Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Head of Library Systems(Administrator) - Cal State Fullerton

Directs, manages, and administers the work of the Systems Section within the Pollak Library. Collaborates with administration, faculty, and staff to envision and guide library information technology services, as well as the library's digital initiatives. Reports to the University Librarian, develops and communicates a shared vision which includes collaboration, excellence and innovation working within the university's computing environment. Will demonstrate a command of emerging trends in scholarly information and digital libraries as well as technology. Provides user support, performs initial assessment and research on all user issues, and resolves a wide range of technical problems, often of the highest complexity, with a diverse constituency of library users, both in-house and remote. Partners with faculty and staff across campus and throughout the CSU. Important partners include the CSUF Information Technology Division, the CSUF Academic Technology Center, the CSUF Faculty Development Center, and the System-wide Library Initiatives group at the CSU Chancellor's Office. Ongoing technology-related projects include charting a course in the emerging world of digital resources and collections; providing access to electronic services; evaluating, designing and implementing efficient and effective discovery tools for library users; and developing technology strategies to enhance the Library’s presence in the teaching and learning process. Acts independently within functional organizational policies guidelines. Consults with executive management and administration on department and divisional activities. Responsible for setting department strategy and accomplishing divisional objectives. May serve as a prime contact and brief executive management on critical issues. May serve as spokesperson on sensitive issues. May be required to formulate operational policies, develop operational budget, administer policy, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Monday, February 27, 2012

2 Librarian Positions - San Joaquin Delta Community College District

San Joaquin Delta Community College District will be hiring 1 full-time Librarian for the main campus library in Stockton, California and 1 full-time librarian/Learning Resource Center Coordinator at the South Campus Library in Mountain House.

Salary Range: $47,773-$97,903 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

Maximum starting salary is $89,434 annually.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

For detailed information, please visit the following website:

Educational Assistant/Program Support Intern - City of South San Francisco

This is similar to the previous 2 posts - not technically a library position but the skills will transfer and it would look good on any resume.

Summer Reading Activities Assistant - South San Francisco

This isn't an actual library position but the skills would transfer and it would look great on any resume.

Close Date: Until Filled

Applications are being accepted for an internship position of Summer Reading Activities Assistant with the City of South San Francisco.


INTERN POSITION: Summer Reading Activities Assistant

TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 20 hours/week for 3 months; Monday through Friday

STIPEND: $1,000


The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 63,500 growing to 100,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is an international center for the biotechnology industry, housing over 80 companies on 3.5 million square feet and it is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco.

The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library, the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC).

The intern will assist the Youth Librarians with three very busy summer programs; REader leader Reading Assistance; Summer Reading Club and Teen Reading Club.

Reader Leader Program Assistant:
Intern will assist managing the reading assistance program. The intern will match elementary students with Middle School and High School students to practice reading. The intern will monitor the pairs to insure they are meeting and tracking their progress. The intern will help train the teen volunteers who are the Leaders under the guidance of a librarian. Expertise as a reading specialist is preferable but not necessary. The intern will help the Reader Leader pairs complete the goal of six hours working together.

Summer Reading Clubs:
The intern will work with Children and Teen Librarians on programming for the Summer Reading Club and the Teen Reading Club. The intern will assist in planning and implementing a variety of programs for preschoolers through teens under the guidance of the Youth Librarians. The activities include craft programs, game days, movie days, reading club parties, and hired performers. The intern will provide some supervision of teen volunteers. The intern will work at the Main Library and the Grand Avenue Branch Library. The intern will gain experience in working with the public and event coordination.

We are seeking students who are working towards a college or graduate degree in the field of English Literature, Information Science, Recreation, or other related fields. Experience in working with children in classroom or recreational settings.
Some understanding of child development and learning styles. Ability to handle multiple tasks and activities. Flexibility regarding schedule and task. Confidence in dealing with adults, teens and children.

PT Class Instructor - Parks, Recreation and Libraries - Roseville

This isn't exactly library work - but would look great on your resume and is related, particularly for anyone who wants to work with children in libraries.

Close Date: Mar 9, 2012
Salary: $10.00 Hourly
Part-Time/Temporary Recruitment No: 11.053
Date Opened: 2/24/12
SALARY: Starting at $10.00 per camp participant
FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2012; WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. PERS Annuitants are not eligible to apply.
SPECIAL NOTE: It is mandatory that you complete the supplemental questionnaire. Your application will be rejected if incomplete.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of class instructor for the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department. The department is seeking enthusiastic camp instructors to take the lead on planning, teaching, and evaluating eight weeks of summer camps. Ages of camp participants range from tots to youth and teens. Specialty camps are theme based (i.e. “princesses”, “mysteries”, and “construction” ) and would include arts, crafts, games and physical activities based on each theme.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise, coordinate and lead activity classes. Assist in planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating recreation programs and activities. Interact and stimulate interest while conducting, demonstrating and supervising program activities. Inspect assigned recreation facilities and/or equipment and recommend any necessary repair or maintenance work and supply needs. Complete records and reports as required. Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
Methods and principles in instructing groups of children, teens, or adults. Specialty skill areas, such as games, arts and crafts, drama, or music. Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication. Principles and techniques of first aid and CPR. Principles and practices of safety management.
Ability to:
On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; stand, bend, stoop, kneel as necessary to instruct class. Intermittently interpret policies and procedures, and explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff; lift or carry class handouts, paper, and art supplies of 10 pounds or less. Lead and motivate large group classes. Prepare written lesson plans and class outlines. Operate audio and visual aids for class instruction. Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified. Understand and carry out written and oral directions. Communicate tactfully with customers. Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Paid or unpaid experience in an appropriate subject area.
Equivalent to completion of the eleventh (11th) grade or sixteen (16) years of age.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates.
Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the Park and Recreation Department for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.
Supplemental Questionnaire:
1. What experience do you have leading activities and games for children ages 2 – 14?
2. List the classes or programs you have led, the organization you led them for, and the ages of the participants.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Web Services Librarian - Sonoma State University

This is an ideal position for a librarian who is intrigued and excited by the web and the role it plays as "the other front door" in an academic library setting. The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design and management of an evolving library web presence to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will have a strong public services orientation with the skills needed to build consensus, as well as a commitment to learning new skills as the need arises. Our team environment offers great opportunities for professional growth and development.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree (or equivalent, awarded by July 1, 2012) and at least 2 years professional web experience.

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian Salary range: $57,084 - $72,132, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For a complete job description, application instructions, and more information about the University Library,

Review of applications starts March 23, 2012. Anticipated start date: July 2012.

Librarian III - Daly City

Duties may include, but are not limited to, planning, directing, and evaluating the work of clerical supervisors and senior branch staff; developing, revising, and monitoring branch library procedures; coordinating staff training and development; responding to and resolving complaints regarding branch materials, policies/ procedures and staff; providing and overseeing others in the provision of information and assistance to the public in all areas including reference, reader's advisory, and use of materials; recommending, selecting, and evaluating materials and analyzing users' needs and interests to determine collection additions and deletions.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Teen Services Librarian - Novato

THE POSITION: Reporting to the Librarian II, the Teen Services Librarian will provide professional library services to teens and other age
groups, including reference, reader’s advisory, and outreach to the local middle and high schools to educate students and teachers
regarding the role of the Novato libraries and the teen services the branches provide. The Teen Services Librarian will serve as an integral
member of the Teen Librarians Committee responsible for helping develop and implement MCFL’s overarching vision and strategic goals
for teen programming.
In addition, the Teen Services Librarian will be responsible for the assisting with:
• Creating teen programs such as parent/teen Scrabble tournaments, game night, chess club, No TV Weeks, and
intralibrary tournaments;
• Increasing the local teen community involvement in the Novato branch programming efforts;
• Creating a TeenZine program;
• Designing and implementing MCFL’s annual teen summer reading program.
IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have completed advanced coursework related to programming and services for tweens and
young adults in a library setting and demonstrate previous experience with teen programming and/or community outreach efforts. The
ideal candidate will be skilled in communicating effectively and have the ability to adjust their style and content to address teens of varying
ages; assisting teens from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and engaging and motivating the youth community.

Senior Librarian - Collections and Technical Services - San Jose Public Library

To learn more about this position please go to

Here is a great opportunity to manage the technical services unit of one the great urban library systems in the country. The San José Public Library is seeking a Senior Librarian to manage the Collections and Technical Services Unit for the library system. This position oversees a unit with 17 FTE. Activities of the unit include the collection development, receiving, cataloging, processing and maintenance of system-wide collections, both print and non-print. Collections reflect the diverse needs of the community and are in multiple languages. The manager oversees a budget of approximately $4 million. SJPL uses Innovative Interfaces Millennium ILS, including the cataloging, acquisitions, and Electronic Resource Management (ERM) modules but also provides original cataloguing of local, unique and foreign language materials. The manager oversees the planning, allocation, control and evaluation of programs and budget of the unit. The oversight includes the evaluations, selection and management of appropriate vendors for library materials in multiple formats. The manager represents the library in regional, state and national forums appropriate to the responsibilities of the role.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, and Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library cataloging, automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

Closing date: March 9, 2012

Library Media Technician - Dry Creek Joint Elementary - Roseville


1. In an assigned school library, performs circulation functions, checks library books, materials, and equipment in and out, inspects incoming
materials for damage, mending, and provides notification and follow-up on overdue books and materials.
2. Schedules library sessions for classes; provides instruction in basic library skills, reads stories, shows films, and makes other presentations
as assigned.
3. Maintains library in neat and orderly condition.
4. Maintains records and prepares reports regarding circulation, lost materials, media equipment, volunteer hours.
5. Supervises students using the library; maintaining discipline as necessary.
6. Facilitates library use; provides information regarding library/media materials available, reference materials, and library procedures; assists
students and staff in material searches, book selections, reading lists, new publications.
7. Orders audio-visual equipment from District for teachers, as requested.
8. Performs inventory of library/media collection; checks books and copy numbers with shelf list, pulls lost/book shelf list cards, and recommends
withdrawals/additions to collection.
9. Promotes reading and library use through displays, bulletin boards, and special encouragement activities such as reading contests.
10. May catalogue books and other appropriate materials.
11. Mends and recovers books and magazines.
12. Contacts, schedules, trains, and directs volunteer assistants in proper library procedures, methods, and techniques.
13. Types a variety of materials such as catalog, reserve, pocket, and shelf cards; memos; letters; reports; correspondence.
14. Files catalogue cards and shelf list cards.
15. Operates a variety of office machines including typewriter, calculator, laminating machine, copier, and computer.
16. Orders and processes books, materials, supplies, types purchase orders and submits to Principal.
17. Receives book and material shipments; checks/verifies against purchase orders and submits verification to Principal.
18. Copies audio-visual materials from records to tape; edits and tapes videos as assigned.
19. Collects payments f or lost/damaged books and materials; maintains accurate records and submits to Principal.
20. Attends meetings and workshops related to school library operations, procedures, and materials as assigned.
21. Performs other duties similar to the above in scope and function as required and assigned.

Instruction/Reference Librarian Sheldon Margen Public Health Library - UC Berkeley

Under the general direction of the Head Librarian, the Instruction/Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing instruction, outreach, and reference services to state agency health professionals. Instruction is provided once a month to CDPH staff in both Richmond and Sacramento; the librarian will be required to travel to Richmond and Sacramento. Special request instruction sessions may require travel to other state agency locations in California. Outreach efforts will include the production of monthly and quarterly electronic newsletters. The librarian will conduct public health-related literature searches for contract clientele utilizing databases such as PubMed, Agricola, and ERIC as well as using bibliographic management software such as EndNote. The librarian will also assist the Document Delivery Unit with day-to-day operations such as bibliographic verification, commercial document delivery ordering, and CDPH-licensed electronic journal access issues as needed. With the other Public Health Library staff, the librarian will share in the responsibility for providing library services to other clientele.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities, e.g., leadership in University and professional settings, publications, or other research and creative activity, are required for advancement in the Librarian series and for appointment at the Associate rank. The successful candidate will show evidence of or promise of such contributions.

Associate University Librarian-Collections and Library Information Systems - UC Santa Cruz

The Assistant/Associate University Librarian Collections and Library Information Systems (AUL/CLIS) is a member of the Library's senior management team and has overall responsibility for Library collections, including collection development, the collection budget; acquisitions, cataloging, metadata creation, and serials management; digitization projects, preservation, and scholarly communication; and information systems. In addition, this position provides leadership for the Digital Library Program (DLP) which is dedicated to the production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of high-quality networked resources for scholars and students. The AUL/CLIS will provide vision, direction, and leadership within the library, the UCSC campus, and the University of California library system as the Library redefines its collections and technical services operations in the context of emerging trends in scholarly communication, digital initiatives, shared collections, and the development of next-generation bibliographic and information systems. The position participates on ad hoc and standing committees.

Education/Psychology Librarian - University of San Diego

The University of San Diego's Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for an Education and Psychology Librarian and Coordinator of Library Instruction position. Reporting to the University Librarian, this librarian serves as liaison to the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences (SOLES), which includes the Center for Policy and Law, the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, and the Leadership Institute. For more information about SOLES see He/she will also serve as liaison to the Psychological Sciences Department in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the Center for Educational Excellence.

This librarian will be responsible for cultivating a strong collaborative and consultative relationship with these liaison areas through collection development, instruction, and reference work for the undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities will include library research methods classes, course-integrated instruction sessions, and workshops. Duties also include providing general academic reference service with some evening and weekend responsibilities. As Coordinator of Library Instruction, this librarian will coordinate and provide leadership for the library instruction program and serve as the point person in the areas of learning and teaching, pedagogical techniques, and technology as it relates to information literacy. Essential tasks may include developing instructional materials and designing and implementing an assessment program of information literacy. Outreach to faculty is essential to this position.