Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wine Librarian - Sonoma County Library

Under general direction, manages the Wine Library, a special collection of resources about the wine industry, for 60% of the time; serves as adult reference librarian 40% of the time. The position supervises a contract employee and serves as Person in Charge in the absence of the Branch Manager. Reports to the Healdsburg Branch Manager.


1. Librarian III Class Specification

2. Librarian III –Wine Librarian Position Description

3. Background Information – Sonoma County Wine Library

4. Supplemental Questionnaire


Education and Experience: A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution and three years experience as a professional librarian, two of which have been at the professional-level equivalent to the class of Librarian II working within a specific area of specialization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SALARY RANGE: $63,460.80 - $77,147.20 annually

CLOSING DATE: 5 pm., Friday, January 13, 2011

APPLICATIONS: A formal application and answers to the supplemental questions are required. Applications can be obtained from the Library jobs page: or by contacting Carmen Lopez-Caswell at

Rare Books Cataloger - USC

Friends of the Palo Alto Library Book Sales Manager - Palo Alto


The Book Sales Manager is responsible for overseeing all activities of the operations of the bookrooms and other locations for the acquisition and sale of books and other materials by FOPAL. This includes managing the activities of the functions listed below, most of which are performed by well over 100 experienced volunteers. The Manager is responsible for allocating resources, enforcing policies, resolving conflicts, expediting procedures, communicating among all concerned and assuring a smooth operation. The Manager reports to the FOPAL Board and will be asked to attend those monthly meetings as requested and to provide needed information. Part to full time.


1) Staffing

a) Recruit, train and communicate with volunteers staffing a wide variety of positions.

i) Recruit and oversee a staff of volunteer managers with responsibility for functions such as donations and sorting, main room sections, bargain room, children’s room, training, communication, monthly and special sales oversight, permanent stores, communications and publicity, operations including transport and storage of books

ii) Identify and train volunteers to sort, price and shelve books for the sale. Give volunteers experience in different jobs so they can move into other areas.

iii) Provide meaningful and enjoyable jobs for high school students

iv) Manage day labor hired occasionally for big jobs.

v) Implement and maintain policies for hours, volunteer purchases, etc.

b) Manage internet and high value sales team, which consists of one paid employee and several volunteers. This team sells books on Amazon, eBay, at Pacific Book Auctions, and through other outlets.

2) Manage book flow.

a) Provide for movement of book boxes from sorting room to main room sections and to other sale rooms.

b) Coordinate workers who pickup from individual donors and from library branches.

c) Plan for large donations, e.g. schedule staff, packing, transport, and storage for large donations.

d) Plan for movement of books in and out of warehouse storage.

3) Site Efficiency

a) Decide how each room is utilized for maximum efficiency and ease of customer flow. Resolve competing needs for particular space.

b) Maintain system of phone answering and message taking

c) Oversee acquisition of office supplies, snacks and water for volunteers

d) Make sure adequate equipment is acquired and maintained with the Board set budget

e) Keep aisles, office, and other work areas clean and clear.

f) Coordinate building maintenance issues and recycling.

g) Work with Cubberley management and Library Director’s office as needed on facility issues.

4) Monthly Book Sale (second weekend each month)

a) Ensure adequate volunteer coverage for each sale and automate sign-up procedure

b) Help decide on monthly specials

c) Set policies for sale functions such as ticket line, number of books to be purchased in early hours, dealing with troublesome customers, gift certificates, member sales, etc.

d) Attend and oversee sale

e) Implement proper material, cash handling and financial record procedures so as to provide audit trail in accordance with Board policy

5) Permanent stores in Downtown and Mitchell Library branches.

a) Staffing, inventory, handling cash, merchandising (e.g. displays, signage), etc.


  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, teamwork orientation, and ability to motivate wide range of people.
  • A minimum of two years prior management or staff supervision experience. Prior experience in volunteer management highly desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated writing
  • Demonstrated ability to execute operational strategies and manage projects in a volunteer organization.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and with all levels of staff, Board, membership and volunteers.
  • Office software proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Database experience also a plus.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Position open until filled or withdrawn

2 Systems and Emerging Technologies and Digital Learning Initiatives Librarians - CSU Northridge

Library/Information Science: The Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, invites applications for two Digital Learning Initiatives Librarians and one Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian. Candidates should hold a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or its equivalent. The Digital Learning Initiatives Librarians will join the Reference & Instructional Services Department and will collaborate with library and teaching faculty to apply learning theories and technology to develop, implement, and maintain general and course-specific online learning objects, instructional modules, and other library instruction materials. The Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian will be part of our Technical Services Department and will join our Library systems and technology team to manage and support our integrated library system and collaborate to design, promote, and improve online access to resources across systems.

For more information about the positions, see; and for general information about the library:; and at for California State University, Northridge. The university is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era status.

Librarians - 2 positions - Cerritos Community College - Norwalk, CA

Digitization Technicians - Los Angeles

LAC Group seeks Digitization Technicians to work on a digitization project in Los Angeles, CA. The Technician will be handling, preparing, and scanning various media formats including rare and fragile archival materials. This is a full-time benefitted position.


  • Must properly handle fragile and rare archival materials in a variety of formats.
  • Prepare materials for scanning.
  • Scan archival materials using consistent and accurate naming of file images.
  • Follow standards and procedures established for the project.


  • Ability to operate a computer and a scanner.
  • Experience handling new and rare materials, varying size and formats, film negatives, and acetates.
  • Knowledge of scanners from Epson flatbed, Nikon, 5000 and 9000 series, and digital SLR scanning.
  • Ability to work effectively with supervision and be a part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to thrive working in an environment with people from all backgrounds and age groups.
  • Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community.
  • Ability to creatively problem solve, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Library, archive or scanning experience highly desirable.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Librarian - Roseville, CA

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, whichever occurs first.

Close Date: Dec 13, 2011
Salary: $3,573.00 - $5,028.00 Monthly

$3573 to $5028 monthly (26 pay periods annually)

Oral Interview: January 6, 2011


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Librarian. The normal work schedule may vary from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday.

Receives direction from higher level library staff in the performance of a variety of professional librarian duties; researches and responds to difficult or technical reference questions or complaints; assists with library programs; advises and assists library patrons; conducts library tours and demonstrates the use of library catalogs and other user aids; refers patrons to books or other library materials to further their reading interest or to other agencies when appropriate; performs manual and computerized bibliographic searches; compiles library activity reports and statistics; after training, easily uses the library’s computerized catalog and circulation system; on a daily basis, uses Microsoft Word, the internet and the City’s email system as appropriate; and performs related work as required.


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in english, literature, history or a related field from an accredited college or university. Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science is desirable.

Experience: One (1) year of professional library experience is preferred.

Knowledge of: Principles and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, and reference; policies, procedures and functions of library services; public library material selection standards and procedures; books, reference materials, journals and documents and their appropriateness in serving the need for recreational reading and research; computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system data bases and rule for entry of material; customer service principals.

Ability to: Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation systems; assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to individuals and groups; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain a positive, helpful demeanor under pressure.

On a continuous basis: Know and understand all aspects of the job and department operations.

Intermittently: Know laws, regulations, codes and operational procedures; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve department related or operational policies and procedures; identify alternative solutions and make appropriate recommendations; explain and interpret department policies and procedures; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; stand, kneel, stoop or squat while shelving and moving books and other library materials; see and read printed materials; hear with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job; perform simple grasping and fine hand manipulation; lift books as necessary; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to enter circulation and/or collection information; walk, stand, kneel, stoop and bend while performing duties; may travel in city or personal vehicle to other library sites.

Working conditions: Works indoors on a continuous basis.

License or Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Applications and responses to supplemental questionnaire will be screened to those most meeting the needs of the department. Those applicants may be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.


It Is Mandatory That You Complete This Supplemental Application. Your Application Will Be Rejected If You Do Not Provide All The Necessary Information.

Please prepare your responses to the following questions. Please limit your responses to no more than one typed page per question.

1. How have your education and work experience prepared you for the position of Librarian for Roseville Library?

2. Describe a library program you created and its impact on the community.

3. What is the role of technology in providing exceptional library services?

2 Librarians - UC Davis

UC Davis is hiring two Associate Librarians.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Library Circulation Supervisor - Corte Madera


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 $4,399 - $5,223 / Month

by 5:00pm Recruitment #1371-11-10

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) are conducting a recruitment for the position of Library Circulation Supervisor (Library Desk Supervisor) for the Corte Madera branch library. 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.

MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY AND THE CORTE MADERA BRANCH: With a mission to engage the community, provide innovative library services and foster lifelong learning, the MCFL serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County, as well as, the cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Marin City, Ross, and Novato. Along with a dedicated share of a stable local property tax, the MCFL enjoys broad community support as shown by the recent passage of a supplemental parcel tax by more than 74%. Through the activities of the County’s ten-branch library system, the MCFL offers an expansive collection; digital content; public access computers; free wi-fi; AV and print resources; special programming for children, teens and seniors; literacy programs serving both families and individuals; and study space for students of all ages.

Nestled in the hills of Southern Marin and conveniently located near the community center, town park, and highway 101, the Corte Madera branch library serves as a cornerstone and meeting place for town residents by providing a variety of community events such as story times for toddlers and preschoolers, "Read to a Dog" sponsored by the Marin Humane Society, book clubs, guest speakers, and other educational events. The Corte Madera location has the second highest circulation within the ten-branch library system and the highest percentage of checkouts completed through the self checkout process (typically 70 – 80%). The Corte Madera branch also provides oversight and support to the Marin City branch.

THE POSITION: Reporting to the Corte Madera Branch Manager, the Library Circulation Supervisor will oversee the operation of the library circulation desk and supervise a team consisting of a Library Assistant II, a Library Assistant I, Library Branch Aides, and several volunteers. Primary responsibility for the Library Circulation Supervisor will be overall management of the branch’s library collection including books, magazines, displays, and online collection and assisting patrons with complex questions. Additionally, the Library Circulation Supervisor will promote the library’s programs and serve as a role-model providing quality customer service. As a member of the Corte Madera supervisory team, the Library Circulation Supervisor will provide feedback and recommendations regarding reference coordination and circulation functions, as well as, serve as a member of MCFL’s Library Circulation Supervisors team responsible for addressing the overarching circulation needs impacting the MCFL system.

The Library Circulation Supervisor will also be responsible for the assisting with the following key projects:

· “Lucky Day” program marketing highly sought after materials available to branch patrons on a first come, first serve basis

· Implementation of the patron access and use of eReaders

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will possess public library and supervisory/lead experience in a breadth of personnel disciplines; a passion for building and leading effective teams; developing strong partnerships within the MCFL system and community; the desire to provide the highest quality library services possible, effective listening and problem solving skills, and excellent planning and organizational skills. In addition, the Library Circulation Supervisor will embrace change and have the ability to strategize; relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds; and assist patrons with flexibility, patience, and respect. Experience with the following technologies is preferred: Library OnLine PC reservation and print management software, CollectionHQ library “stock management” software, Innovative Interface’s Millennium Integrated Library System, and MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Employment Standards): Equivalent to four years of progressively responsible library technical support experience including one year of lead or supervisory experience OR 18 semester units of college coursework in Library Technology and two years of library experience including one year of lead or supervisory experience.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a supplemental application screening, online assessment tools, 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: Wednesday, January 18, 2012)

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

ONLINE APPLICATION: You may apply online at:




Obtain the necessary application materials for the desired position from the Marin County Human Resources Department at the address below. You may apply online, or application materials may be picked up in person or requested by phone.

If you have questions regarding Equal Employment, please contact the Equal Employment Officer at (415) 499-7398. For questions regarding the position announcement or examination, contact the Marin County Human Resources Department. For a complete listing of all current opportunities, check the County’s recruitment website, or call the Marin County 24-Hour Job Line. The Job Line is updated every Friday afternoon.


3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE l ROOM 415 l SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4189

OFFICE PHONE (415) 473-6104 l 24-HOUR JOB LISTING (415) 473-7800

l FAX (415) 473-3669 l TTY (415) 473-5780



The County of Marin has established career ladders which illustrate a progressive career path for employees. For more information go to: http://mine/mine/HR/main/docs/Career_Ladders_Cover_Memo.pdf

Complete the application documents in full and submit your materials, including the DD-214 if applicable, no later than the final filing deadline date and time on the Job Announcement flyer. Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and thoroughly describe your duties. Resumes are not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the standard or supplemental application form. Initial evaluation of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the County. Possession of the stated minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Application materials may be faxed to the Human Resources Department, if not indicated otherwise on the Job Announcement, but must be received no later than the final deadline date and time posted on the job announcement. Original documents of faxed materials must be postmarked no later than the final deadline date.

Make copies of any information you wish to keep; copies of submitted materials will not be returned. The Human Resources Department will not provide copies of submitted application materials to candidates. Submit your completed application materials to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. of the application closing date. If the recruitment is open and continuous, submit completed application materials as soon as possible. The filing period for an open and continuous recruitment may be closed at any time after fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the recruitment is opened.


All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin County will be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States within three days of employment.


Applicants may appeal a step in the examination or selection process by submitting a written appeal to the Human Resources Director within fourteen calendar days after the notice of results of a testing step has been mailed. The written statement must include the specific grounds and reasons upon which the complaint is based.


Marin County is located north of San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Its Mediterranean climate makes it one of the most enjoyable regions in the country in which to live or work. Comprising a land area of 521 square miles, Marin has a wide variety of residential communities, modern shopping, and strong high tech and service industries. Marin’s beauty includes the picturesque waterfront and hillside homes of Sausalito and Tiburon, quaint main streets in Larkspur and San Anselmo, impressive lagoon and view homes in Belvedere, and ranches and horse trails in West Marin and Novato.

Schools and universities in the Bay Area are excellent. Cultural events are outstanding and easily accessible. A dozen theater groups, symphonies, chorales, ballets, concerts, numerous galleries, shows and exhibits contribute to the rich cultural environment in the area. Sporting activities include power and sail boating in the ocean and bays, lagoons, and sheltered harbors with easy access to over 1,000 miles of inland waterways. Fishing is year-round for the avid angler. Surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, swimming, camping, sunning, and beachcombing are also popular activities. Marin County has hundreds of miles of woodland trails, forested mountains, and extensive coastline.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (415) 473-6104 (voice) or

(415) 473-5780 (TTY) at least 72 hours in advance. Copies of documents are available in accessible formats upon request.

The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department.