Monday, April 29, 2013

Marysville - Yuba Community College District - Library/Media Specialist


Human Resources Development and Personnel Services  
Building 100A, Room 21 2088 North Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901 TTY (hearing impaired): (530) 634 - 7760 Visit our Web Site at:  
*SCHEDULED TO BE ASSIGNED TO:  YUBA COLLEGE SALARY: $ 2911.67 - $ 3195.58 /MO. (CSEA Salary Schedule, initial placement will not be higher than the above listed salary, the top step for this position is $ 4039.28 /MO.)
COMMENCING: As Soon As Possible
BASIC FUNCTION:  Under the direction of an assigned Dean or Director and in collaboration with the Librarian, perform a variety of  technical and public services duties related to the processing, circulation, research and other activities in support of a designated College  or Campus library; provide assistance to students and staff for library circulation materials or in a media services center;  receive and  process requests for media equipment and materials according to established procedures; receive and process requests for interlibrary  loans; provide support to the District Distributive Education and media services.  
·         Assist students and staff at media circulation desk; check in and out files, videos, records , cassettes, equipment and other materials;  assist students in the proper operation of media equipment and computers as necessary. (E)
·         Issue library cards and provide a variety of technical information and assistance to students and staff in person, on the telephone,  via email, chat, text and other modes of communication related to the location and selection of library and media materials,  library policies and procedures. (E)
·         Select, train, schedule and provide work direction to student assistants as assigned; verify and monitor hours worked and submit to appropriate personnel. (E)
·         Prepare and distribute overdue notices; collect money for fines and damaged library/media materials. (E)
·         Receive and process print, non - print and electronic library materials for District - wide library services; classify print and non - print materials according to established procedures. (E)
·         Maintain a variety of statistical and financial records and reports regarding assigned area. (E)
·         Assure the timely acquisition and circulation of materials according to requests. (E)
·         Maintain library/media materials in proper locations. (E)
·         Process requests for equipment and materials according to approved procedures. (E)
·         Process and assure the accuracy of the District periodicals collection; circulate periodicals to faculty. (E)
·         Create, process and distribute inter - library loan materials according to established procedures; conduct searches by reference or bibliographic methods; verify and distribute materials. (E)
·         Catalog, recatalog and classify audio - visual equipment, electronic resources, books and other materials as assigned; prepare online materials acquisition lists. (E)
·         Proctor exams as directed. (E)
·         Assist in maintaining the inventory of library/media materials and equipment. (E)
·         Operate a variety of library/media equipment including computers & related database applications. (E)
·         Discharge obsolete or out - dated library materials according to established procedures. (E)
·         Maintain a variety of records and electronic files related to circulation activities and media services, including inter - library loans, user tracking, monies collected from fines and others. (E)
·         Create, record, edit and duplicate digital resources and instructional materials as assigned or as requested; schedule instructional programming as requested.
·         Provide assistance to students and staff in the use and care of equipment as assigned.
·         Order books and other library materials as requested according to approved procedures; receive, process and disburse shipments of materials in accordance with approved procedures.
·         Create and maintain connections to virtual audiences though social media accounts as directed.
·         Assist the Librarian and other library staff to implement mission and goals articulated in the Library program reviews.
·         Use an n Integrated Library System to perform job tasks as assigned.
·         Represent the library on assigned committees; attend workshops as assigned.
·         Perform related duties as assigned.
·         Current library practices and procedures.
·         Reference sources and basic copyright rules.
·         A wide variety of library/media equipment, virtual library resources, social media and various internet applications.
·         Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
·         Record - keeping techniques using electronic tools.
·         Correct English u sage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
·         District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
·         Oral and written communication skills.
·         Standard procedures for processing library/media materials. ABILITY TO:
·         Perform a variety of technical work related to the processing, circulation, research and other activities in support of an assigned library.
·         Perform responsible library/media clerical work under general supervision.
·         Learn and use library classification and cataloging techniques.
·         Operate equipment available in the Library and Media Center, including calculator, audio - visual equipment and computer terminal.
·         Make arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy.
·         Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
·         Type at 45 words net per minute from clear copy.
·         Work independently with little direction.
·         Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
·         Meet schedules and time lines.
·         Plan and supervise work.
·         Train and provide work direction to others.
·         Maintain records and prepare reports.
·         Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination equivalent to an associate's degree in library science and two years library/media experience, including experience in public service, ordering, receipt, processing and circulation of library/media materials.
·         Library and office environment.
·         Constant interruptions.

·         Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
·         Lifting light objects.
·         Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer terminals and standard office equipment.
·         Standing for extended periods of time.
·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information on the telephone or in person.
·         Carrying, pushing or pulling.
·         Reaching overhead, above the shoulder s and horizontally.
REQUIRED DUTIES:  Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. * This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District. I f you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office at 530) 741 - 6975 OR TTY (530) 634 - 7760.  
WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding.  In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.
WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.  INTERVIEW: Candidate s selected for  an  interview will be required to visit Yuba  Community College District  at his/her own expense upon a date  selected by  the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.  Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.
PRE - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code.  All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.  
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.
PART - TIME (less than .60 FTE): Part - time positions less than .60 FTE are not entitled to any District paid fringe benefits. The District does however; provide the employee prorated leaves including vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Employees less than .50 FTE contribute to an Alternative Retirement System (Apple). Employees whose, FTE is between .50 and .60 contribute to the California Public Employees Retirement System (Cal PERS).
BENEFITS/SALARY:  The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent s for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $ 17, 000 annually with a $ 78. 0 0 monthly out of pocket expense to employees + dependents for their monthly medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, one (1) life insurance policy and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which is integrated with Social Security, 457/403b options, Vacation days - 7.33 hrs. per month for the first year, 96 hrs. per years, 1 - 5, 12 sick days and 20 holidays.  INITIAL PLACEMENT WILL NOT BE HIGHER THAN THE LISTED SALARY, STEP 3 OF THE CSEA SALARY SCHEDULE, ACCORDING TO THE CLASSIFIED POLICY AND PROCEDURES HANDBOOK
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE: A District Classified application and the EEO Statement are required. The application is available at the Human Resources Office, 2088 North Beale Road, Building 100A, Room 21, Marysville, CA 95901. Or you may call our TTY line at (530) 634 - 7760  OR visit  our Web Site at It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the final filing date in  the Human Resources Office by  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013 BY 12:00 NOON. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the District. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned or copied and will be considered for this recruitment only.  Faxed, emailed, incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sacramento - Sacramento Public Library - Library Associate - Virtual Branch Web Associate

This is a paraprofessional position - no M.L.S. required.
Don't wait to submit your application - many public libraries will cap the number of applications that they'll accept. 
This would be a good fit for anyone with good technology skills who thrives in an online environment.
Library Associate – Virtual Branch Web Associate

Sacramento Public Library is seeking a motivated and skilled candidate to support the Virtual Branch, with a particular emphasis on web services. The Virtual Branch is the online face of the Sacramento Public Library, comprised of our public website, social media presence, eBook lending platforms and database collections.

This position is responsible for:
Maintaining the website using a content management system, including creation or modification of page templates, configuring web parts, and updating content.

Conducting usability tests, testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies.

Gathering and compiles statistics and analytics for website, databases, social media, and services of the Virtual Branch.

Maintaining social media administrative accounts and monitoring social media channels for patron feedback.

Assisting in product testing and evaluations for digital content and research databases provided through the Virtual Branch.

Providing technical support to staff by troubleshooting access to website and databases.

Developing and conducting training for staff on eBook platforms, databases and emerging technologies.

Working a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends.

And other duties as assigned.

Preferred skills:
Experience with Kentico Content Management System

Experience with web development languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery

Service Philosophy: Customers are the library’s first priority. Staff: understand service through the lens of the customer; deliver service with respect; make decisions that support successful customer interactions. Customers: enjoy a seamless and successful library experience as defined by their own expectations; choose their own method of interaction – staff assisted, self-directed or virtual.

Library Associate

Grade: 5

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Designation: Represented

Department: Central, Branches

Date: 11/2007

Job Summary: Performs a variety of complex and responsible paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge or focus, such as multicultural services, children’s programming, library materials selection and acquisition, cataloging and processing and public services support; and performs other related duties as assigned.

This description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to determine specific duties and responsibilities, which may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

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. Under general supervision, organizes, implements and monitors the operations of the specific functional area or assignment, including budget allocations, identifying problems and needs, and recommending and implementing changes in procedures within assigned area;

2. Prepares promotional materials, plans and presents programs and conducts education and training for customers and customer groups;

3. Interprets procedures, policies, and administrative rules and regulations to library staff and library customers; resolves customer problems when necessary;

4. Assists internal and external customers in person, over the telephone, or through electronic communication.

5. Attends professional meetings, pertinent workshops and serves on system-wide and professional committees;

6. Works with a variety of equipment and automated systems, including the integrated library system, PCs, printers, and electronic databases; performs simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment;

7. Prepares, maintains, and provides statistics and reports based on a variety of files, lists, and databases;

8. Monitors equipment and work area problems; coordinates purchases or repairs necessary to resolve problems;

9. Reads publications in assigned functional area; keeps current by attending meetings, workshops, and conferences, as assigned;

10. Fills in for any subordinate positions, as needed;

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

12. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;

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

14. May:
Oversee services in branch or central library unit;

Provide training to staff assigned to work area;

Provide information regarding library services, policies, and procedures and the location and use of library materials and equipment;

Answer reference questions and perform adult or youth services work;

Assign, prioritize, schedule, and review the work of Library Services Assistants, Library Technicians, shelvers and volunteers;

Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and recommending for hire; trains and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; responds to personnel issues or problems and works with managers to resolve personnel issues;

Provide readers’ advisory, basic information service, and assistance to library customers in the use of the library;

Process holds, delivery materials, and various circulation reports;

Count cash and prepare deposits;

Check library materials in and out, issue library cards, take fines and payments; a

15. 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;

2. Principles, practices, and procedures of assigned area of responsibility;

3. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic alphabetical and numeric filing methods; and basic mathematical principles;

4. Basic reference materials, methods of bibliographic research, and techniques for interacting effectively with library customers;

5. Current office methods, equipment, practices and procedures including PC usage and familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software.

Ability to:
1. Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of assigned work unit or functional area;

2. Collect, compile, and analyze information and data;

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. Communicate orally and in writing to customers and internally;

8. Master all procedures related to assigned work area;

9. Learn and use specialized library serials, acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation software;

10. Prioritize and multitask; Communicate effectively and courteously with other staff and members of the public; and

11. Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes where appropriate.

Skill in:
1. Keyboarding, word processing, or entering data at a speed and accuracy level necessary for successful job performance.

Education and Experience:
1. BA/BS Degree in area of specialty

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. Most positions will require the ability to lift bins and boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds; push or pull book carts weighing up to 200 pounds; stand for long periods of time; stoop, bend, and reach. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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 irregular hours, including evening and weekend shifts and working at various locations during the course of the workday or workweek. 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.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, a hard work ethic, a creative approach to problem solving, and works well in a flexible team environment.

A bachelors degree is required for this position.

This is a full-time, union represented opportunity with benefits. Some of the Library's 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

Life Insurance

Retirement Savings Plan

California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)