Monday, January 30, 2017

Pasadena – Community College – Technical Services & Systems and Assessment


Pasadena City College is hiring two full-time, tenure-track librarians commencing with the 2017-2018 academic year.  We are seeking public service-oriented librarians with expertise in either technical services and cataloging, or library systems and assessment.
We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our diverse student population. The ethnic composition of our student population is 49% Hispanic/Latino, 23.9% Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% two or more races, 7% White, 3.8% African American, and .1% American Indian or Alaska Native. We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who share our vision and are willing to work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals.
We value working in an environment of collaboration, support, shared leadership among all groups: faculty, staff, administration, and students. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.

•   Taking a leading role in a library service area, which may include operational oversight, training, scheduling, and mentoring
•    Providing in-person and online reference and research assistance to students and faculty
•    Designing and teaching subject-specific library information literacy sessions, workshops and classes as needed
•    Collaborating with colleagues and faculty to develop student-centered information literacy programs, services and resources
•    Engaging in outreach and liaison programs and services
•    Participating in collection development activities through the assessment, selection and de-selection of materials
•    Conducting analysis of current library programs and services, including the development/implementation of new library services, policies and procedures
•    Collegially and actively participating in planning processes and contributing to all areas of the library operation
•    Developing and assessing student learning and service outcomes, using the results to improve library instruction and services
•    Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
•    Participate in departmental and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
•    Performing other duties as assigned

•   Master’s degree in library science or library and information science, OR the equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution

Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency.  When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC’s Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.

•   High level of self-motivation, adaptability and flexibility
•   Demonstrated collaboration, leadership and problem-solving skills
•   Strong public service and outreach skills that reflect a commitment to customer relations and user-centered library services
•   Awareness of trends, emerging technologies and standards in cataloging and metadata, with expertise in original cataloging, processing, and strategic collection maintenance. (Technical Services Librarian)
•   Proficient in strategic planning and oversight of library technologies to enhance, integrate and automate library processes and activities. Demonstrated ability in assessment and evidence-based decision-making for library programs and services. (Systems & Assessment Librarian)
•   Experience and proficiency in preparing, delivering and assessing effective information literacy instruction sessions using current best practices and technologies
•   Ability to develop research guides (LibGuides) and online tutorials
•   Proficiency in the use of standard personal computer software (such as Microsoft Office applications).
•   Willingness to work with and support basic skills students
•   Excellent written and oral communication skills
•   Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
•   Ability to work in a multiethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
•   Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

•   The Shatford Library staff is committed to supporting student success at Pasadena City College.
•   Dedicated professionals and paraprofessionals collaborate to provide high quality public services, resources and programs in a dynamic student-centered library.
•   All library faculty and staff participate fully and collegially in the decision making of the Library, as well as actively participating in campus-wide committees and in the shared-governance process.
•   Pasadena City College celebrates and embraces the diversity of our student body and workforce.
•   Pasadena City College is respected and supported by its community.
•   Pasadena City College is a world-class institution. We are Number 1 among all community colleges in California in the awarding of associate degrees and Number 1 in the awarding of associate degrees to minority students. Many of our faculty and staff are graduates of PCC.
•   The Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and Management Association are active in the effective shared governance process of the college.
•   Pasadena City College has been named one of ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation’s premier honor for high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.


 Librarian Eleven Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning July 2017.
 Librarian Twelve Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning July 2017.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Yolo County - Extra Help Library Associate

SALARY:  $19.00 - $23.10 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 01/23/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The County of Yolo is recruiting for an Extra Help, Bilingual Spanish Library Associate: Adult and Family Literacy Coordinator, located at the Central Services Administration building in Woodland. "Extra-help" employees are temporarily hired to provide coverage for periods of limited duration,  are paid on an hourly basis, and typically do not work more than 29 hours per week.
The Adult and Family Literacy Coordinator reports to the Central Services Manager and coordinates the Yolo Reads program as well as literacy efforts across the system to better engage and connect residents with needed resources or services. The primary duty of this position is to coordinate the California Library Literacy Services Adult & Family Literacy grant at Yolo County Library.  More information about the Library Literacy grant programs can be found at
This position works with a diverse team of library staff, communities and partners while performing a variety of activities, including but not limited to, volunteer intake and management, primary contact and resource for tutors and learners, curriculum development and literacy assessments, special program implementation, trainings, orientations, marketing and publicity, and grant management including data analysis and recording, budget spending, statistics, and demographics. This position also creates partnerships with school and community agencies and performs outreach at various events throughout the county.
Yolo County Library engages in an environment that is a source of community pride while creating a culture of respect and collaboration that focuses on strengths and customer service while fostering teamwork among staff, partners, and the community.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field, possesses skills in current and emerging technology trends, has experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment, and experience working with different social media platforms, such as Facebook, Pinterest and You Tube. The ideal candidate must be able to manage volunteers effectively and tactfully, develop and manage projects, assess reading ability and recommend curriculum, speak well in public and direct the work of others.
Experience in volunteer supervision, literacy programs and grant research / management are highly desired. Adaptability, leadership, ingenuity, resourcefulness, collaboration, compassion, and creativity are also welcome. Successful candidates will work up to 19 hours a week and be available on occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Please click here for more information about this exciting opportunity.
This recruitment is open on a continuous basis.  Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, and verification of education.  Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to a hiring department for further consideration.
For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.
Under general supervision, provides reference and readers advisory services; responds to customer requests and questions; oversees Circulation Desk functions; maintains staff schedules; serves as a lead worker and performs other related duties as required.
 Distinguishing Characteristics
This classification may act as a lead person in charge of the building, branch, or unit in the absence of the Branch Supervisor or Librarian. Incumbents must have the ability to work independently when required and may serve as lead worker and perform the more responsible paraprofessional library work which requires specific knowledge of library functions and services, and the ability to apply basic library tools, methods, and procedures.
The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.
Circulation/Public Service:
    Provides reference and readers advisory service to customers under the direction of the Librarian; helps customers make effective use of the library; provides a high level of customer service to a diverse community in-person, over the phone, and through email and internet;
    Develops and maintains desk schedules; ensures adequate coverage;
    Oversees all aspects of the circulation function, including registration of borrowers and posting and monitoring overdue charges;
    Responds to customer complaints as appropriate and refers difficult problems to supervising librarian;
    Serves as lead worker for the Library Assistants and Pages; schedules; trains; may monitor work flow; and models expected  behaviors;
    Creates a positive, supportive work environment;
    Develops and maintains effective relationships with customers, the Friends of the Library, and the community;
    Assists customers with public access computers; troubleshoots computer and library equipment problems;
    Prepares time sheets and financial records;
    Explains library policies and procedures to customers and staff;
    Oversees branch deliveries;
    Maintains the collection of local documents and other special materials;
    Ensures that the building is opened and closed on time; sets building alarms;
    Receives, receipts, and deposits monies paid for fines and fees and lost or damaged materials;
    Recommends changes in library policy and procedures;
    Maintains inventory of branch supplies;
    Performs outreach and represents the library in the community;
    May take a lead role at a branch, department, or unit to cover vacations, sick leave, or a vacancy;
    Expands knowledge of field by keeping abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature;
    Works on improving customer service skills by attending relevant meetings and/or workshops;
    Recruits, trains, and provides orientation for library volunteers;
    Provides input into collection development;
    Conducts library programs; may also plan, develop and evaluate the programs;
    Other duties as assigned.
Technical Services:
    Provides a high level of customer service to a diverse community in-person, over the phone, and through email and internet;
    Responsible for the acquisitions function including ordering, setting up, scheduling and merging carts, receiving materials, processing electronic invoices, and manual creation of invoices;
    Liaison to vendors to ensure accurate order records and invoices including electronic media;
    Liaison to library staff concerning questions on orders;
    Oversees the processing function including label production and ordering of supplies;
    Familiar with materials processing standards;
    Trains and oversees processing staff;
    Creates a positive, supportive work environment;
    Works with Cataloging Librarian to train support staff and coordinate their work;
    Performs basic trouble shooting for library computers;
    Participates in updating and maintaining the library database;
    Responsible for the maintenance of computers and office equipment;
    Runs automation reports and notices;
    Assists Business Manager with tracking and reporting acquisitions;
    Creates statistical reports for internal and external customers as assigned;
    Maintains necessary records for section, including procedural manual and statistics;
    Expands knowledge of field by keeping abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature;
    Works on improving customer service skills by attending relevant meetings and/or workshops;
    Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in a library-related major/program; AND
Experience: One (1) year of library experience comparable to the Yolo County class of Library Assistant I or above, in a mid-size or large public or private library.
Substitution: Additional experience comparable to the Yolo County class of Library Assistant I or above, in a mid-size of large public or private library may substitute for up to sixty (60) units of the required education, on the basis of one year of full-time experience is equivalent to 30 semester (45 quarter) units.
Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge of: a wide range of library functions and services; basic supervisory techniques; library computer applications; standard reference materials; Dewey decimal classification system, Library of Congress subject headings, and Library filing rules; correct English usage and spelling; principles of good public relations; principles, practices and philosophy of public library work, especially circulation and reference; a wide range of books and authors; principles of descriptive cataloging; a wide range of library tools, methods and procedures.
Ability to:  serve as lead to subordinate employees; demonstrate a positive attitude; communicate effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of people of all ages; communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse audiences; demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion; deal effectively and appropriately with the public, peers, supervisors, and those supervised; analyze situations and take appropriate action; use or quickly learn to operate, online circulation systems, online catalog, databases and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; teach library skills; represent the library to the community; exercise judgment; speak and write effectively; assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands; organize work assignments; develop and conduct special programs; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.
Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.
Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a detailed resume, a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified. 
Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
    As an attachment to the online application
    By e-mail to
    By fax to (530) 666-8049
    By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.
Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps may change with or without notice.
 * Screen for Minimum Qualifications
* Screen for Best Qualified
* Department Selection Interviews
* Reference Checks
* Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
March 2017:  Estimated Start Date
Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are transcripts, and/or a copy of your diploma/degree. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable and must list the student name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.  Copies of diplomas should indicate your name, the name of the school, a specific field of study and date of graduation.
For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.
Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.
All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:
1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.
Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790 
(619) 265-5810
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709
Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.
Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.
625 Court Street, Room 101
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 666-8055
Position #2017-00005
Extra-Help Library Associate Supplemental Questionnaire

*             1.            The job bulletin for this class outlines the steps in the application and selection process, and contains all necessary information that an applicant will need to complete and submit a complete application packet. Complete application packets MUST be submitted prior to the final filing date. Candidates will not be given additional time to submit additional information. I have read and certify that I understand the application instructions for this position. I understand that all required documents must be submitted by the final filing date, and I have reviewed the job bulletin to ensure I understand what is required to submit a complete application packet.
Checkbox No
*             2.            I have read the above instructions and understand that my responses to the supplemental questions are required, and my responses will be used to determine the best qualified candidates for this job. I certify that my responses are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that should my name be placed on an eligible list and it is later found that my responses are inaccurate, my name will be immediately removed from the eligible list and I will be deemed ineligible for consideration for employment in this class with Yolo County.
                Yes     No

*             3.            What are the opportunities and challenges you see facing library literacy programs over the next five years? What solutions would you provide to potentially solve these challenges?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Marin County - Marin County Free Library - Library Assistant I - Full Time

Date Opened
1/13/2017 9:00:00 AM 

Filing Deadline
1/30/2017 4:00:00 PM 

$3,695-$4,368/Month Full Time; $22.74-$26.88/Hour Part Time 

Recruitment Type

Employment Type
Full Time

Florence Pattison 

The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) are announcing a recruitment for the position of Library Assistant I.

Library Assistant I vacancies currently exist at the Corte Madera branch (full time - 75 hours biweekly) and at the Fairfax branch (part time - 60 hours biweekly). The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed term, full time, or part time positions that that may occur at any MCFL branch while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.  For this and future opportunities, please indicate your interest in part time, full time and/or extra hire employment on your application.

Position Information
  • Library Assistants are key members of our branch library teams, responsible for extensive patron support and with expertise in circulating library materials.
  • The Library Assistant I position requires the use of circulation systems to enter and retrieve information; locate, charge and discharge library materials; register patrons; process reserves and interlibrary loan requests and collect fines and fees.
  • The Library Assistant I assists patrons in finding information or refers patrons to appropriate staff; explains library policies and services to the public; and instructs customers in the use of library equipment, including online computer terminals. 
  • They also assist with the processing of various materials and provide office support services.

  • The ideal Library Assistant I candidate is an enthusiastic, customer-service oriented person who can communicate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds in a busy and fast-paced public service environment.
  • The ideal candidate stays cool and calm even when called upon to multi-task or deal with challenging patron interactions. 
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working with computers and will be comfortable working with new and evolving forms of technology. 
  • We are looking for Library Assistants who demonstrate great attention to detail; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing, and have the ability to work individually and/or collaboratively with team members and personnel at all levels of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of office, retail or library support work.


  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch to which assigned.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Visalia - Library - Deputy County Librarian - Full Time

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 01/19/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time 

Closing Date/Time: Continuous 

  • $36.70 - $55.05 Hourly  
  • $2,936.23 - $4,404.31 Biweekly 
  • $6,361.83 - $9,542.67 Monthly 
  • $76,342.00 - $114,512.00 Annually 

Job Type: Full Time At-Will 

Location: Visalia, California 

Department: Library 

First Review Deadline of Applications: February 17, 2017
*Recruitment may be extended or closed at any time

The Tulare County Library is seeking an executive to join our team of professionals, who are committed to the highest quality of public service.  We are seeking an individual who desires variety, challenge and growth in their employment and who is dedicated to serving the residents of a geographically large, rural county in central California. The experienced professional expected to be hired for this opportunity will communicate and collaborate with the County Librarian in order to diagnose and resolve organizational, management, fiscal and public service challenges.

Typical Duties:
  • The Deputy County Librarian is an At-Will position that reports to the Tulare County Librarian. This position assists in planning, directing, evaluating and coordinating library services throughout the County.
  • The Deputy assists the County Librarian in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating library programs, policies and procedures; communicating and interpreting library policies; identifying revenue sources including researching and applying for grant opportunities and planning fund raising activities; coordinating library services and programs with other divisions, branches and County departments; overseeing personnel functions and training for a staff of 45 employees; analyzing and recommending solutions for library staffing, automated systems, workflow, building and space needs, program development and revisions; represents the County Librarian before a variety of interest and advisory groups, various public meetings and library workshop groups to explain library services and its vision.
  • The Deputy will assist the County Librarian in the development, review and monitoring processes of the Tulare County Library annual budget of $4.2 million. High on the list of program priorities are literacy and education services for all ages. This includes a commitment to maintaining and growing a strong Literacy Program which includes:  The READ TO SUCCEED Adult Literacy Program which provides one-on-one tutoring services; Early Literacy for Families; English language conversation circles. The children of Tulare County are a high priority to the Library. Branch libraries hold regular storytimes, class visits, and programs, including a highly successful Summer Reading program. Computers, AWE stations, and mobile WiFi hotspots are located in most of our libraries in support of the ever growing need for technology in our rural communities.
Typical duties include, but at not limited to, the following:
  • Assist the County Librarian in planning, directing, evaluating and coordinating  the delivery of library service for the residents of the County Library service area;
  • assist in the development and implementation of library programs, policies and procedures; assist in communicating and interpreting policies and procedures;
  • evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of library services, programs, and procedures through research, data collection, surveys and personal visits in order to recommend changes and improvements;
  • identify additional revenue sources including researching and applying for grant opportunities and planning fund raising activities;
  • confer with staff regarding branch operations in order to identify, recommend and implement solutions;
  • plan new library programs and establish procedures for new operations;
  • coordinate library services and programs with other divisions, branches and County departments;
  • prepare publicity and public relations releases;
  • analyze and evaluate equipment needs and office space utilization to make recommendations for improvement; research budget information as assigned;
  • collect data and formulate preliminary building plans for renovations and  new public outlets;
  • assist in determining personnel needs, personnel selection, evaluation and training; participate in the development of staff performance standards;
  • respond to inquiries and concerns about library services;
  • prepare procedural manuals, reports and correspondence; research, recommend and assist in the implementation of automated library services;
  • represent the County Librarian before a variety of interest and advisory groups, meetings and workshops to explain library services;
  • perform related duties as assigned. 

Employment Standards:
  • Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be  a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of full time professional experience as a Librarian

Knowledge of:
  • Library automation applications; principles of employee supervision, evaluation, training and discipline; public library administration and organization; general literature and periodicals, classification plans, bibliographic methods and reference materials; library equipment; public relations principles and practices.

Skill/Ability to: 
  • Coordinate and direct a county-wide branch library program; plan, supervise and evaluate  the work of staff; anticipate and recommend needed changes in methods and procedures; collect and organize information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and establish priorities; gather and interpret statistical and budget  materials to make recommendations; develop and implement library programs to serve community needs; coordinate work with others; participate in the planning of new library facilities; use self-restraint and good judgment in difficult situations; analyze automation options and make recommendations; establish cooperative and effective working relationships with library staff and patrons; communicate effectively with public, staff, and other agencies; prepare and give public presentations.


  • A minimum of one (1) year experience working as a library administrator or as a manager of a large division of a library

Knowledge of: 
  • Effective and positive customer service techniques and practices;
  • tools and resources to assess community needs; comparable experiences of libraries in other communities; operations of technical, circulation, volunteer, branch libraries, literacy and children's services;
  • specialized services for youth, the disabled, seniors and other specific populations; personnel policies, laws and procedures;
  • use of computers/electronic devices as an aide in providing library reference services and collection development;
  • social media, blogs and website development as it applies to libraries; innovative library services;
  • government budgeting.

Skill/Ability to:  

  • Be fluent in the ability to read, write and speak in Spanish, as well as in addition to English; work and communicate effectively with people of various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes and behaviors of both clients and co-workers; complete necessary tasks with an initiative and positive attitude; work with outside agencies in coordinating and implementing special services; perform library work at all levels when necessary.

Fullerton - City of Fullerton - Senior Librarian - Full Time

SALARY: $32.16 - $39.09 Hourly $2,572.56 - $3,126.96 Biweekly $5,573.88 - $6,775.08 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 01/18/17

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications
have been received. The first review of applications is on Friday, February 17, 2017. Applicants are
encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be
considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.


  • The City of Fullerton is looking for an energetic, driven, and creative Senior Librarian to lead our library's
  • electronic collections and digital resources. The ideal candidate will be curious about innovative library
  • technologies and bringing them to our city. The incumbent will oversee collections of e-books and other
  • digital items; identify and implement new library technology; lead our web site team; and train both staff members and the public in the use of these new technologies. An ideal candidate should exhibit a can-do attitude, and approach to their work with vigor and determination, as they will be joining a team that will lead our library forward.
  • Under general supervision the incumbent will plan, supervise and participate in the operations of a major section of the Library, perform the more difficult and responsible professional library work and perform
  • related work as required.

  • Bachelors Degree in any major and a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited college
  • or university.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional librarianship experience to include some lead
  • or supervisory experience.
Knowledge of:
  • Reader interest levels and types of books and authors; library organization, policies/procedures,
  • methods, functions, practices, principles and terminology; reference and reader advisory services;
  • materials selection and collection development standards and practices; effective supervisory
  • techniques; budgeting methods and procedures; book industry markets, publishing trends and
  • promotional practices; published materials in a variety of field and formats; English usage, spelling,
  • grammar and punctuation; customer service techniques; and computer applications related to area
  • assigned.

Ability to:
  • Perform responsible supervisory and library duties with limited supervision; train and assist in the
  • evaluation of assigned staff; plan, schedule and supervise the work of assigned staff; promote
  • community/school interest in library programs and services; communicate effectively orally and in
  • writing and prepare and present materials to various audiences; interpret, apply and explain rules,
  • regulations, policies and procedures; administer assigned budgetary accounts, maintain records and
  • prepare reports; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of
  • work; understand and carry out oral and written instructions and use independent judgment and
  • initiative; operate a personal computer and use applicable software; and meet the public with courtesy
  • and tact.

Special Requirements Include:
  • A valid class C California Drivers License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and
  • throughout employment in this position.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings to accommodate City
  • needs.

Physical Requirements:
  • Work is performed in an office and library/public counter environment. An incumbent uses a computer, keyboard and related equipment, sits, stands, walks, kneels, crouches, twists, reaches, bends, uses a step stool, grasps, lifts and moves boxes of books, library equipment, supplies and related items weighing 30 pounds or less and may drive a vehicle on City business. An incumbent will be exposed to book dust and may push and/or pull a loaded book cart.
  • With or without reasonable accommodation, incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the series and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

  • Schedules, coordinates and assigns work at a branch library or the reference section of the Main Library;
  • assists in the selection, supervision, training and evaluation of staff as assigned; oversees inter-library
  • loan and periodical services;
  • approves the selection and maintenance of print and non print material for a branch or the Main Library; approves or performs the more difficult library assignments including selection of books and periodicals, preparation of bibliographies and development of promotional releases and programs;
  • provides reader advisory and reference services; coordinates the addition, deletion and renewal of reference books and materials;
  • attends professional meetings and conferences and reports upon trends and developments;
  • represents the Library at meetings of community groups and makes oral and written presentations; recommends improvements in operating practices and services within assigned areas;
  • participates as a member of the Library Management Team; prepares and monitors budgetary expenditures for a library sub program; maintains records and prepares comprehensive and statistical reports;
  • plans, conducts and participates in library programs and special events as assigned;
  • assists in maintaining the library in a quiet, safe and orderly condition;
  • opens and/or closes and secures the library/library facilities as assigned; operates a personal computer and uses applicable software;
  • lifts and moves boxes of books and related items weighing 30 pounds or less;
  • coordinates exhibits and displays;
  • plans and implements outreach activities and acts as a liaison with schools to promote an interest in library activities; and drives a vehicle on City business.