Monday, March 30, 2015

Pleasant Hill - Contra Costa County Library - Library Collection and Technical Services Manager

Contra Costa County Library
Pleasant Hill, California
Salary: $74,298 to $90,309
Status: Full-time
Posted: 03/09/15
Deadline: 03/20/15
Library Collection and Technical Services Manager
Contra Costa County Library is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Library Collection and Technical Services Manager. The successful candidate in this position oversees all Library collections and leads a dynamic, forward-looking staff committee that participates in decision-making. This person will also manage and coordinate the acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of library materials; maintain and develop library vendor relationships; and supervise a diverse staff comprised of librarians, paraprofessionals, and clerks.
Contra Costa County operates over 26 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban, and rural customers with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million.
Under the direction of a Deputy County Librarian, the Library Collection/Technical Services Manager participates in strategic planning, goal setting, and decision-making for the Support Services Division of the Library. As part of the responsibilities of the Support Services Division, the successful applicant will also gain experience and training in areas of information technology, circulation and resource sharing, virtual library development and digital content management.
The names of successful candidates will be placed on an employment list in rank order for a period of twelve (12) months.
  • License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
  • Education: Possession of a Master's of Library Sciences degree from an American Library Association-accredited school.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional public library experience, which must have included one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Redwood City - Stanford University - Processing Archivist

Processing Archivist, Manuscripts - 66077
Title: Processing Archivist, Manuscripts Division
Location: SUL – Redwood City (RWC) campus
Level: 3P1 (Assistant Librarian) 100% FTE
Dept.: Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
Reports to: Head, Technical Services-Manuscripts

The Processing Archivist is responsible for determining the organization of and creating intellectual access to incoming materials and materials in our backlog based on priorities. They are responsible for reviewing records and recommending access and delivery based on legal agreements, privacy and preservation issues, and copyright law including the level of descriptive detail necessary to facilitate access. The Processing Archivist will be expected to work primarily in our new processing facility in Redwood City with one day per week on campus in Green Library.

The Processing Archivist is expected to participate in department-wide planning and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond their primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contribution.


MANAGE: The Processing Archivist is responsible for the appraisal, arrangement and description (cataloging) of all formats of material in collections prioritized for processing - through a variety of programs, as well as publication and dissemination. Materials in these collections range from paper-based (photographs, writings, correspondence, articles, posters, and artwork) to audio, video, computer media and born-digital files, and three-dimensional artifacts.
·       The Processing Librarian will hire, train, and supervise processing archivists, support staff and student employees involved in various projects, including EAD markup, departmental web authoring, and other projects.
·       They will manage and ensure completion of grant and soft-funded projects.
·       They will appraise the materials, determine preservation and conservation issues, and determine best practice for resolving issues.
·       They will analyze copyright and privacy policies and issues and recommend delivery specifications for digital versions in the collection.
·       They plan the processing and physical workflows for preparing audio, video, and other materials for digitization
·       They will manage their time in order to complete organization, preservation and description of these 5 collections.
·       They will keep statistics regarding various rates for processing different formats and incorporate them into the departmental statistics.
·       Ensures long term access through identification and resolution of problems in the physical preservation of manuscript materials; works closely with the Preservation Department staff to effectively coordinate the preservation of materials from manuscript collections.

PROCESS: They are responsible for surveying the collections, analyzing the contents for format and subject areas, and determining the overall organizational structure of the collection.
·       They will create & implement processing plans in a variety of concurrent workflows dealing with arrangement and description; digitization of selected components; processing of any born-digital files, and, the preservation reformatting of audio and video elements.
·       They will recommend the appropriate level of preservation efforts for the collection and oversee that these are carried out consistently throughout the process.
·       In collaboration with the Manuscripts staff:
·       Coordinates with manuscripts’ accessioning manager to identify material for permanent storage at various location including materials that need to be interfiled with existing materials.
·       Takes a lead in determining the appropriate routing methodology for preserving, arranging, and providing access to electronic media materials, ranging from audiotape, videotape, and video/audio digital files on tape, diskette, CD-ROM, and other electronic media as they develop, in consultation with the division head, the media or digital archivist and relevant colleagues within DLSS.
·       Is responsible for end-processing and preparing materials for permanent storage.

METADATA: They are responsible for determining the level of description appropriate to different parts of the collection, the method or best tool for the task, and overseeing the creation of metadata for all formats of the collection. Participate in the creation of intellectual access to these materials via the online catalogue, traditional finding aids, finding aids marked up in the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) language, and other computerized databases and networked applications, including online publication for all Manuscripts Unit finding guides;
·       They will catalog the collection in Archivists’ Toolkit (or ArchivesSpace) to create finding aid description.
·       They are responsible for ensuring that links are imported into the finding aid description.
·       They will analyze metadata created in various programs for re-use in digitization projects as well as the export and ingest of metadata into the SDR
·       As time permits, they will review, analyze, and catalog born-digital files in new programs such as: Forensic Toolkit (FTK), MUSE/ePADD, PhotoMechanic or other emerging tools.
·       They will contribute to the growing documentation regarding the capture and processing of born-digital material at SUL.
·       They will determine other methods of disseminating news about the project - write articles and submit paper proposals on processing hybrid collections, etc. 
·       They will test new programs (FTK, MUSE, PhotoMechanic, etc.) for the creation of metadata for special formats within the collection, submit recommendations, and collaborate on creation of new procedures and documentation.

·       The Processing Librarian participates in general departmental and professional activities as appropriate.
·       The Processing Archivist will collaborates with the Head, Technical Services-Manuscripts and other SUL staff as appropriate to develop and write grants to seek extramural support for processing manuscript materials.
·       May be assigned other tasks as needed.

·       MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent with a concentration in archives required.
·       2-3 years of experience in processing and cataloging of medium and large archival or manuscript collections.
·       Demonstrated work as lead archivist and project manager for complex or hybrid collections
·       Demonstrated understanding of the theory and structure of library-related discovery metadata.
·       Demonstrated understanding with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as ASCR2 and RDA.
·       Knowledge and experience with EAD, DACS, MODS or similar metadata standards.
·       Ability to learn rapidly and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department and the Stanford Libraries required.
·       Demonstrated ability to use online and PC-based applications for data management such as Archivists’ Toolkit or FileMaker Pro, analysis, and reporting.
·       Experience creating and maintaining websites; knowledge of Drupal preferred.
·       Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail.
·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·       Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a rapidly changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows.
·       Knowledge of current trends and issues in archival practices including preservation, restricted materials, and use of electronic records.
·       Commitment to professional development and service.
·       Must able to routinely lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

San Jose - San Jose Public Library - Multiple Positions

The San Jose Public Library is hiring a Senior Librarian, Literacy Program Specialist and Librarian I/II.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stanford University - Institution Library & Archives - Internships - Full Time

Two Internships Available at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University

1) Summer Internship: 40 hours per week, term limited to 12-16 weeks, May-September 2015
2) Academic Year Internship: 18-20 hours/week, term limited to September 2015-August 2016

               Interns participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archivists and librarians. Students have the opportunity to gain career-relevant experience while contributing to the work of the institution. The program has been designed practical experience to graduate students and/or recent graduates. After orientation with institutional procedures, and under close supervision, archival interns will have the opportunity to coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of archival collections. Interns will be expected to participate in project planning, analyze problems and recommend solutions, working in teams with other staff members and independently. In addition, interns support the overall functions of the reading room by assisting with reference duties and circulation of materials, including retrieving boxes for patrons from the stacks area according to a daily schedule and assisting with projects to shift and re-label boxes.

Candidates will ideally be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies, library science, history, or related degree and have experience in archives or libraries.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Experience or coursework related to work in a library or archival setting
  • Coursework toward or recent completion of a degree in library/information science, history, or related subject specialty
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

Preferred Qualifications
  • Reading and writing knowledge of one or more foreign languages, particularly Russian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic
  • Technical skills with databases, particularly the use of collection management software such as ArchivistsToolkit
  • Knowledge of archival descriptive standards such as DACS and EAD

Pay dependent on experience, $18-22/hour. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

To apply:
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, interest, foreign language experience, and the internship period desired, a resume, and references to Liz Phillips,

Sacramento - Kaiser Permanente - Assistant Medical Librarian - Full Time

Assistant Medical Librarian (Job Number: 342255)

Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM
Working Hours End: 5:00 PM
Schedule: Full-time

Public Department Name: Health Sciences Libraries

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Cataloging/ILS system experience
  • Primary Location: California-Sacramento-Sacramento Arden Annex 3240 Arden Wy.

 Job Level: Individual Contributor
 Job: Library Sciences

 Travel: No

 Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Escondido Public Library - Senior Librarian (Adult Services)

SALARY:       $27.87 - $33.87 Hourly
$4,830.03 - $5,870.93 Monthly
$57,960.35 - $70,451.17 Annually
OPENING DATE:               03/23/15
CLOSING DATE: 04/13/15 05:00 PM

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to provide top-quality municipal services in a prime North County location, consider a career with the City of Escondido. We have an opening for the position of Adult Services Senior Librarian at the Escondido Public Library. This is a leadership and supervisory position responsible for oversight for Adult Services collection development and maintenance of print and non-print resources, programs, budgets, work assignments, and personnel.  For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City’s website
Under general supervision of the Deputy City Librarian, plans organizes and directs a major division of the library such as adult services, children’s services, media services or technical services or a branch library; supervises professional and technical staff as needed; performs related work as assigned.

Plans, organizes, directs and reviews work of professional and technical support staff assigned to a specific division or branch library.
Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, programs, procedures and work standards for an assigned division.
Selects library materials and resources for an assigned area.
Conducts studies and makes recommendations for improved service delivery.
Acts as liaison between library management and the community.
Develops annual budget requirements and monitors expenditures for an assigned area.
Coordinates and provides specialized programs and services to customers such as advisory/reference services and topical programs.
Develops and coordinates outreach and promotional efforts for an assigned area.
Represents the library in meetings with the public, citizen groups and other agencies.
Monitors developments in the library field, including emerging technologies.
Participates in activities of professional associations as time permits.
Assists in application for outside funding for library programs.
Performs vacation and temporary relief as required.

Knowledge of:
Supervisory principles and practices, including training and evaluation of employees.
Theories, principles and practices of program and budget development and implementation.
Library materials and resources in a broad spectrum of subjects and formats.
Automated library information systems, software and equipment usage.
Theories, principles and practices of Collection development.
Theories, principles and practices of cataloging and classification procedures for a variety of materials and formats.
Research techniques using print, media, electronic databases and the Internet.
Principles and practices of positive customer service and public relations.
Ability to:
Develop, coordinate and implement library service programs and activities.
Effectively select and train professional and paraprofessional staff.
Effectively plan, organize and direct the work of professional and paraprofessional staff and volunteers.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of library customers, staff, volunteers and community groups contacted during the course of work.
Analyze service and resource problems and evaluate alternatives and courses of action to resolve problems.
Mitigate customer service issues.
Develop appropriate and effective collections/resources within an assigned area.
Operate library automation system and other computer equipment.
Contribute to a successful team effort.
Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of Escondido’s diverse community, interacting and communicating successfully with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Three years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a public library.
License and Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License or be able to arrange transportation as required.  English/Spanish bilingual ability is desirable.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

NOTE: The City of Escondido is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. All applicants will be subject to fingerprint investigation before a conditional offer of employment is extended. A medical examination, along with a DRUG SCREEN will be conducted following a conditional offer of employment. Positions subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations will be subject to DOT pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing.

Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to appear for testing. All positions require the ability to read, write and speak English. Types of tests may include written and/or oral examination, physical agility, practical exam or other appropriate job-related selection process.
When testing is completed, candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list in the order of their test score. Selection for appointments is made from names certified on the eligibility list. All appointments are subject to the successful completion of background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting, and will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States. Qualification by a medical examination may be required at the time of appointment. After appointment, classified employees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period to be eligible for regular status.
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must produce proof of eligibility to work in the United States within the first three days of their employment. The City of Escondido participates in E-Verify®.
Additional information regarding the essential functions and physical, environmental and communication demands of the position may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. If you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process, such as an alternate means of testing, you must contact the Human Resources Department by the final filing date to complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Note: Pursuant to California Civil Code section 1786.53, the City of Escondido shall provide to all job candidates a copy of any records of arrest, indictment, conviction, civil judicial action, tax lien or outstanding judgment which was obtained in the course of conducting an evaluation for employment, assignment, and/or promotion. A copy of this information, if received by the City, will be given to candidates within seven days of the City’s receipt.

Eligible individuals are those who meet the following criteria:
·         Served in the U.S. armed forces
·         Received an honorable discharge
·         Did not retire from military service
·         Seeking employment with the City of Escondido for the first time.

Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for veterans’ preference. Proof of eligibility (copy of DD-214) must be submitted at time of application, or later if the promulgation of the eligibility list will not be delayed. Veterans’ preference credit will only be applied to eligible applicants who attained a passing grade (total score exclusive of credit) on the final open examination.

Senior Librarian (Adult Services) Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1.  Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science? Diploma MUST BE ATTACHED to application.
Yes     No  
*2. Do you possess at least three years of full-time progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a public library?
Yes     No
 *3. Please share your background and experience, and provide examples related to creating, planning, promoting, and conducting library programs and outreach for adults. What kind of programs have been most successful and how would you focus on ensuring program success, customer service, and community involvement?
*4. How has your professional library experience and training prepared you to take on supervisory responsibilities related to managing budgets and personnel interactions involving interviewing, hiring, and evaluating professional and paraprofessional staff?
*5. Please discuss the steps you would take to ensure excellent User Experience (UX) in Adult services. How has your professional library experience prepared you to offer an enhanced UX in programs and services? Provide examples of how you have enhanced the adult UX in a library setting and ideas you have to advance UX.
*6. You must be willing to work evenings and weekends, would this be a problem for you?
Yes Yes     No No
 * Required Question

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Palo Alto - Rinconada Public Library - Youth Senior Librarian - Full Time

Youth Senior Librarian

Closing Date/Time:    Mon. 03/30/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $29.86 - $36.66 Hourly; $5,175.73 - $6,354.40 Monthly; $62,108.80 - $76,252.80 Annually

Job Type:             Regular Full-Time

Location:              Rinconada Library - 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, California

Reports To:  Various Library Managers or Supervisors

Supervises:   Non-supervisory; may mentor, coordinate and assign work to professional, paraprofessional, clerical, temporary and/or volunter staff

 Palo Alto City Library is looking for an experienced, energetic, Youth Librarian who is knowledgeable about current trends and emerging technologies and their application to the public library environment.  The ability to work closely and communicate effectively with customers of all ages and staff at all levels is essential.

 This position will be based at the newly renovated Rinconada Branch Library and work with all the children’s and teen librarians throughout the system.  Responsibilities will include outreach to schools and the community and working collaboratively with staff to develop programming that supports the 41 Developmental Assets.

Purpose of Classification
Independently performs specialized and professional library activities of advanced difficulty in a library.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
  • College degree or a combination of related experience and training substantially equivalent to graduation from a college or university; and
  • Three years professional experience as a librarian. Master's degree in Library or Information Science may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • The Senior Librarian is the advanced professional classification within the Library Division. Incumbents have professional experience to perform high level public library responsibilities. It is a broad classification which covers a variety of work situations including advanced knowledge of reference services, facility operation, collection management, library policies and computerized information systems. Significant portion of the day may include direct public contact.

Essential Duties:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Responsible for selection and deselection of library materials in one or more subject areas on a rotating basis, chairs large selection area committee, serves on library wide materials order review committee and participates on materials weeding team. Evaluates need to add-to or retain in materials collection based on variety of criteria; verifies and evaluates patron requests for purchases; responsible for daily collection maintenance and evaluation; coordinates processing of discarded materials.
  • Develops, organizes, and maintains variety of up-to-date collections (such as reference resource files and government document files) not cataloged in usual manner.
  • Monitors physical arrangements and other requirements relevant to collection size and promotion of specific areas/collections in the library. Monitors maintenance requirements for and assists public in use of a variety of library equipment including COM readers, microfilm reader printers and photocopiers, and computers.
  • Essential Functions:
  • Recruits, interviews, schedules, trains, initiates and coordinates work of regular, temporary and volunteer staff as assigned; assumes responsibility of unit.
  •  Responsible for security of building and safety of patrons and staff.
  •  Performs copy and original cataloging and classification efficiently utilizing an on-line computerized cataloging system; assigns access points for materials; establishes new bibliographic computer records in accordance with recognized standards; handles special services such as transfers; monitors variety of selection maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for all elements of library programming including planning, coordination, promotion and conducting of programs. Cooperates with other City departments, community and library groups in co-sponsorship of programs.
  • Conducts reference interviews, analyzes, interprets and answers inquiries at all level of complexity utilizing resources in Palo Alto Libraries as well as other libraries and in the community, when required to meet public information needs; keeps informed of new and outdated resources; provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages in location and selection of appropriate library materials and may specialize in service to children; assists patrons in use of facility, materials and access tools.
  • Related Functions: - Coordinates system-wide library committees and may serve on City or library system committees.
  • Handles sensitive personal contact with library patrons relative to information needs or library services; refers to supervisor when necessary.
  • May perform duties of Librarian as required.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Ideal Candidate:
  • The ideal candidate will have a MLIS degree, a thorough knowledge of technology and social media and enjoy taking on new challenges.
  • Experience with collaborating with public schools is desired.  The successful candidate should have an extensive knowledge of youth literature, resources and current library trends.
Tuesday through Saturday with some evenings and Sundays required.