Thursday, April 10, 2014

San Francisco - Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep - High School Library Assistant

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To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Danielle Farinacci, Librarian, at 

Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s busy high school library seeks a reliable, part-time Library Assistant to open the Library at 7:00 am and work until 1:00 pm during the school year. Position begins August 19, 2014.
Our library program focuses on preparing our students for university-level research. The library is a state-of-the-art facility with a warm and friendly environment, staffed by two full-time librarians and two library assistants.
We are looking for a tech-savvy multitasker who would enjoy supporting students and teachers in an academic environment. Must have expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, online databases, and audiovisual technology. Sense of humor and experience working with students a plus. Duties include: performs clerical routines, including word processing and typing; manages the routine for the circulation of materials and distribution of equipment; manages periodical subscriptions, processing and routing; assists students and teachers in locating materials and using computers; assists in the supervision of students the Library; assists with inventory. Benefits and lunch included.
Desired Qualifications:
-BA/BS degree or Library Tech Certification
-Experience working in a library setting
-Experience working with students a plus
-Experience with Google Apps a plus
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is a Roman Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school located a few blocks from San Francisco's Civic Center. The school is owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and sponsored by the Christian Brothers and the Daughters of Charity. It has a diverse student population of 1250 students reflecting the demographics of the city. Although the institution dates back to 1852, the facility is modern. During the past decade, nearly 100% of students have continued on to higher education each year.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Buena Park - Buena Park Library District - Librarian I - full-time
The Buena Park Library District is seeking an enthusiastic professional with excellent customer service skills. The ideal candidate will have strong reference and collection development experience, knowledge of basic cataloging, and the creativity to contribute towards the library’s social media presence.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish highly desirable.
Annual Salary $ 45,926 -- $62,841
Last day to apply : 5 pm, Friday, April 4 , 2014
Duties: Performs professional duties , including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development , cataloging , and program planning for all library patrons. Works at the Public Services Desk and assist s library patrons in using the Computer Center . Required to act as Librarian - in - Charge, when needed. Interacts with community groups to provide information about library services and resources. Responsible for content creation for the library’s blog and Facebook page.
Hours: Full - time position, including evenings and Saturdays. Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have excellent interpersonal skills. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from a regionally accredited library school. Public library experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have access to an insured vehicle.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to communicate easily and rapidly with customers in English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret job - related information and professional journals. Ability to write and deliver speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS : See job description for these details. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

San Francisco - South San Francisco Public Library - Library Program Manager

The position is in Patron Services overseeing the day-to-day operations and customer services of the Main Library including the “one desk” service model, community outreach and partnerships and public events planning and implementation. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic library management team, working collaboratively to plan, implement and evaluate facility and technology projects, as well as providing leadership in programming, collection development and community outreach activities. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rancho Cucamonga - Chaffey College - Reference Librarian

This is a full-time, tenure-track, librarian position. Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support, the primary assignment will be to provide library services to the college, its students, faculty, and staff, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. Although the assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus, transfers to Fontana or Chino may be possible per contract and need.

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT This assignment includes, but is not limited to, the following: Provide library reference service to the college community, including suggested search strategies and guidance in the use of electronic, Web - based, and print resources; Provide library instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations; Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses; Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner; Participate in collection development and management responsibilities; Collaborate with others to prepare reports, assessments, and data in support of program reviews, student learning outcomes, and self - studies; Serve on division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities; Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities; Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions; Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in library science, library and information science; OR Possession of a valid lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as a Reference Librarian; OR The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application); Clear sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students .

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by: Experience in providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of skills and goals; Experience in the delivery of electronic reference services; Working knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of library services and instruction; Ability to work collaboratively , productively, and collegially with faculty, classified staff, and student employees; Experience with and commitment to working with culturally and ethnically diverse groups; Experience with or commitment to underprepared adult learners; Effective oral and written communication skills; Experience in the development, implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Sacramento Public Library - Information Technology Technician

This is a technology position more than a library position. Make sure you have the computer skills when you apply.

Close Date: Apr 10, 2014
Salary: $22.57 - $30.25 Hourly

The Sacramento Public Library currently has an opening for an Information Technology Technician. The technician will install, configure, maintain, and repair information technology equipment. The technician will also perform routine tasks on computers, mobile devices, and attached peripheral equipment, troubleshoot, and provide technical assistance leading to resolution of technical issues. Other tasks and duties include help desk support of third-party software products.

This is a full-time, represented position under general direction by the Information Technology Supervisor. Please review the job description  for educational and experience requirements.

The hours for this position are Monday – Friday with rotating Saturdays (Scheduled days and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the Library system).

Ideal Candidate:

Please complete the following for consideration:

A application;
Cover letter;
Three (3) professional references needed;
Completed supplemental questions.

Only candidates with completed information will be considered.  Please note only one attachment is allowed.


 This is a full-time career opportunity with benefits.  Some of our benefits include:

    Choose from Health Net or Kaiser
    2 different Delta Dental plans
    VSP Vision Plan Option
    Short-Term Disability
    ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation
    AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
    Pre- Paid Legal
    Recognition Program
    California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)
    Tuition Reimbursement
    and more....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cypress - Cypress College - Dean, Library/Learning Resources and Instructional Support Programs and Services

Cypress College is hiring a Dean of Library/Learning Resources and Instructional Support Programs and Services.

San Mateo - College San Mateo - Librarian (Cataloging & Technical Services)

General Statement:
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide proactive leadership in the overall planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of cataloging, acquisitions and technical services. The Librarian also participates in other essential work areas including collection development, reference, and instruction including teaching a one-unit Library course each semester. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team and the ability to adapt to rapidly-changing Library, teaching, and learning environments. The assignment may include weekend and evening hours. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Catalog print and non-print resources using national standards like AACR2, MARC and emerging standards such as RDA and FRBR.
2 Provide leadership and technical expertise for the implementation and maintenance of print and online resources, including periodicals, research databases, eBooks and government documents.
3. Work with College, District, multi-type consortium partners, and vendors to recommend and implement new releases and platforms and to troubleshoot technology issues.
4. Collaborate with classroom faculty and student services colleagues to design learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and foster the integration of information competency skills into discipline-based curricula.
5. Provide reference services in person and remotely using various communication tools.
6. Participate in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and online information resource collections.
7. Teach and assess information competency in a variety of formats including a one-unit information competency course (one per semester, excluding summers); Library orientations; workshops and digital instructional tools.
8. Participate in the assessment cycle for the Library including writing and evaluating student learning outcomes for Library instruction, reference service and other Library services.
9. Share responsibility for writing the Library's program reviews and contributing content including statistics and other required information for local, national, and regional reports.
10. Participate in the development and production of the Library's outreach initiatives including grant and proposal writing to support Library initiatives.
11. Participate on department, College, District and regional consortium committees as appropriate.
12. Maintain currency in the field to stay abreast of developing trends and best practices that facilitate the Library's strategic planning goals within the area of technical services including cataloging and acquisitions.
13. Commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning including the ability to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of one's own pedagogy and to share such reflection in the spirit of collaboration.
14. Commitment to ongoing professional development including participation in an initial, year-long new faculty development program.
15. Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.