Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sacramento, California -- Caltrans, Department of Transportation -- Supervising Librarian II -- Full-Time

Final Filing Date: 10/31/2014 
Salary: $5,370.00 - $6,723.00

Under the direction of the Chief, Office of Business Services and Security, a Staff Services Manager II, the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures necessary for the operation of the Transportation Library in Sacramento. The incumbent also exercises functional responsibility over district library operations on a statewide basis and provides professional advice and assistance to them.

Applicant must have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and provide quality customer service. Will also consider the Supervising Librarian I classification.

Interested individuals should submit an original, signed, STD 678, Employment Application to the address listed below. Please indicate your eligibility in the Explanations section of the application (exam results, lateral, SROA, etc.) SROA/Surplus applicants must provide a copy of the notice. The STD. 678 can be accessed through the State Personnel Board's website at Applications will be screened based upon desirable qualifications and appointment eligibility.

All methods of appointment will be considered (e.g. list appointment, transfer, re-instatement, surplus, SROA, re-employment, Training & Development assignment, etc.). All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification in order to be eligible for appointment to the position. Your application must clearly demonstrate how your experience meets those qualifications. A link to the class specification has been provided and the minimum qualifications are highlighted.

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City of Santa Monica. California – Santa Monica Public Library -- Librarian II – Full-Time

Closing Date/Time:        Fri. 11/07/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:  $34.67 - $42.80 Hourly

JOB SUMMARY:     Performs professional library duties for adults and youth. Participates in programming, development of the library collection, reference services, readers’ advisory, cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program. Exercises supervision over entry-level professional, paraprofessional, clerical or as-needed employees. NOTE:  Librarian II positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

 Major Duties:
  • Assists internal and external customers in person, by telephone, and online by providing reference information and readers’ advisory services.  Selects, recommends and locates library materials appropriate to customer needs and provides referral services.
  • Provides instruction in the use of the online catalog, electronic reference systems, and Web resources.
  • Selects, schedules, trains,  reviews and evaluates  work of assigned staff.
  • Assists in the scheduling, organization and management of the division or a branch, as requested. May be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division or branch in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Coordinates and directs the acquisition, collection development, maintenance and promotion of library materials for one or more specialized areas or collections.
  • Coordinates, implements and/or oversees special library projects, such as the Image Archives, emergent literacy, or community and youth outreach programs.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with a variety of educational, cultural, community and service organizations to promote and stimulate interest in and use of the library.
  • Prepares budgets, performs statistical analyses, monitors expenditures and maintains a variety of records. May conduct studies and prepare reports.
  • Prepares grant requests and implements grants related to program and collection development. Monitors grant expenditures and prepares reports.
  • Recommends the removal of library materials for binding, mending or discarding from collection, as appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains library Web content. Maintains databases and indexes, as assigned.
  • Coordinates and oversees circulation activities within the library. Responds to inquiries and resolves patron problems and disputes in such areas as compliance with library rules of conduct or late/lost materials fees.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and procedures of public librarianship.
  • Current classification and cataloging principles, systems and practices.
  • Library and database resources, informational materials and services in one or more specialized fields of librarianship, such as, adult services, children’s and young adult services, serials, circulation, reference, collection development and community outreach.
  • Automated library systems, computer systems, bibliographic utilities, on-line services, database management and maintenance, Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Alpha Numeric System for Collection of Recording Classification System (ANSCR) and Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Principles and practices of library materials acquisition.
  • Conservation and preservation techniques for library materials.
  • Effective supervisory and training techniques.
  • Computer applications and online databases.
  • Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:
  • Evaluate and promote library materials, programs and services.
  • Promote interest in library services.
  • Select, train and evaluate employees.
  • Plan, organize and oversee functional activities of library.
  • Prepare studies and reports and maintain records.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and a diverse population of patrons.
  • Meet deadlines and adapt quickly to change.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
  • Use technology including databases and computer applications effectively.
  • Provide effective customer service.

Skill in:
  • The use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Developing and maintaining web content.
  • Working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural ad economic backgrounds.

Education, Training and Experience:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.
Two years of recent, paid work experience performing a variety of professional librarian duties in an area of specialized experience such as adult services, technical services, youth services, circulation services or outreach services in a public library. One year of the required Library experience which includes leading and/or coordinating the work of others is desirable.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Class C driver license. Bilingual skills are desirable.

 Selection Process:
HOW TO APPLY: A completed City Application along with any required supplemental application must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the application closing date and time. If your application does not reach us by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials. Postmarks will not be accepted.

San Francisco Bay Area, California -- California College of the Arts --Temporary Part-Time Reference Librarian

Fall 2014 – appointment ends December 2014

Job Description:
CCA Libraries are seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to provide professional reference services to meet the research needs of CCA students, faculty and staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provides reference and research support for both the Oakland and San Francisco libraries, scheduling in-person reference desk hours in both libraries roughly equally
  • Preferred hours Mon – Thurs 2 – 7 pm , but we are somewhat flexible. Hours will be divided between our Oakland and San Francisco libraries.
  • Uses phone, email and chat for reference services as needed
  •  Provides back-up staffing of the circulation desk as necessary

  •  ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science and professional experience in an academic library preferred; current enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program with completion of a reference services course considered
  •  Undergraduate degree or experience in an arts or design field preferred
  • Familiarly with reference and instruction services in a digital environment and knowledge of a range of print and electronic resources for undergraduate and graduate research needs
  • Expertise in research principles and database searching
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Teri Dowling
Associate Director of Libraries, California College of the Arts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sacramento, California - Kaiser Permanente -- Assistant Medical Librarian – Full-Time

Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.

Provides technical and administrative support for medical library reference and information services. Performs on-line data searches and implements various computer systems utilized by the department. Assists the Manager, Library Operations by supporting and facilitating the content and direction of library services to the Medical Center, outlying clients and specialized resource collections.

Essential Functions:
• Conducts computerized literature searches using microcomputer and telecommunications software.
• Trains end-users on searching, use of indices and various reference tools and the use of Kaiser Permanente Library System (KPLS) to library clients.
• Assists the Manager, Library Operations in the orientation of clients and staff.
• Supervises interlibrary resource sharing through both the Kaiser Library System and Regional and National Library Systems.
• Consults with clients in resolving issues and works toward continuous improvement of library services.
• Catalogs book and non-book materials using classification and coding schemes.
• Functionally supervises department and library technical and clerical staff in absence of Manager, Library Operations.
• Evaluates software, hardware, systems, applications and databases and recommends implementation options.
• Keeps current on new and developing information services products and methodology to support the goals and vision of the Library Director in the Library's future role at the Medical Center.
• Delegates work to library technical and clerical staff and is familiar with Kaiser Permanente's personnel policies and procedures including workman's compensation, multicultural issues, union issues and the grievance procedure.
• Assists in planning the library collection development programs, goals and policies and procedures.
• Advises Manager, Library Operations on selection of library materials based on content expertise.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum one (1) year work experience in a library.
• ALA accredited master's degree in library science required.
License, Certification, Registration

Additional Requirements:
• Experience with on-line search systems and software programs, PC and LAN technologies, and internet technologies.
• Computer literacy and understanding of the complexities of microcomputer systems and knowledge of MEDLINE literature searching.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Murrieta, CA- Murreta Public Library- Office Specialist (Library Dept.)

Murrieta Public Library has an opening for a Full-Time Office Assistant. Please go to for details. Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 30 at 5 pm.

Job Line: 951.461.6020

$15.38-$18.70/hour (DOQ)
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5pm
(This recruitment is limited to the first 200 applications received)

All applications will be screened on completeness, education, training, and experience. Those applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the selection process. The Human Resources Manager, or designee, may specify the eligible candidates to participate in the examination process or any part thereof. All candidates participate in the process at their own expense.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of typing and general clerical work of a
routine nature; provides detailed information and assistance to the public relating to departmental policies, procedures and activities; performs related work as assigned.

The City is seeking an individual with the following professional capabilities:

Types a variety of documents in draft and final form, such as correspondence, standard
forms, charts, and reports using a computer or word processing equipment; types from written, recorded, or printed sources and/or oral instructions; proofreads materials for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Prepares, validates, processes, and/or checks a variety of documents and records, such as invoices, confirming requisitions, and public notices for completeness, accuracy, and submission standards;
compiles and records fiscal and statistical data according to established procedures; may keep petty cash.

Receives the public/work unit clients and answers calls; determines how incoming calls should be routed; directs people to appropriate offices; answers routine questions; explains routine procedures, processes, or departmental activities; distributes and explains forms, such as applications or permits; obtains routine factual information to create or update client/work unit files; provides routine assistance; may facilitate registration for department activities and events such as Community Room reservations.

Compiles routine reports by extracting and/or tabulating information from a variety of sources, such as files, correspondence, meeting notes, logs, previous reports, and/or oral instruction; may assist with research and preparation of community relations programs and materials.

Recommends and assists in implementing office programs and clerical systems, procedures, and policies; provides temporary and vacation relief in similar occupational fields as necessary.

Sorts and/or files materials such as correspondence, records, applications, and documents; prepares mailings; maintains files, conducts systematic file search for misplaced materials; maintains cross reference files or notices; purges filing system.

Operates a variety of office equipment, such as cash register, radio, copiers, word processing or personal computer and peripheral equipment; may perform equipment/system maintenance checks.

Responsible for daily City Hall run and the ordering, distribution and monitoring of all library
and office supplies.


Working knowledge of:  related office methods and procedures; office equipment operation;
Microsoft Office Suite. Skill in the operation of a variety of office equipment; keyboard operation at a rate of 45 net wpm with no more than 10 errors.

Ability to: use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; understand and follow
verbal and written directions; receive the public in person or over the phone; apply and
explain regulations, policies, and procedures; maintain records and perform specific
program activities; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience: One year of experience in related clerical work, involving a variety of typing
and/or office operation responsibilities; including or supplemented by training in the clerical
occupational field. Work experience in a library or public agency is desirable. Or any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for
satisfactory job performance.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Class C California driver license and a
satisfactory driving record (will be required for some assignments). Successful completion of an extensive background investigation and a pre-employment physical with drug screen are required.


VACATION, HOLIDAYS & LEAVE: The City provides 152 hours of annual leave and 11 paid holidays.

RETIREMENT: The City is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Classic PERS Members: 2%@60. New PERS Members: 2%@62.
HEALTH: The City offers a variety of health plans and pays up to a maximum amount.

DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE: City paid for employee and family.



DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees are eligible for membership in deferred
compensation plans through ICMA and Nationwide.

For application materials, please call 951/461-6020.

A City application must be submitted to:

Human Resources Department
City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, California 92562

Photocopies or faxes are acceptable. Resumes are encouraged but NOT accepted in lieu of completing any portion of the required application materials. Failure to submit fully completed application materials may jeopardize your opportunity for full consideration. Postmarks are
NOT accepted. Application materials should NOT be submitted in binders of any form.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kentfield, Indian Valley (Novato), &/or Online, California -- College of Marin –Librarian – Part-time Temporary Pool

Link to Job

Closing Date: Continuous

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, librarians could work on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses as part of the regular assignment.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:
  • Assisting and instructing students, faculty and staff in information literacy skills, using print and electronic resources at the reference desk
  • Prepare and present general and subject-specific class information literacy sessions or workshops, including the use of the online catalog, databases, and web resources
  • Participating in collection development to maintain and enhance the library collection
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
Note:  College of Marin’s faculty/librarian pools are open to applications on a continuous basis.  Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool.  Screening and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department desires.  Applications received after that time will remain on file for the next screening period. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.
 Essential Functions:

Provide instruction in the use of information resources and the development of information competency skills:
  • Teach library research and information literacy skills at the Reference Desk
  • Prepare and present general and subject-specific class library orientations, including the use of the online catalog, databases, and web resources
  • Teach library/information literacy skills workshops or courses
  • Collaborate with other college faculty in developing information competency components within their disciplines
  • Assess and utilize appropriate technologies for delivering instruction to on-campus, remote, and online students
Collection Development:
  • Assist in the selection, acquisition, and de-selection of all library materials in order to maintain and enhance the library collection
  • Actively promote the use of library resources and services by assisting faculty in identifying, locating, acquiring, offering, and using library resources and services to support classroom instruction
  • Act as an effective liaison to faculty in assigned departments/programs
  • Provide research/reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff
  • Serve on regularly scheduled reference hours, including evenings and possibly weekends
Other Duties:
  • Advise, assist, and evaluate student performance and learning outcomes
  • Contribute to development of programs, policies, and procedures
  • Participate as needed in college professional committees and activities
  • Maintain currency and knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 Requirements & Desirables:

1.)  A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science; or
2.)  The equivalent; and
3.)  Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

A.)  Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy skills
B.)  At least three years' professional library experience, preferably in a college or university library
C.)  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of instructional methods for teaching college students information literacy skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes and Skills)
  • Ability to teach research skills, using print and electronic resources, including the Internet
  • Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated successful reference/public service experience in an urban community college/academic or public library environment, serving patrons of diverse backgrounds and needs
  • Demonstrated experience in applying technology and telecommunications solutions to the delivery of information in library environments including electronic access equipment for library computers/peripherals
  • Demonstrated familiarity with creating and delivering information over a variety of computer platforms, client/server protocols and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and updating library web sites
  • Demonstrated experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and other web programming languages and tools
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated effective experience with current and emerging digital library technologies and print resources required to meet the informational and educational needs of a very diverse clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to create online library materials using resources such as Wikis, web software, HTML, CGI, course management software and other web development tools
  • Ability to assist students, faculty, and staff in the use of computer, audiovisual, and multimedia software, mobile devices and equipment for research purposes
  • Experience or training in planning and implementing outreach and distance learning programs
  • Demonstrated ability to use an integrated library system (such as Millennium) to extract bibliographies, produce statistics, or generate reports
  • Ability to respond creatively and innovatively in an environment of rapid change
Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance
Tuberculin (TB) Clearance

A.  Cover Letter
B.  Resume
C.  Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree
D.  Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree
(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well.)

NOTE:  Attaching an unofficial copy of your transcript is acceptable for application purposes, as long as it confers the degree.  An official transcript would be required upon hire.