Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Napa - County of Napa - Senior Library Assistant

1195 Third Street, Suite 110,
Napa, CA 94559               EXAM #00217 - SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

$23.08 - $27.47 Hourly    $1,846.40 - $2,197.60 Biweekly    $4,000.53 - $4,761.47 Monthly    $48,006.40 - $57,137.60 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/23/16
CLOSING DATE: 10/10/16
JOB TYPE:  Full Time
Job Category:  Library Services
LOCATION:  Library - 580 Coombs Street, Napa
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 skills  are also highly desired.

1.  Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 10, 2016.
2.  Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of October 10, 2016.
3.  Qualified candidates will be invited to take an online assessment the week of October 17, 2016.
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.

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 techniques.
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.
Training methods.
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.

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.

Senior Library Assistant Supplemental Questionnaire

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 related industry?
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
Some College
Trade School
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?
Yes / No

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

University of South California - Norris Medical Library - Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services (Full Time)

Department        Health Sciences Libraries

Location       Health Sciences Campus

Employment Type      Full-Time

Closing Date Open Till Filled


  • 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 committee.

  • 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 requested.
  • 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 presentations.
  • 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.


Minimum Education        
  • Masters’ degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.

Minimum Experience      
  • Professional library experience in an academic or research library;
  • Demonstrated experience supervising librarians or a complex project;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills.
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • 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 skills.
  • Experience working with diverse groups to reach common goals.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience and proficiency with using current and emerging technologies, including learning management software and software/hardware for recording lectures.
  • Experience with systematic reviews and data management

  • Prefer at least 5 years of experience in an academic health sciences library.
  • 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, 
2) 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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sutter Health - Medial Librarian - Full Time

Note: This position has been filled. 9/21/16


Primary Location: California-Greater Sacramento Area-Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Employee Status: Regular

Job Summary
  • 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.
Special Skills/Equipment:
  • 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 groups.
  • Must have the ability to supervise and assign duties to volunteer staff

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science (ALA Accredited Institution) required.

  • Experience in a hospital or health sciences library setting preferred.
  • Requires experience performing PubMed searches, document retrieval, and directing physicians and patients to appropriate medical resources.

Accepted Applications: All Candidate Applications Accepted
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: No   
Position Status: Non-Exempt   
Union: No
Job Shift: Day   
Shift Hours- 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday   
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Per Diem 
Hours Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

College of the Sequoias - Library Technician - Full Time

12–month Classified Position

Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Job ID: 5338-c-01-16


Closing Date: September 14, 2016

Description of Position
  • 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 library experience.

Representative Duties
  • 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 established guidelines.
  • 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 needed.
  • Prepare reserved materials for instructors.
  • Assist in processing new materials as assigned; assist with annual inventory.
  • Train and provide work direction to student employees.
  • Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.

Working Conditions
  • Environment
  • Library environment.
  • Constant interruptions.
  • Contact with students, staff, supervisors, and the public.

Physical Abilities
  • 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 period.
  • Union membership upon employment.
  • PERS Retirement.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee and dependents.
  • Employee life insurance ($100,000) is provided.

Screening Procedure
  • 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.

Application Procedure
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 (http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Employment-Opportunities.aspx)
  • Letter of interest addressing your interest in this position and the representative duties
  • Resume
  • Copies of transcripts. Officials required upon employment.

Send to:
Linda Reis
Human Resource Services
(559) 730-3867
College of the Sequoias CCD
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia Building, Room 5

Visalia, CA 93277-2234

Alameda County Library - Librarian IV - Full Time

DATE OPENED  8/25/2016 5:00:00 PM

FILING DEADLINE: 9/19/2016 5:00:00 PM

SALARY  $41.29 - $50.20/hour; $85,883.20 - $104,416.00/year

EMPLOYMENT TYPE   Permanent Full-Time 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 administrative staff:
  • Circulation Services
  • Sunday Services
  • Services-As-Needed Staff
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Accessibility Services
  • 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


Either I
  • 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.

Special Requirements:
  • 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.

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of librarianship as applied to a public library system.
  • Public library programs and their relationship to community needs.
  • 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. 

Ability to:
  • 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.
  • Conduct workshops.
  • Maintain quality of system services in a specialized area.

  • Deadline for Filing: Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications: September 23, 2016
  • Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified September 30, 2016
  • *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 
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage)
  • 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
  • Group Legal
  • 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, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sacramento - UOP McGeorge School of Law - Cataloging and Digital Repository Library Technical Assistant

Hiring Range       min $17.01 to mid $21.29, non-exempt
Posting Number                201300865P
Full or Part Time               Full Time
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.

Essential Functions          
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

Minimum Qualifications
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 system
• Basic familiarity with basic cataloging rules, including MARC format
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications

• Some university education preferred.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):
• Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro
• Experience operating document scanning equipment
• Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. (Sierra) Integrated Library System
Physical Requirements   
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 equipment.