Thursday, October 29, 2015

Carlsbad City Library - Senior Librarian (Genealogy and Local History Division)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/02/15 11:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $2,430.40 - $3,179.20 Biweekly; $5,265.87 - $6,888.27 Monthly; $63,190.40 - $82,659.20 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

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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 technologically-savvy Senior Librarian to oversee its Genealogy and Local History division.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced genealogist, archivist and preservationist with demonstrated experience in managing digital-archival projects, and a deep understanding of digital asset management systems and processes. In addition, the individual should enjoy and feel comfortable developing and maintaining relationships with patrons, the community, donors, outside organizations and other city departments.

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 ideal candidate would bring a strong vision for the future of this division.

The Oral Board Interview process for this position is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (date subject to change).

The Senior Librarian under general direction, will perform advanced professional librarian duties in support of the Genealogy and Local History division of the Carlsbad City Library. The position is primarily responsible for collecting and preserving local information for future generations and maintaining and developing the well-respected genealogy collection and services. Other responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and supervising services and programs; supervising the work of library employees; maintaining relationships with supporting organizations; and other related work as assigned. Positions in this class are heads of major library divisions and administer a variety of special programs, resources, and services.

We view the library's Genealogy and Local History division as a vital link in the way our communities understand themselves and each other, through an understanding of our history and evolving present-day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference assistance at a public service desk to those doing research in genealogy and local history.
  • Assists patrons in making effective use of library facilities by answering questions and helping them use the library’s resources.
  • Plans, organizes and directs a variety of library services, related to the genealogy and local history division.
  • Supervises and coordinates the selection and cataloging and organization of library materials, performing a variety of other professional library work requiring a thorough knowledge of library materials and resources, supervises and participates in the preparation of reference and instruction resources for the public.
  • Manages the continued growth and development of digitization projects and implements new projects as they arise.
  • Ensures quality and consistency of digital records and metadata; determines means and methods for assessing production quality and tracks statistics and feedback.
  • Recruits, selects and trains professional librarians and genealogy and local history assistants.
  • Trains and supervises assigned library staff; assigns work priorities, manages and provides input for disciplinary matters.
  • Demonstrates leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Selects materials that support the scope of the collection.
  • Develops, maintains, and preserves the local history collections and archives.
  • Evaluates materials for rebinding, mending and replacement.
  • Promotes and organizes the collection donation process; evaluates gifts for condition and usefulness; maintains records of donations and provenance.
  • Maintains specialty collections.
  • Accessions, arranges, presents and preserves materials.
  • Oversees conversion of historical documents to new formats with an emphasis on access.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and implements library programs such as instructional programs, visits by community and school groups, and informational programs for general public.
  • Conducts workshops in genealogy and local history research.
  • Actively works with city and departmental communications staff to publicize and gain visibility for the services and programs.
  • Reads books and prepares book reviews.
  • Responds to citizen requests for information.
  • Represents the Library in the community and at professional meetings.
  • Develops contacts in the community as a means of locating materials and promoting partnership and outreach opportunities.
  • Participates in departmental team and committee work.
  • Assists in providing a variety of staff assistance services to the Deputy Library Director, Library Director, Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, and other support organizations. 
  • Prepares written reports and oral presentations, complex analysis regarding library service and personnel policies, and similar work.
  • Maintains positive ongoing relationships with external groups in order to identify community needs and enhance public services.
  • Coordinates library-related activities with other City Departments and divisions, and with outside agencies.
Knowledge of:

  • Advanced principles, theories and practices of professional library work.
  • Advanced principles, and management of archiving and preservation techniques and trends.
  • Genealogy and local history research methods.
  • Standards and principles of supervision.
  • Tools and practices in processing library materials.
  • Standard reference materials.
  • Principles of public relations and community outreach.
  • Appropriate library technology, including specialized archiving and cataloging systems and techniques, including DACS, EAD, MARC, and Dublin Core.

Ability to:

  • Develop and implement library programs and services applicable to the needs of patrons and the community.
  • Understand and keep abreast of developments in digital and manuscript archives management, and digital and physical preservation techniques.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Perform technical library tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster a positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including potential donors, businesses, and community organizations.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Experience & Education:
An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below:

Three (3) years of professional library work experience, including two (2) years of prior library supervisory experience. Completion of a Masters of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited library school.

Experience in the areas of genealogical and archival collections to meet the requirements and responsibilities of the position.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watsonville Public Library - Children's Librarian (Half-time)

Opening Date: October 22nd

Closing Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $2,088.95/month - $2,799.39/month

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This vacancy is in the Children’s Services Division, but the employment list may be used for filling future vacancies in other areas

Job Summary
To perform a full range of professional library work. Performs a variety of professional duties involved in planning, coordinating, and implementing library services and programs; perform complex reference, technical and reader’s advisory services.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.

Examples of Essential Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Guides and assists patrons in locating answers to their questions using a variety of available resources; performs reference interviews and reader’s advisory services.
  • Instructs and advises patrons in using the on-line catalog, internet, and other electronic resources.
  • Develops assigned areas of collection; reviews media, books and other materials for purchase on the basis of established selection criteria and the needs of library users.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of programs on a variety of topics in collaboration with colleagues; promotes, publicizes and represents library programs and services to the community and local agencies.
  • Attends professional meetings and may represent the library at professional organizations.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community and business groups, government and civic agencies, current and potential library users, identifying emerging community issues and determines the need for related library services, collections and materials.
  • In addition, when assigned to Technical Services: Catalogs and classifies a variety of library materials in English and Spanish using OCLC or other related online cataloging systems.
  • In addition, when assigned to Youth Services: Demonstrates knowledge on current trends in library services for youth, literature, social media and other areas pertaining to the recreational and educational needs and expectations of youth; initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities for youth, including story times and school outreach.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above scope and function as required.

Employment Standards
Knowledge of:

  • Professional library principles and practices.
  • Basic reference tools and services.
  • Principles and techniques of library materials selection and de-selection.
  • Current, standard library procedures, information technology, internet and database search capabilities.

Ability to:

  • assist with difficult reference questions
  • work with the public for extended periods of time, maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor and providing friendly courteous services to library patrons
  • use a computer and the internet effectively for providing library services 
  • creatively promote library services, service delivery and the profession
  • work cooperatively with other City employees and the general public
  • keep up to date with current professional issues and developments
  • coordinate, direct, and implement library services programs suited to the needs of the community
  • analyze, evaluate and recommend collection development acquisitions
  • maintain a schedule that includes working at least one evening per week and a rotating week-end schedule
  • effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms
  • direct, coordinate and monitor the work of assigned staff
  • maintain accurate records and prepare reports

Physical Requirements
Physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • drive a vehicle, climb into and out of appropriate vehicles
  • intermittently bend and twist to reach equipment surrounding desk
  • move sufficiently to lift boxes, climb ladders and stairs; bend, crouch, kneel, squat, or stoop, push/pull file drawers and supplies, reach in all directions
  • reach above and at shoulder height
  • lift and carry books and/or equipment weighing from 10-50 lbs
  • sit at a desk using near vision for long periods of time
  • stand for long periods of time
  • work indoors in an office environment subject to heat/cold and fragrances
  • use a computer keyboard
  • grasp files, documents and equipment with right and left hands
  • see and hear in the normal visual and audio ranges with or without correction

Training and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and ability is:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science (MLIS/MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
  • Some experience in professional public library work is preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

  • The ability to speak English and Spanish

License and Certification

  • Possession at the time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license, including a safe driving record.

Palo Alto City Library - Senior Librarian

Opening Date: 10/20/15

Closing Date: 11/04/15 05:00 PM

Salary: $29.86 - $36.66 Hourly; $5,175.73 - $6,354.40 Monthly; $62,108.80 - $76,252.80 Annually

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Palo Alto City Library is looking for an experienced and energetic librarian to fill a Senior level position, chiefly work with the Library’s eBranch team. The successful candidate is expected to have strong web management skills and in-depth knowledge of using databases to provide customer service.  Good communication skills, willingness to think creatively, and high work ethnics assure success in this position.

Purpose of Classification

Independently performs specialized and professional library activities of advanced difficulty in a library.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Senior Librarian is the advanced professional classification within the Library Division. Incumbents have professional experience to perform high level public library responsibilities. It is a broad classification which covers a variety of work situations including advanced knowledge of reference services, facility operation, collection management, library policies and computerized information systems. Significant portion of the day may include direct public contact.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be a key member of Library eBranch team with a focus on web services 
  • Assists the Library Services Manager of Digital Initiatives in developing innovative programs with available library technology
  • Uses web technology to do outreach and deliver virtual and technology programs that support the strategic goals of the Library
  • Plays a key role in promoting new digital services to staff and the public
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Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:

  • College degree or a combination of related experience and training substantially equivalent to graduation from a college or university; and
  • Three years professional experience as a librarian. Master's degree in Library or Information Science may be substituted for one year of professional experience.


  • is proficient in languages used for web development and content management systems
  • has experience in testing and debugging issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices 
  • is attentive to details and has experience in using analytical tools to generate statistical reports
  • is a team player and passionate about building solutions and solving problems 
  • has good analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to explain to non-technical audiences technology programs and tools the Library introduces 
Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply promptly: The City of Palo Alto reserves the right to close any recruitment without notice. Positions without a closing date may close at any time. Other recruitments may be limited to a specific number of applicants. Please read job announcements thoroughly for important information.

South San Francisco Public Library - Librarian I (three positions)

Positions: Two full-time (Adult Services); One part-time (Children's Services)

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,763.00 - $5,791.00 Monthly; Bilingual premium of 2.5% for speaking Spanish, Tagalog, or American Sign.

Complete Class Description available at

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Accepting the first 100 qualified applicants.


The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. The Library’s annual budget is $4.5 million with a staff of 43 FTEs and a collection of 167,000 volumes. The Library is an active member of the Peninsula Library System and the Peninsula Libraries Automated Network, known for their innovative programs and management. The library system shares an online Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium system and offers access to several online reference databases and the Internet.


The Librarian I classification is an entry-level position. A position in either class may be assigned to any area of library operations and may be rotated among services, such as children’s, adult reference, circulation, technical processing, and branch library services; incumbents may direct the work of full-time and part-time staff and volunteers; as well as perform assigned duties such as reference, community presentations, program planning, and collection development.

The City currently has 3 vacancies:
Two full-time (40 hour/week) positions and one part-time position (32 hours/week) including evenings and weekend hours at the Main and Grand Avenue Branch Libraries providing services to all library patrons.  The full-time positions will primarily focus on adult services and the part-time position will focus on children's services but both positions will also provide services for other divisions as needed.


The successful candidate should be flexible in performing duties in all areas of the library, skilled at marketing library services, programs and collections throughout the community, and have well-developed computer and collection development skills. This person will be a proven team player and experienced at setting goals and objectives and planning and implementing work projects as part of a team. Spanish or Chinese language skills are desirable.

A typical qualifying background would be:

Experience: None.

Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate California Driver’s license.

Cupertino - PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library - Community Health Information Researcher

Positon: Temporary, Contract

Close Date: Not stated

Salary: $25-$30 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications

To apply, send a resume and a brief description of your interest in the project should to:


PlaneTree Health Library (PHL), a nonprofit organization in Santa Clara County, CA, has provided free access to relevant, trustworthy health and medical information to the public since 1989.


As part of its strategic planning for program growth, PHL's Board of Directors is assessing the current health information needs of its local community (Santa Clara County, CA) in three topic areas. To identify currently unavailable (or inadequate) services, the Board is seeking a researcher to complete a preliminary, 10- to 12-hour research project.


  • Identify and implement appropriate research methods, such as telephone inquiries, Internet and/or database searches, library tools, or other information resources.
  • Research and collect data on the availability and utilization of existing Santa Clara County services that provide information and/or education in three topical areas: (1) health insurance (all types and aspects), (2) end-of-life care and advance health care directives, (3) nutrition
  • Organize the information and prepare a written report of findings
  • Communicate with the Board Chair to obtain direction and report progress


Demonstrated ability to:

  • Organize project tasks and complete them in a timely manner
  • Select and use appropriate research methods and tools, including online searches, telephone interviews, and software applications
  • Select useful, relevant information from a potentially large amount of data and organize it coherently
  • Keep a data file of materials, their basic descriptions, and location
  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and (if helpful) with charts
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others involved and those who are contacted in the course of project investigation

Experience in information gathering processes, nonprofit strategic planning, and/or environmental scanning processes

Knowledge of Santa Clara County, CA community health resources

Ability to complete the project in 10-12 hours of work and within 4 weeks of hire date

Bachelor's degree required; Master's of Library Science, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant master's degree preferred

Resident of the San Francisco South Bay area preferred

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

San Jose Public Library - (3) Senior Librarian - Full Time

(3) Senior Librarian
Job ID:4751

Salary Min: $80620.80  Salary Max: $98217.60

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular
Close Date: 11/16/2015

Position and Duties
Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library and are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs and service initiatives are implemented and guide the operations of the branch or unit. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating branch/unit operations; preparing and implementing work plans; monitoring branch/unit budgets; planning and implementing programs and outreach to the community; planning and implementing branch/unit goals, objectives and guidelines; ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of service and programs; and providing guidance and leadership to a professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. In addition there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in system wide teams and special projects that help achieve the library's strategic goals to enhance the development and improvement of services to the community.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

The library is recruiting for three Senior Librarians to manage the following:

  • Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock and Hillview Branch Library pair;

  • Alviso and Educational Park Branch Library pair;

  • and the Instruction and Programming Services (IPS) unit, which coordinates centralized programming, learning opportunities, and school support for the library system. The IPS position is located at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1.  Education:  Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.

2.  Experience:  Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.

3.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:
  • Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Leadership - leads by example; serves as appropriate role model; demonstrates high ethical standards; Remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment; encourages and rewards risk-taking, allowing others to learn from mistakes.
  • Change Management - Demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness.  Helps others to successfully manage organizational change.  Develops, plans and follows through on change initiatives.
  • Supervision - Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources.
  • Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue, determines the significance of problems, collections data, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant data. Makes inferences about the meaning of the data, and uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions that achieve the desired outcome.
  • Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
  • Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • Technology Use / Management - uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.
  • Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable for the branch positions.

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise. 

Application Instructions
Submission of a resume is optional.  The Education History and Work History sections of the application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.

E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on the final filing date.  Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your application.

Santa Clara University Library - Circulation Supervisor (Evening) - Full Time

Circulation Supervisor (Evening)

Close Date   11/13/2015

Open Until Filled   No

Special Instructions to Applicants  
For maximum consideration, applications should be received by November 13, 2015

Standard Hours (hours per week) 40

Position Purpose              
The Circulation Supervisor provides excellent library and information service in support of the University’s academic programs as outlined in the University Library’s Strategic Plan. He/she performs specialized duties requiring a broad knowledge of general library operations in a diverse work environment. The position provides and oversees the delivery of accurate, timely, and courteous service that respects individual needs and strengthens the educational experience; participates in planning and accomplishing the goals of Access & Delivery Services; participates in continuing education/training and staff development activities appropriate to job responsibilities; and supervises student assistants, including shelving. The primary schedule is 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Adjustments in this schedule will be required as a function of the academic calendar, e.g., intersession, summer hours, etc.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
  • This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Education and/or Experience      
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of library or front line customer service desk experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
1.   Circulation of Library Materials; Supervision of the Library evenings and weekends (60%)
    • Staffs and oversees the Library Help Desk Library during scheduled hours
    • Assists patrons in locating materials in the Library using OSCAR (the Universitys online catalog)
    • Provides excellent customer service
    • Provides courteous directional and informational assistance and simple reference assistance to users, requiring a general knowledge of the librarys physical facility, organization, collections and policies
    • Refers complex questions to the appropriate individual
    • Uses the automated library system (OSCAR) to circulate materials (checkout, check-in, place holds, etc.) to members of the Santa Clara University community
    • Communicates effectively with patrons to resolve billing problems
    • Recommends searches and/or Link+ or Interlibrary Loan requests for missing library materials
    • Educates users about new or enhanced services provided by Access & Delivery Services
    • Provides information on specific library policies, including billing and circulation privileges
    • Overrides patron blocks when appropriate
    • Supervises, trains, and manages library student workers, directing their work and ensuring the work of the library (sorting, shelving, shelf reading, auditing ARS, etc) is completed during work shifts. Also supervises student work on special projects for other library units assigned and directed by the Reference and Circulation Services Manager
    • Supervises the ARS during evenings and weekends, which includes storing, picking, and auditing activities
    • Opens/Closes and secures the library in conjunction with other staff and Campus Safety
    • Manages difficult library users, emergencies (security, medical), alarms, or other disruptive situations with professionalism, tact and diplomacy; works closely with Campus Safety to maintain a positive learning environment for all library users

2.   Searches for missing library materials (15%)
    • Checks the library catalog for the missing materials status
    • Physically checks the stacks, presort shelves, carts, ARS carts, etc.
    • Updates search progress in Sierra item records and notifies patrons
    • Keeps monthly statistics on searching; posts on Google Drive
    • Produces monthly report; reports trends to department administrators

3.   Supervises student shelvers (15%)
    • Ensures shelving is completed in a timely manner
    • Trains student workers to shelve and to conduct shelf reading and inventory control
    • Monitors the shelving assistants student wage budget

4.  Other Duties as Assigned (10%)
    • Monitors use of the building space through multiple methodologies including daily use statistics and facility walk-throughs; prepares monthly and annual reports
    • Troubleshoots minor problems with copy machines, OSCAR workstations, printers, etc.
    • Repairs and services equipment throughout the library as requested and required
    • Occasional lifting or moving of library furniture, as when reorganizing a study area, etc.
    • May utilize a sign making software and/or word processing software to create library signs and notices to be posted in the library; and to create/update forms and documents.
    • Collects data on services, collections, use and facilities for library assessment
    • May work on unit projects

  1. Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services
  2. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices
  3. Maintains contact with customers and solicits feedback for improved services.
  4. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives
  5. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow
  6. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions
  7. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required
  8. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit

Provides Work Direction

Supervises student workers evenings and weekends.

  • Demonstrated excellence in providing high quality customer service (required)
  • Demonstrated experience in using a library automation system (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising student assistants
  • Demonstrated experience with computers and office productivity software, e.g., Microsoft Office is expected

  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of ability to work in a collegial and team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic technological and organizational environment, and to adapt to new situations easily
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Accommodate shift changes and weekend work as required

Santa Clara County Library District - Literacy Program Specialist - Full Time

Literacy Program Specialist

Closing Date/Time:   Wed. 11/04/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:                        $29.04 - $35.10 Hourly $2,323.20 - $2,808.08 Biweekly;
                                    $5,033.60 - $6,084.17 Monthly; $60,403.20 - $73,010.08 Annually

Job Type:                    Full-Time

Location:                    Throughout the County of Santa Clara, California

Final Filing Date:       Wed. 11/04/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

  • Under general supervision, to coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate learner and volunteer tutor services including one-on-one, small-group and one-time learning opportunities.
  • This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.
  • Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit.  Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied.  Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

Experience Note: 
  • The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, Communication, Humanities, Social Science or a closely related Behavioral Science field and one (1) year of experience as a trainer, teacher, program coordinator or program evaluator in a literacy program, adult education program, or other community learning program.
  •  Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.

Typical Tasks:
  • Recruits, interviews, trains and evaluates learners, tutors, and other supporting volunteers;
  • Integrates literacy services within general library service, including participation in meetings, committees, and activities;
  • Assists in developing and implementing program policies and procedures;
  • Screens learners for suitability for the program, conducts intake interviews, administers ongoing assessments of learner's reading abilities, clarifies short- and long-term goals;
  • Selects, orders and maintains the program's instructional and literacy-related materials;
  • Provides instructions in basic computer skills and terminology; maintains the program's database and acts as the liaison with Library technical staff regarding computer issues;
  • Enters and maintains accurate records on learners and tutors in the program's database;
  • Matches learners with appropriate tutors; monitors, evaluates and documents progress;
  • Provides tutor-learner matches with materials, support, guidance and referrals as needed;
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, growth, outcomes, and retention rates;
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Manages, maintains and ensures facility and equipment are safe, secure and in working order;
  • Makes presentations at workshops, trainings, and conferences;
  • Facilitates workshops and small -group classes; maintains, revises and implements curriculum as required;
  • Implements and oversees special learner and volunteer tutor projects including recognition events, and special celebrations;
  • May provide literacy services directly to inmates in correctional facilities;
  • Identifies and implements community outreach efforts, including program promotions, presentations, and participation in local meetings and events;
  • Collaborates with community organizations, educators and businesses to develop partnerships for referrals, support and other mutually beneficial relationships such as memorandums of understanding, funding requests and similar activities to support literacy awareness and advocates;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards:
Sufficient education, training and experience which demonstrates possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of training, instruction and project management, especially related to adult literacy and volunteer based programs;
  • Library practices and procedures;
  • Recruiting, interviewing and counseling techniques;
  • Literacy materials, techniques and methodologies;
  • Volunteer programs, organizations and community resources;
  • Personal computers including word processing and other common office applications. 

Ability to:
  • Work effectively with other library jurisdictions, organizations and members of the community;
  • Write reports in a clear and concise manner;
  • Communicate effectively with tact and diplomacy both orally and in writing, with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Establish, maintain, and foster courteous and effective working relationships;
  • Recommend, identify and procure literacy materials;
  • Assess reading levels and learning progress of learners;
  • Effectively match volunteer tutors with learners;
  • Collect, analyze and prepare data for State grants and other reports;
  • Train, guide and oversee the work of tutors and volunteers;
  • Plan, organize and conduct workshops, presentations and training sessions;
  • Work independently, exercise good judgment and take initiative;
  • Work flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours;
  • Utilize office equipment including copy machine, fax machine and printer, and operate audio-visual equipment.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

San Francisco City College - Dean of Library and Learning Resources - Full Time

Dean of Library and Learning Resources

Posting Date       10-14-2015 

Filing Deadline (All postings close at 4:00 PM):       11-16-2015        

Job Category      Administrative 

Appointment Type            Administrative - Dean 

Employment Status:         Academic Administrator 

Appointment Start Date  Immediately Upon Appointment 

Work Schedule/Load      12 month appointment (228 days per academic year) 

Position Description:
  • The Dean of Library and Learning Resources reports to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, works collaboratively with other instructional administrators, and is responsible for the leadership, planning, direction, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of the following areas in the Academic Affairs Division: Library and Learning Resources, Educational Technology, and Faculty Support Services.
  • The Dean of Library and Learning Resources serves as a resource for the School and Educational Center Deans and instructional departments and programs.
  • The Dean of Library and Learning Resources is responsible for District-wide administration of Library Services and Plans, and oversees all Library staff and operations, as well as learning resources related to English, mathematics, language acquisition, and other areas.
  • The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Division and collaborates within appropriate divisions of the College to create systematic change that fosters a College culture supportive of students in achieving their goals, including transfer and achievement of certificates and degrees. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative leadership, coordination, supervision, and responsibility for the Ocean Campus and educational center libraries: Rosenberg, Alice Statler, Downtown Center, Chinatown/North Beach Center, John Adams Center, Southeast Center, Mission Center, and the Teachers' Resource Center.
  • Coordinate the College's Educational Technology department to provide educational programs and services that promote successful learning and student achievement and provide faculty training in the use of educational technologies and learning in face-to-face classrooms and via distance education.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate activities to ensure that academic support services are regularly assessed for evidence of student achievement and learning, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes assessment and accreditation standards.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and manage assigned department chairs.
  • Lead processes related to the printing and distribution of the Fall, Spring, and Summer time schedules and the College Catalog.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Library and Learning Resources faculty and staff and work with the Educational Center Deans to plan, implement, and monitor the equity of Library and Learning Resource services District-wide.
  • Ensure that all libraries and assigned areas of responsibility meet requirements for all college planning and evaluation activities, including but not limited to program review, accreditation, resources, accounting, student learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Library and Learning Resources and the instructional programs, and as the primary contact on Library and Learning Resources for local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and requirements, and relevant College policies and procedures.
  • Remain current in the latest technologies in the library and educational technology fields; anticipate and plan for acquisition, implementation, and staff training of relevant technologies.
  • Maintain an understanding of current and emerging technologies, ideas, research, and practices related to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations, workshops, and conferences.
  • Provide administrative oversight of the ongoing planning, budget, expenditures, and operations for the following areas: Library and Learning Resources, Educational Technology, and Faculty Support Services.
  • Meet regularly with library staff and with program advisory committees, and review and evaluate Library and Learning Resources curriculum.
  • Oversee the hiring of and provide leadership, administrative direction, and supervision to the classified staff in the following areas: Library and Learning Resources, Educational Technology, and Faculty Support Services. Delegate and review assignments and projects and establish clear expectations for effective performance and evaluation of work products and results.
  • Plan, research, write, coordinate, and continuously review grant proposals, including categorical grants, as well as foundation and other funding sources related to the areas of supervision.
  • Supervise, manage, evaluate, review, and monitor scheduling of assigned faculty.
  • Recommend and support professional development activities for academic and classified staff.
  • Supervise the professional conduct of staff and promote a work culture of cooperation, mutual support, and optimal student service; cooperate with the Employee Relations Office in
    resolving personnel disciplinary matters and serves as the administrative grievance officer on personnel disciplinary matters as applicable.
  • Participate collegially on Participatory Governance committees, and chair ad hoc committees as commissioned by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
  • Represent the College in local, regional, and national groups, organizations, K-12 schools, and post-secondary institutions.
  • Attend Board of Trustees' meetings; make presentations and submit reports and action items related to areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • An earned Master's Degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience related to the administrative assignment.
  • Sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and employees.
  • Equivalent of three (3) years of full-time teaching, student services, librarian or professional managerial experience in an accredited academic institution, public, private, or community based agency.

    [If you would like to claim equivalency, the Administrative Equivalency Application Form is available on the left side margin. This form will be considered as part of the application materials and must be submitted on or before the filing deadline as indicated on this job posting.]   

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication, organizational management and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Three (3) years of library administrative experience which includes significant responsibility for budget planning, preferably in a library.
  • Demonstrated supervision and management experience in evaluating, mentoring, training employees, and professional development of staff.
  • Demonstrated significant knowledge of library resources, learning resources, and distance education and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with other departments, operational units, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum approval processes and course requirements, as well as academic program articulations.
  • Successful experience in current and emerging technologies related to the Instructional environment.
  • Evidence of commitment to student success and a vision of learning-centered institution and community.
  • Successful experience with data-driven strategic planning and decision-making, accreditation, and student learning outcomes.
  • Successful experience teaching in an online environment. 

Application Procedure:

To apply for this posting, start by completing an online Application for Administrative Position at To be considered a candidate for this posting, the following materials must be submitted and received by the Human Resources Department on or before 4:00 p.m. of the posting filing deadline. Substitution of required document(s) is not permitted.

  1. Applicant: Please do not send any application materials to other departments. The Human Resources Department is not responsible for any documents addressed and/or sent to other departments.
  2. A detailed letter expressing interest in the position, indicating specifically how the minimum qualifications and as many as possible of the desirable qualifications will be fulfilled. Minimum and desirable qualifications are listed in this posting. The letter should also address the applicant's background and skills in the areas stated in the Examples of Duties.
  3. A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.
  4. A City College of San Francisco Electronic Administrative Position Application completed in full and applied to this specific posting online. The statement "See Resume" is not acceptable.
  5. A list of references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five (5) references that include: faculty, classified and/or support staff, an administrator, a supervisor, and a colleague of managerial, supervisory ranking. (If you are among the final candidates, references will be contacted. The District may also contact other references not on your list, only if you are among the final candidates.)
  6. Copies of transcripts verifying the degrees and majors as listed on applicant's CCSF Application Form; official transcripts and actual verification of work experience will be required at a later date.

    [NOTE: Degrees and majors must be posted on transcripts to be considered in the application process. Foreign degree(s) must be evaluated before an application can be processed. Foreign Degree Evaluation sources information is located on the left side margin.]
  7. Diversity Statement: Separate from your letter of interest, submit a concise response to relate several of your experiences or your involvement in circumstances or environments which strongly affected your understanding of and ability to function in a diverse community comprised of students and colleagues from varying academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ethnicities.
  8. Applicants bear the sole responsibility for ensuring that all application materials are complete when submitted and are received by the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the posting filing deadline. Postmarks will not be honored. Emails are not acceptable. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All materials become the property of the City College of San Francisco, and will not be returned. Application files for this posting will not be considered for other postings.
For additional assistance, please call Human Resources Department at (415) 241-2246.

San Francisco - San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor - Part Time

Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor

Reference #        2988

Posted: Oct 19, 2015

Closes:  Nov 19, 2015

Department        Library

Pay Rate: $25.00/hour

Work type(s)       Part-Time

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is looking for a part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor to oversee evening and weekend circulation services and supervise our student employees.

Job Duties
  • The incumbent will process incoming reserve requests, update hard copy reserve lists, and communicate with faculty regarding reserve requests. 
  • The incumbent will also provide technical assistance (copy machines, computers), assist with the processing and/or repair of materials, and be responsible for stack maintenance and shelving. 
  • At the end of the shift, the Weekend and Evening Supervisor will be responsible for closing and securing the library.

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, preferably in music or a related field, two years of library experience, and experience with both public and technical service, including circulation procedures. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience with MS Word and Excel are a must. Experience with the LC classification system and with OCLC Discovery catalog are desirable.

This is a part-time position with approximately 14 to 15 hours of work per week (varies) during the academic year (late August through the middle of May). Flexibility is highly desirable. In particular, we presently have a critical need for coverage on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Applying for this Position
We prefer to receive applications through our website; however, if you are unable to apply through our website, you may submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Monday, October 19, 2015

Beverly Hills Public Library - Senior Library Technician (2 positions)

Salary: $60,201.12 - $74,577.84 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Note: There are two (2) Senior Library Technician positions. One is in Technical Services division, the other is in Public Services division.

Closing Date: Applications received on or before Friday, October 23 will be the first group of applications to be reviewed.

To apply, visit

The Senior Library Technician performs a wide variety of complex and difficult paraprofessional library work; recruits, develops and trains subordinate staff and volunteers; works actively in the community to develop support for library programs and services; responsible for a unit of library services.

Major Duties

  • Supervises a unit of library services which can include: literacy services, copy cataloging, database maintenance, acquisitions or other unit of library service.
  • Schedules and monitors unit personnel and work flow for daily operations; assesses deadlines; makes and monitors the work assignments of others accordingly.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, coordinates, assists, instructs, and evaluates subordinate staff and volunteers.
  • Prepares original training materials for subordinate staff and volunteers.
  • Monitors budgets and expenditures for the unit's program budget, for grants, and for donations from the Friends of the Library and other community organizations.
  • Prepares grant applications and proposals as necessary.
  • Maintains payroll records to include assuring number of hours worked are documented correctly, calculating totals, and making adjustments.
  • Makes public presentations regarding library programs and services.
  • Represents the Library at public, professional and community meetings.
  • Monitors and evaluates library programs and services for efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Monitors contracts with vendors to ensure quality control of product supplied.
  • Monitors the Innovative database for accuracy; proofreads online input done by subordinate staff; conducts quality control evaluations of data base; performs final quality control check before new materials are released to the public.
  • Performs duties of Librarian III when assigned.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree including or supplemented by courses in library sciences or a related field and;
  • Three (3) years of experience performing paraprofessional library work in a public library, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of standard library procedures of complex nature including circulation, cataloging, literacy training materials and software, bibliographic search procedures, and the use of a variety of reference sources.
  • Knowledge of City organization, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of types and uses of materials in the library collections.
  • Knowledge of library terminology and record-keeping methods.
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of municipal purchasing policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, including the publishing of serials.
  • Skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying a body of technical information beyond normal department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in locating books and materials.
  • Skill in public presentation and public speaking.
  • Skill in understanding facilities maintenance.

Oakland - Holy Names University - Librarian for Research and Outreach

Posting Category: Staff Positions

Closing Date: Not specified

To view position and apply, visit , Download and complete employment application and email it along with cover letter and resume to

What we are looking for:

Holy Names University is seeking an experienced academic librarian to take on a mix of responsibilities in instruction, reference, outreach, and technology services as a full-time member of our team. The right candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic, passionate about student learning, and ready to be an integral part of our diverse and unique academic community.

What will you do at Holy Names University?

Your role will vary as you work alongside the other members of the library team, partner with various academic departments, and support the University’s mission.

Once you’re here, you will:

  • Lead classes and workshops for students and faculty on information and how it is used;
  • Help coordinate and implement a programmatic instruction strategy for achieving the University’s information literacy learning outcomes;
  • Consult with students on their research projects and teach them how to navigate information resources;
  • Develop the library’s collection of print and electronic materials as both an academic and community resource;
  • Teach students how to critically evaluate the world of information around them;
  • Represent the library at campus events and new student orientations;
  • Promote the library as a creative and productive space for students on campus and online;
  • Work side-by-side with faculty to better understand their curriculum and to support their needs;
  • Track the use of library resources to shed light on emerging patterns and trends in information use. 

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Provided reference and instruction services in an academic library setting;
  • Experience developing and assessing learning outcomes for information literacy instruction;
  • Strong time management and project management skills;
  • A willingness to take on different responsibilities and roles as circumstances require;
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work some weeknights and/or weekends;
  • Technical know-how;
  • Experience using and managing electronic resources, such as LibGuides, scholarly article databases, and integrated library systems;
  • A strong sense of camaraderie and an excitement to work in partnership with colleagues, faculty, and students. 

Experience and Education Required:

Holy Names University is interested in candidates with at least two years of academic library experience, particularly in reference and instruction. Instruction experience should include designing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction at the college level. Candidates should be able to share their approach to the following: classroom teaching, service at the reference desk, collection development, and library outreach. Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in library and information sciences (MLIS) or equivalent.

City of Santa Barbara - Library Services Manager

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/09/15 5:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $96,545.52 - $117,352.08 Annually

Job Type: Full-time Unclassified

Location: Main Library, 40 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, California

To apply, visit


Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Library Services Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the operations, programs and services of the library system. Assignments may also include directing branch operations. This includes eight (8) full-time and approximately thirty (30) hourly staff, and has a budget of $1.8M. As a member of the management team, the Library Services Manager will also assist in the administration and operations of the Library Department; manage the division budget, and serve as the department's budget liaison to the Finance department; recommend, develop and implement program and policy changes; and recommend, plan and coordinate special projects, including innovations that position Santa Barbara as a leader in library services. Additionally, the Library Services Manager will assist the Library Director in the development of the department budget; speak before civic groups and organizations regarding library services and policies; and perform other duties as assigned. The Library Department provides a broad range of library services to residents of the City of Santa Barbara and to county residents through branch libraries in Carpinteria, Goleta, Montecito, Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. The Library Department circulates more than 1.5 million items annually and provides outstanding outreach to the larger community. The candidate must be a self-starter, innovative leader, motivator and multi-tasker.


Knowledge of:
Theories, principles and practices of modern library management, including current developments in library services and information technology. Preparation, implementation, and administration of departmental budget and revenue control procedures, grant reporting and performance benchmarking practices; modern library policies, methods and operations and procedures; supervisory principles and performance evaluation practices; employee motivation techniques; project management principles. Principles of collection development, technical services, circulation and automation services; print, audio-visual and electronic resources selections and cataloging knowledge; general and specialized reference materials, bibliographic sources, online databases, and the field of book publishing. Contract administration and purchasing procedures; automated library information systems and tools; patron advisory methods and practices; customer service principles.

Ability to:
Prepare and administer complex financial budgets, involving special funds and operating expenditures. Plan, organize and implement division goals, programs, policies and practices and meet deadlines. Promote library services programs given assessment of patron needs, available resources, and development programs. Evaluate library system, programs networks and financial issues. Assess user Library information technology requirements, set priorities, and allocate resources to effectively meet user needs in a timely manner. Analyze problems, evaluate programs, consider alternatives and develop sound recommendation for improvement. Select, train, supervise, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers. Plan, coordinate, and administer projects. Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports, and other written materials. Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines. Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, patrons, volunteers, and the general public. Motivate staff towards a common vision that fosters a collaborative, inclusive, and trusting workplace.

Desirable Experience and Education:
A Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or similar field from an ALA accredited college or university; seven years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including two or more years in a supervisory or lead capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

License Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment is required.


It is important that your application show all the relevant education, training and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that you process that qualify you for this position. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. The selection process may consist of an application rating, a written exam, and/or an oral interview.

San Francisco State University - Electronic Collections and Metadata Coordinator

Tenure-Track Library Faculty Position

Closing date: October 31st, 2015

To view position, visit 
Application directions are in the posting (below).

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position to fulfill a combination of responsibilities, primarily in technical services, with an emphasis on coordinating access to and control of electronic collections and the management of metadata beginning January 2016.

The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution that collaborates actively with the other CSU campus libraries on consortial purchasing of electronic and other resources and services. All of the CSU libraries will be migrating from individual campus integrated library systems to a CSU system-wide unified library management system (Ex Libris Alma and Primo) resulting in significant new opportunities and challenges for collaboration and integration of policies, procedures and practices. The Library’s collections include more than 4 million items in all formats including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. Librarians have full faculty status and are expected to meet faculty requirements for tenure and promotion. The library faculty is committed to providing mentoring and support to tenure track colleagues. The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Library. Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available at:

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • At least three years of professional post-MLIS academic library experience and two years of library technical services experience.
  • Experience in using integrated library systems, link resolver software, discovery tools, proxy servers, electronic resource management (ERM) or other systems to manage electronic collections.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging, metadata standards; current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging, electronic resources management and technical services.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, pro-active problem solving and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse campus constituencies
  • Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet departmental and campus criteria for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience evaluating licenses and working with vendors to acquire and maintain electronic resources. 
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in digitization and institutional repositories, including preservation, databases, storage systems and web interfaces.
  • Knowledge of network technologies and languages such as XML, Perl, SQL, etc.
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
  • Grant-writing and resource development experience.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Strong service ethic.


  • Coordinate management of electronic collections including databases, E-Journals, eBooks and streaming media with an emphasis on best practices in use of various library systems.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for implementing the CSU system-wide unified library management system (Ex Libris Alma and Primo) in the Leonard Library.
  • Lead planning, evaluation, and implementation of metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures, and workflows.
  • Supervise library staff and work closely with coordinators for Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Interlibrary Services and Information Technology to develop and manage library collections in all formats.
  • Collaborate on the development of user-centered web designs related to access and control of electronic collections.
  • May participate in the development of Library digitization projects and/or collaborate on the management and preservation of the Library’s digital collections.
  • Work actively as a subject liaison to a department or program if assigned.
  • Contribute to committees, working groups and task forces for the Library, University, and CSU, and actively participate in Library planning.
Rank and Salary:

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian with salary and academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process:

Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

For full consideration, submit all materials by October 31, 2015 to:

Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Rolling Hills Estates - Palos Verdes Library District - Librarian I - Young Readers

Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Closing Date: October 23, 2015 at 5pm

Starting Date: January 2, 2016

Salary: 5588.85 Monthly

To apply, visit
Applications will only be accepted on-line and applicants are urged to apply early to ensure they have time to resolve any technical issues they may encounter, or if the posting closes early.

Job Description:

Are you passionate about early literacy and serving children and their families? Do you enjoy getting out into the community and working with community partners? Do you want the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the library to develop and implement innovative programs and services? If so, the Palos Verdes Library District wants you!

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is a nationally recognized, award-winning library system serving four cities on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. We collaborate with our community to create environments for learning and inspiration, and to share the unique history of the Peninsula. PVLD is an independent special district governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Trustees.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic Young Readers Librarian for a full-time position. The Young Readers Librarian provides reference, readers advisory and other assistance to patrons of all ages; creates and conducts story times, programs, and activities to foster early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading and learning for children from birth to age 17; participates in community outreach activities; provides information literacy instruction individually or in group settings; and develops and maintains the Young Readers collection in assigned areas.

This is the entry-level class in the professional Librarian series and is designed to provide incumbents with the experience and training necessary to plan, organize, and provide library program services at the journey level with a minimum of supervision. Work may involve assignments in any library service area that requires the application of fundamental library science principles and practices including young readers services, adult services, reference, collection development, or cataloging. Assignments are typically limited in scope and within the design and procedural framework established by higher-level employees. As knowledge and experience are gained, the work becomes broader in scope; assignments are more varied, and are performed with more independence. The work may be performed at any PVLD location or at community locations.

Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. Resumes may be attached to completed application form as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of PVLD will be invited to compete further in the examination process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain candidates until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of PVLD. PVLD may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.

Successful candidates shall be required to:

  • Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
  • Pass a pre-employment medical exam; and
  • Provide proof of a valid California driver’s license and be insurable; and
  • Pass a reference and background verification. References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.

Experience and Skills:

Examples of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include but are not limited to the following: leads and/or assists in planning and presenting children’s, and family programs such as story times and summer reading programs. Advises and assists library patrons in locating and choosing appropriate materials and in using various reference, print and digital library resources and research methodologies and circulation assistance at a busy public desk; assists library patrons with computer-related questions. Applies general library materials selection standards and policies and recommends additions to maintain an up-to-date collection of reference and general materials and resources appropriate to the needs of the community. Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating a busy summer reading program. Prepares bibliographic guides to the library's collections; compiles, catalogs and classifies information materials. Assists with marketing and promoting library events, programs, and services. Conducts library tours. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Licensure, and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in library science or substantially equivalent education and experience and to be capable of carrying out the full range of duties of a professional librarian. Six months or more of professional librarianship in a public library is desirable. Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge of:

Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public, volunteers, vendors and contractors and PVLD staff, in person and over the telephone. Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services. Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials. Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research. General library materials selection standards. Techniques for promoting and publicizing library services, programs, and events. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Computer applications related to work, including word processing and spreadsheet software. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Principles, practices and techniques of public relations.

Knowledge of Asian cultures and languages would be an asset.

Ability to:

Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers advisory, program and service development, collection development, and cataloging. Communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both verbally and in writing. Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies. React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups, etc. while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices. Maintain a strong service orientation and a demonstrated dedication to quality customer service. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues.

Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various PVLD locations and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard or calculator, and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Positions in this classification occasionally lift and carry reports and records that typically weigh less than 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Working Conditions

Required to work flexible schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays.