Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Children's Librarian - West Sacramento

Attached is the URL for the current Children’s Librarian vacancy at Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento. This is a Librarian I or II position, so those with entry level and little experience as well as those with many years of experience are eligible to apply. The recruitment is open NOW and will close on 8/13 at 5 p.m. Please post and share this URL with anyone you might know who would be interested.

This is a fine opportunity for a youth services librarian – the Turner Community Library is a great place to work and the community is very appreciative of their new library, which opened on 10/10/09. There is a strong team of staff, committed to this diverse community. Services to youth is a highlight of the branch services at Turner with dedicated storytimes for preschoolers and toddlers, bilingual storytimes for Spanish and Russian families, a dedicated teen room and teen advisory group, an active afterschool homework program, family literacy programming, a toy lending library (through the City of Davis Child Care Services) and great partnerships with local and regional youth serving agencies, including the Washington Unified School District, Collings Teen Center, West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition and Yolo County Children’s Alliance, First 5 Yolo, as well as the City of West Sacramento. With the City’s Community Center opening soon, there will be a natural link with UP4WS (Up for West Sacramento – the First 5 funded West Sacramento universal preschool program) and the City’s Parks and Recreation programs. There is considerable support for collection development, programming, outreach and training. Branch services are currently supported by diverse and stable sources of funding: County property taxes, dedicated City of West Sacramento sales taxes, Friends of the Library support, multi-year grants and significant community volunteerism.

Thank you for sharing this information with your friends and colleagues. We hope to be able to recruit a dynamic, innovative youth services advocate who will also bring their great skills to the system as well as the Turner Community Library.

Office of Legislative Counsel - Supervising Librarian I

Final Filing Date – August 3, 2010



Salary: $4,786.00 - $5,818.00
Posted: 07/20/10

Contact Information:

Callie Humphrey

(916) 341-8330

Human Resources

925 L Street, Suite 900

Sacramento, 95814

Job Description:

The Office of Legislative Counsel is a small civil service department whose mission is to provide legal services and data processing support services to the State Legislature. OLC employees are excluded from collective bargaining and, therefore, receive enhanced benefits and do not contribute fair share.


Under the general supervision of a Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel, the Supervising Librarian I is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OLC Law Library, supervision of the library staff, and providing reference and research assistance to the legal staff in the Office of Legislative Counsel. The position duties include but are not limited to the following: supervise and train library staff; coach and mentor subordinate employees to improve performance, productivity and expertise; implement and maintain a catalog of library holdings; perform analysis of library collection and acquisition of new materials; budgeting; billing; annual ordering of legislative publications; develop, implement, administer, and maintain daily operating procedures; promote library services throughout the organization by providing effective outreach in print, electronic, and other formats; assist legal and support staff with research on legal and related questions; analyze reference questions utilizing resources available within the library and in the local library community including the State Library, State Archives, other agency libraries, and a variety of software programs; developing and maintaining search strategies and legal and legislative information resources; create, access and manage information including databases, systems,applications, hardware, software, networks, and electronic information resources; keep legal and other staff informed of new library resources and train staff on their use; monitor relevance of information resources to assess need for updates; analyze business needs to recommend technological enhancements of library services; develop strategies for implementing positive change to organization’s information resources.


Knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship; standard reference materials; established techniques and practices for classifying and cataloging materials; reference interviewing techniques; computer systems search capabilities and library trends. Knowledge of complex bibliography terminology, subject fields, and where they are located within California government. Ability to provide leadership and apply creativity in the formulation of needed changes in complex library program methods and procedures. Ability to work independently to effectively meet work deadlines with minimal supervision. Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision. Responsible for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.


Individuals who are eligible for a list appointment, lateral transfer, or on a Re-employment List, SROA list, or are employed with a Surplus Department/Agency. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview. Please specify on your application the basis for your appointment eligibility.

APPLY BY: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.


Submit a standard state application to the Office of Legislative Counsel, Attn: Human Resources, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA 95814. Please call Callie Humphrey at (916) 341-8330 for questions regarding the position.

An affirmative action employer-equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation. 

Additional Information:

Working Title – Supervising Librarian

Position Number 430-130-2944-xxx

Location – Sacramento

Full Time

Library Technical Assistant I - Open Examination

The California State Library is testing for Library Technical Assistant I on an open non-promotional continuous basis.

Please post the attached exam bulletin and forward to everyone who meets the following minimum qualifications: An Associate of Arts degree in Library Science or Two years of increasingly responsible sub professional library experience, including work in book acquisition, cataloging, reference and compilation of bibliographies.

Here is the Exam Bulletin.

Circulation Supervisor - Sacramento Public Library


Monthly Salary Range: $3,579 - $4,796 (DOQ)

Non-Exempt; Represented Position

Filing Deadline Extended: August 13, 2010

How to Apply: 
Applicants must submit: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) application, 4) responses to supplemental questions and 5) reference form. A complete job description, and links to the application, reference form, and supplemental questions, are on our website:

Send completed Applicant packages to: Sacramento Public Library 828 I Street (2nd floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814Attention: Circulation Supervisor Recruitment

About the Position:

The Sacramento Public Library is seeking dynamic, forward thinking candidates for our Circulation Supervisor position.

The Circulation Supervisor provides complex and responsible paraprofessional library work as a supervisor of a circulation work unit in a medium to large library; provides

supervision and leadership to unit or branch staff; and performs other related duties as assigned.

This announcement will be used to create an eligibility list that will be used to staff Circulation Supervisor openings that occur in the next 6 months.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree;


Two years of relevant paraprofessional library experience or four years experience in the Sacramento Public Library as a Library Services Assistant; or equivalent technical training, education, and/or experience.

Work Schedule:

Work schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the Library; candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends.

About the Library:

The Sacramento Public Library Authority is the fourth largest library system in California serving the public in the City and County of Sacramento and five surrounding cities. The Sacramento Public Library operates 28 libraries, with a main library in downtown

Sacramento and a new branch which will be opening in late August. The Library has over 300 staff members, a collection of 2M volumes, and a budget of $35M. More than 600,000 residents have a library card and over 7M items are circulated annually.

Application and Selection Process:

Filing Deadline:
Original hard copies of the applicant package must be received by the Human Resources department by 5pm on: August 13, 2010 (extended filing deadline).

Questions: or (916) 264-2853

Equal Opportunity Employer