directed. Serves on committees to develop programs, policies, procedures, and training and provides support for both the County’s Antiracism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (ARDI) and the Library’s equity initiative, iCount at the Library.
  • Drafts and presents presentations for local and national audiences, as well as presentations for staff training and orientations.
  • Advises Senior Management on recommendations for programs and services that address the needs of LA County’s Black residents.
  • Supervises and demonstrates the ability to successfully plan, organize and implement assigned responsibilities for staff assigned to the Black Resource Center.
  • Develops data collection tools and make program recommendations utilizing these tools.
  • Acts in charge of one or more community libraries, as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Option I: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* AND one(1) year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County’s class of Librarian II** in charge of a Group IV*** level or equivalent size community library or performing specialized professional library work.

Option II: A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university* AND two (2) years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County’s class of Librarian I**** performing professional library work.

LICENSE(S) REQUIRED

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate

This class requires that the incumbent stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

*In order to receive credit for a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing. If you are unable to attach the required document, you must email to mandrade@library.lacounty. gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. Please reference your name, the exam title and exam number.

**For a full description of LA County’s Librarian II classification, refer to class specification 8335.

***A Group IV level community library is defined as having a ranking total of 401 to 700 and ranked 60 or above in at least 3 of the major operational factors according to the Library Grouping System.

****For a full description of LA County’s Librarian I classification, refer to class specification 8334.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 64944877
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Position Title: Librarian III
  • Company Name For Job: LA County Library
  • Job Function: Adult Services
  • Salary: $70,105.00 - $94,477.00 (Yearly Salary)

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