Thursday, May 21, 2015

Danville - Athenian Middle School - Librarian

I couldn't resist posting this since I used to go to this school. 

A complete copy of the job announcement can be found at The Athenian School Employment webpage.
Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: This position is open until filled.

The 3/4 Time Middle School Librarian is responsible for implementing a library program to meet the needs of middle school students and faculty including:
  • All library services such as collection management, book processing & cataloging, activity programming, library management systems, database use and instruction, and facilities development & maintenanc
  • Managing parent volunteers including recruiting, scheduling, training, delegating, supervising and celebrating.
  • Collaborating with and supporting teachers and their curriculum through research skills and information literacy related classroom instruction.
  • Supporting students and teachers with research project assistance including evaluating student work.
  • Promoting recreational reading including book displays, leading book clubs and organizing author talks and other special events.
  • Integrating new technologies into the library program and assisting students and teachers with tech solutions.
  • Coordinating an all-school library program with the Library Director.
This position also includes various middle school co-curricular responsibilities including:
  • Leading student orientation programs, interim trips and a student Advisory,
  • Teaching elective classes and interdisciplinary “Focus Days”,
  • Participating in faculty meetings, professional development activities, and other school related events.
Core Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience teaching in a middle school is required.
  • Experience teaching and working with middle school students in an educational setting.
  • Experience working in a school library and managing all aspects of library services.
  • Technology proficiency with computers, iPads printers, networks, and other peripherals
  • Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



This summer we will not be regularly posting anymore jobs until August.

We wish you the best of luck and we hope you find your perfect job.

Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in the fall.

Happy hunting to all!

Palo Alto - Library Services Manager

Job Title:  Library Services Manager - Digital Initiatives
Closing Date/Time:          Fri. 06/05/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$36.75 - $55.12 Hourly
$6,370.00 - $9,554.13 Monthly
$76,440.00 - $114,649.60 Annually

Job Type:             Regular Full-Time

Location: Mitchell Park Community Center and Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, California

Reports To:         Division Manager
Supervises:         YES

Purpose of Classification: 
Under direction of the Assistant Direction/Division Manager, the Library Services Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities and supervising the staff of a service area and/or one or more facilities in the public services division of the Library.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This classification is at the management level in Library Services. Typically supervises and manages a library facility or major service area, and in addition to performing the essential duties of the Manager ofLibrary Services, performs the essential duties of all Library classifications as needed. Duties may vary depending upon specialized level of assignment.

 Essential Duties:
  • In addition to functioning as Library Services Manager for Palo Alto City Library, the successful candidate has the following major duties and responsibilities:
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Library’s eBranch, providing direction to staff that maintains eBranch and/or work on projects to improve functions of eBranch.
  • Provides leadership in the ways of using technology to serve customers inside and outside library buildings. Specifically,
  • works with members of Library Management Team and other key stakeholders to develop policies, procedures, workflows and a sustainable approach for virtual branch and reference services
  • works closely with the Division Manager to develop operation priorities for the virtual branch that support the strategic goals of the Library
  •  leads the process of promoting and training library staff and public on new services and products
  • works both independently and with the rest of the virtual branch and reference teams to execute both large and small-scale projects in a timely and efficient manner. This includes development, implementation, and maintenance of online products, digital resources and applications from a combination of existing and new tools and frameworks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library School of Information Science Program or equivalent degree and five years of related experience.
  •  Ideal Candidate:
  • Loves to work with cutting-edge technologies, enjoy being challenged on a daily basis and eager to learn new skills. Be passionate about building solutions and solving problems.
  • Has an eye for quality of services library staff provides as well as quality of a large range of products vendors provide. Has a strong work ethic and likes to have fun while juggling multiple projects.
  • Has excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the Library's service goals.
  • Has knowledge and experience with web development or technology support in a library setting. Has experience in testing and debugging issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices.

West Covina Public Library - Library Assistant

Library Assistant (West Covina)

LAC Group is seeking a temporary, full-time Library Assistant for positions at a public library in West Covina CA. This position for a 3 to 4 months duration and starts immediately.

  • MLS from an ALA accredited University;
  • Previous experience working in a public library environment a plus;
  • Previous reference experience in a customer service environment is required;
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with varied public.
  • Note: Employee must pass a fingerprint background clearance prior to beginning employment with library department.

City of Carlsbad - Lead Librarian

Lead Librarian - Circulation Services

$2,200.00 - $2,877.60 Biweekly
$4,766.67 - $6,234.80 Monthly
$57,200.00 - $74,817.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/19/15
CLOSING DATE: 06/08/15 11:00 PM


Are you a librarian who embraces the library's role in building communities and enriching lives?  Does your mind buzz with ideas when asked how libraries can evolve from transaction-based services to interactive customer engagement?  If the answer is "yes", then read on.

Carlsbad City Library is seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library professional for its newly created Lead Librarian - Circulation position.  The ideal candidate will be a creative collaborator who can work with staff across multiple divisions  to envision and implement new ways of serving the public.  This opportunity comes in the wake of the Library's $11 million modernization and renovation project targeted at meeting the changing needs of the community in today’s digital age.

  • The Oral Board Interview process for this position is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015 (date subject to change).
  • This position performs professional library work independently or under direction of a Deputy Library Director or designee to plan, organize and administer library circulation services across City libraries. This assignment may be an individual contributor or lead or supervise others in addition to utilizing their underlying knowledge, skills and abilities in circulation services.

  • Assists patrons in the use of the Library and ensures top quality user experiences.
  • Plans, manages and administers professional library services.
  • Recommends and locates library materials appropriate to library users’ needs.
  • Provides instructions in the use of various print, electronic, and online resources.
  • Promotes libraries, library services and library programs.
  • Manages programming, schedules, plans and publicizes programs and events.
  • Participates in the development of online resources and their delivery.
  • Maintains an active role in the community, including schools, community groups, civic and other governmental agencies to promote library and city services.
  • Prepares grant requests and implements grants related to program and collection development. Monitors grant expenditures and prepares reports.
  • Catalogues and classifies library materials.
  • Maintains the integrity of Library records.
  • Manages the budgeting for a program, functional or specialized area or division.
  • Develops and manages library collections and circulations for all sites.
  • Develops and delivers classes and instruction on technology and computers.
  • Prepares reports based on the collection and analysis of relevant data for library activity.
  • Participates and contributes to Library projects.
  • Leads and participates on committees and teams.
  • Responds to challenging situations and emergencies.
  • Recruits, selects, schedules and trains full time professional librarians, para­professional employees, hourly employees and volunteers.
  • May approve timecards.
  • Supervises the work of staff engaged in providing various library services.
  • May provide input into disciplinary matters.
  • Schedules, attends and/or presents training and education seminars, workshops and classes, for Library and City related skills.
  • May represent the service area or the library at meetings of library, city, community and professional associations.
  • Pursues continued professional and Library wide development.
  • Works weekends and evening hours as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complexity and Scope
  • Fully qualified library professional assigned to a specific functional program and an increased span of control.
  • Requires full use and application of standard library principles, theories, concepts and techniques used, and a solid understanding of the Library’s relevant policies and procedures and the specialized functional program area and/or system wide program area of the library.
  • Independently completes complex librarian projects and tasks. Work is thorough, accurate, timely, and on­ budget.
  • May initiate and conduct innovative research, as it is relevant to the Library’s objectives.
  • Problem Solving, Innovation & Creativity
  • Proactively identifies and provides solutions to a wide range of difficult and complex problems in a through and innovative, yet practical manner.
  • Exercises initiative in the improvement and development of functional program area and/or system wide program area.
  • Responsible for key technical decisions in area of expertise.

Applies sound business and technical judgment to problems.
  • Identifies possible project or program ideas that impact existing services and the direction of library division.
  • Provides and implements creative solutions that create value and meet organizational needs.
  • Demonstrates a strong capability in the area of creativity and innovation.
  • Thinks “outside the box” and originates change.

Discretion and Impact
  • Independently exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies, selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Such areas of discretion and impact include but are not limited to functional programs and/or system­ wide programs, purchases and/or budget allocation, evaluation of full time, hourly employee’s or volunteer’s performance, implementing emergency procedures and dealing with challenging patrons or issues.
  • Incorrect decisions or recommendations, or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the organization’s results and citizen/patron relationships and experiences.

Contact and Communication
  • Frequent direct contact with citizens/patrons, developers, contractor/suppliers, external agencies to understand issues and plan and implement solutions.
  • Frequent cross functional contact and coordination.
  • Skilled and effective communicator, with both written and oral presentations.
  • Highly developed technical writing skills.
  • May train other librarians or para­professionals in the use of tools, systems, and policies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicates with other departments to accomplish objectives.
  • Supervisor and effective team leader and coach. Actively contributes to creating an environment which sustains motivation and the introduction/sharing of new ideas.
  • May present to the Library Board or Friends of the Library and/or City Council.
  • May represent the organization within the community and at professional meetings.

Supervision Given or Received
  • Works under very general direction. This position typically reports to a Senior Librarian or in certain assignments a Deputy Library Director.
  • Receives assignments in the form of overall objectives and proposes goals and approaches to meet objectives.
  • Independently determines approach to most problems or projects.
  • May supervise, schedule, evaluate and/or direct and coach the work of professional librarians, para­professional or clerical staff and/or volunteers.
  • Recruits, selects and trains professional librarians and others.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Leads functional problem solving teams and chairs committees.

Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite, integrated library systems, research databases, public computer authentication and print systems, digital scanners, microfilm/fiche machines, eBook readers and portable devices and others specific to job duties.
  • Technical, Organizational, and Business knowledge
  • Requires an advanced understanding of:
  • Principles, practices of professional library work.
  • Use of standard library tools and practices in processing library materials.
  • Current consumer technologies.
  • Automated library systems and databases.

Principles of supervision.
  • Methods for effective of community outreach and public relations.
  • The basics of the City’s Vision and Strategy, and annual operating goals, and how their area and work supports the Vision/Strategy/Goals.
  • The organizational structure of the City and the roles and responsibilities of functions related to their position.
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to:
  • Mentor others in fostering excellent customer service.
  • Use automated library systems, databases and Internet in performing technical library tasks.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate others involved in related activity.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below:
  • A Masters of Library Science or a Masters of Library and Information Systems from an American Library Association Accredited library school.
  • Two years of professional library work experience is required to qualify for the Lead Librarian level, including a minimum of one year of prior library supervisory experience and exercised knowledge of library circulation functions.

San Mateo Public Library - On Call Per Diem Librarian I

Librarian I (Per Diem, On Call)

Deadline:  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Salary and Hours:  $28.59 (Step 1); initial appointment is usually at the first step.  This is an On Call position to fill coverage gaps on the Library’s service desks at the Main Library and/or Branches.

Qualifications:  Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required; previous public library experience desirable but not required.  Successful Live Scan fingerprint background check.

Knowledge of: modern professional principles and practices of library science; modern procedures, methods, techniques and sources used in a library work; standard library technology, library automation, computers, software and library procedures; excellent customer service techniques and practices; resources and practices applicable to area of assignment.  Ability to: operate computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases; assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions; implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures; work well with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work shifts as assigned.

ADA Special Requirement:  Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: ability to work in a standard library environment; ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist, lift 40 pounds and push/pull 200 pounds.

Application Process:  
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current resume, and an official City of San Mateo application.  Upon review of applications, candidates who appear to be the best qualified will be invited for an interview.

To Apply:  
Submit an official City of San Mateo application, resume and interest letter to:

 San Mateo Public Library – Main Library
Administrative Office (3rd floor)
55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA  94402

Sunnyvale - Librarian

Librarian (Adult Services)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 06/01/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$30.10 - $38.42 Hourly
$2,408.21 - $3,073.54 Biweekly
$5,217.78 - $6,659.33 Monthly
$62,613.41 - $79,911.94 Annually

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:              Sunnyvale, California

NOTE: This current vacancy is in Adult Services and  will provide information/reference and reader's advisory services and will maintain and assist in the development and maintenance of the library's intranet , sharepoint, and internet services, including the library website.

Under general supervision, performs a full range of professional library duties in support of assigned functions; and performs other duties as required.

This classification provides professional library services. It is distinguished from the next higher classification of Supervising Librarian, which is responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating public library services for a program area. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to any division within the department.

Essential Job Functions:
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
  • Provides information, reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Interprets and implements library policies, procedures and resources.
  • Assists patrons in locating, selecting and using materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.
  • Participates in collection development activities, including selection, evaluation, merchandising and de-selection that meet the needs of the community.
  • Participates in professional meetings, organizations, committees and workshops as resources permit.
  • Participates in assigned library projects.
  • Trains and directs the work of other library personnel.
  • Seeks, writes and administers grant programs and other special projects.
  • Catalogues books and non-book materials.
  • Maintains library materials and information on various databases.
  • Writes reports and correspondence; may oversee the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records.
  • Acts as manager in absence of library managers.
  • If assigned to Adult or Children's/Teen Services:
  • Plans and conducts programs on topics that include but are not limited to: computer applications, literature, book discussions, science, business and other topics of interest to the community.
  • Organizes and carries out programs such as: storytelling, puppets, preschool storytimes, book discussions, and school visits, recommendations of reading materials for children, teens, and parents.
  • Speaks before community organizations and leads tours of the library.
  • Plans and implements promotional activities for library events and services.
  • Conducts database searches; adapts new technologies for improved library services.
  • May maintain and develop the library's intranet and internet services, including the library website, mobile site, social networks, library catalog and other online resources.
  • If assigned to Technical Services:
  • Catalogues books and non-book materials using Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) formatting in accordance with Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), latest edition.
  • Maintains a current library catalog.

  • Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:
  • The minimum qualification for education and experience can be met in the following way:

  • A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Current practices, procedures and technologies used in professional library work.
  • On-line data searching and other automated technologies used to access information.
  • Book and non-book materials, reference resources, cataloging and classification plans and bibliographic utilities.
  • Some assignments may need a basic understanding or familiarity with:
  • Basic personal computer hardware and peripherals.
  • Third party vendor online resources, web site development and associated computer applications, database maintenance and support of an integrated library system.
  • Online social networking applications.
  • Contemporary computer languages and application programming interfaces.

Ability to:
  • Carry out specific functions of the library system.
  • Convey technical and resource information; advise and instruct library patrons in the use of library services and materials.
  • Remain current and be aware of potential future technologies applicable to library services.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Plan and present material to diverse groups.
  • Read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions.
  • Develop innovative approaches to diverse library issues.
  • Direct the activities of subordinate staff.
  • Maintain accurate and orderly records.
  • Work effectively as part of a group.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other City employees.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

Willingness to: Work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternative transportation as approved by the hiring authority.


Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community.