Thursday, April 28, 2011

Librarian Clerk Typist Messenger Clerk - Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library is hiring.

Library Technology Specialist - Santa Rosa

Library Technology Specialist
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Santa Rosa Junior College,
Santa Rosa, California

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 04/27/11

Library Technology Specialist

Santa Rosa Junior College

Learning Resources & Educational Technology

The Library Technology Specialist has primary responsibility to provide ongoing technical support of information systems and processes critical to the services and operations of the SRJC Libraries. The incumbent provides high level support and oversight of library technologies; serves as liaison between the SRJC Libraries and the District-wide community; and provides significant user support to ensure access to electronic library resources.

Required Education/Experience:
Associates degree with significant college-level course work in Library Technology OR Computer Science and Library Science AND progressively responsible experience working in a library with demonstrated experience in information systems support and administration of an integrated library system such as Voyager. Experience in the design and development of web pages and web graphics is also required; OR the equivalent.

To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4954
Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page:

Apply for this job

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Head Librarian - St. Ignacious College Preparatory - San Francisco

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Please also submit two letters of reference to:

We currently have a job opening for a full-time head librarian at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. If you are interested in applying for the position, please review the Minimum Requirements for Head Librarian.


    1. Support the School's mission of academic excellence by collaborating with staff and assisting in providing a welcoming environment for reading, research, and study;
    2. Supervise staff of one librarian and one library technology assistant, including library volunteers and student workers;
    3. Effectively plan the school library program to meet identified needs;
    4. Maintain the library budget and select appropriate electronic and in-print materials;
    5. Develop and support new technologies that are relevant to 21st century learners;
    6. Provide bibliographic instruction and orientations to high school students and faculty;
    7. Supervise and assist in minimal cataloging and maintaining our Athena book catalog;
    8. Support faculty in integrating research into class projects; and
    9. Supervise high school students with staff in a very busy high school environment.

Minimum Requirements for Head Librarian

  • Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Experience in a high school or college supervising staff and maintaining a library budget
  • Experience with online catalogs, subscription databases, and Internet search strategies
  • Experience in providing direct public service to students and faculty
  • Must be familiar with current Mac and Windows operating systems

Competitive salary and benefits.

St. Ignatius is a Jesuit, Catholic, coed college preparatory high school located in the Sunset District of San Francisco. St. Ignatius has a long history and tradition of excellence in academics.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Under the direction of the Supervisor of Academic Instruction, the Senior Librarian, CF, is responsible for the overall planning, organization and direction of the libraries at California State Prison-Sacramento. This includes the libraries for the general population, Administrative Segregation, the Infirmary, and Minimum Facility. The Senior Librarian has responsibility for supervising the conduct of the inmates while in the library and may be called upon to assume general custody responsibilities in time of emergency.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Library Page - Placer County - Auburn, Rocklin, Granite Bay Libraries

Library Page - Recruitment #2011-12600-01

Job Type: Open
Date Opened:4/15/2011 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline:4/22/2011 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Temporary/Extra Help
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Jennifer Duvall

Monday, April 18, 2011

I need a library job...

There's a facebook group I need a Library job ( that looks promising.

Senior Librarian - Marin County

ON-LINE APPLICATION: You may apply on line at:

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE Monday, May 2, 2011 by 5:00pm

SALARY $6,304 - $7,502/ Month

Recruitment #0402-11-03

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library are conducting a recruitment for two Senior Librarian positions. One position will be assigned to the Fairfax branch and the other will be assigned to the Novato branch. Both positions will be responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the branch library to which they are assigned. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur at other branch libraries while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a supplemental application screening, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.


(Tentative Hiring Interview Date by Library Department: THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011)

DUTIES: (Duties may include but are not limited to):

· Administer the day-to-day operations of a large branch library.

· Plans, schedules, supervises directly and indirectly through subordinate supervision, coordinates, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned professional and support staff.

· Represents the library before local community groups and communicates library policy and budget priorities to the public; seeks input from local groups and individuals regarding library policy and collections; maintains communication with the local press.

· Participates as a member of the administrative team in planning for the assigned function; makes budget recommendations to administrative staff; monitors the budget for assigned functions.

· Coordinates the organization and display of branch collections; plans and conducts programs and exhibits for the local community.

· Prepares reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.

· Oversees the condition and security of branch facilities and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Employment Standards): Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum and three years of experience as a professional librarian. Overall work experience must include two years of supervisory experience which may be obtained in a position other than a professional librarian. Experience in a public library setting is highly desirable.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and techniques of library science and service; principles and techniques of staff supervision and training; resources and activities of the community to which assigned; principles of communication and for obtaining input into community library resource needs; basic budgetary principles and practices; selection and organization of library materials to meet community needs; techniques of records maintenance and report preparation; and basic facilities management practices.

Skill in: Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff; monitoring a budget and making effective operational and procedural recommendations to administrative staff; working effectively as a member of a management team; maintaining accurate records and files; evaluating materials for addition to the library collection; using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with persons encountered during the course of employment; providing comprehensive library services to the public directly and through professional and support staff; evaluating and responding appropriately to community needs; and making effective presentations to public groups.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.


Date Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011
Region: Sacramento
Location: UC Davis
Job Id: -26548
Job Rate: $3,316.00-$5,637.00/Mo.
Description: This position is the lead for all Access Services staff (though not the direct supervisor of other unit heads). Circulation Services is the most heavily used service unit in the Access Services Department in Shields Library. The Head of Circulation Services has broad responsibility for ensuring that the circulation staff provides effective and positive public service. Acts as the lead and direct support for the AUL. Responsibilities will include scheduling department-wide meetings, managing projects, gathering statistics, preparing proposals, processes and procedures. This position also supervises the General Library Mail Services supervisor, and General Library Security Guards who work in both Shields and the Physical Sciences Library, ensuring patron safety, assisting in emergency situations and in closing both facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Public service work experience in a large, busy academic library or similar library setting.
Experience writing departmental policies and documenting decisions.
Skills to exercise independent judgment to make appropriate decisions, solve problems, and exercise flexibility and creativity in adapting routines and coordinating with other units to consistently apply policy.
Organizational skills to work independently, establish priorities, and organize fluctuating work loads for self and staff.
Skills to analyze policies and procedures, determine staffing, equipment and space needs; develop and interpret data, and prepare reports.
Management experience and supervisory skills to select, train, motivate, counsel/discipline and evaluate a diverse work force that provides positive and responsive service in a high pressure environment.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people, including students, academic and non-academic staff, and the public.
Oral and written communication skills to provide clear and concise information, prepare reports, correspondence, update manuals, and performance appraisals.
Knowledge of monographic and serial bibliographic records to apply computer codes, interpret records, and perform bibliographic searches.
Experience using an integrated library system, internet, email, word processing and spreadsheet software.
Experience working daily with exceptionally heavy person-to-person contact.
Experience following and/or working with library practices, lending code, business contracts and manuals.

For full consideration apply for this job by 4/22/11.

For a complete job description and/or to apply for this position visit

UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Business and Science Researcher - Virtual

Please apply via this link:

LAC Group seeks an experienced Business & Science Researcher to perform on-demand complex secondary research relating to current industry news/analysis in the industrial/business arena as well as more scientific / technical, especially in the areas of energy production, natural resources, earth sciences, oil and gas, “green” energy, and more. This position will be part of a larger team of information professionals working in a fast-paced corporate environment. This is a full-time regular position.


  • Perform on-demand complex secondary research of a business and scientific nature
  • Use electronic resources including fee-based databases, websites, and reports to find relevant information
  • Produce a variety of daily, weekly and monthly reports on business and industry issues
  • Work quickly and efficiently using resources in a cost-effective manner
  • Support information services team and entire organization by providing value-add research and packaging results appropriately

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of recent professional experience doing complex secondary industry research/analysis in a fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Experience in Energy, Utility or Chemical business is preferred.
  • Database experience including Dow Jones, Factiva, Dialog, D&B and pricing resources.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects/jobs, be highly responsive, have excellent communication skills (oral and written), follow-through, and the ability to complete projects by a given deadline
  • Ability to analyze and summarize search results for busy executives
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office tools required
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited university is not required but highly preferred

Remote / telecommuting work will be considered

To view all of our open opportunities please visit:

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Library Technology Instructor - Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College is developing a pool of qualified applicants for part-time and

substitute teaching opportunities in this discipline: Library Technology

Seeking a part-time instructor to teach

Library Technology 110, “Technical Services”

START DATE: Fall 2011 (Semester begins August 22, 2011)

Course is to be taught on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:10pm

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach Library Technology 110, Technical Services. Course introduces students to fundamentals of acquisitions, basic theories, principles and concepts of bibliographic control, including descriptive cataloging, classification, subject analysis, authority control and bibliographic maintenance. Emphasis placed on cataloging standards, MARC21 formats, original and copy cataloging and online bibliographic utility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Applicants must meet one of the following): Possess from an accredited institution: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent foreign degree, plus two years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's assignment, OR an Associate degree, or equivalent foreign degree plus six years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's assignment, OR Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR the equivalent (applicants not meeting the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form.)

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience, a Master's in Library Science or Library and Information Science, recent working or teaching experience in library field with Technical Services (Acquisitions and Cataloging), demonstrated knowledge of current cataloging standards, trends and practices and demonstrated proficiency in the use of cataloging tools, effective verbal and written communication skills
and a working knowledge of, and experience with, student learning outcomes and assessment.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete online district academic application by the specified closing date for the position at All materials must be submitted online. A computer and scanner are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mon - Friday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Head of Acquisitions - University of Southern California

For full position description and application procedure, see:

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, innovative information professional to lead the acquisitions functions of the Technical Services Department through the multifaceted, rapidly changing environment of acquisitions librarianship. The Head, Acquisitions (#278) will help position the Technical Services’ staff to meet the challenges of new systems, new technologies, and new ways of envisioning traditional acquisitions functions.

Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS typically required; minimum of 3 years experience as a manager in a large academic, research or public library acquisitions department. USC is an EO/AA Employer.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Youth Services Librarian - Sacramento Public Library
Monthly Salary Range: $4,219 - $5,652 (DOQ)
Non-Exempt; Represented Position
Filing Deadline: April 22, 2011

Are you passionate about providing excellent library service to children and adults alike? Do you want a position where every workday looks different from the one before?

Sacramento Public Library is looking for librarians who can do it all – from baby story times to teen book groups, from reference to community outreach – to join our collaborative team of professionals. We are the fourth largest library system in California, serving one of California’s most diverse counties. Our 28 locations include urban, suburban and rural branches. We offer supportive colleagues, competitive salaries, and a chance for you to shine.

If you’re flexible, engaged, creative and committed, we’d love to hear from you.

Applications will be screened for existing openings and an eligibility list for future hires.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university
• Fluency in a foreign language is a plus

How to Apply:
Applications must be received by the HR department by 5pm, April 22, 2011
Applicants must submit: 1) Sacramento Public Library Application; 2) Resume; 3) Cover Letter; 4) Three professional references; and 5) responses to Supplemental questions.

Send completed Applicant packages to:
Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street (2nd floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Youth Services Librarian

Selection Process:
The selection process will include a review of the application, resume, cover letter and responses to the supplemental questions. The most qualified candidates will be invited to attend an oral interview. The examination may include, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge skills and abilities listed. The application process is also part of the selection process. All submitted application materials will be reviewed and screened based on the necessary employment standards for the position.
• Interviews will be conducted via Skype for candidates from long distances.
• Candidates are expected to conduct a 5-10 minute story time or book talk as part of the interview process
• Meeting these qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.
• In order to assist us in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the Human Resources department if you require reasonable accommodation during the interview process.
Questions: or (916) 264-2853

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Summary: Performs a variety of professional library work, including reference and readers’ advisory services, youth services, cataloging, selection and collection management, programming, staff and customer training, special projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.

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 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;

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Library Job Postings on the Internet

I'm not sure how up to date the Library Job Postings on the Internet site is, but it looks like a pretty comprehensive website for library jobs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Archivist - University of California, Irvine

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a skilled, innovative, and knowledgeable professional for the position of Archivist in the Department of Special Collections & Archives.


The Archivist plays a leading role in the processing and management of all archival and manuscript collections, including appraisal, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats and collecting areas.

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist, the Archivist works collaboratively within the department to set priorities and determine appropriate approaches to accessioning collections and preparing them for use. The Archivist develops and implements uniform arrangement and description standards and ensures that materials are efficiently and effectively processed. The Archivist has responsibility for encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for contribution to the Online Archive of California. The Archivist supervises processing assistants including paraprofessional archival processors and part-time students. The Archivist serves on the Department's reference desk. The successful candidate may also participate in instruction and outreach activities, digitization projects, preparation of exhibits, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, donor relations, and grant proposals as appropriate.


* A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
* Two or more years of professional archival processing experience.
* Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard.
* Advanced skill in using the Archivist’s Toolkit and encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description.
* In-depth knowledge of efficient processing procedures, such as those outlined in Greene and Meissner's "More Product, Less Process."
* Ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
* Ability to successfully train and supervise the work of archival processing assistants.
* Ability to provide effective reference service in an academic library.
* Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to work effectively in a team-based library organization within a culturally diverse academic community.


* Experience providing reference service in a research or academic library.
* Experience supervising archival processing assistants.
* Experience working with electronic records.
* Experience working with donors.
* Familiarity with basic records management principles and current trends.
* Familiarity with copyright issues relevant to archives.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives houses the UCI Libraries' collections of manuscripts and archives, rare books, and notable subject collections. Archival collecting areas of particular strength and distinction include regional history (emphasizing Orange County and Southern California), the Southeast Asian Archive (documenting the post-1975 diaspora from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos), the Critical Theory Archive (including the papers of Jacques Derrida, Wolfgang Iser, Paul de Man, and others), the University Archives (documenting the UC Irvine campus), dance and the performing arts (including the papers of Robert Cohen and choreographers Donald McKayle and Eugene Loring), and distinguished UCI faculty (including Noble Laureates Frederick Reines and Sherwood Rowland). The Department is also responsible for the curation of unique UCI digital scholarship.

The Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3, 600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers.

The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 150 FTE plus approximately 35 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.2 million volumes and over 78,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,500 faculty members.

Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred appointment level: $46,164 - $56,496 (Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV).

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits, which may also include an attractive mortgage program, are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by May 2, 2011 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Electronic applications are preferred. Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference’s professional relationship to the applicant, to:

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557

Confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity

Learning Resources Center Specialist I - Cabrillo College - Aptos, CA

Cabrillo College is hiring a Learning Resources Center Specialist I (50% assignment).

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN II - Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut, CA - look under classified employment.

100% time, 12 month term
Current hours: Monday – Thursday 1:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


SALARY: Range A-71, Steps 1 - 6, $3,486 - $4,449 per month includes 3% shift differential.

HEALTH & WELFARE BENEFITS: College contributes $9,261 (subject to change) toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible employees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs.

OVERVIEW: Under the direction of an assigned manager, perform a variety of technical library duties involved in the acquisition, circulation, maintenance and distribution of library books and related materials; process, receive, and catalog new materials; assist students and instructors in the selection, location and use of library materials and equipment.

• Perform a variety of technical library duties involved in the acquisition, circulation, maintenance and distribution of library books and related materials; provide information concerning library policies and procedures in person or over the telephone and by routine correspondence.
• Process and receive library materials and related orders; prepare materials for introduction into the media/library materials collection; catalog new materials; prepare labels; affix identification, security devices, book jackets and bar-code labels to materials; input related information into online catalog system.
• Circulate library materials; check library materials in and out to students and staff; shelve returned books and materials; sort, shelve and check for proper placement of books.
• Assist students and instructors in the general selection, location and use of library materials and equipment; processes media requests from faculty and staff; locate requested items at reserve and periodicals desks; respond to inquiries and provide information to students, instructors and others; assist students in researching instructional materials for classroom use; collect monies; obligate students.
• Operate a variety of office and library equipment including a calculator, copier, fax machine, cash register, computer and assigned software.
• Maintain a variety of records related to library books, instructional materials, student information, inventory and assigned activities; establish and maintain filing systems; conduct preliminary search for catalog information.
• Communicate with personnel and outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns; deal with vendors regarding equipment and supply orders.
• Train and provide work direction and guidance to student workers in the performance of routine library tasks.
• Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment
• Library methods, practices, procedures and terminology.
• Basic reference and cataloging techniques.
• Operation of a computer and assigned library software.
• Inventory control practices and procedures
• Index research skills
• Alpha and numeric filing skills
• Record keeping techniques.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Basic research methods.

Ability to:
• Perform a variety of technical library duties involved in the acquisition, circulation, maintenance and distribution of library books and related materials at an assigned school site.
• Assist students and teachers in the selection, location and use of library materials and equipment.
• Check books and materials in and out of the library.
• Process, receive, and catalog new materials.
• Maintain library in a neat and orderly condition.
• Type or input data at an acceptable rate of speed.
• Process and shelve library materials.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Maintain records and files.
• Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
• Learn, interpret, apply and explain applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior in the library.
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Complete work with many interruptions.

Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma with coursework in Library Science or related field and two years directly related experience: Associate Degree in Library Science preferred.

Any provisional offer of employment is dependent upon the candidate's successful completion of their fingerprint clearance prior to the start of employment. Additionally, the cost of the fingerprint clearance will be borne by the candidate.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A Mt. San Antonio College on-line application must be completed and submitted online at no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011. A cover letter, résumé, two CURRENT (within one year of time of application) letters of recommendation and transcripts (official or unofficial) showing the awarded/conferred degree to meet required educational qualifications are also required and must be submitted online. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received by the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials must be submitted on-line, will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Mt. San Antonio College has a new user-friendly employment site at and is now accepting only on-line applications. Assistance with the on-line application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399 or call us at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4225. All required information must be submitted on-line before the closing date and time as indicated per the job posting. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE: A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted.


This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Branch Librarian, John F. Kennedy University, Campbell campus

Permanent, part-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM, 7:15 PM, Friday 10:00 AM. 2:00 PM. Starting annual salary: 43,000 – $48,125. This grade 7 exempt position includes vacation, sick leave and a flexible benefits package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b) retirement eligibility, health and dependent care FSAs, and tuition waiver benefits.

The requirements for this position include an MLS or MLIS degree and a minimum of one year of professional academic library experience, including reference and instruction experience; familiarity with all aspects of library operations and understanding of information technology and library automated systems. Library management and supervisory experience are highly desirable. An academic background or familiarity with psychology and/or counseling as well as familiarity with the Innovative Interfaces/Millennium library automation system would be helpful.

The Campbell Campus Library supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of 2 counseling MA programs and a Bachelor’s completion program in psychology. The collection includes 9,000 books, 550 videos and access to the full text of over 35,000 online journals and 50,000 e-books. The duties of the Branch Librarian include: managing the day to day operations of the library, providing reference assistance and information literacy instruction (including teaching a 2 unit undergraduate course), and supervising one part time library assistant. The Librarian and Assistant share responsibility for direct provision of services such as circulation, reserves, serials management, intra-library loan, and audiovisual equipment booking and delivery.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, diplomacy, flexibility, excellent communications skills and be able to work well with a diverse, adult constituency with a sense of professionalism and good humor.
Review of applications will begin April 25 and remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to; with CAMPLIB in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451; or mail to:
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
John F. Kennedy University is an equal opportunity employer. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from all groups that are underrepresented in higher education. Reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the selection process may be requested my qualified individuals with a disability by writing to the above address, or by calling 925.969-3450

Library Assistant - Technical Services - Pleasant Hill

JOB: Library Assistant Technical Services Robert M. Fisher Library, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill campus

Regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, schedule will be Monday through Friday, hours flexible. Starting salary range $13.80 – 15.50 per hour. The non-exempt grade 3 position includes vacation, sick leave and a flexible benefits package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b) retirement eligibility, health and dependent care FSAs, and tuition waiver benefits.

John F. Kennedy University is a private institution offering degree and certificate programs in the fields of liberal arts, management, psychology, holistic studies and law. The University Library System is comprised of a main library (Fisher) and two branch libraries.
The requirements of this position include at least 2 years of college or a library technician certificate. Familiarity with Windows software, accurate typing (50 wpm minimum), legible handwriting, organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail are also essential. Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces/Millennium or other library automated systems and prior experience in an academic library and/or library technical services department is highly desirable.
Duties include coordinating serials management for all three libraries plus the Career Resource Center, and processing and shelving journals at the main library. This position coordinates and shares responsibility for interlibrary borrowing and lending. Additional duties include physically processing new library materials, managing quarterly course reserve materials, searching titles in the library’s automated system and other online databases, and maintaining statistical collection data and generating reports.
The successful candidate will be able to independently manage a variety of time-sensitive duties and interact effectively with a diverse constituency of university staff and faculty members.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with LibAsstTechServ on the subject line by fax to 925.969.3451, by email to or by mail to
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
John F. Kennedy University is an equal opportunity employer. The university does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or
disability. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment
opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from all groups that are underrepresented in higher
education. Reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the selection process may be requested my
qualified individuals with a disability by writing to the above address, or by calling 925.969-3450

Monday, April 4, 2011

Student Assistant - DTSC - Berkeley, CA

Go to, click "Search Postings" on the left.

Posting Number 0102274
Department/Agency: DTSC-Dept Toxic Substance Ctrl
Broad Scope and Function:
Position Number: 0311SES167
Hours Per Week: Up to 30 during school term; up to 40 during school breaks.
Conditions of Employment: This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student positions. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Note: Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees may work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer.
Work Schedule Flexible, depending on schools chedule, but incumbents are expected to work at least 10 hours per week during the school term.
Pay Range: $8.41 - $17.28, depending on major and experience.
Posting Type: Student/non-benefited
Job Open Date: 03-22-2011
Job Closing Date:
Duties and Responsibilities Work largely consists of reviewing, categorizing, and sorting documents and data into site-specific and activity-specific files and up loading to a Departmental information storage and retrieval system.
Area: Bay Area
On/Off Campus: Off Campus
Major: Any Major
Minimum Qualifications Students must be enrolled and attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at any accredited college or university and enrolled at a minimum : six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units for undergraduate students; four (4) semester units or six (6) quarter units for graduate students.

The hiring department may have a higher unit requirement. If so, you must follow that department's requirement.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc). Ability to become familiar with limited-use web based information storage and retrieval system.
Physical Requirements
Working Conditions Work will be conducted almost exclusively in the Berkeley office of DTSC.
Optional Applicant Documents Resume
Required Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants

Job Title: Student Assistant Department/Agency: DPR-Dept Parks & Rec - Sacramento

Go to, click "Search Postings" on the left.

Search for posting Number 0102289.

Job Title: Student Assistant Department/Agency: DPR-Dept Parks & Rec Broad Scope and Function:
Unit/Division: State Museum Resource Center Position Number: 0311SES183 Hours Per Week: 15-30
Conditions of Employment: This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student positions. Employment
in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University
Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee
can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Note: Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees may work up to 30 hours per week during the
academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer. Work Schedule
Part-time (15-30 hours per week)
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM Pay Range: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour Posting Type: Student/non-benefited
Job Open Date: 03-29-2011 Job Closing Date: Duties and Responsibilities Under direction of professional
staff, students will: complete internal training program; relocate, inventory, catalog and re-house
historical collections according to museum standard practices; prepare written descriptions of
museum objects and enter basic catalog records in museum collections database. Area: Sacramento
Area On/Off Campus: Off Campus City: West Sacramento Major: Any Major Minimum Qualifications Students must be
enrolled and attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at any
accredited college or university and enrolled at a minimum : six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter
units for undergraduate students; four (4) semester units or six (6) quarter units for graduate students.

The hiring department may have a higher unit requirement. If so, you must follow that department's requirement.
Preferred Qualifications Ability to work well both independently and with other staff, and to take direction
from supervisors. Good writing and critical thinking skills. Experience in processing historical records,
objects useful, but not required. Coursework in history, art history, or anthropology helpful, but the
positions are open to all majors. Physical Requirements Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
and to climb staircases and ladders. Working Conditions Optional Applicant Documents Required Applicant
Documents Resume Special Instructions to Applicants

Director, Graduate, Research, and Online Library Services - San Jose, CA
Title: Dir, Library Services ' Graduate, Research, and Online
Req #: laur-00006175
Job Type: Regular
Organization: Academic Support
Location: San Jose

Experience Level:

The National Hispanic University offers the following degrees and certificates: Bachelor of Arts in Business, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, and Liberal Studies; Single and Multiple Subject Credentials; Master of Arts in Education, and certificates in Translation and Interpretation. The University is seeking a professional to join our team as a Director, Graduate, Research, and Online Library Services. The Director reports to the Vice Provost. The location of this position is San Jose, CA. The Director will provide leadership in the development and implementation of a graduate, research, and online plan to achieve the University's strategic goals to include a library staffing model that will scale to meet increased campus and online enrollments. This position offers a unique opportunity for a creative, energetic Director with an eye to the future to design library resources and services that take advantage of current and emerging technologies and trends in the delivery of information services.

The Director will collaborate to develop and supervise the maintenance of a resource-rich, dynamic Library Web site in addition to campus based library services. This Web site will organize library resources and services for students including reference services, electronic databases, proximal library services, interlibrary loan Internet tools, and other useful resources. The Director will be responsible for infusing information literacy instruction into the University's online courses and for providing training and support for faculty. By working closely with administrative staff and faculty, the Director supports University program outcomes.


* Design, develop, implement, and evaluate a research library program to encompass both physical and online collections that meet research needs of graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as academic program needs. This site will organize key library and information resources for students including Internet sites and tools and help students use and evaluate them.
* Select appropriate full text electronic databases and ensure students, faculty, and staff have physical and online access to them. Databases will include those available through traditional vendors such as EBSCO and other databases such as those available through governmental, military, or corporate entities.
* Develop and revise Web-based and face to face information literacy tutorials for students and integrate them with university-wide foundations courses and other courses as appropriate.
* Coordinate reference and interlibrary loan support services for students, faculty, and staff through agreements with other educational institutions or alternate resources as needed.
* Collaborate in the development of a staffing model that will enable the delivery of high quality library and information services and resources and will scale to meet increased enrollments.
* Collaborate to recruit, hire, train, and supervise staff as appropriate. Travel to off-site locations as needed.
* To support online students, develop a proximal library support system inking students to library and information resource networks near their homes and provide guidance for using and accessing them.
* Keep abreast of current developments and cutting-edge trends in library and information resources provision, particularly those based on current and future technologies.
* Develop a system for communicating effectively with students, faculty, and staff regarding library and information resources developments.
* Develop a means of helping new and existing faculty to use learning activities and resources that help students achieve information literacy skills outcomes.
* Ensure that library and information services are aligned with ACRL Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services and other professional standards used to evaluate library services, particularly those used by Regional accrediting agencies and stage boards.
* Represent the University to outside agencies and boards evaluating the quality of our library and information services and resources as needed.
* Collaborate with leadership to develop and implement a system of service standards and metrics for the delivery of library and information services and resources and prepare reports as requested by the University leadership.
* Offer a signature service to our students and faculty that meets with NHU's mission, vision, values, and goals.

Carry out other duties as directed by supervisor or apparent.


* Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
* In conformity with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and contracts, oversees all aspects of human resources management within the Library.
* Manages staff recruitment, selection, supervision, evaluation, and discipline.

DIMENSIONS Budget:(e.g. Revenue; Headcount; Budget, etc)

* Prepare and administer budgets according to needs and objectives of the library media program within administrative guidelines.
* Evaluate and identify needs, enrollment and requests to maintain standards.
* Submit budget proposals based on needs and objectives of the library media centers and central processing program and audio-visual services.
* Plan expenditures of allocated funds to meet short and long term goals.
* Monitor expenditure records of all purchases for the library media center.
* Develop and implement policies and procedures related to library operations to ensure student centered services.


* Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.


* Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of library operations.
* Assures compliance with established policies and Procedures.

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Ability to communicate effectively with and work well with a diverse staff and user population
* Ability to provide effective customer service
* Applied knowledge of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as sentence and paragraph structure.
* Ability to train and to supervise the activities of all library staff.
* Advanced knowledge of institutional policies and procedures.
* Expert knowledge of library services and their availability.
* Advanced knowledge of pertinent functional practices and procedures.
* Ability to think logically.
* Analytical and problem solving skills.
* Advanced knowledge of institutional policies and procedures.
* Expert knowledge of library services and their availability
* Advanced knowledge of pertinent functional practices and procedures.
* Basic computer knowledge and skills including accurate keyboarding.


* MLS or equivalent from an ALA-Accredited program
* Five years of professional library experience.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, student-centered environment.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Internet, downloading files, basic Web editing, email (experience managing and designing websites a plus), and instant messaging tools.
* Experience working collaboratively with faculty.

Catalog & Technical Process Coordinator - San Francisco

Official Job Listing

Department: Laurance S. Rockefeller Library
Supervisor: Library Director

This is a full time, Non Exempt position

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco is a pioneer in integrative higher education, providing interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, and the arts. The school offers master's and doctoral degrees, as well as a Bachelor of Arts completion degree. We are conveniently located in the SOMA district of San Francisco which is a quick walk from BART, Muni and other public transportation.

Position Summary

Calling upon a significant level of technical and bibliographic expertise, The Catalog & Technical Process Coordinator assumes primary responsibility for overall completeness, accuracy, and currency of collection records and for the congruence between online records and the library's collections both in-print and electronic. Working closely with the Systems Librarian and with the Serials Coordinator, this person shares responsibility for currency, accuracy, and completeness of collection data in our integrated library system (Koha) and of electronic serials holdings records (Serials Solutions). This person also oversees technical processing and repair of materials for Library collections, and may take primary responsibility for weeding and de-accession projects.

Required Qualifications


  • a Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS/MLS/MSIS) from an American Library Association accredited Library School AND at least two (2) years of cataloging experience in an academic library setting
  • OR more than 5 years' experience doing original cataloging in an academic library.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with copy cataloging materials (from OCLC ) in all formats including electronic resources; ability to create and edit bibliographic records in OCLC and in a local integrated system.
  • Knowledge of MARC format (including MARC 21).
  • Ability to apply Library of Congress MARC classification tables, authorities and subject headings, AACR2R, and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations.
  • Proven expertise with original cataloging of books and other material formats (e.g., audio, video, and/or archival collections).
  • Ability to remain current in computer technology trends related to technical services responsibilities.
  • Team and collaborative work skills.

Desired Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with (including ability to troubleshoot) the following applications and products:
  • OCLC Connexion, LC Classweb, MARCEdit
  • Facility with cataloging electronic book collections (e.g., netLibrary, Oxford University Press, ebrary);
  • Familiarity with open-source library applications (especially Koha ILS) and/or with archival and special collections would be advantageous.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably managing student workers; and
  • Prior responsibility for library acquisition and collection development activities.
  • Candidates will be tested to more accurately determine functional ability to perform specific job duties.

Click on the Link to apply.

When prompted submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) when prompted.

In your cover letter, please include:

  • The various library systems (ILS) and /or catalog systems you have worked with;
  • Your experience with the specific cataloging applications/products listed in this posting;
  • URLs, links, or details so we can view three (3) specific records you created; and
  • A description of your training and/or recent years' professional development activities for best practices in academic library cataloging.

CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).