Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sacramento – Los Rios Community College District - Library Science Adjunct Assistant Professor

Opening Date: April 20, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.

Our colleges offer transfer education - students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university - and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District's 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.

The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor's office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.

Position Summary

The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses.

Assignment Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master's degree in library science, library and information science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Davis-University of California-Life Sciences Librarian

First Review: May 22, 2017
Final Date: July 24, 2017 (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.)
Salary: $48,438 - $68,522  (Salary based on qualifications and experience.)

Position Overview:
The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a versatile and enthusiastic librarian to work closely with teaching faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing outreach, education, and information resources in support of research and learning focusing especially on undergraduate student needs. This position must be able to collaborate effectively with teaching faculty, undergraduate students, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and resources aligned with the Library’s mission and vision.

Position Responsibilities:
• Reporting to the Head of the Research Services Department, the Life Sciences Librarian delivers responsive, innovative information services that support the needs of the undergraduate students in the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the university community working generally in the life sciences.
• The Life Sciences librarian cultivates and maintains strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintains an understanding of the undergraduate research and teaching programs in the CBS and CAES; promotes library activities within the UC Davis community; and collaborates on campus-centered and University of California-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services.
• Major activities conducted by the Life Sciences Librarian include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate undergraduate educational and research support services in life sciences disciplines, Responsibilities for this position include enhancing the Library’s existing outreach initiatives and expanding information literacy instruction programs to undergraduate students; providing undergraduate information research consultation services; collaborating in team teaching of large survey classes in CBS and CAES; developing new initiatives and partnerships to further student success in degree completion and for lifelong learning; overseeing the development of web pages, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of teaching strategies for the life sciences. The incumbent’s duties include preparing reports and analyses regarding ongoing services and special projects, including the generation and interpretation of data that inform decisions and demonstrate the Library’s value to the UC Davis community and beyond.
• UC Davis librarians are expected to participate in Library and system-wide initiatives and activities, work comfortably in a collegial environment, and to be active professionally. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Required Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
• Two or more years of recent experience supporting research, teaching or learning in a library, research, and/or teaching environment.
• Demonstrated familiarity with current life sciences information resources in an academic or research library.
• Demonstrated understanding of current library practices in support of curricula across the range of life sciences educational programs.
• Demonstrated understanding of and ability to determine information and research needs of undergraduate students, teaching faculty and other academic personnel, and to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of current tools.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex environment utilizing a variety of skills such as setting goals, managing time, promoting teamwork, and meeting deadlines.
• Demonstrated effective use of analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience applying learning theories and teaching strategies to support library instruction and information research literacy.
• Evidence of knowledge related to assessing librarian delivered instruction.
• Demonstrated experience with outreach initiatives that further information literacy integration into an undergraduate life sciences curriculum.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional services.
• Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced and rapidly changing setting.
• Demonstrated strong commitment to user services and improving the user experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years’ working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use and successfully experiment with technology to deliver information services to life sciences clientele.
• Familiarity with research data management or curation.
• Demonstrated project management skills.
• Familiarity with developing and managing relevant collections in an academic library.
• Knowledge of scholarly communications issues, tools, and resources.
• Record of professional engagement, such as service in library organizations, presentations at conferences, or publication.

Application Information:
Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates applying by May 22, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Documents:
1) Cover Letter - Please include a letter of interest addressing how your qualifications and experience relate to the posted qualifications of the position.
2) Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Sacramento-Kaiser Permanente-Manager of Library Services for Medical Center

Closing Date: Not listed
Salary: Not listed

Manages the operations of a Medical Library in a Medical Center to provide high quality, cost effective information services to the medical staff and all medical center employees for patient care, education, and work-related study and research. Manages integrated on-line library and directs and conducts manual and on-line data searches using electronic information sources to acquire and disseminate information to end-users.

Essential Functions:
• Selects and acquires texts and journals to ensure a current and up-to-date collection of material to support the needs of end-users. Provides literature unavailable in the library through a nation-wide system of inter-library borrowing or on-line searches. Maintains accurate cataloging; Directs the daily operations of the medical library and manages the professional and clerical staff.
• Recruits, interviews, hires, develops, counsels, and evaluates library personnel. Ensures technical expertise and staff competency; Utilizes the internet and other current technology to locate, evaluate and organize data for library users in a way that maximizes usefulness for end users; Plans for future space, equipment and staffing needs; Orients users on library's facilities, services, resources, and equipment.
• Instructs users (employees and members) on use of periodical indexes, on-line databases, reference tools and policies and procedures; Oversees the maintenance and enhancement of Library's computer systems and monitors operation of internally and externally developed systems; Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation and maintenance of the library.
• Monitors department's compliance with regulatory standards and recommendations; Establishes ongoing quality assurance program to continually improve information services in response to changing needs; Maintains good relations with other departments/libraries to enhance services and ensure linkage of services through individual, team and group interaction and local, community, regional and national level.
• Collaborates with peers internally and externally to establish and achieve common goals; Represents Kaiser Permanente on committees and at conferences in the community and at the state and national level as well as at Professional Associations and Peer Groups; Develops and administers the operating and capital budget and controls expenditures in accordance with budgetary limits while maintaining agreed upon services.
• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum three (3) years of experience in a medical, academic or special library required.
• Master's degree in library science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited library school required.
• Bachelor's degree required.

 Additional Requirements:
• Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and monitor new programs and services.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
• Certification in Medical Librarianship by the Medical Library Association preferred.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yolo County - Yolo County Library - Librarian I/II Adult Services


Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education by 5pm on the final filing date.

The County of Yolo is recruiting for one regular, full-time position in the class of Librarian at the Yolo County Library. The candidate selected will be placed at the Librarian I or II level depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The salary range for each classification level is as follows:

Librarian I: $43,156 - $52,456 Annually
Librarian II: $53,183 - $64,645 Annually

Employment Standards:
Librarian I
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship.

Librarian II
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Services or related library field from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND

Experience: Two (2) years of professional library experience comparable to the functions performed by a Librarian I at the County of Yolo

Knowledge of: principles, practices, and philosophy of public library work, including community engagement and outreach, library cataloging and classification, reference and reader's advisory, a wide variety of books and authors, principles of library materials selection and maintenance, book selection related to community needs and programming; books, authors, bibliographies, and  digital material; library functions and services; Dewey decimal classification system and Library of Congress subject headings; standard reference materials; principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training; correct English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized library computer applications and library automation.

The candidate selected for this position will be assigned to the Mary L. Stephens - Davis Branch Library in the West Yolo Region and will work with a creative team of professionals, paraprofessionals and community partners to deliver exceptional service to adults of all ages.  The position is responsible for envisioning, planning, implementing and evaluating system-wide and local programs and services for adults, co-coordinating annual programming, serving as a lead for reference staff, managing the Read Around Yolo book club program, coordinating the Book Bike's outreach schedule and staffing, grants management, countywide reference and read's advisory services, government documents, library instruction, promoting the collection, and may oversee the day-to-day operations of a small branch.  All staff in this class are expected to provide direct service at any branch.  Incumbents must be able to work regular evening and weekend hours.

The ideal candidate will be a community oriented professional who is bilingual in Chinese and is enthusiastic about promoting the library to a broader audience.  The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate active engagement with new technologies, an aptitude to skillfully manage grants and projects, should demonstrate an ease with leading others, and should genuinely enjoy direct public service to a diverse population base and possess a firm grasp of current and emerging library trends.  Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional duties involving circulation, program, technology, and reference services within the County Library system; and does other related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Librarian I/II class has two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and the level at which appointments are made is at the discretion of the appointing authority. The Librarian I is the entry level in this class series. Initially, incumbents work under closer supervision, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine tasks that are more structured and repetitive than those assigned to the Librarian II. As skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments.  At the discretion of the appointing authority, incumbents may advance to Librarian II after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey duties of the class, which generally requires two years of experience as a Librarian I.

The Librarian II is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents work under general supervision and are expected to be proficient in performing a variety of responsible and more difficult professional library work. Specific duties of individual positions may vary, depending on assignment, but the preponderant responsibilities of all positions in this class are related to system-wide functions that include circulation, program, technology and reference services. While some Librarian II incumbents supervise paraprofessional library staff and volunteers, all Librarian II incumbents are expected to provide lead direction and guidance to entry level Librarians, paraprofessional library staff, extra help employees and/or volunteers.

Incumbents in this class report to a Library Regional Manager or other management personnel. While the Librarian II class may supervise staff in some instances, it does not supervise other professional Librarians.

Please click here for more information about this exciting career opportunity!

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provides system-wide library services such as archives, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, technology services, and youth, teen, or adult programming.
Provides assistance to customers through a variety of methods to ensure that customers have the ability to effectively utilize all library resources; assists customers with utilizing social media and on-line tools, library programs, and a variety of reference services; teaches basic internet searching and other computer classes as assigned.
Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of library programs, services and outreach to a variety of customers using a systems-thinking approach, and organizes and facilitates community engagement events to meet customer needs.
Serves as a liaison to community groups, organizations, and agencies, and acts as an ambassador for the Yolo County Library System.
Performs troubleshooting for library computers, other electronic devices, and equipment.
Conducts analysis using a variety of methods to make recommendations and/or implement solutions.
Distributes and assigns work to employees; monitors work for progress and quality; ensures work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; reviews work.
Provides training and mentoring to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Assists, guides, and instructs subordinate library staff and/or volunteers in the performance of their duties; provides technical direction and problem solving in response to staff work questions and problems.
Provides input to supervisor on employee performance and informs supervisor of conduct problems.
Responds to and coordinates with supervisor to resolve routine customer inquiries and complaints.
Demonstrates professional commitment by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, participating in committees, and engaging with other organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Ability to: use or quickly learn online circulation systems, online catalog, databases, social media and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; analyze situations and problems, identify alternative solutions, and take appropriate action; apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met; communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse populations; represent the library to the community; develop and conduct special programs; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; lead and train subordinate staff or volunteers; plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff or volunteers; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.

Application & Selection Process:
Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire and verification of education for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
As an attachment to the online application
By e-mail to
By fax to (530) 666-8049
By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

Week of 05/15/2017:  Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 05/22/2017:  Screen for Best Qualified
Week of 06/01/2017: Department Selection Interviews
Week of 06/19/17:  Finalist Interviews
TBD:  Reference Checks
TBD:  Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
July 2017: Estimated Start Date

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.

EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790
(619) 265-5810
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

** Did you know?  Employees of other CalPERS (or CalPERS reciprocal) agencies who come to work for Yolo County are considered Classic members! **

That's right! If you have a break in service of less than six (6) months between reciprocal agencies, you are considered a Classic PERS member!  Our classic member retirement formulas are:

Misc: 2.5% at 55
Safety: 3.0% at 55
Deputy Sheriff Safety: 3.0% at 50

New member retirement formulas are as follows:

Misc: 2% @ 62
Safety: 2.7% @ 57

The County of Yolo offers a generous benefits package including:

 - Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
 - CalPERS Retirement
 - Deferred Compensation Plans
 - Flexible Spending Accounts
 - Employee Assistance Program
 - Vacation, Sick, and Administrative Leave
 - Holidays & Floating Holidays
 - Disability Plans
 - Social Security & Medicare

Benefits for County positions are specific to the bargaining unit of the position. The Salary Resolution (accessible here) identifies the bargaining unit for each County classification.

Once you've identified the bargaining unit, you can look up the benefits for a particular position by going to our Benefits Summaries by Bargaining Unit page on our website, by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sacramento - CA State Library - Library Programs Consultant - Full Time


Salary:       $5,984.00 - $7,489.00 A

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Facility: State Library Services

Work Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Week: Monday - Friday

Under the general direction of the Assistant Bureau Chief of Library Development Services (LDS), provides advice and consultative services to state, local, and other library administrators on the development of local and statewide library programs; develops, awards, and administers library grant programs, including distribution of funds and review of program results; develops, reviews, analyzes, and interprets applicable state and federal regulations; and conducts studies and do research regarding the planning, evaluation, and administration of new library programs.

  • Develops, writes, implements, monitors and reports on complex statewide library grant programs,
  • including the nature and scope of the program, application parameters, personnel requirements,
  • evaluation methodology, and budget. 
  • Targets adult library literacy services to people with limited functional literacy skills of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Monitors and provides the lead for statewide programs funded at both the federal and state level, including but not limited to, the Library Services Technology Act, the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, the California Library Services Act, and the California State Library Foundation. 
  • Develops, reviews, and interprets applicable statutes and regulations for these programs. Evaluates and monitors federal and state grant projects awarded to local libraries. 
  • Makes on-site visits when required. Reviews and approves all required reports. 
  • Provides training opportunities for targeted literacy grant programs.
  • Provides consultative assistance to libraries and library cooperatives and consortia on all aspects of
  • library management and service, including, but not limited to, planning, organization, finance, state
  • and federal law, building, adult and children's services, adult literacy, and technology. 
  • Analyzes and evaluates current planning, management, and program methodologies in public libraries. 
  • Identifies future trends, opportunities, and problems that affect public libraries. 
  • Assists public libraries in organizing the community and local officials to implement structured, formal, planning techniques and methods in the management of libraries. 
  • Designs adult literacy programs and training events to strengthen public libraries' abilities to make library services more responsive to the needs of their communities and to more effectively use local and state resources in support of those services.
  • Assists library management in development of statewide and local programs to accomplish these improvements and to help make the most effective use of staff and financial resources.
  • Plans, designs, and implements programs and activities that strengthen the California State Library
  • and LDS. 
  • Serves as California State Library liaison to local, regional, and state-level systems and
  • organizations of different types of libraries and allied information providers. 
  • Makes presentations to libraries and public bodies on California State Library and LDS services and programs. 
  • Performs special assignments as defined by Assistant Bureau Chief and Bureau Chief

  • Library Programs Consultant reports directly to the Assistant Library Development Bureau Chief.


No other administrative responsibilities other than those detailed in essential functions

  • The Library Programs Consultant has daily contact with the employees of the
  • Library Development Services Section, as well as numerous supervisors and employees of other California State Library sections and bureaus, including the Human Resources Services Office. The incumbent has frequent contact with state employees of other departments, public libraries and with members of the public.
  • The incumbent also has intermittent contact with members of the State Library Executive Team.

  • The incumbent works in an office setting, with artificial light and temperature
  • control. Daily access to and use of a personal computer and telephone is essential. Sitting and standing requirements are consistent with office work. Computer work is typically substantial (6-7 hours per day).
  • Occasional moving and filing of library materials weighing less than 20 pounds is required. Travel by all modes of transportation is often required in this position. Overnight and extended travel can be frequent as well.

  • Incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, good research skills, use
  • good judgment in decision-making, exercise creativity and flexibility, manage time and library resources effectively, and be responsive to the needs of the State Library Development Services department and the Library’s Executive Team.

Rocklin and Grass Valley-Sierra College-Library Assistant (2 positions)

Job Openings: Two, one at Rocklin campus and one at Grass Valley campus
Closing Date: 05/01/2017
Salary: $20.07/hour

Under general supervision and direction of a manager, provides a variety of library assistance to library patrons, assists with the day-to-day operations of assigned library including organizing and overseeing library circulation and reserve services, provides direction to student and/or other temporary library help; provides technical assistance to patrons in the use of Library equipment and computers and proctors tests and examinations, when needed.

·       Coordinates with managers to ensure library facility is operational, properly staffed, that conditions are conducive to and patrons contribute to a positive learning environment, and that opening and closing times are observed; reports to manager problems affecting library operations.
·       Provides library circulation services to library patrons; ensures proper staffing levels and adequate materials for circulation desk operations; checks out and checks in library materials; replaces library materials on shelves; and maintains accurate databases of patrons’ library account activities.
·       Serves as informational resource for the library by responding to requests, inquiries, and questions from administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner; refers unresolved complaints to higher-level staff.
·       Works with manager and others to assist with procurement of supplies; oversees library equipment; ensures library equipment is operational; performs maintenance and repairs or arranges for maintenance and repairs.
·       Provides a variety of general information, basic information services, and direction to library patrons, in person and over the phone; assists library patrons in their use of the library facility.
·       Assists library patrons in the use of the library, library indices, and library equipment including photocopiers and computers; familiarizes library patrons with Dewey Decimal System, and other library classification systems, reference and circulating materials, periodicals and videotapes, and the library reserve book collection; orients patrons to procedures to secure interlibrary loans.
·       Contacts library patrons regarding overdue material; places and clears holds; performs patron accounting functions, including collection of fees/fines; credits accounts as appropriate; records circulation transactions to provide statistical information for dissemination to State agencies, the District LRC, and external libraries and/or other organizations, as required.
·       Maintains library shelves, utilizing Dewey Decimal System to ensure accurate re-shelving of materials and accurate reading of labels, rearranging as necessary.
·       Maintains check-in and filing systems for library periodical collection, claiming reimbursements.
·       Provides basic information services to library patrons; creates and maintains manual of library policies and procedures; collaborates with District LRC managers and other staff members regarding library materials, patron services, records, budgets, policies, student and other patron concerns.
·       Monitors use of library computers and other equipment; trains students and staff members to use and assist with use of computers and computer software packages/applications; inputs and updates library patron account data into library automated system databases; creates databases and spreadsheets for monitoring library statistics and generating reports.
·       Collects data on overdue library materials, inputting information into library automated system databases and assessing and monitoring fines in accordance with established District policies and procedures.
·       Oversees and ensures functionality for computer stations and peripherals; troubleshoots, makes minor repairs to, and resolves user technical problems with personal computers, printers and other peripherals.
·       When assigned, assists with the testing program by establishing and maintaining secure confidential filing systems, distributing course materials, and proctoring tests and examinations.
·       Serves as liaison with instructors regarding types and uses of Reserve Shelf materials, library materials for their assignments, student concerns, and library acquisitions; refers instructors for consultation with the Reference and Collections Librarian as necessary.
·       When assigned, employs basic accounting principles and utilizes established District policies and procedures regarding payment and recording of library requisitions for materials, equipment and supplies; researches pricing, orders, and submits purchase orders for payment of vendors; follows up on orders.
·       Participates in the development of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
·       Assesses, collects, monitors, and deposits fees/fines for overdue library/LRC materials in accordance with established District policies and procedures; maintains library cash drawer, making change for patrons, as requested.
·       Supervises and trains students and/or other temporary help; advertises vacancies, arranges interviews, screens applications, and hires help; trains, assigns work to, schedules, supervises, monitors hours worked and evaluates assigned help; processes time sheets for library students and/or temporary help.
·       Performs related duties as required.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade; at least some college-level coursework preferred.

Three years of increasingly responsible routine technical, administrative, programmatic, and/or clerical support experience involving a high level of public contact. Experience in a library is highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
·       Standard library operating procedures and processes
·       Library terminology
·       Customer service techniques
·       English language usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar
·       Principles and practices of supervision including interviewing techniques.
·       Basic mathematical and accounting principles. Internet searching techniques and protocols.
·       Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
·       Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette.
·       Link:

Ability to:
·       Analyze and solve problems and recommend appropriate courses of action.
·       Apply standard library operational procedures and processes.
·       Work independently and collaboratively in a multi-tasking environment.
·       Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
·       Assist library patrons with equipment usage and use of print resources.
·       Speak and work with groups of student patrons to impart library information and provide assistance with library use.
·       Troubleshoot, solve problems, and make minor repairs to personal computers and peripheral equipment.
·       Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
·       Maintain awareness of library patron needs and share knowledge of procedures and operations to ensure needs are met
·       Make arithmetic calculations of average difficulty.
·       Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
·       Function effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, timetables, and unanticipated situations.
·       Maintain proper library decorum and patron cooperation conducive to a positive learning environment for library patrons.
·       Proctor tests and examinations.
·       Learn and comply with federal and state regulations and District and library/LRC policies and procedures.
·       Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sacramento - Sacramento Public Library - Youth Services Librarian (Eligibility List)



Equal Opportunity Employer

Close Date: May 4, 2017

Salary: $26.59 - $35.63 Hourly

Apply by 5pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017

$26.59 - $35.63 per hour (DOQ)

Fluency in a foreign Language is a plus!

PLUS: 5% bilingual pay for qualified employees

Do you want to be a part of an award winning team?  Are you someone who can make a difference through diverse outreach, all age’s literacy, amazing customer service and exciting programming?  Sacramento Public Library is interviewing for our Librarian – Youth Services eligibility list.  This list is used to fill librarian positions over the next 6 months.  We are looking for the best of the best!
If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, consider meeting us and joining our team.  Our community varies from rural to urban and suburban.  We welcome diversity and bilingual skills are always a PLUS.  We also offer 5% bilingual pay to qualified employees.

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.

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. Works in public service area answering information and readers’ advisory questions;

2. Identifies and locates library materials and assists customers in locating materials;

3. Assists and instructs customers in use of library resources, facilities, and policies;

4. Assists customers in performing computer searches and using electronic databases;

5. May perform copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials;

6. Coordinates selection and acquisitions processes for library materials, including maintaining
standing orders and serials databases and files and monitoring holds buy ratios;

7. Designs and presents programs and presentations and accompanying materials;

8. Assists in training staff newly assigned to work area;

9. Keeps records and statistics; prepares reports;

10. Keeps abreast of practices and trends in public librarianship by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more efficient practices;

11. Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; participates in various committees and team activities;

12. Fills in for any subordinate position, as needed;

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

14. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

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

16. May: Select new and replacement materials and perform collection management functions in assigned area; Perform outreach activities, including school visits, story time presentations, and contacting community organizations and agencies;

  • Carry out or supervise special projects;
  • Prepare schedules;
  • Supervise book shelvers and volunteers;
  • Perform circulation functions;
  • Be in charge of a department or branch during short term absence of supervisor; 
  • Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; and

17. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:

1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures and practices and procedures of assigned department or branch;

2. Current reference and search tools, including electronic resources, the Internet and bibliographic utilities, and the ability to use them;

3. Integrated library system procedures and explain to staff and library customers;

4. Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations and towards a diverse customer population;

5. Basic understanding of the principles of cataloging and understanding of the Dewey system;

6. Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Ability to:

1. Successfully communicate with other staff members, library customers, representatives of community organizations, schools, and agencies, and library vendors and suppliers;

2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;

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

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

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

6. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;

7. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure;

8. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;

9. Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;

10. Act on behalf of the branch or department supervisor as necessary.

Skill in:

Operating relevant computer systems, including hardware and software; current audio-visual equipment; and office machines.

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.

Education and Experience:

1.Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;

2.No experience necessary;

Note:  This list will be used to Youth Services Librarians openings over the next 6 months.

The ideal candidate will have:

Passion about literacy and community partnerships

Understanding that early and teen literacy is critical to building healthy communities and genuinely
loves serving diverse populations

Excellent communication and customer service skills

Skill in time management & organization

Dedication to serving the community fairly and equitably

Fluency in a foreign language


Most positions are full-time.  All librarian positions are union represented opportunities with benefits. Some of our benefits include:

Choice of benefits from: Western Health Advantage, Sutter Health Plus or Kaiser

2 different Delta Dental plans

VSP Vision Plan Option

Short-Term Disability

Employer Paid Retirement Health Savings Plan

Optional ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation

AFLAC Supplemental Insurance

Optional Legal Shield

Recognition Program

California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)

Tuition Reimbursement

12 Holiday’s and 1 Float day