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Our students are employed in libraries throughout the Sacramento region.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time
Senior Library Assistant vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies for
up to one year. Although the current vacancy is at the Main Branch in Napa,
there may be opportunities at other branches in the future. The work schedule
for the current vacancy is Tuesday - Saturday from 8am - 5pm/9am - 6pm. This is
subject to change based on operational needs of the Library.
The Senior Library Assistant oversees the Circulation Unit
of the Library in the absence of a supervisor, provides work leadership and
training to other employees, and does the daily scheduling of up to 15 extra
help employees. This position requires incumbents to work closely and
cooperatively with library patrons as well as staff. While working knowledge of
library policies and procedures is helpful, excellent customer service skills,
sensible leadership, and problem solving skills are extremely important. Good
written and oral communication skills; computer skills, especially with
Microsoft Office; and cash handling skillsare also highly desired.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 10, 2016.
be screened for minimum qualifications the week of October 10, 2016.
candidates will be invited to take an online assessment the week of October 17,
4. Those who score high enough on the online assessment will
be invited to participate in speed interviews, tentatively scheduled to take
place the week of October 31, 2016.
5. The most qualified candidates from the speed interviews
will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the
week of November 7, 2016.
6. Those who score high enough on the supplemental questions
will be invited to participate in oral panel interviews, tentatively scheduled
to take place the end of November 2016. Only the most qualified candidates from
the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be
considered to fill positions for up to one year.
The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change
the recruitment process at any time.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Serve as lead worker in the Circulation, Technical
Processing, or Interlibrary Loan section of the Library; oversee and
participate in checking out and checking in books, issuing library cards, and
maintenance of automated patron and circulation records; assist patrons in
finding materials; assist them with the use of the library catalog; oversee the
work of Vocational Assistants and volunteers as requested; schedule and
prioritize work; provide training to less experienced staff to include
operations of specialized equipment and automated library systems ; perform a
variety of circulation or technical processing duties such as are performed by
Library Assistants; communicates with library users, coworkers, other agencies,
and vendors to explain policies, obtain or give information, collect fees or
fines, and resolve complex problems or discrepancies; maintain records of
library materials ordered from vendors, status of loaned or borrowed material and/or
library statistics; performs a variety of support tasks and other
paraprofessional work, such as word processing, bookkeeping, and accounting,
research, or other special projects; demonstrates continuous effort to improve
operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work
cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; conduct
processing of books and other library materials; maintain bibliographic
records; and establish and maintain collection files and records; perform
standard office support work such as answering telephones, ordering supplies,
and data entry into various automated systems; manages the ordering,
processing, routing, and payment for all serials orders; place orders, receive,
and check invoices of library material. Monitors fund accounts to make sure
that materials are ordered against the appropriate account and those adequate
funds are available to make purchases; receive, unpack and sort shipments of
new library materials them for further processing; and gather statistics and
prepare reports as assigned.
Library terminology and standard library practices and
Types and uses of library materials and the literature and
current publications used in the Library.
Clerical techniques, office methods, and office machines.
Automated library information systems.
Specific rules, regulations, and procedures of the Library
and their applications.
Perform a variety of sub-professional library tasks in
circulation and technical processing.
Provide basic reference information to patrons.
Train others in a variety of library assistant duties.
Plan, schedule and prioritize work for lower level staff.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
To qualify for this classification, an individual must
possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce
the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
Three years of significant, directly related and progressive
sub-professional library experience.
Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, supplemented
by specialized training in library systems and processes.
License or Certificate:
Certain positions assigned to this class may require
possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application
and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act
should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
1. Instructions for Supplemental Application Questions. The
following questions comprise one of the steps in the selection process for this
position and are intended to assist you in presenting your qualifications. Only
the information you provide in your answers to these questions will be
evaluated and scored to determine the best qualified candidates to continue in
the selection process for this position. Please be complete and specific in
answering the questions as your score will be based on this information.
Applications submitted without responses to the supplemental questions will not
be evaluated. Although your experience and education should relate back to your
application, your application and or resume will not be reviewed when scoring
the supplemental questions. Therefore, please be as detailed as possible in
your responses to the supplemental questions. I have read and understand the
instructions presented above.
Yes / No
2. Do you have at least three years of significant, directly
related and progressive experience providing customer service, acting in a lead
capacity, and/or handling cash either in a library, retail, hospitality or a
Yes / No
3. Please tell us about the experience listed above, which
you feel qualifies you for this position.
4. Please tell us
what your highest educational achievement to this point has been.
HS diploma or equivalent
AA or AS
BA or BS
MA or MS
5. Does any of your educational background include any
specialized training in library systems and processes? If so, please specify.
If not, please type N/A.
6. How do you handle problems with customers? Give an example.
7. Please give us a specific example of a time when you used
good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
8. Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you
held (could be operational, structural, rules, priorities, etc.). How did you
adapt to this change?
9. Currently, the schedule for this vacancy is Tuesdays -
Saturdays from 8am - 5pm/9am - 6pm, but some of the Library branches are open
as late as 9pm and some holidays. Are you willing and able to work this
schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed?
Yes / No
10. If it is determined that you meet the minimum
qualifications for this recruitment, you will be sent a Conviction Information
Questionnaire via email. You will have five (5) business days to complete this
questionnaire. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you may be
disqualified from the recruitment and may not move forward in the recruitment
process. Do you understand this?
The Norris Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative,
and talented librarian who is prepared to lead a team of library faculty and
staff in support of the research, instruction, clinical, learning, and
knowledge discovery initiatives of the University of Southern California. The
Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services manages, plans,
coordinates, and promotes the Library’s research and learning resources as well
as oversees the operations of reference, and mediated searching. Close
interaction occurs with all other areas of the Library, key library and
education users, and individual faculty members. This is a leadership position
and the chosen candidate will serve as a member of the library’s executive
Leads research and instruction services, including
curriculum development in research literacy skills and technology planning that
ensures excellence in research and knowledge navigation.
Recruits, trains, evaluates, supervises, and promotes the
work of the research and instruction services division members.
Directs the division in program/service innovation,
development, planning, promotion, problem solving and evaluation.
Leads and participates in reference activities.
Develops policies, procedures, priorities and goals to meet
the needs of primary users, preparing statistical and narrative reports as
Collaborates with faculty to maximize the integration of
library instruction into the curriculum of Health Sciences schools and
programs. Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library
by actively participating in library, health sciences, and university
committees, workgroups and task forces.
Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with faculty on
projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper or poster
Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in
health sciences research, scholarly communication, systematic reviews, data
management, and higher education.
Serves on the senior management team and assists the
director in library planning, management and innovation.
Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of
job performance, professional development/research support and service.
Some night and weekend work.
Masters’ degree or higher in library/information science
from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
Professional library experience in an academic or research
Demonstrated experience supervising librarians or a complex
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and
High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical
Demonstrated service orientation and the essential ability
to build and sustain relationships.
Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple
projects and a commitment to professional development.
Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership and mentoring
Experience working with diverse groups to reach common
Experience with grant writing.
Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving,
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
Experience and proficiency with using current and emerging
technologies, including learning management software and software/hardware for
Experience with systematic reviews and data management
Prefer at least 5 years of experience in an academic health
Prefer at least 3 years of librarian supervisory experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
As part of the application, candidates must upload one
document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following:
1) a cover letter,
a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and
3) a list of
at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number,
and e-mail address for each referee.
Assists Library Manager with daily operation of the Sutter
Resource Library with special concentration on the consumer health collection
which provides current information on a wide variety of disease and health
subjects. Conducts research, recruits
and trains volunteers and coordinates promotion of library services and
solicitation of funds for the consumer health collection. Duties are directed toward the goal of
developing a better informed, more actively involved health care consumer.
Assists the Manager of the Sutter Resource Library in
providing research and information services that meet the informational,
educational, clinical/administrative and research related needs of the medical
and hospital staff of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Discernment of accurate medical terminology is required.
Extensive knowledge of the principles of professional
library practice and procedures and knowledge of consumer health materials and
services is necessary.
Demonstrated skill in computerized database searching and
the Internet required.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
and the ability to make effective presentations to professional and community
Must have the ability to supervise and assign duties to
Master’s Degree in Library Science (ALA Accredited
Experience in a hospital or health sciences library setting
Requires experience performing PubMed searches, document
retrieval, and directing physicians and patients to appropriate medical
Accepted Applications: All Candidate Applications Accepted
Under the direction of the Director, Learning Resources, the
Library Technician performs a wide variety of clerical and patron service
duties in the College library; trains and provides work direction to student
employees; and assists students and staff using the computers in the Learning
Resource Center (LRC).
Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to:
Two years college-level course work or the equivalent
Provide a wide variety of information and assistance to
students, staff and the general public in the use of library systems and other
bibliographic tools in assigned area of the library; assist library patrons in
assessing specific materials requested; provide assistance concerning the use
of audio-visual equipment including microfilm readers.
Assist with the circulation of library books, periodicals
and the maintenance of library collections and records.
Prepare and maintain records for overdue, missing and lost
materials; process overdue materials; issue clearances on returned materials;
tabulate and balance monthly circulation record.
Compile data for circulation usage statistics by category;
compile data and charts of patrols use of reference room according to
Provide orientation to instructors and classes on location
of materials in and use of reference room.
Assist students with use of a computer.
Coordinate the inter-library loan process.
Levy nes for overdue reserves and periodicals; collect
payments for overdue and lost materials.
Maintain library shelves and assign students to tasks;
maintain library in a neat and orderly condition.
Assist supervisor in maintaining a study environment in
assigned area of the Library.
Receive and route incoming mail; record magazines and
college catalogs received; process materials; set up and revise display area as
Prepare reserved materials for instructors.
Assist in processing new materials as assigned; assist with
Train and provide work direction to student employees.
Perform other duties reasonably related to the job
Contact with students, staff, supervisors, and the public.
Ability to operate a computer and office equipment.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to communicate with library patrons.
Ability to read library materials.
Ability to reach horizontally and above the shoulder to
shelve and retrieve books.
Ability to carry and lift books weighing up to 30 pounds.
Ability to pull and push book carts.
Conditions of Employment
Salary is at Range 22 ($15.14 hourly / $2,624 monthly).
Initial placement on step AA.
Salary increase after 6 months of satisfactory service;
increases annually thereafter.
Minimum 5% increase if promoted.
10–working months probationary
Union membership upon employment.
Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and
Employee life insurance ($100,000) is provided.
Only complete application packages will be evaluated by a
qualified screening committee as soon as possible after the closing date.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
Application materials will be screened to determine the
extent to which they meet the Representative Duties. A selected group of
candidates will be invited for oral interviews. After initial interviews,
finalists may be asked to return for a second interview.
All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection
process shall be borne by the candidate.
Applicants must submit the following materials which must be
received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline:
September 14, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.
Completed COS classified application form
Letter of interest addressing your interest in this position
and the representative duties
Copies of transcripts. Officials required upon employment.
Under the general direction of the Deputy County Librarian
or a Principal Librarian, assumes staff advisory responsibility for the
development and coordination of library service programs. This position will coordinate branch
operational service functions in the following areas as a member of the
This position works a Sunday - Thursday schedule.
In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate
is a flexible leader with a proven track record advocating for and expanding
patron services. The candidate will
embrace change, will have high expectations for his/her own work and the work
of others, and will excel at the following:
Effective training and scheduling of library staff
Drafting and implementing procedures
Knowledge and expertise in both circulation and reference
work and trends
Relationship-building with all levels of staff and administration
Internal and external customer service
Effective oral and written communication
The equivalent of two years' full-time experience as a
Librarian II, having developed expertise relevant to the position.
The equivalent of 18 months full-time experience as a
Librarian III, having developed expertise relevant to the position.
The equivalent of one-year full-time experience as a
Supervising Librarian I in the Alameda County classified service
(non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and
the Consolidated Courts), having developed expertise relevant to the position.
Possession of a master's degree in Library Science or Public
Administration awarded by an accredited college or university,
The equivalent of three years' full-time, responsible
professional library experience, having developed specialized knowledge in a
particular field or the equivalent of three years’ full-time program experience
in a professional environment. Supervisory experience is desirable.
Incumbents of this class may be assigned to work schedules
including weekend and/or evening shifts.
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements above, this
position requires that applicants possess the equivalent of one year full-time
experience, within the last 5 years, either providing or supervising staff
providing library circulation services.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above
Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the
Principles and practices of librarianship as applied to a
public library system.
Public library programs and their relationship to community
Current standards of library reference and services and
familiarity with Adult, Teen and Children’s literature.
Library reference and circulation methods, technology,
procedures and organization.
Principles of supervision and training.
Plan and organize.
Analyze and problem solve.
Make decisions through weighted judgment.
Direct, manage, and centralize coordinated tasks and duties.
Lead and direct change.
Use interpersonal sensitivity and emotional intelligence.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Maintain quality of system services in a specialized area.
TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN
Deadline for Filing: Monday, September 19, 2016
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications: September
Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified September
*Oral Interviews Week
of October 17, 2016
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive
benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the
different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many
different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on
overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
For your Health & Welfare Benefits
Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance
Basic Life Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent
County Allowance (Employer Credit)
Health Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
Long Term Care Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
For your Financial Future
Short-term Disability Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
Deferred Compensation Plan
For your Work/Life Balance
11 paid holidays
Vacation and sick leave accrual
Vacation purchase program
Management Paid Leave**
Group Auto/Home Insurance
Commuter Benefits Program
Guaranteed Ride Home
Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive
Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone,
For first consideration, applications should be submitted by
September 23, 2016
Copy catalogs and processes new titles; manages state and
federal government document repository programs; assists with the university
digital repository; participates in circulation desk staff rotation.
1. Copy-catalogs and processes all new titles regardless of
format for Sacramento campus programs
2. Loads Sacramento Library MARC records into University Libraries
integrated library system (ILS)
3. Maintains compliance for federal documents received from
United States Government Printing Office
4. Prepares metadata for uploading of records to University
of the Pacific digital repository
5. Reviews and modifies documents and metadata posted
records on the University digital repository
6. Solicits, collects, prepares, and uploads PDF files to
the University digital repository
7. Participates in circulation staff desk rotation to
provide public services in Sacramento Campus Library
8. Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Work Experience:
• Requires High School diploma or GED.
• Library Technical Assistant Certificate or two years of
library technical services experience.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite
• Basic conversance with Library of Congress classification
• Basic familiarity with basic cataloging rules, including
• Ability to accurately perform arithmetic computations
• Ability to accurately type at 40 wpm
• Proficiency with an integrated library system
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with
diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance
diversity and inclusion.
• Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. (Sierra)
Integrated Library System
Extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion
while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing
stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Repetitive physical movement while standing using document and book scanning