Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sacramento Public Library - Youth Services Librarian

Close Date: Apr 12, 2013

Salary: $24.34 - $32.61 Hourly


Apply by April 12, 2013

$24.34-$32.61per hour (DOQ)

Non-exempt; Union represented

Are you passionate about providing excellent library service to children and adults alike?  Do you want a position where every workday looks different from the one before? If you’re flexible, engaged, creative, and committed, we’d love to hear from you.

Sacramento Public Library is looking for librarians who are passionate about literacy and community partnerships, understand that early literacy is critical to building healthy communities and who genuinely love serving diverse populations.

Come join our collaborative and creative team of professionals.  We are the fourth largest library system in California, serving one of California’s most diverse counties.  Our 28 locations include urban, suburban and rural branches.  We offer supportive colleagues, competitive salaries, and a chance for you to shine.

We will be creating a new Eligibility List that will be used to staff Youth Services Librarian openings that occur in the next 6-12 months.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university;

•Fluency in a foreign language is a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer



Job Summary: Performs a variety of professional library work, including reference and readers’ advisory services, youth services, cataloging, selection and collection management, programming, staff and customer training, special projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

1.Works in public service area answering information and readers’ advisory questions;

2.Identifies and locates library materials and assists customers in locating materials;

3.Assists and instructs customers in use of library resources, facilities, and policies;

4.Assists customers in performing computer searches and using electronic databases;

5.May perform copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials;

6.Coordinates selection and acquisitions processes for library materials, including maintaining standing orders and serials databases and files and monitoring holds buy ratios;

7.Designs and presents programs and presentations and accompanying materials;

8.Assists in training staff newly assigned to work area;

9.Keeps records and statistics; prepares reports;

10.Keeps abreast of practices and trends in public librarianship by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more efficient practices; 

11.Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; participates in various committees and team activities;

12.Fills in for any subordinate position, as needed;

13.Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;

14.Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

15.Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;


•Select new and replacement materials and perform collection management functions in assigned area;

•Perform outreach activities, including school visits, story time presentations, and contacting community organizations and agencies;

•Carry out or supervise special projects;

•Prepare schedules;

•Supervise shelvers and volunteers;

•Perform circulation functions;

•Be in charge of a department or branch during short term absence of supervisor; 

•Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; and

17.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:

1.Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures and practices and procedures of assigned department or branch;

2.Current reference and search tools, including electronic resources, the Internet and bibliographic utilities, and the ability to use them;

3.Integrated library system procedures and explain to staff and library customers;

4.Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations and towards a diverse customer population;

5.Basic understanding of the principles of cataloging and understanding of the Dewey system;

6.Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Ability to:

1.Successfully communicate with other staff members, library customers, representatives of community organizations, schools, and agencies, and library vendors and suppliers;

2.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team; 

3.Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;

4.Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;

5.Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;

6.Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;

7.Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure;

8.Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;

9.Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;

10.Act on behalf of the branch or department supervisor as necessary.

Skill in:

1.Operating relevant computer systems, including hardware and software; current audio-visual equipment; and office machines.

Education and Experience:

1.Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;

2.No experience necessary;

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions.  Normally seated, standing or walking at will.  Frequently required to sit, stand and walk, talk or hear and to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Physical activity requires occasional stooping and bending and daily lifting of library materials, supplies, etc. up to 50 pounds; some positions may require pushing book carts weighing up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires repetitive motion in the operation of a computer.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.   Position may require some travel throughout the library service area.  May require working evening and weekend shifts.  Interaction with library staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to provide and receive information, present programs, or resolve situations or problems.  There may be some exposure to angry or hostile individuals.

A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate is passionate about literacy and community partnerships, understands that early literacy is critical to building healthy communities and genuinely loves serving diverse populations.

 This is a full-time career opportunity with benefits.  Some of our benefits include:
•    Choose from Health Net or Kaiser HMO plans
•    2 different Delta Dental plans
•    VSP Vision Plan Option
•    Short-Term Disability
•    ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation
•    AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
•    Pre- Paid Legal
•    Recognition Program
•    California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sacramento - CSU Sacramento - Temporary Part-time Reference Librarians

Applicants are asked not to telephone departments, but should mail or email a personal letter stating their interests and qualifications along with a supporting current resume to:
Bill Kristie, Chair, Library ARTP Committee
2000 State University Drive, East
Sacramento State University Library
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039

Temporary Part-time Reference Librarians (starting April 2013)
Applications received before April 1, 2013 will receive the first consideration
  • Required Qualifications:

    Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library program and experience in reference, library instruction and online information service delivery. Library experience in one of the following subject areas: science, engineering, education or psychology. Assignment may include weekday, evening, and weekend hours. Work schedules may be irregular.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelors or Masters in science, engineering, education or psychology. Experience in creating online tutorials or online instruction modes; delivering library services in Blackboard or other course management system. Experience with LibGuides and LibAnswers, or other software to build a knowledge base for automated online information service. Knowledge of assessment and student learning outcome.

Merced - Merced College - Reference Librarian

Position: Professor of Reference Librarian - Los Banos Campus
$50,339 - 68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
Closing Date:
April 18, 2013
Beginning Date:
August 8, 2013
Minimum Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science OR the equivalent. 
  • Knowledge of community college library standards and procedures including planning and implementing library instruction sessions.
  • Working knowledge of standard types of electronic subscription databases. 
  • Technology and/or reference experience relevant to academic libraries.
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Ability to work constructively both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and users in a service-oriented environment.
  • Organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to use available technologies as a teaching and/or student service tool.
  • Ability to use electronic resources and/or emerging library technologies including library uses for social networking applications.
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments.
  • Willingness to travel between campuses.
General Description:   This is a full-time tenure track assignment at the Los Banos Campus under the general supervision of the Dean of the Los Banos Campus and in collaboration with the Director of the Learning Resource Center.  The Librarian will be responsible for a full range of professional duties including: providing reference services, collection development in collaboration with instructional departments, using and instructing in the use of information technologies, developing instructional materials, working collaboratively with diverse range of individuals, performing additional public services as assigned, including possible night and weekend service.

Essential Functions:  
  • Work with the library and college community to implement and promote use of library services
  • Provide library orientations, tours, and other library instruction sessions
  • Provide reference service several hours per week at Library Reference Desk
  • Work collaboratively with library faculty to develop, measure, assess, and revise reference and library instruction student learning outcomes
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a reference and information services web page
  • Assist in developing and maintaining information and reference resources including electronic resources such as digital videos, webcasts, and podcasts
  • Work with the library and college community to implement and promote use of library resources, including electronic resources, and to solicit input from instructional faculty on issues regarding electronic resources and collection development
  • Coordinate with the LRC Director and other faculty librarians in planning and implementing and revising library services district-wide
  • Evaluate and assess use of resources working with library
  • Participate in off-campus conferences and professional activities related to the responsibilities of the position
  • Participate in library and college activities, including serving on library and college committees and attending Los Banos Campus area meetings
  • Participate in continuing education, professional associations, and/or research
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work nights and weekends as needed

Sacramento - California State Library - Library Programs Consultant

Under the direction of the Bureau Chief of Library Development Services (LDS), the incumbent is part of a team of consultants that provides advice and consultative services to libraries throughout the State. The main function is the development and coordination of statewide library programs. This work involves recommendations for funding, monitoring grants, review of program results, and developing new programs. There is also a constant need to review, analyze, and interpret applicable State and Federal regulations and conduct studies and do research regarding the planning, evaluation, and administration of new programs. Please see full Job Bulletin at the link. Please include position number 175-616-2958-105 when submitting an application. All applications must be submitted by mail or in person with original signature. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please complete this inquiry and return with a completed State Application (STD. 678) found at

Woodland Hills - Los Angeles CCD - Pierce College - Librarian

Job Description

The Pierce College Library Department provides information resources and reference assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members. The department includes four full-time faculty librarians and several adjunct librarians to assist in accessing this information and facilitating information competency, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and life-long learning skills. The college is completing construction of a new 59,000 sq. ft. Library Learning Center Crossroads building, which is slated to open Spring 2013.

The department seeks a dynamic, user-focused, forward-thinking individual to provide expertise in the effective integration of new technologies in library instruction.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science OR Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at Pierce College includes lower division courses. Faculty members at Pierce College are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs. In addition to the regular reference and instruction duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs);
• Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the discipline;
• Assist in the development of resources, materials, and strategies, including the use of multimedia technology (Pierce Online Moodle) to instruct students in a multicultural environment;
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college faculty, staff and students;
• Devote a minimum of five hours weekly to campus responsibilities (senate, accreditation, etc.);
• Investigate and implement emerging technologies;
• Provide online and in person library instruction services;
• Provide course-related library instruction;
• Assist in the production and maintenance of the library’s web page, various library guides, handouts, and instructional documents;
• Collaborate with other faculty to increase students’ knowledge of library resources;
• Participate in collection development;
• Participate in development of library policies and procedures;
• Other library related duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications
• Possess additional degree or coursework work in instructional technology, educational media, computer science, training and development;
• Experience in providing reference services in an academic environment;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a college setting;
• Knowledge of automated library systems and electronic information resources;
• Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both new and experienced users;
• Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies;
• Ability to develop and teach information competency classes and workshops;
• Demonstrated proficiency in HTML, CSS and Javascript;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• A willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

• Letter of Interest (describing your interest in the position);
• Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the qualifications for the position;
• Contact information for three references;
• Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview).

Salary and Benefits
The current starting range is from $47,600 to $74,110 for the 10-month academic year, depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,000 per academic year. The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.

Tulare County - Librarian II

How To Apply: Those interested can apply online here:

View the full job description here:

The Tulare County Library invites you to apply for the position of Librarian II.

Tulare County is home to many scenic wonders, such as Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, that offer year-round recreational activities. Visalia, the County seat, is the gateway to Sequoia National Park and a variety of recreational activities. The city, with a population of 120,000 is within a four hour drive of either San Francisco or Los Angeles, and a 2-1/2 hour drive of California's central coastline. Its family-oriented lifestyle and affordable housing have proven attractive to people from all areas of the state and country. The Tulare County Library serves its 425,000 citizens with branch libraries in fifteen communities. The library currently operates a $4.7 million budget with a staff of 40 FTE. The Tulare County Library is a member of the San Joaquin Valley Library System, a cooperative network of ten public library jurisdictions in seven counties of California's central valley. The Tulare County Library prides itself on providing innovative, cutting edge, library services to both the affluent urban area as well as the rural poor.

Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to: Assist in the planning and direction of a specialized phase of the library program; perform reference work and provide advisory service; assist with the creation and management of web pages, blogs, wikis, and other types of electronic communication tools; prepare brochures, bookmarks, and other promotional and publicity items; prepare reporters and correspondence; promote use of the library through community meetings and the media; give demonstrations and conduct story hours for children; attend and participate in workshops, seminars, conferences and training programs; review library collection to determine whether repair, replacements or additions are needed; catalog and classify library materials, assign materials to branch libraries to meet community needs and interests ; assist in planning and preparing exhibits, displays and bulletin boards; evaluate subject fields and select books; assist with hiring training and evaluating employees; operate computers and other types of automated equipment.

Education Required: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be equivalent to a Master*s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university, plus one year of experience as a Librarian (equivalent to that of a Librarian I with Tulare County.)
Salary: $39,350 - $47,963

Final Filing Date: 4/2/2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beverly Hills - Librarian III

$31.91 - $39.64 Hourly    $2,552.77 - $3,171.23 Biweekly    $5,531.00 - $6,871.00 Monthly    $66,372.00 - $82,452.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/04/13
CLOSING DATE: 04/16/13
Under the direction of a Divisional Supervisor/Senior Librarian, responsible for direct and indirect supervision of professional and other library personnel when assigned to area of responsibility.

• Administers major library programs, collections or services.
• Assists in the development and implementation of library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
• Participates in selecting books and materials for inclusion in program collections and provides assistance in area of specialty in developing programs to stimulate patron’s interest.
• Coordinates and supervises acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, distribution, and care and preservation of library materials.
• Provides reference and readers advisory service.
• Responds to citizen’s complaints and inquiries.
• Assists in preparing and administering the program budgets.
• Participates in recommending facility modifications, purchases and maintenance of equipment needed in the library programs.

Possession of a Masters of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by specialized courses related to the library program area to which assigned; Five years of professional library experience in a public library including experience in the field of specialization required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Skill in adapting to changing community demographics and patron needs.
• Skill in communicating clearly and effectively in interpreting patron needs.
• Problem solving skills to respond to citizen complaints.
• Skill in administering and developing programs in assigned area.
• Skill in preparing program budgets.
• Thorough knowledge of standard library practices and procedures.
• Skill in locating books and materials to be included in assigned area's programs.
• Understanding of facilities maintenance.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Irvine Valley College - Technical Services Librarian

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master’s degree or higher in library science, or library and information science from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Valid California Community College Instructor Credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990), OR
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 above. (Applicants making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).
Experience Required:
• Minimum of two (2) years recent full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate experience in an academic library (preferably community college) planning and managing library automation systems and technical services;
• One year cataloging experience using MARC, AACR2, OCLC; OR
• For recent library school graduates, minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience in library technical services (cataloging and acquisitions) and interest in specializing in cataloging and acquisitions.
• Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
• Demonstrated knowledge of online database management, the principals of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, authority control, and bibliographic maintenance.
• Demonstrated ability to apply nationally recognized rules and standards including LC Classification, LCSH, MARC21 and RDA (Resource Description and Access).
• Cataloging experience with OCLC bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably SirsiDynix.
• Demonstrated experience with digital collection management.
• Demonstrated library instruction experience or training to students and faculty or staff.
• Experience in making professional presentations will be considered.
• Demonstrated experience in providing reference services to a diverse population.
• Demonstrated experience in acquisition.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues and library users.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Community college experience.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Manages all aspects of technical services workflow, including database management, planning for future initiatives, proposing technical solutions, and settling and maintaining standards of database quality and cataloging productivity.
• Provides leadership for the library regarding cataloging trends, collection management, and acquisitions process.
• Teaches information competency workshops.
• Provides traditional and online reference services.
• The librarian in this position participates in cataloging all library resources, in all formats; coordinates database authority control; keeps abreast of library technology, cataloging rules and resources, and makes recommendations as appropriate; coordinates projects related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance.
• Manages the expenditure of library funds and budgets; oversees the acquisitions process of print and digital resources.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Assignment may include evening and/or weekend hours.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fresno City College - Librarian

Start Date 08/08/2013
Essential Functions of Position Fresno City College is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated librarian with a strong commitment to service to provide one-on-one instruction to students and to participate in library instruction and campus outreach services. Under the direction of the Dean of Library and Student Learning Support Services, the successful candidate will:
  • Provide one-to-one reference and reader’s advisory services to students.
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction for students in a classroom environment.
  • Plan and present library tours.
  • Collaborate with faculty to increase awareness of library resources to students.
  • Promote library resources and services to faculty, students and campus groups.
  • Collaborate with other librarians in the development of budget proposals.
  • Participate in the program review process for the library and library technology programs.
  • Participate in identification and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Participate in academic committee work.
  • Otherwise fulfill the duties and responsibilities of instructional staff as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
In addition, the successful candidate may:
  • Collaborate with other librarians to establish library policies and procedures.
  • Participate in collection development.
  • Participate in planning and implementing the college’s information competency goals.
  • Collaborate with other librarians to design and develop library research skills and library technology courses and workshops.
  • Be required to work some evenings and Saturdays as part of contract load.
  • Teach credit courses in an online or face-to-face environment.
Minimum Qualifications Include a master’s degree in library science, or library and information science, OR a valid California Community College Credential OR the equivalent education and/or experience AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable Qualifications Include work or volunteer experience in a library setting, especially in a community college; experience with readers advisory and reference services; knowledge of the current state of information technology in libraries; knowledge of collection development functions; and, experience in library instruction.
Conditions of Employment 177 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits Starting salary is $51,992 – $78,276. A doctoral stipend of $1,945 is available. In addition, the district offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Note: Salary and benefits listed in this job announcement may not reflect most recent adjustments. Salary will be calculated upon offer of employment.
Selection Procedure Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates that meet the highest degree of desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. Interviewees may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration and/or writing prompt.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and the teaching demonstration/writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2776.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility. The district reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.