Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rancho Cucamonga - Chaffey College - Reference Librarian

This is a full-time, tenure-track, librarian position. Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support, the primary assignment will be to provide library services to the college, its students, faculty, and staff, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. Although the assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus, transfers to Fontana or Chino may be possible per contract and need.

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT This assignment includes, but is not limited to, the following: Provide library reference service to the college community, including suggested search strategies and guidance in the use of electronic, Web - based, and print resources; Provide library instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations; Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses; Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner; Participate in collection development and management responsibilities; Collaborate with others to prepare reports, assessments, and data in support of program reviews, student learning outcomes, and self - studies; Serve on division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities; Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities; Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions; Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in library science, library and information science; OR Possession of a valid lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as a Reference Librarian; OR The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application); Clear sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students .

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by: Experience in providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of skills and goals; Experience in the delivery of electronic reference services; Working knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of library services and instruction; Ability to work collaboratively , productively, and collegially with faculty, classified staff, and student employees; Experience with and commitment to working with culturally and ethnically diverse groups; Experience with or commitment to underprepared adult learners; Effective oral and written communication skills; Experience in the development, implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Sacramento Public Library - Information Technology Technician

This is a technology position more than a library position. Make sure you have the computer skills when you apply.

Close Date: Apr 10, 2014
Salary: $22.57 - $30.25 Hourly

The Sacramento Public Library currently has an opening for an Information Technology Technician. The technician will install, configure, maintain, and repair information technology equipment. The technician will also perform routine tasks on computers, mobile devices, and attached peripheral equipment, troubleshoot, and provide technical assistance leading to resolution of technical issues. Other tasks and duties include help desk support of third-party software products.

This is a full-time, represented position under general direction by the Information Technology Supervisor. Please review the job description  for educational and experience requirements.

The hours for this position are Monday – Friday with rotating Saturdays (Scheduled days and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of the Library system).

Ideal Candidate:

Please complete the following for consideration:

A application;
Cover letter;
Three (3) professional references needed;
Completed supplemental questions.

Only candidates with completed information will be considered.  Please note only one attachment is allowed.


 This is a full-time career opportunity with benefits.  Some of our benefits include:

    Choose from Health Net or Kaiser
    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)
    Tuition Reimbursement
    and more....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cypress - Cypress College - Dean, Library/Learning Resources and Instructional Support Programs and Services

Cypress College is hiring a Dean of Library/Learning Resources and Instructional Support Programs and Services.

San Mateo - College San Mateo - Librarian (Cataloging & Technical Services)

General Statement:
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide proactive leadership in the overall planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of cataloging, acquisitions and technical services. The Librarian also participates in other essential work areas including collection development, reference, and instruction including teaching a one-unit Library course each semester. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team and the ability to adapt to rapidly-changing Library, teaching, and learning environments. The assignment may include weekend and evening hours. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Catalog print and non-print resources using national standards like AACR2, MARC and emerging standards such as RDA and FRBR.
2 Provide leadership and technical expertise for the implementation and maintenance of print and online resources, including periodicals, research databases, eBooks and government documents.
3. Work with College, District, multi-type consortium partners, and vendors to recommend and implement new releases and platforms and to troubleshoot technology issues.
4. Collaborate with classroom faculty and student services colleagues to design learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and foster the integration of information competency skills into discipline-based curricula.
5. Provide reference services in person and remotely using various communication tools.
6. Participate in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and online information resource collections.
7. Teach and assess information competency in a variety of formats including a one-unit information competency course (one per semester, excluding summers); Library orientations; workshops and digital instructional tools.
8. Participate in the assessment cycle for the Library including writing and evaluating student learning outcomes for Library instruction, reference service and other Library services.
9. Share responsibility for writing the Library's program reviews and contributing content including statistics and other required information for local, national, and regional reports.
10. Participate in the development and production of the Library's outreach initiatives including grant and proposal writing to support Library initiatives.
11. Participate on department, College, District and regional consortium committees as appropriate.
12. Maintain currency in the field to stay abreast of developing trends and best practices that facilitate the Library's strategic planning goals within the area of technical services including cataloging and acquisitions.
13. Commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning including the ability to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of one's own pedagogy and to share such reflection in the spirit of collaboration.
14. Commitment to ongoing professional development including participation in an initial, year-long new faculty development program.
15. Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Valley Glen - Valley College - Los Angeles CCD - Librarian - Tenure Track

Internal/Open to Public       Open to public
Posting Open Date    03/05/2014
Posting Close Date    04/28/2014
Contact Name            Maria Real
Contact Phone           (818) 947-2378
Contact Email   
Working Title (Discipline)    Librarian
Status Probationary/ Tenure track
College Location        Valley
Job Description      
Los Angeles Valley College invites you to apply for the position of Librarian for a full-time, tenure track, 10-month position beginning Fall 2014. The Library seeks a dynamic, user-focused, visionary individual to provide expertise in the effective integration of new technologies into teaching and learning and to promote these technologies in service of information competency. Candidates must have working knowledge of automated library systems and electronic information resources. The primary responsibility will be for library instruction and reference service with emphasis on current technological aspects. The assignment includes evening/weekend hours.
Minimum Qualifications  
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science.
Duties and Responsibilities        
Work to develop and maintain the Library’s instructional program, focusing on information competency; plan, design, implement, schedule, evaluate and promote the Library’s instructional and information competency/literacy program; teach library science classes and conduct workshops;
Investigate and implement emerging technologies (including e-resources); maintain and troubleshoot library technology;
Provide online and in person library instruction services;
Provide regular reference assistance as scheduled; some evening and/or weekend hours may be required;
Develop and maintain the Library’s online web presence;
Provide technological support for library users and staff;
Assist in the production and maintenance of various library guides, handouts, and instructional resource materials; develop library publications and presentations to promote the Library and its resources;
Serve on College governance committees;
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications      
Additional degree or coursework in instructional technology, educational media, computer science, training and development, or other related field;
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a college setting;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both new and experienced users;
Demonstrated experience in developing bibliographic instruction and information competency/literacy curriculum and programs;
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, academic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Salary and Benefits           
The Los Angeles Community College District determines placement on the pay scale depending on verified education and employment history. Current starting annual salary range is $49,030-$76,340. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and eligible dependents, life insurance, and (State Teachers Retirement System) retirement program.
Application and Evaluation Process          
Finalists invited for an interview will be asked to do a teaching demonstration.
For consideration in the selection process, all interested persons must submit the following:
A current resume.
A letter of intent that addresses how the required qualifications are met.
Transcripts of all college work. (Unofficial copies are acceptable for application. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. Evaluation and translation at the time of application.) You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
A list of three professional references that includes the reference’s name, title, address, telephone numbers, and email address.
If you have questions regarding the application process please contact Maria Real at her email. If you have questions regarding the position please contact Dora Esten at her email.
All materials submitted become the property of the Los Angeles Community College District. Applications must include all required documents in order to be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received by the deadline. All documents included in the application file become property of the College and will not be returned. Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Immediate filing is recommended. Faxes, e-mails, and mail-ins will not be accepted.
NOTE: Hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to interviews.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Copies of Transcripts - UPLOAD AS ONE FILE (Official transcripts must be provided by candidates if invited to interview)
List of References
Letter of Intent
Optional Documents
Copies of Transcripts 2 (Official transcripts must be provided by candidates if invited to interview)
Copies of Transcripts 3 (Official transcripts must be provided by candidates if invited to interview)
Copies of Transcripts 4 (Official transcripts must be provided by candidates if invited to interview)
Copies of Transcripts 5 (Official transcripts must be provided by candidates if invited to interview)
Additional Documents 1 (Use to upload individual transcripts or letters of reference)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Torrance - Youth Services Librarian

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit an on-line application and supplemental questionnaire. The application filing period begins Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.  and closes Monday April 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  Applications and a complete bulletin can be found starting Monday at www.TorranceCA.Gov/523.htm#

The City of Torrance is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and flexible individual to join our Librarian team!  The primary duties of this position will involve providing library programs for youth from infancy through high school age level.  Duties also include reference and reader’s advisory service, as well as outreach to Torrance area schools.

Education & Experience:
Any combination of a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university, OR Bachelor’s degree PLUS either 24 units of graduate work in Library Science with a major emphasis in Children’s Services, OR a Bachelor’s degree plus three years of professional library experience in Children’s Services.

Ideal Candidate (in addition to experience and education):
¨        The ability to be creative and innovative
¨         Flexibility
¨         Excellent customer service, interpersonal and public speaking skills.
¨         Experience with grant writing, outreach, and public programming.
¨         Good public relations skills to be an effective liaison with local schools, which includes marketing youth services and participating in activities at school sites as needed.
¨         The ability to work regular evening and Saturday hours.

UC Merced - Access Services Librarian

Job #JPF00081

Recruitment Period

Open Mar 6, 2014 through Jun 1, 2014


The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.
The UC Merced Library meets the diverse research, teaching, and public service needs of UC Merced researchers by providing targeted, quality collections, and relevant services that effectively and efficiently support the research lifecycle of finding, using, creating, and managing information. The Library seats approximately 1000 people and is housed within the Kolligian Library building, a 100,000 square foot facility that contains multiple campus departments in addition to the library.
The Library seeks a highly energetic professional who will serve as the public face of the Library and ensure the highest quality customer services by leading and assessing the performance of career staff and student employees. The successful candidate will be a diplomat and a problem solver who works effectively with students, faculty, researchers, and staff to meet their instruction and research needs.
The Access Services Librarian manages the Library’s customer service units including Library Services and Interlibrary Services. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Library Operations, the Access Services Librarian investigates and evaluates current and changing trends in Access Services, applies acquired knowledge and expertise to improve workflows and services. The Access Services Librarian recommends policies and practices that improve and enhance a sustainable customer service model for the Library. Diplomatically responds to library user concerns, complaints, and suggestions. Strives to ensure the highest quality customer services standards by leading and assessing the performance of 6 FTE career staff and over 30 student employees.
The incumbent will participate in library professional activities at the local, UC systemwide, and national levels. Additional duties include management of the library’s exhibits program, assessment of library services, participation in reference services, and outreach and instruction.
Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess the following:
•MLS from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent experience or advance degree in information science or related field;
•A minimum of three years of experience providing customer service in an academic library setting;
•Excellent people skills and customer orientation;
•Demonstrated ability to plan, document and complete projects;
•Strong knowledge of current trends in library resource sharing;
•Strong teaching and presentation skills;
•Flexibility and adaptability;
•Creative and analytical thinking;
•Demonstrated initiative; and
•Strong interest in professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience, education or achievement in any of the following areas:
•Library outreach services
•Library instruction
•Information Technology support services
•Art history, museum sciences or exhibits



  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 3-5 Page Writing Sample
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


3 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rancho Palos Verdes - Marymount California University - Education Services and Reference Librarian
Position eligible to apply for faculty rank
Available July 1, 2014

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, The Education Services and Reference Librarian (ESRL) collaboratively plans, develops, implements, and continually improves the Library's suite of instructional and educational services. The ESRL supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, provides access to course-related online materials in course management systems or other online environments, and develops and delivers digital learning objects that address information literacy (IL) needs. The ESRL works collaboratively with members of the Library Team and staff from other campus units to support the recruitment, retention, and outreach goals of the university, through appropriate Library-related programs and services.

  • Manages the design, delivery, and assessment of the Library’s instructional program, including scheduling and outreach to faculty in regards to educational services offered.
  • Teaches information literacy workshops.
  • Writes annual assessment report on the department’s information literacy program.
  • Designs, develops, and delivers pedagogically-sound tools and materials (including e-learning modules, video tutorials, rubrics, assignments, syllabi, etc.) that foster the development of library/IL skills and competencies
  • Develops and tests new instructional tools, techniques, and approaches, and shares them with library colleagues through the auspices of the Teaching and Learning Institute.
  • Provides reference services, including in-depth research consultations and point of need information literacy instruction, to students, faculty, and staff Collaborates with the Library team to manage online reference services for distance learners
  • Aggregates and records statistics of reference transactions for the academic year
  • Assesses annual reference transactions as they relate to information literacy instruction and student learning

Masters in Library/Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited program is required. Prefer experience instructional design and delivery, emerging learning technologies, and working with undergraduates and graduates in an academic library.

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume or C.V., transcripts, salary history, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275.  Email materials to: Application deadline is April 15, 2014.

Rancho Palos Verdes - Marymount California University - Director of Library Services

Search re-opened
Available July 1, 2014

Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of Library Services is the chief administrative officer of the Marymount Library.  As such, the Director is a year-round administrative position holding faculty rank. This position is directly responsible for the operations of the library and performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing and assessing library services.

  • Provide strategic direction to the University’s Library Services;
  • Ensure excellence in programs and services, with particular emphases on library information resources and information technology in support of teaching, scholarship, service, and library operations;
  • Provide leadership in evaluating and assessing library programs, collections, personnel, and services; prepares department annual reports and work plans;
  • Set the library’s fiscal priorities and direction consistent with the Academic Affairs division plan and the Educational Master Plan;
  • Ensure strategic development of appropriate information resources and instructional capacity for a multisite university and online constituencies;

Masters in Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited program is required. Two years supervisory experience in an academic library setting; experience working with undergraduate, graduate, and online students in an academic library; experience designing and conducting library instruction; reference experience.

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume or C.V., transcripts, salary history, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275.  Email materials to:   Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Roseville - Roseville Public Library - Library Page

Roseville Public Library is hiring a Library Page.

They are only accepting the first 50 applications.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

South San Francisco - Library Program Manager - Literacy Division

Close Date: Mar 31, 2014
Salary: $6,338.80 - $7,706.40 Monthly
 Applications are being accepted for the position of Library Program Manager - Literacy Division with the City of South San Francisco.
Application Deadline:  5 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014.
The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. Both Project Read and the CLC are known for their creative grant-funded projects and collaborations with local schools, CBOs and government agencies.  The Library’s annual budget is $4.2 million with a staff of 37 FTEs and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active member of the Peninsula Library System and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management.
This is the highest class in the library’s professional management series and is responsible for our Literacy Division, consisting of Project Read and the Community Learning Center.  Positions in this class plan, organize, manage, supervise and coordinate community-focused projects and programs focused on meeting the language, educational and cultural needs of the South San Francisco community. Programs under this division include homework assistance, ESL, computer instruction, citizenship preparation, literacy, health, personal finance and community partnerships.   Incumbents work under the general direction of the Library Director or senior library staff and exercise direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, paraprofessional and clerical staff.  Incumbents in this class may serve as Library Director in the department head’s absence; may function as the Library’s project manager for specialized projects; and perform related work as required.
The current position is in Literacy Services overseeing the day-to-day operations of Project Read and the Community Learning Center and securing funding for, planning and implementing programs and projects that meet the needs of our community.

Responsibilities include: recruit, select, train, and manage staff; develop a sustainable funding strategy, identify grant and funding sources, apply for outside funding, monitor project activities and budgets and submit complete, timely reports, plan and manage public programs, including development and oversight of procedures; investigate and resolve complaints and issues; evaluate operations and activities of workgroup; monitor, plan and administer program budget.
This professional managerial position requires the possession of a high degree of technical knowledge and supervisory responsibilities and is characterized by the comprehensiveness and complexity of the programs administered.  An incumbent in this classification demonstrates strong professional, service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills as well as creative, innovative problem solving skills, administration, management and financial planning and monitoring skills.
Ideal Candidate:
·         Experienced manager with proven record of accomplishments, professional commitment, integrity, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
·         Effective leader who has the ability to develop, identify, motivate and properly direct supervisory, professional, technical and paraprofessional staff.
·         Able to create new opportunities for service or enhance existing services.
·         Strategist who is able to set priorities and establish clear goals that will enable the Library to meet yearly and long term goals.
·         Able to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations in support of goals, and monitor the results.
·         Experienced in researching, applying for, and managing grants to support current and new programs and services.
·         Possess strong communication skills and the ability to summarize and present information about the value and direction of the Library to varied audiences, including the staff, the community and other stakeholders, and other County departments.
·         Demonstrate strong management skills with solid resource management and financial skills.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
A typical qualifying background would be:
EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively more responsible experience in government, non-profit, education, or related service, with two years in a supervisory capacity.
TRAINING: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in education or related field (for example public administration, social work, public health, or library services). Spanish language skills are desirable.
LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. 
SELECTION PROCESS: The process will first consist of a review of application materials and applicants' responses to the supplemental information and questionnaire. A resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed application. The highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral interview (weighted at 100%). Upon completion of the modified assessment center, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. Top ranking candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to the next phase of the selection process and will consist of any or all of the following: oral interview and written/practical exercise.
Submission of supplemental information may be requested.  Oral panel interview is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 28, 2014. 
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.
Prior to a conditional employment offer being made, a thorough background check will be completed, including a fingerprint check. At the time employment is offered, applicants must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work within the United States.
This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.
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Salary:  $6,339 - $7,706 / month

 Supplemental Questions

These questions must be completed and submitted along with the City of South San Francisco Online Employment Application. Failure to respond this Supplemental Qualifications Questionnaire will disqualify the candidate from further consideration. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.

Please limit your response to no more than (1) page per question. Your responses to this supplemental questionnaire and other application materials will be assessed for content, organization, clarity, and conciseness.

Question 1

Please describe the most difficult supervisory situation you have faced. What challenges did you face? How did you overcome any challenges you faced? Describe solutions you suggested in order to come to resolution.

Question 2

Describe a situation where you applied for and were awarded a grant for programming or services which were significantly different than those your agency usually offered.

Question 3

Tell us about your experience making public presentations. Your answer should include information on the types of groups you have presented to, the subjects and purposes of your presentations, and examples of tailoring a presentation to match the target audience