Thursday, January 31, 2013

UC Irvine - Research Librarian for Visual Arts

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Visual Arts to plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services, and to develop and manage excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in art, art history, and film and media studies.  The Research Librarian for Visual Arts will provide liaison and outreach to faculty and students in the School of Humanities and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts supporting programs in studio art, art history, film and media studies, and digital arts. The Research Librarian will be a member of the Reference Department and will also contribute to the Libraries general reference and instructional efforts.  
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Preferred appointment level is $47,544 - $70,956 (Assistant Librarian I Librarian I).  Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,500 faculty members.  UCIs academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.  Applications received by March 1, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
 committed to excellence through diversity.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Woodland - Yolo County Library - Part-time Cataloging Library Associate

Yolo County Library invites applications for the part-time Cataloging Library Associate position.  The successful candidate will have previous experience with either copy cataloging or/ and original cataloging and knowledge of MARC, AACR2 and a working knowledge of at least 1 foreign language, preferably Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or Vietnamese.  Knowledge of RDA is preferred.
More information about the position is available at then select the Library Associate link.

To apply, please go to the online application form (link at the bottom of page).  You will have to assign yourself a password before entering the site.  After finishing please print out the application form, scan it and send to along with your resume and 3 references.  Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

CSU San Marcos - Senior Assistant Librarian, Science Librarian (Tenure Track Faculty Position)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited MLS or foreign equivalent.  Coursework or equivalent experience in a natural/physical science discipline.  Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library’s criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service.  Teaching and/or instructional design experience. Experience working in an academic setting. Significant knowledge of information literacy pedagogy. Knowledge of instructional technologies. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience designing and creating web-based and print instructional/informational materials. Experience with instructional technologies. Experience in a science-focused research setting (e.g. laboratory experience, science library experience). Experience in developing curriculum-driven collections. Published/presented research in librarianship. Active participation in local, regional or national organizations.
DUTIES:   California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, collaborative librarian to provide instruction and reference for students and faculty in the College of Science and Math. The successful candidate approaches instruction in a reflective manner that is indicative of their knowledge and expertise of student-centered learning. The Science Librarian will also develop curriculum-driven collections for Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. In conjunction with these responsibilities, the Science Librarian is an active participant in the CSUSM Library’s Information Literacy Program (ILP.) CSUSM Librarians that are part of the ILP provide librarian-led instruction to first year students, students in general education courses, and provide reference/research help to students and the entire campus community.
Library faculty work in a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes excellent professional practice, research and scholarship, university and community service, and professional growth. Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the changing needs of the Library.

Specific Duties:
1.Take a lead role in the Library's Information Literacy Program for the sciences (College of Science & Math), including planning, implementing, and assessing instruction. Form active partnerships with faculty to develop these instructional programs and support course-related research.  

2. Provide discipline-specific reference and research help to College of Science & Math students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

3. Actively participate as a member of the ILP in the development, delivery, and assessment of instruction to first-year students, and provide general reference and research help to the CSUSM campus community, including some nights and weekends.

4. Provide leadership in the development of the natural sciences collection including budgetary decisions for specific disciplines.  Work with faculty in the various departments to ensure that the Library is supporting their curricular offerings.  Prepare program review documents and other reports as needed.

5. Pursue a strong research agenda in a selected aspect of academic librarianship.

6. Actively participate in library, university and professional-level service commitments.

Monday, January 28, 2013

San Jose Public Library - Librarian I and II - Multiple Positions

The award winning San José Public Library System is seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve!  We are currently looking to fill two full time and two - three part time benefited positions for generalist librarians.  We may use this candidate pool to fill other part time un-benefited on call position.  The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment. 

Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills in finding ways to keep the library in the forefront of providing the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives.  The job description enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference and keep growing in their chosen profession.  The salary range is $57,595.20 - $74,942.40.  To be considered for this position, apply at  byFebruary 6, 2013.
Minimum QualificationsLibrarian I - none, Librarian II – 1 year full time professional library experience.
Salary: $57,595.20 - $74,942.40 per year.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Elk Grove - Office Assistant (Typing)

This is not a library job. However, Office Assistants often work in state agency libraries. This position also offers a gateway into employment with the State of California.
Even when the State of California has a hiring freeze, they will often allow lateral transfers.  This listing actually displays this, you can see it in the section I've highlighted relating to eligibility. This is an excellent entry level opportunity. 
California State Personnel Board - Sacramento, CA
** Your state application must indicate you are applying for Office Assistant (Typing) position 042-140-1379-001. Please explain your eligibility (i.e. lateral transfer, on a list, etc.).
You must have current certification, list, lateral, or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy.

Job Description:
Under the close supervision of the Chief and Staff Services Manager I, Internal Audits Program (IAP), the Office Assistant (OA) (Typing) provides clerical support to the manager and staff. This position requires employee to learn and perform a variety of general office work, such as typing, mail and document handling, filing and records management, document preparation and review, composition of correspondence, oral communications, statistical and other record keeping, and ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment. The position requires basic knowledge in the use of computers and knowledge of Departmental policies and procedures. This classification is at the journey level and must have the ability to use automated office equipment; accurately proofread and correct documents at a level required for successful job performance within the office.

35% Proofreads and edits typewritten materials to ensure documents are free from grammatical, punctuations, and spelling errors utilizing computer, reference materials, handbooks, typing skills, etc. Prepare labels, lists, addresses, forms, and form letters to produce finished products, Review materials to determine subject matter and attach supplementary information, if necessary, to properly route to appropriate person and/or office.

25% Process incoming mail, prepare envelopes/packages, and review incoming mail including confidential materials to properly distribute per oral/and or written instructions. Ensures that deadlines are marked and maintained in an accurate, up-to-date tracking system for all assignments. Assists in development, implementation and maintenance of several web based organizational resources for information collaboration, tracking and reporting. Works with management and staff to maintain a well organized filing system and index for both physical and online folders. Ensures files are effectively maintained. Assists staff in retrieving and locating filed materials.

20% Schedules appointments, meetings, interviews, etc., and makes arrangements (e.g., location, equipment, date and time, attendees, etc.) for supervisor/staff utilizing computerized database, telephone, fax, written correspondence, etc., to produce an organized gathering of staff, as needed. Gathers and copies handouts for meetings, takes and maintains minutes.

10% Prepares and processes personnel documents including timekeeping, contractor invoices, travel claims, and attendance forms. Prepares travel arrangements for staff.

05% Maintains and updates various departmental manuals and reference books, keeping staff apprised of changes/revisions. Maintains and updates the office subject and library files.

05% Provides general support and performs other clerical duties as required, such as faxing, copying, general word processing, distributing mail, and acting as a messenger to headquarters.

Knowledge of: General knowledge of various filing systems (e.g., alphabetic, chronological, numeric, subject matter, etc.) to maintain an organized filing system that would allow for swift and accurate retrieval of documents/information.

Ability to: Perform clerical work, including ability to spell correctly; use good English; make arithmetical computations; operate various office machines; follow oral and written directions; evaluate situations accurately and take effective action; read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.

A demonstrated interest in assuming increasing responsibility, flexibility and enthusiasm to assist with various administrative tasks. Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to exert up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Benefits information can be found on the CalHR website,, and the CalPERS website, .

In order to apply and be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a completed Standard State Application Form (Std. 678) available at , under “My Profile.”

All methods of appointment may be considered. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during this posting.

This position is limited term but has the possibility of becoming permanent.

  • Through June 30, 2013, full-time employees’ monthly pay will be reduced by 4.62% in exchange for eight (8) hours of leave. Part-time employees shall be subject to the pay reduction on a pro-rated basis consistent with their time base.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    Kern County Library - Digital Librarian (Librarian II, Supervisor)

    I would like to announce a job recruitment for a Digital Librarian (Librarian II, Supervisor) to manage the Kern County Library’s website, present public & staff trainings, as well as possess excellent written & verbal communication skills.   

    The link to apply online, with full job description, is at
    The essential duties of the Digital Librarian position will be to:

    • Supervise staff & present staff training; work with the public and present public programs
    • Market & publicize Library events & programs; conduct outreach to community organizations & groups  
    • Assist the public in print & electronic resources and reader’s advisory
    • Evaluate & analyze website analytics and provide reports to departments
    • Manage day-to-day content development for the Library's website and staff intranet
    • Develop graphics, animation, custom page layouts, and other applications
    • Perform regular maintenance of website content to maintain accuracy, accessibility, and security
    • Produce a consistent visual style for website content through the use of layout templates, HTML, JavaScript, PHP scripting and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    • Assist in the redesign of the Library's website
    • Review & monitor website analytics, as well as staying current with web design best practices
    • Collaborate with Library staff to create & implement web-based library services, including online tutorials, video blogs, search widgets, etc
    • Possess strong knowledge of both desktop & mobile web technologies, architecture, & interface design

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Monterey Penninsula College - Digital Services Librarian

    Official Position Description

    As a full-time faculty member in the Library, the successful candidate will also
    • Collaborate with librarians and other faculty to identify, evaluate and integrate online resources and multimedia application in support of campus teaching and learning.
    • Provide expertise in the maintenance of the library website
    • Provide instruction and training for faculty, staff and students in information technology, research skills and information competency.
    • Manage the acquisitions process by which licensed resources are ordered, received and processed.
    • Provide reference services.
    • Participate in curriculum development as assigned.
    • Participate in information competency and literacy instruction, including single class sessions, a series of multiple sessions for a particular class and semester-length course, both face-to-face and online.
    • Work with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
    • Work with regional libraries to share resources and information.
    • Carry out collegial responsibilities including but not limited to institutional committee assignments and participation in shared governance committees and campus committees.
    • Communicate well verbally and in writing, and works cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide), students and community members.
    • Pursue continuous professional development activities and remains current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
    • Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, and the MPCTA Contract as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
    • Perfrm other duties as needed.
    Summary of Key Duties:
    • Assess and learn new tools associated with online resources.
    • May train and supervise staff working with online resources.
    • Teach short-term and semester-length courses in both online and face-to-face instructional formats, as assigned.
    • Provide Reference Services, as scheduled.

    City of Tulare Public Library - Librarian

    Librarian - City of Tulare

    Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. 
    • Participates in planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of assigned staff and volunteers; assists in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of staff; ensures the most effective use of staff and materials resources.
    • Trains staff and volunteers in work and safety procedures and in library services and activities; implements and evaluates procedures and standards.
    • Monitors operations and activities of the library; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.
    • Manages and monitors the budget preparation processes for assigned projects or programs; provides input into budget development, and administers program budgets after adoption.
    • Determines and recommends supplies, materials, and staffing needs for programs and projects; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications, as required; maintains a variety of records and prepares reports of work performance and activities.
    • Plans, coordinates, and implements library services and programs; coordinates regular and special event programs and services; prepares and distributes publicity items.
    • Oversees and participates in circulation desk services; charges and discharges library materials and issues library cards; checks library application information to ensure accurate and complete data entry; collects fines for overdue materials and fees for lost or damaged items.
    • Interprets and applies library policies and procedures for customers and staff.
    • Accesses and retrieves information for library customers and staff as requested; researches and responds to difficult or technical reference questions; refers questions as appropriate.
    • Advises and assists library customers in the use of library services and tools.
    • Assists and participates in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, retention, discarding, or special handling of library materials.
    • Uses the automated cataloging system to catalog and classify a variety of library materials and ensure staff training in its use.
    • Performs a variety of tasks involving computerized systems, including updating library’s web page, accessing specialized data bases, and conducting internet searches.
    • Participates in the compiling of library activity reports and statistics.
    • Acts as a liaison with other librarians in the community; attends professional meetings, workshops, and other conferences; performs special readings and research to remain abreast of current library practices.
    • Performs a wide variety of office work including preparing and maintaining of lists, reports, and other documents, compiling statistics and data of library activity, maintaining accurate and detailed records, verifying accuracy of information, researching discrepancies, recording information, and compiling and entering payroll data.
    • Oversees the operational support of the automated library system such as system backup, record keeping, generating and distributing notices and reports, and general system maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • Prepares grant and special funding applications and reports; monitors and controls grant expenditures.
    • Assists in opening and closing facilities, including retrieving all materials from the book drop and check-in, preparing and closing register cash drawer, turning on, logging in, and turning off all computers, and printing out and pulling holds list for shipment to other libraries.
    • Monitors and controls patron behavior; monitors patrons to provide security and assistance.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Oakland - Peralta Community Colleges - Librarian

    • Assist in the design, development, implementation, and coordination of library public services, resources and activities including circulation and reserves.
    • Provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff using print, computer-based, and web-based library materials and resources.
    • Provide instruction in library research, the use of information resources and information competency skills on a one-to-one basis as part of reference services, in library orientations, and in formal classes, as needed.
    • Perform professional responsibilities required of faculty members.
    • Carry a full load in the discipline.
    • Share responsibility in administering and servicing the library’s operations.
    • Review, develop, and enforce library policies and procedures.
    • Prepare subject bibliographies, pathfinders, and other help aids.
    • Assist in development and maintenance of the library’s print and electronic collections.
    • Use Millenium’s cataloging modules and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC to implement the technical processing of library acquisitions.
    • Participate and serve on academic, district, departmental, divisional, and campus committees.
    • Monitoring the Library Computer Lab.
    Schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.

    The Librarian is expected to use and keep abreast of advanced library methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

    • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
    • Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
    • Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

    The Librarian is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
    • Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
    • Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in the library field;
    • Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

    City of Burlingame, San Francisco/Peninsula - Teen/Children's Librarian

    The City of Burlingame is seeking a highly energetic full time Teen/Children’s Librarian with a strong public service commitment. Incumbents will provide professional reference services, library service and programming to children and teens, as well as assist patrons in finding materials for recreation and information. The Librarian I classification is an entry-level position; the Library II classification is the experienced, journey-level position requiring a higher level of experience and training.  The Librarian I/II can be filled at either level depending upon qualifications and experience.

    Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Provide reference and reader’s advisory to children, teens, parents, and educators at a busy Children’s Desk, which requires extensive knowledge of children’s and teen literature. 
    • Instruct children and teens in the use of electronic reference sources.
    • Plan and conduct programs for children and teens. This may include special programs,  story telling, book talks, and school visits, etc. to encourage reading and listening and use of library materials and facilities.  Special emphasis on middle and high school student population.
    • Oversee several areas of collection development and collection maintenance with an emphasis on teen literature.
    • Coordinate teen volunteer program.
    • Attend meetings and workshops as necessary.
    • Plan and prepare book lists and displays using creative marketing techniques to promote the library’s collections and services with an emphasis on teen literature.
    • Utilize library computer systems and databases.
    • Work with other library departments, City departments, and library systems.

    Essential Qualifications

    Knowledge of: Effective written and oral communication techniques; active listening skills; effective presentation expertise.

    Ability to: Establish rapport with patrons and staff and respond to their requests and comments in an open, objective, and straightforward manner; clearly interpret library policy; tactfully communicate with patrons and staff with differing opinions; mediate difficult situations and suggest appropriate avenues for resolution; maintain a positive flexible attitude; learn the operations, functions, policies and procedures of the Burlingame Public Library, foster teamwork and open communication; maintain thorough knowledge of different literary genres and age-level materials and be knowledgeable about reader’s advisory tools. Incumbents must be able to work shifts that consist of regularly scheduled nights and weekends. 

    Skills: Assume responsibility, as assigned, for giving direction, scheduling, and training volunteers and/or other staff; demonstrate creative problem-solving and sound decision-making abilities; recognize and effectively sets priorities in planning and organizing work; effectively supervise and motivate subordinate staff; demonstrate a working knowledge of standard and specialized teen and children’s reference and bibliographic resources, both in print and electronic format; demonstrate working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.

    UC Irvine - Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Research Resources

    The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.  Applications received by February 20, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled

    The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks strategic leadership for the position of Assistant/Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research Resources.  Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL plays a critical role in fostering local and collaborative strategies to shape a robust and sustainable environment for scholarly content.   We are seeking an innovative, creative, flexible, and knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in shaping the development of next-generation technical services, the integration of print and digital resources into high quality 21st century collections, and the development of services to support the efforts of faculty and students to contribute digital content to the broader scholarly community.  The AUL will serve as the chief architect of the integration of separate Collections and Technical Services divisions into a single Research Resources division with enhanced capabilities to support the full life cycle of knowledge resources and scholarly communication in furtherance of the mission and academic programs of the University.
    The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University has an excellent benefits program including leave policies, retirement system, and insurance plans which equal approximately 40% of salary.
    The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, about 1,100 faculty.  UCIs academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
    The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.  Applications received by February 20, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
    The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

    South Pasadena Public Library - PT Children’s Librarian

    Examples of Duties: The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties, which are not listed below. 

    Provides excellent customer service when dealing with the public. Provides professional Librarian service to the public by answering research and reference questions; Assists with homework questions for children (primarily eighth grade and under); plans, prepares, and implements story times; evaluates assigned sections of the children’s materials collection for the selection of new purchases and replacements and de-selection of outdated materials; provides reader’s advisory services for children, parents, and teachers. Other duties include: supervising volunteers; participates in outreach to the schools and to the community at-large; compiles lists, bibliographies, and pathfinders for locating children’s materials; Provides instruction in the use of the computer catalog; children’s CD-ROM computer, and Internet; prepares bulletin board and book displays, craft projects, and publicity releases; and coordinates exhibits for the children’s display case. Performs other related duties as required.