Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Western Placer Unified School District - Foskett Ranch Elementary - Library Technician - Part Time

Foskett Ranch Elementary

Date Posted: 4/28/2015
Application Deadline: 5/8/2015 4:00 PM Pacific

Length of Work Year: 10 Months - 6 hours/5 days a week (8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Salary: $15.14 - $18.32 (5 Steps)

Under direction, to coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operations of a school library; to
perform specialized technical/clerical duties; and to do related work as required.

  • Responsible for coordinating and supervising the daily activities of the library to which assigned
  • without direct, on site professional supervision.
  • Incumbents have full responsibility for supervising and performing a variety of technical and
  • clerical duties related to the acquisition, processing, and circulation of books and non-book
  • media, and supervises student assistants assigned to the facility.
  • Ensures the smooth and efficient daily operation of the facility.
  • Plans and implements appropriate procedures according to policies.
  • Trains, schedules, assign, evaluate and supervise the work of student assistants.
  • Assists faculty and students in identifying needs, locating, using, and ordering materials.
  • Performs reference duties
  • Develops forms, notices, filing systems, and procedures
  • Conducts yearly inventories of holdings.
  • Checks and revises catalog and shelf list cards.
  • Supervises patron use of the facility.
  • Supervises and participates in the collection of fines and fees.
  • Maintains daily circulation statistics.
  • Distributes, stores, and maintains inventory control of study materials.
  • Prepares and maintains lists of available materials.
  • Previews media and prepares descriptive cataloging.
  • Maintains budget records and controls.
  • Maintains master inventory and financial records.

Under direction, to coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operations of a school library; to
perform specialized technical/clerical duties; and to do related work as required.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Two years of increasingly responsible
experience in a library or audio-visual center.

  • Knowledge of Library practices, terminology and procedures, principles and methods of ordering books. Knowledge of reference sources, books, and authors, knowledge of general and library clerical methods and procedures. 
  • Ability to type at 40 words per minute. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing and ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, staff and parents.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; repeat the same hand, arm or finger motion to operate computers or laminating machine; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. The employee must frequently push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds such as TV/VCR carts and boxes of books.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to tell differences among colors.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Los Altos Elementary - Program Specialist, Library Specialist - Full Time

Program Specialist, Library Specialist
Los Altos Elementary

Date Posted:4/21/2015
Deadline: 5/8/2015 4:00 PM Pacific

Length of Work Year: 10 Months

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $12.92 - $16.97 per hour, $21.06 - $28.22 per hour, $34.70 - $42.16 per hour

Under direction of school principal, serves as school coordinator of the school library. Works with students from different classrooms, gathers and summarizes monitoring and evaluation data, maintains records of activities and pupil progress, meets with staff and parents, assists in program planning, evaluation and revision. 

  • Participates in planning sessions, provides library skills instruction and supervision to students, schedules and provides assistance to volunteers and level one assistants, plans and prepares materials for instruction.
  • Checks books in and out.
  • Orders and enters new books. Updates media information.  

  • Education or experience equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • The ability to organize data, schedules and information collected and/or submitted by teachers. Possesses an aptitude to work with children and teachers;
  • Possesses warmth, empathy, and desire to become involved in the instructional process;
  • Ability to follow instruction and accept constructive suggestions;
  • Accepts professional standards, i.e., discretion, promptness and good inter-personal relations.
  • Knowledge of paraprofessional course work.
  • Experience as a classroom aide and/or course work in education preferred.

Pittsburg Unified School District - Library Technician - Part Time

Pittsburg Unified School District

Date Posted: 5/1/2015
Deadline:      5/31/2015
Number of Openings: 5

Length of Work Year: On Call Substitute
Hours: Hours based on site needs

Salary: $16.14 per hour


Knowledge Of:
  • Modern office methods, practices and procedures
  • Correct English usage, spelling and penmanship
  • Basic process involved in ordering, receiving, placing and issuing materials and books
  • Basic library terminology and standard library practices including the Dewey Decimal System
  • Library media concepts, vocabulary and artistic expression
  • Basic principles of cataloging and organizing library materials
  • Principles of supervision and training

Ability To:
  • Perform clerical work using independent judgment
  • Apply specific rules and procedures used in a library setting
  • Operate standard office machines, computers, and a variety of audio-visual equipment
  • Make minor repairs to a variety of audio-visual equipment and textbooks
  • Understand, carry out and give oral and written instructions
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Type accurately from clear copy.
  • Type at 45 wpm
  • Must have passed the District clerical examination

Training & Experience:
  • Two years of library experience, preferably including some experience in an educational setting;
  • or equivalent to the completion of an Associate of Arts degree or certificate in library media technology;
  • or any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.


  • Good physical condition as determined by pre and post employment inquiries and health reports.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Allan Hancock College - Librarian - Part Time


Posted: 3/27/2015
Closing Date: 7/1/2015

Department: Learning Resource Center
Category: Part-Time Faculty       

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for part-time faculty librarians to establish a pool of qualified candidates to work at the Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center. As positions for part-time faculty librarians open, the department will select from the established pool.

  • Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in library science, or library information science, OR the equivalent.

  • To provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff;
  • To conduct class tours and orientations; to assist in collection development and maintenance; to assist faculty librarians with projects;
  • Other duties as required.

  • May vary from semester to semester, not to exceed 20 hours/week. Some Saturday and evening hours may be required.

Physical Requirements:
  • The position will require walking and standing for 40 minutes at a time. It may include bending and lifting up to ten pounds. Frequent use of a desktop computer is required.

Special Qualification:
  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

  • Starting at $34.64 to $54.09 per hour depending upon education and experience

  1. To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following documents to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015:
  2. Signed district application for part-time faculty.
  3. A current and complete resume of education and professional experience.
  4. Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Torrance - Torrance Public Library - 2 Library Assistant I Positions - Part Time (Temp)

The Torrance Public Library has a two temporary employment opportunities for the position of Library Assistant I in Youth Services and in Circulation Services. These are paid positions that last for up to 6 months.

Position: Library Assistant I in the Youth Services

Duration: Temporary Appointment (maximum 6 months) – estimated start date 6/8/15.

Salary: $18.26/hr

  • The Library Assistant I is a full-time position, working out of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. This position reports to the Youth Services Supervisor. 
  • This position staffs the Youth Services desk typically 2-4 hours each day (including two nights per week, and alternate Saturdays working with the Youth Services Supervisor). 
  • The current major duties are tracking and compiling statistics and data entry, creating Excel reports, reconciling budget entries, some paperback book and magazine processing and providing reference and readers advisory services to the public. 
  • This person also provides support to the Youth Services Librarians at the branches by distributing program supplies and PR materials. 
  • The Library Assistant I may be asked to assist the Library Assistant II with the installation and creation of displays.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with peers, the public, and subordinates
  • The ability to adapt to changes
  • Knowledge of library ILS systems
  • Interest in or desire to acquire knowledge and experience in Services to Youth
  • The ability to work day or evening shifts and Saturdays

The hours for this position are Monday and Thursday 9am-6pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm-9pm, and alternating Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-5:30pm.

Position: Library Assistant I in Circulation Services

Duration: Temporary Appointment (maximum 6 months) – estimated start date 6/15/15.

Salary: $18.26/hr

  • The Library Assistant I is a full-time position, working out of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Circulation work unit. 
  • This person works three to four hours per day on the service desk to assist patrons with checkout, paying fines and fees, and library cards. 
  • This person responsible for library card registrations and verification, updating library accounts, processing requested items, contacting patrons for items returned with missing or damage pieces, billing patrons for lost items, and other circulation issues as needed. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with peers, the public, and subordinates
  • The ability to adapt to changes
  • Knowledge of library ILS systems
  • The ability to work day or evening shifts and Saturdays

The hours for this position are Monday through Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursdays 12pm-9pm, and alternating Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -5:30p.m.

If you are interested in the temporary appointment opportunity in either Youth Services or Circulation Services please send a resume and a letter of interest to Heather Firchow, Senior Librarian, Youth Services, by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by 6:00 p.m. with either Youth Services or Circulation Services in your Subject Line.

Yorba Linda Public Library - Librarian/Digital Specialist

SALARY $4,417 - $5,369 per month
FINAL FILING DATE Applications will be accepted by the Library Department at 18181 Imperial
Highway, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 until Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Under general supervision, performs the more complex professional and technical library work,
including library collection development and maintenance of digital library services.

1. Performs a variety of professional librarian duties; provides excellent customer service when assisting the public in making the most effective use of library services, materials, tools, and equipment; provides reader’s advisory and reference services, utilizing print materials and electronic resources.
2. Will be asked to provide expertise in a specific area of the library such as business, technology, local history, children’s or teen services, interlibrary loan, etc.
3. Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures for patrons and staff.
4. Provides highly responsible and technical staff assistance to the managing librarian in the department’s daily activities to enable the department to offer quality programs and services to the community; plans, prepares, implements and evaluates special projects, library programs and library-related activities including library tours, instructional classes in library use, and a variety of library-related, literature-based and educational programs and activities.
5. Evaluates community needs and suggests programs of service to meet those needs; responsible for the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of these programs; gives oral, written, interactive, computer-generated presentations.
6. Works as a liaison with other community libraries, local schools, and other community groups; participates in community events and outreach activities; travels to attend meetings, workshops and conferences; represents the library at professional and community meetings and events.
7. Participates in collection development activities including reviewing professional journals, selecting materials for purchase and weeding; sorts donated materials and is responsible for collection development in assigned areas, such as e-book, database and periodical content, and circulating software/hardware.
8. Participates in the management of the content on the library’s website; maintains library’s social media networks; works closely with management in the selection of electronic databases.
9. Operates public access computers and staff computers and staff computers for research, reserves, collection maintenance, and other specialized needs; participates in online reference services; participates in the compiling of library activity reports and statistics; utilizes word processing, spreadsheets, and other computer applications; has a working knowledge of a variety of consumer electronic devices and is able to give instruction on their use.
10. Assists with coordinating promotional materials and information releases including brochures, flyers, posters, handouts, newsletters, emails, social media and other technology related forums.
11. Supervises, trains, and/or evaluates staff and/or volunteers as assigned.
12. Acts as building supervisor when assigned; is responsible for being in charge as a back-up to the building supervisor on a regular basis.
13. Performs other duties as required.

1. A professional level position that requires in-depth knowledge of library practices, principles and materials, books, authors, reading levels, technology (including computers and a variety of consumer electronic devices) and non-print materials.
2. Ability to provide excellent customer service by meeting the public with tact, courtesy and an attitude of “going the extra mile”. Skill to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to staff and a widely diverse public; make presentations and effectively represent the library; organizational skills.
3. Experience with the selection and management of e-book/digital content.
4. Experience with editing and creating content for the web; Knowledge of HTML and/or blogging websites.
5. Ability to perform difficult reference work and conduct effective patron interviews; operate public access computers; in-depth knowledge of searching using electronic resources; ability to provide instruction on a variety of electronic devices.
4. Technical knowledge of library-related computer applications, hardware, software, and internet, as well as electronic database searching.
5. Knowledge of community outreach and promotional techniques.
6. Ability to select print and non-print materials and evaluate the collection for balance relative to community needs; professional knowledge of principles of cataloging and classification for print and non-print materials.
7. Ability to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate major programs and projects from beginning to end; anticipate and meet deadlines.
8. Ability to supervise, train and evaluate staff and volunteers; ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, city employees, and the general public.
9. Ability to take the responsibility of being in charge of the library in the absence of a manager; ability to handle and resolve customer service issues, handle building emergency issues or staffing needs.

Master’s of Library and Information Science degree required, along with one year experience working in a public library.

The physical tasks of this position include sitting at a desk and computer terminal, walking, reaching, lifting, turning and twisting, bending and stooping, pushing and pulling, using small tools. Sitting, standing and walking can each be for sustained periods of time from one to two hours; reaching to shelf height of seven feet; lifting an average of 20 pounds; pushing and pulling objects including carts with a force of up to 60 pounds. Each physical task occurs in variations throughout the day. Vision requirements include ability to read books, magazines, and other printed materials; computer screens, signage, etc. Hearing and speaking requirements include ability to communicate effectively and in a timely manner over the telephone, person to person with the public and co-workers and to groups.

To obtain an application packet you may:
Call 714/777-2466 to request one be mailed to you.
Download from the website-

Visit the Library at 18181 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

San Mateo County - Couty Library - Community Services Librarian I/II - Full Time

Community Services Librarian I/II - Bilingual Skills Required (Open and Promotional)

$5,197 - $6,495 /Month


Job Number: K002-08

The San Mateo County Library System invites applications for the positions of Librarian I/II – Bilingual Skills Required. Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual language skills are required for this position. Specifically, we seek applicants with the ability to read, write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish, and/or in both English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin). The San Mateo County Library (SMCL) offers the best in library experiences to our communities stretching from Silicon Valley to the beaches of Pacifica. SMCL Librarians enjoy diverse, changing work in a variety of settings inside and outside of our community libraries. All of our staff work together to provide excellent services to children, teens and adults. We seek enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individuals who proactively search for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community. Successful candidates will be excited about new challenges, eager to learn, and energized by working with people from a variety of backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons of any age in a busy public library
  • Visualize, plan and deliver non-traditional and innovative library services that benefit the needs of the community inside and outside of our buildings
  • Take responsibility for a specific program area, while maintaining the flexibility to work in a variety of different capacities depending on evolving community needs
  • Establish cooperative working relationships with community members, various community services providers, and with library staff and users
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate and carry out programming and outreach to patrons of all age groups, including school visits, special events, story times, classes/workshops, public speaking, etc.
  • Engage patrons in valuing early learning and in building early literacy skills
  • Use technology as a tool, staying on top of new technology trends
  • Work in a collaborative teamwork setting and inspire fun in the workplace
  • Take initiative, working independently and with others
  • Assist in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers
  • Assist patrons with circulation activities
  • Provide operational support in resolving patron complaints and in troubleshooting technology
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

The hiring list created from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and could be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited-term and extra-help positions. If you are interested in employment in the classification of Librarian I/II, you should apply to ensure you are considered for future opportunities that may utilize the eligible hiring list created by this recruitment.


  • Master of Library Science or recognized equivalent degree, from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required.
  • Candidates must have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the roles identified in the description of the positions.
Language Skills:
  • Bilingual language skills, specifically English/Spanish and/or English/Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) are required.

Knowledge of:
  • Library purposes, organization, techniques and procedures
  • Principles of library materials selection In-depth reference and bibliographic resources Library classification, cataloging and filing systems
  • Current general and/or children's literature
  • A specialized program area
  • Supervisory principles and practices
  • Composition of the community and its needs
  • General practices and uses of computers and computer information systems
  • Automated library functions
  • Peninsula Library System and related policies and procedures

Skill/Ability to:
  • Plan and supervise the work of staff
  • Train staff in specialized areas
  • Develop library programs/projects
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with staff, the public and community groups
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instruct others in the use of library materials
  • Conduct individual user needs assessments

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the “Apply” button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Final Filing Date for Applications: May 14, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. Application Screening (Tentative): May 19 and 20, 2015 Panel Interview (Tentative): June 8 and 9, 2015