Library Associate (PART-TIME)

City of Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Posted 1 month ago
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The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to the community.

This is a part-time position. The incumbent will work up to 19 hours per week. Work schedule may include afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Bilingual pay is an additional $1.01/hour, if applicable.

Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To

Assist library patrons in the effective use of Library collections, facilities and services. Respond to moderately difficult research, reference questions. Assist Librarians in reviewing and evaluating literature in specialized fields of knowledge for purchase by the Library. Assists with collection development and maintenance. Assists with outreach activities and with press releases, flyers and brochures. Assists with planning, preparing, promoting, and conducting a wide variety of library programs in a diverse community. Assists with or conducts library tours for schools, parents, and community groups. Visits schools and other community centers to provide and promote library programs and services. Assists with planning and preparing bibliographies and displays to inform and promote participation in library programs. Gather statistics and write routine reports. Refers more difficult problems concerning section or unit procedures and policies to the appropriate staff member. Participates cooperatively in work team activities and performs other related functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience in a library system, archives or special collections setting, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the following knowledge and abilities below.

Knowledge of: principles, practices, methods and materials of modern public library systems; standard reference materials/methods; principles and techniques of classifying and cataloging and methods of library automation; popular authors and titles, literature, and current reading trends; basic use of office equipment, computers and printers, Windows environment, other software applications, Internet and database searching techniques, and the usage of technology in libraries.

Ability to: communicate effectively with different age groups; analyze data and write reports; assist with planning, organizing and overseeing program activities; assist with developing and refining procedures; perform simple computer troubleshooting tasks when necessary; maintain effective working relationships with the public, volunteers, and other employees.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week including mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends.

Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish or Vietnamese is highly desirable. Selection Process

All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form and answer the supplemental questionnaire online.Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of an original application.

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The Human Resources Department and the Library will review all applications and those candidates who possess the most pertinent qualifications will be invited for an oral interview by the hiring agency. If you have any questions, please call Lupita Arroyo at (714) 647-5283.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodations.

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