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Librarian I (Discovery Space/ Children’s Museum)

Position Description

Librarian I (Multiple Divisions)
Salary $4,308.00 – $5,810.00 Monthly
Location Biane Library – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Job Type Full Time
Department Library Admin
Job Number 2022-48C
Closing Continuous

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staff force, known as Team RC, embodies a culture of innovation and collaboration. We believe that our employees are the best representation of our values and we strive to be on the cutting edge of diversity, inclusion, and technology.

When you join Team RC, whether you’re front-and-center or behind-the-scenes, you can rest assured that your work makes an impact in the community you serve. Our enthusiasm for public service and our commitment to continuous learning helps Team RC focus on what really matters…service and people.
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Librarian I (Multiple Divisions) description image
The Library is recruiting for three full-time Librarian I positions to assist in the following service areas: Children’s and Family Services, Collection Development, and Second Story and Beyond® Children’s Discovery Space.

This position might be perfect for you if:

You have a passion for working with the community and believe that libraries Ignite Curiosity, Transform Lives, and Create Community!
You enjoy working with people of all ages, meeting new people, and building community relationships.
You have a strong commitment to excellent customer service.
You are a great listener, have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
You enjoy working as part of a high-functioning and dynamic team.
You enjoy thinking outside of the box and thrive in environments where creativity, flexibility, and the ability to multi-task are highly desired.
You want to help improve the quality of life for those living in the City of Rancho Cucamonga and beyond.
You’ll be responsible for:

Candidates may be considered for one or all of the Librarian I positions based on their interests, education, and experience: Children’s and Family Services, Collection Development, and Second Story and Beyond® Children’s Discovery Space.

All Librarian I positions will:
Provide excellent customer service at library service desks.
Connect guests with information, library materials, technology, and resources in both print and electronic formats.
Contribute to creating a welcoming and enjoyable space for community members of all ages.
Help to create and maintain a safe Library space by acting as a designated “Person in Charge” and utilizing the Library’s policies and Code of Conduct.
Develop and deliver training to library staff.
Play a role in creating a thriving and supportive workspace as outlined in the Library’s Team Culture guidelines.

Children’s and Family Services:
Assist the Head of Children’s Services and the Children’s Services Supervisor with day-to-day operations of the Children’s and Family Services Division.
Supervise Children’s and Family Services support staff and volunteers.
Work collaboratively to develop and maintain the children’s materials collection.
Participate in the development, planning, and execution of quality programs and events including, but not limited to storytimes, large-scale and special events, and reading programs.

Collection Development:
Work collaboratively with the Collection Development Supervisor to carry out the Library’s collection development functions including selection, processing, receiving, and discarding/weeding to ensure high-quality, up-to-date library materials are available to the public.
Serve as Lead Cataloger and perform all aspects of materials cataloging, including original and copy cataloging; interpreting and applying Library of Congress subject headings, Dewey Decimal System, AACR2, RDA, MARC 21 and OCLC manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials; loading and manipulating MARC record files; maintaining authority records and performing needed authority work in the database; and planning and carrying out reorganization and data clean-up projects.
Provide collection development, reader’s advisory, and cataloging guidance and support to other library divisions.
Troubleshoot, collaborate, and communicate with vendors.

Second Story and Beyond®(SSAB) Children’s Discovery Space:
Assist the Head of Museum Services with day-to-day operations of the discovery space. Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Exceptional attention to detail & multi-tasking.
Onboard, train, supervise, support, and evaluate the work performance of Second Story and Beyond® service staff and volunteers. Inspire staff and volunteers with best practices for play, hands-on learning, educational programming, early childhood development, customer service, and more.
Assist with guest services, programs, contract classes, rentals, school tours, and ticket sales, actively promoting admissions and memberships.
Work collaboratively to develop and maintain the Second Story and Beyond® space which may include and but not limited to programming, exhibit development similar to those found in a children’s museum, preparation of guest spaces, marketing, materials collection, and maintaining public health standards. Ability to communicate the benefits of play and educational aspects to visitors.
For more information on these opportunities please visit the job description here.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Screening: First review for Collection Development – Saturday, October 29, 2022
First review for Children’s Services – Monday, November 7, 2022
First review Second Story & Beyond – Monday, November 14, 2022

Panel Interview (virtual):
Collection Development – Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Children’s Services – Thursday, November 17, 2022
Second Story & Beyond – Thursday, December 1, 2022
**All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the personnel officer**

Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an American Library Association-accredited college with a Master’s degree in Library Science or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; basic reference methods; principles and techniques used in bibliographic research; current library technology. Ability to analyze community needs and recommend plans for modifying or extending library services; use a microcomputer to search for information and to tie into network sources from other library systems; locate information on and instruct patrons in the use of CD-ROMs; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals to promote library programs and meet patron needs; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Frequent standing and sitting. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of items weighing up to twenty-five pounds such as files, stacks of paper, reference books and boxes of book shipments and other materials. Moving from place to place within the office; some reaching for items above and below desk level. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal frequently and for periods of one hour or more.

Generally clean work environment with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, odors or noise. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

All applicants are required to apply online at This recruitment is open until filled or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Please see the above timeline for additional information.

Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. Resumes may be attached to the completed application form as supplemental information but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the City will be invited to compete further in the examination process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain, candidates, until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of the City. The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to:

Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
Pass a pre-employment medical exam,
Pass a reference and background verification. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.
Degree verification
To best serve the needs of the community and to help resume programming and services, the City of Rancho Cucamonga has implemented a vaccination policy for new employees.
Effective with recruitments beginning on or after June 15, 2021, newly hired employees will be required to have completed their COVID-19 vaccination(s) in order to start work with the City of Rancho Cucamonga. In order to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, program participants, and the public the City has determined that the vaccination of new employees is a business necessity to reduce the direct threat of COVID-19.

If presented with a conditional offer of employment (COE), candidates will be required to furnish documentation to show they have received a COVID-19 vaccine(s) and are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after final dose). Candidates offered a COE and not yet vaccinated will be provided with a location to be vaccinated at no cost. Candidates may request a medical or religious accommodation to the vaccination requirement. Please contact the Human Resources at (909) 774-2436 or email at for direct requests for accommodation.

If hired, candidate will be required to complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America and furnish proof certifying legal authorization to work in the United States.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga Participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In accordance, the City will provide the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government’s online employment eligibility verification system, please visit

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In addition, the City of Rancho Cucamonga abides by a nepotism policy that may preclude you from being hired if the City employs a relative. The City of Rancho Cucamonga makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources. For information on Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, please click here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). There is a no smoking policy in effect in all City Offices and vehicles. Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at Applicants may wish to visit the City’s official website at for more information.

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