Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sacramento – UC Davis Health – Research Analyst

Reference:  050677
Salary Range:  $2008.00 to $4107.20
Salary Frequency:  Bi-weekly
No. of Positions:  1
Appointment Type:  Career
Percentage of Time:  100%
Shift Hour:  08 Hours
Location:  Facilities Services & Support Building
Union Representation:  No
Benefits Eligible:  Yes

This position is open until filled. Interviews may be held at any time.
Department Description
The mission of the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, CTCP empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free environment. The CTCP operates within the Institute for Population Health Improvement, whose mission is to create, apply, and disseminate knowledge about the many determinants of health in order to improve health and health security and to support activities which improve health equity and eliminate health disparities.
The Research Analyst (Writer Editor 3) performs a full range of complex research responsibilities associated with conducting a statewide comprehensive program to inform the public of the activities and objectives of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) - California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). This position is responsible for developing an organizational system that will serve as the repository for literature and media related information. He/she will research and substantiate all advertising, media materials, and social media used by the statewide media campaign.  The incumbent will write or edit a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis.   In collaboration with other professionals, the position is responsible for translating complex scientific findings and concepts into accessible and engaging copy for print and digital media, including website content, brief articles, social media posts and data visualizations. In addition, he/she uses professional concepts to help achieve organizational objectives and provide analysis, organization and communication around scientific findings.  This may include formulating new resources such as the repository or other databases and communicating with other units or stakeholders to translate scientific concepts as they relate to the program objectives and organizational policies.
Required Qualifications
  • Experience and/or skills to develop and/or translate complex professional/ technical research information into understandable messages and talking points for both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Experience performing in-depth literature searches on various topics and creating summaries and syntheses.
  • Demonstrated research experience, preferably in library sciences, health sciences or a related field.
  • Experience with electronic databases including but not limited to PubMed, PsychINFO, Communication Abstracts for relevant literature.
  • Experience evaluating, interpreting and synthesizing information from a diverse range of sources.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of information used in preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.
  • Excellent writing skills for consumer oriented materials.
  • Strong communication skills to speak and write about findings clearly, as well as understand assignments and instructions.
  • Project management experience and strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Communication, Library Sciences, Health Science or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in California State Government and in tobacco control.

Special Requirements
May require travel both in and out-of-state to conduct research provide technical assistance, training, and disseminate information.

California State University, Fullerton – Library Services Specialist III

To apply:
Salary Range:  $3,371 - $5,836 per month (Department anticipated hiring range: $3,371 - $3,917 )
Application Deadline:  October 5, 2017
Classification:  Library Services Specialist III - Range A
Department:  University Library - Administration
Sub-Division:  University Library
Appointment Type:  Ongoing
Hiring Preference:  On-Campus CSUEU Employees
Time Base:  Full-Time                 
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Summary
California State University, Fullerton is searching for a Library Services Specialist III for the Pollak Library. The University seeks a forward-thinking and positive copy cataloger to join the Cataloging Section in the Collection and Processing Services (CPS) Unit as a Library Services Specialist III.

Under the general direction of the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and the Dean of the Library, the Library Services Specialist (LSS) will copy catalog, prepare original descriptive catalog records from existing templates, and support the maintenance of accurate catalog records for Pollak Library physical and electronic materials.  Copy catalogs physical and electronic materials for the Pollak Library, such as monographs, government documents, audiovisual materials, and CSUF theses.  In addition, the Library Services Specialist serves as the primary copy cataloger for federal, state, and international government documents collection in both print and electronic formats and collaborates with the Government Documents Librarian on related projects, such as weeding and physical processing.  Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • High school diploma or the equivalent and a minimum of two years or related experience or the equivalent. 
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures.
  • In depth knowledge of library operations, policies, and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records.
  • Thorough knowledge of external online databases, systems, and resources, including the ability to perform complex online searches.
  • Thorough knowledge of campus and library policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and online resources.
  • Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using library automated systems and subsystems pertaining to the functional area, including the ability to provide database maintenance.
  • Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information.
  • Possession of strong written and verbal communication skills in order to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on library resources.
  • Possession of strong communication and interpretive skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees on new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow, establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input on performance evaluations, and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness.
  • Possession of strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in assigned area.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work as a part of a team in a complex, changing environment.

 Preferred Qualifications             
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience cataloging library materials.
  • Extensive experience with and working knowledge of MARC and RDA.
  • Demonstrated ability to make consistently good decisions when interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with Ex Libris Alma

Additional Information
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time).  Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

Monday, September 25, 2017

San Francisco – Golden Gate University – Part-time Reference & Student Engagement Librarian

To apply:  Please go to and submit an application, letter of interest, and a resume.

Salary:  Depends on Qualifications

Closing date:  Open until filled.

Basic Function & Scope of Job:
Responsible for providing reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety in-person and remote methods. Serve as liaison to assigned subject areas. Participate in collection development. Schedule is evening-based, 20 hours/week, and may include one weekend shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide research assistance services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other library users in-person and remotely.
  • Serve as a subject specialist and liaison for assigned disciplines and maintain effective communication with faculty in liaison areas.
  • Maintain liaison-related LibGuides.
  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to classes and other library users as needed
  • Guide library assistants in navigating policy questions, complaints, and security issues as needed.
  • Collaborate with library staff and GGU faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all relevant media; especially those in liaison areas.
  • Participate in Business Library planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with staff in peer training and other staff development needs.
  • Participate in other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In addition, candidates should meet the following criteria:

Required qualifications:

  1. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program.
  2. At least one year of professional experience providing reference and instruction services.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency with English grammar and spelling.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects.
  5. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
  6. Business resource content knowledge or willingness to learn.
Preferred qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of business reference and experience providing reference support to business students and others in professional practice education.
  2. Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
  3. Experience providing reference and instruction to remotely-situated patrons utilizing a variety of appropriate technologies.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CSU Sacramento - Library Instruction Coordinator

Job Code:  2920-Librarian 12 month

Full/Part Time:  Full Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Tenure Information:  Tenure Track (12 month)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor

Salary:  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience

Department:  Library Dept

Posting Number:  F0021P

Anticipated Start Date:  December 2017

Initial Application Review:  09/30/2017

Open Until Filled:  Yes

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications              

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

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

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