Friday, April 29, 2016

Thousand Oaks - Library Office Supervisor

Salary: $5,107 – $7,660/month

Filing Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

We are seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented Office Supervisor.
Reporting directly to the Library Director, the Office Supervisor will
supervise administrative and secretarial staff.
The City of Thousand Oaks is in search of a committed team player to be
a liaison with department leadership to champion, invigorate and
establish a collaborative, responsive and results oriented office support

Primary responsibilities:

 Provide leadership and work with staff to ensure a highperformance,
customer-service and results oriented work
 Provide effective supervision to direct reports by consistently and
effectively setting priorities and by establishing both team and
individual accountabilities.
 Accomplish results by communicating job expectations;
monitoring and appraising employee performance; coaching and
counseling employees; and developing, coordinating and
enforcing policies and procedures.
 Ensure staff members are cross-trained to facilitate effective
completion of department responsibilities.
 Strategize with divisions within the Library and stakeholders to
identify areas to streamline and implement process

The ideal candidate should possess:

 Excellent interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written
communications skills.
 Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
 Organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
 Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
 A history of establishing credibility, earning trust, and confidence
of team members.
 Previous experience with financial reports, records, and cash
 Previous experience in a municipal government setting is highly
 Six years or more of increasingly responsible office
administrative and/or secretarial experience.
 BA/BS in Business Administration or Public Administration

To apply visit the City Website at and search on Human Resources Department

For further information, contact the Human Resources staff at (805) 449-2144.

Oakland - University of California, Office of the Presidents - Technical Team Manager

Salary: $116,000 - $141,300

Job Close Date: 05/11/2016

Position Summary:

The California Digital Library (CDL) supports the education, research and public service mission of the University of California in partnership with the ten campus University of California Libraries system. The CDL assumes a leadership role in the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University's libraries through the transition to the digital future. The primary user base for CDL services and programs include UC faculty, students and UC Libraries staff. 

The Discovery and Delivery Services Technical Manager is part of the CDL's Discovery and Delivery (D2D) team. D2D focuses on making interactive library systems work well together. We connect faculty, students, and staff with access to the University of California libraries' extensive research collections. As a member of the D2D team, the Discovery and Delivery Services Technical Manager is responsible for maintaining current services, as well as identifying and investigating new service opportunities. Current production services include Melvyl (UC's union catalog/discovery service) run on OCLC's WorldCat Local platform, Request, (UC's interlibrary loan and document delivery services built on top of OCLC's VDX platform), UC-eLinks, UC's link resolver built on top of Ex Libris' SFX product, the Print Archives and Preservation Registry (PAPR), developed in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries, and Zephir, the metadata management service run on behalf of the HathiTrust. 

The Discovery and Delivery Services Technical Manager will manage a team of seasoned developers, and work with experienced product/project managers and analysts under the general supervision of the team's Director of Discovery and Delivery Services. The Discovery and Delivery Services Technical Manager should be interested in managing a strong team, engaged in strategic thinking, and interested in supporting the University of California's mission. 



Supervises a team of Discovery and Delivery programmer/analysts. Provides technical leadership to team members, plans projects, works with product managers to assign programming tasks and track progress toward completion. Works with external partners and collaborators to identify technical requirements and effectively turn them into actionable items by technical staff.

Working with Discovery and Delivery product managers, and in consultation with Director, Discovery and Delivery Services, sets priorities, goals and milestones for the technical team. Manages and delegates programming assignments in fulfillment of Discovery and Delivery priorities. Aligns development and deployment practices with industry wide development and accessibility standards.

Ensures technical staff proficiency in supporting current services, as well as identifies new methods of software development practices to make sure staff skills remain relevant. Provides coaching and mentoring to team members. Hires, trains, and evaluates technical team staff.

Oversees service development and maintains cost estimates and schedules. Works with Director of Discovery and Delivery Services to align cost estimates with budgets. Prepares and presents project proposals (including resource estimates) to management and governing boards in consultation with Director of Discovery and Delivery Services.

Prepares technical analysis in support of Service Level Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding with third parties.

Works in close consultation with the CDL Manager Infrastructure and Application Support to ensure the availability of adequate and appropriate technical environments to support D2D services.

Advises the Discovery and Delivery Services Director and other team members on the technical feasibility of team goals and advises on integration strategies for a diverse suite of solutions.

Identifies, develops and maintains strategic technical partnerships that support and grow D2D services. Maintains awareness of current trends in technology affecting academic library services.

Maintains awareness and contributes to evolving (inter)national, regional, and standards and technical innovations related to D2D services. 

In close collaboration with Discovery and Delivery Services Director and Product managers, participates in strategic planning efforts. Maintains awareness of Discovery and Delivery Program, CDL, CoUL, and governing boards' priorities and strategic imperatives to assure alignment.

Provides technical leadership across CDL programs and services by participation in CDL's Technology (Tech) Council, representing D2D's technical team. Provides technical advice and recommendations to CDL Management upon request.

Represents D2D Program Director and team: Promotes D2D services to UC faculty, students, staff, researchers and technologists, as well as the broader digital library community, for example, by writing articles, attending conferences and presenting papers/posters, etc.

Represent the CDL as the D2D Technical Lead within UCOP, UC systemwide leadership groups, regional, national and international research library organizations as needed.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/training.

At least 3 years of experience supervising an Information Technology organization.

At least 5 years of experience managing Production environment.

Demonstrated experience with technical project management, including setting/assigning and monitoring tasks and schedules, tracking costs and deliverables and status reporting.

Demonstrated experience working with large vendors, including negotiating contracts, evaluating and enforcing service level agreements, and invoking and managing escalation procedures. 

Demonstrated expertise and experience in the design, development, implementation, testing, monitoring and maintenance of complex technical solutions.

Demonstrated interest in, and experience designing user-centric software solutions.

Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with and influence others in a consistently positive manner, exercising discretion and tact.

Excellent oral and written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear and concise and specifications, documentation and reports.

Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the unit or department.

Experience of analyzing buy vs. build procurement for products for effective and efficient technology use.

Strong knowledge and understanding of service delivery principles.

Advanced degree in information science, computer science or related field preferred.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Palos Verdes Library District - Deputy Director of Library Services

Salary: $124,337.00

This posting will close at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016.

Job Description:

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is seeking an innovative and community-focused library leader to join our executive management team as Deputy Director - Library Services.

The Deputy Director - Library Services is an integral member of the District’s executive management team and, under general direction from the District Director, is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the District’s library service functions including Adult Services, Circulation/Branch Operations, Digital Library Services, Marketing, Technical Services, Volunteer support, and Young Readers Services across all three District libraries and the teen Annex. The Deputy Director - Library Services develops, recommends, manages the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and standards and plans, directs, supervises and evaluates the work of management, professional, technical and clerical staff.

This classification is designated as "at will" and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the District Director and is subject to discharge without cause and without right of appeal.

The ideal candidate’s skills and abilities will include a combination of the following:

  • Passion for the role of the public library and the ability to articulate, advocate for, and implement the District’s mission and vision.
  • Excellent management skills and leadership ability with an emphasis on consensus/team building.
  • Commitment to honoring staff and team members’ contributions and the ability to develop and lead a staff that is engaged and focused on achieving organizational goals.
  • In-depth experience in library operations.
  • Current knowledge of public library trends and a forward-looking vision for library services.
  • Strong analytical skills in evaluating library services.
  • Proven ability to interact skillfully and tactfully with people at all levels of the organization, and a collaborative approach to working with internal and external stakeholders including community partners.
  • Comfort with technology and operating in a fast-paced environment.
  • A commitment to public service and delivering exemplary customer service.

Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the District’s goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards. Ensures compliance with District policies and procedures within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Plans and directs the work of library staff and volunteers including selecting, training, assigning, counseling, reviewing and evaluating work performance, and recommending or implementing disciplinary action.
  • Promotes productive employee and labor relations. Participates in joint labor-management meetings and processes. Provides input on bargaining strategies. May participate in labor contract negotiations.
  • Analyzes library operations, services and programs to evaluate their impact, recommend improvements, and determine the most efficient and effective assignment of staff.
  • Monitors current trends, technology, and innovations in public library services and operations and updates library services and programs as appropriate. Participates in the planning for library facilities and technology to meet the evolving needs of the community and to reflect innovations in library services and technologies.
  • Ensures effective communications with assigned staff and volunteers and with colleagues to convey information, resolve problems, and discuss and clarify new and/or established policies and practices.
  • Coordinates training programs including staff orientation and in-service training.
  • Coordinates the marketing and promotion of library services and programs.
  • Manages the preparation and administration of the budget for assigned areas of responsibility. Recommends allocation of funds and monitor expenditures to ensure adherence to the approved budget.
  • Manages contracted services.
  • Prepares grant applications and monitor grant-funded projects.
  • Responds to inquiries, suggestions, and concerns from the public or employees and follows through with appropriate actions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the Peninsula Friends of the Library and other relevant charitable and community organizations.
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents reports on library programs and activities.
  • Represents the District at civic, professional, and other meetings and on community and professional boards, commissions, and committees.
  • May act as the District Director in his/her absence and may represent PVLD management at Board of Library Trustees or other public meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and procedures of public library administration, organization, objectives, program planning, system development and service delivery.
  • Principles and practices of administration and management including goal-setting, program and service development, and work planning and organization.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee supervision including selection, training, work evaluation, discipline, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of financial management including budget preparation and administration of contracts.
  • Principles and practices of employee and labor relations including effective communications, conflict resolution, and collective bargaining.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws codes and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the District’s executive leadership team to establish and achieve long-term goals and objectives, create a collaborative, high-performance workplace culture, and deliver excellent customer service.
  • Identify and analyze community needs and desires, and respond with appropriate library services and programs.
  • Plan, organize and direct the full range of library services and programs including Adult Services, Circulation/Branch Operations, Digital Library Services, Marketing, Technical Services, Volunteer support, and Young Readers Services.
  • Select, train, manage, review, motivate, and evaluate the work of management, professional, technical, and support staff.
  • Effectively manage and direct the work of staff in order to accomplish complex tasks.
  • Exercise good judgment in organizing work and setting priorities, managing multiple projects and initiatives, and adjusting priorities and work plans in response to changing needs and situations.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor a sizeable budget and anticipate budgetary needs.
  • Build constructive relationships with employees, peers, volunteers, library support groups, library patrons, community members, and external organizations.
  • Represent PVLD in community and professional meetings and forums.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Physical Demands

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

Environmental Elements

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

Working Conditions

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

Experience and Skills:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a Masters degree in Library Science or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.
  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience preferably in a public library, including four (4) years of management responsibility. Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range for the position is Salary Range 75, currently $124,337.08 - $155,279.98. Initial placement is usually at Step 1 of the designated salary range. The District offers an excellent benefits package that includes: health, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; participation in the CalPERS retirement plan (formula dependent on date of enrollment); social security; employee-funded deferred compensation plans; 7 paid holidays per year, plus 7 floating personal holidays; 10 to 20 vacations days per year depending on years of service; tuition reimbursement program; and cell phone allowance.

This posting will close at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter (electronically preferred) to:

Palos Verdes Library District
Dallas Millican, HR Analyst
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Inglewood – City of Inglewood – Librarian (part-time)


SALARY: up to $30.04 per hour

THE POSITION: Under general supervision, provides materials, assistance and service to the general public seeking information and participates in or conducts special programs in the Library.


• Provides materials, assistance and service to the general public seeking information in the Library;
• Assists patrons/public in selection and location of books and materials;
• Researches, reviews, recommends and interprets Library resources;
• Instructs the use of the Library and enforces Library policies and procedures to the public;
• Assists in planning, implements and participates in service programs or projects;
• Provides reference service to assist public with questions, advise readers, provide instruction and monitor the use of the catalog system, on-line service, and public access of computers.
• Prepares Division publicity in the form of bibliographies, press releases, flyers, brochures and calendars;
• Recommends, withdraws, discards, repairs or replaces materials or resources no longer suitable;
• Calculates and compiles Library usage statistics; attends and participates in meetings, workshops, conferences and programs;
• Conducts reference searches, analyzes patron information requests and refers to other resources.


• Knowledgeable of Public Library operations practices and procedures, Library and related information retrieval and delivery systems, emerging technologies related to media, Library collections and services, collections, resources and automated systems and of quality customer service techniques and concepts;
• Skilled in utilizing computer databases to research, maintain, and update records and files, instructing the general public in the use of computers and other technical equipment, and in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships ;
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, lift up to 50 pounds; and able to perform essential duties with minimum supervision.


Masters degree in Library & Information Sciences or closely related field, AND one (1) year experience in a library environment.


Applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close with or without further notice. Interested parties must complete an official City application; resumes are accepted but not in lieu of the official City application.

Inglewood – City of Inglewood – Library Support Clerk

SALARY: up to $13.09 - $18.54 per hour

THE POSITION: Under close supervision, performs routine clerical work in circulation and processing Library materials and provides services to Library patrons.


• Receives, inspects, codes and prepares materials for introduction to Library collection;
• Computer processes incoming and outgoing Library collection;
• Collects fines for overdue books and materials; registers Library applications and assigns Library card numbers;
• Assists patrons with questions regarding personal information or change of address, fines, overdue items, lost cards or application of new cards.
• Receives and inputs claim returns; prepares, types and maintains letters, reports, files and claims return slips; tracks and maintains damaged materials;
• Searches, retrieves, edits and enters book or material records into Library system database;
• Distributes Library/community information orally and physically; greets patrons and answers phones.


• Knowledgeable of City and Department policies and procedures, personal computer hardware equipment and software packages and quality customer service techniques and concepts,
• Skilled in following oral or written instructions, computer usage, data entry with accuracy, establishing and maintaining productive working relationships;
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English, perform essential job functions with little supervision.


High school diploma or equivalent, AND familiarity with Library Systems and quality customer service techniques or related experience
OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close with or without further notice. Interested parties must complete an official City application; resumes are accepted but not in lieu of the official City application.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

UC Davis - University Library - Scholarly Communications Office and Program Lead - Full Time

Scholarly Communications Officer and Program Lead
University Library of the University of California, Davis

Salary: Academic Administrator $71,544-$109,968

Deadline: May 5, 2016

Scholarly Communications Program Overview
  • The Scholarly Communications Program (SCP) is a multi-faceted partnership of relevant organizations addressing the wide range of issues related to the rapidly changing system of creating, evaluating, disseminating, and preserving the outputs of research and scholarship. Program collaborators include individuals whose skills and experience facilitate the transformation of scholarly publishing and barrier-free access to high quality authoritative information resources.
  • Program contributors outside of UC Davis may include UC units, such as the UC Office of Scholarly Communications, and national organizations, such as the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). Essential core program deliverables include applied research studies and educational initiatives, such as for-credit courses, symposia, and workshops related to transformative scholarly communications and re-imagined use of scholarly works.
Position Overview
  • The University Library of the University of California, Davis seeks a proactive, innovative, collaborative Scholarly Communications Officer serving as a Program lead, who understands the challenges facing the traditional system of scholarly publication and associated systems of academic credit and quality assessment. The incumbent teaches and conducts research in the arena of scholarly communications, and guides the Scholarly Communications Program within a complex university research environment. The Program represents one of the library's high profile activities by partnering with stakeholders across the Library, UC Davis, UC, and relevant (inter)national organizations to understand and influence changes to the system of scholarly communications, to advocate for barrier-free access to and use of scholarship, and to support UC Davis faculty, staff, and students in addressing the challenges and in leveraging opportunities within the dynamic landscape of scholarly communication.

  • Under the general guidance of the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services, the Scholarly Communications Officer serves as a primary spokesperson, presenting the Library's strategies and recommendations regarding all aspects of scholarly publishing, barrier-free access to knowledge, changing scholarly credit mechanisms, and new modes of knowledge creation.
  • The Scholarly Communications Officer creates the vision, directs and manages program operations and personnel by setting the program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Officer partners with campus units and other library programs, such as the Archives and Institutional Assets and Research Data Management, to develop solutions for collecting, disseminating and preserving new forms of scholarly communication.
  • These activities coalesce to create educational and outreach materials for intellectual property issues as well as consultative services regarding scholarly works permissions and strategies which are key to the Program's success. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Officer triages and liaises with the UC and UC Davis offices of campus counsels, and the Office of Research, regarding legal advice for intellectual property rights and copyright.

Major Responsibilities
Administrative/Management of Programs (55%)
  • Develop strategic directions for the Scholarly Communications Program and assess program progress that align with the library's and campus strategic plans
  • Lead and implement key initiatives associated with Scholarly Communications Program
  • Manage Scholarly Communications Program daily operations, including budget creation and monitoring, and directing any program staff (e.g., graduate students, post-doctoral fellows)
  • Identify training and professional development paths for program staff in consultation with home unit supervisors and faculty mentors
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collection Services Directorate, Research Services Department, Director of Digital Scholarship, Archives & Institutional Assets Program, Data Management Program), in campus units (e.g. Office of the Campus Counsel, Office of Research, and campus committees and groups relevant to intellectual property), UC units (e.g. UC Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of Scholarly Communications), and national organizations (e.g. SPARC)
  • Manage and coordinate the content elements for the library's Scholarly Communications Program web sites
Consultation, Teaching, and Research Activities (30%)
  • Consult with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral students/fellows on publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, benefits of open access publishing, retention of rights, and overall management of intellectual property
  • Develop an education program and curriculum for faculty, researchers, and students regarding scholarly communications issues in an academic digital environment, including open access, data management, copyright, fair use, and author rights
  • Provide advice on using resources, including open resources, in teaching classes on campus and online
  • Lead initiatives related to scholarly communication and publishing, including organizing events at UC Davis on relevant topics, such as Open Access Week.
  • Engage in research related to scholarly impact, open access, intellectual property
  • Serve as the library's primary triage agent and options consultant for campus intellectual property and copyright issues and the library's primary resource on fair use and permissions
  • Inform the UC Davis community of the significance of national scholarly communications trends and contribute to the campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system
Professional Competence and Activity (5%)
  • Monitor national scholarly communications trends and policy issues
  • Be professionally active in appropriate UC, regional, and national organizations and initiatives
University and Public Services (10%)
  • Coordinate with the UC California Digital Library and Office of Scholarly Communications to ensure that UC Davis scholarship is well-curated, discoverable, and preserved in the UC eScholarship repository by working closely with the library personnel in the library's Archives & Institutional Assets and Data Management programs
  • Engage in national initiatives that shape scholarly communications, e.g. Association of Research Libraries' Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Serve as the library's representative to the UC Libraries Scholarly Communications Common Knowledge Group and other relevant initiatives and groups

Position Qualifications
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D degree specializing in intellectual property or related area, OR Ph.D. in academic field with relevant experience in intellectual property and copyright areas, OR ALA accredited Master's or equivalent with relevant experience in intellectual property and copyright areas, OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with intellectual property and copyright law and their application in academic environments, scientific or scholarly publishing, or in related settings
  • Experience providing guidance on scholarly communication, copyright, and fair use topics
  • Experience building a new dynamic program with a clear realistic vision and expectations
  • Experience building and sustaining a team of individuals possessing a wide range of skills and expertise
  • Experience building and sustaining collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of diverse groups (coaching, mentoring, delegation and active listening)
  • Experience in managing projects and multiple priorities independently using effective problem-solving and analytic techniques
  • Career history to meet University of California criteria for advancement and promotion

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to scholarly publishing and new modes of scholarly communications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in academic or research settings as they relate to creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources, especially across an array of disciplines and contexts
  • Experience in building awareness and understanding regarding scholarly communication and intellectual property issues through in-person or online educational sessions, creation of informational materials, and organizing events
  • Grant awards focused on scholarly communication issues
  • Experience in learning and adapting emerging technologies to craft scholarly communication messages to faculty, staff, and students

Application information
  • Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis Recruit website
  • Please include a letter of interest addressing how your qualifications and experience relate to the posted qualifications of the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references.
  • Applicants are also encouraged to complete the optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Please visit Faculty Equity and Inclusion website for information about why diversity statements are requested and guidelines for writing a diversity statement.
  • Candidates applying by May 5, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis - Lead Library Coordinator - Full Time


Requisition Number: 03016294 

Recruitment Open To: UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public 

Final Filing Date 05-02-2016 

Number of Positions:

Salary: $20.64 - $29.60/Hour 


Department: AG & RESOURCE ECONOMICS - 030010 

Location: Davis 

Job Summary:
  • Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, this part-time position provides administrative assistance to meet the operational needs of the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics Student Advising Center and supports access to ARE library resources.

This position is responsible for the following:
  • textbook orders;
  • coordinating course evaluations and exit surveys;
  • maintaining webpages for advising services and library resources;
  • assisting with scholarship and award selection processes;
  • assisting with commencement and orientation activities;
  • managing circulation of library resources, reserves and binding services;
  • and conducting annual library resource orientation.
  • The position also serves as a back-up to the AAIII administrative support in the ARE Student Advising Center. 
Physical Demands:
  • Lift and move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to run errands on campus in various types of weather 
Work Environment:
  • Must be able to work at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work independently and alone.
  • 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. No 


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with website maintenance.
  • Experience composing and editing documents and correspondence for accuracy, consistency of format and grammar, and professional appearance and style.
  • Organizational skills to set-up and maintain files.
  • Excellent oral communication, customer service and interpersonal skills to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in person, by email and by phone.
  • Experience using standard business software applications including word processing, email, calendaring, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Knowledge of library functions and procedures, including library filing practices.
  • Skills to recognize essential bibliographic elements of title/citation.
  • Skills to alphabetize, file and retrieve bibliographic records in various files. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with BANNER, OASIS, Gradhub, GARD, or similar database programs.
  • Experience using the MELVYL catalog system.
  • Experience working with students, staff and faculty in a university/college advising setting.
  • Experience providing instructional information to groups.  

Allow Applicants to Attach: 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • Position Details 

Appointment Description: 50% Fixed 

Overtime Eligible: (FLSA)

Sierra College - Rocklin Campus - LTT Librarian

LTT Librarian

Job Category: Full Time Faculty

Campus: Rocklin Campus

Department: Learning Resources

Opened Date: 04/11/2016

Closing Date: 04/26/2016

Non Tenure Track

Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, to provide support for the Learning Resources Center (LRC) program in the areas of reference and information referral, collection development and user services (e.g., circulation, reserves, interlibrary loans, media distribution, etc.) and to do related work as required.

Reference/Information Referral –
  • Plan, manage, and perform daily operations of the Reference Department, including collection maintenance, deck coverage, statistical tracking, user studies, and telephone service;
  • share evening/weekend reference desk duty, as necessary;
  • provide consultation to users regarding the availability of intra-and interlibrary loan services; assist users with electronic card catalog structures and functions;
  • coordinate the development and delivery of general and specialized LRC orientations and tours;
  • coordinate the selection and organization of appropriate research materials to support a diverse, interdisciplinary reference and general collection including indexing and abstracting services, electronic databases, and on-line reference and bibliographic utilities;
  • assume leadership role in LRC liaison with instructional faculty. 

PERIPHERAL:   Assist in the design and development of services providing external, electronic access to information and collections.

Collection Development/Maintenance –
  • Maintain primary responsibility for developing and managing collections, including serials, electronic resources, microforms, archival documents, government publications, maps, and special materials;
  • oversee the organization, maintenance, and appropriateness of library holdings, ensuring that collections adequately support varying modes of instruction, learning styles, and curricular trends; assume a leadership role in the management of subscriptions (i.e., approval plans, standing orders, vendor contracts, acquisition processes, etc.); 
  • develop and oversee stack maintenance procedures and building security protocols to ensure collection accessibility and integrity;
  • act as a project leader in the development of collection goals, policies and programs; analyze appropriate trade and professional publications for selection purposes;
  • coordinate the selection and organization of appropriate research materials to support a diverse, interdisciplinary reference and general collection, including indexing and abstracting services and bibliographic tools;
  • maintain responsibility for maintenance and organization or current collection profiles; prepare and monitor authority control;
  • formulate and maintain established tracking systems for planning and development purposes. 

PERIPHERAL:  Collaborate with other District librarians and instructional faculty in the development of collection goals, policies and programs.

Bibliographic Instruction/Orientation –
  • Prepare course-related modules to support research needs of students; develop library pathfinders, handouts, and other research aids for LRC users;
  • maintain current awareness of new sources and how to integrate them into research processes;
  • prepare lecture and lesson plans for both customized and generalized subject presentations;
  • design assessment tools to maximize instructional effectiveness;
  • create activities/exercises (e.g., laboratory manuals) designed to assist students in skill and knowledge development;
  • organize regular tours for LRC users on a semester sign-up basis;
  • maintain current instructional files related to classroom assignments and research materials; orient LRC users to the use of LRC facilities and resources and research methodology;
  • design and deliver structured presentations related to the use of electronic technologies, the development of search strategies, and the basic and advanced elements of the research process.

User Services/Liaison –
  • Provide system and service support in all general circulation activities including interlibrary loans, reserves, and media distribution; develop, promote and coordinate support for the service mission of the LRC. 

  • Assist with review and assessment of public service functions and with achieving appropriate staff training levels; provide training of staff to assess user needs and interests;
  • provide guidance to staff regarding operational processes and procedures; assist at circulation desk, as necessary;
  • collaborate with staff in the areas of problem resolution and the assessment of user needs and interests;
  • maintain currency regarding trends and developments as they relate to the delivery and function of effective circulation services.

Professional Development –
  • Monitor current literature for professional development as well as acquisition purposes. 

  • Attend and report on appropriate meetings, conferences, sessions and training workshops related to LRC developments and trends;
  • develop and maintain collegial contacts both inside and outside of the campus structure.

Training/Program Development –

  • Develop individualized training workshops for staff designed to met various learning styles, skill levels, and prior knowledge levels;
  • design and present staff workshops regarding systems, programming and services;
  • provide staff orientations related to service techniques and user consultation;
  • develop, construct materials for, and seek alternative funding sources (e.g., grant proposals, entrepreneurial enterprises, etc.);
  • research and compile reports related to present and future LRC goals, including needs assessment, user surveys, service questionnaires, and unit planning guides.

Shared Governance Activities –
  • Attend and participate in library/LRC meetings periodic divisional and campus meetings and activities, including collaborative activities, as feasible and appropriate; respond in writing for requests for information (for example, employment process position questionnaires, unit planning guides, environmental impact reports, etc);
  • participate in investigation and costing of LRC equipment needs and selection of print and non-print materials; represent LRC by serving on campus-wide committees. 

  • Serve on employee selection committees, as requested;
  • serve as a functional member of one or more committees and/or task forces;
  • attend Board of Trustees and/or College Council meetings, as necessary, and read shared governance body minutes, Board of Trustees reports, etc., to maintain knowledge of campus activities;
  • read and respond to information polls distributed by the Faculty senate and other shared governance bodies and those distributed in connection with peer and administrator performance reviews.

Ancillary Student Services –
  • Provide students and peers with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in graduation and outstanding student award ceremonies.

  • Provide students with letters of recommendation, as requested;
  • advise and encourage students relative to library science.


Degrees/Experience: A Master’s degree in Library Science OR the equivalent.

Knowledge of:

  • Library/Information science, particularly library reference systems and computerized reference systems, including databases and software systems;
  • MARC standard cataloging; automated circulation systems; library functions and processes;
  • microcomputer operation, including utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and specialized library software packages/applications; teaching practices, methods, and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Analyze and solve problems; research and prepare reports and studies; assist in planning new LRC facilities and service delivery systems; work on resolution of many problems simultaneously;
  • explain library/LRC processes and research methods in a logical and understandable fashion;
  • provide LRC users with a "hands on" learning experience in a library/LRC setting; form and maintain effective working relationships with peers, staff, and students;
  • work independently to solve problems and/or participate in collaborative problem resolution activities.  

  • Operate a microcomputer (including word processing software);
  • recognize variation in LRC user backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with LRC service users; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation.

Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than TUESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2016.   

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.


Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Faculty Application & Copies of OFFICIAL Transcripts



Transcript Clarification:
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Natomas - Natomas Charter School - Library Media Technician - Part Time

Library Media Technician

Employer: Natomas Charter School

Date Posted: 4/14/2016

Contact: Jennifer Callens (916) 928-5353 1016

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: 180 days

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: Placed on Classified Schedule based on Experience

Under the direction of the Student Services Coordinator and Executive Director, the Library Media Technician is responsible for the daily operation of the school Library Media Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (May include, but not limited to the following)
  • Assist faculty and students in the use of the Library Media Center including finding relevant materials, teaching them how to use resources, and assisting in the use of computers, including word processing, and printing.
  • Operates and adjusts a variety of computers and peripheral equipment: turns computers on and off; stores required data.   
  • Monitors appropriate use of computers.
  • Reports and arranges for repairs according to established guidelines. Troubleshoots technical problems in the Media Center.
  • Assists in maintaining the Library/Media Center in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Provides direction and guidance for student assistants.
  • Collaborate with the Student Services Coordinator and teachers to select, order, and process library media print and non‐print materials.  
  • Perform standard clerical and record keeping duties.
  • Perform and maintain continuous inventory of library media materials and equipment ensuring they stay current and relevant.  
  • Repair books and dispose of damaged or outdated materials.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting periodic book fairs.
  • Manage the Library Media Center’s daily scheduling process.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, visually appealing, and user‐friendly library media environment.  
  • Supervise students and other patrons while in the Library Media Center.
  • Provide work direction and supervise student aides and volunteers of the Library Media Center.
  • Circulate, store, inventory, and maintain audiovisual equipment.  
  • Collaborate with outside multi‐type libraries to share resources.
  • Understands and applies the vision and mission of Natomas Charter School.
  • Models and supports the Five Traits of NCS Professionals.
  • Drives occasionally for school business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Student Services Support:  
  • Provides routine clerical support to Student Services programs, including Counseling and Special
  • Education.  
  • Assist others with data entry, scheduling, copying, record keeping, word processing, and
  • correspondence.
  • Serve as a receptionist to the public. Answer inquiries, and provide assistance to students, parents, staff, and others regarding Student Services programs, procedures and policies.
  • Establish and maintain filing systems.  
  • Gather, organize, and prepare materials for distribution.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
  • School library experience. Minimum two years working with students in a school or equivalent youth‐related
  • activities. Equivalent to graduation from high school plus post high school library science curriculum or equivalent.
  • A two‐year degree or Library Media Technology Certificate is preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • Requires knowledge of basic library media terminology and standard library practices and procedures including an understanding of the Dewey Decimal System and basic reference sources.
  • Knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment
  • Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, basic arithmetic, spelling, and oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems and multimedia usage and equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic record keeping and filing techniques.
  • Requires knowledge of appropriate telephone etiquette and strong communication/Interpersonal skills
  • Safe practices in work related activities.
Ability to:
  • Understand NCS and academy site organization, operations, and objectives.
  • Perform the duties of the position efficiently and effectively, under general supervision.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to assist teachers and students with special class projects and use of the Library Media Center
  • Ability to assist students with basic research skills
  • Ability to apply and explain rules, procedures, and policies of the Library Media Center
  • Ability to organize and prioritize projects, and maintain accurate and current records
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including multi‐line telephone system, copiers, printers,
  • etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate usage of multimedia equipment.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer software programs including word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Ability to learn computer cataloging systems, such as Destiny  
  • Ability to relate positively to and maintain cooperative relationships with students, teachers, staff,
  • administrators, and parents.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of school‐related information.
  • Ability to monitor and manage student behavior

  • Must hold a valid CA Driver License and must provide proof of automobile insurance coverage. Testing of
  • tuberculosis (skin test or chest x‐ray) is required upon employment and every four years thereafter. Clearance
  • from Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) required upon employment.


Physical Abilities:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perfume the essential functions of his job. The employee must be able to:
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.
  • Reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  • Lift light to medium weight materials.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information.
  • Seeing to monitor student activities and behavior.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities and prepare materials.
Potential Hazards:
  • Extended viewing of computer monitor.
  • Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
  • Contact with ill students.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

San Francisco - California Judicial Center - Senior Law Library Technician

Senior Law Library Technician

Location: San Francisco

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • The California Judicial Center Library in San Francisco has an opening for a Senior Law Library Technician in the library’s Collection Management Services unit. The position is responsible for acquisition and delivery of print legal information resources to Justices and staff of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District and for related serials management and accounts payable tasks and functions.  The position offers all major benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, retirement and transit subsidies.  The position may be filled as a full-time or a part-time (30-32 hours/week) position.
  • Under the general supervision of the Judicial Center Law Librarian, Senior Law Library Technicians assigned to the Collection Management Services unit receive work direction from the coordinator of the unit.  The position performs collection management duties including but not limited to:  checking in and claiming serial publications using the library’s integrated online system (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra); delivering publications to court users in their chambers or offices and updating the publications as needed; ordering requested publications; updating subscription lists; reviewing and verifying invoices for payment; and related duties as assigned.  The position may also develop purchase orders, compile databases of invoices for approval and payment and maintain related files as needed; contact vendors regarding returned, cancelled or replacement items; and develop collection-related expenditure data upon request.

  • Checks in and processes library materials as they are received, using the serials management module of the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra).  Claims materials as needed.
  • Distributes received materials to chambers and offices of the Justices and staff of the California court of Appeal, First Appellate District.
  • Performs library acquisitions routines including but not limited to vendor selection, order preparation and claims; and maintains related files and records.
  • Verifies and process invoices for payment approval.
  • Responds to vendor inquiries regarding receipt of and payment for ordered materials.
  • Participates in the Collection Management Services team in meetings and other discussions concerning workflow, methodology, timing and other work-related issues.

  • Equivalent to an associate degree, preferably with emphasis in Library Science and four years of increasingly responsible paraprofessional or technical law library experience.
  • Additional directly related college-level education may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

In addition to a very strong service orientation:

Knowledge of:
  • Law library practices and operations, including knowledge of fundamental administrative functions such as file management, general correspondence and scheduling.
  • The use and applications of law library integrated online library systems, in particular serials control subsystems.
  • Basic principles of law library classification and cataloging.
  • Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.

Ability to:
  • Perform the full range of law library paraprofessional duties, as needed.
  • Transport books and boxes of books weighing up to approximately 40 pounds.
  • Reach, lift and relocate books in the library stacks.
  • Organize work, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Understand and follow spoken and written work directions.

  • Familiarity with fundamental published legal information resources, e.g., California Official Reports, California codes and statutes, and major legal treatises.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate courteously and concisely in written and spoken interactions.
  • Proven ability to take and follow work direction, to understand workflow requirements, and to work successfully as a team member.
  • Experience in the use of budgeting or other accounting systems.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, you will be required to provide verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

How To Apply
To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by Monday, May 2nd, 2016, however this position will remain open until filled. To complete an online application, please click the APPLY NOW button. This position requires the submission of our official application, and a resume. Or,

To obtain a printed employment application, please download a copy from the Careers page on our website in the Special Access section OR visit:

Judicial Council of California – Human Resources
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3660
415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

Pay and Benefits
  • Monthly Salary Range:  $3,889 - $4,727 per month
  • Some highlights of our benefits package include:
  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • Pre-Tax Parking Savings Program
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401 (k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Care Disability (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

Victor Valley College - Librarian (Systems) - Full TIMe


Opening Date/Time:          Wed. 03/23/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:            Fri. 05/20/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $51,711.00 - $108,490.00 Annually

Job Type:             Full-time

Department:       Instruction - Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences

**Application Deadline: May 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM **
10-Month Tenure Track Position

  • Managing all aspects of the operation, integration, and enhancement of an integrated library system (ILS). VVC Library's ILS is SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Coordinating with Technical Services and Public Services staff to maximize the ILS functions in cataloging, circulation, and serials control.
  • Providing vision, direction and leadership in the development and delivery of emerging library technologies and managing the library's electronic resources.
  • Maintaining and contributing to the development of the library's website
  • Participating in the evaluation and selection of print, media and electronic information resources.
  • Providing reference services, and instruction in the use of information resources and information competency skills.
  • Complying with district policies and procedures in the performance of all duties.
  • Participating in staff development activities.
  • Serving on area and college-wide committees as necessary to support and enrich the library program.
  • Demonstrating sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students and colleagues.
  • Promoting the success of a diverse student population through careful selection of library materials.
  • Working effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Participating in assessment, evaluation, and planning of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Master's degree in library science, library and information science, OR possession of a California Community College Credential in Library Science OR the equivalent.

  • Experience in administration, support and enhancement of an integrated library system.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively with new and emerging library technologies.
  • Experience with web site design and content management systems.
  • Experience in providing reference services and information competency instruction in an academic library.
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Submit your request for equivalency ONLY IF your education and/or experience are different, but equivalent, to the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement. If you have additional questions please contact Human Resources directly at (760) 245-4271 Ext. 2486.

  • Office, classroom, lab and/or on-line environment. Position requires ability to communicate and exchange information. The assignment may include day, weekend, and/or evening classes on campus and/or at off campus locations.

  • To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received at the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date of May 20, 2016.  Application materials will be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at with your username and password.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
  • All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
  • Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.
  • If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
  • It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
  • Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
2. A letter expressing interest in the position
3. A current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application
5. Three or more current letters of recommendation from persons having firsthand knowledge of the applicant's professional qualifications, character, etc.

6. Supplemental Application for Equivalent Qualifications (if applicable)

Arizona - Tucson - Pima Community College - District Library Manager

District Library Database Manager

Position Type      Exempt - General Funding

Department        District Office: Provost

Salary    C42/1 $50,383
Salary Breakdown            Annually

Close Date          04/27/2016

Open Until Filled               No

Position Summary           
  • The District Library Database Manager is the primary administrator for the Integrated Library System for the College and is responsible for creating and maintaining the library databases and virtual resources, including records for materials and patrons.
  • The position provides leadership, advice, support, and assistance in all aspects of the library information system process, including, but not limited to evaluation, selection, planning and implementation of library automation modules and packages. This position will also be responsible for ensuring and maintaining easy access to all electronic material the library provides; troubleshoot connectivity issues for staff, faculty, and students; assist in purchasing of system-compatible resources, managing external database set-up, and will be the liaison for vendors.
  • Position may require working occasional weekends and local travel.

Duties and Responsibilities           
  • Administer and maintain the Integrated Library System (ILS) software through which all district-wide library functions (acquisitions, cataloging, public catalog, and subscription research database access) are performed
  • Troubleshoot ILS issues for students, faculty, and staff at all campuses and ensure online access to resources
  • Coordinate, oversee, and participate in developing strategic and operational work plans for automated systems, cataloging, collections and database management, and services to the campus libraries
  • Establish and maintain access to subscription library research databases and virtual resources, including establishing off-campus access through a variety of authentication methods
  • Maintain and edit the content of the library website and the virtual presence of the library  within the College's web based content management systems
  • Supervise and participate in developing, identifying, monitoring, and recommending policies, procedures and technologies to support the District Library Database and web development
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of creative and state-of-the-art internet-based avenues of delivering library services and resources to students
  • Maintain both the equality and accuracy of both the ancillary library systems and data in the ILS
  • Coordinate with District IT to ensure that library systems are represented and well-managed in the College's information infrastructure
  • Serve as primary contact for technical support issues with research database vendors
  • Analyze data to coordinate, oversee, and prepare a variety of summaries and statistical reports
  • Train staff and librarians on ILS and other system functions

Job Requirements            
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and
  • Two years experience in relevant library and technical areas including active knowledge of databases and prior data management experience

  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in:
  • Contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practice, including the Anglo-American cataloging rules, Library of Congress subject headings, OCLC/MARC records, and library automation
  • Various technological advances, emerging information and library technologies, and online systems and applications
  • Customize library public interfaces using scripting languages, markup languages, Cascading Style Sheets, and widgets
  • File transfer, file sharing, and security protocols
  • Provide tactful communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public
  • Possess exemplary customer service skills
  • Plan and prioritize work while performing multiple tasks; quickly and seamlessly change priorities when necessary
  • Library practices, principles, and standards; integrate library practices with available technology tools
  • Troubleshoot access to library databases
  • Research and resolve complex system problems/issues
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment
  • Statistical analysis and preparation of reports
  • Basic web concepts
  • Manipulation of data for importing and exporting data for reports

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information 
In order to apply for a position, applicants must submit an application and include the required documents listed for the position.  See below for information about documents:

  • Resume should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment
  • Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed two pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment.  Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons.
  • If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624 or  Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

Oakland - Head Royce Library - Library Assistant - Part-time

Part-time Library Assistant, 

Head-Royce Library, Oakland

Part-time beginning August 2016

Pay rate: $16/hr

  • This is a 25 hour per week position in both the lower school (K-5) and main (6-12) libraries. As a member of the Head-Royce Library team, the candidate will work with learners K-adult in a community of 950 members. Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the libraries determined annually. However, duties may be modified depending on particular experience/expertise. Summer hours may be available in other departments on campus.
  • The Library Assistant will know, or be willing to learn how to do the following:
  • Catalog and process materials in a variety of formats
  • Search for and add age-appropriate, authoritative web sites to online catalogs
  • Prepare online resources
  • Maintain circulation system; Track overdue materials – generate notices, follow through with students, parents and business office when necessary
  • Maintain print collection as necessary: clean, repair, and shelve with assistance of parent volunteers
  • Maintain periodicals and subscriptions
  • Basic maintenance of A/V/tech (laptops, camera, shuffles, etc.)
  • Order and maintain office/cataloging/processing/book repair supplies
  • Prepare displays as needed
  • Photograph or otherwise document displays and library programs
  • Oversee annual inventory
  • Assist in the general supervision of the library and help maintain welcoming, quiet atmosphere, general order, neatness, and learning environment
  • Open and/or close the library when needed
  • Miscellaneous, as arises
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff
  • Assist with research and ready reference
  • Assist with exploration of tools and technology for library of the future

  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents and an ability to work effectively with employees and parents
  • Acceptance to or current enrollment in MLIS program
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
  • Cataloging and general library experience
  • Comfortable with computers, technology, Web/Library 2.0 tools, and willing to learn continually
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ideal candidates will have an understanding of and a genuine fondness for working with students of all ages
To Apply
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to with the subject line “Library Assistant.”

Monday, April 18, 2016

Torrance – Torrance Public Library – Senior Library Technician in Youth Services

Duration: Temporary Appointment (maximum 6 months) – estimated start date 5/2/2016

Salary: $22.25/hr

The Torrance Public Library has a temporary employment opportunity for the position of Senior Library Technician in Youth Services. This is a paid position that can last for up to 6 months.


The Senior Library Technician is a full-time position, working out of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. This position reports to the Youth Services Supervisor. This position staffs the Youth Services Desk, typically 2-4 hours each day (including two nights per week, and alternate Saturdays working with the Youth Services Librarian). The current major duties are recruiting, scheduling and supervising volunteers; tracking mends and mending of Youth Services collection; preparation of youth services’ bulletin boards and displays; and final check and preparation for circulation of youth services new materials.  The Senior Library Technician may be required to facilitate storytime or a Youth Services program during absences of the Youth Services Librarian or Senior Librarian We are currently recruiting for one full-time temporary position:
The ideal candidate will possess the following:

·        Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with peers, the public, and subordinates
·        The ability to adapt to changes
·        Knowledge of library ILS systems
·        Interest in or desire to acquire knowledge and experience in services for Youth
·        Genuine interest and desire provide positive interactions with children, young adults and caregivers
·        Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher) and Google Docs
·        The ability to work day or evening shifts and Saturdays


Week 1: Monday/Thursday 12 p.m. -9 p.m., Tuesday/ Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday/Thursday 12 p.m. -9 p.m., Tuesday/Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in either of the temporary appointment opportunities in Youth Services please send a resume and cover letter to Heather Firchow, Senior Librarian, Youth Services, by Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. with Senior Library Technician in your Subject Line (

I am looking to fill this position quickly and am planning to schedule interviews for the week of April 25 – 29, 2016.