Thursday, September 21, 2017

CSU Sacramento - Library Instruction Coordinator

Job Code:  2920-Librarian 12 month

Full/Part Time:  Full Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Tenure Information:  Tenure Track (12 month)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor

Salary:  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience

Department:  Library Dept

Posting Number:  F0021P

Anticipated Start Date:  December 2017

Initial Application Review:  09/30/2017

Open Until Filled:  Yes

Hiring Department Summary    
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction.  One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository.  The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.  The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment.

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Library Instruction Coordinator develops and maintains an inclusive instruction program that supports student success by building innovative approaches to course-driven instruction that is subject specific and non-subject specific, face-to-face and online.  This position is the lead for instruction design and pedagogy and defines the Library’s role in the adoption and evaluation of new instructional models and information literacy techniques, including integrating emerging technologies and use of online learning tools and platforms.

Essential Duties              
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Library Instruction Coordinator:

  • Leads the setting of goals, objectives and priorities for library instruction consistent with the Library’s strategic plan, national standards, and best practices.
  • Develops an inclusive library instructional program, which includes training librarian instructors.
  • Designs reusable digital learning objects that teach information literacy core concepts and integrates them into the instruction program.
  • Partners with teaching faculty, the Undergraduate Experience Librarian and subject librarians to develop meaningful instructional content that fosters critical thinking skills.
  • Promotes the Sacramento State Library instruction program to campus entities, faculty and students.
  • Assesses and anticipates information needs and evaluates effective ways of meeting them.
  • Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

Required Qualifications              

  1. American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or foreign equivalent) OR equivalent combination of advanced degree in education or instructional design and academic library experience
  2. Three years of professional library experience
  3. Ability to develop an inclusive instruction program
  4. Practical knowledge of library instructional design and pedagogy
  5. Experience with active learning techniques
  6. Ability to evaluate new instruction models and information literacy techniques
  7. Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning
  8. Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills and organizational skills
  9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide range of background and cultural heritage and social identities

Preferred Qualifications             
  1. Degree, certificate or coursework in instructional design
  2. Experience in collaborating with campus partners to develop meaningful instructional content
  3. Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices
  4. Experience with outreach, marketing and promotion of library services to the campus and community
  5. Experience with curriculum mapping
  6. Experience in designing reusable digital learning objects
  7. Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education
  8. Experience working with assessment tools
  9. Experience training librarian instructors
  10. Experience developing and/or implementing an inclusive instruction program
Special Instructions to Applicants           
In your Diversity Statement, please address the following:   As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all.  What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment?  What have you learned working with diverse populations?  Please limit your response to 500 words.

Documents Needed To Apply
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stanford - Stanford University - University Library - Project Archivist - Full Time

Project Archivist - 76342

Description: This position is dual posted at Librarian 1 or 2

Job: Library

Location: University Libraries

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: G

Job Code: 1781

  • Under the direction of the Sound Archives Librarian, the Project Archivist, is responsible for determining the organization and creating intellectual access to the Maria Callas Collection compiled by music critic Robert Baxter, preparing the finding aid for the Richard Howe Collection of Mechanical Musical Instrument Literature, and additional collections determined by the Sound Archives Librarian consisting of text and media materials.

  • Arranges and describes the Maria Callas Collection compiled by music critic Robert Baxter.
  • Prepares the finding aid for the Richard Howe Collection of Mechanical Musical Instrument Literature.
  • Arranges and describes other small archival collections using more product, less process principles
  • Establishes the series for each collection according to accepted archival standards and arranges folders or materials into series
  • Writes sections of the EAD finding aids using ArchivesSpace including the collection descriptions, terms of access, biography, administrative history and provenance of the collection, collection scope, subject headings or index terms, and the container lists
  • Creates collection-level MARC records for the collections
  • Creates a finding aid for each collection to be placed in the Online Archive of California
  • Determines the appropriate housing for the collections and determines if special preservation treatment is required for badly damaged or deteriorating items
  • Pages materials from Stanford Auxiliary Library 3 and arranges for delivery, and then prepares processed collection for return to storage including bar-coding, labeling, and entering item-level records attached to the collection level MARC record as necessary
  • Reports monthly progress to the Sound Archives Librarian.



Education & Experience:
  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience.

At Librarian 2 level:
  • Two or more years of experience working with archival collections required for appointment at the Librarian 2 level.

Other Relevant Education May Include:
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent with a concentration in archival studies
  • Bachelor’s degree in music preferred; majors in performing arts or humanities will be considered

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library
  • practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of library discovery environments, office automation software, and
  • online resources.
  • Ability to quickly learn and use print and online tools and resources and in area of specialization.
  • Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities May Include:
  • Knowledge of music and opera preferred
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace or similar software and demonstrated ability to create archival finding aids to accepted standards including DACS and local policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of MARC and demonstrated ability to create bibliographic records according to RDA, with knowledge of LCSH
  • Ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget
  • Flexibility and adaptability; ability to think creatively

Physical Requirements*:
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:
  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold

Work Standards:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,
  • Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sonoma - Sonoma Public Library - Librarian III


SALARY RANGES: $70,886.40 to $88,524.80 annually plus benefits (SCL does not participate in Social Security)

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 HOW TO APPLY: Please go to to apply.

Applications must be submitted by the final filing date. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

We are seeking a customer service-driven library professional with excellent communication skills for our full-time Children Services Librarian position at the Central Library. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, technical, and training skills and be willing to work in a sometimes fast-paced and often vibrant “all ages” environment.

THE POSITION: Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position. Under general supervision, this full-time, benefited position provides professional children’s library services, including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, programming, and performs related work as assigned.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:  Provides countywide leadership in a designated area of specialized expertise
·        Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; performs grant-writing activities for assigned specialized area
·        Provides assistance to and advises patrons in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assists with digital downloads
·        Performs outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections to generate public support for library and fundraising efforts
·        Takes the lead in anticipating changes in community needs and changing technology and information services, and plans how to address needs and implement changes
·        Provides supervision to professional, technical, and paraprofessional staff and volunteers
·        Acts as the Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Central Branch Manager or other management staff member, including making responsible and appropriate decisions based upon patron and branch or unit needs
·        May participate in circulation functions at a public service desk as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university; four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills desirable but not required.

Knowledge of:
·        Principles, techniques, and practices of staff supervision, training, and performance evaluation; program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
·        Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services
·        Techniques and practices of children’s services, including provision of reader’s advisory services
·        Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, local municipalities, and Library staff Ability to:
·        Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers’ advisory, program and service development, collection development, and cataloging
·        Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies
·        Perform detailed reference searches using online, print and other methods

·        Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Turlock - Stanislaus State University - Library - Special Collections and Technical Services Specialist - Full Time


JOB # 17/19
Full time position available on or after October 16, 2017 for the Library.


Under the general supervision of the Dean of Library Services and the day to day lead direction of the Librarians in the Special Collections and Technical Services library units, the incumbent will perform duties including but not limited to:
  • Perform bibliographic search in the OCLC WorldCat database and the CSU-system-wide catalog Alma, review and select records for newly acquired library resources in different format (such as monographs, serials, periodicals, on-line journals, music scores, electronic-based materials, media materials, and other print and non-print materials.)
  • Download selected records from WorldCat and/or Alma to the local instance of the library catalog; update and modify the records according to established standards and policies for web-based catalog display and resource sharing. Create original bibliographic records for titles not in OCLC and CSU-system-wide catalog as needed.
  • Revise and replace outdated bibliographic records in the library catalog as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge currency in cataloging rules and CSU system-wide practices; initiate and perform bibliographic maintenance projects as needed.
  • Using established templates, create metadata records for resources submitted to the library’s Institutional Repository.
  • Carry out collection review projects initiated by review committees and perform follow up actions, such as retrieving items from stacks and deaccession of cataloged materials in OCLC and CSU-system-wide catalog. Maintain cataloging statistics and generate reports as need.
  • Provide access service to users of Special Collections by appointment and prepares researchers for their visit to Special Collections (providing directions and parking information).
  • Orients researchers to reading room registration procedures and proper handling of items. Monitors the reading room following department procedures to ensure the safety and security of materials.
  • Records department statistics in appropriate databases and runs reports; retrieves and shelves items; makes copies for patrons and scans items.
  • Respond to inquiries about collections and requests for information in-person, over-the-phone, and through e-mail and refers more specialized research questions to other employees as necessary.
  • Accessions materials following department procedures.
  • Processes archival collections in all types of formats following department standards (rehousing materials, labeling folders, digitization, data entry, and research).
  • Develop finding aids and metadata records for Special Collections using an archival management system and library databases.
  • Participates in ongoing collection preservation, evaluation, and storage needs.
  • Prepares rare books for Special Collections.
  • Participates in communications with donors, campus partners, community organizations, faculty and students from CSU Stanislaus and/or other universities;
  • Participate in the hiring, training, evaluating and coordinating the work of student assistant(s).
  • Oversees occasional student assistants and volunteers; Helps to formulate workflow, schedules, and procedures for student assistant(s).
  • Track supplies inventory and submit purchase requests for replenishment
  • Recommend, collaboratively develops, and implements practices for the improvement of workflow and unit operation.
  • Maintain good working relationships with the acquisitions/technical services, circulation and reference units.
  • Keeps abreast with current trends and best practices in the special collections and archival field.
  • Attends appropriate workshops and conferences to learn new skills and promote the unit when budget allows.
  • Attend work and work-related meetings and trainings as required. Perform other duties or projects as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification.
  • Three years of progressively responsible library work experience. A bachelor’s degree in a job related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Two to three years of cultural heritage work* (gallery, library, archive, or museum) experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education (*B.A. in History is considered equivalent cultural heritage work experience.)
  • Knowledge of archival management systems and institutional repositories.
  • Knowledge of record formats such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals and practices of Special Collections access services.
  • Familiarity with archival and library terminology, bibliographic standards, and reference databases.
  • Familiarity with archival processing, especially arrangement and description of collections.
  • Familiarity with finding aid creation.
  • Experience with the conservation of materials.
  • Ability to learn new software related to archival processing, collection management, finding aid creation and dissemination, digitization, and collection usage
  • Related working experience in an academic library.
  • Working experience in performing copy cataloging of library materials.
  • Working experience in using an online library integrated system.
  • Ability to work within a diverse environment and be service-oriented in working with patrons and other library staff, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the library.
  • Working knowledge of library (or other institutions such as archive, museum, gallery) collection and its organization; demonstrated ability to understand classification schemes.
  • Knowledge of online research/discovery databases and management systems and ability to perform complex online searches.
  • Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various online resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner; strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal library reports.
  • Strong public service and interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs and guide them in the use of more complex library and online resources.

  • General knowledge of library policies and procedures and more specific knowledge of policies and procedures and work methods pertaining to the assigned functional area and work unit.
  • Ability to interpret library unit’s policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
  • Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods.
  • Working knowledge of library terms and bibliographic formats and structures, including the ability to conduct a simple bibliographic search.
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Working knowledge of institution’s and library’s policies and practices associated with ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  • Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution’s standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  • Knowledge of basic library research methodology and the ability to use it.
  • Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to functional area.
  • Ability to access various on-line resources and databases used within the library and to use their standard features to perform technical work and/or assist patrons.
  • Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as work processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.
  • General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform arithmetic operations to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to work with the public and assist patrons with basic inquiries and direct them appropriately in locating and using library materials and inform them of applicable library policies and procedures. 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.
  • Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers and an understanding of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.

  • May work in dusty environment.

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, frequently walk, occasionally bend and squat; push and pull up to 100 pounds; lift and carry up to 25 pounds and the occasional 40 pounds; use a hand cart; use a keyboard; and occasionally climb a step-ladder for shelving and shifting.

  • $3,101 - $5,476 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Position will typically be hired at or near the entry salary.) The California State University offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sacramento - American River College - Library - Public Services Librarian - Full Time - Tenure Track

Posting Date       09/13/2017

Closing Date       10/23/2017

Open Continuously          

Job Posting Title   Public Services Librarian

Location                 Los Rios Community College District (American River College)

Department Location Library

Posting Number F00273P

Beginning on or about January 11, 2018.

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position

General Responsibilities:
  • The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The department values a focus on:
  • A student-centered philosophy.
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A commitment to equity and social justice.

Assignment Responsibilities         
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
  • Providing library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Designing instructional materials.
  • Serving as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments.
  • Selecting materials and maintain an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections.
  • Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction.
  • Fostering and developing information competency skills for students.
  • Marketing library resources and programs to students and faculty.
  • Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment in the library.
  • Designing and/or teaching credit courses.
  • Developing and maintaining web resources.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help.
  • Managing electronic database subscriptions.
  • Managing the library website.
  • Developing and coordinating services to distance students.
  • Developing and implementing library assessment tools.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.

The non-instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus assignments.

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 11, 2018 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.*
  • Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

Application Instructions 
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
  1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Letter of Interest
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Salary    $46,660 to $80,452 annually. 
Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules