Collection Strategist for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

October 21, 2018

Rank and Salary Scale

3621-Assistant Librarian, Potential Career3617-Associate Librarian, Potential Career3613-Librarian, Potential Career(Commensurate with Experience)

Organizational Unit Content and Discovery

Position Overview The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a motivated, proactive, user-oriented STEM Collection Strategist. The successful candidate will be dedicated to collaborative, stakeholder focused and evidence-based collections’ management. The STEM Collection Strategist will work collaboratively with a subject-based team of Collection Strategists to develop and implement systematic data-driven and user-centric collection assessment and evaluation methodologies.

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Research and Reference Librarian – Natural Sciences Liaison, Pepperdine University

July 6, 2018

Research and Reference Librarian – Natural Sciences Liaison

The Research and Instruction Librarian – Natural Sciences Liaison provides research support for faculty and students, teaches classes in information literacy, and, in consultation with faculty and other vested partners, recommends scholarly materials in the natural sciences for addition to the general and reference collections.


  • Provides research assistance to Payson Library users through the following tasks: Demonstrates a strong customer service attitude. Works assigned shifts on the public service desk assisting patrons (including some weekend and evening hours). Offers in-depth research assistance to the natural sciences faculty and students. Works collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment. Stays abreast of current trends in the field.
  • Provides information literacy instruction: Assists in planning, conducting, and evaluating a program of orientation, instruction, and assessment for students, faculty and staff at Payson Library, congruent with ACRL Guidelines and other best practices regarding information literacy instruction. Instructs library users in information seeking research skills using both print and electronic information sources. Creates Infoguides to support specific classes, subjects, and initiatives. Develops tutorials as needed. Learns and applies emerging technologies in library instruction and research services.
  • Participates in collection development activities: Contributes to the ongoing development of the general and reference collections. Serves as subject specialist and liaison to the Natural Science Division of Seaver College, and actively curates these collections to be relevant to and aligned with the teaching, learning and research needs of the college.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned: Contributes to long- and short-term planning for the Pepperdine libraries. Engages in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians’ Handbook. Serves on library and university committees. Participates in professional development locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

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Librarian I (Permanent Part-Time)

April 24, 2018

Final Filing Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Hourly Pay Range: $27.93-$34.89. In addition, the City of Arcadia offers a monthly benefit allowance of $536.

The Position:

This is a part-time, at-will position with benefits. The City of Arcadia is offering a rewarding opportunity to an enthusiastic, motivated and service-oriented Librarian I to perform a full range of complex tasks and support various sections of the library. The Librarian I will actively assist library patrons with finding and using library resources; plan and implement programs, and demonstrate exceptional teamwork, flexibility, and have strong commitment to providing quality customer service.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide general and specialized reference, reader’s advisory, referral, and information services to patrons in person, by mail, social media, e-mail, chat, and over the telephone.
  • Aid and instruct patrons in the selection of materials, collections and resources, as well as locating appropriate information sources.
  • Teach a variety of basic, new and emerging technology literacy classes for the public; frequently use technology in daily duties to support patrons with new software, hardware, and mobile devices.
  • Responsible for assigned collection development, maintenance, and evaluation. Exercise professional judgement to identify, evaluate, and select library materials in a variety of formats.
  • Plan, schedule, and publicize library programs, exhibits, and events for children, youth and adults.
  • Conduct community outreach including presentations at local schools.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services in the assigned areas of reference, children’s services, or technical services.
  • May exercise supervision over technical, clerical, and volunteer staff; perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Instr/Ref Librarian at Los Angeles Valley College

April 17, 2018

The Los Angeles Valley College Library is recruiting for a tech-savvy instruction and reference librarian with a strong service orientation, a commitment to serving a diverse community college population, and a passion to help students succeed. This full-time, 10-month, tenure-track faculty position will add to the current momentum of our enthusiastic, progressive department, helping to build relationships across campus and improve communication, outreach, and research support throughout the curriculum. Schedule will include regular evenings and weekends.

For more information:
Applications accepted through April 27, 2018.

Chinese Cataloging Librarian – Three Year Appointment

June 16, 2017

Chinese Cataloging Librarian –Three Year Appointment

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Hiring Range: Associate Librarian–Librarian

$53,913–$76,344 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a three year full time temporary appointment available starting August 2017 with option to renew dependent upon funding.

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Education Librarian – Saint Mary’s College of California

June 16, 2017

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative librarian to serve the Kalmanovitz School of Education. This twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment is planned at the Associate Librarian level.


The Kalmanovitz School of Education offers primarily graduate-level instruction in 16 programs in counseling, education, and leadership. Degrees include a BA in Leadership, numerous masters and credential programs, and the EdD in Educational Leadership. We are looking for someone with a strong grounding in the teaching profession and/or education curriculum (credential process, pedagogical methods, etc.) and who enjoys teaching information literacy. The Education Librarian teaches embedded information literacy/research skills sessions nights and weekends since many of the programs serve working adult learners. The position also oversees the Library’s children’s literature collection and the test collection used by the counseling and school psychology programs.


The Education Librarian will serve on the General Reference Desk, participate in the Library’s team structure, serve on campus committees, and be professionally active.

Applicants may apply here:

Library Aide I/II

November 9, 2016

The City of Arcadia is seeking enthusiastic, motivated and service-oriented individuals to perform a wide variety of routine, technical, and clerical duties in support of various sections of the library.

Responsibilities of each Position:
Library Aide I – Under immediate supervision:
-Sorts and shelves books, and other materials alphabetically and numerically for different sections, which includes Adult, Teen and Children; straightening shelves and loose books.
-Shelves magazines and newspapers for reference and circulation.
-Operates office machines, provides customer service by assisting patrons.
-May include assisting supervisor with ongoing projects in various sections of the library.
-Pick up and delivers library materials from bins to library.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Library Aide II – Under general supervision:
-Checks in and checks out books and other library materials; assists, registers patrons and issues library cards; collects fines and processes transactions.
-Provide customer service by assisting patrons with use of computers and related equipment, including copiers, scanner and printers.
-Maintain equipment by providing basic-level troubleshooting, re-supplying and cleaning. Report technical problems to appropriate library personnel.
-Assist patrons with use of software, particularly automated computer reservation   system, Microsoft Office programs, and various interactive online forms.
-Enforce City policies, rules and regulations.
-Train volunteers for computer assistance.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The Arcadia Public Library is open Monday through Saturday. Hours for this position are fifteen (15) hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.

Library Aide I: No experience is required.
Library Aide II: One (1) year of experience as a Library Aide.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade or current enrollment in high school.

FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016. Please visit the City’s careers website at to submit an online application along with any application materials relevant to the position. Resumes may be submitted with your online application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application.

Collection Management Department Head & Subject Specialist – Saint Mary’s College of California

July 13, 2016

This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.


The Head of Collection Management oversees $1.3M purchasing for new Library materials, manages a department of four who acquire and make available for the college community 3,000 – 5,000 books, standing orders and media resources, 90K journals and over 200 databases, with over 5,000 orders and 1,000 invoices approved annually.  Responsible for planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, including assessment of staff, vendors, processes, and procedures.


In addition, this position leads the Collection Development Team, collaborating with 11 librarian subject specialists. Allocates and manages a complex, multi-disciplinary annual budget.  This position plays a key leadership role, serving as the Library’s liaison to various campus committees, constituencies, and external organizations, particularly consortia.


Provides reference desk service, including weekends and evenings, and serves as a subject specialist for collection development, instruction, and outreach to one or more academic departments or programs (to be determined).



  • MLS or MLIS required. Prefer a second master or an advanced degree.
  • Minimum 7 years professional librarian experience, academic setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead successfully in a team environment.
  • Substantial experience working with publishers and information providers, a solid understanding of the marketplace and trends.
  • Successful collection development experience, particularly a solid track record managing collection funds, preferably to support multi-disciplinary fields.
  • Experience working with library consortia and vendors, particularly for electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
  • Substantial experience with major integrated library systems in some aspect of collection development required.
  • Experience hiring, evaluating, training, and mentoring both career staff and student workers.


Interested applicants follow the link to apply:

Periodicals Manager, Saint Mary’s College of California

May 2, 2016

Please apply online at

The Periodicals Manager (Part-time, 80%) is responsible for 15,000 online, print and newspaper subscriptions including major journal publisher package collections.  Using Innovative Sierra Acquisitions online system, periodical agent (EBSCO) online tools, Excel and document management systems,  tracks $300K in funds, orders, invoices & payments.  Enables access through Open URL and Discovery systems by keeping knowledge-bases up to date.  Provides oversight of print collections in house and in storage, and manages withdrawal projects, sharing with WEST and other periodical archives. The Periodicals Manager supervises one library assistant (1 FTE) and 3 student assistants (1 FTE). The Periodicals  Manager also supervises materials processing for all library formats, including binding and preservation activities. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, and as a member of the Collection Management Department, the Periodicals Manager contributes to planning, policy-making and documentation.


1. Oversight of Online Journal Packages: Establishes and maintains individual periodical journal package subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

2. Print Periodicals Acquisition / Collection Management: Establishes and maintains individual periodical subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

3. Fiscal / Budget management.  Tracks $300K overall in periodicals, processing, preservation, and binding and student wage funds.

4. Maintains the organization, accessibility and integrity of the collection in all physical formats, including 35K bound volumes, and 500K microforms.

5. Materials Processing, Binding & Preservation

6. Supervisory, Department, and Team Responsibilities

7. Working with the Head of Electronic Resources & Periodicals, develops policies and assessment efforts to guide the development of the periodicals collection.

Experience & Qualifications

BA required and 3 year’s Library experience, with a minimum of one year directly related periodicals experience.

Skills/ Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates successful supervisory, budgeting and bookkeeping experience.
  • Excellent public-service outlook; ability to view periodicals management as a part of the College’s educational mission.
  • Familiarity with Library serials control systems, online catalog systems, and shared bibliographic utilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external colleagues, through collaboration, cooperation, teamwork and communication.
  • Talent for motivating and training staff, including student assistants.
  • Ability to provide clear and effective instructions and procedures, both oral and written.
  • Ability to listen to questions, and to determine the appropriate resources needed by staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets totaling more than $200,000 through meticulous record keeping, thorough checking, and analysis.
  • Initiative to plan and complete assignments independently.
  • Skilled in use of computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Financial & Data Analyst, Saint Mary’s College of CA Library

March 9, 2016

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 03/07/16
CLOSING DATE: 04/09/16 11:59 PM
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
The halftime position provides a wide range of financial management, data analysis, and administrative support to the Academic Resources organization. Performs key analytical, coordination, planning and monitoring tasks in support of the Library and Museum budgets. Assists senior managers in data management and performs data analysis and reporting on an ongoing and project basis. Provides administrative back up to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
Key Job Functions:
Financial and Budget Analyst:
Supports and advises dean and department managers in all aspects of budget matters, providing fiscal analysis for Library and Museum programs and administrative functions.

Assists in annual budget preparation, particularly in providing clear and accurate current and historical financial information which enables senior management to make informed decisions. Prepares budget reports and forecasts expenses.
Monitors budgets against actual expenses. Initiates budget modifications and fiscal requests to ensure compliance with approved budget plans and allocations.

Tracks the non-materials budget lines and uses online systems to establish purchase orders and approve invoices.

Maintains financial records for special projects, strategic initiatives, and complex purchases or service agreements, coordinating with other units depending on the source(s) of the funds involved. Alerts fund managers to real or potential problems.
Serves as Academic Resources’ primary liaison with the Budget Manager for the Academic Affairs/Provost’s Office and with the Business and Purchasing Offices.
Advises Dean and senior managers on budget issues, clarification of College business
rules and regulations and financial and procurement system issues.
Data Analysis:
Works with the Library and Museum senior management to assist them in collecting, analyzing and effectively communicating their data for periodic or occasional needs.
Responsible for creating special reports requiring the collection, analysis and presentation of data for the Library’s annual report or for specific needs or proposals.
Coordinates data collection and submissions to national, regional and local surveys (e.g.,
NCES, Affinity).
Administrative Support:
Provides back up support, as needed, to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
In collaboration with the Administrative Assistant manages the Library’s noncollections
purchasing activity:
Responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of procurement policies and procedures and the variety of procurement methods and vehicles available and when each is appropriate to use.     Ensures that staff follow all appropriate procurement requirements.
Maintains an SMC Library credit card and appropriate records.
Prepares purchase orders for supplies, equipment, etc.
Processes invoices and deposits.
Education: Bachelors level degree required in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field.
Minimum two years performing financial analysis, budget management, and data analysis, preferably in an academic environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing a variety of fund types and multiple departments.
Demonstrated successful application of accounting and financial concepts, principles and practices to manage budgets, expenditures and procurements.
Demonstrated successful experience using financial and statistical tools to manage, organize, and communicate data such as financial, workflow, usage, etc.
Demonstrated successful experience making decisions, interpreting program concepts or business principles as well as existing precedents, standards, policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Proven ability to independently establish priorities and execute moderately complex business, financial and administrative assignments.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively present detailed and complex information of significance in a clear and coherent manner.
Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with diverse internal and external clients to set and communicate priorities, explain policies and procedures and juggle competing demands independently, ensuring deadlines are met and problems are solved.
Excellent computer and office equipment skills.
Ability to represent Academic Resources with courtesy and tact, maintaining a positive, results oriented atmosphere.
Ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively in a job sharing situation that requires the incumbent to perform administrative tasks as well as primary responsibilities.
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
1. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are
prepared to support the mission of the College
2. A resume
3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence
and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.  Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 6314284.  The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.