Monday, November 30, 2015

Brentwood / Pittsburgh - Los Medanos College, Contra Costa Community College District - Librarian

Location: This position will be split 50%-50% between the Pittsburgh campus and the Brentwood Center until the new center opens (currently slated for 2018-2019). At that time, the librarian will be assigned to the Brentwood Center 100%.

Recruitment Type: Full-Time Faculty

Job Open Date: 11/23/2015

Job Close Date: 02/05/2016

Employment Begins: Fall 2016 Semester - Mid August

# of Openings: 1

Yearly Salary Range: $58,452 - $87,960 per year

Position Status: Tenured Track

Inquiries: contact Sandi Schmidt, or 925/473-7408

To apply, visit

Description of Position

Beginning in fall 2016, this librarian will spend 50% of his/her time in Brentwood and 50% of his/her time on the Pittsburg campus. The librarian will to get to know the current Brentwood students while increasing library reference, instruction and outreach services at the Brentwood Center. While working 50% at the Pittsburg Campus, the librarian will have the opportunity to become familiar with LMC library systems, collections, and the larger college community. This librarian would play an integral role in assessing the needs of the students and faculty at the Brentwood Center and planning for the expanded library collections and services when the new Center opens in 2018-2019. This librarian will be assigned to the Brentwood Center 100% of the time when the new Brentwood Center opens.

The librarian will help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and access credible, scholarly materials and appropriately use those materials for their own assignments. This position also supports the assessment of the instruction being done at the library reference desk and embedded in courses to identify and measure student learning.

The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. As part of a small department, this librarian is also expected to have a working knowledge of the administrative features of a library management system. This includes ability and willingness to help library staff troubleshoot problems, perform functions such as running reports or adding a new ebook collection to the catalog. The librarian will be required to discover, select, learn, and integrate new library related technologies as they become available.

In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online.

Duties and Responsibilities
The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. providing vision, direction, and leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of all Library instructional efforts for campus-based and distance education;
  2. providing reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff and the community;
  3. participating in the collection, development and implementation of print and electronic information resources and services;
  4. providing course related library instruction; 
  5. collaborating with faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum;
  6. developing library collections in the assigned subject areas;
  7. contributing to the development and maintenance of the Library’s web page;
  8. maintaining current knowledge in the field of Library Science and Information Management;
  9. participating in department, college committees, and College’s shared governance process;
  10. participating in professional development activities;
  11. maintaining of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  12. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Master’s in library science, library and information science


The equivalent.

Please note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications EXACTLY or if you’re unsure whether or not your degree meets the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form contained in the application packet.

Desirable Qualifications
Below is a provisional list of desirable qualifications we will be looking for in Library faculty applicants.

  1. Experience in providing reference and instructional services in a library setting.
  2. Knowledge of information competency standards, assessment and student learning outcomes.
  3. Knowledge and experience working with a library management system.
  4. Enthusiastic about providing innovative and creative library programs and services.
  5. Demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively with new and emerging technologies.
  6. Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills and the proven ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and administration.
  7. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The City of Redwood City - Library Division Manager

Close Date: Dec 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Salary: $9,323.00 - $11,185.00 Monthly

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The Redwood City Public Library seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, technologically savvy, and community-focused manager to manage the Customer Experience division of the Library, and to serve as part of a highly effective management team for the Library.

Under General direction of the Library Director, the Library Division Manager provides highly complex staff assistance to the Library Director, and manages, directs, supervises, and coordinates services of the Downtown Library’s Customer Experience division.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, managing the following elements of library services: front-line customer service; selecting, cataloging and processing of library materials;  nformation technology services and projects; virtual services; library page staff; and the Downtown computer lab. The position requires extensive knowledge of contemporary customer service approaches; principles of collection management and organization; project management; trends in library technology; web design, social media, and electronic resources; and management and mentorship of professional and paraprofessional library staff. The Library Division Manager assists in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget; and supervises specialized work teams.


The ideal candidate will work proactively with others to achieve the Library’s strategic goals in a fun, creative, fast-paced, innovative team environment. While the position is based at the Downtown Library, the Library Division Manager is responsible for numerous projects and services that impact all four Redwood City Public Library locations, and the ideal candidate will bring flexibility, an eye to the future, and a big picture view of library services to their decision-making processes.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education & Experience:
A Master of Library Science degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association is required. Candidates should also have five years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in public libraries, including significant supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary customer service approaches
  • Trends in library technology
  • Web design, social media, and electronic resources
  • Principles of supervision, team building, training, personnel management, performance evaluation, and employee relations
  • Principles of collection management and organization
Ability to:

  • Manage and mentor professional and paraprofessional library staff
  • Manage complex projects with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the budget for a division
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those supervised and contacted in the course of work
  • Plan, communicate, delegate, and monitor a variety of concurrent projects
  • Identify and analyze community needs; develop and implement library programs and services which are responsive to the needs of the community

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential job functions of this classification.

Irvine Valley College - Library Assistant III (one or more positions)

Job Open Date: 11/18/2015

Job Close Date: 12/03/2015

Term: 12 Months/Year

Pay Range: Classified Range 121, Step 1 is $3,502.00 per month.

Hours per week: 40

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri from 7:30am to 4:00pm (30 min lunch)

Receives Benefits: Yes

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Summary Description:

Under direction from assigned library supervisory or management staff, performs a wide variety of technical and clerical duties in support of various sections/functions of the library including acquiring, cataloging, and circulating material for a specific function of the library; supervises student workers and oversees circulation desk activities during assigned hours; oversees assigned functional area; and provides information and assistance to library patrons. May receive technical training and work direction from professional Librarians or other higher-level library staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the advanced journey level class in the Library Assistant series independently performing a full range of technical and clerical duties in support of assigned library function/program area. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Library Assistant II level by the performance of the most complex operational duties assigned to Library Assistants. Positions at this level regularly train and supervise student workers, oversee the circulation desk during evening or other assigned hours, oversee assigned functional/program area, catalog materials, and conduct complex bibliographic searches. This class is distinguished from the Library Technician classification in that positions allocated to the Library Technician classification perform and supervise technical and public service library duties on an on-going basis. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

  • Library services, materials, practices, and operating procedures.
  • Operating characteristics of a circulation desk in a community college library.
  • Basic principles of training and supervision.
  • Technical and clerical support duties applicable to a library.
  • Library terminology.
  • Practices and techniques used in the classification and cataloging of library materials.
  • Computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation system databases and basic procedures for entry of information and materials.
  • Bibliographic search techniques.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping.
  • Basic principles of report preparation.
  • Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
  • Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.
  • Basic mathematical concepts.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

  • Understand the organization and operation of the library and assigned program area, services, and functions as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply general administrative, office, and operating policies and procedures of the library.
  • Assist in developing and implementing library policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the activities and operations of the circulation desk during assigned hours.
  • Assume responsibility for the activities and operations of assigned desk/area.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of assigned student workers.
  • Ensure efficient and courteous services to library patrons in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform a full range of technical and clerical duties in support of the assigned library program area or function.
  • Order, receive, and catalog library materials.
  • Apply library practices and procedures in the cataloging and processing of library materials.
  • Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system databases.
  • Conduct complex bibliographic searches and correct errors and conflicts as needed.
  • Provide assistance and respond appropriately to requests and inquiries from students, staff, faculty, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone.
  • Deal with irate patrons in a calm manner.
  • Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Compile and organize data and information.
  • Maintain filing systems.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
  • Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized coursework or on-the-job training in library science or library practices and procedures.

Three years of increasingly responsible technical and clerical library experience including two years of experience at the level of a Library Assistant II.

Conditions of Employment:
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 job functions.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a library; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person with students, staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort. Positions may be required to work some weekend and evening hours; may be required to adjust work schedule to meet library needs.

Physical Demands:
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a library; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate library and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities and operations of the circulation desk during the evening or other hours as assigned; ensure patrons are served quickly and courteously and that materials are checked in and out in accordance with established library policies and procedures.
  • Oversee assigned operations during assigned hours including to oversee computer commons area; maintain library atmosphere; resolve student problems.
  • Train and supervise student workers; assign and review work; provide guidance and respond to questions; participate as requested in the selection, scheduling, and discipline of student workers.
  • Assist in developing and implementing library policies and procedures; make recommendations for improved services in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining all aspects of the Reserve Room; catalog, process, and maintain reserve materials; perform bibliographic searches for reserve materials using automated library systems and databases; maintain, add, delete, track, and monitor reserve room materials; prepare reserves report; notify faculty and staff of overdue material; resolve conflicts and errors in bibliographic records for reserve items.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining all aspects of the periodicals area of the library; order periodicals, newspapers, and indexes for library collection; prepare and maintain lists and reports relating to the periodicals collection; prepare duplicating orders and forms for necessary copies; process new periodicals including to sort, enter issue information into computer, type and apply labels, stamp, insert anti-theft strips, and place on display racks and in stacks; claim missing periodicals and newspapers; maintain periodicals including to repair, reinforce, tape pages, and laminate covers; retrieve and reshelf periodicals; perform weeding of periodicals collection as required including to make changes of holdings recommendations, remove old issues, clean shelves, shift current holdings, re-label shelves, update holdings list.
  • Assist students, instructors, and other patrons at the circulation desk, Audio Visual/periodicals area, reserve room, or other assigned library desk/area; check out books and other library materials; check in library materials and prepare/process materials for return to the circulating collection; renew material including by telephone; provide minor supplies to patrons; register new patrons; input accounts and issue library cards; notify patron of lost picture ID cards; notify patrons of filled book requests.
  • Provide support to the audio visual public services desk; assist students with audio visual equipment including televisions, VHS and DVD players, headphones, cassette and record players, and microfiche and microfilm readers; search database for video requests; inspect audio visual material and equipment; check tapes, films, and records for damage or distortion; make duplicate cassettes and collect fees; check out media course videos; retrieve and reshelf audio visual items.
  • Assist in cataloging functions and activities; locate bibliographic information for items on established databases; download bibliographic information; perform descriptive/copy cataloging and original cataloging; assist Librarian with subject cataloging; maintain individual item records in library database; maintain authority records related to bibliographic records.
  • Oversee and participate in the maintenance and updating of the patron database; oversee and participate in maintaining the database for the reserve room, periodicals, and audio-visual materials.
  • Participate in processes to identify overdue items by running reports and checking shelves; notify patrons of overdue items; receive, process, and record overdue fines; count, balance, and record money received; search for/locate books turned in; place and release holds as required; participate in notifying collection agency of patron accounts that meet criteria of overdue items or fines and notify collection agency when patron has cleared any outstanding debts with the library.
  • Research missing books per public/interdepartmental requests.
  • Provide public assistance/information; respond to in-person and telephone requests for library materials, services, and information; assist library patrons in routine information requests; answer directional questions.
  • Assist patrons with library equipment; provide instruction on the use of library computers; troubleshoot problems with copiers and provides cash refunds for problems with copiers, printers, and AV equipment.
  • Assist in general library maintenance functions; shelf books; evaluate and maintain orderliness of shelved materials including to read shelves, clean shelves, and shift books; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding, repairing, or discarding; mend materials; assist with annual inventory of library materials.
  • Assist in preparing print and non-print materials for introduction into the library collection; physically process books including to stamp new books with property stamp, paste date due slips inside book, add security strip inside book, add protective covering, add barcode label, and type and add call number label to spine of book.
  • Receive interlibrary loan requests; obtain materials using interlibrary loan service.
  • Perform general clerical work; type a variety of documents; answer phones; enter information into computer; maintain files and records; sort and distribute mail, correspondence, and other materials.
  • Assist with various projects and special assignments as assigned; assist in recording, tabulating, and compiling data and statistics for summary reports.
  • Perform library opening duties; turn on computers for student and staff use; collect, stamp, and date daily newspapers and contact newspaper vendors if daily newspapers were not delivered as necessary.
  • Perform library closing duties as assigned; play closing tape; secure money; turn off equipment; ensure all items are returned; clear building of patrons; turn off lights.
  • May assist and provide back-up support to other library staff and in other areas of the library.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings, conferences, and workshops; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in library science; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties as required.

UC Davis - Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Special Collections Department

Closing date: Candidates applying by January 6, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Salary: Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 - $67,509). Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.

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Position Overview

The University of California, Davis, University Library invites applications for the position of Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and education programs that enhance access to and understanding of a broad range of rare book, manuscript, archival, and digital materials.

This position will promote access and use of unique and primary source material in support of teaching and research by the UC Davis and broader communities. The Instruction and Outreach librarian will plan and implement outreach opportunities in collaboration with other library units and programs. The position provides leadership and direction in the design, delivery, and assessment of innovative methods of teaching with special collections; collaborates with faculty and others to develop effective teaching strategies utilizing information technologies and special collections materials; provides traditional and virtual reference services; develops online and physical exhibits; facilitates donor relations; and acts as the Special Collection Department's lead on social media and related communications.

Scope of the Special Collections Department

The Special Collections Department houses unique materials with strengths in agriculture, American and British literature, apiculture, botany, British history, entomology, religion, viticulture and enology, and zoology. A major focus of Special Collections is the history and culture of California's Central Valley and surrounding regions, including the Eastman Photograph Collection of over 13,000 images of northern California.

The department holds a major research collection on the history of agricultural technology, the F. Hal Higgins collection. Other important collections in the agricultural and food sciences include the A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Beverages Library, the Ferry-Morse Seed Company archives, and fruit crate label collections. Viticulture and enology collections support major programs at the University of California, Davis, and include the Maynard A. Amerine papers, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms archives on California wineries, and wine label collections.

Special Collections houses a number of research-level collections in the humanities, such as the personal papers of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gary Snyder and the Kohler British Poetry Collection. There are especially strong holdings in 20th-century experimental theater including the archives of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Living Theater. The department holds significant collections supporting the study of the political and social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries including radical politics, as well as the contributions and history of women, gays, Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Chicanos.

UC Davis and University Library

UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California's capital, UC Davis has more than 34,000 students, the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics, and 17,400 staff. The campus has an annual research budget of over $750 million, a comprehensive health system, and about two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and the number one university in the world for agricultural research, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing. The UC Davis University Library is among the top 100 research libraries in North America, and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other top organizations.

Position Responsibilities
Under the general oversight of the Head of Special Collections:

  • Partner with subject specialist librarians, the University Archivist, and others to develop effective in-person and online classes, presentations, and exhibits that utilize primary resources and other collections (rare book and print materials, manuscripts, historical photographs, University Archives, and ephemera collections, etc.).
  • Collaborate with academic faculty and departments, often in partnership with Library subject specialists to integrate Special Collections and University Archives materials into the curricula, so as to provide a hands-on learning experience for students in the use of primary sources.
  • Provide reference services and support day-to-day operations.
  • Enhance departmental/education presence using social media (such as Facebook, blogs, and Twitter) and other emerging technologies as a means to engage the campus and community with Special Collections materials.
  • Participate in Library programs such as Archives and Institutional Assets Program, Data Management Program, and others as appropriate. Serve on library and campus committees to contribute to other relevant activities and events.
  • Actively participates in special events that spotlight Special Collections through exhibits, programs, and presentations both on and off-site and during regular hours, nights, and weekends.
  • UC Davis librarians are expected to participate in library and system-wide conversations and planning, to be able to work comfortably in a collegial environment, and to be active professionally.
  • Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of experience in an academic special collections library or museum setting with significant responsibilities in education and reference.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in current practices and emerging trends relating to the operation of a special collections or museum.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to determine information and research needs of a wide-range of users including students and faculty to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of tools.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing, planning, and managing projects and workflows with changing workload requirements and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively with multiple constituencies in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as faculty, students, scholars, donors, development staff, alumni, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and outreach for educational services, such as websites, exhibitions and/or public programming.
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second master's degree in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media tools to teach with or meaningfully disseminate information on digital and other collections.
  • Demonstrated experience with a broad range of academic subjects utilizing or promoting special collections materials.
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies.
  • Experience writing and applying for grants.
  • Familiarity with copyright and privacy issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Santa Cruz - County Public Library - ILS Systems Administrator - Full TIme

ILS Systems Administrator,
Santa Cruz City-County Public Libraries, Santa Cruz

SALARY: $38.94 – $52.71 Hourly; $6,750.00 – $9,136.00 Monthly

The Santa Cruz City-County Public Library IT Department is looking for a Systems Administrator/ILS Manager to oversee all aspects of the operation and configuration of our vendor-supported Integrated Library Systems (ILS), currently Polaris, in a virtualized Windows Server environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • As the Polaris ILS Manager, the Systems Administrator will orchestrate the management of the ILS in a cross-functional team approach with the ILS Coordinator and Library IT Staff; to maximize the system’s capabilities in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and circulation.
  • The Polaris ILS Manager will also support 3rd party products that interface with Polaris (such as self-serve kiosks and credit card readers) and work with vendors to implement, operate and optimize all related systems.
  • As Systems Administrator; act as the Help Desk Manager, supporting desktops, laptops, and other devices, with two FTE under your direction; Maintain and update a library-wide inventory of computer hardware and software, and create a replacement and maintenance plan; Participate in technology planning which supports the mission and services of the Library and act as a lead contributor to the Library Information Technology team.

  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server and Workstation O/S;
  • SQL Server Administration and Scripting;
  • Windows Active Directory; IIS;
  • PowerShell scripting; and other Windows system and network utilities is required. 

Pleasant Hill - John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus - Library Assistant - Part Time

Library Assistant
John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 10:14 am

Program/Department: Library Services

Type: Part-time

Location: Pleasant Hill

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus is seeking a Library Assistant to work part time (20-hour per week). This position will include Saturdays and is a non-exempt. non-benefited position.

The Berkeley Campus Learning Resource Center supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of master’s level programs in Holistic Counseling Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Museum Studies. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant provides library circulation services and basic reference support in the library, and media technology support in the classrooms, library and computer labs. The Library Assistant performs circulation functions and may assist with shelving, serials check-in and other circulation tasks as assigned. In the absence of the Librarian, the Assistant provides basic reference assistance and helps patrons search the library catalog and research databases. Media technology responsibilities include providing classroom AV set-up, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and providing instruction on equipment use to faculty, students, and guest presenters.


  • The requirements of this position include a Bachelor’s degree or two years of college plus a library technician certificate.

Knowledge of:
  • Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification system, Koha integrated library system and database searching is desirable.
  • Familiarity with both Windows and Mac applications is also desirable.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

To apply:
please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to with BerkLibAsst in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled. 

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - 40% Librarian - Part Time


Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted:11/5/2015

Contact: Janelle Reuter

Number Openings: (At time of posting)1

Length of Work Year: 2015-2016 School Year

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: Certificated Salary Schedule

Location: 20% Cordova High and 20% Mitchell Middle School


Under the direction of the Principal, develops and maintains a media program to provide for and complement the curriculum needs of the school.

  • Credential: Librarian Credential
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and administers a budget to maintain a library collection to update reference materials, make new acquisitions in multi-media to supplement the curriculum and to provide for individual interests.
  • Provides orientation instruction to groups of students of types of materials available and how to find and utilize those materials.
  • Through group and individual contact, works with students to develop effective thinking and cultivate useful work habits and study skills; provides the opportunity for the exploration of a wide range of significant interest.
  • Provides a professional collection of materials.
  • Prepares bibliographies on subjects requested incorporating the use of all possible media to suffice group or individual needs.
  • Assists the teacher in locating materials and suggesting means of utilizing all media in preparation of units of study.
  • Participates as a functioning member of curriculum committees.
  • Supervises the ordering and processing of all materials.
  • Maintains necessary records.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises student library assistants.
  • Supervises and evaluates para-professionals and clerical staff members in the center and assists administration in the selection of new personnel for the media center.
  • Compiles and prepares material for reports in progress to the principal and/or District administration, as requested.

Requirements for Applying

Valid California Library Media Teacher Services Credential

Must submit on-line application to apply. Required documents must be scanned and added to the application as attachments. We do not accept transmission via e-mail or fax.  Documents The submission of at least on document from each of the following group is required for this position:  

*Letter of Introduction 
*Resume *Credential Copy 
*Letter (s) of Recommendation (up to three preferred)

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - Sutter Middle School - Middle School Library Technician - Full Time


Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted:11/19/2015

Contact: Laurie Hampton 916-294-9000 104408

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: Eleven Months

Employment Type: Full Time

Application Deadline : 11/29/2015 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $17.04 - $20.71 per hour

Location: Sutter Middle School - Itinerant Library Services

Hours/Months: 8 hours daily/11months

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Principal, the Middle School Library Technician is responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of a multi-media program focused on complementing the curriculum needs of the school; to perform professional library work related to ordering, processing, distribution, maintenance, and storage of a wide variety of print and audio-visual materials; to keep appropriate records, and do related work as required. The Middle School Library Technician assists students and teachers in the use of library facilities, equipment, and materials. The Middle School Library Technician is responsible for the supervision of the library, individually or in conjunction with co-workers. 

  • Two years of increasingly responsible sub-professional library experience, including work in media acquisition, cataloging, reference, audio visual, and compilation of bibliographies.
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and coursework in library science. Completion of minimum requirement for a Library Technician Certificate (21 semester units) is preferred.


Positions in this class are assigned to a middle school. The duties require a practical knowledge of library terminology and standard library practices which can be gained by experience in library technical work or by specialized training. Incumbents are expected to perform a variety of library procedures and materials related technical tasks, demonstrate proficiency in the use of audio-visual and basic standard office equipment. They work under the general supervision of a site administrator and may supervise the work of clerical help, student workers, or volunteers. 

  • Acquires all media material, including library text, classroom textbooks, and computer software, within budgetary guidelines and in support of curriculum needs. 
  • Ensures the availability of timely, current, relevant and quality media material to students and faculty. 
  • Develops and maintains an easy to use and technically accurate inventory management system of all media/text. 
  • Assists students and staff in becoming familiar with procedures, arrangement, location, and media in the library. 
  • Prepares budget and plans for ongoing operations, modernization and technology.
  • Initiates quality improvements to the library system to keep up-to-date with current trends. 
  • Charges and discharges media; manages collection process for over-due, lost or damaged text. 
  • Types orders, receives, classifies, and catalogues library media and departmental related materials. 
  • Compiles circulation statistics and other library information. 
  • Performs bibliographic verification of recommendations for purchases. 
  • Maintains files in card catalogue according to A.L.A. standards and records of library inventory. 
  • Maintains periodical check-in records and related correspondence. 
  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of various office equipment including copiers, audio-visual and a large number of personal computers. 
  • Assists in the ordering and circulation of samples of new instructional materials for evaluation by certificated staff. 
  • Prepares exhibits, displays, and bulletin boards; maintains an orderly and appropriate library environment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned and are reasonably related to the position. 

Knowledge of:
  • Library terminology and standard library practices and techniques including library filing systems and the Dewey decimal system;
  • the types and uses of media and the literature, publications, and the typical terminology related thereto;
  • standard reference books and other reference and bibliographical tools; budgeting and financial record keeping.

Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain rapport with students on an individual basis or in groups;
  • pursue work in an organized manner despite numerous interruptions; cope with the varied nature of the tasks in an expedient manner;
  • catalogue and classify typical varieties of library media and locate appropriate media materials to fill the needs of students and staff members;
  • keep accurate records and prepare reports from a variety of information including financial and statistical data, and lists of library media;
  • operate standard office and library equipment; perform responsible clerical work accurately;
  • type at a speed of 40 words per minute;
  • understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students staff and public.

Requirements for Applying
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume'
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Livermore - Livermore Public Library - Temporary On-Call Library Assistant

Temporary On-Call Library Assistant

Livermore Public Library

Posted: NOVEMBER 18

Pay rate: $21/hr

  • Assists library patrons in locating library materials; 
  • provides information about library services, policies and events; answers ready reference questions and readers’ advisory inquiries; 
  • performs check in and check out of library material; 
  • handles fines and other patron account issues; 
  • carries out other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years’ experience in a customer service setting.

Desirable Qualifications:
Excellent customer service attitude and skills; previous experience working in a public library; experience with Innovative/Sierra ILS; familiarity with library automated systems, Internet resources, library databases, and other digital resources.

Associate’s degree or higher

Other Characteristics:
  • Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to read fine print and computer monitors; converse in person and on the telephone; use a computer keyboard; stoop, bend, reach, and stretch; and strength to safely lift and maneuver items such as books, bins, office equipment, and carts weighing up to 60 pounds.

Selection Process:
  • Following initial review of applications, applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be scheduled for an oral interview.
  • For further information or to obtain an application, please contact Joyce Nevins at 925-373-5514 or e-mail

Long Beach - Public Library - Community Information Specialist - Full Time

Closing Date/Time:          Fri. 11/20/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $1,166.47 - $1,756.73 Biweekly: $2,527.36 - $3,806.24 Monthly

Job Type:             Full-Time Permanent

Location:             Long Beach, California

  • Under direct supervision, assists, coordinates or implements public information, marketing and publicity activities/materials for community programs and services;

  • Under direct supervision, assists, coordinates or implements public information, marketing and publicity activities/materials for community programs and services;
  • may write and edit content and take digital photos for department website, Facebook and Twitter sites;
  • provides creative approaches to design, marketing programs and services; writes and distributes press releases to publicize programs and services;
  • responds to media inquiries;
  • produces coordinated graphic designs for events and programs including flyers, posters, signs, T-shirt designs, print advertising, banners and billboards;
  • creates maps, displays, certificates, signs, flyers and brochures;
  • creates design and layout of various publications; maintains website;
  • may write and edit employee and community newsletters;
  • meet deadlines; writes and edits publications;
  • may staff public information booths and make presentations to community groups;
  • may supervise, train and instruct subordinate staff or inters;
  • may assist with the creation of written marketing plans and other publicity strategies;
  • performs other related duties as required.

  • One year full-time equivalent paid experience in marketing, community oriented programs and services that requires proficiency with graphic design software, such as QuarkExpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photo Shop.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to write and edit copy of publications and promotional materials.
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and holidays as required.
  • A valid driver’s license may be required.

  • Coursework in Public Relations, Journalism, Graphic Design, Communications or a related field (proof required)*.

*Required documents must be uploaded to the online application at time of filing.


  • Screening of candidates will be conducted on the basis of completed application packets submitted. Only those candidates showing the strongest backgrounds on the basis of a comparative analysis will be invited to the appraisal interview.

Palomar College - Library - Part-Time Library Faculty, Science

Part-time Faculty, Library Science

Department        Library

Posting Number P0012T

Close Date          05/11/2017    
Projected Start Date        Continuous

Full or Part Time               Part-time

Hours per week  Part-time faculty members are not to exceed a load of 67% in a single semester.

Job Duties          
  • The Library department is seeking qualified part-time librarians to provide reference assistance and course-related library instruction.

Minimum Qualifications 
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through b):

a)            A Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science.

b)            A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications listed above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (, if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.

Diversity Statement        
  • Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Transcript 1
  • Optional Documents
  • Application for Equivalency
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3

Claremont University Consortium - Colleges Library - Full Time

Head of the Asian Library
Position Number        S259

Department                The Claremont Colleges Library

Regular/Temporary   Regular

Full-Time, Part-Time Full Time

Job Purpose       
  • Engages in a wide range of research, teaching, and learning services and outreach activities in Asian Studies. Performs administrative leadership and operational management functions in the Asian Library aimed at ensuring that the library meets the information needs of our faculty, students, and staff.

Required Education Summary      
  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).

Preferred Education        
  • Advanced degree in Asian Studies.

Essential Functions          
  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with faculty, students, and staff in the ELA program, the colleges’ Asian Studies programs, and with library colleagues.
  • Serving as the lead Asian subject librarian, designs, promotes, and delivers highest quality user services including curriculum-integrated instruction, reference, and other research consultation activities.
  • Provides vision and leadership for the Asian Library for planning and goal-setting, decision-making, and policy development.
  • Develops, evaluates, and manages strong interdisciplinary information resources in English and Asian languages and in various formats in support of the colleges’ evolving research, teaching, and learning missions.
  • Establishes and manages international resource-sharing opportunities; manages donations and exchanges.
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Information Resources and Systems division to organize, manage, make available, analyze, and evaluate the Asian Library’s information resources.
  • Establishes and implements a strategic assessment program for the Asian Library’s information resources and services; prepares assessment reports.
  • Maintains the Asian Studies visual curriculum map to align the Asian Library’s research and learning services, communications, and collections with current and emerging information needs.
  • Proposes digitization projects for the print collections.
  • Seeks opportunities to engage local, national, and international organizations in building and promoting the Asian Library’s initiatives, programs, and information resources.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and seeks funding to improve the information resources, services, and physical facilities of the Asian Library.
  • Creates publications, exhibitions, programs, and special events emanating from the Asian Library; conducts tours and orientations.
  • Supervises one librarian with a 20% secondary assignment in Asian Studies.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants that work in the Asian Library.
  • Participates in professional associations and conferences; seizes other learning and development opportunities to build additional skills and update knowledge of changing technologies and developments in Asian libraries.

Required Experience Summary    
  • At least three years of professional level experience providing library services in higher education.

Knowledge and Critical Skills
Required Knowledge and Critical Skills     
  • Experience with selecting and evaluating Asian information resources.
  • Experience of working with overseas and domestic vendors to acquire information resources.
  • Demonstrated record of developing productive working relationships in an academic environment.
  • Academic work related to Asia or deep knowledge of Asian Studies as an academic discipline.
  • Knowledge of scholarly resources for Asian Studies, reference tools, and trends in the publishing industry and book trade in Asia.
  • Knowledge of best practices in Asia-focused academic library operations and services.
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in at least one major East Asian language.
  • Ability to apply critical and analytical thinking to work; evidence of having successfully managed and completed library projects; demonstrated ability to prioritize work, and identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to work productively both independently and on a team.
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity in higher education.

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills    
  • Knowledge of current and emerging standards and best practices in cataloging, metadata, and digitization.

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  • Optional Documents
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Other Document
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Reference Letter

UC Davis - Access Services Night and Weekend Assistant - Library Assistant III (.50 FTE)

University of California, Davis - Davis, CA
$18.72 - $24.28 an hour
Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for overseeing Access Services related functions; interpreting and enforcing unit, department, and library policy/procedure; opening and/or closing building; overall building and collection security; oversees Public Service Desk; may schedule, train and supervise student assistants. Position is responsible for representing the University Library to patrons on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Access Services is responsible for providing access to and maintaining in good physical order the University Library's general collections. The unit provides access to material not owned by a patron's home library via Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery Services.

Physical Demands:
Read print and computer screens. Lift material weighing 15 or more pounds and pass material across counters up to 40" in height. Move, load, and unload book trucks weighing up to 600 pounds. Shelve and retrieve material from stacks 5"-84" in height for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:
This Night & Weekend Assistant position works primarily at Physical Sciences & Engineering Library (PSEL) in Davis. This position may be required to work at any of the University Library facilities as needed. Description of the primary location will vary depending upon whichever facility is the primary location of work.

Work flexible schedule. Must be available to work a variable schedule and over 50% time to meet business needs. Hours worked are subject to change and vary by facility. Hours worked include, but not limited to, holidays, finals, intersession, and summer sessions.

Must substitute for Night and Weekend staff for planned and unplanned absences. Must be available for staff meetings during daytime hours.

Frequent interaction with patrons and staff; communicate in person, by telephone, and electronically.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
Library operations and practices work experience in an academic library public service setting (Facilities/Security, Circulation, Reference, Personnel, Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services).

Interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with a diverse patron and staff population. Effectively explain complex policies; remain calm and exercise tact and compassion when dealing with difficult individuals.

Experience functioning as a work leader; training, directing, evaluating, and motivating others.

Organizational skills to work independently and follow established processes and priorities; flexibility to manage rapid priority changes and adjust workflow to meet deadlines.

Analytical skills to determine solutions while maintaining compliance with established policies/guidelines. Problem resolution and policy exception granting/refusal experience. Experience responding to emergencies and unusual situations, applying good judgment with appropriate incident management and/or referral.

Experience operating automated library systems, catalogs, and other library-related databases. Bibliographic skills.

Electronic communication and MS Office experience, including Word, Excel, and Access. Math skills sufficient to compile statistics, perform calculations, interpret and analyze data.

Operate and troubleshoot standard office/library equipment.

Writing skills to compose clear and concise professional documents and communications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures; skills to interpret, articulate and apply Unit/Library/University policy, procedure and practice to patrons/staff, and make appropriate referrals for optimal service.

Ability to work cooperatively as a contributing member of a team to establish unit goals; plan, organize and implement unit procedures to achieve goals; and back-up co-workers during staffing shortages and heavy workload periods.

Knowledge of Library of Congress (LC) and/or National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification systems.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Anaheim Public Library - Library Technology Systems Administrator

Job Title: Library Technology Systems Administrator

Opening Date/Time: Fri. 09/18/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $80,329.60 - $97,635.20 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Location: City of Anaheim, California

Department: Community Services

To apply, visit

The City of Anaheim Public Libraries is seeking a highly innovative and tech savvy Library Technology Systems Administrator to manage the automation team and systemwide library automation software and technology.  The Library Systems Administrator will oversee the technology infrastructure, including Horizon integrated library system, PC reservation time management software, client server operations, Active Directory users and computers, group policy objects, and anti-malware software.

Candidates must possess either:

Experience and training equivalent to a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university from an accredited college or university; two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian and (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in administering automation and information systems including their analysis and design, including experience working with servers, computers, telecommunication equipment, and networking technologies.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, business information systems, or a related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in administering automation and information systems including their analysis and design, including experience working with servers, computers, telecommunication equipment, and networking technologies in a library setting.

Ideal candidates will possess managing a systemwide technology budget, experience with client server infrastructure & software, and technology upgrade processes.

Under general supervision, administers, plans, coordinates, implements, promotes, and oversees programs, projects, and/or initiatives in support of the Library Division’s automation and information technology priorities and directives; designs, develops, administers and maintains the Library Division’s network and servers that support consortium member and joint use libraries, staff, and the public; coordinates and supervises the work of assigned staff, consultants, vendors, and contractors; oversees the maintenance and support of the Library Division’s local area and wireless network and the installation and support of the hardware/software used by consortium member libraries, staff and the public; administers the public Internet filter, and oversees data and access protection processes; and performs related work as required.


This is an advanced-journey level classification that oversees and participates in the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of automated systems and library infrastructure.  Responsibilities include administering the Library’s automated systems and providing technical support to Library staff.  Positions at this level possess technical and functional expertise and perform specialized duties with a high degree of independence.  Incumbents train, supervise and evaluate the work of technical and support staff.

Essential Functions:
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Administers and oversees automation and technology system activities and functions for the Library Division and consortium member and joint use libraries.
  • Evaluates and analyzes the Library’s information systems needs and requirements, identifies and recommend opportunities for improvement; administers changes and adjustments to systems and operations to meet library priorities and directives.
  • Monitors the performance of the library’s automated systems; tracks possible problem areas affecting response times; maintains communication with contractors, staff, and vendors; recommends and implements processes to correct problems and improve performance.
  • Oversees and participates in the analysis, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the Library’s computing systems and coordinates technical assistance and user training for all associated hardware and software.
  • Oversees the installation of new hardware, software, and upgrades, and the performance of systems backups.
  • Work with the City Networking and Telecommunications teams to maintain and enhance the library’s networking and communications systems.
  • Work with Facilities Maintenance staff to ensure proper operation and maintenance on server room cooling system and uninterruptable power supply system. 
  • Supervises the activities of assigned staff, contractors and consultants; plans, assigns, and evaluates work; participate in the selection, training and evaluation of information technology development and support staff oversees tasks and projects for completion.
  • Develops performance improvement plans and work with employees to correct performance deficiencies.
  • Tracks and responds to problems, questions or concerns raised by staff regarding library computing systems; oversees and conducts troubleshooting and research for correction and resolution; coordinates and works with vendor representatives and contractors to identify and correct causes of hardware and software malfunctions; delivers updates to members of library staff and consortium and joint use libraries regarding the progress of solutions and outcome. 
  • Manages the allocation of automation and technology resources, including staffing, equipment and software to best meet division and consortium priorities and directives.
  • Oversees and participates in the creation and maintenance of documentation of related automation and technology procedures, technical and training manuals, handbooks, and guides; maintains logs, charts, diagrams, and testing data for the Library’s data and telecommunications network.
  • Ensures safety and security of information system assets and data; protect systems from inappropriate access or destruction through various tools including (but not limited to) Active Directory Users and Computers, Group Policy Objects and anti-malware software; evaluates security levels to recommendation and implementation security enhancements; communicates with users to ensure the effectiveness of security levels.
  • Performs database maintenance on servers; regularly checking backup tapes and server logs.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements procedures for maintaining and enforcing policies and procedures for information technology operations.
  • Develops and recommends to Library management the best practices in the allocating of resources to meet library automation and technology needs.
  • Provides information on and recommends and implements automation and technology advancements; analyzes how the library compares with other libraries in the geographic region; makes recommendations for the prioritization of automation and technology upgrades and improvements. 
  • Proposes monitors and reviews automation budget expenditures; reviews and monitors routine services provided by outside technology-related vendors.
  • Manage the technology requirements and their use in joint use libraries between the City and the school district.
  • Writes grant applications to secure new library technology; coordinates with contractors to determine specifications to ensure compliance with grant requirements.  
  • Writes technology plans for approval by the California State Library to meet the eligibility requirements for grant funding.
  • Coordinates and manages the application and award processes for e-rate discounts on broadband connections and to fund network infrastructure projects.
  • Prepares requests for proposals for network and system hardware and software systems, providing technical specifications, information and documentation to the Finance Department; works with the Finance Department on contracts, procurement items, and payment of invoices.
  • Prepares and processes reports and records, including monthly and annual activity report, statistical reports and charts, procedures, presentations, performance evaluations, letters, memos, and other reports.
  • Ensures that library staff stays abreast of new trends, innovations and equipment regarding technology.
  • Acts as project manager for special projects, including system upgrades and installations; works closely with Library management and staff to determine requirements.
  • Serves as the Anaheim Library liaison for state and local library automation committees, including consortium and joint use libraries.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

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:

  • Possess experience and training equivalent to a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university from an accredited college or university; two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian and (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in administering automation and information systems including their analysis and design, including experience working with servers, computers, telecommunication equipment, and networking technologies. OR: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, business information systems, or a related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in administering automation and information systems including their analysis and design, including experience working with servers, computers, telecommunication equipment, and networking technologies in a library setting. 
  • Demonstrate principles, techniques, and procedures of computer administration for library automation and information technology systems and applications; principles, methods, and techniques used in designing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and operation of automated library systems; principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures; principles and practices of training related to personal computers; core library operating principles, including confidentiality of customer information, freedom of information, and intellectual freedom; specialized and standard database, word processing, spreadsheet, and report generation computer software packages, including automated library software system; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; record keeping principles and procedures; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing and spreadsheet software; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. 
  • Possess the ability to develop and implement automation and information technology goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; analyze and define user problems and requirements and develop efficient, cost-effective computer application solutions; analyze system requirements and problems and recommend new or modified equipment or programs to meet department requirements; provide work direction, training, planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning, review, and evaluation of the work of staff; independently perform the more difficult information systems analysis functions; research and analyze new technologies and applications and assess their benefits to the Library; troubleshoot hardware and software problems and make or recommend modifications; assist users in resolving IT and library systems problems; prepare clear, concise, and complete technical documents, reports, and correspondence; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - Itinerant - Library Clerk - Part Time

Employer: Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted: 11/12/2015

Application Deadline: 11/20/2015 11:55 PM Pacific

Contact: Laurie Hampton 916-294-9000 104408

Number of Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: Traditional School Year

Employment Type: Part Time

Salary: $13.98 - $17.00 per hour

Hours/Months: 45 minutes weekly/9.5 months

To apply, visit


Under direct supervision of the Principal, to perform routine clerical and typing duties; in an elementary or small secondary school library; to assist both students and teachers in the use of the library, and to do related work as required.


These are entry level positions with duties similar to those of Clerk Typist I, but specializing in the library functions. They are usually part-time positions with immediate or direct supervision or guidance available for other than routine or repetitive problems.


Charges and discharges books and audio-visual materials. Utilizes and maintains software related to library systems including automated library circulation programs. Sets up and maintains card catalog files. Assists in selection of library materials. Assists students and teachers in becoming familiar with the arrangement, location, and use of materials in the library. Performs minor repair of book materials. May assist, train and work with students and volunteers, which may include training for help with book fairs. Does miscellaneous typing and clerical work and operates office equipment. Assists in inventories of library books and equipment.


Knowledge of: Clerical procedures and practices; general knowledge of the organization and functions of a library; personal computers and related software, i.e. circulation programs, internet and word processing.

Ability to: Learn basic library practices and terminology; harmoniously assist students, parent volunteers, and teachers in becoming familiar with the arrangement, location, and use of materials in the library; perform routine clerical work with speed and accuracy; type at a speed of 35 words per minute; understand and carry out verbal and written directions; essential functions require, with or without the use of aids mobility to move to counter, files and other areas of the school or office; sufficient vision to see small print; sufficient hearing to hear normal and telephone conversations; sufficient dexterity to write, operate personal computer, telephone, typewriter and other business machines.

Experience: This is an entry-level position. (School library experience is desirable).

Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Hayward - California State University, East Bay - Library Web Specialist

Job Title: Library Web Specialist - Library Services Specialist IV

Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

Job ID: 4705

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Salary Range: $3,571.00/mo. to $6,004.00/mo. PLEASE NOTE: The anticipated starting salary will be from $3,571.00/mo. to $4,788.00/mo.

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About the Position

Due to the growing reliance on digital resources for scholarly research and communication, the CSUEB Libraries' web services have become increasingly complex and sophisticated. The purpose of this position is to maintain the digital branch of the CSUEB libraries. The CSUEB Digital Branch Library includes the library website, the online subject guides, and various interfaces that connect patrons to the ejournals, ebooks, streaming media, and online databases provided by the CSUEB libraries.

The Web Specialist reports to the Web Services Librarian and consults with the Library User Experience (UX) Committee. The Web Specialist supports and assists in the creation of an attractive, seamless, and user-friendly digital branch library that makes it easy for students and faculty to discover the wide range of services and resources provided by the library both on and off campus.


Library Web Site:

  • In collaboration with the Web Services Librarian, design, develop, update, and maintain the library digital branch.
  • Resolve day-to-day issues with the library digital branch and make sure that the content stays up-to-date.
  • Train and assist content providers on using the library¿s Content Management System (CMS).
  • Update the CMS to keep it up-to-date with enhancements and patches.
  • Serve as a liaison to Information Technology Services (ITS) to troubleshoot errors and problems with the CMS and research effective solutions.
  • In consultation with the Web Services Librarian and ITS, upgrade the mobile version of the library digital branch using the principles of Responsive Web Design and Adaptive Web Design.
  • Monitor trends and developments in library web design.
  • Maintain the site search engine and make sure that the results are relevant and precise for users.
  • Maintain statistics on the library digital branch and share with the Web Services Librarian, Assessment Librarian, and Library Management.
  • Ensure that the library website meets web accessibility standards as required by the U.S. and California government laws and regulations, such as, "U.S. Rehabilitation Act," Section 508 and the "Americans with Disabilities Act."

Online Subject Guides:

  • Create and maintain LibGuides user accounts.
  • Provide training and assistance to LibGuides authors.
  • Maintain the LibGuides settings and integrate the LibGuides effectively into the library and campus websites.

Other Library Web Interfaces:

  • Work with Systems Librarian to ensure that Ezproxy, the library discovery system, and the library catalog are performing optimally.
  • Perform maintenance on Ezproxy, such as host maintenance and database configuration.
  • Resolve day-to-day issues with Ezproxy and troubleshoot errors and problems.
  • Work with the Assessment Librarian on analyzing usage patterns for Ezproxy.
  • Configure the library discovery system and library catalog to maintain the look and feel and the "brand" of the library on all digital library services.
  • Explore options for integrating and coordinating access to library resources into the Campus Learning Management System.

Team and Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in related committees (including the UX Committee), working groups, and task forces as needed.
  • Under the direction of the Web Services Librarian, implement appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Maintain statistics regarding library web services and interfaces.
  • Collaborate with library employees and departments on library content.
  • Conduct usability tests on library web services in collaboration with the Web Services Librarian and the UX Committee.


  • Thorough knowledge of library terms, policies and procedures.
  • Experience with online public access catalogs, library integrated systems, and library discovery systems.
  • Knowledge of the library's policies and practices associated with the ethical use of web resources and the ability to interpret and implement those policies.
  • Ability to research and evaluate the functionality of vendor software to meet user needs, assess vendor proposals, and serve as a library technical/vendor liaison.
  • Ability to learn and apply policies and procedures related to library's digital branch.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of web content management systems.
  • Knowledge of user interface design and web usability.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining and designing websites.
  • Knowledge of Web Accessibility standards and the ability to create accessible web services.
  • Knowledge of standards pertaining to website maintenance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on website development resources and present them to library staff.
  • Ability to assess user needs and communicate technology systems and solutions regarding user needs in library website development.
  • Strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in digital branch-related services.
  • Ability to investigate and research complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting library and technical vendor documentation and other sources of information.
  • Ability to work effectively on teams.
  • Ability to work within a diverse environment and to be service-oriented in working with patrons and library staff, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the library.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of library operations in assigned library unit(s) or department and its relation to overall library operations.
  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of assigned unit's or department's principles, policies, practices and procedures and their relationship to overall library functions and other units, and the ability to apply this expertise and judgment to address unique problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of library collection itself, its organization, and classification schemes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of external on-line databases, systems and resources and trends pertaining to assigned functional area, including expertise in searching strategies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of institution's and library's policies and practices associated with ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources, as well as general knowledge of library bill of rights and code of ethics.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of national standards and resources pertaining to library operations, including the ability to source and interpret information from such resources.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of national and institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure full compliance with legal requirements.
  • Expertise in most aspects of the library’s automated and on-line catalog systems, including database maintenance functions.
  • Ability to participate in long range planning through the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data and information.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction.