Monday, November 25, 2013

Yolo County - Woodland - Library Assistant I

The closing date is December 6th - but I wouldn't wait that long to submit my application. 

Yolo County, CA - Woodland, CA
The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, part-time (0.50 FTE) Library Assistant I position at the Archives division of the Yolo County Library. The eligible list that is generated as a result of this recruitment will also be utilized to fill substitute Library Assistant's in various branches of the Yolo County Library System. The salary range for this regular, part-time position at the Archives division is as follows:

$1,274.50 - $1,549.50 per month
$15,294.00 - $18,594.00 annually

This incumbent in this position will serve as support staff for the Records Center. The candidate selected will be primarily responsible for assisting with the pick-up and delivery of records to and from the Records Center; participating in the destruction of appropriate records in accordance with legal retention schedule and destruction guidelines; conducting research and locating documents and records; receiving, researching, and responding to requests for information and records requests; reviewing requests for record releases; pulling, copying and re-filing documents; verifying that all incoming records for storage and destruction are processed in accordance with established Records Center procedures; assisting with the inventory, analysis, and scheduling of County records and forms; receiving and screening visitors and telephone calls; providing information and handling issues that may require sensitivity and the use of sound independent judgment; conducting research, responding to requests for information; m aintaining County records, including assigning location codes and file numbers to all retained documents and records and applying appropriate indexing criteria to records; maintaining and updating records management databases and indexes to track and retrieve records; and maintaining logs of received records. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with the review and/or processing of documents, utilizing records management systems, and creating databases. The Records Center is a small office that requires a commitment to excellence, teamwork, and maintaining a positive work environment for all staff.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application, and a detailed resume by Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5pm.

Under close supervision, performs a variety of routine and repetitive library clerical work; and performs other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the entry level of the library paraprofessional series. Positions in this class are characterized by the performance of routine clerical duties requiring discretion and judgment in applying procedures and guidelines. Considerable public contact is involved in the explanation of library services and functions.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.


  • Prepares circulation desk for service
  • Works at the circulation desk and represents Yolo County and the Library policies in a positive manner;
  • Provides a high level of customer service to a diverse community in-person, over the telephone, and through email and internet as appropriate;
  • Responds to routine questions from customers; responds to customer complaints and refers difficult problems to appropriate staff person; Issues library cards;
  • Assists customers in requesting books, including inter-library loan and digital downloads;
  • Explains library’s circulation policies and procedures;
  • Shelves library materials and files a variety of items numerically and alphabetically;
  • Explains the layout of library, assists customers in locating and selecting library materials and scheduling and booking meeting room(s);
  • Prepares books, newspapers and periodicals for circulation;
  • Searches shelves and files for requested and overdue materials;
  • Receives, receipts, and deposits monies paid for fines and fees and lost or damaged materials;
  • Assists with packing, unpacking, and distributing delivery and new book boxes;
  • Checks in and routes inter-library/inter-branch loan materials;
  • Explains and assists customers with operation of public computers and library equipment;
  • Performs basic troubleshooting of public computers and library equipment;
  • May run systems lists and reports;
  • Organize and lead tours of the library;
  • May perform outreach to the community;
  • Works on improving customer service skills by attending relevant meetings and/or workshops;
  • Design special displays and exhibits, may prepare bibiliographies;
  • May drive Bookmobile;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Technical Services:
  • Provides a high level of customer service to a diverse community in-person, over the telephone, and through email and internet as appropriate;
  • Performs routine database maintenance including adding new items;
  • Process routine inter-library/inter-branch loan requests;
  • Prepares and processes routine book orders;
  • Under supervision, runs automation reports and notices;
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment;
  • Processes and routes incoming and outgoing mail;
  • Performs outreach and represents the library in the community;
  • Provides input into collection development;
  • Expands knowledge of field by keeping abreast of library developments by attending workshops and education programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature;
  • Works on improving customer service skills by attending relevant meetings and/or workshops;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
This position may also require the performance of different essential or marginal functions depending upon work locations, assignment or shift.

Employment Standards:

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of G.E.D. certificate.


Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge & Ability:

Knowledge of: correct English usage and spelling; basic math, alpha-numerical filing; and customer service skills.

Ability to: perform repetitive and detailed tasks with accuracy; learn, use, and apply library policies and procedures, vocabulary and materials; organize and set work priorities; communicate effectively with a wide variety of people of all ages; work harmoniously and cooperatively with others; ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse audiences; demonstrate a positive attitude; understand and follow written and oral instructions; work a flexibile and changing schedule including evenings and weekends; input and/or retrieve information from a computer; use or quickly learn to use, online circulation systems, online catalog, databases and other computer applications; commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Selection Procedure
Week of 12/9/2013 Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 12/16/2013 Written Exam
Week of 01/6/2014 Screen for Best Qualified
Week of 01/20/2014 Department Selection Interviews
TBD Reference Checks
TBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
02/10/2014 Estimated Start Date
** All dates are tentative and subject to change **

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit a completed application, and a detailed resume by Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5pm. Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to
  • By fax to (530)666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department by the final filing deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted.
Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Jenny Brown by email at or by phone at (530) 666-8328.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sacramento - Art Institute of California - Librarian

LIBRARIAN - 16003.21

Academic Affairs
The Art Institutes
Minimum Education Required
Master's Degree
Job Code
Art Institute of California - Sacramento Sacramento, CA 95833, US
Open Date
Job Description
Job Summary

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats. Oversees all technical services, such as serials management, materials processing, repair, binding and preservation. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements
  • Catalog library materials in MARC format, using AACR2R, LCSH or other schema, as required by the school.
  • Use OCLC or alternative to obtain copy cataloging, do original cataloging, and edit according to local needs.
  • Oversee processing of library materials in all formats, including AV and digital images.
  • Assist Reference Librarian and Director of Library in acquisition of new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library's collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance. Plan and manage inventory and weeding projects as well as seek out and evaluate new materials for curriculum relevance and suggest purchase as needed.
  • Maintain accurate expenditure records and assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Assist in creation of course bibliographies, class and faculty presentations as well as assist patrons in intelligent use of the library's integrated catalog.
  • In the absence of the Reference Librarian, develop, promote and conduct library information literacy classes, using materials in print, non-print and electronic formats.
  • Develop; maintain a library technical service manual.
  • Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Library
Directly Supervises:
Library Personnel (No.# of Direct Reports varies by campus)
Interacts With:
Reference Librarian, faculty, students, and staff

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, LCSH, MARC records and current technologies
  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.
Work Environment & Notice
Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Davis - North Davis Elementary - Librarian

Appropriate CA Teacher Library Services credential A complete application packet and completion of TargetSuccess Teacher Sketch is required for consideration. A complete packet consists of 3 letters of recommendation as well as items listed below.  


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

San Jose Public Library - Librarian I/II Part-time, On-call Pool and Full-time

Job ID – 3926
Close date – 12-1-13
Additional Salary Information

The salary range for the Librarian I part-time classification is $28.24 to $34.33 per hour. 
The salary range for the Librarian II part-time classification is $30.21 to $36.75 per hour.
The part-time on-call pool is un-benefited. 

San José Public Library serves the tenth largest city in the country with timely, innovative and responsive service. A proud recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service and the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing library services to meet the changing customer needs of an amazingly diverse community. The San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.  With 18 branches (soon to be 22), plus the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, we offer tremendous opportunities for learning, discovery and pure enjoyment. 

Position and Duties
We are seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve!  We are currently looking to fill part time openings as well as creating a candidate pool for on-call positions. 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.
Librarians are responsible for performing a variety of professional librarian duties. This may include: providing direct assistance to library customers in the location of information and library materials; serving as a resource for children, young adults, adults and library staff; conducting library tours, giving book talks, and planning, promoting, or presenting other programs; working with community groups to promote understanding, use and support of library service activities; analyzing, interpreting and answering reference questions, and providing reader's advisory information; supervising, leading or training the work of a clerical and technical staff as assigned; assuming responsibility for a facility or a section as assigned; selecting and managing collections; cataloging; web development and design.  These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
We are currently looking to fill two part-time benefited positions and several on-call Pool positions.  We may use this candidate pool to fill future full-time positions. 

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
1.  Education:  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
2.   Experience:  Librarian I - None; Librarian II - Minimum one year of full-time professional library experience.
3.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor. 

 The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:
- Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/ technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
- Customer Service - approaches problem-solving by focusing on customers first; advocates for customer results point of view; demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.
- Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
- Technology Use/Management - uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.
- Initiative - exhibits self directed, resourceful and creative behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility or workload and accept challenges; pursue continuing educational opportunities which promote enhanced job performance.
- Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
- Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form. 

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process:
1. Do you possess a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university? If so, indicate where you received your degree.
2. Do you have at least one year of full-time professional library experience? If yes, please describe your experience.
3. Do you have knowledge of the "San José Way" model of innovative service delivery used by the San José Public Library System (see  If so, please describe how your philosophy of public library service aligns with San Jose Way and how you would incorporate the principles of San José Way into your daily work.
4. Do you have knowledge of the current trends in the library science profession, including Internet and Web-based technologies, reference, circulation services, and/or programming?  If yes, briefly highlight some current trends that are of interest to you.  Also, describe how you keep abreast with current/future technologies and trends.
5. Do you have experience in initiating and implementing change? If you answered yes, please describe a recent work-related experience where your initiative led to a change in service or practice.  Provide a specific example and include details of the type of change, your role and responsibilities and the outcome.
6. Do you have a second language skill? If so, please select the language and describe your proficiency level.
7. Are you interested in a part time benefited position (approximately 20 hours) and/or a part time un-benefited position (on-call pool)?
You may answer these questions directly in the on-line application system or on a separate document and then cut and paste your answers into the appropriate spaces when prompted.
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Library Personnel Office by e-mail at 

Application Instructions
Submission of a resume is optional.  The Education History and Work History sections of the application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.
E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from

The application deadline is11:59 PM on the final filing date.  Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.
If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

City of Glendale - Senior Library, Arts & Culture Supervisor/Brand Library and Art Center

OPENING DATE: 11/18/13
CLOSING DATE: 12/06/13

PERS/PARS CONTRIBUTION: The applicable retirement contribution (PERS/PARS) is
deducted from the listed salary/wage for employee's retirement benefits.

SALARY: $5,184.00 - $7,541.00 Monthly

Utilizing independent judgment and under supervision of a Library Administrator, this mid-management
classification supervises and manages the operations of the Brand Library and Art Center.
Brand Library and Art Center
The Brand Library and Art Center is comprised of an art and music library, art galleries and a recital hall. The Center encompasses El Miradero, an iconic landmark in the City of Glendale built in 1904 as the home of Leslie Brand and opened as a library in 1956. A 21,000 square foot addition opened in 1969. Brand Library & Art Center beckons visitors from all over Southern California to enjoy library resources, concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, lectures, community meetings and other special events. El Miradero is listed in the Glendale Register of Historic Places, and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Center expects to reopen in March of 2014 after a major renovation and historic rehabilitation.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in supervising and managing the Brand Library and Art Center programs and exhibits in the library, galleries and recital hall that generate regional, state-wide and national attention. Develops long range plans and implements applicable policies and procedures. Directs and advises staff and volunteers on City and Library policies, procedures, customer service issues, budget, programming, and collection management. Participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of new staff and volunteers. Reviews employees' job performance, and effectively recommends appropriate personnel action. Serves as a steward and oversees the maintenance of the Brand Library and Art Center, a cultural and architecturally significant facility. Prepares budget requests and related documentation. Monitors and controls a section budget, and expenditure of library funds, programs, equipment, and other items. Performs advanced professional work in the application of professional library, gallery and recital practices. Analyzes resources and guides the development of specialized collections in art and music. Demonstrates initiative in identifying and recommending improvements to programs, services and work processes. Recommends policy and procedure amendments as needed. Oversees the preparation and presentation of Library programs, activities, and services to the general public. Develops positive working relationships and coordinates activities with other Library sections, City departments, and outside Library systems. Represents the Department in City-wide meetings and makes presentations to other City departments, boards and commissions, and business and community partners. Facilitates coordination of programs and services amongst businesses, support groups, and community partners, and coordinates the planning efforts with staff. Works in partnership with and/or serves as a liaison to businesses, support groups and community partners to enhance library programs and services. Initiates marketing and public relations efforts to promote programs and services. Initiates and pursues fundraising opportunities. Serves as an advisor to the Center’s support group with the goal of increasing membership and enhancing programming. Oversees the execution of marketing, media relations and social media. Performs the more complex and specialized reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons. May assist on art and music reference desk. Provides customer service to other City departments, outside library systems, community organizations, and the general public, and resolves complex issues or disputes. Works with other supervisors on policies regarding patron registration and borrowing services and the shelving of materials. Works with other supervisors on technology support, plans for the incorporation of new technologies to the system, and works with other City departments to provide high-quality technology services to the staff and general public. Communicates service section activities to Library Administrators, Library Community Relations Supervisor, and the Director of Library, Arts & Culture. Maintains current professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences, and reading relevant publications. Maintains records, statistics and prepares reports.
Participates in the development of Library short term plans and goals. Conceptualizes, develops and implements new programs and services, including policies and procedures.
May act on behalf of a Library Administrator in his/her absence or as required. Drives on City business depending on the needs of the position. Ensures Department services are provided with the highest customer service and ethical standards. Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner. Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:
·         Principles, trends, terminology and practices of modern library work, as well as art program development, administration and facility management.
·         Standard reference materials, library tools, guides and indexes.
·         Fundraising techniques.
·         Budgetary practices procedures.
·         Principles of organization, administration, and supervision.
·         Marketing and public relations theories, principles and practices.
Skill in:
·         Excellent customer service practices.
·         Effective verbal and written communication both on a one-on-one and group basis.
·         Communicating effectively with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
·         Selecting and motivating staff and volunteers involved with the various Department programs and services.
·         Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy and procedure.
Ability to:
·         Apply professional knowledge to the practical issues faced on the job.
·         Collaborate with community organizations and partners.
·         Communicate with and relate to a diverse clientele.
·         Effectively supervise subordinates.
·         Establish and maintain smooth and effective working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
·         Foster a teamwork environment.
·         Organize, assign, schedule and clearly communicate workload among employees.
·         Review and evaluate employees' job performance.
·         Prepare and monitor budget information.
·         Read, write, communicate effectively, and comprehend directions in English.
·         Seek, learn, and implement new library trends and technologies.
·         Think analytically and prepare complete staff reports.
·         Deal effectively with difficult interactions.
·         Exercise judgment and discretion in problem situations.
·         Effectively communicate with the public regarding Department policies, plans and requirements.
·         Lead, coach, instruct and motivate employees.
·         Manage a budget.
·         Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct. Present a courteous, professional public image.
·         Learn new library technology.
·         Utilize a variety of Microsoft Office software programs, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. Make formal presentations and speak to large groups.
·         Work effectively without close supervision.
·         Develop and implement policies and procedures.
·         Conduct long and short-term planning.
Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
·         Work flexible hours as needed.
·         Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
·         Initiate, recommend and carry out personnel actions.

·         Four years professional work which includes the following: two years supervisory experience in the same field and two years of professional experience in art and/or music.
·         Experience working in a library and/or art center with an art and music focus is highly desirable.

·         Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university.
·         College coursework in art and/or music is highly desirable.