Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Folsom - Folsom State Prison Library - Library Technical Assistant (Safety)


PO BOX 910
FOLSOM, CA 95763
Please email any questions to Linda Keener - Linda.Keener@cdcr.ca.gov.

Salary: $2,771.00 - $3,470.00
Posted: 04/10/2014
Job Description:
**To apply for this position, a State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed below. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit - http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/job-descriptions.aspx - the CalHR website and type in either the class code (1318) or title of the classification you are applying for.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs (SCEP) and functional lead of the Senior Librarian (CF), the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) will perform the following duties: Provide direct supervision of inmate clerks and inmates utilizing their assigned library in order to provide the inmates with their required access and to maintain institutional safety and security. Perform and/or monitor inmate clerks in the tasks associated with book circulation, catalog classification, upkeep, maintenance, and inventory of library material, which includes, but is not limited to, delivering books and materials to the inmates in various housing units. Maintain accurate records of inmate library use and access which includes, but is not limited to, records of legal materials requested and/or delivered to an inmate and records of time periods inmates are given to access the legal material and to conduct legal research. Pull text, photocopy requested information, and deliver case law requested by inmates utilizing the institution’s paging process in order to fulfill the mandated requirements of inmate access to the courts when an inmate is physically unable to access the material. Identify and pull requested source material based on the complete information provided by the inmate, or return the inmate’s request if there is not sufficient information to identify the requested material. Provide training, instruction, and evaluation to inmate clerks and inmates on basic library resources and procedures. This may include, but is not limited to, how to find case law, how to utilize the library cataloguing system, how to utilize reference material, and how to check out and return library materials. Provide recommendations and documentation of facts and events to staff responding to inmate appeals based on the LTA involvement with the event in question, as needed. Provide recommendations to supervisors on how to improve the overall effectiveness of the library system when requested. Other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to, attending training and/or staff meetings.

SPECIAL PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS: All incumbents must exhibit orderliness, tact, and neatness, and demonstrate an interest in library work and in assuming increasing responsibility. Incumbents must be willing to work with the resident population of a state correctional facility.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering their own health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, inmates, or the public. Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmate and/or protection of personal and real property.

Additional Information:
Position Number – 071-231-1318-xxx
Full-time – Permanent
PO BOX 910

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lincoln - Lincoln Public Library - Library Assistant

This position is closing on April 25th, 2014.
Under direct supervision, performs a number of routine library and clerical tasks; including but not limited to shelving, shelf reading, and organizing library materials; assure shelves are properly organized, help customers to locate materials and services, check materials in and out, answer phones, process and repair library materials and perform other related duties as required.
The Library Assistant is the working and entry-level position in which incumbents are expected to perform assigned library support clerical duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Library Assistant in that the latter has decision authority and training responsibilities, in addition performs more advance paraprofessional library tasks, such as copy cataloging and reference.
Receives direction from the Director of Library Services, Library Coordinator or his/her designee. Does not exercise supervision over assigned staff.
(include but are not limited to the following)
·Shelves books according to Dewey Decimal system or other designated system
·Moves materials to and from boxes, book drops, carts, and shelves.
·Reads shelves to assure proper location and organization of books.
·Assists with clerical Library duties as required.
·Perform basic circulation duties.
·Assists patrons both in person and via telephone; explains and assists users in utilizing library resources; routes problems and concerns to appropriate Library staff.
·Sets up meeting facilities.
·Operates a variety of office, media and Library equipment and software.
·Assists Library staff as needed and directed.
·Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.

San Francisco - California Academy of Sciences - Head Librarian


Reporting to the Chief of Science and Sustainability, the Head Librarian is responsible for strategic planning and management of the Academy Library, including its programs, staff and assets. The Head Librarian will participate and assist in Academy-wide programs of outreach and public engagement on issues of scientific research and literacy, and should be familiar with emerging technologies in library service, highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work with a diverse patron group including scientists, visiting scholars, Academy staff, students, and potential donors. The Head Librarian will be responsible for management of library programs, staff, and budgets.

  • Manage all library programs and services, including Reference, Collection Development, Technical Services, and Interlibrary Loan
  • Oversee all Library collections, including rare books
  • Coordinate care, custodianship, and conservation of collections
  • Investigate and implement new technologies and tools to enhance library and archives collections and services
  • Serve as main point of contact for the Library's ILS, OCLC WMS and the WorldCat Local OPAC
  • Supervise Academy Library staff
  • Supervise the Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian and work with Archives staff on new and ongoing digitization and access initiatives
  • Manage departmental budget
  • Provide reference, education, and outreach services to Academy staff and outside researchers
  • Oversee acquisition and receipt of purchased library materials and gifts
  • Negotiate contracts for electronic resources and other services
  • Promote the Academy Library internally and through participation in consortia and other national/international projects, including the Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Participate in Academy content development and initiatives
  • Formulate library policies and procedures, spearhead strategic planning
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or experience:
  • MLS/MLIS degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association required
  • A minimum of 5 years of broad-based and progressively responsible experience in an academic or scientific research library
  • A minimum of 5 years managing library or archives professionals or paraprofessionals
  • Expertise in leveraging existing technologies to broaden the reach of a library
  • Experience developing tools and techniques to reach new audiences in person and online
  • Subject expertise in areas such as biology, ecology or environmental science; degree or training in a life sciences discipline strongly desired
  • Experience working with a broad range of collections, including books, journals, maps, digital media, as well as archival and manuscript collections
  • Experience instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources
  • Experience successfully writing and/or administering government or foundation grants

  • Understanding of core library and archives competencies and functions
  • Knowledge of emerging library and archives trends and technologies
  • Experience working with digital collections and digitization initiatives
  • Experience in computer programming, application development, and/or digital library projects a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be a strong leader with a commitment to ongoing staff development
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a member of a team
  • Facility with typical computing environments, including Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Knowledge of French, German, or Latin a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.  Must be able to perform repetitive motions 25 %of the time.

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at http://calacademy.snaphire.com. Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

San Francisco - Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep - High School Library Assistant

For more information, please visit: http://www.shcp.edu/library
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Danielle Farinacci, Librarian, at dfarinacci@shcp.edu 

Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s busy high school library seeks a reliable, part-time Library Assistant to open the Library at 7:00 am and work until 1:00 pm during the school year. Position begins August 19, 2014.
Our library program focuses on preparing our students for university-level research. The library is a state-of-the-art facility with a warm and friendly environment, staffed by two full-time librarians and two library assistants.
We are looking for a tech-savvy multitasker who would enjoy supporting students and teachers in an academic environment. Must have expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, online databases, and audiovisual technology. Sense of humor and experience working with students a plus. Duties include: performs clerical routines, including word processing and typing; manages the routine for the circulation of materials and distribution of equipment; manages periodical subscriptions, processing and routing; assists students and teachers in locating materials and using computers; assists in the supervision of students the Library; assists with inventory. Benefits and lunch included.
Desired Qualifications:
-BA/BS degree or Library Tech Certification
-Experience working in a library setting
-Experience working with students a plus
-Experience with Google Apps a plus
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is a Roman Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school located a few blocks from San Francisco's Civic Center. The school is owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and sponsored by the Christian Brothers and the Daughters of Charity. It has a diverse student population of 1250 students reflecting the demographics of the city. Although the institution dates back to 1852, the facility is modern. During the past decade, nearly 100% of students have continued on to higher education each year.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Buena Park - Buena Park Library District - Librarian I - full-time

The Buena Park Library District is seeking an enthusiastic professional with excellent customer service skills. The ideal candidate will have strong reference and collection development experience, knowledge of basic cataloging, and the creativity to contribute towards the library’s social media presence.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish highly desirable.
Annual Salary $ 45,926 -- $62,841
Last day to apply : 5 pm, Friday, April 4 , 2014
Duties: Performs professional duties , including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development , cataloging , and program planning for all library patrons. Works at the Public Services Desk and assist s library patrons in using the Computer Center . Required to act as Librarian - in - Charge, when needed. Interacts with community groups to provide information about library services and resources. Responsible for content creation for the library’s blog and Facebook page.
Hours: Full - time position, including evenings and Saturdays. Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have excellent interpersonal skills. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from a regionally accredited library school. Public library experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have access to an insured vehicle.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to communicate easily and rapidly with customers in English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret job - related information and professional journals. Ability to write and deliver speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS : See job description for these details. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

San Francisco - South San Francisco Public Library - Library Program Manager

The position is in Patron Services overseeing the day-to-day operations and customer services of the Main Library including the “one desk” service model, community outreach and partnerships and public events planning and implementation. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic library management team, working collaboratively to plan, implement and evaluate facility and technology projects, as well as providing leadership in programming, collection development and community outreach activities.