Monday, November 21, 2016

Los Angeles - Cal State LA - University Library - Library Web Developer/ Designer - Full Time

Job ID:160120

Location: University Library

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Salary Range:  $4,372 --$9,683/Monthly (Anticipated hiring salary range $4,372 - $5,700/monthly depending on qualifications.)
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; temporary one year appointment from date of hire; may be extended; may become permanent; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: 

  • Reporting to the Media, Arts and Web Librarian, the Library Web Developer/Designer will play a leadership role in the design, development and maintenance of clean, consistent, responsive, intuitive and user-centered websites that are in line with the library¿s mission in supporting teaching, learning and creative activities. 
  • The web developer will: work with library staff and faculty to create dynamic, and user-friendly web pages, web-based applications and integrate third-party applications, social media services and digital content into the university's Drupal based web environment; develop and implement web-based marketing and outreach strategies through various digital channels including Drupal custom themes and modules, web banners, digital signage, digital video, mobile applications and other interactive online sites; support the library's digital repository; incorporate tools such as Google Analytics to improve statistical analysis; and conduct user-centric usability studies and web accessibility assessment. 
  • May also be assigned other digital library related projects and will collaborate with web developers at Cal State LA and across the CSU on web related projects.

Required Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related field, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. 
  • Two or more years of full time relevant work experience which has provided experience: with: Drupal or similar content management system; usability studies, accessibility assessment and user centered design principles: a variety of social media; and demonstrated web graphic design. 
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and responsive web design. Must possess: excellent written and verbal communication skills: commitment to continually learn new design trends and techniques; ability to complete projects/tasks in a timely manner; and a demonstrated interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. 
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

Special Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with MySQL, web APIs and mobile technologies including mobile app development; working knowledge of web application frameworks and CSS Frameworks; knowledge of metadata standards and digital asset management and discovery systems; and demonstrated proficiency in at least one object-oriented programming language (PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.)

Closing Date: 

  • Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. 


Los Angeles - Cal State LA - University Library - Senior Assistant Librarian - Full Time

Senior Assistant Librarian (full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment), Health Sciences Librarian

Starting Date: April 3, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Experience working in an academic library or clinical library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing research, instruction and outreach services to students and faculty in the health sciences or related area.
  • Practical knowledge of health science information resources and/or academic coursework in the health sciences or related disciplines.
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards/framework, performance indicators and outcomes.
  • Strong commitment to public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to engage in research, scholarly activity, professional development and service.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University’s commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in the health sciences or a related discipline.
  • Two years of professional library experience in an academic library focusing on health sciences or in a medical or health sciences library.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in current and emerging trends related to the health sciences.
  • Collection development experience in the health sciences or related area.
  • Education or experience with student outcomes assessment in an educational or library setting.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their use in the delivery of learner-centered library services and information resources.

  • The California State University, Los Angeles University Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-motivated librarian to: provide library instruction and research consultation services to the students and faculty in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services.
  • Collaborate with teaching faculty in the development of digital learning objects and instructional materials related to information literacy in the health science areas; serve as the library subject liaison for the various departments and schools in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to the needs of teaching, learning, research and creative inquiries. 
  • Collaborate with other library faculty and administrators to assess the usage, satisfaction and impact of library services on student success. 
  • Provide on-call and online/digital reference and research assistance and may contribute to outreach activities. 

  • Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

Required Documentation:
For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the following materials: 
  1. letter of interest, 
  2. current curriculum vitae, 
  3. three letters of recommendation, 
  4. official transcript from the institution awarding your highest degree, and 
  5. a completed Cal State L.A. employment application form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the required materials listed above by January 31, 2017 to:

Carlos Rodriguez, Dean, University Library
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, LN B135A
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300

San Francisco - California College of the Arts - Library Technician - Temp

Temporary Library Technician - Circulation

Location San Francisco

The Temporary Library Technician - Circulation provides access to the library collections at the
circulation desk at the California College of the Arts Simpson Library in San Francisco. Additional duties include shelving books and monitoring and maintaining the order of the library stacks and reading areas.

This technician works closely with the Public Services Manager and the Night and Weekend
Supervisor. Regular hours during the academic year are Sunday 2-6pm, Monday 4-8pm,
Tuesday and Thursday 3-8pm. Summer and intersession hours will fall within the hours of
Monday-Friday 9-5.

  • % of time 90% Circulation Desk Coverage
  • Handles circulation transactions for library materials, following set circulation policies and procedures
  • Creates and edits patron records in Koha (ILS)
  • Answers basic informational and directional questions by telephone and in-person
  • Answers basic technical questions related to use of the computer lab, scanners, printers and photocopier
  • Supervises reading room and stack areas during evening hours, maintaining order and cleanliness
  • Re-shelves books
  • Works with Facilities and Public Safety to maintain library security and safety of patrons.
  • 10% Material Processing and other duties as assigned
  • Processes library books and periodicals
  • Other collection maintenance duties as assigned

  • Library Technician coursework or certificate, or equivalent work experience in a library.
  • Ability to work independently, follow set procedures and guidelines, and be attentive to detail and accuracy.
  • Public service orientation with good communication skills for working with students, faculty, and staff.
  • General aptitude with online and digital technologies.
  • Able to lift and move heavy items, to stand or sit in a stationary position for long periods, to stretch and bend to reach heavy books on shelves.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.

  • Bachelor degree
Application Instructions
  • Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
Application Deadline

  • For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Santa Barbra - Main Library - Senior Librarian - Full time

Closing Date/Time:          Continuous

Salary:   $74,462.70 - $90,509.90 Annually

Job Type:             Full-time Unclassified

Location:              Main Library, 40 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, California


Are you a results-oriented librarian who embraces collaboration and innovation? Do you have a record of leveraging technology and teamwork to meet customer needs? If the answer is "Yes," then read on.

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking a Senior Librarian to coordinate and supervise operations primarily at the City Library branches with supporting activities for the County branches within the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) system. The position requires strong and proven leadership skills, prior collaborative work experience in libraries, and forward-thinking technological vision and skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced supervisor with a history of working with vendors, colleagues, and internal staff to deliver services that anticipate and exceed expectations. A sample of supervisory responsibilities include: training assigned employees, supporting employee development, recommending and assisting in the implementation of Library goals and objectives, establishing schedules and implementing policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will also bring experience in "digital leadership". This position will ensure functional technological environments for the Santa Barbara Public Library and incorporate emerging technology and technical services trends into strategies which foster the mission of the Department. Additional responsibilities include overseeing digital circulation functions for the system, online collection development and evaluation, project management, and serving as liaison to vendors and community groups as needed.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with strong leadership skills and experience, gained through hands-on work in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative library environment.

Must be able to work Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Availability to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

  • Three years of professional library work experience, including two years of prior library supervisory experience. 
  • Experience in the areas of library technical services and library automation to meet the requirements and responsibilities of the position. 
  • Library experience in the areas of traditional and digital circulation is preferred, along with experience in online and digital collection development, and managing a collection budget.
  • Completion of a Masters of Library Science degree from an accredited library school or equivalent Master's level education such as a Masters of Information Services combined with previous library experience.

Knowledge of:
  • Standard technical library principles, practices and procedures of a library section; information retrieval/delivery systems, computer services, emerging technologies and their impact on library collections and services; effective supervisory practices.

Ability to:
  • Effectively supervise staff, including how to set effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices and establish realistic priorities within available resources;
  • effectively problem solve, including how to approach a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue, determine the significance of the problem, collect data, distinguish between relevant and irrelevant data; effectively make inferences about the meaning of the data, and use logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions that achieve the desired outcome; 
  • effectively manage projects; effectively manage change, including demonstrated support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness;
  • effectively manage efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness; 
  • establish and maintain productive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • communicate in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; write accurately and concisely, using proper grammatical form. 
  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable for the branch positions.

License Requirements: 
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sacramento - CSU Sacramento - Library Services Specialist III

Job ID: 101872
Job Code: 2888
Work Hours: This position requires working a Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. schedule and opening the library on a daily basis. This position will also be required to work evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis.
Salary Range: $3,371.00 - $5,836.00 Monthly

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

How to Apply
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.
Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.
Candidate must attach the following materials to the on-line application:
1. Letter of interest (Cover letter).
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate's professional qualifications (including name, title, and telephone number).
For questions regarding this search, contact:
Robert Bartley

Job Summary
Library Services Specialists provide essential direct and indirect support to library users ranging from student, faculty, staff and the general public. They provide input to and are responsible, at varying levels, for implementation and application of library programs and policies.
Under the direction of the Head of User Services, this position provides processing of library materials for fulfillment purposes as well as front line public services. Incumbents at the LSS III level work independently to perform more complex and/or specialized technical and paraprofessional library duties to support daily library operations and/or programs. Incumbents often are responsible for overseeing daily operations of a library unit(s), including providing lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as student workers, and may assist in supporting the unit¿s budgetary and/or other administrative activities.
This position requires considerable discretion in interacting with a diverse group of clientele in a fast-paced, high pressured environment.

Minimum Qualifications
In addition to Position Skill Level II requirements, work at this skill level typically requires the following range of skills:
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures and an in-depth knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures.
- Working knowledge of library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records.
- Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches.
- Thorough knowledge of institution's and library's policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
- Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance.
- Demonstrated expertise in using library automated system(s), especially subsystem(s) pertaining to the functional area, including database maintenance.
- Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information.
- Working knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures and allocation processes, and ability to apply this knowledge to assist in handling vendor accounts and the budget process.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on library resources and present them to library patrons, including students.
- Strong communication and interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs and guide them in the use of more complex library and on-line resources.
- Thorough knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees in new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow and establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input to performance evaluations and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness. Working knowledge of campus human resource practices and payroll procedures.
- Strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in assigned area.
These qualifications for entry normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Qualifications
1. Experience providing lead work direction to staff and students.
2. Experience in library organizational structures and key functional operations.
3. Experience scheduling multiple service points in a complex organization.
4. Experience performing a variety of Library staff duties, such as circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and public service.
5. Experience working in a fast paced, high-pressured, public services role such as institution of higher education or similar complex organization.
6. Experience explaining library policy and assisting users with informational queries.
7. Full proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and subsystem(s)
8. Experience with cash management and confidential information.
9. Proficiency in standard features of office support technology and standard software packages such as Microsoft Office.
10. Ability to organize workflow and supervise student employees.
11. Ability to solve complex problems and exercise initiative and judgment as appropriate. 
12. Ability to participate in planning and implementing the library's strategic plan and to demonstrate qualities of cooperation and leadership, as well as be innovative and adaptable.
13. Ability to resolve problems and discrepancies, do research, develop and improve procedures, and prepare materials.
14. Ability to remain flexible and perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately in a busy, noisy work environment.
15. Ability to remain calm during emergencies.
16. Ability to train others in tasks requiring various skills and attention to detail.
17. Ability to interact effectively with people at a public service desk, on the telephone, or using other forms of communication technology.
18. Ability to use accessibility software, computers, network printers.
19. Knowledge of the classification schemes used in the library (Library of Congress, SuDocs).
20. Knowledge and understanding of User Services and how it fits into the overall mission of the Library.
21. Ability to work successfully and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Preferred Qualifications
22. Completion of coursework or degree in higher education.
23. Comprehensive knowledge and skills in several of the following library-related systems; Interlibrary Loan management software, cashiering management software, CMS (Common Management System), and LMS (Learning Management System, such as Blackboard).

Sacramento - Public Library - Library Associate Literacy Service - Full Time


Represented; Non-Exempt; Full-Time

Hourly Rate: $21.90 - $29.35

Filing Deadline:  November 28, 2016 by 5pm

Do you have a passion for literacy?  Would you like to be part of a dynamic and growing service in a great organization?  Do you have experience in Literacy and/or Education? This position may be for you!  The Library Associate, Literacy Services will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing Adult Literacy programs for Sacramento Public Library.  The ideal candidate will have experience in reading instruction, program management, and developing training programs.  In addition he/she must be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with strong customer service, organizational and project management skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA/BS Degree

Essential Functions specific to Literacy:
  • Assists in developing, coordinating, implementing  the Sacramento Public  Library Adult Literacy Service; Assists in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities; develops strategies for the achievement of these goals; modifies program in response to changing needs;
  • Plans and implements recruitment of learners and tutors, including outreach through community organizations;
  • Recruits, screens, interviews, hires and places volunteers for the literacy service; provides volunteer tutor orientation, training, and performance evaluation;
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements tutor training curriculum;
  • Schedules and presents tutor training workshops and in-service training;
  • Matches learners with tutors; monitors, evaluates and documents progress; Provides tutor-learner pairs with materials, support, guidance and referrals;
  • Assesses volunteer needs of the literacy service on a continuing basis; develops necessary volunteer position descriptions, procedures, and forms;
  • Establishes and maintains liaisons with community groups, service clubs, businesses, schools, and the public regarding the library volunteer service; provides information and referrals regarding the Literacy Service to community groups and individuals through presentations and other outreach activities;
  • Maintains records and develops reports concerning program operations and program effectiveness; maintains and files records and reports; prepares statistical reports as required;
  • Develops and updates literacy service materials including forms, manuals, and procedures;
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of the Literacy Service budget; tracks expenditures; assists with the projection of future funding needs; maintains relevant records and documentation.

Job Summary: 
  • Performs a variety of complex and responsible paraprofessional library work requiring specialized knowledge or focus, such as multicultural services, children’s programming, library materials selection and acquisition, cataloging and processing and public services support; and performs other related duties as assigned.
  • This description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to determine specific duties and responsibilities, which may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Essential Functions:
(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Under general supervision, organizes, implements and monitors the operations of the specific functional area or assignment, including budget allocations, identifying problems and needs, and recommending and implementing changes in procedures within assigned area;
  • Prepares promotional materials, plans and presents programs and conducts education and training for customers and customer groups;
  • Interprets procedures, policies, and administrative rules and regulations to library staff and library customers; resolves customer problems when necessary;
  • Assists internal and external customers in person, over the telephone, or through electronic communication.
  • Attends professional meetings, pertinent workshops and serves on system-wide and professional committees;
  • Works with a variety of equipment and automated systems, including the integrated library system, PCs, printers, and electronic databases; performs simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment;
  • Prepares, maintains, and provides statistics and reports based on a variety of files, lists, and databases;
  • Monitors equipment and work area problems; coordinates purchases or repairs necessary to resolve problems;
  • Reads publications in assigned functional area; keeps current by attending meetings, workshops, and conferences, as assigned;
  • Fills in for any subordinate positions, as needed;
  • Maintains positive relationships with other staff and members of the public;
  • Requires regular and punctual employee presence;
  • Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library to the public;
  • May:
  • Oversee services in branch or central library unit;
  •  Provide training to staff assigned to work area;
  • Provide information regarding library services, policies, and procedures and the location and use of library materials and equipment;
  • Answer reference questions and perform adult or youth services work;
  • Assign, prioritize, schedule, and review the work of Library Services Assistants, Library Technicians, shelvers and volunteers;
  •  Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and recommending for hire; trains and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; responds to personnel issues or problems and works with managers to resolve personnel issues;
  • Provide readers’ advisory, basic information service, and assistance to library customers in the use of the library;
  • Process holds, delivery materials, and various circulation reports;
  • Count cash and prepare deposits;
  • Check library materials in and out, issue library cards, take fines and payments;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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

Knowledge of:
  • Sacramento Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of assigned area of responsibility;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic alphabetical and numeric filing methods; and basic mathematical principles;
  • Basic reference materials, methods of bibliographic research, and techniques for
  • interacting effectively with library customers;
  • Current office methods, equipment, practices and procedures including PC usage and
  • familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software.

Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of assigned work unit or functional area;
  • Collect, compile, and analyze information and data;
  • Understand the customer’s needs and deliver services by focusing on the customer;
  • Take initiative to ensure a positive and successful customer experience by contributing to finding solutions, regardless of assigned responsibility;
  • Respond to customers and address customer complaints/problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
  • Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
  • Communicate orally and in writing to customers and internally;
  • Master all procedures related to assigned work area;
  • Learn and use specialized library serials, acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation software;
  • Prioritize and multitask; Communicate effectively and courteously with other staff and members of the public; and
  • Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes where appropriate.

Skill in:
  • Keyboarding, word processing, or entering data at a speed and accuracy level necessary for successful job performance.

Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS Degree in area of specialty
  • No experience necessary.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
  • Work occurs in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions. Normally seated, standing or walking at will. Most positions will require the ability to lift bins and boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds; push or pull book carts weighing up to 200 pounds; stand for long periods of time; stoop, bend, and reach. Positions typically require frequent verbal communication, talking, hearing, sitting, reaching, keyboarding and repetitive motion of hands/wrists, and handling. Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations. Position may require some travel throughout the library service area. May require working irregular hours, including evening and weekend shifts and working at various locations during the course of the workday or workweek. Interaction with library staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to provide and receive information, present programs, or resolve situations or problems. There may be some exposure to angry or hostile individuals.
  • A valid Class C California Drivers License may be required for some positions at the time of appointment.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Ideal Candidate:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in reading instruction, program management, and developing training programs. In addition he/she must be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with strong customer service, organizational and project management skills.

For consideration to the Library Associate, Literacy Services please complete the following by the 5pm Monday, November 28, 2016 deadline:
  • Complete the application including supplemental questions;
  • Paste your resume in the Resume portion of the application;
  • Attach one (1) document in PDF format which includes: a) a cover letter b) current contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • Incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm deadline will not be accepted.
Please Note: 
  • The supplemental questions allow a maximum of 500 characters per question.
  • A complete DOJ/FBI background check, degree verification and employment references will be completed as part of the hiring process.

Palo Alto - City of Palo Alto Library- Information Technology and Collection - Digital Initiatives - Full Time

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 11/30/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $30.48 - $37.42 Hourly; $5,283.20 - $6,486.13 Monthly; $63,398.40 - $77,833.60

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Mitchell Park Community Center and Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, California


Reports To: Various Library Managers or Supervisors

Supervises: Non-supervisory; may mentor, coordinate and assign work to professional, paraprofessional, clerical, temporary and/or volunteer staff

Palo Alto City Library is looking for an experienced and energetic librarian to fill a Senior level position, chiefly working with the Library's eBranch team. The successful candidate is expected to have strong web management skills and in-depth knowledge of using electronic resources to provide customer service.  Good communication skills, willingness to think creatively, and high work ethics assure success in this position.

Purpose of Classification

  • Independently performs specialized and professional library activities of advanced difficulty in a library.
Distinguishing Characteristics

  • The Senior Librarian is the advanced professional classification within the Library Division. Incumbents have professional experience to perform high level public library responsibilities. It is a broad classification which covers a variety of work situations including advanced knowledge of reference services, facility operation, collection management, library policies and computerized information systems. Significant portion of the day may include direct public contact.

Essential Duties:
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be a key member of Library eBranch team with a focus on web services
  • Assists the Library Services Manager of Digital Initiatives in developing innovative  programs with available library technology
  • Uses web technology to do outreach and deliver virtual and technology programs that support the strategic goals of the Library
  • Plays a key role in promoting new digital services to staff and the public

Minimum Qualifications:
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
  • Three years professional experience as a librarian. Master's degree in Library or Information Science may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Has strong experience in web development, content management systems, web design and writing for the web
  • Has experience in testing and troubleshooting issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices
  • Is attentive to details and has experience in using analytical tools to generate statistical reports
  • Has experience helping the public with typical library eResources such as eBooks and databases
  • Has experience engaging the public with the library via social media
  • Is a team player and passionate about building solutions and solving problems
  • Has good analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to explain to non-technical audiences technology programs and tools the Library introduces

Moraga - Saint Mary's College - Library - Publication Specialist and Circulation Supervisor

Salary  Depends on Qualifications Depends on Qualifications 

Location  CA 94556, CA Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, CA

Job Type Part-time 


Job Number 2015-1601201 

Closing 12/2/2016 11:59 PM Pacific


  • This position reports to the Head of Access Services with a dotted line responsibility to the Institutional Repository Manager. As Circulation Supervisor, the incumbent will share responsibility with other Circulation Supervisors for supervising library services. As the Publication Specialist, this individual is responsible for working with the Editors of the Student, Staff and Faculty Handbooks as well as the Course Catalog Editor to edit, publish, and interlink these publications within the Institutional Repository  Serves as a bridge between the administrative and scholarly publishing activities of SMC and the service role of the library. As time permits, may also support the preservation and access of  open education resources, open access journals, open conference proceedings, working papers, lab reports, as well as development of college content and data repository.

  • Manages the publication of all SMC Handbooks.
  • Creates and maintains Faculty, Staff and Student Handbook publications and course catalog using Bepress' software
  • Provides access to the SMC GaelScholar institutional repository
  • Managing the handbooks collaboration process and uploading digital files in appropriate formats
  • Manages the workflow of digital files; including receiving and preparing files for upload to the repository
  • Maintains complete and thorough documentation of all communication with handbook and Catalog editors
  • Maintains the community structure of the handbooks and catalog in the GaelScholar repository
  • Collaborate with the library's IR Manager to establish workflows, assign metadata, interlink documents, and create cross-references in discovery systems
  • Manages the evening/weekend Circulation Desk activities
  • Supervises Student Employees
  • Ensures that adequate levels of staffing are maintained to provide excellent service all the hours the library is open
  • Monitors student customer service and works to maintain a consistently accurate and high quality service
  • Responsible for opening or closing the Library on time weekdays/nights/weekends and pre-finals and finals extended hours

Experience and Qualifications

  • REQUIRED:  HS Diploma                               
  • PREFERRED: 3 years library experience in an academic setting.

  • Experience:  (years required and applicable field of experience): Three years progressively responsible library experience or equivalent is required. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Knowledge of library operations in Access Services and their relation to overall library operations

Skills/Abilities:  (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to new assignments and work under pressure
  • English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling; Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to investigate and research complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information
  • Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to determine the best course of action
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner
  • Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources
  • High attention to detail and possession of excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with copyright compliance
  • Experience with library technology systems
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing enterprise, including the distinctive issues facing traditional university press and library-based publishing.
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends & best practices.
  • Experience with service development for open publishing platforms.

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions:  
  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sacramento - California State Library - Government Publications - (3 positions) Library Technical Assistant I

The deadline for the LTA I positions at the California State Library has been extended to November 30, 2016.

"Looking for a career in Government Documents?  Do you have the skills to organize and disseminate information to the California libraries involved in the Federal Depository Library Program?  The California State Library is seeking a talented paraprofessional to work with and promote the great federal treasures in our collection."  

You may access the full duty statement by visiting CSL’s jobs page: 


  • Experience in basic reference service
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in basic library paraprofessional work
  • Ability to understand, organize and manage workflows to work efficiently
  • Ability to respond flexibly and with tact to changing priorities and assignments with short time frames
  • Ability to communicate effectively