Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nevada State Library - Assistant Administrator - Archives and Public Records Division - Carson City, NV


This is obviously not in CA - but it's really close to Northern California. 
This looks like a good position with a decent salary.  

 
Approximate Annual Salary:  $59,779.44 to $89,846.64
 
Close Date:  Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied
 
 
The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records located in Carson City is seeking qualified applicants.
 
The Position
 
Incumbents function as managers who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors; develop policies and procedures; and allocate staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives.
 
This position works within the Department of Administration's Division of State Library, Archives and Public Records and is located in Carson City, NV. The position will work as an advocate for the information management community in areas of public libraries, web services, literacy, access for those with limitations, digital library, archives access and other technology projects, the incumbent is tasked with setting priorities and objectives within the framework of statutory requirements, mandatory planning documents, and initiatives agreed upon with other Divisional Administrative staff. The Assistant Administrator develops and monitors budgets; reviews payments for contractors and other expenditures; creates proposals for funding library programs and handles all aspects of administering funded programs; setting schedules and developing contracts with consultants to implement programs. This position will also provide professional advice and technical assistance through on-site visits and telecommunications or written correspondence with government officials, library staff and library boards of trustees, information management associations, professional organizations and citizen groups in order to coordinate library, archives and information repository services. Attending both state and national conferences and other training sessions will be necessary in order to develop and implement a working plan to accomplish the Agency's principal assignments. The ideal candidate will have experience in leading and motivating employees; exhibit the ability to create a positive work environment and demonstrate strength in providing quality customer service.
 
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Master's degree in a program accredited by the American Library Association or a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in history, public administration or closely related field and five years of increasingly responsible professional library and/or archives management experience which included developing library and/or archival program policies; developing and implementing work plans, developing and managing public and private grants; developing and monitoring a budget, and managing, evaluating and revising programs. At least two years of experience must have included managerial and administrative responsibility for program and policy development, supervising professional staff and overseeing a comprehensive library and/or archives management program; OR certification as a Certified Archivist and five years of experience as described above.
 
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
 
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204
TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
 
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046
TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sacramento Public Library - Library Supervisor III (Eligibility List)

https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=25861 
 
Close Date: Jun 2, 2016
Salary: $35.28 - $47.28 Hourly

LIBRARY SUPERVISOR III (Eligibility List)

Apply by: 5pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016

$35.28 - $47.28 per hour (DOQ)

This is a non-exempt, Union represented, full-time position


Sacramento Public Library is seeking candidates for our Library Supervisor III position.  If you are committed to public service, comfortable with providing programming for all ages, and want the opportunity to grow in a supervisory career path, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an affinity for people of all ages, is passionate about establishing community partnerships, genuinely enjoys serving a diverse population base and has a passion for libraries and the powerful impact they can have on a community.

If you possess excellent customer service skills, are flexible, engaged, creative, and committed, we’d love to hear from you.

Come join our collaborative and creative team of professionals.  We are the fourth largest library system in California, serving one of California’s most diverse areas.  Our 28 locations include urban, suburban and rural branches.  We offer supportive colleagues, competitive salaries, and a chance for you to shine.  If you possess excellent customer service skills, are flexible, engaged, creative, and committed, we’d love to hear from you. Come join our collaborative and creative team of professionals. 

The Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving more than 1.4 million residents in the City and County of Sacramento, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, and Rancho Cordova.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15 member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction's population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has over 300 staff members, contains a collection of 1.5 million volumes and an annual budget of $37 million. More than 700 thousand residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually.  The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.  This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants.

The Library Supervisor III is the most senior supervisory classification and oversees more complex library operations that may include a large branch, library unit or system-wide function.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; and

•Three years’ experience as a professional librarian, preferably in area of specialization or assignment, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity;

•Experience providing programs to youths preferred;

•Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

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Position Description

Essential Functions:

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)


1.Plans, organizes, and supervises all operations of a medium or large branch library, a Central library division, or a system wide function, including planning services, recommending budget allocations, monitoring expenditures, and developing and recommending programming;

2.Establishes procedures for effective branch, division or work unit operation and recommends changes to improve branch, division, work unit, or system wide operations;

3.Coordinates the development and maintenance of adequate and up-to-date branch or Central collections through the selection and discarding process; coordinates reference services and readers’ advisory services; performs reference and readers’ advisory services in person, by telephone, and by correspondence and electronic communication;

4.Coordinates and provides cataloging and classification, subject analysis, bibliographic database maintenance, processing, and distribution of library materials;

5.Assures that library customer service needs are met through analysis, community studies, customer requests and feedback;

6.Identifies problems in the delivery of library services and recommends solutions;

7.Interviews, recommends for hire, trains and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; assigns staff to projects, committees and tasks; analyzes and determines scheduling and staffing needs; ensures ongoing staff training and information sharing, as needed; handles disciplinary actions; responds to personnel issues or problems and works with managers to resolve personnel issues;

8.Prepares and/or implements branch, division, or work unit goals and objectives;

recommends and develops process and procedures for branch, division or work unit; participates in the development of policies and procedures for the library system;

9.Interprets procedures, policies, and administrative rules and regulations to library staff and library customers;

10.Interacts with the public, responding to and resolving complex and difficult customer problems and complaints;

11.Promotes the library within community; meets with and speaks to leaders and groups in the community and works with the branch Friends of the Library;

12.Develops relationships and partnerships within community;

13.Works with a variety of equipment and automated systems, including the integrated library system, PCs, printers, and electronic databases; performs simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; arranges for repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities; follows up on work orders;

14.Prepares, maintains, and provides statistics and reports based on a variety of files, lists, and databases;

15.Possesses attention to detail and follows through on tasks effectively and efficiently;

16.May train or assist in training staff assigned to work area;

17.Conducts periodic performance evaluations, according to established guidelines and procedures;

18.Takes responsibility for own continuous learning in order to keep up with new and emerging technologies and service innovations;

19.Monitors equipment and facility problems; makes budget requests for facility

maintenance and enhancements and new and replacement equipment;

20.Reviews, evaluates and recommends books and other materials for purchase or discard for assigned branch and/or for assigned genre or subject area;

21.Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;

22.Fills in for any subordinate positions, as needed;

23.Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;

24.Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

25.Leads and participates in system wide committees, task forces and training; and

26.Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1.Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;

2.The principles, practices, and procedures of assigned area of responsibility;

3.English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation and basic mathematical principles;

4.Reference materials, electronic database resources and use of the Internet as a resource, and methods of bibliographic research;

5.Principles and practices of cataloging, classification, and technical services operations and functions;

6.The principles and procedures of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;

7.Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations including those necessary to provide service to a diverse customer population;

8.The principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights;

9.Budgeting procedures and techniques;

10.Current office methods, equipment, practices and procedures including PC usage and familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software;


Ability to:



1.Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;

2.Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;

3.Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;

4.Demonstrate a commitment to and take ownership for solving problems, regardless of assigned responsibility;

5.Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of assigned work unit;

6.Collect, compile, and analyze information and data;

7.Master all procedures related to assigned work area;

8.Learn and use specialized library serials, acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation software;

9.Prioritize and multitask;

10.Maintain a calm atmosphere and effectively handle crisis situations which may occur;

11.Lead through collaboration, team building, and consultation, mentoring and coaching and model this leadership style for others;

12.Set, model, and maintain a positive work environment;

13.Communicate effectively and courteously with other staff and members of the public;

14.Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes where appropriate.


Skill in:

1.Keyboarding, word processing, or entering data at a speed and accuracy level necessary for successful job performance;

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will. Most positions may require the ability to lift bins and boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds; push or pull book carts weighing up to 200 pounds; stand for long periods of time; stoop, bend and reach. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.  Position may require some travel throughout the library service area. May require working irregular hours, including evening and weekend shifts and working at various locations during the course of the workday or workweek. Interaction with library staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to provide and receive information, present programs, or resolve situations or problems. There may be some exposure to angry or hostile individuals.

A valid Class C California Driver's License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.



Note: We will be creating a new eligibility list that will be used to staff Library Supervisor III openings that occur in the next 12 months.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Ideal Candidate:The ideal candidate will demonstrate an affinity for people of all ages, is passionate about establishing community partnerships, genuinely enjoys serving a diverse population base and has a passion for libraries and the powerful impact they can have on a community.
If you possess excellent customer service skills, are flexible, engaged, creative, and committed, we’d love to hear from you. 

Benefits:
This is a full-time, represented opportunity with benefits.  Some of our benefits include:

• Choice of medical benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser
• 2 different Delta Dental plans
• VSP Vision Plan Option
• Employer Paid Life Insurance
• Retirement Health Savings Plan 
• Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation
• AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
• Optional Legal Shield / Identity Theft Protection
• Recognition Program
• California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)
• Tuition Reimbursement

Sacramento Public Library - Technology Assistant (Eligibility List)



Submit your application ASAP - they will only accept the 1st 100 candidates.
Don't forget to answer the Supplemental Questionnaire. 

Close Date: May 27, 2016
Salary: $16.04 - $21.49 Hourly
TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT (Eligibility List)
Open to the first 100 candidates
For consideration for the Technology Assistant position, please complete the following by 5pm Friday, May 27, 2016 deadline:
1. Complete the Calopps application, including supplemental questions
2. Paste your resume in the Resume portion of the CalOpps application
3. Attach one (1) document in PDF format that includes: a) a copy of your High School Diploma or G.E.D., b) cover letter, c) contact information for 3 professional references.  You may provide a copy of your High School transcripts which indicate your graduation date in lieu of your High School diploma.
$16.04 - $21.49 per hour (DOQ)
Non-exempt, Union Represented, Part Time and Full Time positions
Public libraries are experiencing the major impact of technology on how people find and access information.  For example, the rising popularity of e-books is transforming Americans’ reading habits.  Public libraries have adjusted the services provided to its customers to reflect these new realities.
As a member of the library circulation staff, the Technology Assistant offers the full-range of services to our customers including but not limited to the use of e-readers and how to download e-books from the library catalog, how to use the library databases, printers, and public internet access.  The Technology Assistant assists customers with the basic features of MS Word, Excel and Outlook and other standard software available on library computers, may assist customers with basic troubleshooting on printers and software, may help customers locate and use library materials, answer basic information questions, provides one-on-one and group customer training and other related duties as assigned. 

The Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving more than 1.4 million residents in the City and County of Sacramento, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, and Rancho Cordova.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15 member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction's population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has over 300 staff members, contains a collection of 1.5 million volumes and an annual budget of $37 million. More than 700 thousand residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually.  The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.  This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants.   
Note:  This Eligibility List will be used to fill vacancies that occur over the next 6 months.
                             Equal Opportunity Employer
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Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
1. Assists customers with: the basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other standard software on the library computers;
the use of various library applications as well as PC and other equipment configurations;
printers, VD- or DVD-burners, photocopiers, microform readers, MP-3 players, and other technologies available in the library;
public internet access;
computer searches and using electronic databases;
2. Contacts the Information Technology department or IT Help Desk for additional technology assistance for more complex issues;
3. Refers customers to other library staff, as appropriate, for assistance with non-technology related questions;
4. Assists in the general operation and maintenance of public computer areas or technology classrooms;
5. Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
6. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
7. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
8. Creates documentation and guides to assist library customers and staff in using library technologies;
9. Keeps abreast of library programming interests and trends by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more effective, innovative programming;
10. Attends meetings and events; participates in various teams when needed; and
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
Knowledge of:
1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;
2. Thorough knowledge of personal computers, office software applications and multimedia equipment;
3. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, e-mailing systems, and other relevant software packages;
4. Capacity to work independently and see assigned tasks through to completion;
5. Possess a willingness to learn, ask questions, and follow instructions and library procedures;
Ability to:
1. Follow a sequential workflow and attention to accuracy, detail and neatness;
2. Quickly learn library specific applications;
3. Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
4. Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
5. Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
6. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
7. Successfully communicate with members of the public and other staff;
8. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;
9. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure; and
10. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
Skill in:
1. The use of personal computers, peripherals, software and other electronic devices;
2. Effectively troubleshooting technology problems.
Education and Experience:
1. High School diploma, or G.E.D.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will. Requires occasional stooping or bending and occasional light lifting of items or materials up to 20 pounds. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations. Interaction with performers, library staff, library customers, and other libraries will be necessary to provide and receive information, or resolve situations or problems.

A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:
                Technical abilities required for the position
                Is dedicated to providing excellent customer service
                Enjoys public service
                Is able to assist customers of varying technical skill levels
                Has the ability to train others one-on-one or in a group setting
Benefits:
This is a represented opportunity with benefits.  Positions are either full time, or part time.  Some of our benefits include:
• Choice of medical benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser 
• 2 different Delta Dental plans 
• VSP Vision Plan Option 
• Employer paid Life Insurance 
• Retirement Health Savings Plan 
• Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation 
• AFLAC Supplemental Insurance (full time staff only)
• Optional Legal Shield/Identity Theft Protection  
• California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS) 
• Tuition Reimbursement

Supplemental Questionnaire required

Sacramento Public Library - Library Services Assistant (Eligibility List)

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Submit your application ASAP - they will only accept the 1st 100 candidates.

Don't forget to answer the Supplemental Questionnaire.

https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=26095&kw=sacramento%20public%20library

Close Date: May 27, 2016

Salary: $16.04 - $21.49 Hourly

LIBRARY SERVICES ASSISTANT (Eligibility List)

Open to the first 100 candidates

Apply by 5pm on Friday, May 27, 2016

For consideration for the Library Services Assistant position, please complete the following by the 5pm Friday, May 27, 2016 deadline:

1. Complete the Calopps application, including supplemental questions
2. Paste your resume in the Resume portion of the CalOpps application
3. Attach one (1) document in PDF format that includes: a) a copy of your High School Diploma or G.E.D., b) cover letter, c) contact information for 3 professional references.  You may provide a copy of your High School transcripts which indicate your graduation date in lieu of your High School diploma.


$16.04 - $21.49 per hour (DOQ)
Non-exempt, Union Represented, Part Time and Full Time positions

Do you want to work for a dynamic and forward thinking organization?  Does the idea of making a difference and serving your community appeal to you?  If so, the Sacramento Public Library is looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team as Library Services Assistants.  This position performs a wide variety of technical and clerical duties that support the circulation of library materials, issues library cards, takes fines and payments, provides information regarding library services, policies and procedures and the location and use of library materials and equipment.

The Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving more than 1.4 million residents in the City and County of Sacramento, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, and Rancho Cordova.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15 member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction's population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has over 300 staff members, contains a collection of 1.5 million volumes and an annual budget of $37 million. More than 700 thousand residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually.  The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.  This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants.

Note: This Eligibility List will be used to fill vacancies that occur over the next 6 months.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
1.Provide effective customer service to external and internal users;
2.Provide clerical and technical support to the operations of the organization to ensure timely delivery of information and materials to library users;
3.Assist external and internal customers, in person, over the telephone, or through electronic communication in using the library, materials and equipment;
4.Resolve customer issues within established policies and procedures with appropriate supervision and approval;  
5.Receive and process cash, check and credit/debit card payments of fines and fees within established policies and procedures with appropriate supervision and approval;
6.May assist with and perform library branch opening and closing duties;
7.May prepare, maintain and provide statistics and reports; 
8.May assist in training other library services assistants, shelvers, and volunteers;
9.May attend meetings and participate in various team activities throughout the system; 
10.Act as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public; 
11.Establish and maintain positive relationships with staff, patrons, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors as may be necessary to provide and receive information, present programs, or resolve situations or problems;  
12.Perform other related duties as assigned.

Sacramento Public Library Core Competencies:

All employees of Sacramento Public Library will be evaluated on the following competencies:
•Accountability
•Communication
•Customer Service Focus
•Respect for Others

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:
1.Effective customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations with a diverse customer population;
2.Effective English communication and usage; spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic alphabetical and numeric filing methods; and basic mathematical principles;
3.Principles and procedures of record keeping;
4.Current office methods, equipment, practices and procedures including PC usage and familiarity with word processing and/or other software necessary to perform job duties;

Ability to:
1.Attend on a regular and punctual basis;
2.Adapt to a rapidly changing environment and learn new skills;
3.Learn, understand, interpret and apply Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;
4.Master all procedures related to assigned work area;
5.Prioritize and multitask; 
6.Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;
7.Work courteously with customers in person or on the telephone, including with difficult or irate people;
8.Communicate effectively and respectfully with other staff and members of the public;
9.Take an active role in problem solving; communicate information to supervisors and coworkers in a timely fashion to address issues and problems as they arise;
10.Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
11.Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
12.Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner; and
13.Possess attention to detail and demonstrate effective and efficient follow through on assigned tasks;
14.Work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend shifts as assigned.

Skill in:
1.Keyboarding, word processing, or entering data at a speed and accuracy level necessary for successful job performance;
2.Basic search and retrieval of information using a variety of technologies.

Education and Experience: 
1.High school diploma or G.E.D.;
2.Six months experience in a high volume customer service position preferred.
 
Physical and Environmental Requirements and Conditions: 
Ability to stand, walk, carry, and bend from 76 to 100% of the time; 
Ability to reach, stoop, squat, crouch and push carts and bins from 51 to 75% of the time; 
Ability to climb, balance, kneel, pull and sit from  25 to 50% of the time;
Ability to work at waist level, between waist and shoulder level and above shoulder level from 34 to 66% of the time;
Ability to lift and carry bins and boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds 33% of the time, 20 pounds from 34 to 66% of the time and 10 pounds from 67 to 100 of the time.; 
Ability to push/pull and maneuver book carts weighing up to 200 pounds 100% of the time;
This position requires repetitive motion of hands/wrists up to 100% of the time;
Must be able to manipulate small materials including labels, and general office tools;
Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus;
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a library or workroom setting; 
Follow all safe work place policies and procedures with regard to office equipment, accident prevention and observance of fire and building safety regulations;   
Possible exposure to angry or hostile individuals and to personally offensive library materials.
Must be able to transport oneself to assigned work location in a timely manner.

The above job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have:

Excellent customer service and teamwork skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment while simultaneously paying attention to detail and delivering accurate work

Excellent attendance and punctuality record

Benefits:

This is a represented opportunity with benefits.  Positions are either full time, or part time.  Some of our benefits include:
• Choice of medical benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser 
• 2 different Delta Dental plans 
• VSP Vision Plan Option 
• Employer paid Life Insurance 
• Retirement Health Savings Plan 
• Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation 
• AFLAC Supplemental Insurance (full time staff only)
• Optional Legal Shield/Identity Theft Protection 
• California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS) 
• Tuition Reimbursement


Supplemental Questionnaire required

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Last Post Until August

Other than an occasional post, this is the last post until August when the fall semester begins.

Happy job hunting!

Long Beach – Los Angeles Community College District – Library Technician (temp)

Url: http://goo.gl/QlTJkr (job description), https://goo.gl/SMu6ON (job application)

Salary: 40 hr/week, $3,545.78 per month 

Closing Date: 5/20/16

Length of Assignment: 90 days

DEFINITION

Performs technical and specialized clerical duties in one or more assigned functional areas of acquisition, circulation, periodicals, or cataloging in a library or learning resources center.

TYPICAL DUTIES
·        Performs technical work in the acquisition of books, media, and other library materials by searching journals, catalogs, vendor websites and databases, and other resources for bibliographic and order information; preparing orders for the purchase of all library materials; contacting vendors to obtain information, expedite orders, and follow up on problems; processing invoices for payment; receiving and checking orders; maintaining files.
·        Performs technical work in the cataloging process by searching reference and electronic sources for cataloging and classification information; transferring or updating minimal or interim-level cataloging records; transferring descriptive information from online or digital sources; adding items bibliographic records; maintaining files based on cataloging routines; assisting with inventory; mending books and other materials; performing all necessary steps to prepare materials for use.
·        Performs technical circulation work by creating and updating user records; performing book searches and placing holds; establishing and maintaining library routines for overdue notifications and collection of fines and replacement fees; preparing and updating materials and book records.
·        Performs technical periodicals work by maintaining records of periodicals received; updating periodicals holding list; processing periodicals; processing invoices; claiming issues not received; and contacting vendors or using vendor databases to follow up on orders and problems; and performs all necessary steps to prepare periodicals for use.
·        Provides technical assistance to librarians with orientations, bibliographic instruction, and information competency labs, classes, and/or workshops as needed.
·        Fully utilizes software available through the integrated library system such as the on-line acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and circulation systems.
·        Operates library and office equipment such as microfilm/fiche readers/printers, copiers, computers, printers, scanners, and related equipment.
·        Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, responding to on-site and electronic inquiries, directing reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library, media, and learning resources center policy and procedures, locating, retrieving, charging, renewing, and receiving library materials, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.
·        Utilizes standard office software applications to prepare correspondence, reports, and data/information summaries concerning library services.
·        Processes intra-library loan requests by gathering or receiving library materials and distributing the materials to the requestor.
·        Shelves, shelf-reads, and shifts books and other materials.
·        Maintains files and records.      
·        Assists in preparing bibliographies.
·        May provide work direction and training to Library Assistants and student employees.
·        Performs other related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

A Library Technician perform technical and specialized clerical duties in one or more of the functional
areas of acquisition, circulation, periodicals, or cataloging in a library or learning resources center. A
thorough knowledge of technical library resources and procedures is continuously applied in performing
the duties of this class.

A Library Assistant performs specialized clerical duties which include circulation work; preparing new
acquisitions; mailing overdue notices and billing letters; typing of bibliographies, correspondence,
purchase orders and requisitions for supplies and equipment; filing; and operating various library
equipment.

SUPERVISION

Immediate supervision is received from the Library Department Chair. Functional supervision may be
received from a Librarian. May provide work direction and training to Library Assistants and student
employees.

ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full-time paid library
clerical experience.
OR
B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND successful completion of three core
courses in library media technology from a recognized college or university AND one year
of full-time paid library clerical experience.
OR
C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND successful completion of six core
courses in library media technology from a recognized college or university

CONTACT PERSON:
Claudette L. McClenney, Administrative Analyst
Phone: (310) 233-4346
Email: Mcclencl@lahc.edu


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

San Jose – City of San Jose Public Library – Business Librarian


Salary:

·        Librarian I Full time hourly salary range $29.96- $36.42
·        Librarian II Full time hourly salary range $32.05 - $38.99
·        A 3% increase will be effective 6/17/2016 for these salary ranges.

Closing Date: 5/31/16

About the Department

San José Public Library serves the tenth largest city in the country with timely, innovative and responsive service. A proud recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service and the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing library services to meet the changing customer needs of an amazingly diverse community. The San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.  With 23 branches plus the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, we offer tremendous opportunities for learning, discovery and pure enjoyment.

It is an exciting time in San José! With overwhelming support from our communities and our City Council, we have increased the open hours at all of our library branches. Would you like to work for one of the most innovative library systems in the nation? Now is your opportunity!

Position and Duties

We are seeking two new Business Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve. We are currently looking to fill  two full-time openings for our new SJPL Works business and job seeker center at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library. . SJPL Works aims to serve those in the job seeker and small business community by providing access to resources such as specialized collections & technology, research assistance, and business & career related programming utilizing community partners. The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice, and promote the San José Way of library services and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; possess strong networking, outreach, and relationship building skills,  demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills, ability to manage & lead  projects, demonstrated program management skills, and  possess strong time management and multi- tasking skills with attention to deadlines. 

Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills to provide the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives. The job description lists the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, who take pride in their work and want to make a difference in their community.

Librarians are responsible for performing a variety of professional duties. This may include: serving as a resource for children, young adults, adults, and library staff; providing customers with direct assistance to locate information and library materials; assisting customers with library technology; conducting library tours, giving book talks, and planning, promoting, and presenting programs; working with community groups to promote understanding, use, and support of library services; analyzing, interpreting, and answering reference questions; providing reader's advisory information; supervising, leading, or training the work of clerical and technical staff as assigned; assuming responsibility for a facility or a section as assigned; managing collections; These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

We encourage Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 Master Degree in Library Science Candidates to apply.
 
1.  Education: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
2.  Experience: Librarian I - None; Librarian II - Minimum one year of full-time professional library experience.
3.  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 José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

Competencies

·        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.
·        Customer Service - approaches problem-solving by focusing on customers first; advocates for customer results point of view; demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.
·        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.
·        Computer Skills Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
·        Initiative - exhibits self-directed, resourceful and creative behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility or workload and accept challenges; pursue continuing educational opportunities which promote enhanced job performance.
·        Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
·        Flexibility- Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment
·        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 and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.