Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sacramento - Sacramento Country Day School - Library Technical Assistant

Sacramento Country Day School is a private, independent, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational, college preparatory school. The Matthews Library serves students in grades six through twelve. We are currently hiring a new library assistant. Qualified individuals should send resume and cover letter describing how any library work experience and/or education has prepared you for this job. 

Please email documents to

Library Technical Assistant
Position Information:
·        Grades six through twelve library
·        Part Time (30 hours/week; 5 days/week)
·        10-month position (mid-August to mid-June)
·        Hourly rate of pay commensurate with experience plus benefits

·        Coursework in library science and/or experience working in library/media center.
·        Prefer cataloging knowledge (MARC, RDA).
·        Ability to communicate and successfully supervise middle and high school students (this will require a sense of humor and an appreciation for the age group).
·        Ability to perform clerical work, including word processing, with accuracy.
·        Proficiency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet searching, social media, and technology in general.
·        Knowledge of Apple iOS devices, Mac OS, and Google Chrome helpful.
·        Ability to troubleshoot devices using both your own knowledge and Internet searching.
·        Demonstrated work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
·        Ability to pursue work in an organized manner despite multiple interruptions.
·        Creativity as important as accuracy and attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·        Cataloging using MARC and RDA formatting (Follett Destiny software).
·        Student supervision and assistance.
·        Assist in teaching lessons and assessing student work.
·        Help coordinate special events and displays.
·        Maintain library website.
·        Clerical work.
·        Inventory and perform tech support on iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, and audiovisual equipment.
·        Process materials.
·        Shelf maintenance.
·        Other duties as assigned.

Additional Application Question (required):
Describe any paid or unpaid experience you have working in a library, and explain how your education, training, and other work experience enable you to fulfill the requirements.

Application Requirements:
·        Resume
·        Cover Letter
·        Additional Application Question (see above, can be addressed in cover letter or separately)

Sacramento - CK McClatchy High School - LibraryTextbook Services

Closing date - 8/25/16

11 month - FT

Perform routine, complex duties in support of Library/Textbook Services; process and catalogue library, textbook, and instructional materials; pack textbook orders for sites, organize instructional materials on warehouse shelves, complete and file required paperwork; work with a team to ensure that sites receive library and instructional materials in a timely fashion.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below [E]. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principle job elements.)
Perform a variety of tasks in connection with the district’s automated circulation/inventory systems for libraries and textbook management, such as Athena and Destiny; provide technical assistance, support, and training for automation systems, as assigned. E
Catalog and process library materials for all K-6 and K-8 schools; assist at site libraries as directed for inventory, reorganization, shifting collections, general clean-up, etc. E
Catalog and process all core textbooks for K-12 schools; organize curriculum materials for shipment to school sites (envelope, box, and/or palletize), complete order process, and contact school sites for changes. E
Manage the daily operation of the Professional Library at the Serna Center as assigned; assist with processing and cataloging new library materials as they arrive from publishers. E
Be able to perform all daily functions of a typical school library or textbook room: check in and out materials, shelve library materials/books, enter patrons into the automation system, conduct an automated inventory, etc. E
Work with school improvement initiatives that close student achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups by working with all of the diverse communities. E
Operate a computer and related software to input, query, output, update, and access a variety of records and information; generate reports, records, lists, and summaries from computer database; operate standard office equipment; move and set-up computer equipment; manage moderate to heavy library and textbook materials. E
Assist with district or school site textbook management as assigned. E
Perform related duties as assigned.
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Any combination or equivalent to graduation from high school, and three years library experience, including work in book acquisition, cataloging, reference, computer operations, or have completed certification in Library and Information Technology.
Valid California driver’s license; provide personal automobile and proof of insurance. Overall scores in computer software testing program preferred as follows:
Keyboarding ....................... 45 Correct WPM
Word ................................ 70% Overall Score
Excel ................................ 70% Overall Score
Library practices, procedures, and terminology including indexing, inventory, and record-keeping.
Basic Dewey Decimal system.
Operation of a computer, related software, and standard office equipment.
Library reference materials and resources.
Library and textbook inventory procedures.
Athena and Destiny automation systems.
Current office practices and procedures.
Correct oral and written communication.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Problem solving strategies.
Health and safety regulations.
Organize instructional and library materials at the district warehouse.
Use library/textbook automation systems, such as Athena and Destiny.
Operate a computer, related software, and standard office equipment.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Work independently with little direction.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Lift and move moderate to heavy textbook/curriculum materials according to safety regulations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Work with school improvement initiatives that close student achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups by working with all of the diverse communities.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Meet state and district standards of professional conduct as outlined in Board policy.
District warehouse (non-temperature controlled environment), office, Professional Library, and school site environment; drive a vehicle to conduct work; constant interruptions.
Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and standard library/textbook equipment; see to read various documents related to assigned activities, media materials, and view a computer monitor; sit or stand for extended periods of time; reach overhead,
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above shoulders, and horizontally to shelve and reach library books, textbooks, and instructional material; bend at the waist, reach, stoop, or crouch to retrieve books, textbooks, instructional material or files from cabinets and shelves; push and pull carts; move and set-up computer equipment; lift and move moderate to heavy library and textbook materials.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sacramento City College - Lead Library Media Technical Assistant

Closes August 30, 2016.
For complete information, see the job posting:
Serves as the lead person of the entire library/media center operation and may be responsible for a unit (technical services, public services, media services). Incumbents have a thorough understanding of the entire library/media center operation and have sufficient knowledge of all units to provide assistance, training, and /or backup in any unit. Serves as the lead for three or more regular staff in the library/media center operation; oversees lower level staff and/or students working in the library/media center operation. Incumbents work under the general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor.
● Serves as lead person for library/media center operations. 

● Serves as liaison with other district libraries to develop and coordinate policies and procedures for assigned unit of work. 

● May be directly responsible for a unit (technical services, public services, media services) prepares financial, statistical and information reports. 

● Maintains inventory of department supplies and prepares requisitions for purchases; performs general typing and word processing duties. 

● Maintains files of correspondence, memoranda and records. 

● Assists in interviewing, training and overseeing student workers and lower level staff. 

● Establishes and maintains relationships with outside vendors/suppliers/book jobbers. 

● Performs related duties as required. 


● Supervises the ordering and receiving of book and non-book materials. 

● Manages the book and non-book materials budgets including fund appropriations, encumbrances and expenditures. 

● Oversees the maintenance of the bibliographic/item records in the library's online catalog. 

● Pre-catalogs materials for review by librarians. 

● Searches for, edits, and retrieves catalog records using bibliographic utility (OCLC) for use in the library's online database. 

● Maintains bindery records. 

● Oversees the receiving and check-in of periodicals. 

● Orders and maintains periodical subscriptions. 

● Oversees inventory of the library collection. 

● Performs related duties as required. 


● Oversees the circulation operations of the library including patron registration, material check-in and charge out, overdue notice production, and fine collection. 

● Sets up and maintains the reserve materials collection. 

● Processes holds on student records. 

● Oversees re-shelving of library materials. 

● Performs tasks necessary to open and/or close the library facilities. 

● Resolves patron complaints or refers them to appropriate staff member. 

● Performs related duties as required. 


● Oversees the ordering, scheduling, receiving, circulation, and return of staff media requests. 

● Assists in classification and cataloging of media materials. 

● Oversees the scheduling, distribution, and return of media equipment. 

● Schedules and distributes videotape programs for broadcast and prepares broadcast logs. 

● Performs related duties as required. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sacramento - UC Davis Med Center Library - Library Assistant III (half-time) - Access Services Night and Weekend Assistant

Under general supervision, responsible for overseeing Access Services related functions including interpreting and enforcing unit, department, and library policy/procedure; opening and/or closing building; overall building and collection security; oversees Public Service Desk; may schedule, train and supervise student assistants. Position is responsible for representing the University Library to patrons on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Physical Demands:
Read print and computer screens. Lift material weighing 15 or more pounds and pass material across counters up to 40" in height. Move, load, and unload book trucks weighing up to 600 pounds. Shelve and retrieve material from stacks 5"-84" in height for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:
This Night & Weekend Assistant position works primarily at Blaisdell Medical Library (BML) in Sacramento. This position may be required to work at any of the University Library facilities as needed. Description of the primary location will vary depending upon whichever facility is the primary location of work.

Must be available to work a variable schedule and over 50% time to meet business needs. Hours worked are subject to change and vary by facility. Hours worked include, but not limited to, holidays, finals, intersession, and summer sessions.

Must substitute for Night and Weekend staff for planned and unplanned absences. Must be available for staff meetings during daytime hours.

Frequent interaction with patrons and staff; communicate in person, by telephone, and electronically.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
Library operations and practices work experience in an academic library public service setting (Facilities/Security, Circulation, Reference, Personnel, Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services).

Interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with a diverse patron and staff population; to effectively explain complex policies; and to remain calm and exercise tact and compassion when dealing with difficult individuals.

Experience functioning as a work leader including training, directing, evaluating, and motivating others.

Organizational skills to work independently and follow established processes and priorities; and flexibility to manage rapid priority changes and adjust workflow to meet deadlines.

Analytical skills to determine solutions while maintaining compliance with established policies/guidelines. Problem resolution and policy exception granting/refusal experience.

Experience responding to emergencies and unusual situations, applying good judgment with appropriate incident management and/or referral.

Experience operating automated library systems, catalogs, and other library-related databases. Bibliographic skills.

Electronic communication and MS Office experience, including Word, Excel, and Access. Math skills to compile statistics, perform calculations, interpret and analyze data.

Skills to operate and troubleshoot standard office/library equipment.

Writing skills to compose clear and concise professional documents and communications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures; skills to interpret, articulate and apply Unit/Library/University policy, procedure and practice to patrons/staff, and make appropriate referrals for optimal service.

Knowledge of Library of Congress (LC) and/or National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification systems.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

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

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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sacramento Public Library - Library Supervisor III (Eligibility List) 
Close Date: Jun 2, 2016
Salary: $35.28 - $47.28 Hourly


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

$35.28 - $47.28 per hour (DOQ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

•Experience providing programs to youths preferred;

•Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.


Position Description

Essential Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.Develops relationships and partnerships within community;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

maintenance and enhancements and new and replacement equipment;

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

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

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

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

24.Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

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

26.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

1.Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.Budgeting procedures and techniques;

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

Ability to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.Master all procedures related to assigned work area;

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

9.Prioritize and multitask;

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

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

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

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

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

Skill in:

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

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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