Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yolo County Library - Davis, CA

Davis is a great town!

Find the next step in your career by applying to Yolo County Library! Yolo County is a seven-branch system that encourages teamwork and provides a variety of opportunities for developing new skills. The Yolo County Library is committed to literacy, community, and service. We are looking for community oriented librarians who enjoy learning and participating in online library services, understand service to diverse populations, and who can manage grants and other projects.

Yolo County is a great place to live – we are home to the slow food movement, many organic farms and community supported agriculture. The arts have an excellent venue – the Mondavi Center – at University of California, Davis. If you like adventure, spend the day in the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the Northern California coast, exploring the San Francisco Bay area, or touring wine country.
The position closes on July 5, 2011. To apply, please see the Yolo County job recruitment at

Monday, June 13, 2011

2 PT Temporary Reference Librarian Positions - University of the Pacific - Stockton, CA

University of the Pacific is hiring – we’re looking to fill 2 part-time, temporary reference librarian positions. The job description and details follow:

Part-Time Temporary Reference Librarians: University of the Pacific Library seeks 2 proactive, enthusiastic reference librarians to provide reference services for students, faculty, and staff via in person, chat, email, and telephone. Other duties may include: developing resource guides; library instruction; collection development; monitoring Library’s website; cataloging, depending on experience. Starting salary range: $22-$25/hr, DOE.
Required: MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school, availability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends up to 20 hours/week, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and willingness to work in a team environment. Desired: Science or technology background; experience providing reference and instruction services and materials in an academic environment. Familiarity with various databases, library resources, and course management systems, esp SAKAI.

For consideration, email cover letter, resume, names & contact information of 3 current references by July 6 2011 to: Thuy Wagner, University Library, Administrative Assistant, Interviews will be conducted during the month of July 2011. Anticipated start date: Week of August 8 2011.

Associate Librarian, Chair of Public Services - Orange, CA

Join a dynamic and innovative leadership team and staff that is in the process of leading our Leatherby Libraries on the path to national prominence! This position offers a unique opportunity for a high performing and talented individual to provide service to the library, university and profession, to develop professionally by participating in creative and scholarly projects, and to work collegially with members of the Library Management Council by participating in library and campus planning and assessment. The Chair of Public Services provides leadership toward goals and objectives as developed by the library administration and librarians. The Chair maintains administrative/supervisory oversight of librarians and staff in the Public Services Division; is a member of the senior administrative team and maintains confidentiality in all personnel and budgetary matters. Provides direction, supervision, and leadership for Access Services (Circulation and Interlibrary Loan), Reference and Instruction Services, Brandman University Library Services and oversight for the Library’s instruction and information literacy/assessment programs.

The Chair will also participate in reference, instruction, collection development and be a liaison to the College of Educational Studies, based on organizational needs, in addition to serving on library and university committees. Other duties as assigned.

Library Technician I - Davis, CA

Davis Joint Unified School District Position Description
Position: Library Technician I Salary Range: 23


Performs a variety of clerical and technical library duties in a school library.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Requires the ability to orient groups of students and individuals to the library and to operate a library at times without immediate supervision. Supports a Library Media Teacher at a school site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assists Library Media Teacher in the operation of a school library including but not limited to circulation, reference, periodicals, research, media, electronic media, and audiovisual equipment.

• Assists students and staff with use of the library including finding materials and using resource guides. Assists with the use of computers and programs including library automation system and the Dewey Decimal System.

• Processes new materials (books, media, textbooks or periodicals), enters data into system, prepares for and enters into circulation (shelves), and distributes textbooks to staff and students.

• May assist with and oversee various reading programs and classes designed to stimulate student interest, ability and motivation in reading including book talks or reading clubs.

• May assist in organizing and conducting periodic book fairs.

• Circulates, stores, inventories, maintains, and performs minor repair for a variety of equipment in support of library services. Mends and repairs book and non-book materials. Disposes of damaged or outdated materials according to established procedures.

• Conducts annual physical inventory of all library materials.

• Assists in organizing and decorating library. Assists with designing and constructing library displays, bulletin boards, posters and signs. Maintains a clean and orderly environment.

• Coordinates volunteers and student assistants.

• Oversees library facility in absence of the Library Media Teacher.

• Assists with preparation of purchase orders for books, magazines, periodicals, or software for library use as directed by Library Media Teacher. May assist with maintaining accurate financial and budget records as directed by Library Media Teacher.

• Uses library automation to generate overdue notices, send bills, collect payments, and reconcile losses.

• Installs, troubleshoots, and upgrades library software. Installs and transfers files on library computers. Sets up library computer equipment.

• Assists with scheduling library use.

• Performs routine clerical and record keeping duties.

• Communicates with students, staff, parents and the public using tact, diplomacy and courtesy in sometimes confrontational or stressful situations.

• Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

• Requires the ability to comprehend and follow district safety plans, procedures, and policies and all other district standards and procedures.


Knowledge and Skills
Requires computer knowledge and skills and specialized knowledge of basic library methods, practices and terminology. Must understand the Dewey Decimal System of classification and MARC record formatting. Must be familiar with and able to use library automation cataloguing systems and records. Must be able to organize and prioritize projects. Must have sufficient communication skills to project a positive image and convey basic information to customers.

Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position with only general supervision and support; must be able to perform many of the duties independently. Requires the ability to follow detailed procedures. Must be able to maintain a well organized and attractive library setting. Must be able to apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies. Must be able to monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior. Requires the ability to deal courteously with library patrons including students, teachers, parents and members of the public. Must be able to perform routine clerical and record keeping duties. Must be able to adapt and learn new procedures and programs as implemented by the District. Must be familiar with Health and Safety regulations. Requires the ability to communicate with peers and other District staff or public in a manner reflecting positively on the department and District.

Physical Abilities
Requires sufficient visual acuity to recognize letters and numbers; hand-arm-eye coordination to use a personal computer keyboard; ambulatory ability to walk, move carts, and regularly reach to shelves for placement of lightweight objects (less than 10 pounds); ability to occasionally lift heavy objects (over 40 pounds); hearing and speech ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone.

Education and Experience
Two years post-secondary education and one year of experience in a library or instructional setting.

Licenses and Certificates
Depending upon assignment, a valid California driver’s license and/or first aid training may be required. Library Technician Certificate desirable.