Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lincoln - Seasonal Library Assistant - PT




Close Date: Feb 3, 2017
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of library support services related to patron assistance, circulation, automation, acquisitions, and processing; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs customer service duties as assigned; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Library Assistant is the working level position in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned library support duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Library Coordinator in that the latter has supervisory and management responsibilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Library Coordinator or Director of Library Services. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following) • Maintains the library in a neat and orderly condition. • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in various areas of responsibility as directed and assures equipment maintenance upkeep. • Assists in training patrons with the online catalog programs, computers, and other library equipment and electronic resources including printers, scanners, and self-checkout machines. Demonstrates and trains in proper use of the equipment and assists when issues arise and escalates complex concerns. • Assists the public with library materials including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, collecting fines and payments for lost and damaged materials, updating library customer records and placing holds on materials. Answers directional, informational, reader’s advisory and basic reference questions, directs customers in locating the materials within the library, and assists patrons through redirection and referral to alternative library resources. • Receives payments, provides receipts reflecting transactions, and addresses minor overdue and library customer circulation record issues and escalates more complex concerns. • Mends and repairs library books and non-book materials. • Prepares press releases and event calendars for supervisor review and distribution. • Creates assigned book displays. • Performs opening and closing procedures. • Plans library programs as directed, including activities related to the appropriate customer base’s age group. • Maintains files of information on various subjects; assists with inventory of library materials. • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.
Ideal Candidate:

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.) Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Library Assistant. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of general clerical experience and a high school diploma. Experience working with children desired. Technological expertise desired (particularly with tablets). License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)
Knowledge of: Standard library routines, procedures and services; standard library automated circulation and borrower services; library cataloging and classification systems; information sources and methods; collection evaluation and materials selection techniques; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to: Perform a variety of technical and paraprofessional library support services related to patron assistance; use coding and other technical cataloging standards; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to: Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Benefits: There are no benefits associated with this position

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Woodland - County of Yolo - Library Regional Manager



https://agency.governmentjobs.com/yolococa/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1617413
SALARY: $32.42 - $39.40 Hourly
$5,618.70 - $6,829.61 Monthly
$67,424.45 - $81,955.33 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/03/17
CLOSING DATE: 01/27/17 05:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:
The County of Yolo is excited to announce that the Yolo County Library is currently recruiting for the Library Regional Manager position located at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento.  This is a regular, full-time position.  The Library Regional Manager reports to the Fiscal Administrative Officer and oversees a cluster of branches in the East Yolo Region, consisting of the Knights Landing Branch Library, Arthur F. Turner Community Library, Yolo Branch Library and Clarksburg Branch Library. This person works with a diverse team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community members to deliver quality service and programming in rural and urban areas to support and engage residents in the region.
Additionally, the Library Regional Manager develops and administers policies concerning library operations, budgets, and programs, engages in the Library's strategic directions and committees, assesses and analyzes community needs and program outcomes, evaluates staff performances, cultivates partnerships with community stakeholders, supports the Friends of the Library and more.
The ideal candidate actively serves a diverse population base, possesses a firm grasp of current and emerging library and technology trends, maintains an environment that is a source of community pride and creates a culture of respect and collaboration that focuses on strengths and customer service while fostering teamwork among staff, partners, and the community. Humor, adaptability, diplomacy, and emotional intelligence are equally welcome.  Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment and fluency in languages other than English are highly desired. All library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch and be able to work regular evening and weekend hours.

Please click here for more information about this exciting opportunity!
Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education by 5pm on the final filing date.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

DEFINITION
Under general direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of multiple branches within a major geographic region of the County Library system; establishes library goals, policies, and procedures; and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, outside agencies, and the general public.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This class is a first level management class. Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for managing a region and a countywide library activity, such as staff training, library publicity, and/or community analysis.  The Library Regional Manager is the primary liaison between the region and the County Librarian. Incumbents in this class exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional and paraprofessional library staff and support staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.
 
  • Directly or through supervisory staff selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; models expected behaviors and provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work for regional county library services and activities; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Participates in the development of the budget including overseeing funding diversity and grants management; participates in forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships, collaborations, and positive relationships with local officials, government entities, citizens' groups, public service organizations, community groups, schools and higher education, and the public.
  • Acts as a public relations representative for the region which includes speaking to and involvement with interested groups such as Friends of the Library.
  •  Analyzes and evaluates services and facilities in assigned region; prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; makes and implements recommendations; takes appropriate action.
  • Models outstanding customer service and ensures that branch staff consistently maintain high standards of customer service; and mediates and resolves the most difficult and complex customer concerns and problems referred by branch staff.
  • Serves as a positive and motivational team leader as well as a positive and effective member of a peer group.
  • Demonstrates professional commitment by participating in professional events such as workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, and engaging with local committees and/or national organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science, Library Information Services, or related library field or equivalent from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND

Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including one year of branch operations coordination and/or supervisory experience. 

License
Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge of: the principles, practices and philosophy of public library work including library organization, procedures, and library automation; principles and practices of management and organizational theory, including planning, organizational design, business finance, business development, project management, and organizational effectiveness; principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; broad knowledge of books, authors, bibliographies, reference material (adult and juvenile), and sources; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications (online circulation systems and online catalogs); and English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 
Ability to: select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff;  plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff; investigate and resolve disciplinary issues; work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities and meet critical deadlines; develop, monitor and interpret budgets and other financial documents; plan, manage, and complete complex work assignments; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; influence and persuade others to accept a particular viewpoint or follow a particular course of action; interpret and summarize a variety of data and information; exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of information; set priorities and develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures; analyze complex problems and take appropriate action; assist people of all ages in making effective use of library services; plan the effective use of library facilities.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS:
Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

Week of 01/30/2017:  Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 02/06/2017:  Screen for Best Qualified
Week of 02/20/2017:  Department Selection Interviews
Week of 03/06/2017:  Finalist Interviews
TBD Reference Checks
TBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
April 2017: Estimated Start Date

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are transcripts, and/or a copy of your diploma/degree. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable and must list the student name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.  Copies of diplomas should indicate your name, the name of the school, a specific field of study and date of graduation.

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions).
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com 
FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 265-5810 www.documentservice.org
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272 www.iescaree.com
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709 www.globaleval.org
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at jobs@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.
 


Library Regional Manager Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. The job bulletin for this class outlines the steps in the application and selection process, and contains all necessary information that an applicant will need to complete and submit a complete application packet. Complete application packets MUST be submitted prior to the final filing date. Candidates will not be given additional time to submit additional information. I have read and certify that I understand the application instructions for this position. I understand that all required documents must be submitted by the final filing date, and I have reviewed the job bulletin to ensure I understand what is required to submit a complete application packet.

Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 2. I have read the above instructions and understand that my responses to the supplemental questions are required, and my responses will be used to determine the best qualified candidates for this job. I certify that my responses are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that should my name be placed on an eligible list and it is later found that my responses are inaccurate, my name will be immediately removed from the eligible list and I will be deemed ineligible for consideration for employment in this class with Yolo County.

Yes Yes    No No
 
* 3. Describe a situation where you led major change initiatives in a library setting and what you did to overcome resistance. Were you successful? What would you do differently?

* 4. Describe your experience working with partners and stakeholders in the community, including Friends groups, partners, elected officials, nonprofits, and/or foundations. Describe your role, the relationship, successes and challenges.

* 5. What have you done in your organization to support and develop staff and create an environment that fosters risk-taking and creativity? Please provide a specific example.

* 6. What programs and services do you believe are essential in creating sustainable and innovative library services in the 21st century? What are the challenges you foresee and what solutions would you provide to approach these challenges?

* Required Question

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays

The Library and Information Technology Program at Sacramento City College wishes you Happy Holidays and good luck with your job hunt.

We're going on break and will officially return in January, although we may post an occasional job during our hiatus.

See you in 2017!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Los Angeles - UCLA - University Library - Head of the Digital Library Program - Full Time

Job #JPF02733

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY - GENERAL LIBRARY

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open date: December 2nd, 2016
Application deadline for first consideration: December 30, 2016
Final date: January 27th, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Department: UCLA Digital Library Program

Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($76,227 – $117,964)

Position Availability: Immediately




DESCRIPTION

The UCLA Library seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as Head of the Digital Library Program (DLP). This is a forward-looking, transformative leadership role for an individual with a passion for a wide range of cutting-edge activities within digital scholarship. These activities include building new digital collections; developing services in support of research, teaching and learning; and managing digital projects and project teams. The UCLA Digital Library Program places an emphasis on collaborations with faculty, national and international partners, and with Library staff responsible for metadata creation, data curation, collection development, and digital library software and service development. The Head of the DLP also leads the Program’s outreach, and participates with colleagues in ongoing collaboration with campus partners such as the Center for Digital Humanities, Institute for Digital Research and Education, Social Sciences Computing, and the Department of Information Studies.

Position Duties
  • Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program.
  • The Head of the Digital Library Program manages day-to-day activities, collaborates closely with library and campus partners on DLP, establishes and adheres to policies and procedures, and ensures overall coherence within the organization.
  • The Head of the DLP advocates and promotes the DLP within the library and across the UCLA campus.
    The Head of the DLP assists the AUL for Research and Development and Library Development and leads the DLP in fund-raising activities; assists in identifying grant opportunities and writing proposals; defines procedures for effectively managing grant and gift funded projects; develops appropriate reporting procedures on funded projects; and creates templates for writing case statements and creating budgets.

  • The Head is knowledgeable about campus policies and procedures for contract and grant administration and effective stewardship of gifts.
  • The Head of the DLP manages the department and serves as the Review Initiator for the three academic staff. As such, the Head mentors academic staff to maintain the excellence in job responsibilities and service to the profession expected of academic appointees at UCLA.
  • The Head manages the operational budget of the department, ensuring that funds are expended appropriately, monitoring and projecting expenses to avoid over-expenditure, managing gift and grant funds according to campus guidelines, and developing budget plans and requests.
  • In addition to the three academic staff, this position supervises two staff employees.

The position responsibilities are in the following major areas:

Outreach Project Development and Promotion
  • Leads digital content teams to create engaging content and deliver on strategic objectives.
  • Builds partnerships to support the effective production, distribution and promotion of digital content.
  • Coordinates with other library divisions, OVCR, IDRE, IDRE-HASIS and academic schools and departments in the development, implementation, and support of DLP projects and services.
  • Seeks out and develops opportunities for partnerships with faculty and academic units on campus.
  • Provides orientation and instruction to project participants and others as needed to support Digital Library and partner projects.
  • Participates in national and international meetings, symposia and projects in support of the Library’s and the University’s research and instructional mission.
  • Maintains knowledge of developments in digital libraries and digital scholarship including both infrastructure and standards developments.


Staff and Project Management
  • Devises and manages projects and project ingest process. This includes assigning project managers and allocating resources to projects; detecting resource over-allocation across projects; managing impact of schedule changes across project; and communicating with key stakeholders to secure continuous organizational commitment.
  • Administers the DLP budget and grant-funded project budgets effectively and according to Library and campus policies.
  • Assesses and oversees portfolio of activities and proactively works with resource managers and solutions managers to identify and resolve constraints and competing priorities, resource contention, timelines or budgets.
  • Recruits, trains, mentors, and manages DLP professional staff, assigning work and developing staff specializations as appropriate.
  • Manages three librarians and two professional staff members.


Infrastructure, Standards and Workflow Development
  • Participates with information technology and academic colleagues in the development of infrastructure and standards to support digital collections and scholarship.
  • Develops new workflows to support innovative scholarship around a variety of digital content, including traditional library content, born-digital material, research data and other digital products of scholarship, and other digital materials utilized by faculty in their research.
  • Authors functional requirements for technical systems to support DLP projects and activities, in collaboration with the AUL for Research and Development.
  • Develops new workflows to accommodate emerging data discovery and exchange standards, such as the Resource Description Framework and Linked Open Data.


Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of national digital library standards for digitization and metadata creation across all standard formats (images, moving images, audio, video, text) and metadata domains (descriptive, technical, administrative).
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with library XML standards such as MODS, EAD, TEI.
  • Experience managing digital library or digital humanities projects in an academic setting.
  • Ability to effectively lead teams with participants with a range of technical abilities.
  • Experience with one or more digital library management systems (e.g. ContentDM, Islandora, Hydra).
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience developing user interfaces for digital library content or digital humanities projects.
  • Experience with post-completion project review and evaluation.


San Mateo County - County Library - Library Services Manager - Full Time

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 12/15/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $50.79 - $63.49 Hourly $4,063.20 - $5,079.20 Biweekly $8,803.60 - $11,004.93 Monthly $105,643.20 - $132,059.20 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: San Mateo County, California

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanmateo/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1588606&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E21%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Description 

San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) is currently offering an opportunity for enthusiastic, committed, energetic and flexible managers to join a progressive, future-oriented team.  We are recruiting for two Library Services Manager positions that will oversee combinations of youth and family, teen, adult and outreach services.

The exceptionally qualified and highly motivated individuals filling the Library Services Manager positions will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing system-wide services.  Library Services Managers understand and align with community goals, develop creative programs and services that have measurable results, and employ resources in new ways to ensure equitable access.  Areas of focus for Library Services Managers hired through this recruitment may include a combination of initiatives related to:
  • Third grade reading proficiency,  including early literacy, school readiness, and summer learning loss;
  • Programs and services for teens that support creativity and self-expression, as well as high school graduation, and 21st century skills;
  • Unique and exciting outreach and mobile services that expand awareness and use of the library, while also increasing our effectiveness in connecting with underserved communities; and/or
  • Innovative programs and services for adults that support cultural and critical needs, further community goals, and cultivate library champions. 
  • The individual accepting this challenging career opportunity will need to be highly effective in diverse settings and tirelessly seek opportunities to make library services relevant to multicultural communities with diverse needs. The successful candidate will be energized by and embrace new challenges, courageous in service of system goals and achieving measurable community benefits, inventive in identifying solutions, and effective in communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Coordinate the activities of public services staff at all library locations in the provision of  system-wide services in their areas of responsibility.
  • Manage, coach and develop a team of direct and indirect reports to bring real opportunities and growth to our communities.
  • Manage quality fidelity implementation of programs including monitoring, assessments, feedback, and evaluations.
  • Research and develop innovative services through examination of emerging technologies and best practices and by networking with key stakeholders at the state, county and local level.
  • Work closely with a variety of partners, including youth and families, nonprofit and community based organizations, and members of the Peninsula Library System consortium.
  • Work as part of the Library's Management Team; advocate for the needs of the specific service area while maintaining a broad view of the needs of the Library system as a whole.
  • Provide leadership to internal committees, workgroups and volunteers.
  • Lead and mentor public services staff engaged in delivering programming, services and collections in the specific service area.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies; work with stakeholders to establish buy-in and follow through.
  • Influence direction on collection development to San Mateo County's large, diverse population.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies; work with stakeholders to establish buy-in and follow through.
  • Identify trends, and assess community needs for library services.
  • Implement major strategic initiatives through project management and evaluate results.
  • Develop and manage division budgets, with attention to both the day-to-day and long-term, strategic levels; participate in the development of the Library budget.
  • Administer assigned grants and serve as primary contact for funding agencies as necessary.
  • Perform research and analysis and prepare periodic or special reports; make recommendations to the Deputy Director regarding administrative and operational issues that require consultation.
  • Assist with staff development, plan relevant workshops and deliver training.
  • Problem-solve using a collaborative and teamwork approach.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and make public presentations. (Speaking ability in another language is strongly preferred, but not required.)
  • This senior management position receives general direction from the Library Director and Deputy Director and is a member of the Library's Management Team.
  • To support service to our diverse communities, bilingual skills are desired but not required for this position.

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

  • Any combination of experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. 
  • A typical way to qualify is completion of a Master of Library Science or recognized equivalent degree, from an American Library Association accredited college or university AND four years of experience as a librarian, including one year of supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Management principles and practices; library purposes, organization techniques and procedures; principles and practices of the library science; budget principles and practices; and principles and techniques of supervision.
Skill/Ability to:

  • Plan, develop, direct and evaluate programs and activities; select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff; analyze and resolve problems; work cooperatively and effectively with others; conduct needs assessments and perform community outreach; make determinations on library materials; administer a budget; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
IMPORTANT: 

  • Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs to apply.

- Tentative Recruitment Schedule -
Final Filing Date: December 15, 2016
Application Screening: December 28, 2016
Panel Interviews: January 9 and/or 10, 2017
Second Round Interviews/Management Test Battery: Week of January 30 - February 2, 2017

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Folsom - Folsom Cordova Unified School District - Theodore Judah Elementary - Library Clerk - Part Time

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted: 12/9/2016

Contact: Roxanne Anguiano 916-294-9000 104407

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: Nine and One Half Months

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: 12/16/2016 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $14.69 - $17.85

Posting #: 17-429

Location: Theodore Judah Elementary - Folsom

Hours/Months: 18 mins daily/1.5 hours a week/ 9.5 months

PCN: 217348

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP


DEFINITION
  • Under direct supervision of the Principal, to perform routine clerical and typing duties; in an elementary or small secondary school library; to assist both students and teachers in the use of the library, and to do related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
  • These are entry level positions with duties similar to those of Clerk Typist I, but specializing in the library functions. They are usually part-time positions with immediate or direct supervision or guidance available for other than routine or repetitive problems.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Charges and discharges books and audio-visual materials.
  • Utilizes and maintains software related to library systems including automated library circulation programs.
  • Sets up and maintains card catalog files.
  • Assists in selection of library materials.
  • Assists students and teachers in becoming familiar with the arrangement, location, and use of materials in the library.
  • Performs minor repair of book materials.
  • May assist, train and work with students and volunteers, which may include training for help with book fairs.
  • Does miscellaneous typing and clerical work and operates office equipment.
  • Assists in inventories of library books and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
  • Clerical procedures and practices; general knowledge of the organization and functions of a library; personal computers and related software, i.e. circulation programs, internet and word processing.

Ability to:
  • Learn basic library practices and terminology; harmoniously assist students, parent volunteers, and teachers in becoming familiar with the arrangement, location, and use of materials in the library; perform routine clerical work with speed and accuracy; type at a speed of 35 words per minute; understand and carry out verbal and written directions; essential functions require, with or without the use of aids mobility to move to counter, files and other areas of the school or office; sufficient vision to see small print; sufficient hearing to hear normal and telephone conversations; sufficient dexterity to write, operate personal computer, telephone, typewriter and other business machines.

Experience:
  • This is an entry-level position. (School library experience is desirable).

Education:
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Requirements for Applying
Please Attach:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letter of Recommendation

Upon Employment:
- TB Test (Valid 4 for Years)
- Typing Certificate (min 35 wpm)
- Library Media Test

- Department of Justice Criminal Background Check

Monday, December 12, 2016

Carmichael - San Juan Unified School District - District Office - Library - Intermediate Clerk - Part Time

San Juan Unified School District

Date Posted: 12/10/2016

Contact: Debbie Kemper (916) 971-7956

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: 12 Months/ 5 Days/ 3 Hours

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: 12/19/2016 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $13.54 - $17.02 Per Hour

Location: District Office - El & Multicultural Office

Work Hours: 3 hours per day

Vacancy Number: 537

Position Type: This position is scheduled to end 6/30/2017.


This is the journeyman level of the clerical series, and incumbents must possess sufficiently developed skills to handle all but the most complex matters. Both classifications may be assigned in a wide variety of situations in the district, and there may be considerable contact with the public and students. Following initial instructions and within the scope of the assignment, employees in these classes are expected to exercise judgment and discretion in problems which arise.
The Intermediate Clerk Typist classification is distinguished by the requirement for typing skills and the percentage of time spent on typing tasks.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class).
  • Answers telephone or waits on counter; answers inquiries requiring knowledge of services, procedures and practices; may serve as a receptionist to students, staff and the public;
  • compiles information from a variety of sources and prepares forms and/or reports;
  • reviews documents for accuracy, completion and conformance to established procedures;
  • compiles and tabulates statistical data; develops and maintains files and records;
  • orders, stores and issues supplies and materials related to function to which assigned;
  • receives and accounts for fines or fees; sorts and distributes mail; posts data to a variety of records/forms;
  • maintains Human Resources Department W:\HumRes\Job Descriptions\calendars and bulletin boards;
  • schedules appointments, conferences, and interviews;
  • drafts letters from verbal instructions;
  • may enroll students and perform activities related to their registration, attendance, transfer and cum folders;
  • may disburse and retrieve school textbooks;
  • may perform clerical work in a school library including sorting and shelving books, issuing and
  • receiving library materials, typing and filing cards in catalog drawer, assisting students and
  • teachers in locating books and periodicals, and mending books;
  • may be required to perform work on the latest office machines, including, but not limited to: word processing equipment, on-line computer terminals, printer, scanners and related equipment;
  • may supervise student assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: 
  • Previous experience in office clerical and/or typing work.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and telephone techniques;
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts;
  • Ability to learn, interpret and apply policies and procedures related to assigned function;
  • Ability to perform responsible clerical work with speed and accuracy;
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with a minimum of direction;
  • Ability to alphabetize materials quickly and accurately;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and the public;
  • *Ability to type at a speed of not less than 45 wpm.