Librarian Specialist

County Of Contra Costa, California Martinez , CA 94553

Posted 1 week ago

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local One
4% Cost of Living Adjustment effective July 1, 2019

Are you a highly specialized library professional seeking a new opportunity to make the most out of your career? Then this is an opportunity you will not want to miss! There is one Librarian Specialist opening for a dedicated, innovative, and highly skilled professional splitting their time between the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility and John A. Davis Juvenile Hall. The individual selected will play a vital lead role in providing high quality library services in a secure environment working with a unique and special population of enthusiastic young adults. This is a rare and rewarding opportunity to work with at-risk youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility. You will be in a position that has a distinct and positive influence on youth, many of whom have never been exposed to libraries or reading for pleasure.

The list created from this examination may also be used to fill other Librarian Specialist vacancies if they arise.

Join Contra Costa County Library in its mission to inspire the citizens of the County to work together, spark imagination, fuel potential, and bring people and ideas together.

This job is for you if you are:

  • A professional who inspires an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming input to develop the highest quality output

  • An individual who loves reading and developing Library programming for teens

  • One who has a passion for educational technology and the latest trends and developments in the Library field

  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated, lifelong learner

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for one year. Typical Tasks

  • Answers information requests and advises readers on use of collections and services

  • Develops and maintains specialized collections

  • Collaborates with other library specialists and departmental staff to provide an integrated program of library services

  • Gives presentations before community and staff groups

  • Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates departmental approved projects

  • Provides reader's advisory services

  • Instructs patrons on the use of library services and technologies

  • Develops and provides solutions for staff training

  • Compiles and analyzes statistics and prepares reports of unit activities and operations

  • Keeps current with, and provides recommendations on, emerging trends and technologies

  • May provide library course-related instruction, curriculum development, reference assistance, and collection development to community college students and faculty

  • May plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate projects and activities related to electronic and online resources in all formats, including the Library catalog, internet resources, online library database resources, the Library's internet and intranet presence, and local community information

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional library experience.

Selection Process

  • Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

  • Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

  • Taining and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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