Thursday, May 21, 2015

Danville - Athenian Middle School - Librarian

I couldn't resist posting this since I used to go to this school. 

A complete copy of the job announcement can be found at The Athenian School Employment webpage.
Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: This position is open until filled.

The 3/4 Time Middle School Librarian is responsible for implementing a library program to meet the needs of middle school students and faculty including:
  • All library services such as collection management, book processing & cataloging, activity programming, library management systems, database use and instruction, and facilities development & maintenanc
  • Managing parent volunteers including recruiting, scheduling, training, delegating, supervising and celebrating.
  • Collaborating with and supporting teachers and their curriculum through research skills and information literacy related classroom instruction.
  • Supporting students and teachers with research project assistance including evaluating student work.
  • Promoting recreational reading including book displays, leading book clubs and organizing author talks and other special events.
  • Integrating new technologies into the library program and assisting students and teachers with tech solutions.
  • Coordinating an all-school library program with the Library Director.
This position also includes various middle school co-curricular responsibilities including:
  • Leading student orientation programs, interim trips and a student Advisory,
  • Teaching elective classes and interdisciplinary “Focus Days”,
  • Participating in faculty meetings, professional development activities, and other school related events.
Core Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience teaching in a middle school is required.
  • Experience teaching and working with middle school students in an educational setting.
  • Experience working in a school library and managing all aspects of library services.
  • Technology proficiency with computers, iPads printers, networks, and other peripherals
  • Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



This summer we will not be regularly posting anymore jobs until August.

We wish you the best of luck and we hope you find your perfect job.

Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in the fall.

Happy hunting to all!

Palo Alto - Library Services Manager

Job Title:  Library Services Manager - Digital Initiatives
Closing Date/Time:          Fri. 06/05/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$36.75 - $55.12 Hourly
$6,370.00 - $9,554.13 Monthly
$76,440.00 - $114,649.60 Annually

Job Type:             Regular Full-Time

Location: Mitchell Park Community Center and Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, California

Reports To:         Division Manager
Supervises:         YES

Purpose of Classification: 
Under direction of the Assistant Direction/Division Manager, the Library Services Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities and supervising the staff of a service area and/or one or more facilities in the public services division of the Library.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This classification is at the management level in Library Services. Typically supervises and manages a library facility or major service area, and in addition to performing the essential duties of the Manager ofLibrary Services, performs the essential duties of all Library classifications as needed. Duties may vary depending upon specialized level of assignment.

 Essential Duties:
  • In addition to functioning as Library Services Manager for Palo Alto City Library, the successful candidate has the following major duties and responsibilities:
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Library’s eBranch, providing direction to staff that maintains eBranch and/or work on projects to improve functions of eBranch.
  • Provides leadership in the ways of using technology to serve customers inside and outside library buildings. Specifically,
  • works with members of Library Management Team and other key stakeholders to develop policies, procedures, workflows and a sustainable approach for virtual branch and reference services
  • works closely with the Division Manager to develop operation priorities for the virtual branch that support the strategic goals of the Library
  •  leads the process of promoting and training library staff and public on new services and products
  • works both independently and with the rest of the virtual branch and reference teams to execute both large and small-scale projects in a timely and efficient manner. This includes development, implementation, and maintenance of online products, digital resources and applications from a combination of existing and new tools and frameworks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library School of Information Science Program or equivalent degree and five years of related experience.
  •  Ideal Candidate:
  • Loves to work with cutting-edge technologies, enjoy being challenged on a daily basis and eager to learn new skills. Be passionate about building solutions and solving problems.
  • Has an eye for quality of services library staff provides as well as quality of a large range of products vendors provide. Has a strong work ethic and likes to have fun while juggling multiple projects.
  • Has excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the Library's service goals.
  • Has knowledge and experience with web development or technology support in a library setting. Has experience in testing and debugging issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices.

West Covina Public Library - Library Assistant

Library Assistant (West Covina)

LAC Group is seeking a temporary, full-time Library Assistant for positions at a public library in West Covina CA. This position for a 3 to 4 months duration and starts immediately.

  • MLS from an ALA accredited University;
  • Previous experience working in a public library environment a plus;
  • Previous reference experience in a customer service environment is required;
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with varied public.
  • Note: Employee must pass a fingerprint background clearance prior to beginning employment with library department.

City of Carlsbad - Lead Librarian

Lead Librarian - Circulation Services

$2,200.00 - $2,877.60 Biweekly
$4,766.67 - $6,234.80 Monthly
$57,200.00 - $74,817.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/19/15
CLOSING DATE: 06/08/15 11:00 PM


Are you a librarian who embraces the library's role in building communities and enriching lives?  Does your mind buzz with ideas when asked how libraries can evolve from transaction-based services to interactive customer engagement?  If the answer is "yes", then read on.

Carlsbad City Library is seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking library professional for its newly created Lead Librarian - Circulation position.  The ideal candidate will be a creative collaborator who can work with staff across multiple divisions  to envision and implement new ways of serving the public.  This opportunity comes in the wake of the Library's $11 million modernization and renovation project targeted at meeting the changing needs of the community in today’s digital age.

  • The Oral Board Interview process for this position is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015 (date subject to change).
  • This position performs professional library work independently or under direction of a Deputy Library Director or designee to plan, organize and administer library circulation services across City libraries. This assignment may be an individual contributor or lead or supervise others in addition to utilizing their underlying knowledge, skills and abilities in circulation services.

  • Assists patrons in the use of the Library and ensures top quality user experiences.
  • Plans, manages and administers professional library services.
  • Recommends and locates library materials appropriate to library users’ needs.
  • Provides instructions in the use of various print, electronic, and online resources.
  • Promotes libraries, library services and library programs.
  • Manages programming, schedules, plans and publicizes programs and events.
  • Participates in the development of online resources and their delivery.
  • Maintains an active role in the community, including schools, community groups, civic and other governmental agencies to promote library and city services.
  • Prepares grant requests and implements grants related to program and collection development. Monitors grant expenditures and prepares reports.
  • Catalogues and classifies library materials.
  • Maintains the integrity of Library records.
  • Manages the budgeting for a program, functional or specialized area or division.
  • Develops and manages library collections and circulations for all sites.
  • Develops and delivers classes and instruction on technology and computers.
  • Prepares reports based on the collection and analysis of relevant data for library activity.
  • Participates and contributes to Library projects.
  • Leads and participates on committees and teams.
  • Responds to challenging situations and emergencies.
  • Recruits, selects, schedules and trains full time professional librarians, para­professional employees, hourly employees and volunteers.
  • May approve timecards.
  • Supervises the work of staff engaged in providing various library services.
  • May provide input into disciplinary matters.
  • Schedules, attends and/or presents training and education seminars, workshops and classes, for Library and City related skills.
  • May represent the service area or the library at meetings of library, city, community and professional associations.
  • Pursues continued professional and Library wide development.
  • Works weekends and evening hours as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complexity and Scope
  • Fully qualified library professional assigned to a specific functional program and an increased span of control.
  • Requires full use and application of standard library principles, theories, concepts and techniques used, and a solid understanding of the Library’s relevant policies and procedures and the specialized functional program area and/or system wide program area of the library.
  • Independently completes complex librarian projects and tasks. Work is thorough, accurate, timely, and on­ budget.
  • May initiate and conduct innovative research, as it is relevant to the Library’s objectives.
  • Problem Solving, Innovation & Creativity
  • Proactively identifies and provides solutions to a wide range of difficult and complex problems in a through and innovative, yet practical manner.
  • Exercises initiative in the improvement and development of functional program area and/or system wide program area.
  • Responsible for key technical decisions in area of expertise.

Applies sound business and technical judgment to problems.
  • Identifies possible project or program ideas that impact existing services and the direction of library division.
  • Provides and implements creative solutions that create value and meet organizational needs.
  • Demonstrates a strong capability in the area of creativity and innovation.
  • Thinks “outside the box” and originates change.

Discretion and Impact
  • Independently exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies, selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Such areas of discretion and impact include but are not limited to functional programs and/or system­ wide programs, purchases and/or budget allocation, evaluation of full time, hourly employee’s or volunteer’s performance, implementing emergency procedures and dealing with challenging patrons or issues.
  • Incorrect decisions or recommendations, or failure to achieve objectives would normally have a serious effect upon the organization’s results and citizen/patron relationships and experiences.

Contact and Communication
  • Frequent direct contact with citizens/patrons, developers, contractor/suppliers, external agencies to understand issues and plan and implement solutions.
  • Frequent cross functional contact and coordination.
  • Skilled and effective communicator, with both written and oral presentations.
  • Highly developed technical writing skills.
  • May train other librarians or para­professionals in the use of tools, systems, and policies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicates with other departments to accomplish objectives.
  • Supervisor and effective team leader and coach. Actively contributes to creating an environment which sustains motivation and the introduction/sharing of new ideas.
  • May present to the Library Board or Friends of the Library and/or City Council.
  • May represent the organization within the community and at professional meetings.

Supervision Given or Received
  • Works under very general direction. This position typically reports to a Senior Librarian or in certain assignments a Deputy Library Director.
  • Receives assignments in the form of overall objectives and proposes goals and approaches to meet objectives.
  • Independently determines approach to most problems or projects.
  • May supervise, schedule, evaluate and/or direct and coach the work of professional librarians, para­professional or clerical staff and/or volunteers.
  • Recruits, selects and trains professional librarians and others.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Leads functional problem solving teams and chairs committees.

Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite, integrated library systems, research databases, public computer authentication and print systems, digital scanners, microfilm/fiche machines, eBook readers and portable devices and others specific to job duties.
  • Technical, Organizational, and Business knowledge
  • Requires an advanced understanding of:
  • Principles, practices of professional library work.
  • Use of standard library tools and practices in processing library materials.
  • Current consumer technologies.
  • Automated library systems and databases.

Principles of supervision.
  • Methods for effective of community outreach and public relations.
  • The basics of the City’s Vision and Strategy, and annual operating goals, and how their area and work supports the Vision/Strategy/Goals.
  • The organizational structure of the City and the roles and responsibilities of functions related to their position.
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to:
  • Mentor others in fostering excellent customer service.
  • Use automated library systems, databases and Internet in performing technical library tasks.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate others involved in related activity.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below:
  • A Masters of Library Science or a Masters of Library and Information Systems from an American Library Association Accredited library school.
  • Two years of professional library work experience is required to qualify for the Lead Librarian level, including a minimum of one year of prior library supervisory experience and exercised knowledge of library circulation functions.

San Mateo Public Library - On Call Per Diem Librarian I

Librarian I (Per Diem, On Call)

Deadline:  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Salary and Hours:  $28.59 (Step 1); initial appointment is usually at the first step.  This is an On Call position to fill coverage gaps on the Library’s service desks at the Main Library and/or Branches.

Qualifications:  Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required; previous public library experience desirable but not required.  Successful Live Scan fingerprint background check.

Knowledge of: modern professional principles and practices of library science; modern procedures, methods, techniques and sources used in a library work; standard library technology, library automation, computers, software and library procedures; excellent customer service techniques and practices; resources and practices applicable to area of assignment.  Ability to: operate computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases; assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions; implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures; work well with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work shifts as assigned.

ADA Special Requirement:  Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: ability to work in a standard library environment; ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist, lift 40 pounds and push/pull 200 pounds.

Application Process:  
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current resume, and an official City of San Mateo application.  Upon review of applications, candidates who appear to be the best qualified will be invited for an interview.

To Apply:  
Submit an official City of San Mateo application, resume and interest letter to:

 San Mateo Public Library – Main Library
Administrative Office (3rd floor)
55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA  94402

Sunnyvale - Librarian

Librarian (Adult Services)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 06/01/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

$30.10 - $38.42 Hourly
$2,408.21 - $3,073.54 Biweekly
$5,217.78 - $6,659.33 Monthly
$62,613.41 - $79,911.94 Annually

Job Type:             Full-Time

Location:              Sunnyvale, California

NOTE: This current vacancy is in Adult Services and  will provide information/reference and reader's advisory services and will maintain and assist in the development and maintenance of the library's intranet , sharepoint, and internet services, including the library website.

Under general supervision, performs a full range of professional library duties in support of assigned functions; and performs other duties as required.

This classification provides professional library services. It is distinguished from the next higher classification of Supervising Librarian, which is responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating public library services for a program area. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to any division within the department.

Essential Job Functions:
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
  • Provides information, reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Interprets and implements library policies, procedures and resources.
  • Assists patrons in locating, selecting and using materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.
  • Participates in collection development activities, including selection, evaluation, merchandising and de-selection that meet the needs of the community.
  • Participates in professional meetings, organizations, committees and workshops as resources permit.
  • Participates in assigned library projects.
  • Trains and directs the work of other library personnel.
  • Seeks, writes and administers grant programs and other special projects.
  • Catalogues books and non-book materials.
  • Maintains library materials and information on various databases.
  • Writes reports and correspondence; may oversee the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records.
  • Acts as manager in absence of library managers.
  • If assigned to Adult or Children's/Teen Services:
  • Plans and conducts programs on topics that include but are not limited to: computer applications, literature, book discussions, science, business and other topics of interest to the community.
  • Organizes and carries out programs such as: storytelling, puppets, preschool storytimes, book discussions, and school visits, recommendations of reading materials for children, teens, and parents.
  • Speaks before community organizations and leads tours of the library.
  • Plans and implements promotional activities for library events and services.
  • Conducts database searches; adapts new technologies for improved library services.
  • May maintain and develop the library's intranet and internet services, including the library website, mobile site, social networks, library catalog and other online resources.
  • If assigned to Technical Services:
  • Catalogues books and non-book materials using Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) formatting in accordance with Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), latest edition.
  • Maintains a current library catalog.

  • Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:
  • The minimum qualification for education and experience can be met in the following way:

  • A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Current practices, procedures and technologies used in professional library work.
  • On-line data searching and other automated technologies used to access information.
  • Book and non-book materials, reference resources, cataloging and classification plans and bibliographic utilities.
  • Some assignments may need a basic understanding or familiarity with:
  • Basic personal computer hardware and peripherals.
  • Third party vendor online resources, web site development and associated computer applications, database maintenance and support of an integrated library system.
  • Online social networking applications.
  • Contemporary computer languages and application programming interfaces.

Ability to:
  • Carry out specific functions of the library system.
  • Convey technical and resource information; advise and instruct library patrons in the use of library services and materials.
  • Remain current and be aware of potential future technologies applicable to library services.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Plan and present material to diverse groups.
  • Read and interpret complex technical documents and instructions.
  • Develop innovative approaches to diverse library issues.
  • Direct the activities of subordinate staff.
  • Maintain accurate and orderly records.
  • Work effectively as part of a group.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other City employees.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

Willingness to: Work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternative transportation as approved by the hiring authority.


Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community.

Solano County - Deputy Director of Library Services

Deputy Director of Library Services

Approximate Salary: $88,076.19- $107,05716/year

Deadline: 6/12/2015 5:00:00 PM


The Deputy Director of Library Services is responsible for the ongoing management over divisions of the Department of Library Services through subordinate managers and supervisors.  Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for public services and/or support services for the county library system.

The Deputy Director of Library Services serves as a member of the Library’s executive management team and is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of goals, objec­tives, policies, priorities and performance standards for the assigned divisions; participating in strategic planning for major initiatives and new directions for library services; providing innovative leadership in a culture characterized by excellent service; developing, evaluating and resolving service needs and related methods of delivery; and, creating and maintaining relationships with community members and organizations.

This position is exempt from civil service, "at will" and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE is someone who has a progressive vision of library services, is customer focused, enthusiastic and has a sense of humor. Strong organizational and project-management skills are required as is good judgment, tact and discretion. Effective written and oral communication skills are critical to the position.  


  • Four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience providing library services which includes two years in a library management position and related activities including budgeting, planning  and evaluation of services.


  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required from an accredited college or university.

To review the job description for this position, please visit:

  • The County participates in the CalPERS retirement 2% @ 60 for current members of PERS from another agency (or reciprocal retirement system) and 2% @ 62 for new members.
  • Longevity Pay: Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts.
  • Vacation: 20 days per year.
  • Administrative Leave: 80 hours per year.
  • A cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. Medical insurance is effective the first of the month following date of hire.  The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage.
  • Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
  • The county participates in Social Security.
  • To view the benefits package for this position, please visit:

  • 06/12/15 - Deadline to submit application.
  • 06/24/15 - Tentative dates for Oral Board interviews.
  • Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees

  • To apply, please visit  All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment, but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
  • Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

  • A Masters's degree in Library Science is required for this position. Applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their degree OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment. Previously submitted application materials for prior requirements will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

  • Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

  • In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, or by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Director of Library Services) and the recruitment number (15-147310-01). If submitting by email, please include the recruitment name and number in the subject line.

  • Ensures coordination and fiscal control in the delivery of direct services and support activities; ensures compliance with state and local rules, regulations and policies; establishes standards for quality service operations.
  • Oversees the work of supervisory, professional and office support staff; responds to personnel issues; addresses employee concerns and problems; counsels, disciplines, organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; confers with subordinates to review and monitor operations, employee performance and other administrative matters; is responsible for a variety of personnel activities including employee performance evaluations, training, selection and disciplinary actions; and resolves the most complex problems.
  • Acts as liaison with various County officials, community groups; other public agencies and representatives of local businesses to explain departmental functions, policies and procedures; may make presentations before the Board of Supervisors, local government agencies, community groups and professional organizations; consistently uses independent judgment.
  • Participates in the development of overall department budget; assumes significant responsibility for the preparation and administration of the division assigned budgets monitors expenditures; prepares and submits reports on operational effectiveness.
  • Visits branches to monitor and insure effective delivery of services; monitors professional and technical development related to library operations, evaluates their impact and recommends improvement;
  • Writes grant proposals, monitors and ensures program compliance and reports to funding agencies.
  • Serves as advisor to department head on technology-related and/or public service matters; evaluates operational and administrative policies of the department; assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures to facilitate effective service delivery and management control; plans and conducts studies of administrative and operational activities; develops reports and recommendations for appropriate action based on an analysis of gathered data.
  • Develops, interprets, determines, and communicates appropriate application of policy and operational procedures; conducts staff meetings and ensures appropriate communication throughout the assigned divisions.
  • Provides highly responsible administrative support to the executive management team; supports controversial positions; investigates and resolves sensitive issues; responsible for monitoring and establishing business procedures to ensure customer service and satisfaction; conducts special studies and convenes special committees; acts on behalf of the Library Director as assigned.
  • Understands current trends and best practices in library services with special emphasis on emerging technologies, automation and communication systems, and electronic resources.
  • Possesses ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to interact diplomatically with all levels of staff and management throughout the organization.
  • Coordinates strategic planning for technology; recommends, implements and evaluates technological strategies; recommends and manages a technology budget; and recommends and implements technology-related policy and procedures.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid class C California driver's license may be required.


Independent travel will be required.

Salida - Salida Unified School District - Library Media Clerk

Library Media Clerk
Salida Union School District

Date Posted: 5/5/2015

Contact: Kindra Aungst: 209-543-3133

Length of Work Year: 195 days

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: Starting on Step 1, $14.60 on Classified Schedule Range 9

Hours: 5.5 hours per day

Work Schedule: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Under general supervision assist with clerical functions in the school library and media center. Assist students with skills related to library and media center. Coordinate library and computer lab services to best meet student and staff needs.

  • Assist in the receipt, processing of textbooks, library books, periodicals, instructional materials and media.
  • Maintain an automated circulation and distribution system.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of files and records, including shelf and storage lists and records, catalogue cards, and other files and records.
  • Collect and circulate textbooks, library books, periodicals and instructional media pertaining to specific subject matter areas.
  • Monitor student behavior.
  • Provide direction and assistance to student library assistants and parent volunteers.
  • Develop interest center displays.
  • Performs a variety of functions in maintaining a neat and orderly library media center environment.
  • Prepare requisitions and orders for textbooks, library books and instructional materials.
  • Repair and mend damaged books and other instructional material.
  • Prepares book cards, book lists, bibliographies, memoranda, and other similar materials using both manual and automated processes.
  • Maintain simple cash receipt records.
  • Perform library inventory process, assist other sites as needed.
  • Bar code new books and maintain up-to-date records on the currently adopted circulation program of student circulation, card catalog and inventory.
  • Bar code, distribute, bill and inventory of textbooks.
  • Instruct aides in the use of the currently adopted circulation program for textbook circulation.
  • Monitor student use of the computer lab.
  • Coordinate scheduling of class computer lab use.
  • Assist students and staff in computer applications. This would include, but not be limited to: tower and network procedures, word processing and research data bases.
  • Facilitate the review of new technology and preview software for consideration by Technology Committee.
  • Maintain physical facilities and coordinate repair of equipment.
  • Coordinate and provide before and after school student assistance in the library and the computer lab. 
  • Perform testing duties as the assistant text site coordinator, receive and distribute test site materials, check and reconcile materials, proctor make-up tests under supervision.
  • Track students who need to complete tests. Return materials to testing center.

Knowledge of:
  • Modern office methods, practices, and equipment, including micro-computers and computer terminals.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Library media center classification systems.
  • Basic arithmetical concepts. *Student behavior management strategies and techniques.
  • Standard library reference sources, books, and other library related materials.
  • IBM, Apple/MacIntosh computer operations, functions, multimedia programs, CD ROM tower and networking
  • Library circulation program and functions.
  • Testing manuals – state and district.
 Ability to:
  • Perform library clerical functions, including circulation and distribution functions.
  • Maintain a variety of records and filing systems pertaining to a library media center.
  • Utilize a variety of reference resource guides.
  • Type or keyboard at a net corrected speed of 30 words per minute.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
  • Maintain a room of students.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

  • Persons performing service in this position classification will exert 30 – 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • This type of work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • High school graduate supplemented by coursework or training in library procedures and general clerical areas.
  • AA Degree or 48 college units.

One year of experience in a library or instructional materials center.


  • Fingerprint clearance required
  • TB clearance required
Requirements for Applying

  1. All of the following documents are required for this position: 
  2. Certification (Copy of AA Degree or higher)
    Copy of Transcript (Transcripts to show at least 48 college units)
  3. Letter of Introduction
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation (Two (2) letters dated within the last two (2) years.)
  5. Proof of HS Graduation (Copy of High School Diploma or H.S. Transcripts)
  6. Resume

Sacramento - OLA Catholic School - Library/ Media Center Specialist - Part Time

Library/ Media Center Specialist

Contact: Erik Swanson: (916)733-0115

Length of Work Year: 2015 - 2016

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: 6/8/2015 11:55 PM Pacific

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Job Description / Essential Elements
  • Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) School has an opening for a librarian.  This position requires traditional librarian duties with some teaching duties.  The librarian maintains a large collection of books, periodicals, reference, and media materials.  In addition, the librarian teaches preschool through 4th grade students once a week.  Topics include literature, library research skills, and academic research.  All students use the library with the librarian’s assistance, for circulation, research, and project/computer time. The librarian assists with many special academic projects.
  •  The candidate we seek is dynamic, energetic, engaging, compassionate, and on fire about literacy and education.  We are conducting a search for a librarian who will support our academic program and develop the OLA library into a state-of-the-art media center.

Professional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the collection, including ordering and cataloging new books, repairing old books, shelving, checking in and out for circulation, conducting inventory periodically.
  • Prepare and conduct 13 library classes a week (3 preschool, 2 kindergarten and 2 each 1st-4th grades).
  • Assist with research, and media-usage in the library.
  • Organize and conduct two Scholastic Book Fairs a year.
  • Conduct Reading Literature Circles.
  • Prepare and teach an elective course two hours a week.
  • Organize Summer Reading Program for Students.
  • Organize the Academic Talent Search Test for Sac State Summer Program
  • Participate in committees, supervision duty, meetings, and professional development. 
  • Embody and promote the mission and vision of Our Lady of the Assumption School
  • Collaborate well and foster a team atmosphere of professionalism and high standards for student achievement.
  • Effectively uses technology as an instructional tool to improve student achievement and effectiveness
  • Teach and enforce school-wide culture and expectations
  • Complete additional administrative, operational, and professional responsibilities and duties as needed

  • Strong commitment to the OLA School mission
  • Bachelor's degree and current teaching credential or library services credential strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization
  • High degree of professionalism, integrity, and personal responsibility
  • Professional appearance and dress

Lompac Public Library - Youth Services Librarian

Position:  Youth Services Librarian

$24.35 - $29.59 Hourly
$1,947.73 - $2,367.48 Biweekly
$4,220.09 - $5,129.55 Monthly   

The Lompoc Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian who is passionate about literacy and willing to try new ideas.  The ideal candidate is a fearless innovator with a positive and enthusiastic approach to enhancing inventive and imaginative learning and exploration that engages young people.

The Youth Services Librarian performs a variety of direct public service work and outreach, specifically targeting youth between the ages of 0 -18.  This position works with administration to plan, promote, and implement library services, programs, and outreach for youth.  The successful candidate will be expected to assess, implement and evaluate technologies as they apply to youth library services.  The individual will have the ability to teach technology skills and incorporate an overall plan for youth digital literacy.  For a complete job description, requirements, and to apply, please visit City of Lompoc Jobs .

Lompac Public Library - Librarian I

Librarian I

Closing Date/Time:          Fri. 06/12/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

$24.35 - $29.59 Hourly
$1,947.73 - $2,367.48 Biweekly
$4,220.09 - $5,129.55 Monthly

Job Type:             Full-Time, Permanent

The Librarian I is an entry professional level.  The position works under close professional supervision in a training status in preparation for responsibility for a full librarianship assignment or work under general supervision in the performance of routine professional work.

The following duties are typical of this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all of the duties and/or may be required to perform specific additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Assists the public in making the most effective use of the library;
  • demonstrates and explains library facilities and procedures;
  • provides technical and professional assistance to library patrons including location and selection of reading materials and information;
  • educates patrons in the use of library resources and equipment;
  • answers a variety of questions on library activities;
  • does reference work within the library and by requesting information from available reference services;
  • answers information questions and advises readers on the selection of materials;
  • selects, catalogs, classifies and maintains collection of assigned area of librarianship, such as adult or children's;
  • participates in the administration of a variety of library programs and classes including volunteer and summer youth;
  • develops and coordinates assigned library programs;
  • work with contract personnel for program activities;
  • prepares displays and informational materials;
  • promotes library services and resources through the use of exhibits, tours, outreach and the media;
  • prepares informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers;
  • participates in the preparation of a variety of records and reports;
  • compiles and analyzes data; participates in the development of grant proposals;
  • supervises the collection of branch libraries, selecting, rotating and deleting materials from the collection;
  • evaluates donations for entry into the library collection;
  • operates a major library during an assigned shift;
  • supervises sub-professional staff;
  • cooperates with schools and community groups in the use and improvement of library services;
  • develops and presents library-related workshops;
  • maintains assigned areas of the library in a neat and orderly condition; attends and participates in professional group meetings and workshops;
  • stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library science and performs related work as required.

  • Allocation of positions among the classes in the professional Librarian series is based upon the degree of supervision received, the assignment of responsibility for a designated area of professional librarianship, responsibility for supervision and responsibility for professional services for branch libraries, in addition to main library responsibility.

  • Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position.  The typical qualifying entrance backgrounds is:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND professional experience in provision of library services. Supervisory experience desirable.  Spanish/English bilingual skills are highly desirable.

  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License may be required.

  • Professional library practices, principles and materials; library technical services, such as reference and cataloging; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and basic math.

  • Perform a full range of professional library work; maintain library-related records; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL DEMANDS:  The conditions herein 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.

  • Strength: Medium - Exert force of 20-50 pounds occasionally, 10-25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects.
  • Frequently stand or walk, bend, push/pull, twist at the waist, handle, grip, grasp, finger/type, extend neck upward, downward or side to side.
  • Occasionally sit, stoop, crouch, reach above, at or below shoulder level.
  • Rarely crawl, kneel, climb stairs.
  • Vision: visual acuity sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position; average depth perception needed.
  • Hearing: Hearing ability to effectively hear and comprehend oral instructions and communication.

  • Work cooperatively and interact appropriately with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public, without exhibiting extreme responses; respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor; read and comprehend simple material; use simple math and writing skills; understand, remember and carry out detailed job instructions; respond quickly to changing priorities; deal with the general public, communicate effectively orally; work under pressure; work within deadlines; Librarian II supervises and trains other workers.

  • Work indoors. Frequently use computer. Rare exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, odors, chemicals, excessive noises, solvents, grease or oil, slippery or uneven walking surfaces; rarely drive vehicles. Frequently work with others; rarely work alone (depending on assignment, may work alone). Position requires working evening and/or weekend hours, and may travel to and attend appropriate Black Gold Library System meetings.

Based upon screening of the City application, résumé, and responses to supplemental questions, applicants whose qualifications best meet the requirements of the position will be invited to the examination process.  This process may include, but is not limited to: written examination, panel interview and/or performance examination, which consists of an evaluation of some of the essential knowledge, skills, abilities, and job related experience listed below. Those candidates who pass the examination process are placed on an eligibility list from which the final selection will be made.

As authorized by City policy, applicants being considered for hire in this position are subject to fingerprinting for purposes of investigating criminal history background, as part of the employment screening process.  Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination (based upon job-related physical standards) by a City-designated physician.

Failure in any one part of the examination or selection processes will disqualify a candidate from further consideration.