The City of Monrovia is engaged in an exciting process of renewal to enhance its position as one of the premier municipalities in the nation. We are looking for a unique and special individual to join our team as the Library Associate (Part-Time) in the Community Services Department. The ideal candidate is anything but ordinary – in fact, we are looking for the extraordinary! Ask yourself....
Does the idea of changing the world that is Monrovia for the better intrigue you?
Do you have a passion for excellence, a commitment to best practices and a desire to join a fast-paced and dynamic full-service organization?
Are you a highly energetic, motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker who gets excited at the thought of continual improvement?
Do you want to be a part of a flexible, innovative and results-oriented organization?
Are you someone who strives for excellence and desires to be part of a team looking to create an enduringly great municipal organization?
Are you willing to put the greatness of the Monrovia organization ahead of your own personal ambitions?
Are you someone who believes in treating people the right way, doing things the right way and doing the right thing?
If you answered YES to these questions, then you will want to consider this outstanding professional opportunity to work for the City of Monrovia!
THE CITY OF MONROVIA Located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles and nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia is home to nearly 40,000 active and engaged residents who enjoy a premier quality of life in a dynamic City that blends small-town charm with big-city amenities. Monrovia's California heritage can be seen in its tree-lined streets, historic buildings and award-winning downtown, all of which are balanced by a vibrant high-tech/manufacturing economy, outstanding recreation options, superb schools, tremendous shopping and dining options, and first-class cultural opportunities. These factors combine to make Monrovia an extraordinary place.
THE CITY ORGANIZATION Monrovia is a general-law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The five-member City Council appoints the City Manager who is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the City organization. The City Manager leads a full-time staff of 250 and a part-time staff of 100 employees while administering a Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget of $136 million.
Monrovia is a full-service municipality that coordinates its operations through seven departments: the City Manager's Office, Administrative Services Department, Public Works Department, Community Services Department, Community Development Department, Police Department and Fire Department. Unique among California cities its size, Monrovia operates its own water system and library.
COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT The Community Services Department takes pride in setting high standards of excellence for their programs and community services for youth, adults, seniors, and families to promote healthy lifestyles and improve the quality of life. The department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by providing positive recreation and leisure opportunities for people of all ages. This is achieved by encouraging citizen involvement and developing cultural harmony and it will be supported by commitment to building and maintaining community partnerships and by responding to community needs.
This is a uniquely exciting time as the Monrovia Public Library is in a midst of a 5-year Strategic Plan. The Monrovia Public Library offers incredible programming for all ages. Adults, teens, children, and even babies can participate in Library happenings on site, at schools, in the parks and online. The Library facility is Silver LEEDS certified to be environmentally friendly and has space for everyone, including a large community room, a Monrovia Heritage room, a teen corner, a children's wing, computer access and quiet places to read or study throughout!
THE POSITION The City of Monrovia is looking for a special individual to serve as its Library Associate (Part-Time). The position will appeal to individuals who are inspired by the challenges and opportunities presented in working with an engaged and active community. The Library Associate will report to the Library Supervisor.
In Monrovia, we believe that the way in which projects are accomplished is just as important as the end result. An individual who is committed to serving with humility and who can demonstrate high emotional intelligence will be successful in the role. Competitive candidates will have a hunger to continually search for better ways of doing things and be loyal to the organization and community. The selected individual will be a smart, creative, and intuitive thinker and decision maker.
The selected individual will be part of a dynamic team of adult librarians. The successful candidate will be creating an environment where reading is valued and life-long learning is cherished. This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing operational responsibilities and projects including, but not limited to:
Performing literacy support, including meeting with volunteers, adult learners, and working with families and children during outreach at local schools
Helping with readers advisory and learning activities for the community
Supporting library patrons at public service desks
Staying up-to-date of current knowledge on trends and technology to assist patrons with a variety of programs including: creative workshops, social media, tech help, and cultural events
Building and maintaining an innovative and up-to-date collection of books, music, and movies
Helping and assisting with the City's efforts in enriching lives by fostering lifelong learning
Contributing innovative ideas to enrich the library's presence in the community
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities, and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be:
BA/BS, current enrollment in a Masters in Library Science Program and some library experience. Bilingual skills desirable.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License and a good driving record.
Applications will be reviewed and those candidates whose applications indicate that they are most qualified will be invited to continue in the examination process. Candidates will be notified via email or telephone if they qualify for the next step in the recruitment process. The selection process may consist of: Application Evaluation (Qualifying) and Qualifications Appraisal Interview (100%). If you have a disability that may require an accommodation in the selection process, please notify Human Resources in writing when you submit your application.
All employment offers, including appointment/rehire are conditional based upon the successful completion of a Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan (fingerprinting) and all pre-employment screening processes required for the job; which may include a pre-employment physical, tuberculosis (TB) test, background investigation, and a drug screen test paid for by the City.