Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District - Librarian - FT

Posting Number: 0600195  
This position is full-time, first year contract, 2014-2015 Academic Year. Employment will begin on or about August 14, 2014.  
$56,202 - $80,348/annual  

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian for Las Positas College in Livermore. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Dean, Division of Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences. Full-time Las Positas College library faculty are expected to oversee one or more areas, such as information literacy instruction, technology and system administration, collection development, public services, technical services and/or the overall coordination of library services and operations. In addition, all full-time library faculty provide reference service, information literacy instruction, and collection development. While previous library experience is not required, we are looking for a potential leader who can take charge of certain library functions with a minimum of training and supervision, and who can also work collaboratively in a team environment.  

Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:
The Librarian shall:

1. assist with coordination of library operations and services;

2. provide leadership in developing and integrating an information literacy program across the curriculum;

3. facilitate the use and operation of electronic library resources, including web based resources and the automated library management system;

4. provide reference services using traditional and electronic resources;

5. teach library orientations and other credit courses offered by the library;

6. assist in the development and administration of library policies and procedures;

7. provide coverage in the late afternoon, evening, and weekends when scheduled as part of the regular library assignment;

8. participate in outreach to promote library services throughout campus;

9. assist in the supervision and evaluation of classified staff;

10. demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities;

11. participate in campus professional activities, which may include, but are not limited to, committee membership, development of curriculum and new instructional approaches, staff meetings, and community outreach;

12. ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  
Representative Duties and Job Characteristics Continued:

Minimum Education & Experience:
Master's degree in library science, or library and information science, OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by the closing date.

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2014 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called "Other Document". If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by the closing date.

Applicants applying under the "Equivalent provision" must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called "Equivalency Statement".  
Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Desirable Qualifications:
1. knowledge of all aspects of library operations, including technological applications, budget preparation and management, and cataloging/technical processing;

2. ability to collaborate with library staff, faculty, and administrators;

3. ability to integrate social media into library services;

4. ability to teach information literacy and provide information services with traditional resources and emerging technologies;

5. knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing active learning activities;

6. experience creating library research guides, including content for web pages, online and print instructional documentation and other library resource tools;

7. knowledge of content management systems;

8. knowledge of student learning outcomes including design, assessment and evaluation;

9. experience with an integrated online library system, including circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, and administrative modules;

10. ability to assist in maintenance of library webpages;

11. ability to develop outreach programs;

12. strong service orientation and the ability to work effectively in collaborative, team environment;

13. ability and desire to perform a wide variety of academic library tasks as needed.  
Physical Activities and Working Environment:

Special Testing:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.  
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Personal Qualifications Statement
Transcripts / Credentials
Response to Supplemental Question #1
Response to Supplemental Question #2  

California State University Fullerton - University Librarian

Job Title - University Librarian (Administrator)
Deadline - 27-Mar-2014

The University Librarian works alongside the Council of Deans, University’s senior leadership team, faculty, staff and students in the development and positioning of the library as central to CSUF’s mission to educate the future workforce of California and to deliver the knowledge network for supporting scholarly activities and advancing innovation. The University Librarian must ensure that the library is able to provide the quality, affordable, and innovative educational content and learning spaces crucial to student academic success and timely graduation from undergraduate and graduate programs; support faculty scholarship, teaching and learning as they advance their disciplines; leverage intercampus synergies; respond to the advances in technology which continue to drive change in information access and library usage and cost for the benefit of CSUF students and faculty; and align the Library’s strategic plan and efforts with the University’s strategic plan, goals and objectives.

The University Librarian provides executive leadership and advocacy for the provision of library services to the campuses in support of the University's teaching and research mission. The University Librarian reports to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and serves on the Council of Deans. The University Librarian has the primary responsibility for the management of the Library's personnel, budget, facilities, technology, and resources including planning and administering the budget; making independent recommendations relating to performance management for all Library personnel; leading ongoing efforts to improve services; recommending the appointment of the department chair(s) and supervising and evaluating their administrative activities; creating and sustaining an environment supportive of student success, faculty development, research, technology transfer, scholarship and academic excellence; and representing the Library in the University and communities. The University Librarian interprets policies developed at the University and system levels to ensure their effective implementation. The University Librarian supervises professional, technical, and support staff to ensure that the Library and University goals are met.

The University Librarian seeks external support for programs, services and resources as well as assists faculty in securing external support. The University Librarian develops and maintains professional relationships with all departments and colleges on the campuses and with groups and agencies within the community as appropriate. The University Librarian participates fully with other CSU University Librarians in system-wide library initiatives that leverage the strength of 23 libraries with special emphasis on the goals of the CSU Virtual Library and the CSU Library of the Future (LOFT) initiative. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Library and Information Science or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international ALA equivalent required. Minimum of three (3) years of progressive and successful senior administration experience in an academic or research library required. Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of constituencies including faculty, staff, academic deans, University administration, and other CSU librarians and be an effective spokesperson and a fully contributing member of the University's leadership team required. Demonstrated ability to work in diverse and multicultural campuses and community setting. Excellent communication and interpersonal and organizational skills required. Knowledge of information and scholarly technologies and their successful integration into a library and campuses. Ability to provide strong and supportive leadership. A record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate to an appointment at the rank of a Full Professor. Demonstrated successful fund-raising experience desirable.
Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university or advanced degree in library science or a related field preferred.
The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by March 27, 2014, can be assured full consideration.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

This position is funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Berkeley Public Library - Library Services Manager


ISSUE DATE: 02/18/14

FINAL FILING DATE: 03/10/14 at 05:00 PM
Postmarks and Faxes are not accepted.

The Berkeley Public Library is currently looking for energetic and experienced candidates for our Library Services Manager position.

The Manager of Library Services is considered a division head accountable for major system wide programs, services and operations in either the central library or over branch libraries. The current vacancy is responsible for planning, budgeting, operations and personnel management over Adult and Teen services as well as Collections. Incumbents participate in a variety of executive and managerial committees and are expected to handle difficult assignments, including program planning and implementation and special projects as assigned.

Typical duties may include:

    Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the division;
    Directs the preparation and administration of the division's budget;
    Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical and office support staff;
    Plans for and provides in service staff training and professional development of assigned staff;
    Interprets policies and procedures to assigned staff;
    Makes recommendations for staff selection and disciplinary actions;
    Participates on the Management Committee and makes recommendations on major issues affecting the library;
    Maintains liaison with the Assistant Director to ensure close coordination of library programs;
    Participates in the review and selection of library book and materials collections and is responsible for their maintenance, evaluation and organization;
    Performs related work as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science


Five (5) years of experience in the supervision of library programs and services, including at least two (2) years of employee supervisory experience.

Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of library program planning and implementation, systems development and library operational trends and practices; Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation, and budgetary supervision; Principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation, and discipline.

Ability to: Plan, organize, administer, review and evaluate the work of professional, technical and office support staff; coordinate assigned programs and services with other City departments and outside agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, community groups and agency representatives; prepare clear and concise reports and other written material; represent the City effectively in meetings with others, including making effective oral presentations; analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make creative recommendations; exercising sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; work closely with other library management team members and staff to provide comprehensive services to library patrons and solve a broad range of service delivery, programmatic and administrative problems.


Applicants must submit the following:


All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely. Resumes may also be submitted but are not a substitute for a completed application.

All application materials will be reviewed for minimum requirements and those applicants possessing these requirements will have their names placed on the employment eligible list based on an evaluation of their education, training, experience, and supplemental questionnaires.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver’s license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

Incumbents in this classification must file a Statement of Economic Interests in accordance with State regulations.

All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency / disaster.

Library Services Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

*     1.     Please indicate your highest level of education.
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree/MLS
*     2.     Which best describes your experience as a professional librarian?
Less than 5 years
5 - 7 years
More than 7 years
*     3.     Which best describes your level of supervisory experience?
Less than 2 years
2 - 5 years
More than 5 years
*     4.     Indicate the library settings in which you've been employed.
*     5.     For Questions 5 - 8, please provide sufficient detail so that we can evaluate your experience (you may copy and paste your response from a "WORD" document). Please describe your experience in managing library operations. Include information regarding the size of library unit, your title and role, your level and scope of responsibility and authority in decision-making. Please use direct examples of your duties.

*     6.     How would you describe your philosophy of management and leadership style? Please describe how you have helped shift organizational culture and change and helped staff deal positively with/embrace change. Please use direct examples, including training, coaching, and evaluation.

*     7.     Please describe your experience developing and managing major library budgets. What were your specific responsibilities? How do you approach this effort and what tools or process did you use?

*     8.     Describe your experience in building community partnerships between the library and schools, other city departments/agencies, community organizations etc. What made these collaborations successful or unsuccessful?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Berkeley - UC Berkeley - Digital Services Librarian

The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian III - Temporary Status
$53,116 - $59,119 per annum, based on qualifications

The position is a temporary, 3 year appointment commencing with date of hire. It is funded by the California Department of Public Health and subject to renewal if funding is available.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a versatile, creative, and technology-savvy librarian with a background in a public health-related field to lead and maintain the Public Health Library's contract digital and web services. The librarian will also participate in providing public services and conducting public health-related literature searches.

Under the general direction of the Head of the Public Health Library and the Head of Library Applications and Publishing, the Digital Services Librarian will be responsible for managing the Public Health Library's enterprise IT services (40%) and engaging in instructional design and outreach to the Public Health community (60%). The management of IT services includes oversight of content and design, as well as close collaboration with University Library IT to ensure that the web services are in compliance with security, service continuity and service quality standards. The position will also serve a digital instruction role, creating and maintaining web content including digital learning objects and engaging in outreach efforts with Public Health patrons and communities. The position is also responsible for monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and will proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs. With the Public Health Library's other academic staff, the librarian will share in the responsibility for providing reference service, conducting instruction sessions, and performing public health-related literature searches for contract state agency health professionals. In addition, the librarian will assist in the Document Delivery unit and help with providing library services to other clientele.
UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Basic Qualifications:
  • . MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school at time of application
Additional Qualifications:
  • Subject expertise or library experience in a public health-related field
  • Web coding and programming experience such as PHP, ASP, Perl, JavaScript, CSS
  • Experience working in interactive digital learning environments and with collaborative tools such as Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, ReadyTalk
  • Demonstrated experience providing instructional and reference services including the creation of online tutorials, surveys, or guides
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of instructional design concepts, especially in an online environment
  • Sound understanding of web accessibility issues and familiarity with accessibility standards and validation tools
  • Strong commitment to excellence in public service and improving the user experience
  • Evidence of professional initiative, flexibility, and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues
  • Experience using Inmagic DB/TextWorks or Web Publisher Pro
  • Experience with e-learning management systems such as Canvas, Sakai, Moodle
  • Experience with integrating new technologies into the delivery of information service
  • Understanding of traditional PC/Mac and Mobile operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, iOS and Android platforms
  • Understanding of the role of client and enterprise information technology in the design and delivery of digital information service
  • A demonstrated skillset that includes digital content creation and management tools
  • Experience managing information technology services in an academic setting
  • Familiarity with the standards and best-practices in IT security, service management and continuity planning
DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by March 17, 2014.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00357. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.
Send inquiries to:
Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone:(510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

San Jose - San Jose State University - University Library - Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives

This position is classified as an Administrator III in the Management Personnel Plan. The hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.    

About the Position
The Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is a senior administrator in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library working under the general direction of the University Library Dean and working cooperatively with university faculty, administrators and staff.

This Associate Dean will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing new digital initiatives that best serve our students and faculty. We are looking for someone with a vision for incorporating leading-edge technology and services into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. library. A priority for this position, is putting these advanced technologies directly into the hands of students to give them a competitive advantage in their work. The Associate Dean, as the digital initiatives leader for the library, will use his/her knowledge of current and emerging technologies and concepts to keep core systems and initiatives effective, evolving, and nimble; to take full advantage of innovative technical opportunities; to inform the library management, faculty, and staff of new technology options; and to continue expanding our digital initiatives.

As a member of the Library's senior management team, the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is responsible for creating, articulating, and implementing the Library's mission, vision, and goals; establishing a clear direction for the future of the Library; serving as a fair, progressive leader to the Library's staff; leading library-wide discussions and decision-making in accordance with an environment of shared governance; as well as gaining and leveraging resources for maximum impact to the Library. The Associate Dean supervises the Manager of Information Technology, the Manager of Technical Services, and the Library Project Specialist.

The Associate Dean works in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the joint academic/public, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. We are seeking a candidate who has the ability to build partnerships and represent within the University, the California State University system, and throughout the private and public technology community. The Associate Dean fosters a diverse King Library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.
This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position may also require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program.    
    Education and Experience
    - Master's degree in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited) or equivalent
- Demonstrated successful, progressively responsible management and administrative experience in an academic library
- Demonstrated ability to conceive, articulate, and implement a vision for the future of library resources and services
- Experience leading the implementation of emerging technologies to provide innovative library services and technology-embedded library spaces
- Demonstrated commitment to innovation in academic libraries
- Experience managing digital programs, information technology, technical services, web services, and/or academic technology units in a complex, multi-functional environment
- Experience with and proven ability to lead effective team-based organizations
- Record of scholarly, professional, or creative achievement
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Experience with partnerships, including internal and external organizations
- Proven ability to write and evaluate proposal requests and negotiate contracts with vendors    
    Preferred Qualifications
    - Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (ALA accredited) or equivalent.
- Experience managing information technology, technical services, digital library, effective library web sites, and/or academic technology units.
- Experience utilizing emerging technologies in providing access to collections and instructional services, and creating innovative technology-embedded library spaces.
- Leadership in academic technology, digital programs, multi-media spaces, and utilizing emerging technologies to provide innovative library services.
- Experience and proven ability to lead effective team-based organizations.
- Record of scholarly, professional, or creative achievement sufficient to achieve tenure at the rank of Associate Librarian.
- Experience with partnerships including external organizations and the public community.
- Excellent written communication skills per materials submitted.
- Proven successful administrative experience and leadership in an academic or research library environment.    
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    - Ability to envision and articulate the academic library of the future
- Flexibility and ability to create, lead, and inspire change
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze findings, and draw valid conclusions
- Superior interpersonal skills evidenced in success as a team leader in an academic setting
- Knowledge of key trends in libraries including the ability to successfully evaluate emerging technologies and determine their relevance to library systems
- Commitment to and enthusiasm for the university/public merged library
- Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a complex merged library environment
- Ability to effectively sponsor and manage projects on time and on budget
- Demonstrated commitment to user-centered services for all constituencies
- Strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce
- Superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills
- Ability to understand, develop, and interpret procedures and regulations
- Strong leadership and management skills                
Posting Date - February 14, 2014    

Oxford, England - Bodleian Library - Part-time Open Access Subject Librarian

This is obviously not California, but I couldn't resist passing on a job at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

How cool!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hayward - Chabot College - Adjunct Librarian

Chabot College is seeking an adjunct librarian to be in an on-going pool or to substitute as needed.  Hours can include evenings or weekends.  Chabot librarians teach effective research strategies in print and online resources and provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, classified professionals, and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications are a Master's in library science, or library and information science, or the equivalent.

Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications are:
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Familiarity with information competency/literacy concepts and programs Experience providing instruction in an academic library Experience teaching classes utilizing effective search strategies to access resource Awareness of various learning styles and teaching strategies Enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with students, faculty and classified professionals including those who have not had an opportunity to use new technologies Willingness to facilitate students' learning by working to develop varied and innovative learning environments Interest in promoting library services to a multicultural population Experience with HTML, multimedia and presentation software Experience with Libguides and various electronic databases Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills

To be considered, please forward the following:
- Cover letter addressing minimum and desirable qualifications for the position
- Resume of all professional preparation and experience
- College transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted for application purposes; however, official copies must be submitted before hiring.) Any degrees earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
- CLPCCD application available at http://apptrkr.com/404435

Submit packets to:
Heather Hernandez, Library Specialist, Chabot College HHernandez@chabotcollege.edu 
*Directions to the adjunct application:
-Log onto our HR website (listed above)
-Scroll down to the bottom of page
- Click on the Adjunct Faculty Application link, located second from the bottom on the gold, left- hand navigation bar. (You will see your choice of Word or PDF). 

Candidates invited to interview may be required to present a brief teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.