Monday, February 27, 2017

Folsom - Folsom Lake College - Library Technician

Job Link/Posting:  Lib Tech, Folsom Lake College

Job Description:  
The journey-level class of the series. Incumbent is technically competent in the entire library operations. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor and the direction of the Lead Library Technician.


• Order and receive books and other library materials and supplies, and track related budgets.
• Maintain inventory of department supplies and prepare requisitions for purchases. 
• Prepare financial, statistical, and information reports. 
• Receive and distribute mail; perform general clerical support duties. 
• Clean and repair print and non-print materials. 
• Oversee the receiving and check-in of periodicals. 
• Order and maintain periodical subscriptions. 
• Oversee inventory of the library collection. 
• Pre-catalog materials for review by librarians. Search for, edit, retrieve catalog reqcords using bibliographic utility, OCLC, for use in the library's online database; prepare materials for bindery.
• Check in and charge out materials; register new patrons. 
• Collect fines; prepare overdue notices, process holds on patron records, and clear patron records. 
• Handle inter-library loan transactions. 
• Set up and maintain the reserve materials collection. 
• Oversee re-shelving of library materials; perform tasks necessary to open and/or close library facilities.
• Resolve patron complaints or refer them to appropriate staff members. 
• Establish and maintain relationships with outside vendors/suppliers. 
• Oversee materials and equipment service functions. 
• Assist students and faculty in the setup and operation of a variety of media equipment. 
• Receive and schedule equipment and media material requests. 
• Retrieve recorded programs and distribute to student listening carrels via playback equipment and switch consoles. 
• Oversee the ordering, scheduling, receiving, distribution, circulation, and return of staff media requests. Assist in classification and cataloging of media equipment; and schedule and distribute videotape programs for broadcast and prepare broadcast logs. 
• Assist in interviewing, training, and overseeing temporary employees. 
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Two years of experience directly related to the duties of the position; OR one year of experience directly related to the duties of the position and a Library and Information Technology Certificate; OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Technology or equivalent. Promotional: One year of experience performing duties at the level of a Clerk III in the Los Rios Community College District. (Promotional applies to regular, current Classified employees working with the Los Rios CCD.) 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. (Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Requirements:
1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).
3. Resume (recommended).
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).
5. Letter of Interest (recommended).
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Santa Cruz - UC Santa Cruz - Special Collections & Archives:Outreach and Exhibits Librarian

Job Post:

Job #JPF00432

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian, Potential Career

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Basic Qualifications:

A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of three years of recent experience in a special collections setting with experience in reference, outreach, and exhibit curation

Formal coursework or training in rare books, and/or special collections librarianship and/or museum studies.

Formal coursework, training, or experience with intellectual property issues related to libraries, archives and special collections.

Experience with the standards, ethics, security guidelines, and best practices in use by special collections professionals and related professional groups including ACRL’s Rare books and

Manuscripts Section, the Society of American Archivists and the American Alliance of Museums.
Experience or training in planning, implementing, and assessing user-centered services.

Minimum of one year of supervisory experience that includes training and directing the work of library assistants and/ or student assistants.

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years of professional experience in an academic special collections and archives environment.

Formal coursework, training, or experience in the acquisition and description of rare books.

Formal coursework, training, or experience in conservation, rights management, and exhibition loan procedures.

Reading skills in one or more of the following languages: Latin, Greek, French, German, or Italian.

Formal coursework or training in primary source literacy, object-based pedagogical strategy, and/or active learning techniques using primary sources and/or special collections.

Familiarity with the Aeon client interface.

Evidence of successful teamwork.

Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to successfully balance and complete multiple assignments and projects.

Recruitment Period:

Open date: February 17th, 2017

Next review date: March 20th, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will
only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the newly created position of Outreach and Exhibits Librarian, reporting directly to the Head of Special Collections and Archives. The University Library seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and service-oriented professional to coordinate outreach and exhibits for the Special Collections & Archives department. A growing number of scholars and students are using rare books, manuscripts, and archives in new and increasingly complex ways. In support of research and teaching, the Outreach and Exhibits Librarian is responsible for coordinating exhibits, outreach, programming, and reference for Special Collections & Archives. The Outreach and Exhibits Librarian also serves as registrar for loans.

The Special Collections & Archives department at the UC Santa Cruz University Library acquires and manages rare book and primary source collections to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning at UC Santa Cruz, to the international community of scholars, and to the general public. Special Collections & Archives holdings include a significant book collection including an unusually large number of artists’ books, fine press, and early printing as well as over 500 archival collections, with particular strengths in 20th century photography, literature, art, music, and astronomy.

Successful Candidates Will:

Collaborate with staff in Special Collections and across the library to oversee an instructional outreach program that features the holdings of the department and supports the teaching mission of UC Santa Cruz.

Provide programs and services that publicize the collections through exhibits and outreach activities including tours, presentations, public events, and outreach sessions with constituents on campus and in the greater Santa Cruz County community.

Supervise and collaborate with the Public Services Coordinator to provide reference services and fulfill requests for reproductions and permissions related to the Collection. In consultation with the department head and in collaboration with the public services coordinator, implement policies and procedures for reference, duplication, access, and reading room services in accordance with identified standards and best practices.

Serve 4-6 hours per week at the reference desk.

Plan, coordinate and promote all Special Collections exhibits and serve as exhibitions registrar for external loans. Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship and Commons and Digital Initiatives staff on digital exhibits and with the archivist for the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) to supervise exhibits curated by graduate student CART fellows.

Serve as the collection development lead for book and serial collections in Special Collections, including rare books, in consultation with the Department Head.

Coordinate the maintenance of the Special Collections website and collaborate with Library

Development to promote Special Collections holdings.

Participate actively in the rare books and manuscripts and library profession.

Share responsibility for rights management with Special Collections Department Head.

San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo County - Librarian


Salary: $3,886.13 - $4,725.07 Monthly

Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree.  In addition, a Master's in Library Science degree (MLS) from a school accredited by the American Library Association.  (Professional or paraprofessional library experience at a level equivalent to Senior Library Associate or above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Licenses and Certificates:
A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.  A valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Under general supervision performs a variety of professional library work; may supervise and/or train other non-professional staff and volunteers and may assist with training of professional staff; and do other related work assigned.

Typical Tasks and Representative Duties:

  • Locates and identifies requested material and bibliographical information;
  • Organizes and maintains information files, and bibliographies;
  • Explains arrangements and resources of the library and assists patrons in their use;
  • Provides individual reading guidance and book selection;
  • Process interlibrary loans;
  • Coordinates book discussion groups;
  • Plans, promotes and presents story times and other library programming;
  • May assist in book selection for the library;
  • May assist with weeding the collections;
  • May perform public relations activities in the library and in the community;
  • Prepares various materials and documents including reports, surveys, manuals, etc.;
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and trainings;
  • Performs on-line searches using internet resources and databases;
  • Performs circulation desk duties as necessary.

Employment Standards:

  • Knowledge of: The principles, purposes, and practices of professional library work;
  • Current library trends, technology and systems;
  • Standard reference materials;
  • Any online resources.

Ability to:

  • Apply professional knowledge to practical problems on the job;
  • Manage projects;
  • Work with an automated circulation system;
  • Utilize electronic tools for reference;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with library users, community partners, and fellow employees;
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive patron inquiries and complaints;
  • Conduct group programming;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of staff as assigned.

Other Specifications
This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the position(s) within this class.  The duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.  Accordingly, the essential duties of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process.  This information will also be made available for review at the time of any recruitment for that position and at such other times as reasonably required.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sacramento Public Library - Library Supervisor I
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Designation: Represented
Department: Branches, Mobile Library, Library Units
Date: 07/2011
Job Summary: Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of a small branch library, mobile library or library unit; provides information and readers’ advisory services to the public; organizes and conducts programs for a broad range of library users; provides supervision and leadership to small branch library or library unit staff; and performs other related duties as assigned.
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.)
1. Supervises all operations and services of a small branch library, mobile library or library unit; monitors budget and expenditures, identifies problems and needs, develops and presents programming;
2. Establishes procedures for effective small branch library, mobile, or library unit operation; conducts staff meetings and recommends changes to improve system wide operations;
3. Identifies challenges in the delivery of library services, recommends solutions; including scheduling, and providing new library services;
4. Assigns, prioritizes, schedules, and reviews the work of library staff, and volunteers assigned to the unit or branch;
5. Provides input for recruiting, interviewing, and recommendations for hire; trains and evaluates the work of assigned personnel according to established guidelines and procedures; works with managers to respond to personnel issues or problems;
6. Understands, effectively interprets and communicates library policies, procedures, and rules to library staff and customers;
7. Provides effective customer service to internal and external customers; resolves complex customer service issues;
8. Plans, organizes and delivers a broad range of programs and services to all age groups, including readers’ advisory, information services, instruction and other services;
9. Supervises or prepares all required reports according to established policies and procedures, including monthly statistics, cash receipts and other reports required for the effective operation of the library;
10. Monitors equipment and facility issues; makes budget requests for facility maintenance and enhancements and new or replacement equipment;
11. Coordinates repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities; monitors work orders;
12. Acts as a representative of Sacramento Public Library, develops and maintains positive
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relationships and partnerships with the public, staff, community leaders, and Friends of the Library; promotes the library within the community; develops and delivers presentations to community groups;
13. Keeps current in library practices, procedures and technology;
14. Uses current established professional practice to ensure that the collection in the branch or unit is up-to-date, maintained and relevant to community needs;
15. Attends meetings, leads and participates in various committees and team activities;
16. Requires regular and punctual attendance;
17. A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment;
18. A valid California Class C driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment for the mobile library unit position; A satisfactory DMV check and alcohol/drug screen will be required prior to appointment to the mobile library unit position;
19. Performs other duties as assigned.
Sacramento Public Library Core Competencies:
All employees of the Sacramento Public Library will be evaluated on the following competencies:
 Accountability
 Communication
 Customer Service Focus
 Respect for Others
In addition, Supervisors will be evaluated on the following competencies:
 Decision Making
 Holding Others Accountable
 Planning, Organizing and Coordinating
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
Knowledge of:
1. Principles, practices and procedures of assigned area of responsibility;
2. Principles, practices and procedures of supervision, training and performance appraisal;
3. Effective customer service techniques in a wide variety of situations serving a diverse customer population;
4. Information resources, methods of research, and other resources;
5. Effective written and spoken communications standards;
6. Principles and practices of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights;
7. Use of equipment and software essential to the effective functioning of the library, including computers, integrated library systems and productivity software.
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Skills and Abilities:
1. Learn, understand and interpret Sacramento Public library’s policies and procedures, as well as principles, practices, and procedures in assigned area of responsibility;
2. Ensure a positive and successful customer experience by understanding the customer’s needs, contributing to finding solutions, and delivering effective library service that is focused on the customer;
3. Respond to and resolve customer complaints and problems in a timely, accurate, courteous, respectful and friendly manner;
4. Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of assigned work unit including coaching, mentoring, disciplining staff; follow through effectively and efficiently;
5. Safely operate and drive a 2-4 ton mobile library unit vehicle;
6. Collect, compile, and analyze information and data;
7. Learn, effectively use, and train staff and others on the use of specialized library software and applications;
8. Prioritize and multitask;
9. Take responsibility for personal learning and development in order to keep up with new and emerging technologies and service innovations;
10. Set, model and maintain a positive work environment, calm atmosphere, and effectively handle any difficult situations which may occur;
11. Lead through collaboration, team building, and consultation;
12. Perform simple repair and maintenance on computers and other equipment;
13. Communicate effectively, respectfully and courteously with other staff and members of the public;
14. Adapt to rapidly changing technologies and customer expectations.
Education and Experience:
1. Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; or
2. Bachelor’s Degree and one year of customer service experience in providing programs, information and customer service in a library or related setting; or
3. Two years of college and three years of increasingly responsible customer service experience in a library or related setting.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Ability to stand, walk, carry, and bend from 76% to 100% of the time;
Ability to reach, stoop, squat, crouch and push carts and bins from 51% to 75% of the time;
Ability to climb, balance, kneel, pull and sit from 25% to 50% of the time;
Ability to work at waist level, between waist and shoulder level and above shoulder level from 34% to 66% of the time;
Ability to lift and carry bins and boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds 33% of the time, 20 pounds from 34% to 66% of the time and 1-10 pounds from 67% to 100% of the time.;
Ability to push/pull and maneuver book carts weighing up to 200 pounds 50% of the time;
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This position requires repetitive motion of hands/wrists up to 75% to 100% of the time;
Must be able to manipulate small materials including labels, and general office tools;
Specific vision abilities for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus;
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a library or workroom setting;
Follow all safe work place policies and procedures with regard to office equipment, accident prevention and observance of fire and building safety regulations;
Possible exposure to angry or hostile individuals and to personally offensive library materials;
Must be able to transport oneself to assigned work location in a timely manner.
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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bakersfield – CSU, Bakersfield – Library Electronic Resource Management Coordinator

Opening Date: Feb, 21 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Starting Date: July or August 2017

California State University, Bakersfield seeks a productive and effective librarian for Electronic
Resource Management Coordinator (ERM). The successful candidate will make significant professional
contributions to the Walter W. Stiern Library, a teaching-learning facility fully integrated with technology to support the overall mission of the University. The library, with 150,000 square feet on five levels, opened in 1994, and contains more than half a million physical and wide-ranging digital resources. The library is a major campus technology center that is actively involved in student learning and is a hub for public and campus engagement.

Reporting directly to the Dean of the Library, the ERM Coordinator will work collaboratively with users, library colleagues, vendors, and CSU Chancellor's Office personnel to provide, manage, and maintain timely access to all the library's electronic resources including subscription databases, full-text article links, e-books, and other e-resources; implement and provide easy access to all e-resource usage data and analysis.

Required Qualifications:
Masters in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Demonstrated knowledge of electronic access management including:
Link resolver and proxy server operations
Open URL resources
Authentication programs
Technical and access issues
Configuring and monitoring COUNTER and SUSHI monthly statistics reporting
Using spreadsheets, data report tools, and data analysis methods
Doing basic cataloging including knowledge of MARC, RDA and/or Dublin Core
Developing SpringShare LibGuides
Working with e-resource licensing and copyright issues
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Commitment to excellence in public service
Excellent organizational, analytic, and technology skills
Successfully demonstrated:
Record of personal initiative, thoroughness, detail-oriented, completing tasks in a timely manner, meeting deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and flexibility in changing environments
Independent problem-solving and decision-making
Ability to work well in a team oriented environment, both collaboratively and collegially
Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting students, faculty, colleagues, and community members in a diverse, multicultural setting
Ability to meet the requirements of retention, promotion, and tenure
 Commitment to professional development

Preferred Qualifications:
At least two years of relevant work experience in a library setting
All competencies as stated in the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians
Experience working with Alma and Primo systems
Experience working with SFX and EZ Proxy
Experience using XML and HTML coding
Effective library instruction and reference skills with demonstrated knowledge and use of academic
electronic and print resources
Academic Library experience
Record of academic achievement

Application Process: This position will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by Monday, March 20, 2017. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to Prior to hiring, official transcripts will be required. - See more at:

Santa Barbara – UC, Santa Barbara – Economics and Business Librarian

Next Review Date: 3/10/17
Final Date: 5/12/17

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

The UC Santa Barbara Library seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in scholarship and teaching by facilitating access to scholarly information resources in economics and business. The successful candidate will actively engage and build relationships with campus scholarly communities in the assigned areas, serving as an expert resource to support traditional and emerging research practices and curricular development. The effective date of the position is the 2016-17 academic year.

Reporting to the Head of Reference Services, the Economics and Business Librarian enhances research, teaching, and learning by shaping the library’s research collections in economics, business, and related interdisciplinary areas; contributes to the library’s general reference services and instructional programs; provides specialized instructional sessions and research services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the assigned areas, including consultation on scholarly communication issues and new methodologies and practices in digital scholarship; works collaboratively with the library’s data services team including curators and librarians to support evolving needs of relevant user communities in conducting data-intensive research; advocates, promotes, and contributes to the library’s new services in digital scholarship; contributes to area-specific consortial activities of the UC Libraries; and builds and sustains trusted relationships with key campus constituencies to further the library’s strategic goals and advance the research, teaching and service mission of the university.

The Economics and Business Librarian has responsibility for all aspects of collection management and development for economics and business resources. Collection development and access responsibilities include selection, assessment, and life-cycle management of scholarly information resources that support scholarship and teaching. Through responsible stewardship of collection funds allocated to the assigned areas, the incumbent ensures maximum effectiveness of the library’s investment in collections in order to provide the greatest value for successful research and learning outcomes. Recognizing the unique strength of interdisciplinary scholarship on the UC Santa Barbara campus, the incumbent works collaboratively with subject librarians in related areas to develop scholarly collections and provide access to resources that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and support new fields of inquiry. The Economics and Business librarian serves as an engaged, knowledgeable and collaborative liaison to faculty and students in Economics, Technology Management Program, and Writing Program.

The Economics and Business Librarian works individually and as part of the Reference Services and Instruction teams to contribute to creative and innovative approaches to advancing the Library's services; participates in scheduled multi-disciplinary reference desk service, online chat reference for the UC cooperative, data discovery services, research consultation and instruction in assigned disciplines, and outreach activities; includes some evening assignments; participates in an active instructional program, including teaching a credit-bearing library research class; develops and delivers presentations to specialized classes and provides individualized assistance to students and faculty in economics, business, technology management, and related disciplines; and designs and maintains online guides to specialized library resources.

UC Santa Barbara librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning, governance, and shared decision making. Advancement is partially based on professional contribution beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, such contribution to the campus, UC system, and profession.


• ALA-accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science
• Academic background and/or knowledge of economics or business demonstrated through undergraduate, or advanced degree, coursework, or work experience
• Demonstrated experience in reference and library instruction

• Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in economics and business research and scholarship
• Demonstrated understanding of instructional design concepts, practices, and tools in an academic library setting
• A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Advanced degree in economics or business
• Two years of experience in an academic library
• Experience working with quantitative data in a research environment
• Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues
• Experience conducting or supporting digital scholarship or data-intensive research

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has excellent retirement plans and a selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Benefits information can be found at

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

• This position will remain open until filled with primary consideration of complete applications, including a CV and cover letter, received by March 10, 2017.
• Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:
• Help for UC Recruit is available at
• For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or
• Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Davis - UC Davis Libraries - Library Assistant III

Requisition Number:
Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public 
Final Filing Date 02-22-2017 
Closing Date:

Payroll Title
Number of Positions:
$18.72 - $24.28/HR 
Appointment Type:
Appointment Description:
50% Fixed; Schedule to be determined. 
Overtime Eligible:
Union/HEERA Representation:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit 
LIBRARY - 060500 
Department Description:
The University Library consists of the Peter J. Shields Library, the Carlson Health Sciences Library and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library in Davis, and the Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento. For more information about the University Library, visit: 
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Position Details

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for overseeing Access Services related functions; interpreting and enforcing unit, department, and library policy/procedure; opening and/or closing building; overall building and collection security; oversees Public Service Desk; may schedule, train and supervise student assistants. Position is responsible for representing the University Library to patrons on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Access Services is responsible for providing access to and maintaining in good physical order the University Library's general collections. The unit provides access to material not owned by a patron's home library via Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery Services. 
Physical Demands:
Read print and computer screens. Lift material weighing 15 or more pounds and pass material across counters up to 40" in height. Move, load, and unload book trucks weighing up to 600 pounds. Shelve and retrieve material from stacks 5"-84" in height for extended periods of time. 
Work Environment:
This Night & Weekend Assistant position works primarily at Physical Sciences & Engineering Library (PSEL) in Davis. This position may be required to work at any of the University Library facilities as needed. Description of the primary location will vary depending upon whichever facility is the primary location of work.

Work flexible schedule. Must be available to work a variable schedule and over 50% time to meet business needs. Hours worked are subject to change and vary by facility. Hours worked include, but not limited to, holidays, finals, intersession, and summer sessions.

Must substitute for Night and Weekend staff for planned and unplanned absences. Must be available for staff meetings during daytime hours.

No personal calls or eating in work area.

Frequent interaction with patrons and staff; communicate in person, by telephone, and electronically.

Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. 
Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Library operations and practices work experience in an academic library public service setting (Facilities/Security, Circulation, Reference, Personnel, Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services).

Interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with a diverse patron and staff population. Effectively explain complex policies; remain calm and exercise tact and compassion when dealing with difficult individuals.

Experience functioning as a work leader; training, directing, evaluating, and motivating others.

Organizational skills to work independently and follow established processes and priorities; flexibility to manage rapid priority changes and adjust workflow to meet deadlines.

Analytical skills to determine solutions while maintaining compliance with established policies/guidelines. Problem resolution and policy exception granting/refusal experience. Experience responding to emergencies and unusual situations, applying good judgment with appropriate incident management and/or referral.

Experience operating automated library systems, catalogs, and other library-related databases. Bibliographic skills.

Electronic communication and MS Office experience, including Word, Excel, and Access. Math skills sufficient to compile statistics, perform calculations, interpret and analyze data.

Operate and troubleshoot standard office/library equipment.

Writing skills to compose clear and concise professional documents and communications. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of applicable University policies and procedures; skills to interpret, articulate and apply Unit/Library/University policy, procedure and practice to patrons/staff, and make appropriate referrals for optimal service.

Ability to work cooperatively as a contributing member of a team to establish unit goals; plan, organize and implement unit procedures to achieve goals; and back-up co-workers during staffing shortages and heavy workload periods.

Knowledge of Library of Congress (LC) and/or National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification systems. 
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Sunnyvale Public Library - Library Specialist III - PT

Department of Human Resources
505 West Olive Ave., Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

SALARY - $19.57 - $24.97 Hourly

OPEN DATE: 02/21/17
CLOSE DATE: 03/14/17



(21 hours per week)

The position opens Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and the final filing date is Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm or after receiving 100 qualified applicants, whichever is first.

A copy of your California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record printout is required for this position. Your DMV printout must be current, dated within 30 days of your application. If you are an out-of-state applicant, please submit a copy of your state's DMV printout. You will be required to possess and present a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment. The due date for submission of the DMV record printout is the same as the application deadline – March 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of Library Specialist III with a friendly, confident, energetic and highly motivated individual with great customer service, technical and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with the public in a fast-paced customer driven environment. They will possess strong communication, multitasking and team work skills, and demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer service to members of the public and staff alike.

The Library Specialist III position provides customer service and clerical support for Library operations by receiving and responding to patron questions regarding accounts and Library operations, assisting the public with the use of PCs, printers, copiers and automated equipment and performing Circulation duties including registering and maintaining patron accounts and sorting returned materials to provide access to the public.

For a complete classification specification, click here: Job Description


(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

    Performs circulation duties including checking library materials in and out using either manual or automated circulation systems; receiving and responding to patron questions regarding circulation rules and procedures, issuing library cards, receiving fines and fees, and updating patron records.
    Performs daily start-up and closing operations for the library's computerized circulation system including setting up and taking down self check out machines, logging on and off computers and restocking circulation desk.
    Performs simple operations for updating or blocking certain fields in a patron's record and performs related work on the on-line system.
    Provides assistance and training to patrons on the use of the Technology Center; troubleshoots public access computer issues; and responds to patron questions regarding computer usage.
    Uses the on-line system to search for library materials and patron information.
    Assists in receiving and resolving patron complaints and questions.
    Processes new library materials; applies labels and creates packaging; programs RFID tag and enters information into circulation system.
    Deletes and discards outdated and damaged library materials from circulation system.
    Processes and shelves holds
    Types routine correspondence.
    Mends books, media and audiovisual library materials; corrects call number labels and barcodes; reviews and resolves issues related to media playability.
    Maintains department's processing manual.
    Performs simple maintenance on library equipment and machine as needed.
    Delivers library materials to homebound residents and offsite locations.


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books, carts and documents weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.


Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

Graduation from high school or tested equivalent; AND,
Two years of clerical, customer service or library work experience.

Knowledge of:

    Library circulation principles.
    Modern office equipment and designated specialized computer software and operating programs.
    Cash handling techniques.
    Principles of alphabetical and numerical filing.
    Advanced customer service principles.

Ability to:

    Make simple calculations.
    Carry out routine clerical and library procedures.
    Consistently apply policies and procedures according to available guidelines.
    Handle records accurately.
    File alphabetically and numerically.
    Operate modern office equipment and applicable software.
    Receive, research and resolve customer questions.
    Provide excellent customer service to the public and City employees.
    Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees and the public.
    Demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in the performance of duties.
    Apply the operations, policy and procedures of the Library.
    Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities and meet deadlines.
    Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

Willingness to:
Work irregular hours, evenings and weekends as required.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.

    Extensive customer service experience
    Coursework in Library Science
    Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application, responses to the supplemental questions and a current DMV record to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (postmarks or faxes are not accepted).

The application period closes Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:00 pm. If interested in this position, you should apply as soon as possible as only the first 100 qualified applications will be considered.

The deadline for submitting the DMV record is the same as the application deadline of Tuesday, March 14, 2017. If you are an out of state applicant, please submit a current copy (dated within 30 days of application) of your state's DMV record by the application deadline. Applications will not be considered complete until the DMV driver record printout is received. California DMV driver record printouts may be obtained online at for $2.00.

Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of a written exam tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017. Candidates that pass the written exam with 70% or more will be invited to an oral exam scheduled for the week of April 17, 2017. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).


Candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies. Any candidates selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire.  Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history.  A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.


Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).


Positions in this job classification are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

505 West Olive Ave., Suite 200,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086      EXAM #17-00026

Library Specialist III (Part-Time) Supplemental Questionnaire

*             1.            Instructions for completing the supplemental questionnaire:
This supplemental questionnaire will be a primary tool in the evaluation of your qualifications for this position. The supplemental information that you provide will be evaluated along with your completed application. Please limit your response to one page per question. In answering the question(s), be as specific as you can. Some questions may include multiple parts (i.e., (a), (b), (c), (d), etc.). Please make sure to address each part of each question in the supplemental questionnaire below.

Please be advised that you will be 'timed out' of this page after 30 minutes. Therefore, it is best to copy the supplemental questions that require text answers from this page into a document that you can save on your computer, produce your responses in that document, and then copy and paste the responses into the space provided below. Additionally, please save your work continuously.

The completed application and responses to supplemental questions constitute an examination. Note: qualifying experience must be reflected on the job application form.
Resumes may be attached, but they will not be accepted in lieu of completing the job experience section of the application or the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be used to further identify those applicants who are best qualified to continue in the selection process for this position.

Your responses to the questions that require you to detail your background and experience should include the following information:*

    The number of years of experience you have had performing the duties that you are describing;
    The name(s) and type(s) of organization(s) where you obtained such experience; and,
    Your role and specific responsibilities within the organization(s).

*Responses to the supplemental questions that indicate "see resume" are considered incomplete. By checking the 'Yes' response below, I indicate that I have read these instructions for completing the supplemental questionnaire and in accordance with these instructions, I understand that written responses to the supplemental question(s) listed below are required, in order to evaluate my qualifications for this position and for my application to be considered complete.

Additionally, I certify that I have completed the following supplemental questionnaire on my own; the answers accurately reflect my training, education and experience; and, I understand that my responses are subject to verification.
               Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
*             2.            Do you have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED)?
               Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
*             3.            Do you have at least two years of clerical, customer service or library work experience?
               Yes Yes    No No

*             4.            If you answered "Yes" to question 3, please describe your clerical, customer service or library work experience. Please include the following information: a) Number of years of experience you had performing the duties that you are describing b) Name and type of organization(s) where you obtained such experience c) Your role and specific responsibilities within the organization(s). If you do not have this experience, please enter N/A in the space below

*             5.            Do you possess a valid California Class C driver's license and have a safe driving record?
               Yes Yes    No No

*             6.            A current (issued and printed within 30 days prior to application) California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record printout is required for this position.This can be scanned and submitted on-line with your application. You can obtain a copy of your driving record from the DMV website for $2.00 and attach this to your application. If you are an out of state applicant, please submit a current (issued and printed within 30 days prior to application) copy of your state's DMV printout by the application deadline. You will be required to possess and present a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment. Did you attach a copy of your DMV driving record to this application or will you turn it in before the posting closes on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ?
               Yes Yes    No No

* Required Question