Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The City of Redwood City - Library Division Manager

Close Date: Dec 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Salary: $9,323.00 - $11,185.00 Monthly

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The Redwood City Public Library seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, technologically savvy, and community-focused manager to manage the Customer Experience division of the Library, and to serve as part of a highly effective management team for the Library.

Under General direction of the Library Director, the Library Division Manager provides highly complex staff assistance to the Library Director, and manages, directs, supervises, and coordinates services of the Downtown Library’s Customer Experience division.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, managing the following elements of library services: front-line customer service; selecting, cataloging and processing of library materials;  nformation technology services and projects; virtual services; library page staff; and the Downtown computer lab. The position requires extensive knowledge of contemporary customer service approaches; principles of collection management and organization; project management; trends in library technology; web design, social media, and electronic resources; and management and mentorship of professional and paraprofessional library staff. The Library Division Manager assists in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget; and supervises specialized work teams.


The ideal candidate will work proactively with others to achieve the Library’s strategic goals in a fun, creative, fast-paced, innovative team environment. While the position is based at the Downtown Library, the Library Division Manager is responsible for numerous projects and services that impact all four Redwood City Public Library locations, and the ideal candidate will bring flexibility, an eye to the future, and a big picture view of library services to their decision-making processes.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education & Experience:
A Master of Library Science degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association is required. Candidates should also have five years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in public libraries, including significant supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary customer service approaches
  • Trends in library technology
  • Web design, social media, and electronic resources
  • Principles of supervision, team building, training, personnel management, performance evaluation, and employee relations
  • Principles of collection management and organization
Ability to:

  • Manage and mentor professional and paraprofessional library staff
  • Manage complex projects with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the budget for a division
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those supervised and contacted in the course of work
  • Plan, communicate, delegate, and monitor a variety of concurrent projects
  • Identify and analyze community needs; develop and implement library programs and services which are responsive to the needs of the community

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential job functions of this classification.

Irvine Valley College - Library Assistant III (one or more positions)

Job Open Date: 11/18/2015

Job Close Date: 12/03/2015

Term: 12 Months/Year

Pay Range: Classified Range 121, Step 1 is $3,502.00 per month.

Hours per week: 40

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri from 7:30am to 4:00pm (30 min lunch)

Receives Benefits: Yes

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Summary Description:

Under direction from assigned library supervisory or management staff, performs a wide variety of technical and clerical duties in support of various sections/functions of the library including acquiring, cataloging, and circulating material for a specific function of the library; supervises student workers and oversees circulation desk activities during assigned hours; oversees assigned functional area; and provides information and assistance to library patrons. May receive technical training and work direction from professional Librarians or other higher-level library staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the advanced journey level class in the Library Assistant series independently performing a full range of technical and clerical duties in support of assigned library function/program area. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Library Assistant II level by the performance of the most complex operational duties assigned to Library Assistants. Positions at this level regularly train and supervise student workers, oversee the circulation desk during evening or other assigned hours, oversee assigned functional/program area, catalog materials, and conduct complex bibliographic searches. This class is distinguished from the Library Technician classification in that positions allocated to the Library Technician classification perform and supervise technical and public service library duties on an on-going basis. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

  • Library services, materials, practices, and operating procedures.
  • Operating characteristics of a circulation desk in a community college library.
  • Basic principles of training and supervision.
  • Technical and clerical support duties applicable to a library.
  • Library terminology.
  • Practices and techniques used in the classification and cataloging of library materials.
  • Computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system databases and basic procedures for entry of information and materials.
  • Bibliographic search techniques.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping.
  • Basic principles of report preparation.
  • Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
  • Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.
  • Basic mathematical concepts.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

  • Understand the organization and operation of the library and assigned program area, services, and functions as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply general administrative, office, and operating policies and procedures of the library.
  • Assist in developing and implementing library policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the activities and operations of the circulation desk during assigned hours.
  • Assume responsibility for the activities and operations of assigned desk/area.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of assigned student workers.
  • Ensure efficient and courteous services to library patrons in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform a full range of technical and clerical duties in support of the assigned library program area or function.
  • Order, receive, and catalog library materials.
  • Apply library practices and procedures in the cataloging and processing of library materials.
  • Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system databases.
  • Conduct complex bibliographic searches and correct errors and conflicts as needed.
  • Provide assistance and respond appropriately to requests and inquiries from students, staff, faculty, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone.
  • Deal with irate patrons in a calm manner.
  • Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Compile and organize data and information.
  • Maintain filing systems.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
  • Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized coursework or on-the-job training in library science or library practices and procedures.

Three years of increasingly responsible technical and clerical library experience including two years of experience at the level of a Library Assistant II.

Conditions of Employment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a library; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person with students, staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort. Positions may be required to work some weekend and evening hours; may be required to adjust work schedule to meet library needs.

Physical Demands:
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a library; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate library and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities and operations of the circulation desk during the evening or other hours as assigned; ensure patrons are served quickly and courteously and that materials are checked in and out in accordance with established library policies and procedures.
  • Oversee assigned operations during assigned hours including to oversee computer commons area; maintain library atmosphere; resolve student problems.
  • Train and supervise student workers; assign and review work; provide guidance and respond to questions; participate as requested in the selection, scheduling, and discipline of student workers.
  • Assist in developing and implementing library policies and procedures; make recommendations for improved services in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining all aspects of the Reserve Room; catalog, process, and maintain reserve materials; perform bibliographic searches for reserve materials using automated library systems and databases; maintain, add, delete, track, and monitor reserve room materials; prepare reserves report; notify faculty and staff of overdue material; resolve conflicts and errors in bibliographic records for reserve items.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining all aspects of the periodicals area of the library; order periodicals, newspapers, and indexes for library collection; prepare and maintain lists and reports relating to the periodicals collection; prepare duplicating orders and forms for necessary copies; process new periodicals including to sort, enter issue information into computer, type and apply labels, stamp, insert anti-theft strips, and place on display racks and in stacks; claim missing periodicals and newspapers; maintain periodicals including to repair, reinforce, tape pages, and laminate covers; retrieve and reshelf periodicals; perform weeding of periodicals collection as required including to make changes of holdings recommendations, remove old issues, clean shelves, shift current holdings, re-label shelves, update holdings list.
  • Assist students, instructors, and other patrons at the circulation desk, Audio Visual/periodicals area, reserve room, or other assigned library desk/area; check out books and other library materials; check in library materials and prepare/process materials for return to the circulating collection; renew material including by telephone; provide minor supplies to patrons; register new patrons; input accounts and issue library cards; notify patron of lost picture ID cards; notify patrons of filled book requests.
  • Provide support to the audio visual public services desk; assist students with audio visual equipment including televisions, VHS and DVD players, headphones, cassette and record players, and microfiche and microfilm readers; search database for video requests; inspect audio visual material and equipment; check tapes, films, and records for damage or distortion; make duplicate cassettes and collect fees; check out media course videos; retrieve and reshelf audio visual items.
  • Assist in cataloging functions and activities; locate bibliographic information for items on established databases; download bibliographic information; perform descriptive/copy cataloging and original cataloging; assist Librarian with subject cataloging; maintain individual item records in library database; maintain authority records related to bibliographic records.
  • Oversee and participate in the maintenance and updating of the patron database; oversee and participate in maintaining the database for the reserve room, periodicals, and audio-visual materials.
  • Participate in processes to identify overdue items by running reports and checking shelves; notify patrons of overdue items; receive, process, and record overdue fines; count, balance, and record money received; search for/locate books turned in; place and release holds as required; participate in notifying collection agency of patron accounts that meet criteria of overdue items or fines and notify collection agency when patron has cleared any outstanding debts with the library.
  • Research missing books per public/interdepartmental requests.
  • Provide public assistance/information; respond to in-person and telephone requests for library materials, services, and information; assist library patrons in routine information requests; answer directional questions.
  • Assist patrons with library equipment; provide instruction on the use of library computers; troubleshoot problems with copiers and provides cash refunds for problems with copiers, printers, and AV equipment.
  • Assist in general library maintenance functions; shelf books; evaluate and maintain orderliness of shelved materials including to read shelves, clean shelves, and shift books; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding, repairing, or discarding; mend materials; assist with annual inventory of library materials.
  • Assist in preparing print and non-print materials for introduction into the library collection; physically process books including to stamp new books with property stamp, paste date due slips inside book, add security strip inside book, add protective covering, add barcode label, and type and add call number label to spine of book.
  • Receive interlibrary loan requests; obtain materials using interlibrary loan service.
  • Perform general clerical work; type a variety of documents; answer phones; enter information into computer; maintain files and records; sort and distribute mail, correspondence, and other materials.
  • Assist with various projects and special assignments as assigned; assist in recording, tabulating, and compiling data and statistics for summary reports.
  • Perform library opening duties; turn on computers for student and staff use; collect, stamp, and date daily newspapers and contact newspaper vendors if daily newspapers were not delivered as necessary.
  • Perform library closing duties as assigned; play closing tape; secure money; turn off equipment; ensure all items are returned; clear building of patrons; turn off lights.
  • May assist and provide back-up support to other library staff and in other areas of the library.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings, conferences, and workshops; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in library science; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties as required.

UC Davis - Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Special Collections Department

Closing date: Candidates applying by January 6, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Salary: Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 - $67,509). Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.

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Position Overview

The University of California, Davis, University Library invites applications for the position of Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and education programs that enhance access to and understanding of a broad range of rare book, manuscript, archival, and digital materials.

This position will promote access and use of unique and primary source material in support of teaching and research by the UC Davis and broader communities. The Instruction and Outreach librarian will plan and implement outreach opportunities in collaboration with other library units and programs. The position provides leadership and direction in the design, delivery, and assessment of innovative methods of teaching with special collections; collaborates with faculty and others to develop effective teaching strategies utilizing information technologies and special collections materials; provides traditional and virtual reference services; develops online and physical exhibits; facilitates donor relations; and acts as the Special Collection Department's lead on social media and related communications.

Scope of the Special Collections Department

The Special Collections Department houses unique materials with strengths in agriculture, American and British literature, apiculture, botany, British history, entomology, religion, viticulture and enology, and zoology. A major focus of Special Collections is the history and culture of California's Central Valley and surrounding regions, including the Eastman Photograph Collection of over 13,000 images of northern California.

The department holds a major research collection on the history of agricultural technology, the F. Hal Higgins collection. Other important collections in the agricultural and food sciences include the A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Beverages Library, the Ferry-Morse Seed Company archives, and fruit crate label collections. Viticulture and enology collections support major programs at the University of California, Davis, and include the Maynard A. Amerine papers, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms archives on California wineries, and wine label collections.

Special Collections houses a number of research-level collections in the humanities, such as the personal papers of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gary Snyder and the Kohler British Poetry Collection. There are especially strong holdings in 20th-century experimental theater including the archives of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Living Theater. The department holds significant collections supporting the study of the political and social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries including radical politics, as well as the contributions and history of women, gays, Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Chicanos.

UC Davis and University Library

UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California's capital, UC Davis has more than 34,000 students, the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics, and 17,400 staff. The campus has an annual research budget of over $750 million, a comprehensive health system, and about two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and the number one university in the world for agricultural research, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing. The UC Davis University Library is among the top 100 research libraries in North America, and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other top organizations.

Position Responsibilities
Under the general oversight of the Head of Special Collections:

  • Partner with subject specialist librarians, the University Archivist, and others to develop effective in-person and online classes, presentations, and exhibits that utilize primary resources and other collections (rare book and print materials, manuscripts, historical photographs, University Archives, and ephemera collections, etc.).
  • Collaborate with academic faculty and departments, often in partnership with Library subject specialists to integrate Special Collections and University Archives materials into the curricula, so as to provide a hands-on learning experience for students in the use of primary sources.
  • Provide reference services and support day-to-day operations.
  • Enhance departmental/education presence using social media (such as Facebook, blogs, and Twitter) and other emerging technologies as a means to engage the campus and community with Special Collections materials.
  • Participate in Library programs such as Archives and Institutional Assets Program, Data Management Program, and others as appropriate. Serve on library and campus committees to contribute to other relevant activities and events.
  • Actively participates in special events that spotlight Special Collections through exhibits, programs, and presentations both on and off-site and during regular hours, nights, and weekends.
  • UC Davis librarians are expected to participate in library and system-wide conversations and planning, to be able to work comfortably in a collegial environment, and to be active professionally.
  • Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of experience in an academic special collections library or museum setting with significant responsibilities in education and reference.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in current practices and emerging trends relating to the operation of a special collections or museum.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to determine information and research needs of a wide-range of users including students and faculty to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of tools.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing, planning, and managing projects and workflows with changing workload requirements and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively with multiple constituencies in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as faculty, students, scholars, donors, development staff, alumni, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and outreach for educational services, such as websites, exhibitions and/or public programming.
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second master's degree in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media tools to teach with or meaningfully disseminate information on digital and other collections.
  • Demonstrated experience with a broad range of academic subjects utilizing or promoting special collections materials.
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies.
  • Experience writing and applying for grants.
  • Familiarity with copyright and privacy issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Santa Cruz - County Public Library - ILS Systems Administrator - Full TIme

ILS Systems Administrator,
Santa Cruz City-County Public Libraries, Santa Cruz

SALARY: $38.94 – $52.71 Hourly; $6,750.00 – $9,136.00 Monthly

The Santa Cruz City-County Public Library IT Department is looking for a Systems Administrator/ILS Manager to oversee all aspects of the operation and configuration of our vendor-supported Integrated Library Systems (ILS), currently Polaris, in a virtualized Windows Server environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • As the Polaris ILS Manager, the Systems Administrator will orchestrate the management of the ILS in a cross-functional team approach with the ILS Coordinator and Library IT Staff; to maximize the system’s capabilities in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and circulation.
  • The Polaris ILS Manager will also support 3rd party products that interface with Polaris (such as self-serve kiosks and credit card readers) and work with vendors to implement, operate and optimize all related systems.
  • As Systems Administrator; act as the Help Desk Manager, supporting desktops, laptops, and other devices, with two FTE under your direction; Maintain and update a library-wide inventory of computer hardware and software, and create a replacement and maintenance plan; Participate in technology planning which supports the mission and services of the Library and act as a lead contributor to the Library Information Technology team.

  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server and Workstation O/S;
  • SQL Server Administration and Scripting;
  • Windows Active Directory; IIS;
  • PowerShell scripting; and other Windows system and network utilities is required. 

Pleasant Hill - John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus - Library Assistant - Part Time

Library Assistant
John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 10:14 am

Program/Department: Library Services

Type: Part-time

Location: Pleasant Hill

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus is seeking a Library Assistant to work part time (20-hour per week). This position will include Saturdays and is a non-exempt. non-benefited position.

The Berkeley Campus Learning Resource Center supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of master’s level programs in Holistic Counseling Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Museum Studies. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant provides library circulation services and basic reference support in the library, and media technology support in the classrooms, library and computer labs. The Library Assistant performs circulation functions and may assist with shelving, serials check-in and other circulation tasks as assigned. In the absence of the Librarian, the Assistant provides basic reference assistance and helps patrons search the library catalog and research databases. Media technology responsibilities include providing classroom AV set-up, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and providing instruction on equipment use to faculty, students, and guest presenters.


  • The requirements of this position include a Bachelor’s degree or two years of college plus a library technician certificate.

Knowledge of:
  • Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification system, Koha integrated library system and database searching is desirable.
  • Familiarity with both Windows and Mac applications is also desirable.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

To apply:
please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to with BerkLibAsst in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled. 

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - 40% Librarian - Part Time


Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted:11/5/2015

Contact: Janelle Reuter

Number Openings: (At time of posting)1

Length of Work Year: 2015-2016 School Year

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: Certificated Salary Schedule

Location: 20% Cordova High and 20% Mitchell Middle School


Under the direction of the Principal, develops and maintains a media program to provide for and complement the curriculum needs of the school.

  • Credential: Librarian Credential
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and administers a budget to maintain a library collection to update reference materials, make new acquisitions in multi-media to supplement the curriculum and to provide for individual interests.
  • Provides orientation instruction to groups of students of types of materials available and how to find and utilize those materials.
  • Through group and individual contact, works with students to develop effective thinking and cultivate useful work habits and study skills; provides the opportunity for the exploration of a wide range of significant interest.
  • Provides a professional collection of materials.
  • Prepares bibliographies on subjects requested incorporating the use of all possible media to suffice group or individual needs.
  • Assists the teacher in locating materials and suggesting means of utilizing all media in preparation of units of study.
  • Participates as a functioning member of curriculum committees.
  • Supervises the ordering and processing of all materials.
  • Maintains necessary records.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises student library assistants.
  • Supervises and evaluates para-professionals and clerical staff members in the center and assists administration in the selection of new personnel for the media center.
  • Compiles and prepares material for reports in progress to the principal and/or District administration, as requested.

Requirements for Applying

Valid California Library Media Teacher Services Credential

Must submit on-line application to apply. Required documents must be scanned and added to the application as attachments. We do not accept transmission via e-mail or fax.  Documents The submission of at least on document from each of the following group is required for this position:  

*Letter of Introduction 
*Resume *Credential Copy 
*Letter (s) of Recommendation (up to three preferred)

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - Sutter Middle School - Middle School Library Technician - Full Time


Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted:11/19/2015

Contact: Laurie Hampton 916-294-9000 104408

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: Eleven Months

Employment Type: Full Time

Application Deadline : 11/29/2015 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $17.04 - $20.71 per hour

Location: Sutter Middle School - Itinerant Library Services

Hours/Months: 8 hours daily/11months

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Principal, the Middle School Library Technician is responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of a multi-media program focused on complementing the curriculum needs of the school; to perform professional library work related to ordering, processing, distribution, maintenance, and storage of a wide variety of print and audio-visual materials; to keep appropriate records, and do related work as required. The Middle School Library Technician assists students and teachers in the use of library facilities, equipment, and materials. The Middle School Library Technician is responsible for the supervision of the library, individually or in conjunction with co-workers. 

  • Two years of increasingly responsible sub-professional library experience, including work in media acquisition, cataloging, reference, audio visual, and compilation of bibliographies.
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and coursework in library science. Completion of minimum requirement for a Library Technician Certificate (21 semester units) is preferred.


Positions in this class are assigned to a middle school. The duties require a practical knowledge of library terminology and standard library practices which can be gained by experience in library technical work or by specialized training. Incumbents are expected to perform a variety of library procedures and materials related technical tasks, demonstrate proficiency in the use of audio-visual and basic standard office equipment. They work under the general supervision of a site administrator and may supervise the work of clerical help, student workers, or volunteers. 

  • Acquires all media material, including library text, classroom textbooks, and computer software, within budgetary guidelines and in support of curriculum needs. 
  • Ensures the availability of timely, current, relevant and quality media material to students and faculty. 
  • Develops and maintains an easy to use and technically accurate inventory management system of all media/text. 
  • Assists students and staff in becoming familiar with procedures, arrangement, location, and media in the library. 
  • Prepares budget and plans for ongoing operations, modernization and technology.
  • Initiates quality improvements to the library system to keep up-to-date with current trends. 
  • Charges and discharges media; manages collection process for over-due, lost or damaged text. 
  • Types orders, receives, classifies, and catalogues library media and departmental related materials. 
  • Compiles circulation statistics and other library information. 
  • Performs bibliographic verification of recommendations for purchases. 
  • Maintains files in card catalogue according to A.L.A. standards and records of library inventory. 
  • Maintains periodical check-in records and related correspondence. 
  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of various office equipment including copiers, audio-visual and a large number of personal computers. 
  • Assists in the ordering and circulation of samples of new instructional materials for evaluation by certificated staff. 
  • Prepares exhibits, displays, and bulletin boards; maintains an orderly and appropriate library environment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned and are reasonably related to the position. 

Knowledge of:
  • Library terminology and standard library practices and techniques including library filing systems and the Dewey decimal system;
  • the types and uses of media and the literature, publications, and the typical terminology related thereto;
  • standard reference books and other reference and bibliographical tools; budgeting and financial record keeping.

Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain rapport with students on an individual basis or in groups;
  • pursue work in an organized manner despite numerous interruptions; cope with the varied nature of the tasks in an expedient manner;
  • catalogue and classify typical varieties of library media and locate appropriate media materials to fill the needs of students and staff members;
  • keep accurate records and prepare reports from a variety of information including financial and statistical data, and lists of library media;
  • operate standard office and library equipment; perform responsible clerical work accurately;
  • type at a speed of 40 words per minute;
  • understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students staff and public.

Requirements for Applying
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume'
  • Two Letters of Recommendation