Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UC San Diego - Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian - Full Time

Open September 20th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016
If you apply to this recruitment by October 30th, 2016, you will have until

Final Deadline:
November 13th, 2016 to complete your application.


Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian

  • Reporting primarily to the Director of the Research Data Curation Program, the Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with the Digital Object Metadata Management unit of the Metadata Services Program to provide metadata support and advice to researchers and other data owners in preparing and submitting their data collections for ingest into the Library’s digital repository. 
  • The University and the Library
  • The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
  • With 34,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. For more than a decade, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report and for the third year in a row as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2015, for the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement.

Program Descriptions

  • The Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) provides a suite of services for the campus research community. This includes helping to create data management plans, consultations and customized workshops on metadata and data management best practices, assistance creating identifiers for data and people, ingest of research data into the Library’s Digital Collections website for sharing and discovery, preservation of data via Chronopolis and customized workshops and training on a variety of data-related applications.
  • The Metadata Services Program (MS) connects our UCSD community to intellectual and creative content and materials by analyzing, describing and organizing resources using methods and systems that promote discovery. MS provides, augments and normalizes metadata for digitized and born‐digital objects and for tangible resources— particularly collections of distinction for which UC San Diego is known. MS delivers and manages bibliographic access to licensed and open access electronic resources in all formats. The program includes approximately 37 FTE staff.
  • Within MS, the Digital Object Metadata Management Unit (DOMM) establishes and manages metadata standards and policies for metadata creation and encoding practices. The unit advises on metadata creation and provides metadata augmentation, manipulation, normalization, and mapping for digitized and born-digital objects. Staff provides consulting services on tools, standards, controlled vocabularies, and workflows for metadata creation. The unit is actively engaged with the Hydra community, and works closely with Information Technology Services on the development of our Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and Digital Collections (DC) site.

This position will report 80% to the Research Data Curation Program and 20% to the Digital Object Metadata Management Unit. Together they will determine work goals and priorities for the position, and share in evaluation processes.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • The successful candidate for Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian will be a part of the Research Data Curation Program, working integratively with the Digital Object Metadata Management unit within Metadata Services. They will provide consultation services to researchers and other data owners, assisting in analysis of their materials, modeling their collections, advising on techniques for metadata collection and enhancement, and ingesting collections into the Library’s digital repository. They will become deeply embedded in assessing specific researcher needs in the areas of data curation best practices, metadata for research datasets, and data ingest processes. The person will be a central link between the Research Data Curation Program and the Metadata Services Program, relaying discipline-specific metadata needs and advocating for processes and tools to support data curation work.
  • The successful candidate will also play a large role in developing and conducting training on metadata and data management best practices. The Library is currently focused on developing an instructional program utilizing Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops. The candidate will be expected to take part in this ongoing work, including participating in Software Carpentry teacher training and certification, and continued development of lesson plans. More generally, the candidate will actively participate in RDCP and MS outreach efforts on campus.
  • In addition, metadata for digital materials is actively shared between the Library’s systems and a number of other systems and services, including the University of California’s Calisphere portal, the Digital Public Library of America and the Center for Open Science’s SHARE service. Sharing metadata is expected to increase as time goes on, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in community discussions and take a leadership role where possible.


  • Consults with data and content owners on research and metadata strategies, including introducing them to best practices, selection of appropriate metadata standards and schemas, and advising on tools and workflows for metadata creation and cleanup.
  • Analyzes metadata from data and content owners for quality and completeness, making recommendations of changes for consistency and to assure coherent aggregation with other metadata in the DAMS.
  • Ingests objects and collections into the DAMS, and provides quality control review of digital objects and metadata following ingest.
  • Contributes to planning of long term metadata strategy for UCSD Library and the DAMS.
  • Assists with specifications for DAMS development as needed.
  • Contributes to the development and revisions of policies, schemas, and guidelines to support the DAMS.
  • Advises on standards, vocabulary control, taxonomy support, database management, and metadata input and edit tools in the DAMS.
  • Works with RDCP staff to help plan training sessions, create lesson plans, and participate in sprints to develop and share lessons, exercises and slide decks for Software, Data, and Library Carpentry workshops
  • Provide metadata support for local classes on data management, data best practices, and data analysis tools for UCSD researchers.
  • Assists with the training of Metadata Services and other library staff on metadata tools, standards, and workflows.
  • Assists with the implementation of open linked data in library systems.
  • Documents projects, standards, and decisions on group and project websites and wikis; provides online resources to assist data and content owners in understanding metadata and its importance.

Required Qualifications

  • Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and trends in the field of research data curation.
  • Experience with metadata analysis and support. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and trends in metadata standards and their application for organizing and managing digital library resources. 
  • Experience using XML or RDF for encoding metadata. 
  • Experience working with at least two metadata standards commonly used for digital materials such as MODS, METS, Dublin Core, PREMIS, MIX or others.
  • Working knowledge of cataloging principles and content standards, controlled vocabularies, authority control and ontologies.
  • Experience working with a digital access management system or digital repository.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. 
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Good organizational skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work; initiative and follow-through in equal measure. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively. 
  • Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with linked data, RDF and semantic web technologies. 
  • Experience with ontologies or taxonomies.
  • Experience working in a research environment, or participating in research processes.
  • Experience with Hydra or Fedora.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins October 31, 2016.


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional - List of References (Optional)
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information

UC San Diego - Assistant Program Director and Head of Book and Serials Metadata - Full Time

Job #JPF01219


Open date: September 26th, 2016

Next review date: October 30th, 2016

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: November 13th, 2016

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.

Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata
Metadata Services Program
  • The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, flexible and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as Assistant Program Director of the Metadata Services Program and Head of the Books and Serials Metadata Unit (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). The University of California San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Responsibilities of the Position
Reporting to the Program Director of Metadata Services, the Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata takes a leadership role in programmatic planning, assessment, and administration and is the librarian responsible for leading the efforts and directing the work of 5 FTE to describe and provide access to physical and electronic monographic and serial resources according to national standards. Working in close collaboration with the management team of Unit Heads in Metadata Services, the Assistant Program Director and Head of Books and Serials Metadata will provide expertise on the unique needs of book and serial formats in the multiple UC San Diego databases of record, including Roger, the DAMS, and other systems as necessary.

Assistant Program Director
  • Assists the Program Director in strategic initiatives ensuring goals are met.
  • Act on behalf of the Program Director in her absence.
  • Oversees production statistics gathering, data analytics, and assessment.
  • Assists with fiscal management for the Program.
  • Coordinates program-wide training and provides cataloging-related training to other UC San Diego staff as needed.
  • Oversees Program communication and documentation.
  • As a member of the MS management team shares responsibility for promoting the mission and goals of the UC San Diego Library; personnel and resource management; the development and implementation of new policies and procedures; recommending and adapting new technologies; training; and communication.

Head of Books and Serials Metadata Unit
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of 5 FTE and student employees.
  • Has primary responsibility for coordinating and supervising Books and Serials cataloging (original, copy, and batch processing of physical and electronic monographs, serials, and integrating resources). 
  • Provides intellectual leadership for emerging issues in metadata, cataloging, and knowledge management.
  • Serves as serials cataloging librarian, taking leadership and responsibility for serials policies, procedures, and problem-resolution, and represents UCSD serials concerns to outside agencies such as CONSER.
  • Leads the unit to investigate, experiment with, and implement new approaches and/or batch processes for creating and manipulating bibliographic and authority data, including extended and creative uses of metadata.
  • Integrates and coordinates descriptive metadata practices across databases of record and information systems.
  • Supervises, trains, and sets direction for Books and Serials Unit cataloging staff and students.
  • Provides intellectual leadership and contributes nationally to the development of emerging cataloging standards and maintains currency with issues in bibliographic and authority control, information organization, and metadata encoding standards.
  • Participates in the creation and development of Metadata Services Program priorities, policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Works collaboratively Library-wide to prioritize and improve user-oriented access to library materials.
  • Serves on Library-wide, Campus-wide, and/or UC System-wide committees.
  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging of book and serial materials.
  • Contributes authority records to NACO and creates bibliographic records for BIBCO.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science.
  • Demonstrated strong experience cataloging books, serials, and integrating resources in an academic research library using RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC-21 format.
  • Knowledge of the special features of books, serials, integrating resources, and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated awareness of national and international trends in bibliographic and authority control.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with established and emerging metadata standards.
  • Awareness of research methods to facilitate the connection between information organization and information needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment, identifying problems, and offering creative solutions.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with non-MARC metadata formats.
  • Experience cataloging/creating metadata for digital collection repositories.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one western European language, preferably Spanish. 

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional - List of references / other documents / etc. (Optional)
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information

Pleasant Hill - John F. Kennedy University - Library Assistant


Library Assistant. John F. Kennedy’s Robert M. Fisher Library, located in Pleasant Hill, CA is seeking a part-time 20 hours per week Library Assistant. This is a non-exempt non-benefitted position.

The Library Assistant reports directly to the Director of Library Services. The Library Assistant is responsible for a wide variety of library functions, including: ordering and receiving of materials and supplies, course reserves processing, copy cataloging, book processing, circulation, public service and other duties as assigned. The position may include evening and weekend hours.

The requirements for this position include a minimum of two (2) years of college or a library technician certificate. Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification system, library management systems, and database searching is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be comfortable providing both technical and public library services, demonstrate the ability to balance meticulous attention to detail with an appreciation of the big picture, work well both independently and in a team environment, and serve a diverse adult constituency with a sense of professionalism and good humor.

How to Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to with LAPH in the subject line 


by fax to 925.969.3451 


mail to:
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cerritos College - Library - Library Technical Clerk - Full Time

Posting Number CLS00025P

Open Date           10/14/2016

Close Date          11/14/2016

Salary/Fringe Benefits    
Grade 25 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($3,332-$3,996/month).

Distinguishing Career Features    
The Library Technical Clerk requires the ability to provide customer service, circulation, basic technical service activities such as basic cataloging and reference.

Job Description 
Performs clerical library duties in a library involving processing and circulation of library materials, basic cataloging, and customer service. Provides information and assistance to library customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Checks in/out, renews, and reserves books and other library materials. Issues and collects fines and processes student holds for unpaid charges.
  • Assists faculty, staff, students, and other visitors with use of the library. Assists them to find materials, pointing out them to use resource guides.
  • Assists in demonstrating the use of library resources.
  • Circulates, stores, and inventories books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials including those that are overdue.
  • Processes a full range of library materials within established parameters. Maintains records of library subscriptions, deliveries, cancellations, and reinstatements.
  • Collects and records funds for fines, books, periodicals, and copying. Prepares deposits for receipts.
  • Assists with preparation and updating of subject bibliographies.
  • Receives, records, and prepares periodicals, microforms, and electronic databases for use by patrons.
  • Receives materials for the library reserve area. Records instructor requirements and forwards materials to the Library’s technical services for cataloging and shelving for circulation.
  • Shelves new and returned materials (books, media, or periodicals) in the absence of student employees and assures data entry into the library system.
  • Prepares and processes library materials for circulation, including applying covers and installing security devices.
  • Provides technical services such as interlibrary loan including those required for cooperative library system materials, and maintaining the course reserve collection.
  • Maintains current procedures manuals for the position. Cross-trains other staff members.
  • Performs routine clerical and record keeping duties.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly environment. Maintains photocopiers in working order by cleaning screens and resolving common problems such as coin and paper jams.
  • Provides guidance and training to student and temporary employees.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills
  • Requires basic procedural knowledge of standard library methods, practices, and terminology including use of computer-aided carding and cataloging systems and basic reference sources. Requires basic knowledge of a library classification system, subject headings, and library filing rules. Requires basic knowledge of automated carding systems and records. Requires sufficient communication skills in order to serve customers and to interact with staff and faculty. Requires sufficient arithmetic skills to arrange materials in numerical sequence and calculate sums needed for handling cash and recording circulation data. Requires sufficient English writing skills to document instructions on library procedures. Requires sufficient human relations skills to convey technical information to patrons, exercise sensitivity, and to provide work instructions to others.

  • Requires the ability to follow detailed procedures such as standard library cataloging and filing rules. Requires the ability to understand Library operations, goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain a circulation area in a manner that supports research and studying. Must be able to apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies.
  • Requires the ability to deal courteously with library patrons. Must be able to perform routine clerical and record keeping duties. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.

Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.

Required Qualifications  
  • The position requires a high school diploma or the equivalent, and two years of experience in a library or instructional setting. Additional post-secondary education will substitute for experience.

Preferred Qualifications 
  • At least 24 units of college credit. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Ability to speak at least one other language than English.

Transcripts and Foreign Degrees 
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

Physical Demands            
  • Incumbent must be able to function indoors in an office and/or library circulation desk environment engaged in work primarily of a moderately active nature. Requires hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversation and to project voice to a small group.
  • Requires sufficient manual and/or finger dexterity to type/keyboard and otherwise operate microcomputers and other office equipment. Requires ambulatory ability to sit, stand, walk, to move about office environs, and to lift and carry light to medium weight materials on an intermittent basis.

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System and Social Security.

Rancho Santigo Community College - Library Technician - Full TIme

Full Time 40 hrs./wk., 12 mo./year
Location: Library Services
Salary: $40,500.81 - $51,775.81/year
Deadline: 10/31/16

Job Description:
  • Under direction - performs a variety of complex clerical and sub-professional library work requiring specialized knowledge; performs related duties as required.

  • Supervises circulation desk, resolves problems encountered in producing or correcting sets of catalog cards and in filing them; participates in and directs a variety of clerical library duties; prepares and up-dates records on overdue books, fines, book reservations, lost books, and statistics of loaned books and magazines; interprets rules and answers student questions regarding the use of library facilities; trains and oversees student assistants; maintains over-due file follow up for payment; checks, verifies and maintains card-catalog entries; supervises periodic and regular inventories; accessions and processes new books and non-book material; maintains weekly and monthly statistics of materials added or withdrawn and compiles material for an annual report from such data; maintains procedures manual; keeps various accounting records; processes audio-visual materials, orders, receives, records, shelves and circulates all periodicals and microfilm materials; provides information on-site or over the phone.

  • This class reports to the librarian responsible for the functions assigned to this Technician. Part-time student helpers frequently are assigned to these Technicians for supervision.

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent;
  • two years of responsible office clerical experience, at least one of which must be in a library; and 12 semester units in Library Science or Library Technology.
  • Two years of Library work experience may be substituted for the 12 units.
  • Good knowledge of library and audio-visual circulation procedures, records, files and statistics; the technical aspects of classification of library materials; technical sources of information for library operations; office and clerical techniques; filing, record-keeping and record-checking methods; oral and written English, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary; library terminology and procedures.
  • Knowledge of English composition; basic arithmetic; office equipment; principles of supervision, scheduling and training for student workers. Ability to schedule, supervise and train several student workers in circulation operations; assist patrons in utilizing library resources; checks records and work of others; maintain statistical-use records and prepare reports; classify library books and materials; demonstrate the use of reference sources; learn new library techniques; read and apply technical library materials; follow oral and written instructions and procedures.
Skills: ability to type copy and figures accurately.

Method of Application
  • For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district classified application by the specified closing date for the position at All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:

  • Resume in Word format (Required)
  • Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yolo County (West Yolo Region) - Davis Branch Library - Librarian I/II - Full Time

Librarian I: $41,616.02 - $50,587.89 Annually
Librarian II: $51,285.73-$62,350.70 Annually

The Librarian I/II - 
  • Adult Services will be assigned to the Mary L. Stephens – Davis Branch Library in the West Yolo Region and will work with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals, and community partners to deliver exceptional service to all ages. The position will be responsible for envisioning, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating local and system-wide programs and services for adults, grants management, reference and reader's advisory services, government documents, collection management and technology and library instruction.
  • Services include supporting grant funded literacy services, overseeing volunteer--run programs, managing a diverse range of programming, cultivating partnerships with community stakeholders, engaging in outreach and service development to increase accessibility, assessing and analyzing community needs and program outcomes and supporting and engaging in the Library's strategic directions and diverse committees.
  • Applicants that are currently in the last semester of their Master of Library Science or Library Information Services degree program are welcome to apply. However, any offer of employment will be contingent upon proof of completion of the degree program.
  • In addition to the qualifications listed under "Employment Standards" in the online application, the ideal candidate will be community oriented, enthusiastic about promoting the library to a broader audience, able to engage new technologies, adept at managing grants, capable of being the person in charge, genuinely enjoy serving a diverse population base and possess a firm grasp of current and emerging library trends.
  • Fluency in languages other than English is highly desirable. All Library staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch. Incumbents must be able to work regular evening and weekend hours. Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired.

  • Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, program, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.

Librarian I
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments. At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I.

Librarian II
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program, technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians, paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers.
  • Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional Librarians.
  • This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to a hiring department for further consideration.

Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming.
  • Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned.
  • Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs.
  • Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System.
  • Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment.
  • Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions.
  • Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work.
  • Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems.
  • Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems.
  • Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards:

Librarian I
  • Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.

Librarian II
  • Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND
  • Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo

Knowledge of:
  • principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader's advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming;
  • books, authors, bibliographies, and digital material;
  • library functions and services;
  • Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation.

Ability to:
  • use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications;
  • set priorities;
  • analyze and respond to community needs and requests;
  • analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action;
  • apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met;
  • communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs;
  • develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others;
  • lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers;
  • plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers;
  • work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.

Application & Selection Process:
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, and a completed supplemental questionnaire for this position. Although a resume must be included with your application, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

As an attachment to the online application

By e-mail to 

By fax to (530) 666-8049

By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be immediately forwarded to the department for further consideration. The selection process will include the following steps:
  • Screening for Best Qualified
  • Department Selection Interviews
  • The selected candidate will participate in the following pre-employment examination processes:
  • Reference Checks
  • Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
  • Screening for Best Qualified

Hayward | Concord | Online - CSU East Bay- Library - Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.
  • The appointee to this position will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including teaching credit courses and other instructional sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members of the University during day, evening, and weekend hours; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to disciplinary departments; and participating in faculty governance. Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track.  This is advertised as a 12-month appointment.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource managements trends and practices; demonstrated awareness of industry standards in acquiring and licensing electronic resources;
  • experience with integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential;
  • ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  • familiarity with the principles of information literacy;
  • a strong service commitment;
  • demonstrated ability to meet the University Libraries’ tenure and promotion standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the ExLibris Alma/Primo LMS;
  • demonstrated experience with EBSCOadmin, including EDS, Holdings Management, and Full Text Finder;
  • demonstrated experience and ability to manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources, troubleshoot and analyze electronic resource access problems;
  • demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources;
  • demonstrated knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries, including oversight of collection budgets;
  • demonstrated ability in planning, managing, and assessing electronic resource collections and resolving electronic resource access issues;
  • knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools;
  • strong analytical skills, including experience with statistical analysis and modelling;
  • demonstrated ability in planning and implementing projects. It is anticipated that this position will be a library liaison to the College of Business and Economics;
  • therefore, preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or coursework in business, economics, and/or related fields.
RANK AND SALARY: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  First review date is September 23, 2016, but the position will be considered open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a complete and current vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation (names and email addresses of three letter writers submitted to Interfolio).  All applications must be submitted through Interfolio (see "Apply Now for Free," below).