Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sacramento - California State Library

Under the supervision of the Principal Librarian, the incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for providing law reference assistance to patrons, both on a public service desk and remotely. This person is also the lead coordinator in providing text and operative dates of criminal statutes to other state agencies. This person is also a member of the public service librarian team that provides reference assistance to all patrons of the State Library. Please see full Job Bulletin at the link above. Please include position number 175-620-2951-115 when submitting an application. All applications must be submitted by mail with original signature. State Application (STD. 678) can be found at Thank you.

City of Calabasas (Los Angeles area) - Librarian

Essential Job Duties:
The following tasks are essential for this position. Incumbents in this classification may not perform all of these tasks, or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.
  1. Answer reference questions and reader's advisory questions; assists or instructs in the use of the library resources.
  2. Evaluate and select library materials; recommend and purchase materials for collection development; remove obsolete, non-relevant and worn books from library collection.
  3. Interpret and communicate library policies and programs to staff, patrons and community groups.
  4. Assist in the development and implementation of programs and services.
  5. Participate in the administration of a variety of library programs including volunteer and summer youth; develop and coordinate assigned library programs.
  6. Recommend additions to collection and services appropriate to the needs of the community.
  7. Work with automated systems; perform searches of databases.
  8. Conduct school class visits and other community outreach programs.
  9. Assist with budget recommendations for collection development.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

City of Sierra Madre - Electronic Resources Analyst


Under general direction, the Electronic Resources Analyst is responsible for managing and maintaining the complex functions of both the City’s and the Library’s electronic resources, including the City website, and online document management. This position will also contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of technology plans, policies and procedures.

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Monitor city-wide web services, social media, and other applications for performance and satisfaction, recommend procedures for dissemination of city information;
  • Identify, evaluate and implement current and emerging technologies and applications for delivery of library services;
  • Collect and report statistics and assess impact of technology-based services;
  • Participate in the design and development of the City’s website;  
  • Maintain the City’s website and digital archives;
  • Develops best practices for citywide implementation of the Tyler Content Management system; Interacts and collaborates with City employees, IT consultants, and stakeholders to analyze current document management workflow, and make recommendations for workflow efficiencies and the delivery of City Council meeting packets using the Tyler Content Management system; 
  • Ensure federal and state law compliance of applications and user interface designs;
  • Monitors metadata quality and the results of search queries and makes recommendations to improve search results;
  • Coordinates the retrospective conversion of City Council meeting packets, resolutions and ordinances from paper to digital;
  • Manages and assists patrons at the public service desk, answering reference questions and performing reader’s advisory activities and services; performs daily circulation functions of public service desk, assisting patrons with computer related questions, checking out books, issuing library cards, and acting as an information source regarding library and City events;
  • Participates in evaluating and measuring library services, contributing ideas and measures to maintain, enhance or improve library services;
  • Seeks information from users and potential users regarding their information and library needs; creates, and implements technology training for staff and the public for enhanced utilization of resources;
  • Supervise library staff involved in web design and document management; provide direction, evaluate performance, and assign job duties;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oakland - Library Assistant - Head-Royce School

This is a 25 hour per week position in both the lower school (K-5) and main (6-12) libraries. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team the candidate will work with learners k-adult in a community of 950 members. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise.
Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational college-preparatory, K-12 school, which offers a challenging educational program to educate the whole child. The mission of the School is to inspire in our students a life-long love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible citizenship. More information about the School can be obtained on our website:
  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team.
  • Cataloging and general library experience.
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages.
Responsibilities: the School Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn, how to do the following:
  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites to online catalogs
  • Prepare online resources
  • Maintain circulation system
  • Track overdue materials – generate notices, follow through with students, parents,and business office when necessary
  • Maintain print collection as necessary : clean, repair, and shelve with assistance of parent volunteer
  • Maintain periodicals and subscriptions.
  • Basic Maintainenance of A/V/tech (laptops, camera, shuffles, etc.)
  • Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies
  • Prepare displays as needed
  • Oversee annual inventory
  • Assist in the general supervision of the library and help maintain welcoming, quiet atmosphere, general order, neatness, and learning environment
  • Open and/or close the library when needed
  • Miscellaneous, as arises
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff:
    • Assist with research and ready reference
    • Assist with exploration of tools and technology for library of the future
Beginning salary is $15 per hour plus benefits.
Application Process
Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Mary Goglio, Library Director, Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 or Head-Royce is an equal opportunity employer.

City of Palm Springs - Director of Library Services
  • Assume full management responsibility for all library services and activities including contract management with outside agencies; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
  • Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the library's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
  • Promote and coordinate specific activities within the library; prepare program event and facility marketing material including news releases, flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets and brochures.
  • Coordinate the services of the library with the programs of other libraries; cooperate with such agencies to provide extended library services.
  • Evaluate the needs of the community; plan, develop and direct library programs and services to address such needs.
  • Identify alternative means of supporting and financing library services and programs.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the department, historical society and PEG access television budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
  • Explain, justify and defend department programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Represent the library to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Provide staff assistance to the City Manager; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library services.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oakland - K-8 Librarian - Head-Royce School

K-8 Librarian -2012-13


The K-8 Librarian works closely with the Library Director to develop curriculum and instructional programs for the libraries, to develop a K-12 information literacy curriculum, and to promote the American Library Association national literacy standards for the school.

More specifically, the K-8 Librarian:

•Designs an accessible, efficient, and inviting facility for student learning.

•Develops and maintains a library collection that supports the school’s curriculum and fosters a love of reading.

•Plans and evaluates the school library program.

•Works collaboratively with teachers to provide information and resources to support K-8 curriculum.

•Collaborates with other teachers to teach information literacy, support ethical use of resources, and provide growth in reading comprehension.

•Shares in the leadership for the curricular, instructional, and professional development of the school.

•Manages the library support staff and parent volunteers at the K-8 level.

•Participates in and seeks professional growth and learning opportunities.

The K-8 Librarian is expected to fully participate in the life of the community including attendance at appropriate faculty and committee meetings. The school seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding of children, and a genuine fondness for working in a dynamic school community.


We are seeking candidates with classroom teaching and library experience, an MLIS degree, a California teaching credential or a California Library Media Specialist credential and experience with computerized information systems, and library catalogue software.


Head-Royce is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation package. The school provides a strong professional development program including funding for conferences, advanced education and other unique professional opportunities.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Assistant Head of School, Crystal Land, via Please put “K-8 Librarian” in the subject line of your email. No phone inquiries please. Head-Royce is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rancho Cordova - LRC Manager, Corinthian Colleges

Job Posting Link

The Manager of Learning Resources and Services Center (LRC) manages the daily operation of the LRC and collaborates with the Associate Director of Academic Affairs on activities relating to programs, services, and events associated with enhancing student satisfaction, success, retention, and program completion for the campus.

Note: The term “campus” encompasses both physical campuses and Heald’s online campus

Sacramento - California State Prison Librarian

Job Posting Link

12 month term
THIS POSITION MAY BECOME PERMANENT IN THE FUTURE. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Academic Instruction, the Librarian, CF, is responsible for the selecting, cataloging, loaning, or the reference use of books and other library materials at California State Prison-Sacramento. This includes the libraries for the general population, Administrative Segregation, the Infirmary, and Minimum Facility. The 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.

Mission Viejo Library - On-Call Librarian

Job Posting Link

The City of Mission Viejo is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of On-Call Librarian. The eligibility list established for this position may be used to fill future full-time, part-time or temporary On-Call Librarian vacancies.

The City of Mission Viejo Library is open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Staff may be assigned to work mornings, evenings and weekends. On-Call Librarians are considered part-time/seasonal/temporary employees, and are not a part of the competitive service, nor are they eligible to receive benefits. Incumbents will work a flexible schedule, with an average of 10 to 19 hours per week, with increased scheduling during peak workload periods, but will remain less than 1,000 hours during the assignment through the fiscal year starting July 1st and ending June 30th.

Sacramento Public Library - Literacy Associate

Job Posting Link

The Sacramento Public Library is looking to staff a new position, Literacy Associate,* on a temporary limited duration basis. The Literacy Associate will assist in the implementation of a new vision for Literacy Services and will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing Adult Literacy programs. The ideal candidate will see challenges as opportunities, is an innovative, creative problem solver, effective communicator both in writing and orally, and has strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
*Pending Library Board approval

Cabrillo College - Director of Library/Learning Resources

Job Posting Link

Under the general direction of the Vice President/Assistant Superintendent, Instruction, the Director of Library/Learning Resources supervises staff, curriculum, facilities, budgets and related functions for assigned programs. The Director of Library/Learning Resources provides administrative supervision for various programs and services for the Library/Learning Resources Center (e.g. Tutorial Services); and directs and coordinates facility use of the Library and Learning Resources Center.