Librarian I/Bookmobile Driver


May 26, 2015

Librarian I/Bookmobile Driver

Box Elder County has an opening for a full-time Librarian I/Bookmobile Driver. The Librarian I operates a 65-foot tractor-trailer Bookmobile vehicle to provide library services to assigned areas; applies library science principles and practices to assist with patrons, programs and services by performing defined and recurring library science tasks in a general or specialized setting; uses computers, software, scanners, printers and internet based technologies to assist in daily library duties; provides and coordinates bookmobile library services throughout a designated area of the county and meet with community members in this area to ensure quality library service is provided.  The Librarian I will interact with library patrons of all ages and interests in a professional, respectful and helpful manner.

Those interested in this position must have a State of Utah Class A Commercial Driver License and have a clean driving record.  Applicants must pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.  Must demonstrate proficiency with internet-based research and computer software programs.

Interested parties should submit an application to Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015.  Applications can be obtained at www.boxeldercounty.org.


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CLASS TITLE:            
Librarian I

DEPARTMENT:           Bookmobile                

EFFECTIVE DATE:      May 2015

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Operate a 65-foot tractor-trailer Bookmobile vehicle to provide library services to assigned areas.

 

Apply library science principles and practices to assist with patrons, programs and services by performing defined and recurring library science tasks in a general or specialized setting. 

 

Use computers, software, scanners, printers and internet based technologies to assist in daily library duties.

 

Provide and coordinate bookmobile library services throughout a designated area of the county and meet with community members in this area to ensure quality library service is provided.  Will interact with library patrons of all ages and interests in a professional, respectful and helpful manner.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the supervision of the Librarian II.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Supervises visitors as necessary, to ensure a welcoming, safe and non-threatening environment for all patrons to the Bookmobile library.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

 

Librarian I will:

 

Operate a 65-foot tractor-trailer vehicle safely in all weather condition and within close proximity to schools and neighborhoods.

 

Process library materials and perform other related duties.

 

Perform library reference work.

 

Enter patron data into a computer system and retrieve, correct, or delete previously entered data.

 

Provide library services; coordinate services within assigned region; meet with local community members concerning library services. 

 

Perform research activities by utilizing computer software to obtain and manipulate data.

 

Receive, research and respond to incoming questions or complaints; provide information, explain policy and procedures, and/or facilitate a resolution.

 

Other tasks as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

            1.         Education and Experience:

 

 

  1. Must possess a State of Utah Class A Commercial Driver License.

 

  1. Must have a clean State of Utah Driving Record.

 

  1. Must pass an extensive criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

 

  1. Must demonstrate proficiency with internet-based research and computer software programs. 

 

 

            2.  Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities

 

New hire will be expected to perform daily vehicle safety checks and be responsible for the safe operation of the Bookmobile in varied conditions.

 

 

New hire will be expected to learn principles, theories, and practices of library science; library general and/or reference materials; libraries and utilization methods to include categorization/ classification methods and how to store and retrieve books, documents and materials; research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information; use reference indexes and information guides to file and retrieve library materials.

 

 

New hire must be able to deal with people, especially young children, in crowded numbers in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally; communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely; read and understand information presented in writing; provide assistance to others; provide technical assistance to users.

 

Must be able to operate with and maintain established schedules punctually.

 

Must be able to use computer database software; correctly follow instructions; use automated software applications; find, gather, and collect information or data; coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s); operate scanning and printing equipment; and act as an intermediate agent to help to resolve differences, conflicts or complaints.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and/or hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms repeatedly above the head and below the knees; repeatedly stooping or kneeling, climbing and balancing on stairs and steps. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is required to visually and audibly differentiate signals and tones from computer equipment from background stimuli.  

 

These physical requirements include those normally required in a public reception office and driving environment with lifting not to exceed 25 pounds.

 

These physical requirements may include Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must have a valid class A Commercial driver’s license.

 

SELECTION GUIDELINES

 

Formal application; rating of training and experience; successful reference and background check; verification of driving skills; computer use, etc.  Interview and final selection will be the responsibility of the Library Director.