Thursday, May 24, 2018

Folsom Public Library - Library Technician

Job Number 17-00035
Closing 6/12/2018

Under direction, perform a variety of activities such as acquisition, cataloging, and patron assistance; perform a variety of paraprofessional support duties related to the functions and programs of the libraries. Incumbents may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the work of lower level personnel.

This Library Technician position will focus heavily on customer service, with a preponderance of time spent working directly with the public in both Youth and Adult departments.  A successful applicant must demonstrate an aptitude for working with children.  The Library Technician will perform multiple storytimes each week, provide reference to children as well as adults, represent the library at outreach events, conduct school tours of the library, and assist in partnerships with outside agencies.

At close of recruitment, all applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be sent a brief on-line test via e-mail as a first screening step.  All applicants with passing scores to this initial test will be reviewed again, and those most closely matching position requirements will be invited to oral interviews.
Examples of Essential Duties
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all the duties listed.
  • Provide patrons with information about library resources, materials, and services; maintain an automated, comprehensive, accurate, and current database of information on available library resources.
  • Act as a liaison with cooperative libraries and fill requests from other libraries.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or conduct special programs such as story hours or reading programs.
  • Perform community outreach programs.
  • Conduct and oversee inventories of books and other library materials.
  • Maintain bibliographies and create book lists; conduct bibliographic searches using a library computer system.
  • Provide patrons with information about library resources, materials, and services; maintain an automated, comprehensive, accurate, and current database of information on available library resources.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and lower level staff to carry out program goals.
  • Interpret library policy in absence of a Librarian.
  • Develop promotional materials, including news releases and flyers.
  • Collect fines and fees; assist patrons in locating library materials and using library resources.
  • Check out and check in library materials to patrons.
  • Register patrons, establish eligibility status, and input information into database.
  • Acquire, process, and maintain library materials including basic cataloging.
  • Compile data and prepare summary activity reports including circulation, number of materials added/discarded, materials processed and held, patrons served, and other statistics.
  • Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits.
  • Give group tours to children, parents, and organizations.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Employment Standards
NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Essential Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
  • General procedures involved in receipt, circulation, and storage of library materials.
  • General library classification and filing systems.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Standard library practices, techniques and terminology.
  • Standard public library procedures including cataloging, bibliographic search, procedures, and the use of reference sources and materials.
  • Modern office procedures.
  • Methods and computer equipment.
  • Alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing systems.
  • Basic mathematical principles.
  • Recordkeeping practices and principles.
Ability to:
  • Review documents related to library operations.
  • Observe, identify, and problem solve library operations and procedures.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption.
  • Learn to prepare effective technical reports with recommendations and findings.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system databases and rules for entry of materials.
  • Learn library practices and procedures.
  • Learn location of materials in the library.
  • Work accurately with alphanumeric codes.
  • Assist patrons in the location and use of library materials.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful work performance.
  • Operate a personal computer and use software; use a calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopy machine.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include the equivalent of:

Education:
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in library science, English, Liberal Arts or a closely related field from an accredited college.

Experience:
Two (2) years of full-time clerical experience working in a library and/or working with children in a teaching environment.  Library work experience strongly preferred.  Experience working with children strongly preferred.

Substitution:
Additional qualifying library experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to two years.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer Break: We Will Be Back in August!

Dear Readers,

We will be taking a break for the summer, but we will be back in late August. Thank you for making us a part of your job search, and we wish you a wonderful summer.

See you in August!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

San Francisco - The J. Paul Leonard Library - Business Librarian

http://library.sfsu.edu/business-librarian

Close Date
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Rank and salary
Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Description
The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position to fulfill a combination of responsibilities in research and instructional services with liaison responsibilities focused primarily to departments in the College of Business (http://cob.sfsu.edu/programs) beginning summer 2018.  The Library seeks individuals with a background or experience providing research assistance and group instruction in an academic or research library, creating instructional support materials and developing and managing collections in support of business curriculum and research.

Required Qualifications
•    ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
•    At least one year of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance
•    Ability to design, deliver and assess clear and concise instructional presentations and training workshops; familiarity with instructional design and courseware
•    Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet departmental and campus criteria for promotion and tenure
•    Ability to provide in-person and electronic research assistance to library users; may require occasional evening or weekend hours
•    Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in business, finance, accounting, economics, management, marketing, or related fields
•    Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse campus constituency and demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their work within primary assignment, professional achievement and/or service responsibilities.
•    Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies and familiarity with their impact on higher education and research
•    Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team
•    Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative
•    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
•    Strong service ethic

Desired Qualifications
•    At least two years of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance.
•    Knowledge and experience with collection development supporting university curricula
•    Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession
•    Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, data management, and other trends in information science.
•    Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works
•    Understanding of the professional literature, trends in research and data creation within business and the ability to impart this understanding to business students and faculty
•    Experience with web authoring, distance teaching & learning, and use of social media
•    Strong analytical and proactive problem solving skills
•    Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages

Responsibilities
•    Contribute to a dynamic library education program; teach effective information seeking and critical thinking skills to both undergraduate and graduate students
•    Create instructional support materials such as screencasts, tutorials, and research guides reflecting information literacy best practices for active learning; work with discipline-based faculty on integrating information literacy skills
•    Provide research assistance to library users in-person at service desks and electronically via email, instant and/or text messaging
•    Serve as a subject liaison to assigned programs and disciplines in the College of Business, teaching research workshops and supporting student and faculty research
•    May serve as liaison to additional departments/programs depending on educational background and/or experience.
•    Build and maintain curriculum-driven collections for assigned subject areas
•    Serves as the Library’s collections coordinator for the College of Business
•    Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees, working groups and task forces for the Library, University, and CSU and actively participate in Library planning.
•    Establish a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Application process
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

For full consideration, submit all materials electronically by April 20, 2018 to: 
Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
edetrich@sfsu.edu
415-338-3641

San Francisco - J. Paul Leonard Library - First Year Experience & Undergraduate Student Success Librarian

http://library.sfsu.edu/first-year-experience-undergraduate-student-success-librarian

Close Date
April 20, 2018,
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Description
The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position to fulfill a combination of responsibilities supporting student success by serving as liaison to all first year experience-related initiatives and undergraduate-focused programs, and coordinating outreach to new/prospective students and campus learning communities beginning summer 2018. The Library seeks individuals with background or experience providing research assistance and group instruction in an academic or research library, creating instructional support materials, using social media, and targeting services to undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications
•    ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
•    At least one year of professional, post-MLS academic library experience providing library instruction, research assistance and programming for undergraduate students, particularly in their first and second years
•    Excellent analytical, communication, proactive problem solving, interpersonal, and project management skills
•    Ability to work both independently and as part of collaborative teams with faculty, staff and a culturally diverse campus constituency
•    Ability to design, deliver, and assess clear and concise instructional presentations and training workshops; familiarity with instructional design and courseware.
•    Evidence of potential to engage in scholarly research and professional development
•    Ability to provide in-person and electronic research assistance to library users; may require occasional weeknight or weekend hours.
•    Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies and familiarity with their impact on higher education and research.
•    Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team.
•    Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse campus constituency and demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their work within primary assignment, professional achievement and/or service responsibilities.
•    Strong service ethic.

Desired Qualifications
•    At least two years of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance.
•    Demonstrated record of outreach and/or programming to undergraduates, especially lower division students
•    Experience interfacing with campus units such as Associated Students, Student Life, Residential Life, student organizations, etc.
•    Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
•    Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, data management, and other trends in information science.
•    Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.
•    Experience with web authoring, distance teaching & learning, and use of social media.

Responsibilities
•    Serve as the Library’s primary liaison to all first year experience-related initiatives, undergraduate-focused programs and other academic support centers such as tutoring services and Student Life.
•    Coordinate the Library's involvement in a campus First Year Experience (FYE), FYE seminar and Metro College Success Program
•    Coordinate the Library's involvement in Sneak Preview, Welcome Days, other prospective and new student orientations and activities including New Student Orientation and Registration.
•    Coordinate Library programming and serve on campus committees related to first year-related, lower division, and undergraduate instructional support for courses that include library research or other information literacy student learning outcomes
•    Create instructional support materials such as screencasts, tutorials, and research guides reflecting information literacy best practices for active learning
•    Coordinate the Library’s participation in student learning communities and on campus housing programming such as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) program
•    Serve as the Library’s social media coordinator
•    Engage in outreach and serve as the Library’s ambassador to undergraduates, especially students in their first two years.
•    Work with campus units such as Student Life or Residential Life and library faculty and staff to provide meaningful, welcoming, fun, and supportive library services and experiences for newer students that foster student engagement and sense of belonging
•    Serve as a subject liaison to assigned programs and disciplines, teaching research workshops and supporting student research
Detailed position description is available at [link].
Rank and salary: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

For full consideration, submit all materials electronically by April 20, 2018 to:
Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
edetrich@sfsu.edu
415-338-3641

Alameda - City of Alameda - Library Specialist I (Part-Time)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alamedaca/jobs/2029652/library-specialist-i-part-time

Closing Date
This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Salary
$22.27 - $32.90 Hourly

Description
    Our Part-Time Library Specialist will performs a wide variety of professional library work involving reference services, library collections development, and services for children and young adults in both a main library and neighborhood library setting.

    The successful candidate for this position must have graduated from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Services (M.L.I.S.) degree. The successful candidate will also have a flexible schedule, they will primarily work weekends at a branch or the main library.

Employment Standards
    Requires graduation from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Services (M.L.I.S.) degree.

    Desired qualifications include:
one year of professional library experience, knowledge of computer-based information resources and applications in a public library; good customer service skills; good public speaking skills; self-starter with initiative and enthusiasm to work on on-going projects and an understanding of the Dewey Decimal System.

San Francisco - UC Hastings Law Library - Research and Instruction Librarian

http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/human-resources/docs/current-openings/ResearchandInstructionLibrarian.pdf

Posting Date March 29, 2018

Salary (commensurate with qualifications)

Description
UC Hastings seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the Research and Instruction Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to UC Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following
    Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to U.C. Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library, during business hours, plus occasional Saturdays
    Provides legal research instruction to UC Hastings students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials
    Teaches or co-teaches for-credit research courses in the College curriculum.
    Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making resource recommendations to the Collection Development Committee on the faculty’s behalf
    Coordinates statistical research for accreditation studies related to the library and law school
    Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids
    Participates in the work of the Collection Development Committee in the selection of print and electronic resources
    Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections
    Provides Circulation Desk support as needed
    Contributes to the library’s strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures
    Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications
    Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments
    Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees
    Performs other duties as assigned

Education Requirements
The education requirements include an MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree and a JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
Experience working in an academic law library is desirable. Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources is essential.