Librarian I

The Mobile County Personnel Board is currently accepting online applications for LIBRARIAN I on a continuous basis.

Once the Personnel Board creates the LIBRARIAN I list, it will be valid for one year and Mobile Public Library will use the list throughout the year to fill vacancies.

You may access the online job announcement and apply at the Mobile County Personnel Board Job Opportunities page.

Kind of Work

This is professional library work over a major sub-function of the library.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Develops, maintains, and presents one or more prominent collections in the main library or a branch library.

Provides in-depth reference service and specializes in reader guidance for assigned collections.

Organizes and catalogs items for the local history collection and participates in research and development of history materials.

Acts as second in charge of a branch library or main library section.

Discusses collection needs with users, educators, community leaders and organizations.

Promotes use of library collection resources through community contacts and preparation of topical bibliographies for general and selective dissemination.

Develops and conducts special programs for adults, children and special interest groups.

Assists library patrons in the selection and location of books and other materials.

Performs circulation duties.

Supervises assigned personnel.

Supervises maintenance and custodial activities.

Supervises the security of assigned facilities.

Develops and implements programs for children and youth as assigned.

Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Attainment of a minimum of a master's degree from a recognized college or university in library science or a related field.  

Essential Requirements of the Work

Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices.

Thorough professional knowledge of reader interest levels, books and authors.

Ability to plan and direct a specialized library service.

Ability to locate obscure and specialized material from non-standard sources.

Ability to supervise the work of a sub-professional staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library patrons.  

Distinguishing Features of the Work

An employee in this class is responsible for the development and administration of a sub-collection or a major segment of an in-depth reference collection.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a librarian of higher classification, and supervision is exercised over Library Associates, Historian Associates and clerical and sub-professional employees.  Advanced difficulty of work assignments requiring responsible exercise of professional expertise distinguishes this class from that of Library Associate.

Working Test Period (WTP)

1 year

Open Until Filled