Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Los Rios Librarian Adjunct Pool - Sacramento Region

We're hiring adjuncts!

Librarian Adjunct Pool
Los Rios Community College District

Librarian Adjunct Pool

The Institution:
The Los Rios Community College District, with its four colleges, American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College, and numerous outreach locations, is a multicampus public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. The area population exceeds one million.

Statistics show that the Los Rios District is one of the top districts statewide in transferring students to the University of California and the California State University Systems. In addition, the district provides 76 two-year vocational programs and 63 technical certificate programs.

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

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 recruitments. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses.

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution in library science, library and information science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent. Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to any faculty position are required to submit:
1. The LRCCD faculty application.
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** ("graduate advising documents and grade reports" will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

Special Requirements:
**Note: Individuals who have completed colleges or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:
Open Continuously

How and where to apply:
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

Job Offer Requirements: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. For permanent and adjunct faculty positions, when education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process.

Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a financial disclosure statement is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Job Posting Number:

Additional Salary Information:
No additional salary information to note

Position Type:
Adjunct Faculty

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://jobs.losrios.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51358

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.losrios.edu

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


Application Information

Contact: Los Rios Community College District
Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/219314

Principle Librarian - City of Santa Monica

PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN – INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - City of Santa Monica, CA (Salary $ 8,575 - $10,540/mo. + professional incentive pay and cashable leave days. Excellent benefits, including 2.7% @ 55 CalPERS Retirement Plan.)

Job Summary: Plans, organizes, and manages the Information Management Division of the Library. Develops, implements, maintains, and assesses the Department’s information technology solutions and web presence. Coordinates the acquisition, cataloging and processing of all library materials.

Requires: Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university in Library Science. Five years of recent, paid progressively responsible work experience as a professional librarian. At least two of the recent, paid years of work experience must have included supervisory and management responsibilities. Experience in a library technical services unit is highly desirable. Possession of a valid class C driver license.

Questions: Greg Mullen, 310-458-8611 or greg.mullen@smgov.net

Apply by: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, DECEMBER 1, 2011.

Apply at: City of Santa Monica Human Resources Dept., 1685 Main St., P.O. Box 2200, Santa Monica, CA 90407. Phone: (310) 458-8697 or visit www.smgov.net/hr.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Librarian - Digital Archivist / Special Collections - CSU Long Beach


Recruitment #



Librarian, 12-month (Digital Archivist / Special Collections)

Effective Date

July 1, 2012

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an American Library Association-accredited program and institution by the date of appointment
  • Minimum of two years’ progressive experience working independently in a research-level Special Collections department, or a minimum of two years’ professional archival or digital records management experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice and technological applications related to archives, special collections, and records management
  • Familiarity with EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digital archives and records management
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill the scholarly and service expectations of a tenure-track position
  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating and serving a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional graduate degree or certificate in Archival Studies, or an archival emphasis in an MLIS program
  • Experience working collaboratively with college/university faculty, staff, and students
  • Thorough grounding in library instruction pedagogy, including the ability to impart information literacy skills and concepts, to develop effective instructional materials, and to show students how to formulate information-seeking strategies, particularly at the college level
  • Ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular needs.
  • Ability to provide helpful, efficient service to customers while working as a generalist in a cooperative, general reference environment
  • Proficiency in using and teaching electronic information resources
  • A record of significant involvement in library and/or archivist professional organizations
  • Demonstrated awareness of trends related to digital archives, special collections and institutional repositories


  • Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections
  • Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library’s web portal
  • Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons of the department; conducting library instruction for classes interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources of the department
  • Assume responsibility for outreach and the marketing of department services to the campus and outside communities
  • Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate
  • Serve a rotation at the central reference desk approximately 6 hours per week including some nights and weekends
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship, including research and publication
  • Oversee the work of staff and student assistants assigned to the department

The University Library at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing each of the Minimum Qualifications and as many of the Desired/Preferred

  • Qualifications as applicable (be as specific as possible)

  • Current resume that includes phone number and current email address

  • Current letters of recommendation from three persons able to comment upon the candidate’s ability to fulfill the expectations and requirements of the positionLetters must be printed and signed and sent via USPS directly from the person making the reference. Faxes and email recommendations will not be accepted
  • Copy of the official transcript from the university awarding the library Master’s degree
  • Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript and signed SC-1 form

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Nancy Karnofel

Library Administration Office

University Library

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840 - 1901

(562) 985-7839


Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin January 17, 2012. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

In addition to meeting its obligations under federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Library Technical Assistant - Eligibility List - Sacramento Public Library


Close Date: Dec 9, 2011
Salary: $15.12 - $20.26 Hourly

About the Position:

The Sacramento Public Library is seeking candidates to establish an Eligibility List which will be used to staff part time openings that may occur in the next 12 months. Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, be capable of working both independently and in a team environment, and perform in a fast paced environment while simultaneously paying attention to detail and delivering accurate work.

The Library Technical Assistant helps customers with the use of public computers, printers, and other hardware and software in the Library, public Internet access, and other technologies, including troubleshooting problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required;

Experience in the use of PC’s, office software applications, such as Microsoft Office, multimedia equipment, and the Internet; basic methods and techniques of trouble shooting technology problems; customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations with a diverse customer population preferred;

College level computer courses and experience in Millennium ILS desired.

Work Schedule:

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

Applicant packages are due by 5pm December 9, 2011

Selection Process:
The selection process will include a review of the application package, including responses to supplemental questions. The application process is also part of the examination process. All submitted application materials will be reviewed and screened based on the necessary employment standards for the position. Meeting these qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.

The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview for this position. Candidates may also be required to take and pass a computer skills test.

Note: 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.

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. Assists customers with:

o the basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other standard software on the library computers;

o the use of various library applications as well as PC and other equipment configurations;

o printers, VD- or DVD-burners, photocopiers, microform readers, MP-3 players, and other technologies available in the library;

o public internet access;

o computer searches and using electronic databases;

2. Contacts the Information Technology department or IT Help Desk for additional technology assistance for more complex issues;

3. Refers customers to other library staff, as appropriate, for assistance with non-technology related questions; Assists in the general operation and maintenance of public computer areas or technology classrooms;

4. Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public; Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

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

6. Creates documentation and guides to assist library customers and staff in using library technologies;

7. Keeps abreast of library programming interests and trends by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more effective, innovative programming;

8. Attends meetings and events; participates in various teams when needed; and

9. 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;

2. Thorough knowledge of personal computers, office software applications and multimedia equipment;

3. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, e-mailing systems, and other relevant software packages;

4. Capacity to work independently and see assigned tasks through to completion;

5. Possess a willingness to learn, ask questions, and follow instructions and library procedures;

Ability to:

1. Follow a sequential workflow and attention to accuracy, detail and neatness;

2. Quickly learn library specific applications;

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. Successfully communicate with members of the public and other staff;

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

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

10. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;

Skill in:

1. The use of personal computers, peripherals, software and other electronic devices;

2. Effectively troubleshooting technology problems.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will. Requires occasional stooping or bending and occasional light lifting of items or materials up to 20 pounds. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations. Interaction with performers, library staff, library customers, and other libraries will be necessary to provide and receive information, or resolve situations or problems.

A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.

Ideal Candidate:

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, be capable of working both independently and in a team environment, and perform in a fast paced environment while simultaneously paying attention to detail and delivering accurate work.


This is a part-time benefited position.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Services and Outreach Librarian–Full Time, Tenure-Track - CSU East Bay - Hayward


STEM / Web Librarian–Full Time, Tenure-Track - CSU East Bay - Hayward


PT Hourly Librarian - City of S. San Francisco

Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $23.67 - $28.76 Hourly
Applications are being accepted for the position of Part time Hourly Librarian with the City of South San Francisco.
This is an on-call part-time non-benefited position. Open Until Filled.
Excellent customer service is one of our primary goals in serving our culturally diverse community.
The Library has adopted the one-desk model integrating circulation, reference and children’s services into one point of service.
Staff is cross-trained on circulation tasks and provide backup to paraprofessional staff.
The Library has adopted the Roving model of service with staff members out on the floor assisting patrons.

The part-time librarian performs a wide variety of duties in the Public Services section of the Library in a busy library
with a high level of customer contact.

A qualified candidate will be able to provide reference and readers’ advisory service for all ages; explain the use of print and
electronic resources to individuals or groups; and may participate in children’s programming such as story times.

• Qualifications include an MLS degree and experience working at a public library information desk.
• Applicants should have experience using automated library systems and computer applications, and experience using computers to
conduct reference and literature searches and on-line database searches.
• Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evenings, weekends, and emergencies and will work at the
Main Library and the Grand Avenue Branch. Applicant will work some Sunday afternoons per month.
• Ability to speak and read Spanish is not required but is highly desirable.
A valid California driver’s license and insurance coverage is required for this appointment.
Apply online and upload a resume. For additional information, please contact Ann Mahon, Library Program Manager at (650) 829-3860
City of South San Francisco's Library's webpage: http://www.ssf.net/index.aspx?nid=521

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Technical Services Librarian - Mission Viejo

Saddleback College is recruiting for a full-time, tenure track, Technical Services Librarian. Job application information is available at https://jobs.socccd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

The Saddleback College Library/Learning Resource Center will have its grand-opening in fall 2012. The fully-renovated 3-story building will be the comprehensive academic support center of the college.

The successful applicant will join a team of 5 librarians each of whom takes the lead in one area of the library. All librarians teach information competency workshops, provide traditional and chat-reference, have collection development duties, and participate on college committees. As faculty, librarians are eligible for sabbatical leaves every 7 years. Tenure is granted after 4 years of successful evaluations that focus on support of the college’s instructional mission. Saddleback College librarians have 10-month faculty appointments.

Saddleback College is one of 2 comprehensive colleges in the South Orange County Community College District. The SOCCCD is funded by local property taxes. Saddleback College funding is stable.

The hiring salary range is $59,526--$79,368 plus a doctoral stipend of $3,334 for those with an earned doctorate. For additional information regarding salary and benefits, please contact Human Resources at hrinfodesk@socccd.edu or 949-582-4850.