Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Visalia – College of the Sequoias – Information Competency Librarian


Closing Date: 5/9/16

Salary: $54,663 to $72,069.

Description of Position:

College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, one-year temporary position as an Information Competency Librarian. The successful applicant will be a flexible, team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Primary responsibilities will include formal library/information competency course development and instructions, including distance education formats, helping students and faculty incorporate information resources into their learning and teaching activities; and providing instruction in the use of the Library to students, faculty, staff and the community. This position is also responsible for regularly scheduled hours at the Reference Desk and involvement in print and non-print collection development. Assignments may include evening and Saturday hours. Participation in professional activities and campus governance committees will be expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an accredited institution such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
Master's in library science or library and information science form an ALA accredited institution

Candidates claiming equivalency must demonstrate a combination of education and other accomplishments that are equivalent to the MQ's. If claiming equivalency, you will need to read the Board Policy 7211 on equivalency and prepare a statement documenting how you feel you meet the equivalent qualifications.

Desirable Qualifications
In looking at application materials, the Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
·        Recent experience in the preparation and presentation of general and subject-oriented library instruction in a classroom setting, including the use of on-line catalogs and indexes and Web-based resources.
·        Demonstrated ability to teach information competency skills in a classroom setting.
·        Demonstrated ability to access information via electronic information retrieval systems, on-line library catalogs, and the Internet.
·        Experience as a reference librarian.
·        Experience in selecting print and non-print materials for library collections.
·        Experience with web page software and demonstrated knowledge of multimedia presentation software.
·        Strong commitment to public service.
·        Experience in and/or commitment to working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic and disability backgrounds. (Diversity response will be completed as part of the application.)
·        Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, disabled and cultural backgrounds.
·        Ability to work productively, cooperatively, and collegially.
·        Awareness of the philosophy and objectives of the community college.

San Marcos – California State University San Marcos, University Library – Head of User Services


Effective Date: Fall 2016, or earlier

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services (currently Access Services) at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. Tenure may be offered in exceptional circumstances. This position will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of User Services provides leadership, guidance, and strategic direction in an evolving landscape of resource sharing, media, and copyright. This position explores emerging user services technologies, leads the User Services unit in evaluating and implementing new services when appropriate, and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to contributing to the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the university through electronic resources and access. The User Services unit includes the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. The Head of User Services leads the work of twelve library staff members by fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment, and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library. The Head of User Services partners with the Associate Dean and Heads of the Information Literacy Program, Collection Management and Technical Services Department, and Library Systems Department. This position serves on the Library Cabinet, which operates as the Library’s leadership team.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Experience in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on user experiences within an academic library. Strong knowledge of current trends in resource sharing and/or media collections. Knowledge of contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Knowledge of assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred requirements for the position include:
Three to five years of experience in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library.  Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within an academic library. Experience working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized. Experience working with the Ex Libris integrated library system. Demonstrated expertise in contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication. Demonstrated expertise in interlibrary loan/resource sharing innovations. Demonstrated expertise in the intersection of physical library spaces and the user learning experience. Teaching, training, and/or instructional design experience. Published and/or presented on research related to user services in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Specific Duties:

·        Provides leadership and vision in developing innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, standards, and best practices.
·        Collaboratively creates, maintains, and continuously improves policies and procedures governing and workflows in implementing user services to faculty, staff, students, users with disabilities, visiting researchers, and members of the community.
·        In collaboration with the Evidence-Based Planning and Assessment Librarian, participates in ongoing user needs assessment activities including statistics gathering and reporting, and providing leadership in evaluating services, both online and physical, based on user behaviors, expectations and needs.
·        Provides lead work direction for the User Services Department, which includes circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media.
·        Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the department (12.0 FTE) to provide services responsive to user needs, including participating in the recruitment process, overseeing the staff evaluation process, and facilitating access to appropriate staff development opportunities. Encourages cross-training across functions for increased efficiency.
·        Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team. Takes a Library-wide orientation and works closely with department head colleagues to implement the Library’s vision and strategic plan.
·        Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
·        Provides leadership on innovative practices in interlibrary loan/resource sharing. Participates in the California State University Unified Library Management System community as appropriate.
·        In collaboration with Library subject specialists and the Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources, including streaming media and the use of library resources in online and hybrid courses.
·        Stays current on copyright legislation impacting higher education and provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff. In collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, provides in-person consultation and workshops to educate faculty and staff on copyright and related issues in scholarly communication and intellectual property, specifically as applied to media, reserves, and resource sharing.
·        Cultivates an environment that seeks out and is responsive to users' inquiries, suggestions, and complaints. Provides leadership in resolving complex and sensitive patron issues effectively and tactfully, using discretion, integrity, and excellent communication skills.
·        Serves on University Library Standing Committees as appropriate. Provides circulation services and/or general research assistance in-person and online. Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
·        Under the general direction of the Director of the Information Literacy Program, provides some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum.
·        Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.

·        Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sacramento – Sacramento Public Library – Librarian, Adult Services


Closing Date: 3/31/16

Salary: $25.81 - 34.59 per hour 

Sacramento Public Library Authority is seeking the right person to build the Library’s capacity to serve the adult community.  If you are possess excellent customer service skills, a passionate commitment to public service, strong technology skills, and the willingness to learn and change, we want you to apply.

An Adult Services Librarian establishes regional partnerships, conducts outreach, and develops programming for the Sacramento community.  The ideal candidate has effective communication skills, can successfully navigate the policies, practices and culture of a complex organization, and works well in a flexible team environment.  Primary duties will include the ability to:

·        Build successful partnerships between the library system and the Sacramento community
·        Develop, deliver, and maintain innovative resources and programs for adults
·        Conduct adult outreach with various community organizations
·        Provide reference and information help
·        Serve library users of all ages with kindness and enthusiasm.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; applicants who are within 6 months of graduation may apply.

Fluency in a foreign language is a plus

Ideal Candidate:

The Sacramento Public Library is the fourth largest library system in California, serving more than 1.4 million residents in the City and County of Sacramento, including the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Isleton, and Rancho Cordova.  The system is a Joint Powers Authority, governed by a 15 member board comprised of elected officials from each of the member jurisdictions, with representation based on each jurisdiction's population.  The Authority operates 28 libraries, including the Central Library in downtown Sacramento, has over 300 staff members, contains a collection of 1.5 million volumes and an annual budget of $37 million. More than 700 thousand residents have library cards and 8 million items are circulated annually.  The Library welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually.  This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants.

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of professional library work, including reference and readers’ advisory services, adult services, cataloging, selection and collection management, programming, staff and customer training, special projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

1. Works in public service area answering information and readers’ advisory questions;
2. Identifies and locates library materials and assists customers in locating materials;
3. Assists and instructs customers in use of library resources, facilities, and policies;
4. Assists customers in performing computer searches and using electronic databases;
5. May perform copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials;
6. Coordinates selection and acquisitions processes for library materials, including maintaining standing orders and serials databases and files and monitoring holds buy ratios;
7. Designs and presents programs and presentations and accompanying materials;
8. Assists in training staff newly assigned to work area;
9. Keeps records and statistics; prepares reports;
10. Keeps abreast of practices and trends in public librarianship by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; and recommends more efficient practices;
11. Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; participates in various committees and team activities;
12. Fills in for any subordinate position, as needed;
13. Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
14. Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
15. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
16. May:
• Select new and replacement materials and perform collection management functions in assigned area;
• Perform outreach activities, including school visits, story time presentations, and contacting community organizations and agencies;
• Carry out or supervise special projects;
• Prepare schedules;
• Supervise shelvers and volunteers;
• Perform circulation functions;
• Be in charge of a department or branch during short term absence of supervisor;
• Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment; and
17. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Knowledge of:
1. Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures and practices and procedures of assigned department or branch;
2. Current reference and search tools, including electronic resources, the Internet and bibliographic utilities, and the ability to use them;
3. Integrated library system procedures and explain to staff and library customers;
4. Customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations and towards a diverse customer population;
5. Basic understanding of the principles of cataloging and understanding of the Dewey system;
6. Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Ability to:
1. Successfully communicate with other staff members, library customers, representatives of community organizations, schools, and agencies, and library vendors and suppliers;
2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and work as a team;
3. Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
4. Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
5. Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
6. Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
7. Establish priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently while paying attention to detail and complete assignments under pressure;
8. Maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere; maintain composure and work effectively even when under pressure;
9. Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
10. Act on behalf of the branch or department supervisor as necessary.

Skill in:
1. Operating relevant computer systems, including hardware and software; current audio-visual equipment; and office machines.

Alhambra – City of Alhambra – Library Assistant

Closing Date: 4/8/16

Salary: $3,537 - $4,607/Month


This current opening is in the Technical Services Division of the Library. Under general
supervision, performs a variety of paraprofessional library support duties related to the Children’s, Reference and Technical Services; performs related duties as required. This position may require you to work nights and/or weekends.


Depending on the assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following; works at a public service desk and provides routine information and reader’s advisory services to library patrons; assists in the identification and procurement of library materials; coordination of the Homework HELP; participate in the development and delivery of program services including the preparation of flyers and program materials; assist with fundraising and related activities; present workshops; gather statistics and compile reports, prepare letters, memoranda and other correspondence; design, organize and conduct special assignments, projects, services and programs related to the assigned area of responsibility; conduct tours of the library’s facilities and explain library programs and policies.


 Any combination of experience or education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be experience in library work including clerical and paraprofessional duties, completion of the equivalent of two years of general college course work, preferably including some library science courses.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of clerical library functions; computer and social media software and practices and record maintenance procedures; letter and report writing; principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to: Plan, coordinate and supervise activities related to the assigned areas of responsibility; analyze library data, activities and programs and develop appropriate conclusions and recommendations; operate computerized systems related to library functions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; supervise and train subordinates.

San Jose – City of San Jose – Cataloging Librarian (I/II)

 Url:  Job ID 4935

Closing Date: 4/4/16

Salary: $66664.00 - $81099.20

San Jose Public Library is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A proud recipient of the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing innovative services to meet changing customer needs. The San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.

Position and Duties

The San José Public Library System (SJPL) invites applications for the position of Cataloging Librarian I/II. A Cataloging Librarian I/II performs professional librarian duties including original and copy cataloging in multiple languages, database maintenance and authority control, as well as data extraction and data analysis. The ability to prioritize and work independently is vital. This position functions also as a Lead and resource for our Copy Cataloging staff, which are under the direct supervision of a Library Assistant.

Candidates preferably should have:

·        Knowledge of library materials and formats in general use
·        Knowledge of library methods, procedures, and practices
·        Knowledge of tools and trends in Cataloging and Collection Development
·        Knowledge of current Technical Services trends and practices
·        Knowledge of eResource management
·        Knowledge of shelf-ready materials set-up and management
·        Knowledge of vendor communications best practices

As with all librarians in the system, the person in this position may be performing a variety of professional librarian duties, which may include providing direction assistance to library customers in the location of information and library materials; service as a resource for children, young adults, adults and library staff; working with community groups to promote understanding; use and support of library service activities; analyzing, interpreting and answering reference questions; and leading or training the work of a clerical and technical staff as assigned.

This position may include evenings or weekends.

The ideal candidate for this position will understand, 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; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment. Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills in finding ways to keep the library in the forefront of providing the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives. The job description enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference and keep growing in their chosen profession.

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

We encourage Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 Master Degree in Library Science Candidates to apply.

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: 

1.  Education: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
2.  Experience: Librarian I - None; Librarian II - Minimum one year of full-time professional library experience.
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 José 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.

The Cataloging Librarian will have experience with:

·        Original and copy cataloging
·        Authority control and database maintenance
·        Cataloging a variety of types of materials, including print, media and digital, in English and other languages.
·        Cataloging principles and practices, including OCLC and the Dewey Decimal System
·        Creating original cataloging in different formats using MARC21, AACR2 and Library of Congress subject headings
·        Familiarity with OCLC, Innovative Interfaces¿ Sierra system and Create Lists, SQL, and RDA preferred.

Customer Service - approaches problem-solving by focusing on customers first; advocates for customer results point of view; demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.

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.

Initiative - exhibits self-directed, resourceful and creative behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility or workload and accept challenges; pursue continuing educational opportunities which promote enhanced job performance.

Project Management - ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.

Leadership - leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, provides information with clear reasonable expectations and follows through.

Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.

Visalia – Tulare County Library – Public Librarian


Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment. First review of applications is 4/4/16.

Salary: Level II - $3,479 - $4,240 Monthly, Level III -$3,844 - $4,686 Monthly

Typical Duties:

May be assigned to a large branch or to supervise a specialized service.  Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

Level II: Assist in the planning and direction of youth services, historical collection, social media, and website; plan, coordinate and implement programs and services for children, young adults, families, and adults; perform reference work and provide reader's advisory service; provide effective and positive customer service; develop promotional and publicity items in writing and online; prepare reports and correspondence; promote use of the library through community meetings and the media; give presentations and conduct tours for children, young adults, parents and educators; attend and participate in workshops and conferences; evaluate and maintain library collections; order library materials in a variety of formats; assist in planning and preparing exhibits and displays; assist in the hiring, training and employee evaluation processes; operate computers and other types of automated equipment.

Level III: In addition to all duties listed above for the Level II: Administer services system-wide for youth or other area (s) assigned; plan, direct and review the work of professional Librarians  and non-professional library staff, assist with the preparation of the budget; assist with the selection of new personnel; arrange and conduct training programs in library policy and procedures for staff members; prepare employee performance evaluations; meet with and speak to community groups; assist in the determination of staffing and physical needs for the library and area (s) assigned; develop and provide new and ongoing programming; make recommendations on matters of policy related to assigned division; maintain records and prepare reports.

Employment Standards:

Education/Experience:  Level II requires a Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university, plus one year of experience as a Librarian, (equivalent to that of a Librarian I with Tulare County); Level III: requires an additional two years of experience as a professional Librarian.

Knowledge of: Level II: Library materials available for adults and children; basic math; reference tools and procedures; electronic library tools. In addition Level III requires: Library policies, procedures, goals, objectives; computer applications for use in providing library services; social networking techniques for communicating with the public and providing library services, math sufficient to assist with budget preparation.

Skill/Ability to: Level II requirements:  Write clear, concise, grammatically correct reports, correspondence and memos; accurately and legibly copy information from a written source; ability to lift 25 pounds; communicate verbally with people of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds; use a personal computer; learn new computer programs; learn to use internet based tools and social media platforms; set priorities, organize work, and adjust to changes in workload and pressure of meeting deadlines; establish effective working relationships with other employees; conduct research, collect and analyze information; follow and give oral and written instructions; plan, prepare and present material orally to groups; read, interpret and apply reference and professional information; use patience, tact and courtesy with the public to gain confidence and cooperation; observe community interests and library needs; retain, and recall information; explain and interpret technical terms; implement new policies and procedures; identify technical library issues/problems and recommend alternatives to resolve them. In addition Level III requires: Conduct reference interviews to meet the needs of the public; select books considering patron reading needs; use self-restraint when dealing with the public, including working with irate or intoxicated individuals; work and negotiate with community groups and staff to resolve concerns relating to the library; establish facts and draw valid conclusions; assign, train, coordinate and motivate appropriate staff members; record information accurately.


Knowledge of:  Level II: Tools and resources to discover reader interests and community needs; library policies, procedures, goals and objectives; comparable experiences of libraries in other communities; standard office procedures and computer software; effective customer services practices; use of computers/electronic devices as an aide in providing library reference services and collection development; services and collection development for children, young adults, or adults; historical and archival practices including digitization; social media, blogs, and website development as it applies to libraries. Level III: Personnel practices and procedures; basic library facilities planning and maintenance, including furnishing and equipment needs and vendors; innovative library services; develop community resources effectively; math to provide accurate statistics; basic collection development and library programming special needs and functions of branch libraries.

Skill/Ability to:  Level II: Conduct basic reference interviews and select materials for the collection; make assessments; conduct research, collect data, and analyze information; develop better library service and create cooperation; speak, read, write, and translate Spanish  Level III; develop library programs and services for youth from birth to teens and their parents, including Summer Reading; assist in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

Visalia - College of the Sequoias – Adjunct Librarian


Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $47.82/hr (10-12 hrs/week)


College of the Sequoias is seeking a creative and service-oriented librarian for a position as adjunct librarian. Primary responsibilities will include instruction to students in the use of the Library's print and electronic resources and regularly scheduled hours at the Reference Desk. Collection development responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges or the equivalent.
Master's in library science, library and information science or the equivalent. Candidates claiming equivalency must demonstrate a combination of education and other accomplishments that are equivalent to the MQ's. If claiming equivalency, you will need to read the attached Board Policy 5001 on equivalency and prepare a statement documenting how you feel you meet the equivalent qualifications.

Desirable Qualification

Spanish speaking skills

Rancho Cucamonga – City of Rancho Cucamonga Library Services Department – Librarian I or II


Salary: $3,800-$5,600/month

Closing Date: 4/14/16


The Rancho Cucamonga Library Services Department is seeking a highly motivated, creative, team-oriented professional to work as a Librarian I or II. Under general supervision of the Library Services Manager, provides professional support to the Technology and Reference Services Division and performs related duties as required. The ideal candidate will have excellent technology, interpersonal, and communication skills; a strong commitment to customer service; an outstanding work ethic, attitude, and sense of teamwork; and flexibility and interest in adapting to the evolving world of libraries.


In 2013, the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library was awarded the prestigious National Medal, the nation’s highest honor that can be bestowed on a museum or library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in recognition of the service, enrichment and experiences the Library brings to the community. The Rancho Cucamonga Public Library strives to inform and enrich our community by providing access to traditional and technologically-innovative resources. We support and encourage education and the love of reading in a welcoming atmosphere with a knowledgeable, service-oriented staff. The department has two full-service facilities, a bookmobile and a “virtual” branch and employs a staff of approximately 90 full-time and part-time employees. This staff is spread among divisions that include Library Administration, Reference, Children’s, Circulation, Outreach, Literacy and Technology services.


Duties include, but are not limited to: work with City’s Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) division to maintain and monitor all Library technology; perform routine maintenance on Library servers and PCs, and perform software upgrades as necessary; perform routine maintenance on Library’s Horizon system, and act as primary point of contact for all routine maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting; plan and present unique and informative technology classes; create and maintain Library’s web site and social media platforms; use and instruct others in the use of computers to locate information through electronic networks; diagnose problems with computers and electronic resources; order repairs as needed; compile library activity reports and statistics, including basic SQL on the Horizon system; advise and assist library patrons in locating and choosing appropriate materials and in using various reference sources; recommend additions to maintain an up-to-date collection of reference materials and services appropriate to the needs of the community; compile, catalog and classify information materials; apply general library materials selection standards and policies; conduct community outreach activities; participate in the preparation and presentation of workshops and training for staff development; assist in the development and implementation of special programs and services; represent the City and Library in a professional and positive manner. Perform other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree is required. Graduation from an American Library Association accredited college with a Master's degree in library science or any combination of training and library experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Position at the Librarian II level require two years of professional library experience at the Librarian I level.


Excellent knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of professional library work; the use of library databases, websites, indexes, catalogs, and basic reference sources; strong knowledge of PCs, common library software applications, and HTML; advanced reference methods; techniques and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying and organizing library materials; principles and techniques used in bibliographic research. Strong commitment to public services; ability to work well in teams as well as lead teams; strong ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals to promote library programs and meet patron needs; ability to teach and present technology concepts to the general public; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, coworkers, supervisors, and community representatives. Excellent customer service skills; creativity, flexibility, and ability to multi-task in a busy library setting.

Position at the Librarian II level are distinguished from the Librarian I by level of supervisory experience. Librarian II will serve as Division lead and have demonstrated the ability to lead, organize and supervise the work of others. Librarian II is expected to handle new, challenging, and unusual situations with minimal supervision, and will be called upon by staff to handle higher level customer service issues. Librarian II has broader responsibility for Division operations and goals and a larger span of supervisory control in implementing the operating procedures and policies of the organization.

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 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.

San Jose State University - Health Sciences Librarian - Tenure Track

San Jose State University: University Library : Academic Services
Location: San Jose, CA

Starting Date: Negotiable, but July 2016 preferred.

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23609

Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

This position will remain open until filled.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Health Science Librarianship. The Health Sciences Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment
  • Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation and information literacy/instruction
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
  • Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in the health sciences field, such as, but not limited to,  Biology, Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology
  • Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, and ScienceDirect, and other major reference works

  • Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
  • Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
  • Provides reference, instruction, and collection development.  When necessary to ensure the library is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs, may require occasional weeknight or weekend hours.
  • Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
  • Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
  • Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint committees (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus committees, system-wide committees, and/or task forces.
  • Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion.

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation, and a list of three professional references with contact information by April 1, 2016.

City of Lincoln - Library - Seasonal Library Assistant - Part Time

Seasonal Library Assistant
City of Lincoln, Sierra Foothills

For more info contact:
(916) 434-2496  

Close Date: Apr 8, 2016

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of library support services related to patron assistance, circulation, automation, acquisitions, and processing; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs customer service duties as assigned; performs related duties as required.

The Library Assistant is the working level position in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned library support duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Library Coordinator in that the latter has supervisory and management responsibilities.

Receives general supervision from the Library Coordinator or Director of Library Services. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
  • Maintains the library in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in various areas of responsibility as directed and assures equipment maintenance upkeep.
  • Assists in training patrons with the online catalog programs, computers, and other library equipment and electronic resources including printers, scanners, and self-checkout machines. Demonstrates and trains in proper use of the equipment and assists when issues arise and escalates complex concerns.
  • Assists the public with library materials including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, collecting fines and payments for lost and damaged materials, updating library customer records and placing holds on materials. Answers directional, informational, reader’s advisory and basic reference questions, directs customers in locating the materials within the library, and assists patrons through redirection and referral to alternative library resources.
  • Receives payments, provides receipts reflecting transactions, and addresses minor overdue and library customer circulation record issues and escalates more complex concerns.
  • Mends and repairs library books and non-book materials.
  • Prepares press releases and event calendars for supervisor review and distribution.
  • Creates assigned book displays.
  • Performs opening and closing procedures.
  • Plans library programs as directed, including activities related to the appropriate customer base’s age group.
  • Maintains files of information on various subjects; assists with inventory of library materials.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:
  • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Library Assistant.
  • A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of general clerical experience and a high school diploma.
  • Experience working with children desired. Technological expertise desired (particularly with tablets). 
  • License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)

Knowledge of:
  • Standard library routines, procedures and services;
  • standard library automated circulation and borrower services; library cataloging and classification systems;
  • information sources and methods;
  • collection evaluation and materials selection techniques;
  • applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; standard office procedures, practices and equipment;
  • modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software;
  • methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing;
  • proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of technical and paraprofessional library support services related to patron assistance;
  • use coding and other technical cataloging standards;
  • interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations;
  • read, interpret and record data accurately;
  • organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments;
  • work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines;
  • follow written and oral directions;
  • observe safety principles and work in a safe manner;
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:
  • Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
  • Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 

City of Lincoln - Library - Librarian I - Part Time

Librarian I 
City of Lincoln, Sierra Foothills

Part-Time (approx. 30 hrs/wk)

For more info contact:
(916) 434-2496  

Close Date: Apr 1, 2016

Salary: $21.28 - $28.51 Hourly

Under general supervision, performs professional library activities, cataloging, reference, circulation, programming, and collection development; provides professional and technical assistance to the 
public. Performs other related duties as required.

The Librarian I/II is a flexibly staffed professional position in the Library Department. This position is responsible for providing quality technical and public services. Incumbents are expected to independently perform entry/journey level professional duties.
The Librarian I is the entry-level professional position. This position is distinguished from the Librarian II journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as an entry level class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

Receives general direction from the Director of Library Services or his/her designee, including direction in the implementation of Federal and State laws, codes and regulations. Exercises functional supervision over paraprofessional, volunteer, and other personnel as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
  • Provides instruction in library policies and procedures for patrons.
  • Promotes and provides effective, courteous service and cooperation to meet the needs of the patrons, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Solves basic library problems independently and with assistance.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and implements programs designed to serve adults, including seniors, college students, young adults, children, and lifelong learners.
  • Fosters literacy, encourages reading, provides materials and teaches the effective use of the public library.
  • Exercises professional skills, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to library patrons.
  • Provides selection for assigned area and purchase suggestions to other selectors as needed.
  • Maintains records and prepares basic reports.
  • Listens, communicates, and interacts positively with co-workers to enhance effectiveness of work unit and to promote productivity of work team.
  • Assists with locating and preparing grant applications and external funding opportunities for the support and enhancement of the library, including those that provide services to all our partners.
  • Staffs the public services desks including Reference, Children’s and Circulation when scheduled.
  • Performs outreach to community.
  • Conducts and attends regular team meetings, including staff meetings.
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities to improve and learn new professional and technical skills.

Special Conditions: May be required to work some evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:
  • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Librarian I/II.
  • A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of the following: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university. Library experience a necessity.
  • License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, policies, and procedures of a public library;
  • library cataloging, classification, selection, and reference;
  • effective and positive customer service;
  • library equipment, software, and resources used for circulation, cataloging, selection, and reference;
  • the internet and its resources;
  • public service procedures and practices;
  • information resources; computer systems and programs;
  • basic principles of mathematics; modern and standard office procedures, practices, software, and equipment;
  • record keeping and report preparation and writing;
  • proper English, spelling and grammar;
  • occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:
  • Share a love of libraries;
  • keep up with the latest technology;
  • develop professional, leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills;
  • assist in developing and implementing library programs and services;
  • research, and utilize equipment, software, collections, and other library acquisitions;
  • perform both technical and analytical library tasks; interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures;
  • analyze situations appropriately and adopt effective courses of action;
  • perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately;
  • assist in developing or revising procedures to improve effectiveness and comply with changes; assist in preparing reports, grants, and keep accurate records;
  • read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team;
  • make sound decisions within established guidelines;
  • analyze issues and develop and implement an appropriate response;
  • work with staff and patrons from diverse backgrounds and cultures; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner;
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:
  • Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications.
  • Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.