Wednesday, May 14, 2014

San Francisco - Mechanics' Institute - Library Technical Assistant

The Mechanics' Institute is hiring a Library Technical Assistant.

The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room seeks a creative, energetic, team player who demonstrates a superior ability to multitask in both the technical and public services departments.
The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is a general interest membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in our 9-story landmark building in the Financial District of San Francisco at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics — artisans, craftsmen, and inventors — and their families, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker in search of a place for literary pursuits, thinking, research, and study.
Technical Services:
  • Copy catalogs library materials (print, digital, and multimedia) from OCLC to III’s Millennium using RDA and AACR2, MARC, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
  • Uses OCLC's Connexion Client for searching, holdings maintenance, exporting, and downloading bibliographic records.
  • Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, performs various cataloging and acquisitions projects.
Public Services:
  • Performs basic library circulation functions such as checking items in and out, shelving, collecting fines, collecting statistics, and processing library materials.
  • Assists members in the use of public computers and in searching the Library's catalog.
  • Opens and closes the Library; may include night and weekend shifts.
  • Handles interlibrary loan requests, processing, and delivery.
  • Performs other library duties as needed.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, DDC, and LCSH.
  • Experience working with an ILS, preferably Millennium.
  • Excellent customer service aptitude and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Library Technician Certificate or equivalent.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Deborah Hunt, Library Director, at by May 22.

San Diego - San Diego State University - Multiple Positions

San Diego State University is listing multiple library positions.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Long Beach Public Library - Library Assistant and Library Aide

Library Assistants are paraprofessionals that assist patrons of all ages with library questions, research needs, readers advisory and computer use. They also provide library literacy programs, outreach, basic orientation and instruction for in-house and online library resources, so library education or experience is essential. Completed applications for Library Assistant are due by Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:30PM and may be returned to any of our library locations.

Library Aides provide front line customer service to residents of all ages in person and by phone answering basic direction and informational questions at City Source, the City Hall Information Desk. Completed applications for Library Aide are due by Friday, May 23, 2014 at 4:30PM and may be returned to any of our library locations.

Reno, Nevada - Truckee Meadows Community College - Director of Library Services

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada invites applications from experienced, visionary, and creative librarians to provide leadership and expertise as the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will have the ability to articulate a vision for the library being integral to student success.

Responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all of the library’s service components. Oversees information resources, hardware and software, in support of students, staff and faculty information and research needs. Plans, coordinates and supervises all daily operations of library service areas. Directs all library activities for the college, including reference and information, curriculum, periodicals and media. Evaluates current services and recommends changes in the library policy and procedures.

Position Description
Selects, supervises, and evaluates library staff; provides day-to-day problem solving and training of staff. Develops and supervises assigned budget allocation. Responsible for safety and security of library patrons, building, hardware, and software materials. Evaluates, recommends and selects equipment and materials in direct support of curriculum needs. Represents the library on campus and NSHE committees, councils, and teams. Serves as a liaison with other institutions as well as the community regarding library services and use of the facilities and materials. Oversee the collection and maintenance of statistical data needed for evaluation of services as well as for state and federal reports. Responsible for electronic, print and non-print collection development.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in library science, information science, business administration, public administration or related field from an accredited institution.
2. Three years of experience in a related position in a Library setting.
3. Two years of supervisory or management experience.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Five years of managerial experience, including supervision of employees.
3. Demonstrated expertise in planning and management of budgets.
4. Experience and expertise with 21st Century library practices and programming, new and emerging technologies, including online library systems, electronic databases, and support for online education.
5. Demonstrated expertise in assessment of instruction, library resources and services.
6. Knowledge of regional institutional accreditation as related to the library.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, non-tenure track, administrative position reporting to the Vice President Academic Affairs.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

1. Manage the library staff effectively to create a team that works well together to deliver excellent services aimed at student success.
2. Provide leadership and administrative responsibility in planning and managing all areas of traditional and emerging library services and work well with academic support and tutoring centers.
3. Advocate for library staff, budgets and resources for the library.
4. Effectively communicate both in written and oral form with library staff, TMCC faculty, staff and students, other NSHE institutions, and the community at large.
5. Promote and support professional growth of employees in the library.
6. Manage budget and other resources allocated to the library and its branches.
7. Ensure library policies and procedures are current with college and system policies.
8. Work with faculty and staff to develop program goals commensurate with the role and mission of the college.
9. Develop, implement, and manage a system for assessing the effectiveness of library services and ensuring continuous quality improvement for the library.
10. Contribute to academic learning outcomes and assessment efforts.
11. Work closely with academic departments to align resources and services in support of curriculum and research needs.
12. Work with local libraries and other NSHE institutions to expand resources for students and faculty.
13. Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with standards, mission, and goals of Truckee Meadows Community College.
14. Compliance with Sections 504/508 for library materials, resources and services.
15. Other duties as assigned.

Starting salary, $83,340. Dependent on education and experience.
Closing date - 06/11/2014

Posting Specific Questions

1.What are the current trends and challenges in managing a college library and its faculty and staff?
2.What qualities are essential for a college library director today? Why are these qualities important, and how do you meet these?

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1.            Resume
2.            Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1.            Curriculum Vitae
2.            Letters of Recommendation
3.            Certification
4.            Licensure

Monday, May 5, 2014

Buena Park Libraries - Library Assistant

EXEMPT: No SHIFT: Varies REPORTS T O: Librarian II or Librarian I SUMMARY:  A para-professional position that is responsible for a broad range of public services. S/he will perform routine library work to specialized reference duties for Adult, Children’s and Young Adult library services.  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 1) Presents the image of the Library District to the public by being welcoming, pleasant, courteous, and professional. 2) Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external library users. Furnishes information on library services, activities, facilities, policies and answers reference questions. 3) Describes or demonstrates procedures for searching public access catalogs, electronic resources and print material. 4) Interact s with schools and community groups to provide information about library services. 5) Provide s basic readers advisory information for library customers. 6) Participate s in the acquisition, cataloging, retention, withdrawing or special handling of library materials.  7) Participate s in the compiling of library activity reports and statistics.  8) Assists in the development and implementation of special programs and services. 9) Communicates clearly, effectively and in a professional manner. Follows written and oral instructions.  Utilizes social media technology. 10) Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education to keep current with best library practices and procedures. 11) May supervise library volunteers. 12) Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION 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, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or
EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Some experience with general library procedures preferred.
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 routine reports and correspondence.  Fluency in a second language desirable.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have access to an insured vehicle.
COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Ability to touch type using a QWERTY keyboard.  Knowledge and use of computer office software and computer - based library applications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands 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 required to talk and hear at a level where communication occurs easily and rapidly. The employee is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; twist and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel or crouch. Book carts weighing up to 250 pounds must be pushed or pulled and strength to pick up and carry library supplies up to ten pounds is required. See to perform data entry. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.