Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sacramento - Caltrans - Supervising Librarian II

Under the direction of the Chief, Office of Business Services and Security, a Staff Services Manager II, the incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for the operation of the Transportation Library in Sacramento. The incumbent supervises the work of librarians and other employees; prepares annual budget requests, budget change proposals, and progress reports as required; and administers contracts related to library services. The incumbent hires, instructs, and evaluates library staff members, determines staff development needs and prepares training plans. The incumbent prepares and maintains library strategic, collection development and technology plans, and monitors services and statistics to ensure level of service to library users. The incumbent takes an active part in the Caltrans Historical Preservation Program and provides professional guidance for Caltrans historical preservation efforts. The incumbent serves as part of the Division of Business, Facilities, and Security management team and contributes to management efforts as appropriate. Involvement in professional organizations and efforts relating to transportation libraries is required.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sacramento Public Library - Library Associate - Volunteer Coordinator

Close Date: Jun 15, 2012
Salary: $20.05 - $26.87 Hourly

Non-Exempt; Represented Position
Filing deadline 5pm, June 15, 2012
$20.05 per hour - $ 26.87 per hour

The Sacramento Public Library is building a new future and transforming the library into our community’s most valued resource. We are seeking a motivated and skilled candidate who will assist in creating and implementing a new vision for Sacramento Public Library’s Volunteer Services. The successful Volunteer Services Coordinator is a strong and effective communicator with proven skills in managing projects, recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers. The ideal candidate will be part of a dynamic and growing library service, is flexible, and is energized by change. This candidate approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving.  A strong sense of humor is essential, and our organizational values of innovation, respect, excellence, accountability and dedication should resonate with the successful candidate’s personal values.

Requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree and experience recruiting, training and coaching volunteers, and knowledge and experience in outreach methods. Comfort in using online tools, resources and social media is essential, as well as clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication skills, including experience speaking in front of small and large groups.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sacramento Region - Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District - Library Media Technician

Sonoma State University - Instruction and Outreach Librarian

The University Library is seeking a creative, dynamic and energetic individual to join our faculty. The
successful candidate will be passionate about user-centered library services. This person must have a keen
interest in teaching, both in-person and in an online environment, especially to undergraduates. Our new
team member will have a strong public services orientation with the aptitude needed to build consensus, as
well as a commitment to learning new skills and trying new things. This position will provide a fun and
challenging opportunity for the right person to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and

Please submit (in electronic format only):
● Letter of Application
● Complete and current Curriculum Vitae
● Contact information, including email addresses, for three references
● Official transcripts are required at the time of hire
Sonoma State is required to collect and report race and ethnicity data to comply with State, Federal, and University reporting requirements. Please complete the Voluntary Self-Identification Form
Please email all application documents to

Applications should be emailed to and received by Friday, June 15, 2012.
Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Paula Hammett, Chair, Search Committee
Phone: (707) 664-3912

This blog is generally on hiatus over the summer...

I will not be posting many jobs this summer, but things should pick up again in August.

Here are a few sources of job listings you might want to check out in the mean time:

City and county job opportunities such as the Personnel Department of Placer County.

CalOpps has listings from city and county governments throughout the state of California.

USAJOBS for federal job openings.

I've received quite a few listings from the Simply Hired website. has educational job listings.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has quite a few academic job listings.

You can set up a profile in many of these sites and they will email you job postings.

Have a good summer.

Oakland Public Library - Senior Librarians

Library Recruitment:
Senior Librarian Positions,
Open from May 21, 2012 until June 8, 2012

Come and be a part of a passionate, people-oriented, multi-cultural team of librarians and support staff who represent the Oakland Public Library’s commitment to service and vision for lifelong learning.

The Oakland Public Library seeks energetic, talented, and dedicated team players who are enthusiastic about serving the citizens of the City of Oakland by delivering excellent customer service, upholding their public services commitment to our patrons, and by making a difference in the lives of library users.

The Oakland Public Library has a Main Library, 16 neighborhood branches, an African American Museum & Library, and an Adult Literacy Program. We currently employ approximately 430 employees and offer an attractive salary and benefits package for full-time and permanent part-time civil service employees.

Job Details:

The Oakland Public Library currently has four Senior Librarian vacancies: Cataloging (selective certification required), Collection Management, Community Relations (selective certification required), and the Dimond Branch Library. The eligibility list established from this examination may be used to fill other vacancies that may occur.

The Senior Librarian may be responsible for the full range of librarian duties including classification and cataloging; reference materials, readers advisory, collection management, community relations, program development, implementation and evaluation, including service to diverse populations including children, young adult and non-English speaking individuals; The Senior Librarian will also plan, coordinate and perform as a working supervisor to other professional librarians and provide supervision to Librarian I and II personnel and  paraprofessional and clerical staff.

The salary range for the Senior Librarian classification is $35.54 per hour – 43.64 per hour, 37.5 hour work week (Currently, there is an avg. of one mandatory business shutdown day per month.). 

How To Apply
City of Oakland application documents may be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and request to the Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA  94612-2019.  You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information. 

You may access a copy of the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply at:  City of Oakland Employment Opportunities.

The application deadline is Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5 pm. 


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for the Senior Librarian classification, as follows:

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:

Education:  Master’s degree in library sciences from an American Library Association accredited graduate school.   
ExperienceTwo (2) years of experience comparable to Librarian II in the City of Oakland.

Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License OR demonstrated ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method of traveling to the various locations required.

Additional Qualifications:  There is a selective certification process for the following 2 vacancies: Cataloging and Community Relations

Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese are desirable.

Job Announcements are also available at the Oakland Public Library Main Library (125 14th Street) on the 2nd floor in the Financial & Administrative Services Office. For your convenience, the Financial & Administrative Services Office is open

Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm to obtain application materials or to ask for assistance with this civil service employment process. 

For additional assistance, please contact the Oakland Public Library Human Resources Manager, Crystal Ramie-Adams, at 510-238-6716 or .

Come and see what the Oakland Public Library has to offer, and apply for civil service employment at Come experience our diverse communities and realize the many possibilities!

Oakland Public Library
Your City. Your Career.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

UC Santa Barbara - Metadata Librarian

Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications received by *May 29, 2012* will receive first consideration. 

Send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references to:

Judy Gorrindo
Human Resources, Davidson Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010.

*Applications may also be sent via email to:
Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Metadata Librarian has responsibility for providing guidance in creating, , reviewing and editing metadata for digital collections and born-digital content in the library, working with colleagues to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. The incumbent is responsible for planning, managing, and reviewing metadata for Library digital projects and Library-led digitization and data management efforts. Defines data elements, recommends usage and determines mapping among metadata schema. Provides training to library personnel in non-MARC metadata creation and maintenance. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with necessary stakeholders. May perform original and copy cataloging and assist with catalog database maintenance activities as needed.

Contra Costa County - Senior Community Library Manager

Full job posting -

  • Plan, organize and manage the activities of a community library ; ensure the efficient and effective delivery of high quality library services to the general public
  • Plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives, policies and procedures that reflect the County Library's mission and services
  • Act autonomously to develop and maintain relationships with City leaders, community organizations, local businesses, schools, service clubs and "Friends of the Library" organizations, and make presentations to these organizations.
  • Collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services
  • Plan and prepare the community library's budgetary needs; develop budget justification for staffing, service and materials; monitor and reconcile financial resources for county and city, grants, and donations from community organizations, businesses and library friends/foundation organizations
  • Manage professional level librarians, technical and/or clerical staff; exercise independent judgment in the selection, training and evaluation of staff; make assignments and counsel employees on work-related issues and take disciplinary action as necessary in accordance with County and department guidelines and direction, regulations or applicable MOU
  • Manage task forces in the development of County Library policies and procedures, committee projects or special assignments and make recommendations; interpret library policies and procedures to staff and the public
  • Assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies to support such needs within the County Library and the community
  • Manage building security and maintenance issues which may include surrounding grounds; evaluate architectural drawings to assess new library interior designs, layouts, and circulation needs, and make recommendations
  • Anticipate and recommend computer technology needs and planning, including internet access and software, and web based research services
  • Manage acquisition and collection development, including any specialized collections; participate in centralized collection development to ensure collection materials meet the community's needs
  • Monday, May 7, 2012

    Berkeley - Accessioning and Processing Archivist - UC Berkeley Bancroft Library

    For the complete job announcement please visit

    Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV Full-time salary range: $49,464 - $58,188

    This is a 50%-time career-track appointment available starting July 1, 2012.

    The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking an Accessioning and Processing Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to accession and appraise manuscripts collections. This is a part-time (.5 FTE), career-track appointment. The successful candidate will have experience in manuscript collection appraisal and accessioning, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (EAD, METS, MARC, MODS), and strong communication skills.


    The Accessioning and Processing Archivist has full responsibility for managing the intake of manuscript collections and supervising processing support staff consisting of student assistants, and volunteers. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, and creates mechanisms for reduction of collection backlogs. He/she assists with the packing and shipment of collections using a rental van or moving company from donor sites. Trains unit staff and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, especially the creation of collection records in OCLC and the local collection management system. He/she plans the goals for collection intake and develops accessioning plans for collections in coordination with manuscript unit staff and curators. The Archivist works closely with curators in the assessment of collections and in selection of collection materials. He/she is also responsible for the administration of new acquisitions and works with the Digital Collections Unit to develop and maintain tracking tools.

    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 are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

    Applicants must send with their applications a cover letter, a detailed statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

    Susan E. Wong
    Director, Library Human Resources
    Library Human Resources Department
    110 Doe Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Or FAX to: 510-642-8675

    Applications received via email preferred.

    San Mateo - Digital Services and Instruction Librarian - College of San Mateo

    College of San Mateo has posted  the tenure track position of Digital Services and Instruction Librarian at

    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide proactive leadership in the overall planning, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, promotion, technical and user support of current and next-generation web-based instructional and access services including the Library webpage, electronic reserves; course management systems, online databases and information resources. This position requires technical work at the intermediate level in the design, development, analysis, implementation and maintenance of web-based applications.

    The assignment includes teaching a one-unit course each semester and participation in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for reference services, credit bearing information competency courses, library orientations, workshops, research guides, and tutorials offered in on-campus, online, and hybrid modes.

    Hayward - Librarian - Moreau Catholic High School

    Posted: 04 May 2012 11:17 PM PDT
    Moreau Catholic High School, a coeducational, Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition located in Hayward, is currently seeking to hire a Librarian for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a 4/5 FTE Position with full benefits.
    Moreau Catholic is a school of 900 students and a diverse, college preparatory community that strives to educate the hearts and minds of our students. In addition, we are also a cutting edge Apple one to one laptop school, with a strong emphasis on 21st century learning skills embedded across the curriculum. The professional culture at Moreau is committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning. 
    Role: To provide assistance to the Library to ensure that students and staff know how to find, assess, interpret, and synthesize information.
    Job Description
    1.       Assist the Head Librarian in the administration and oversight of all Library roles and responsibilities
    2.       Establish and maintain a welcoming and well-used space that supports the Moreau Catholic learning community
    3.       Collaborate with teachers to support the effective integration of information and communication skills and technologies to enhance student learning
    4.       Contribute to the development of a 9-12 scope and sequence in media literacy and information technology
    5.       Teach students, faculty, staff, administration, and community how to access, evaluate, use, share, and create information from a variety of sources
    6.       Model and promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading in all media formats
    7.       Develop the collection of print and electronic materials to support reading for pleasure as well as the school’s educational curriculum
    8.      Select and deliver new media in support of purposeful technology usage in teaching and learning
    9.       Understand copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assist users with their understanding and observance of the same
    10.   Institute library programs that enhance and grow Moreau Catholic’s learning community
    11.    Encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, provide 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
    12.    Provide and plan professional development opportunities within the school
    13.    Use evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning
    14.    Maintain active presence in professional learning communities and serve as a resource to academic council, the professional development committee and the assistant principal of instruction as needed
    15.    Assist with other duties as needed
    MLS or MLIS from ALA-accredited institution is required.
    Apply via          (search Moreau Catholic)
    Closing date: May 18, 2012