Bilingual Librarian

$26.05 - $34.92 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12375 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • May 09, 2022
Part time Libraries

Job Description

¡Venga a trabajar con nosotros! ¿Habla español? ¿Está emocionado por trabajar con la comunidad Latinx? ¿Está usted entusiasmado por ayudar a los niños pequeños a desarrollar las habilidades que necesitan para comenzar la escuela? ¿Le gustaría comprar materiales de biblioteca para conectar lectores con idiomas de todo el mundo? ¡Si es así, entregue su solicitud ahora!

The Beaverton City Library is looking for a Spanish speaking Librarian who’s passionate about working with young children and excited to provide Spanish language storytimes at the Main Library. You’ll also order materials for our Spanish and World Languages collections and help library patrons with their customer service needs.

To learn more about these positions, drop in for our Library Hiring Open House on
Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00-6:30pm at Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR

 
A Week in the Life of a Bilingual Librarian:
This position is new to BCL but a week in the position will look something like this:
 

  • Spend about 7 hours a week helping customers of all ages at our lively children’s, teen, and adult reference desks. You will field a wide variety of questions including requests for reading recommendations, computer help, and research assistance. 
  • Plan and present two Spanish-language storytimes.
  • Assist Spanish speakers with their library questions and needs, both in person and on the phone.
  • Read book reviews and make purchasing decisions for our World Languages collections. 
  • Create Spanish language posts for our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, SEIU-classified position. This position may include evening and weekend hours. There is one vacancy.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE:

  • Passionate about storytime. Experienced with storytimes and excited about all aspects of early literacy.
  • A forward-thinker. Innovative and interested in bold actions and trying new ideas. 
  • Customer service oriented. Is excited to help patrons and library staff and is welcoming and approachable. 
  • Responsive to our patron’s evolving needs and wants. Will strive to create a dynamic World Languages collection that reflects our diverse community.
  • Dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited school with some professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and library experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position. Currently enrolled MLIS students that will graduate by June 2023 are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated success in working with Latinx communities. This may be demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of the community being served and the ability to identify specific examples of experience working with and building trust with individuals and families who identify with this community. Requires speaking, writing, and reading fluently in both English and Spanish.
  • One year of experience working in a library setting.
  • Ability to pass a written test as part of the selection process.
  • Ability to pass a reference check, background check and drug screen.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in collections for adults and/or youth.
  • Previous public library experience.
  • Experience providing storytimes.
  • Experience presenting on projects and/or library trends with a wider library audience. 
  • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Excel. 


Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
 
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.