Friday, February 5, 2016

San Jose Public Library - Senior Librarian, Access Services

Close Date: 02/15/2016
Salary: $80620.80 - $98217.60

Position and Duties
Senior Librarians manage a branch library or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Main Library and are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs and service initiatives are implemented and guide the operations of the branch or unit. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating branch/unit operations; preparing and implementing work plans; monitoring branch/unit budgets; planning and implementing programs and outreach to the community; planning and implementing branch/unit goals, objectives and guidelines; ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of service and programs; and providing guidance and leadership to a professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. 

We currently have a vacancy at the King Library.  This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the King Library Access Services Unit and does not require a MLS degree.  This position co-manages with San Jose State University (SJSU) Library Access Services Manager unit operations, programs and services to ensure their effectiveness. The incumbent collaborates with other SJPL unit and branch managers and the SJSU Library Access Services co-manager in formulating and implementing circulation policies for the King Library as well as with San Jose Public Library system staff in formulating and implementing circulation policies for the SJPL system. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San Jose Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.
Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: 

Education:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 
Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff and familiarity with on-line circulation systems. 

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.  Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.  State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last two years.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include: 

Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. 

Change Management - Demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness.  Helps others to successfully manage organizational change.  Develops, plans and follows through on change initiatives. 

Collaboration - develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities. 

Leadership - leads by example; serves as appropriate role model; demonstrates high ethical standards; Remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment; encourages and rewards risk-taking, allowing others to learn from mistakes. 

Technology Use / Management - uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness. 

Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue, determines the significance of problems, collections data, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant data. Makes inferences about the meaning of the data, and uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions that achieve the desired outcome. 

Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives. 

Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills. 

Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
Selection Process
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the job-specific questions.  You must answer all job-specific questions and complete the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.  Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the positions will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. 

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments.  If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. 

E-mail will be the default method of correspondence with applicants.  To ensure that you receive timely notifications regarding your application status for this recruitment, please enter a primary e-mail address when submitting your application. 

You will be prompted to answer the following questions in the online application process: 

1. Do you possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university? 

2. Do you possess four years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff and familiarity with on-line circulation systems?  If so, briefly indicate where you received this experience, including the size of the organization, number of employees you supervised and capacity (full supervision or lead). 

3. Do you have knowledge of automated and online integrated library systems and how they are utilized to implement circulation policies and practices? If you answered yes, please describe your relevant knowledge. 

4. Do you have experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating unit processes or programs? If you answered yes, please describe your relevant experience. 

5. Do you have knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in managing library circulation policies and practices in the public-academic collaboration between San Jose Public Library and San Jose State University Library?  If you answered yes, please describe your knowledge, and explain how opportunities could be maximized and the challenges addressed. 

6. Do you have experience in leading and managing in a changing environment? If you answered yes, please describe your relevant experience and your management style. 

If you have questions regarding the status of your application, please contact the Elaine De La Rosa at (408) 535-7012 or by e-mail at 

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  If you do not receive the confirmation, please email and we will research the status of your application.
Employee Unit
Employees in this classification are represented by City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP).

Roseville Public Library - Library Page

Salary: $11.00 - $13.37 Hourly
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5 pm, February 19, 2016; whichever occurs first. PERS Retired Annuitants are not eligible to apply.


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of Library Page in the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department. The work schedule will be during normal Library hours including evenings and weekends. This position is limited to 25 hours per week for a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.


To perform a variety of duties related to performing routine, repetitive and manual work in connection with the use and maintenance of library resources.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist customers in the use of self-check machines, copiers, microfilm/fiche readers, computer printing with the print management systems and the computer reservations software.

• Register customers and collects payments for Parks, Recreation and Libraries classes and events.

• Shelve, sort, shift, and file library materials following established procedures.

• Check in returned materials, observing their condition and bringing damaged materials to the attention of higher level library personnel for disposition.

• Check out materials to customers.

• Organize returned materials and delivers them to proper sorting shelves.

• Use office equipment and personal computer to perform simple clerical tasks.

• Promote and enforce safety procedures.

• Assist with free and fee based library programs; assist with room set up; check in program participants; distribute program materials.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, volunteers and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Basic knowledge of computers, alphabetizing, indexing, and/or filing methods.

• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

• Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.

• Modern office equipment, methods, procedures, and computer hardware and software.

• Principles and techniques of first aid and CPR.

Ability to:

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time; bend twist and reach, stoop, kneel and squat while shelving, opening boxes or moving equipment.

• Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; set up booths, hang banners, move tables, chairs and carry supplies; lift or carry weight of 45 pounds or less.

• Make accurate mathematical computations.

• Write and use keyboard to communicate and to enter circulation and collection data.

• Use carts to move library materials.

• Retrieve materials from high/low shelves.

• Assist in training library trainees and volunteers.

• Understand and translate City and Library policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.

• Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified.

• Learn to identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.

• Understand and carry out written and oral directions.

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.

• Communicate tactfully with customers.

• Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


• Six months of general customer service experience or the equivalent in library employment.


• Equivalent to the completion of the eleventh (11th) grade or sixteen (16) years of age.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates.

• Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.

Note: Minors may have preclusions or restriction in duties assigned pursuant to 29 CFR § 570.


Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications. Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

San Francisco Public Library - Librarian 1

Filing Deadline: 2/16/2016 5:00:00 PM

Salary: $34.31 - $41.71/hour; $5,948.00 - $7,230.00/month; $71,370.00 - $86,762.00/year


Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs journey level librarian work. The essential functions of this class include: providing information and direction on the use of library resources; assisting patrons with researching informational needs; supervising technical and clerical staff; performing selection, acquisition, cataloging or processing of library materials; writing letters, memos, reports, publications and other documents; participating in the development of collections in accordance with the San Francisco Public Library Collection Development Plan; interpreting library policy and responding to suggestions and inquiries; and assisting in policy formulation and implementation. Positions may also be responsible for developing positive community relations, and preparing programming and exhibitions.


Possession of a Master's Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association. You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master's program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.

1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

2. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children’s or Youth Services Librarian.

3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian.

4. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License.

Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules, which may involve evening and weekend work.


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

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Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at (415) 551-8911or by email at

Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying education prior to the filing deadline. Verification should be attached to the application. Please use the link in the "Transcript" tab to attach education verification documents to your application. Qualifying education must be verified by copy of diploma showing major or transcripts showing coursework completed. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.



Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The information provided on your Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on your application and is subject to verification. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of automated library systems, reference resources, and functional areas within the library; ability to plan, conduct and evaluate library programs and services; conduct reference and research work; conduct presentations; supervise staff; communicate both orally and in writing, interact with staff and the general public; conduct formal and informal training; and the ability to use a personal computer in a network environment.


The City and County of San Francisco will accept applications for 3630 Librarian I two (2) times a year. Applications will only be accepted during open filing periods in conjunction with a corresponding recruitment process. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months; please note, applicants no longer have the option to extend their eligibility, as this is no longer a continuous process. Applicants must apply during every open filing period in order to be considered for positions as a 3630 Librarian I.


Candidates must apply to every open recruitment process, during the open filing period, in order to be considered for positions as a 3630 Librarian I. Applications will be accepted two (2) times a year; tentatively scheduled to occur in February and August. To be notified, via email, when a recruitment process opens for future 3630 Librarian I please follow this LINK, and provide the required information.


Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:

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Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at

Issued: February 1, 2016
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-3630-901192

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Riverside - Library - Branch Manager


Opening Date/Time:          Thu. 01/14/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:            Thu. 02/04/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $1,852.62 - $2,606.31 Biweekly $48,168.00 - $67,764.00 Annually

Job Type:     Full-time

Location:      Riverside, California

The Position 
  • The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of  Librarian - Branch Supervisor to fill one (1) vacancy in the Neighborhood Services division of the Library department.   The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

  • Under general supervision, to perform a variety of professional library work in a specialized library function such as reference, cataloging, audio-visual, documents, outreach and youth services; to supervise the daily operations of a medium sized branch library as assigned; to provide assistance to technical staff and the public in maximizing the use of the library; and to perform other related duties as required.

Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of experience in each of the following areas:
  • Supervision
  • Preparing and overseeing grant requests and related reports
  • Working with acquisition systems
  • Representing a public library in the community with various organizations and vendors  and evaluating community needs, interests and trends to develop related community programs

Work Performed:
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan, schedule, supervise, and participate fully in the day-to-day operations of a medium sized library branch; participate in the development of work plans and goals; develop and administer branch or section budget; make recommendations for future budget needs.
  • Supervise the mechanical maintenance and physical upkeep of the library.
  • Interview and select staff; schedule, assign, train, encourage, review and correct the work of assigned staff including entry level Librarians, Library Associates, Library Technicians, Library Assistants, Library Pages and volunteers.
  • Assist management staff in the development and interpretation of Library policies and procedures, goals, long-term objectives and short-term planning.
  • Serve the Main Library as well as all branches system-wide in regard to troubleshooting operating complaints, diagnosing sources of problems and providing training to library staff.
  • Develop special projects, programs, and services for branch clientele.
  • Assist in interpreting the Library's mission and programs to the public through community contacts and participation in community activities.
  • Search for bibliographic information; using bibliographic utilities, search for catalog records to match material; complete cataloging process; train staff in the use of the automated cataloging system.
  • Place orders for library materials; monitor budget for fund availability; select and requisition office equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and maintain a branch collection; develop a subject area collection; maintain collection by searching for information concerning additions, replacements, and withdrawals; perform other inventory maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Review and select new books; make decisions on the disposition of outdated materials within assigned subject area.
  • Maintain depository program for publications and documents within the library.
  • Conduct a variety of library related educational programs and activities, including story hour, library tours and instructional classes in library use as assigned.
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of workshops and training for staff development.
  • Prepare reading lists, bibliographies and special indexes; prepare bulletin board displays.
  • Serve at the reference desk and respond to difficult or technical reference and information questions.
  • Supervise and assist in the registration of new customers; explain and enforce library policies and procedures; assist customers in selecting and in making effective use of library materials; instruct customers in the use of the library and availability of materials.
  •  Direct and participate in the maintenance of various files and records; prepare regular and special statistical and narrative reports.
  • Read professional publications and book reviews to keep informed on new publications, trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.

Education and Experience: "Branch Supervisor" Positions:
  • Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible professional library experience.

(Non "Branch Supervisor" Positions: Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science Degree from an accredited college or university. Experience: None required.)

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Must be able to work irregular schedules including evenings and weekends.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Monday, February 1, 2016

University of California, Berkeley - Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources

Next Review Date: February 29th, 2016 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee)

Final Filing Date: June 30th, 2016


Salary based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting July 1, 2016.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources. The AUL will provide vision and leadership in the development of scholarly resources and is responsible for the development and assessment of programs and services that enhance Berkeley’s rich resources and their use. Scholarly resources are broadly defined at Berkeley to include its library and archival collections, licensed digital resources, and formal scholarly communications. As a leader at UC Berkeley, the AUL works closely with faculty and library staff across the campus and University of California system.


Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library leadership team, the AUL has the responsibility for strategic planning, service management, and program initiatives in the broad area of scholarly resources and communications in support of UC Berkeley’s academic programs. The AUL is a key participant in budgetary, assessment, and strategic planning activities.

Lead development and management of scholarly resources
The AUL leads substantial collection and licensing programs and launches new resource access services and initiatives. The AUL works closely with campus faculty, including the Library Committee of the Academic Senate, on matters of development and stewardship of diverse collections and their equally diverse scholarly uses. The AUL also draws upon the expertise of library staff, the other UC Libraries, the California Digital Library, and the broader library community to set priorities and policies focused on resources development and preservation of resources in print and digital formats.

Lead a program to improve practices in scholarly communication
The AUL serves as the primary spokesperson for scholarly communications and resources to faculty, students, and other library patrons. The AUL enables the success of librarians and staff who bring subject and functional expertise to the scholarly communication and resource development process. Inspired by new forms of scholarship and models of publishing, the AUL works with colleagues to identify promising trends and launch initiatives that encourage these new directions. The AUL will be responsible for a new and growing program led by the library to improve the dissemination, quality, and cost efficiency of scholarly communications.

Lead a cross-library program to develop and improve systematic assessment of resources and services
The AUL sets priorities for and oversees the scholarly resources budget, establishes criteria of excellence for all aspects of providing access to resources, and coordinates and leads library-wide assessment activities (including, for example, acquisition, access, use, and preservation of resources as well as services supporting scholarly communications).

The AUL manages the library’s scholarly communications, acquisitions, and preservation units and collaborates closely with other leadership team members. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead cross- cutting programs related to this portfolio. The incumbent represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional, national, and international bodies and contributes to the library and information science profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in related professional organizations.

Minimum basic qualification at time of application
● Advanced degree (Masters or PhD or equivalent degree) by application date

Additional required qualifications by start date in position
● Proven ability to lead in a highly collaborative and quickly evolving institution
● Experience leading the development of major print and digital collections in support of research and teaching
● Leadership experience and strong knowledge of scholarly communications issues and models across disciplines and globally
● Experience with assessment of resources and resource-related services
● A record of publications, presentations, and service to the profession that demonstrates experience, insight, and leadership ability at the national level
● Effective budget management and analysis skills
● Effective personnel management and team building skills, including goal-setting, talent development, and constructive performance analysis and feedback
● Superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills
● Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities in an academic setting

Additional preferred qualifications
● Master’s from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree
● Experience and success with library fundraising and grant writing
● Experience in assessing the quality, impact, and value of non-collections library services and programs

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Berkeley has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Applicants should submit three separate documents: a detailed letter of application; a resume; and a list of minimally three references, including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant. To submit an application, visit Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted at the same web address, or the search firm representatives can be contacted at the address or phone number listed below.

Deborah Hodson and Rebecca Isaacson
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905



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Pasadena City College - 2 Librarian Positions (Public Services & Instruction, Technical Services & Acquisitions)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2016 by 4:00 PM

Pasadena City College is hiring two full-time, tenure-track librarians. We are seeking one Public Services & Instruction Librarian and one Technical Services & Acquisitions Librarian commencing with the 2016-2017 academic year.  We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming culture that positively engages and impacts our diverse student population. The ethnic composition of our student population is 49% Hispanic/Latino, 23.9% Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% two or more races, 7% White, 3.8% African American, and .1% American Indian or Alaska
Native. We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who share our vision and are willing to work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. We value working in an environment of collaboration, support, shared leadership among all groups: faculty, staff, administration, and students. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


  • Taking a leading role in a library service area, which may include operational oversight, training, scheduling, and mentoring
  • Providing in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to students and faculty
  • Designing and teaching subject-specific library information literacy sessions, workshops and classes as needed
  • Collaborating with colleagues and faculty to develop student-centered information literacy programs, services and resources
  • Developing and leading outreach and liaison programs and services
  • Engaging in collection development activities through the assessment, selection and de-selection of materials
  •  Participating in analysis of current library services and the development/implementation of new library services, policies and procedures
  • Collegially participating and contributing to all areas of the library operation
  • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
  • Contributing to the college’s planning and shared governance process through active participation in library and intercampus committees and activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree in library science or library and information science, OR the equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide documentation to support equivalent qualifications.


  • High level of self-motivation, adaptability and flexibility
  • Strong public service and outreach skills and a commitment to customer relations and user-centered library services
  • Current experience overseeing acquisitions, processing and accessibility of materials for the library’s collection
  • Willingness to work with and support basic skills students
  • Ability to apply technology to enhance information literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy and assessment
  • Current experience in preparing and delivering effective and engaging instructional sessions
  • Ability to develop user guides, research guides and online tutorials
  • Demonstrated collaboration, leadership and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of standard personal computer software (such as Microsoft Office applications) and web editing tools
  • Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to the College’s goal of inclusion and a demonstrated history of working effectively, respectfully, and productively with diverse populations


Eleven Months, 100% - Tenure-track positions beginning July 2016.
Librarians work thirty-five (35) hours per week as librarian with an additional 5 hours per week unassigned for professional growth and development activities, college governance, and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.


Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is on the District Contract Monthly Faculty Salary Schedule which is available on-line at
Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.


Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC’s Talent Applicant System (ATS) at Applications completed and received by 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC’s Talent Applicant System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and “open until filled,” unless otherwise stated.
  • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees. Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.


For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
1. A list of at least five references (name, address, phone number, email address, and position)
2. A detailed letter of application addressing your qualifications for this position and discussing your experience and abilities relating to each of the points listed under “The Responsibilities,” “Minimum Qualifications,” and “Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities.”
3. Professional resume
4. Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
5. Three recent letters of recommendation (must be dated within 12 months from date of the application and included with the application packet)
6. A brief (no more than one page) separately attached response to the following question: According to studies and anecdotal evidence, many college students prefer to use Google instead of library databases for conducting research. Create an information literacy plan that would address this situation. What promotional ideas would you implement? Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

San Jose State University - Science Librarian

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016 or until filled

Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Science Librarianship. The Science Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
  • Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation, and information literacy/instruction
  • Potential for scholarly research and/or professional achievement
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross- cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
  • Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in Science-related field or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works


1. Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.

2. Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.

3. Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.

4. Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.

5. Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus and system-wide committees and/or task forces.

6. Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Negotiable, but March 2016 preferred.

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Ruth E. Kifer, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at Please visit our websites at and For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at

For full consideration upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation, and list of three professional references with contact information by January 15, 2016.

The position will remain open until filled.