Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sacramento, California - Kaiser Permanente -- Assistant Medical Librarian – Full-Time

Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.

Provides technical and administrative support for medical library reference and information services. Performs on-line data searches and implements various computer systems utilized by the department. Assists the Manager, Library Operations by supporting and facilitating the content and direction of library services to the Medical Center, outlying clients and specialized resource collections.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts computerized literature searches using microcomputer and telecommunications software.
• Trains end-users on searching, use of indices and various reference tools and the use of Kaiser Permanente Library System (KPLS) to library clients.
• Assists the Manager, Library Operations in the orientation of clients and staff.
• Supervises interlibrary resource sharing through both the Kaiser Library System and Regional and National Library Systems.
• Consults with clients in resolving issues and works toward continuous improvement of library services.
• Catalogs book and non-book materials using classification and coding schemes.
• Functionally supervises department and library technical and clerical staff in absence of Manager, Library Operations.
• Evaluates software, hardware, systems, applications and databases and recommends implementation options.
• Keeps current on new and developing information services products and methodology to support the goals and vision of the Library Director in the Library's future role at the Medical Center.
• Delegates work to library technical and clerical staff and is familiar with Kaiser Permanente's personnel policies and procedures including workman's compensation, multicultural issues, union issues and the grievance procedure.
• Assists in planning the library collection development programs, goals and policies and procedures.
• Advises Manager, Library Operations on selection of library materials based on content expertise.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum one (1) year work experience in a library.
• ALA accredited master's degree in library science required.
License, Certification, Registration

Additional Requirements:
• Experience with on-line search systems and software programs, PC and LAN technologies, and internet technologies.
• Computer literacy and understanding of the complexities of microcomputer systems and knowledge of MEDLINE literature searching.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Murrieta, CA- Murreta Public Library- Office Specialist (Library Dept.)

Murrieta Public Library has an opening for a Full-Time Office Assistant. Please go to for details. Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 30 at 5 pm.

Job Line: 951.461.6020

$15.38-$18.70/hour (DOQ)
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5pm
(This recruitment is limited to the first 200 applications received)

All applications will be screened on completeness, education, training, and experience. Those applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Manager, or designee, may specify the eligible candidates to participate in the examination process or any part thereof. All candidates participate in the process at their own expense.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of typing and general clerical work of a
routine nature; provides detailed information and assistance to the public relating to departmental policies, procedures and activities; performs related work as assigned.

The City is seeking an individual with the following professional capabilities:

Types a variety of documents in draft and final form, such as correspondence, standard
forms, charts, and reports using a computer or word processing equipment; types from written, recorded, or printed sources and/or oral instructions; proofreads materials for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Prepares, validates, processes, and/or checks a variety of documents and records, such as invoices, confirming requisitions, and public notices for completeness, accuracy, and submission standards;
compiles and records fiscal and statistical data according to established procedures; may keep petty cash.

Receives the public/work unit clients and answers calls; determines how incoming calls should be routed; directs people to appropriate offices; answers routine questions; explains routine procedures, processes, or departmental activities; distributes and explains forms, such as applications or permits; obtains routine factual information to create or update client/work unit files; provides routine assistance; may facilitate registration for department activities and events such as Community Room reservations.

Compiles routine reports by extracting and/or tabulating information from a variety of sources, such as files, correspondence, meeting notes, logs, previous reports, and/or oral instruction; may assist with research and preparation of community relations programs and materials.

Recommends and assists in implementing office programs and clerical systems, procedures, and policies; provides temporary and vacation relief in similar occupational fields as necessary.

Sorts and/or files materials such as correspondence, records, applications, and documents; prepares mailings; maintains files, conducts systematic file search for misplaced materials; maintains cross reference files or notices; purges filing system.

Operates a variety of office equipment, such as cash register, radio, copiers, word processing or personal computer and peripheral equipment; may perform equipment/system maintenance checks.

Responsible for daily City Hall run and the ordering, distribution and monitoring of all library
and office supplies.


Working knowledge of:  related office methods and procedures; office equipment operation;
Microsoft Office Suite. Skill in the operation of a variety of office equipment; keyboard operation at a rate of 45 net wpm with no more than 10 errors.

Ability to: use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; understand and follow
verbal and written directions; receive the public in person or over the phone; apply and
explain regulations, policies, and procedures; maintain records and perform specific
program activities; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience: One year of experience in related clerical work, involving a variety of typing
and/or office operation responsibilities; including or supplemented by training in the clerical
occupational field. Work experience in a library or public agency is desirable. Or any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for
satisfactory job performance.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Class C California driver license and a
satisfactory driving record (will be required for some assignments). Successful completion of an extensive background investigation and a pre-employment physical with drug screen are required.


VACATION, HOLIDAYS & LEAVE: The City provides 152 hours of annual leave and 11 paid holidays.

RETIREMENT: The City is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Classic PERS Members: 2%@60. New PERS Members: 2%@62.
HEALTH: The City offers a variety of health plans and pays up to a maximum amount.

DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE: City paid for employee and family.



DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees are eligible for membership in deferred
compensation plans through ICMA and Nationwide.

For application materials, please call 951/461-6020.

A City application must be submitted to:

Human Resources Department
City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, California 92562

Photocopies or faxes are acceptable. Resumes are encouraged but NOT accepted in lieu of completing any portion of the required application materials. Failure to submit fully completed application materials may jeopardize your opportunity for full consideration. Postmarks are
NOT accepted. Application materials should NOT be submitted in binders of any form.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kentfield, Indian Valley (Novato), &/or Online, California -- College of Marin –Librarian – Part-time Temporary Pool

Link to Job

Closing Date: Continuous

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, librarians could work on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses as part of the regular assignment.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:
  • Assisting and instructing students, faculty and staff in information literacy skills, using print and electronic resources at the reference desk
  • Prepare and present general and subject-specific class information literacy sessions or workshops, including the use of the online catalog, databases, and web resources
  • Participating in collection development to maintain and enhance the library collection
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
Note:  College of Marin’s faculty/librarian pools are open to applications on a continuous basis.  Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool.  Screening and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department desires.  Applications received after that time will remain on file for the next screening period. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.
 Essential Functions:

Provide instruction in the use of information resources and the development of information competency skills:
  • Teach library research and information literacy skills at the Reference Desk
  • Prepare and present general and subject-specific class library orientations, including the use of the online catalog, databases, and web resources
  • Teach library/information literacy skills workshops or courses
  • Collaborate with other college faculty in developing information competency components within their disciplines
  • Assess and utilize appropriate technologies for delivering instruction to on-campus, remote, and online students
Collection Development:
  • Assist in the selection, acquisition, and de-selection of all library materials in order to maintain and enhance the library collection
  • Actively promote the use of library resources and services by assisting faculty in identifying, locating, acquiring, offering, and using library resources and services to support classroom instruction
  • Act as an effective liaison to faculty in assigned departments/programs
  • Provide research/reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff
  • Serve on regularly scheduled reference hours, including evenings and possibly weekends
Other Duties:
  • Advise, assist, and evaluate student performance and learning outcomes
  • Contribute to development of programs, policies, and procedures
  • Participate as needed in college professional committees and activities
  • Maintain currency and knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 Requirements & Desirables:

1.)  A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science; or
2.)  The equivalent; and
3.)  Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

A.)  Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy skills
B.)  At least three years' professional library experience, preferably in a college or university library
C.)  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of instructional methods for teaching college students information literacy skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes and Skills)
  • Ability to teach research skills, using print and electronic resources, including the Internet
  • Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated successful reference/public service experience in an urban community college/academic or public library environment, serving patrons of diverse backgrounds and needs
  • Demonstrated experience in applying technology and telecommunications solutions to the delivery of information in library environments including electronic access equipment for library computers/peripherals
  • Demonstrated familiarity with creating and delivering information over a variety of computer platforms, client/server protocols and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and updating library web sites
  • Demonstrated experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and other web programming languages and tools
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated effective experience with current and emerging digital library technologies and print resources required to meet the informational and educational needs of a very diverse clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to create online library materials using resources such as Wikis, web software, HTML, CGI, course management software and other web development tools
  • Ability to assist students, faculty, and staff in the use of computer, audiovisual, and multimedia software, mobile devices and equipment for research purposes
  • Experience or training in planning and implementing outreach and distance learning programs
  • Demonstrated ability to use an integrated library system (such as Millennium) to extract bibliographies, produce statistics, or generate reports
  • Ability to respond creatively and innovatively in an environment of rapid change
Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance
Tuberculin (TB) Clearance

A.  Cover Letter
B.  Resume
C.  Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree
D.  Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree
(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well.)

NOTE:  Attaching an unofficial copy of your transcript is acceptable for application purposes, as long as it confers the degree.  An official transcript would be required upon hire.

City of Anaheim, CA – Anaheim Public Library – Library Assistant -- Full-Time

Close Date: October 22, 2014

Salary:  $4,009.20 - $4,874.13 Monthly

The Anaheim Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant to serve as the lead person for the Bookmobile and Central library, and to perform complex, responsible paraprofessional library work.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide support to Librarians by assisting with program development, outreach, and collection maintenance for the Bookmobile and Central Library.
  • Assist patrons with basic reference and light research, utilizing standard print and non-print resources. Refer more difficult reference queries to appropriate professional staff.
  • Advise and assist library patrons in the use of library services and tools such as equipment and catalogs; conduct a variety of instructional classes in library technology and resource use.
  • Establish and maintain effective customer service for library patrons and provide customer service training for staff.
  • Develop and coordinate library programming, including conducting classes, cultural events, clubs, and special events.
  • Select materials and develop story time programs; implement program service delivery including children's story-time, outreach to schools, community events, class visits, and library tours.
  • Implement library policies and procedures; resolve patron concerns.
  • Complete or supervise completion of a variety of complex clerical duties, including maintaining detailed records, verifying accuracy of information, researching discrepancies, and recording information.
  • Participate in selection of full and part-time staff; train, evaluate, schedule, and provide direction and functional supervision to part-time Library Technicians, full and part-time Bookmobile Library Clerks, other support staff and library volunteers.
  • Assist with the development of library collections, including ordering, withdrawals, and inventory controls; make internal recommendations on the selection of books and other library materials.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Previous public Library experience in a senior clerical or paraprofessional job.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of supervision and training; literature and current events; applications of automated library circulation system; general principles of current public library services and programs; core library operating principles and reference tools; principles, practices, and techniques of public relations, community outreach, and service promotion; principles and practices of grant writing, data collection and report preparation; record keeping principles and procedures; modern office practices and technology; basic software application packages; basic math; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, City staff and other agencies' staff. Working with children and students is highly desirable.
  • The ability to perform varied, complex paraprofessional library work accurately and under minimal supervision; develop presentations and age appropriate programs; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines; conduct research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective reports; access, retrieve, enter, and update information using current computer technology; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Library Science or a related field and four (4) years of advanced clerical, technical, or paraprofessional library services experience or at least two (2) years of experience equivalent to Library Technician.
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish is highly desirable.
  • The ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's License may be required for certain job assignments.
  • Having or the ability to obtain a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License is desirable.

Supplemental Information:

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process includes, but is not limited to, an oral interview.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference/background check (to include a conviction record), pass a post offer pre-employment medical examination, which will include a drug/alcohol screening.

The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication through U.S. mail.

San Francisco, CA -- Alliant International University --Electronic Resources Librarian

About Alliant International University:

Alliant International University is a nationally ranked and recognized fully accredited learning institution that educates and prepares students to work in a multicultural/international world. With campuses and learning centers across California and in Japan, Hong Kong, and Mexico, Alliant brings a unique global perspective to its curriculum and challenges its students with a practical sense of the world and current affairs. Enhancing Alliant’s multi-cultural atmosphere is the diversity of its nearly 4,000 students from 49 states and over 75 countries.  Offering courses of study in a wide range of professional and world-changing fields including psychology, education, business, law and forensics, Alliant provides a vibrant interactive academic environment for its faculty and an exciting job opportunity for all its employees.

Job Description:

The Electronic Resources Librarian, under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, provides cataloging and acquisitions management, and participates on a team responsible for research and reference services.

The Librarian will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of Alliant University. The incumbent will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of Alliant University’s Mission and Vision.

  1. In collaboration with the University Librarian, maintain the library’s A-to-Z list of online journals, configure and maintain the library link resolver, and troubleshoot issues with accessing online book and journal content as they arise.  The ERL will also assist with online database selection, configuration and maintenance. The ERL, in collaboration with the Digital Repository Librarian, will also play an integral role in the selection, configuration and maintenance of the library’s digital repository.  Finally, the ERL will take on the process of receiving, importing and processing electronic invoices for Alliant library’s journal subscriptions.
  2. Research and Reference Services:  Work with a multi-campus team in ongoing development of reference services for Alliant’s patrons, utilizing technologies such as Web 2.0 interfaces and social networking sites.  Remain current with emerging technologies and their application to library services.  Work with the Library Systems Manager to effectively integrate new initiatives with the current integrated library system.  Provide in-person reference and research assistance as needed.
  3. Dissertation Clearance: Perform final format clearance of completed dissertations. Oversee transmission of dissertation manuscripts to print and online platforms.
  4. Other:  Manage or participate in special projects as needed, both locally and with system-wide Library colleagues.  As assigned, direct and supervise the work of Library Assistants and Student Assistants.


Education:  Master of Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited school

  1. Previous experience in an academic library
  2. Working knowledge of descriptive cataloging standards, including AACR2 and Library of Congress classification and subject headings. Familiarity with APA writing style.
  3. Familiarity with library automation, including online databases, integrated library systems, the Internet and electronic journals; experience cataloging in MARC format and on the OCLC system.

Essential Job Functions:
  1. Maintain online journals and library link resolver
  2. Oversee receipt, import and processing of electronic journal subscriptions invoices
  3. Assist with online database selection, configuration and maintenance
  4. Stay current with social networking sites as they apply to library services
  5. Oversee transmission of dissertation manuscripts

Management Skills: Payments and progress of completed dissertations to publishing platform

Supervisor Responsibilities:  Supervise Library Assistants and Student Assistants as needed

Other Requirements:
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines, and maintain composure under high stress conditions
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Additional Information:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:
Please include a cover letter, resume and three professional references with your submission.