Thursday, June 8, 2017

Roseville - City of Roseville - Library Assistant II


Close Date: July 5, 2017

Salary: $3,064.00 - $4,311.00 Monthly, Benefited Position

Final Filing Date: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5 pm, July 5, 2017; whichever occurs first. IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Library Assistant II, to perform a variety of responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation, technical and virtual library services. The normal work schedule may vary from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday and will include weekends. Library Assistant II is the journey level class in the Library Assistant series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level. The Library Assistant II receives general supervision from assigned supervisory staff, and may exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level library staff as appropriate.

Essential Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist in classifying and cataloging a variety of materials for inclusion in the library collection; enter and maintain records of holdings; assist in processing and quality control of new materials.
• Repair a variety of collection materials such as magazines, art prints and books, including reinforcing spines and taping torn pages; prepare books to be sent to the bindery.
• Maintain and process financial records for purchase orders, card purchases and payment requests; place vendor orders; process invoices for payment; receive and route materials.
• Receive and process holds and inter-library loan requests; contact customers about damaged or missing material; calculate and assess related fees; check in and prepare materials for return to circulation; prepare vendor orders; verify new or repaired library material shipments with on-order records.
• Register new customers and issue library cards; charge and discharge materials at the front desk; explain library services and circulation policies and procedures, including hold practices; assist customers with overdue materials and claimed return procedures; accept payments and balance cash drawer.
• Assist customers with information inquiries in person, by telephone or e-mail; help customers in identifying and locating library materials and in using a variety of equipment and processes such as self-check machines, printers, copiers, typewriters, and internet access and usage.
• Sort and distribute daily deliveries; locate, retrieve and shelve books and other materials according to procedure; compile data and statistics; prepare summary activity reports.
• Participate in library programs and events as assigned.
• Assist in training, assigning and reviewing the work of part-time and temporary employees and volunteers.
• Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits; process bills and perform other related clerical duties including typing, data entry, and answering telephones.
• Review and certify the accuracy of the library collection database; monitor and correct inaccuracies.
• Assist with the maintenance of the City’s virtual library including the installation of software and the more routine system configuration and troubleshooting of hardware and software issues.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Basic knowledge and use of library materials and terminology.
• Practices and techniques of customer service.
• Basic arithmetic including, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Modern office equipment and procedures including use of a variety of software applications.
• Practices and procedures related to public library operations, including cataloging, bibliographic search procedures and use of reference sources and materials.
• Basic policies and methods related to accounting and financial recordkeeping.

Ability to:
• Perform professional work in support of enterprise systems for business applications.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
• Conduct enterprise systems and procedures analysis and feasibility studies.
• Analyze data and develop logical solutions to enterprise application programming problems.
• Prepare work flow charts and code steps into programming language.
• Develop and manage information technology projects.
• Effectively lead cross-functional teams.
• Train or instruct on-line users in use of computer equipment and operating procedures.
• Prepare a variety of reports and maintain accurate records and files.
• Problem solve, make decisions, and give direction.
• Formulate, design, and implement process and product improvements and streamlining measures.
• Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations
• Advocate on behalf of the department for change and process improvement.
• Identify new technology solutions to manage the workload of the department.
• Monitor the effectiveness of existing systems and procedures and make and implement recommendations for change.
• Work weekends, evenings or standby, as required.
• Maintain confidentiality as necessary.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Independently perform responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation and technical service areas.

Experience and Training:
• Two years of experience performing duties similar to that of a Library Assistant I in the City of Roseville. (To perform a variety of responsible clerical tasks in support of library operations in circulation, technical and virtual library services.)
• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade; supplemental course work in library science, information science, office technology or a related field is desirable.

License or Certificate:
• Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR Certifications as issued by the American Red Cross.

Supplemental Questions:
1. Your response to questions 2-3, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.

2. How many years of experience do you have performing clerical tasks in support of library operations?
Less than 2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7+ years

3. Please list your completed education from an accredited college or university. List the degree, major and institution.

4. How has your education and work experience prepared you for the position of Library Assistant for Roseville Library?

5. Describe a successful project you completed as part of a team. What role did you play in the outcome?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Electronic Resources Assistant - Santa Clara University - Santa Clara

Santa Clara University
Position Title: Electronic Resources Assistant
Department: University Library

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week): 40
Hiring Range: $20.65 - $23.74 hourly
Close Date 06/12/2017

Position Purpose
The Electronic Resources Assistant will assist with the management of electronic resources including troubleshooting access issues, keeping accurate and consistent records of library subscriptions, tracking and processing acquisitions and renewals, and batch loading data from multiple sources. The successful candidate will be dedicated to responsive, timely, and proactive service; have a keen eye for accuracy; and function well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Resolving access issues (25%)
    • Acts as the first point of contact for electronic resource access issues and communicates responses to access issues promptly
    • Proactively troubleshoots, resolves, and escalates on- and off-campus access issues
    • Communicates with staff regarding platform migrations and other notable changes to electronic resources
  • Keeping accurate and consistent records (50%)
    • Takes a leadership role in maintaining and updating links to all electronic resources within the library catalog, discovery service, and journal finder
    • Maintains currency of electronic resource management (ERM) records, including updating administrative credentials and vendor contact information as needed
    • Manages batch editing and loading of bibliographic (MARC) records from external sources
    • Compiles usage statistics for electronic resources
    • Keeps procedures updated and documents new procedures as needed
    • Updates print and electronic holdings for our interlibrary loan consortium system (RapidILL)
  • Processing acquisitions, renewals, and cancellations (25%)
    • Processes and tracks streaming video requests from faculty and librarians
    • Communicates with vendors to set up trials, request price quotes, and gather necessary information for the connection of new electronic resource subscriptions
    • Working under the direction of the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials, processes renewal decisions. This includes editing order records and working closely with representatives from our primary serials agent (EBSCO) and our consortium (SCELC}
  • Other duties as assigned.
  1. Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services
  2. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices
  3. Maintains contact with both internal and external customers and solicits feedback for improved services
  4. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools, planned training, and performance initiatives
  5. Keeps supervisor updated on project status and deviation from goals. Strives to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions
  6. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit

Provides Work Direction

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out­ of-state locations.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Typical library and office environment.
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
A strong working knowledge of how component parts of electronic access work together, including patron identity verification, proxy servers, and database aggregators

  • Experience and aptitude for troubleshooting electronic access issues, including an ability to explain to other library employees how to conduct simple troubleshooting themselves
  • Demonstrated customer support and/or troubleshooting experience
  • Experience maintaining records in an Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably records for electronic journals and/or electronic resources
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet formulas and functions
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage conflicting priorities in workload
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree and/or two years of relevant experience.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Summer Break

Although a few posts may appear over summer, we will be on break.

Have a nice summer. Good luck with job hunting.

We'll see you again in August.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Davis - Library - University of California Davis - Life Sciences Librarian - Full Time

Life Sciences Librarian

Job #JPF01560
University Library - LIBRARY

Open date: April 13th, 2017

Next review date: May 22nd, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: July 24th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position Overview

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a versatile and enthusiastic librarian to work closely with teaching faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing outreach, education, and information resources in support of research and learning focusing especially on undergraduate student needs. This position must be able to collaborate effectively with teaching faculty, undergraduate students, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and resources aligned with the Library’s mission and vision.

Position Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of the Research Services Department, the Life Sciences Librarian delivers responsive, innovative information services that support the needs of the undergraduate students in the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the university community working generally in the life sciences.
  • The Life Sciences librarian cultivates and maintains strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintains an understanding of the undergraduate research and teaching programs in the CBS and CAES; promotes library activities within the UC Davis community; and collaborates on campus-centered and University of California-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services. 
  • Major activities conducted by the Life Sciences Librarian include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate undergraduate educational and research support services in life sciences disciplines, Responsibilities for this position include enhancing the Library’s existing outreach initiatives and expanding information literacy instruction programs to undergraduate students; providing undergraduate information research consultation services; collaborating in team teaching of large survey classes in CBS and CAES; developing new initiatives and partnerships to further student success in degree completion and for lifelong learning; overseeing the development of web pages, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of teaching strategies for the life sciences. The incumbent’s duties include preparing reports and analyses regarding ongoing services and special projects, including the generation and interpretation of data that inform decisions and demonstrate the Library’s value to the UC Davis community and beyond.
  • UC Davis librarians are expected to participate in Library and system-wide initiatives and activities, work comfortably in a collegial environment, and to be active professionally. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Two or more years of recent experience supporting research, teaching or learning in a library, research, and/or teaching environment.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current life sciences information resources in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current library practices in support of curricula across the range of life sciences educational programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to determine information and research needs of undergraduate students, teaching faculty and other academic personnel, and to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of current tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex environment utilizing a variety of skills such as setting goals, managing time, promoting teamwork, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effective use of analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience applying learning theories and teaching strategies to support library instruction and information research literacy.
  • Evidence of knowledge related to assessing librarian delivered instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience with outreach initiatives that further information literacy integration into an undergraduate life sciences curriculum.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional services.
  • Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced and rapidly changing setting.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to user services and improving the user experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years’ working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use and successfully experiment with technology to deliver information services to life sciences clientele.
  • Familiarity with research data management or curation.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Familiarity with developing and managing relevant collections in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications issues, tools, and resources.
  • Record of professional engagement, such as service in library organizations, presentations at conferences, or publication. 

Application Information

Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates applying by May 22, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Cover Letter - Please include a letter of interest addressing how your qualifications and experience relate to the posted qualifications of the position.

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

3-5 references required (contact information only)


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San Diego – San Diego Community College District: Mesa College – Librarian: Collection Development / Open Educational Resource Librarian

Salary: $5,697.94 – $7,677.65 per month (depending on experience)
Closing Date:  June 8, 2017

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 52 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Major Responsibilities 
This position reports to the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support and is under the general direction of the Library Department Chair. The Collection Development/OER Librarian will assist in the planning, organization, management, and implementation of various library services and programs as assigned. This is a 12-month position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities for coordination and development of both online and print book collections as well as advocating and engaging the San Diego Mesa College community in the development of Open Education Resources (OER). Primary Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: coordinating the library paper and e-book collection development, reviewing all donations to the library, ensuring materials are ordered in a timely manner, monitoring and managing collection budgets and tracking collection usage, address collection maintenance concerns and overseeing all selection and deselection of materials in the collection, coordinating the ongoing relationships with faculty and librarians regarding their needs for the library and OER collections, educating campus stakeholders on OER, open licensing and open textbooks, identifying OER course content and overall support for adopted OER materials, leading institutional professional development regarding the locating and adapting of OER materials, OER Project management and event participation with diverse work groups including, faculty, students, staff and administrators, the ability to communicate, consult and collaborate with stakeholders across our campus and district with self-initiative and creativity, teach sessions regarding both information literacy and OER, be fluent in the incorporation of open pedagogy into the educational environment.

(a) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment. (b) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in a discipline reasonably related to the faculty member’s assignment and possession of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment.

Desired Qualifications
•Experience in collection development and acquisitions.
•Experience in reviewing , selecting, and weeding from a library collection.
•Experience managing statistical data and generating reports from library platforms such as an integrated library system and third party vendor.
•Experience or strong working knowledge of rights management, copyright and licensing trends.
•Knowledge in the areas of identifying, curating, licensing and best practices with adoption of OER for teaching and learning.
•Knowledge of current trends and research regarding library practices including emerging technologies.
•Experience conducting reference interviews with students.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to work with diverse populations including: students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.
•Experience creating digital learning objects.
•Ability to prepare and perform library instruction sessions.
•Ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner.
•Proven track record of self-motivation and proactive initiative with new programs.
•Flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties and organizational change

If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Commitment to Diversity:          

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

San José - San José State University – Student Success Librarian (tenure-track)

Opening Date: May 2, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, service-minded Student Success Librarian. This position will collaborate with librarians, campus faculty, and other campus partners to develop, support and assess Library services in research and instruction that engage students and lead to academic success. The Student Success Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in areas determined by candidate's educational and research background and library needs. As a faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship that includes research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:
·         Master's degree in library science or equivalent (MSLS, MLIS, MALS etc.) from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association is required by start of appointment.
·         Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
·         Ability to effectively participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, outreach, and instruction.
·         Demonstrated knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to manage projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
·         Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in undergraduate student engagement and success.
·         Experience working with undergraduates from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services.

·         Build relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the ways the library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating the success of undergraduate students.
·         Represent the library in the creation and re-visioning of first-year experience programs, online orientations, and department student success centers.
·         Coordinate orientation programs and information literacy programs for first-year and transfer students.
·         • Coordinate assessment of library student success initiatives and participate in assessment of campus-wide initiatives.
·         Participate in the library liaison program providing services for one or more academic departments. Serve on University-wide committees engaged in research on student success.
·         Engage in scholarship and service to the University and the profession.

San Jose – San Jose State University – Data Services Librarian (tenure-track)

Opening Date: May 2, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, service-minded librarian to provide leadership in the area of data management and services. The Data Services Librarian develops and promotes Library services related to the discovery, analysis, manipulation and visualization of data. S/he will collaborate with faculty, library staff and campus stakeholders to develop and implement innovative services to support data-intensive research, including data management plans. The Data Services Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in areas determined by candidate's educational and research background and library needs. As a library faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship that includes research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:
·         Master's degree in library science or equivalent (MSLS, MLIS, MALS etc.) from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association is required by start of appointment.
·         Demonstrated experience using quantitative and/or geospatial products and processes.
·         Ability to articulate a vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to support the data needs of researchers in an academic setting.
·         Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international data sets, data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, and data citation.
·         Demonstrated understanding of the trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to manage projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
·         Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services.
·         Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
·         Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in science, social sciences, or engineering.
·         Knowledge of digital preservation and metadata considerations for data.

·         Develop and promote Library services related to the discovery, analysis, manipulation and visualization of data.
·         Develop a service framework for working with researchers to manage their data throughout the research lifecycle.
·         Lead efforts to support data literacy skills across campus.
·         Select, acquire, manage and deliver licensed, free and researcher-generated data collections to support
·         campus research and scholarship.
·         Work with liaison librarians to facilitate access to data resources and develop data management plans
·         across the disciplines.
·         Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication and research practices.
·         Participates in the library liaison program providing services to one or more academic departments.