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NLS-REPORTS November 2007

Subject:

Network Bulletin no. 07-50 (Staff, Network--Vacancy-California)

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Network  Bulletin No:    07-50

Date:       November 9, 2007

Subject:    Staff, network                                            
Index term:  Vacancy California        




NLS has been asked to publicize vacancies at the California State Library in Sacramento.
Vacancy announcements for a senior librarian and a library programs consultant are attached. 
The final filing date has been extended to November 26, 2007.  For more information, please
contact Traci Ferris at [log in to unmask] or call (916) 654-0204.
            
Attachments

For more information contact:    

Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division
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______________________________________________________________________________________________
California State Library
Human Resources Services Office
Library-Courts Building
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001

SENIOR LIBRARIAN
OPEN NON-PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION

FINAL FILING DATE: November 26, 2007

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as stated below.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the address below or on the State Personnel Board web site at
www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm. DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE
PERSONNEL BOARD. Applications postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interoffice mail after the
final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. Applications may be filed in person or by mail with:

California State Library
Human Resources Services Office
914 Capitol Mall, Room 215
P. O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001

EXAMINATION INFORMATION: Qualifications Appraisal Interview -- Weighted 100.00%. This
examination will consist of a qualifications appraisal interview only. To obtain a position on the list, applicants
must achieve a minimum rating of 70.00% in the interview. Candidates who do not appear for the interview will
be disqualified. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Sacramento during December 2007 and/or January
2008.

SPECIAL TESTING INFORMATION: If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark
the appropriate box in Part 2 of the "Application for Examination." You will be contacted to make specific
arrangements.

SALARY RANGE: $4,561 - $5,541 per month

ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION: An eligible list will be established for the California State Library.
Eligibility expires 12 months after it is established. The list will be abolished 12 months after it is established
unless the needs of the service and/or conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION: It is your responsibility to make sure
you meet the education and/or experience requirements stated below. 

NOTE: All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final
filing date. All applications/resumes must include "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), time base, and civil
service class titles. Applications/resumes received without this information will be rejected. Applications/resumes
must contain the following information on all related college courses completed: title, semester or quarter units,
name of institution, and completion dates.


Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportionate basis if the requirements stated below include more
than one pattern and are distinguished as "Either" I, "or" II, "or" III, etc. For example, candidates possessing
qualifying experience amounting to 50 percent of the required time of Pattern I, and additional experience
amounting to 50 percent of the required time of Pattern II, may be admitted to an examination meeting 100
percent of the overall experience requirement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EITHER I
Two years in the California state service performing professional librarian duties at a level of responsibility
equivalent to that of a Librarian.

OR II
Three years of increasingly responsible and varied professional library experience, such as cataloging, reference
work, library service projects, and the selection of library materials, at least one year of which must have included
regular use of computerized databases.

AND
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a college or university and completion of a graduate degree from an
accredited library school.

THE POSITION: The Senior Librarian is the advanced professional level in the series used to perform the most
complex, specialized, and responsible nonsupervisory work. Incumbents may work either (1) as a lead over a
small group of other professional librarians; or (2) as an expert in a specialized collection or function or may
perform complex analytical work in the development and administration of special library services; or (3) in a
departmental library, work as a lead over other library staff or perform highly specialized functions in the largest,
most complex libraries.

Position(s) exist with the California State Library in Sacramento and San Francisco.

SCOPE: In addition to evaluating the competitor's relative abilities as demonstrated by quality and breadth of
experience, emphasis will be measured competitively, relative to job demands, based on each of the competitor's:

A. KNOWLEDGE OF:
1..     Theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship.
2.      Standard reference materials.
3.      Established techniques and practices for classifying and cataloging materials such as the Dewey decimal
 system and the Library of Congress system.
4.      Reference interviewing techniques, standard search strategies, commonly used bibliographic information
sources, and professional journals in the library field.
5.      Computer systems search capabilities.
6.      Library purposes, trends, and organizations.
7.      Complex bibliography terminology.
8.      Subject fields and where they are located within the California Government.
9.      Programs of major libraries in California.

B. ABILITY TO:
1.      Apply professional knowledge to the practical problems of the job.
2.        Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with library users, coworkers, supervisors, and others
contacted during the course of the work.
3.        Provide effective customer services.
4.      Use computer programs, systems, and databases to perform professional library functions.
5.      Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
6.      Communicate effectively.
7.      Provide leadership and apply creativity in the formulation of needed changes in complex library program 
methods and procedures.
8.      Modify standard library practices and techniques.
9.      Adapt computer programs and systems for library program use.

Career Credits will be added to the final score of all competitors who are successful in this examination and who
qualify for these credits. Veterans Preference credits will not be granted in this examination since it does not
qualify as an entrance examination under the law.

GENERAL INFORMATION
If the examination has a written feature, it is the candidate's responsibility to contact the California State
Library, Human Resources Services Office at (916) 654-0202 three days prior to the written test date if he/she has
not received his/her notice.

For an examination without a written feature it is the candidate's responsibility to contact the California State
Library, Human Resources Services Office at (916) 654-0202 three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has
not received a progress notice.

If a candidate's notice of oral interview, EDA or performance test fails to reach him/her prior to the day of the
interview due to a verified postal error, he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.

State applications (Std. Form 678) are available at the California State Library, State Personnel Board, local
Employment Development Department offices and online at www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm.

The California State Library reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the
service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in
accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

Examination Locations: When a written test and/or oral interview is part of the examination, it will be given in
such places in California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral interviews are
scheduled in Sacramento and San Francisco. However, locations of interviews may be limited or extended as
conditions warrant.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the
following order: 1) sub divisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional,
4) service wide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older
must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in from one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.

General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative,
dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others; and a state of health consistent with
the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may be required. In open
examinations, investigation may be made of employment records and personal history and fingerprinting may be
required.

Interview Scope: If an interview is conducted, in addition to the scope described on the other side of this
bulletin, the panel will consider education experience, personal development, personal traits, and fitness. In
appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence
of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience.
Evaluation of candidate's personal development will include consideration of his/her recognition of his/her own
training needs; his/her plans for self-development; and the progress he/she has made in his/her efforts toward
self-development.

Career Credits: In open, nonpromotional examinations, career credits are granted to 1) State employees with
permanent civil service status, 2) full-time employees of the State who are exempt from State civil service
pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution, and who meet all
qualification requirements specified by the Board and have 12 consecutive months of service in an exempt
position, and 3) individuals who have served one full year in, or are graduates of the California Conservation
Corps (eligibility shall expire 24 months after graduation for the California Conservation Corps.) Three points are
added to the final test score of those candidates who meet the above criteria, and who are successful in the
examination. Such examinations cannot be for managerial positions described in Government Code Section 3513.
Competitors not currently employed in State civil service who have mandatory reinstatement rights may also be
eligible for career credits, but they must explain their civil service status in the appropriate section of the
application form 678 (Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution is posted at the State Personnel
Board, 801 Capitol Mall, Sacramento.) 

TDD is Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD
Device. California Relay Telephone Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: From TDD phones:
1-800-342-5966 From Voice Telephones: 1-800-342-5833 
__________________________________________________________________________________________
California State Library
Human Resources Services Office
Library-Courts Building
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001

LIBRARY PROGRAMS CONSULTANT
OPEN NON-PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION 

FINAL FILING DATE: November 26, 2007

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as stated below.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the address below or on the State Personnel Board web site at
www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm. __DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE
PERSONNEL BOARD.__ Applications postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interoffice mail after
the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. Applications may be filed in person or by mail with:

California State Library
Human Resources Services Office
914 Capitol Mall, Room 215
P. O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001

EXAMINATION INFORMATION: Qualifications Appraisal Interview -- Weighted 100.00%. This
examination will consist of a qualifications appraisal interview only. To obtain a position on the list, applicants
must achieve a minimum rating of 70.00% in the interview. Candidates who do not appear for the interview will
be disqualified. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Sacramento during December 2007 and/or January
2008.

SPECIAL TESTING INFORMATION: If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark
the appropriate box in Part 2 of the "Application for Examination." You will be contacted to make specific
arrangements.

SALARY RANGE:  $5,724 - $6,954 per month

ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION: An eligible list will be established for the California State Library.
Eligibility expires 12 months after it is established. The list will be abolished 12 months after it is established
unless the needs of the service and/or conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION: It is your responsibility to make sure
you meet the education and/or experience requirements stated below. 

NOTE: All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final
filing date. All applications/resumes must include "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), time base, and civil
service class titles. Applications/resumes received without this information will be rejected. Applications/resumes
must contain the following information on all related college courses completed: title, semester or quarter units,
name of institution, and completion dates.

Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportionate basis if the requirements stated below include more
than one pattern and are distinguished as "Either" I, "or" II, "or" III, etc. For example, candidates possessing
qualifying experience amounting to 50 percent of the required time of Pattern I, and additional experience
amounting to 50 percent of the required time of Pattern II, may be admitted to an examination meeting 100
percent of the overall experience requirement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a college or university and completion of a graduate degree from an
accredited library school; or a library media credential issued by a teacher-credentialing commission authorizing
service in California; or a graduate degree in a relevant or appropriate field.

AND
EITHER I
One year of experience in the California state service performing professional librarian duties at a level of
responsibility equivalent to that of a Supervising Librarian II.

OR II
Two years of experience in the California state service performing professional librarian duties at a level of
responsibility equivalent to that of a Supervising Librarian I or a Senior Librarian.

OR III
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and administration of varied and complex
library programs, at least two years of which shall have been comparable in level of responsibility to the class of
Supervising Librarian I or Senior Librarian.

THE POSITION: The Library Programs Consultant is the entry and full journey level in the series. Under
direction, incumbents provide advice and consultative services to State, local and other library administrators on
the development and coordination of complex, statewide library programs; develop, award, and administer library
grant programs, including distribution of funds and review of program results; develop, review, analyze, and
interpret applicable State and Federal regulations; and conduct studies and do research regarding the planning,
evaluation, and administration of new library programs.

Position(s) exist with the California State Library in Sacramento.

SCOPE: In addition to evaluating the competitor's relative abilities as demonstrated by quality and breadth of
experience, emphasis will be measured competitively, relative to job demands, based on each of the competitor's:

A. KNOWLEDGE OF:
1. Principles and practices of professional library work.
     
2. Modern library methods, techniques, and terminology.
     
3. Library administration, finance, and economic and social trends as they relate to library program
   development.
     
4. Library service patterns and library subject specialties.
     
5. Community organizations, public relations channels, and survey techniques.
     
6. Grant administration practices.
     
7. Computer applications necessary to provide a full range of library services.
     
B. ABILITY TO:
1. Effectively consult with and advise staff, administrators, officials, and governmental agents involved in
library establishment, development, and financing.
     
2. Apply professional knowledge and program expertise in specific program areas.
     
3. Reason logically and think independently and creatively.
     
4. Provide persuasive and skilled leadership in program work.
     
5. Establish and maintain cooperative relations.
     
6. Communicate effectively.
     
7. Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
     
Career Credits will be added to the final score of all competitors who are successful in this examination and who
qualify for these credits. Veterans Preference credits will not be granted in this examination since it does not
qualify as an entrance examination under the law.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If the examination has a written feature, it is the candidate's responsibility to contact the California State
Library, Human Resources Services Office at (916) 654-0202 three days prior to the written test date if he/she has
not received his/her notice.

For an examination without a written feature it is the candidate's responsibility to contact the California State
Library, Human Resources Services Office at (916) 654-0202 three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has
not received a progress notice.


If a candidate's notice of oral interview, EDA or performance test fails to reach him/her prior to the day of the
interview due to a verified postal error, he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.

State applications (Std. Form 678) are available at the California State Library, State Personnel Board, local
Employment Development Department offices and online at www.spb.ca.gov/employment/stateapp.htm.

The California State Library reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the
service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in
accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

Examination Locations: When a written test and/or oral interview is part of the examination, it will be given in
such places in California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral interviews are
scheduled in Sacramento and San Francisco. However, locations of interviews may be limited or extended as
conditions warrant.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the
following order: 1) sub divisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional,
4) service wide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older
must be used first. Eligible lists will expire in from one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.

General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative,
dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others; and a state of health consistent with
the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may be required. In open
examinations, investigation may be made of employment records and personal history and fingerprinting may be
required.

Interview Scope: If an interview is conducted, in addition to the scope described on the other side of this
bulletin, the panel will consider education experience, personal development, personal traits, and fitness. In
appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence
of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience.
Evaluation of candidate's personal development will include consideration of his/her recognition of his/her own
training needs; his/her plans for self-development; and the progress he/she has made in his/her efforts toward
self-development.

Career Credits: In open, nonpromotional examinations, career credits are granted to 1) State employees with
permanent civil service status, 2) full-time employees of the State who are exempt from State civil service
pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution, and who meet all
qualification requirements specified by the Board and have 12 consecutive months of service in an exempt
position, and 3) individuals who have served one full year in, or are graduates of the California Conservation
Corps (eligibility shall expire 24 months after graduation for the California Conservation Corps.) Three points are
added to the final test score of those candidates who meet the above criteria, and who are successful in the
examination. Such examinations cannot be for managerial positions described in Government Code Section 3513.
Competitors not currently employed in State civil service who have mandatory reinstatement rights may also be
eligible for career credits, but they must explain their civil service status in the appropriate section of the
application form 678 (Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution is posted at the State Personnel
Board, 801 Capitol Mall, Sacramento.) 

TDD is Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD
Device. California Relay Telephone Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: From TDD phones:
1-800-342-5966 From Voice Telephones: 1-800-342-5833 

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