Wednesday, October 29, 2014

City of Alhambra, CA -- Librarian I, Youth Services Division


Closing Date:  NOVEMBER 14, 2014 - @ 4:30 p.m.

SALARY: $4,034 - $5,257 PER MONTH.

The Librarian I is an entry-level position that performs a wide range of professional services, including, but not limited to: reference and reading guidance for patrons of all ages; materials selection; program planning and presentation; community outreach; and report writing. This position’s work schedule may require nights, and/or Saturdays.

Offers specialized professional assistance to patrons at public service desks; answers factual ready reference questions as well as in-depth research requests; plans and presents programs; assists patrons in the effective use of library materials, computers and electronic resources; participates in collection development including maintenance of assigned subject area.

In addition to the above primary responsibilities, librarian shares with other librarians, specifically assigned duties such as preparation of subject bibliographies and public relations brochures; performs other related duties or assignments as required. Cross training in all public service areas will be required.


EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Experience in a public library environment, working with reference materials and providing reader advisory service and a Master’s Degree in Librarianship from an accredited college or university. A valid California Class “C” Driver’s License is required.

Knowledge of: Computers.
Ability to: effectively perform multiple tasks under pressure; bilingual abilities in Asian and/or Spanish languages are desirable but not required.

El Cerrito, CA -- Prospect Sierra School -- Middle School Librarian -- Part-Time


Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a part-time Middle School Librarian for the 2014-15 school year.

Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website,, for more information about the school.

Overview of Position:
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and work with students in 5th- 8th grades.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach 6th grade library skills classes which cover orientation to the online catalog; digital citizenship more broadly as well as online research skills, including web search and evaluation, use of research databases, and MLA citation format, in conjunction with Humanities research projects; and literature appreciation for reading buddy program.
  • Assist in teaching periodic 7th and 8th grade research skills classes in conjunction with research projects throughout the year; assist in book talks launching independent reading projects for 7th and 8th grade Humanities classes
  • Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the library, including circulation, collection development, cataloging, readers’ advisory, research assistance, and tech support
  • Provide library supervision as needed and when available in support of Head Librarian (could be recess, lunch and after school)

Qualifications:The candidate must have:
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Teaching experience in a library environment
  • Experience working with and enjoyment of Middle School students
  • Broad knowledge of children's and young adult literature
  • Fluency in using and teaching information literacy skills
  • Willingness to work with technology department to integrate various media into curriculum
  • Strong organizational and communication skills§ Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
  • Ability and willingness to work in teams
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor

Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The salary is competitive.

How to Apply:
Send a résumé (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
Attn: Librarian Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Email: (Please put “Librarian” in the subject line)

Berkeley, CA -- UC Berkeley -- Electronic Resources Librarian


Closing Date: November 20. 2014

Salary: $59,089 - $73,126, per annum, based upon qualifications

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation's premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies, and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our Web site:


The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will report to the Head of the Acquisitions Department.

  • Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources
  • Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff
  • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
  • Coordinate trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
  • Work with vendors and users to remedy violations or breaches of contract
  • Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development
  • Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds
  • Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use for licensed content
  • Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
  • Participate in UC Berkeley's Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate
  • Work closely with the staff of the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit to ensure a smooth workflow for the acquisitions of e-resources

Minimum qualifications

MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by date of application.
Required additional qualifications:

Two years or more experience negotiating license agreements for e-resources for an academic library
Two years or more experience working with academic vendors and publishers
Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e-resources
Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Preferred additional qualifications:

Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data
Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library
Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings
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Fresno County,.CA -- Fresno County Library – Information Technology Support Technician I

Closing Date: 10/31/2014 at 4:00 PM 
Salary: $23,374.00 - $29,016.00 Annually

Position Description

The Fresno County Library is offering exciting career opportunities for dynamic and innovative individuals interested in becoming an Information Technology Support Technician I. Responsibilities of this position include receiving, logging and monitoring calls regarding hardware, software, and network problems; assisting users in resolving problems after troubleshooting operational systems and consulting with department staff; and performing related work as required.

Note: The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group I - Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Samples of Duties
Please click on link below to review the Samples of Duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Computer hardware and software;
  • Office automation systems and procedures;
  • Teleprocessing network systems.
Skills/Abilities to:
  • Install and troubleshoot PC software and peripherals;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Display effective time management skills;
  • Work independently and as a team member;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Work in a multicultural, multilingual environment.
Minimum Qualifications
ExperienceOne (1) year of full-time, paid work experience performing a variety of clerical functions.
Substitution:  Thirty (30) semester units of completed coursework from an accredited college or university that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system in Information Technology, Computer Science or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience. If qualifying under this substitution your units must be listed on the supplemental questionnaire.
Certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) may be substituted for the required experience.
Certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or CISCO Certified Internet work Expert (CCIE) may be substituted the required experience.

If you are qualifying with one of the certificates you must bring a copy of your certificate in person to our office, attach a scanned copy to your online application, or fax a copy to (559) 455-4788 Attn: Mitchell Norvise by the filing deadline.
License: Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Note:  Recruitment may be limited to candidates with an education or experience background related to the specific position vacancy.

Garden Grove, CA -- Library Media Technician I

Closing Date: 11/17/2014 at 6:00 PM Pacific 
Salary: $17.17 - $19.91 Hourly

Job Summary
Persons in these positions normally work 1.75 to 3.5 hours per day, school session. Under direction of a school principal or other certificated employee, implements and oversees the clerical operation and maintenance of a school library, using an automated library management system to process and maintain books and instructional media materials, primarily at the elementary level; and performs related work as required.

Essential Duties
  • Assists students or teachers in locating and selecting books and using reference materials in a computerized library system.
  • Processes new books by entering data into an automated library management system, files catalog cards in manual systems, labels books according to designated reading levels, issues overdue notices.
  • Creates and updates bulletin board and other seasonal theme displays to emphasize new books and book jackets relative to current curriculum and calendar.
  • Contacts teachers and arranges schedule for classes to visit the library, with assistance from the principal.
  • Reads stories to students, as requested by teachers.
  • Trains and supervises student and adult volunteers who issue, shelve, label, and repair books and otherwise assist in operating the library, primarily on an automated library management system.
  • Takes annual inventory of books, weeding and discarding worn or unused books.
  • Orders library books and supplies.
  • Maintains library in a neat and orderly condition.

Education and Experience: High school graduation or equivalent and some experience in the operation of a library or office, including use of a computer, are required. Experience in using a computerized library management system is highly desirable.  Any other combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered. You are required to bring a copy of your high school diploma or GED at the time of the written test.

Knowledge of:
  • Library practices and techniques.
  • Standard library reference sources.
  • Basic computer operation.
  • Basic principles of the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Correct labeling and shelving processes for fiction and nonfiction books and materials.
  • Library inventory principles and practices in an automated environment.

Ability to:
  • Learn and manage an automated school library with a moderate level of independence.
  • Assist students in selecting appropriate books for their level of achievement.
  • Assist students in the use of library resources and references.
  • Train and supervise student and adult volunteers.
  • Learn and apply library rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Provide an environment for students to develop an appreciation for literature and reading.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
Applications will be accepted from the general public and district employ­ees who possess the above qualifications. The district reserves the right to invite applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the requirements needed for the position to continue in the examination process.The examination may consist of an evaluation of training and experience, and of written, performance, and oral/technical exams. Persons needing reasonable accom­modation must notify the Office of Personnel Services by the last day to file. A qualifying score must be achieved on all portions of the examination in order to be placed on the open eligibility list. Outside and district candidates will be placed on one ranked list, with eligible district employees receiving five seniority points which will be added to their final scores.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained from our website @ or from the receptionist in the lobby of the District Education Center, 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove. Please note that the district office will not be giving out or accepting hard copy applications for those recruitments that are online only.   Please read each posting carefully or call our office if you have any questions. All applications should be filed in the Personnel Commission Office by 5:00 p.m. on the last day to file.

Visalia, CA -- Tulare County Library – Library Literacy Assistant I

Closing Date: 11/6/2014 at 12:59 AM 

Salary: $23,711.00 - $28,897.00 Annually

This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future full and part-time vacancies occurring in branch libraries throughout the County.  The anticipated life of the employment list is six months.

Typical Duties
Oversee the Early Learning for Families (ELF) and Early Literacy Training program for READ TO SUCCEED. Includes selecting curriculum, overseeing volunteers, selection and preparation of crafts,  guest readers, communication with local preschool and care giving staff; administration and tracking of pre and post training surveys; monitor volunteer staff; tutor adults; presenting workshops to adults in accordance with the American Library Association Curriculum; marketing the literacy program; monitoring logistics of ongoing tutor/learner pairs; perform related duties as assigned. (Essential duties may vary from position to position within this classification. Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.)

Employment Standards

Education/Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade.

Knowledge of:  Basic math sufficient to compute fines; basic office skills (Phones, filing, tutoring room prep); computer knowledge; California Library literacy Services and READ TO SUCCEED program.

Skill/Ability to:  Record information from verbal and written sources accurately and legibly; follow verbal and written instructions; communicate information in simple terms to explain use of library materials and services to person of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; proofread for errors in typing and writing; establish rapport and effective working relationships with other staff and the public; remain flexible and tolerant to changes in workloads and stress of meeting deadlines; retain and recall information.

DESIRABLE STANDARDS:  Central use and function of Dewey Decimal System; arrangement of subject guide.
Skill/Ability to:  Use library resources to meet customer's needs; use basic research tools such as atlases, encyclopedias and Reader's Digest Guide; type approximately 25 wpm; plan and prepare materials to present to a group; speak Spanish, Southeast Asian, or other customer language; operate computers and other automated office equipment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Possession of , or ability to obtain an appropriate valid California Driver's license.     

South Lake Tahoe, CA -- LIBRARY Assistant I/II – Extra Help/Temporary

Closing Date: 11/7/2014 at 12:59 AM Pacific 
Salary: $27,851.20 - $37,211.20 Annually

The salary listed above has been approved for the following increases effective:
November 2, 2013 - 5% and July 1, 2014 - 5% (Reflected in above salary)
July 1, 2015 - 5% Level I ($14.06 Base) Level II ($15.46 Base)

The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) extra-help vacancy for the Library located in South Lake Tahoe. It will also establish a list, for up to three months, which may be used to fill future full-time, part-time and extra-help vacancies.

Under general supervision, performs library office support and paraprofessional library and public contact work; provides checkout, return, registration and circulation desk services; uses and updates computer data bases.

Library Assistant Iis the entry-level class in the library paraprofessional support series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine duties while learning County policies and procedures, and becoming familiar with library systems and practices. This class is alternately staffed with Library Assistant II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications of the higher-level class.

Library Assistant IIis the experienced class in this series, assigned to all locations within the library system. Incumbents exercise some independence of judgment in the application of library policies and performance of patron support services. This class is distinguished from Senior Library Assistant in that the latter is the lead and/or specialist level in the series, responsible for the function of a small branch or for performing complex, technical library support services.
Examples of Essential Functions
  • Conducts circulation activities including checking library materials in and out, registering and issuing cards, calculating and collecting fines and fees, and explaining County library circulation policies and procedures.
  • Assists library professional staff with reference duties and children's programming, and refers difficult problems to appropriate supervisory or professional staff members.
  • Responds to basic patron requests for information and materials; refers questions of a technical or reference nature to appropriate staff members. 
  • Contacts patrons regarding overdue books and materials; receives, verifies and releases materials for on-line reserve requests.
  • Prepares and maintains reports referring patrons to collections; maintains records and files related to library services activities and projects.
  • Maintains subscription orders and renewals; records receipt of serials.
  • Unpacks, sorts and distributes book shipments; processes library materials for circulation.
  • Orders office and library supplies.
  • Performs standard office support work such as answering telephones, maintaining files and operating computer terminals and standard office equipment.
  • Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)
Library Assistant I:
One year of experience in public information, office support or library support duties.

Library Assistant II:
In addition to the above, one year of experience in providing library patron and paraprofessional support at a level equivalent to the County's class of Library Assistant I.

Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge of:
  • General public library services, organization and functions.
  • Books, authors and general reference sources.
  • Basic public desk etiquette, telephone etiquette and communication skills.
  • Business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment and computers.
Skill in:
  • Interpreting and applying library procedures and policies.
  • Making accurate arithmetic computations to determine overdue fees, cash balances and related tasks.
  • Performing office support work including preparing reports and other written material, and maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Using sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Operating and using standard office equipment.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Dealing tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals, including patrons, library staff and the general public.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sacramento - Jesuit High School - Library Manager

Degree in Library Science or Teacher Librarian Services Credential preferred

Experience with online catalog, subscription databases, and internet search strategies
Experience in providing direct public service to students and faculty
Experience with assisting students with Library Technology including the use of personal computers and iPads for research and classroom projects. (Windows operating system)
Experience with Follett Destiny Library Management System preferred


Support the school’s mission of academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, and spiritual and religious formation
Be responsible for collection development, cataloguing, and maintaining both electronic and print resources
Maintain school’s online catalog and subscriptions
Assist students with Library Technology including the use of personal computers and iPads for research and classroom projects
Help supervise high school students in a busy library environment

Apply:  Please send a complete Library Manager application and a copy of your resume to:
Ms. Beth Tegge, Human Resources Director
Jesuit High School
1200 Jacob Lane
Carmichael, CA 95608

Carlsbad--City of Carlsbad Library Learning Center-- Library Technician, Literacy Services

OPENING DATE: 10/20/14

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


SALARY:               $14.75 - $14.75 Hourly

There is a part-time (hourly) Library Technician position available in Literacy Services at the Library Learning Center. This position performs learner assessments, tutor training and reporting for the adult and teen literacy program in addition to proving traditional library services.
The Learning Center is open Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. The scheduled work days and hours for the part-time (hourly) Library Technician – Literacy Services position will vary, up to no more than 18 hours per week. Hourly positions are not benefited and cannot exceed 980 total hours worked within one fiscal year.
The ideal candidate has proven customer service and communication skills; is caring and easily approachable; is passionate about literacy; is able to perceive needs and find solutions. This position may have the opportunity to substitute in Bilingual Services in the Library Learning Center; bilingual in English and Spanish languages is desirable.

Applicants will be notified only if selected for an interview.

As conditions of employment, the City of Carlsbad verifies eligibility to work in the United States, and conducts a Department of Justice LiveScan Fingerprint report.

Part-time (hourly) Library Technicians – Literacy Services perform the following functions under the direct supervision of the Literacy Services Outreach Coordinator:

    Conduct learner orientations, assessments, tutor training and coaching
    Document procedures and write newsletter articles
    Manage volunteers
    Maintain records with timely and accurate data entry
    Open and close the literacy office and classrooms
    Provide information and referrals
    Perform phone and reception duties
    Assist guests with use of the library collection
    Interact with other library and City staff in addition to outside vendors

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:

    Practiced in literacy instruction with adults and teens
    Compassionate when working with clientele with diverse backgrounds
    Proficient working with computers, databases, and applications including Microsoft Office and the internet; experience working with LACES a plus
    Possesses strong customer service and written/verbal communication skills
    Experienced in performing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    Able to maintain confidentiality
    Demonstrated focus on program mission and goals
    Passionate about literacy, libraries and helping individuals meet their goals
    Cooperates easily with other team members
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify.

While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. An employee is frequently required to walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to read and operate office and computer equipment as necessary during the course of the work assignments.

While performing the duties, employees of this class are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with staff and others encountered in the course of work. Incumbents may occasionally need to travel to various city locations or to off-site locations as necessary and as the assignment demands.

City of Carlsbad is an equal opportunity employer

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
               Position #10-20-14 LIT


*             1.            Please list your availability to work, including nights and weekends. (Please be specific, listing each day of the week and times available to work.) (Please be specific, listing each day of the week and times available to work that day.)

*             2.            Please describe your experience working with and/or supervising volunteers.

*             3.            Please describe your experience working or volunteering in a library.

*             4.            Please describe your experience working or volunteering in a literacy-related field.

*             5.            Please describe your experience working with computers and databases.

*             6.            You understand this is a part-time job and by responding "Yes" you acknowledge your understanding of the 960 - 1000 hrs. limit in one fiscal year.
               Yes Yes    No No

*             7.            You understand this is a part-time job and by responding "Yes" you acknowledge your understanding of this is a non-benefitted position.