The Office of the Sheriff and County Library Department – permanent full-time, permanent part-time, permanent intermittent (on-call substitute), and temporary Library Assistant-Journey Level vacancies.

February 28, 2015

FINAL FILING DATE:    March 6,

WRITTEN EXAMINATION:  To Be Announced

LIBRARY ASSISTANT- JOURNEY LEVEL

 

Monthly Salary Range:  $2,988 – $3,816

 

THE POSITION

The Office of the Sheriff and County Library Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill permanent full-time, permanent part-time, permanent intermittent (on-call substitute), and temporary Library Assistant-Journey Level vacancies.

 

Positions assigned to the Detention Library System may be assigned to any one of three facilities: West County Detention Facility in Richmond, Martinez Detention Facility in Martinez, and the Marsh Creek Detention Facility in Clayton. These positions also maintain browsing Libraries which allow inmates to obtain direct services from assigned Library staff, i.e. locating specific titles, authors, or subject areas. Incumbents assigned at this level will establish and maintain effective working relationships when dealing and working closely with custody staff, inmates, and handling security issues.

 

The County Library operates 26 community Libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million.  Library Assistant-Journey Level responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping library patrons locate information and use various reference sources; instructing patrons on the use of library resources; assisting at the circulation desk and processing library materials.  Other duties include training new employees and student assistants and providing support in other areas of the library. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for these positions in order to effectively and tactfully deal with fellow workers and the public.

 

The employment list established by this examination may remain in effect for twelve (12) months.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education AND Experience Options: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

OR,

One (1) year full-time or its equivalent of varied technical work experience in a public library AND possession of either 1) 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included 15 semester or 18 quarter units in humanities, social science or natural science; OR, 2) a Certificate of Library Technology from an accredited college or university.

OR,

Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent paraprofessional experience in a public library which must have included readers advisory and information services and bibliographic searching.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates should carefully review the detailed job description for this position and apply only if they clearly meet the minimum qualifications stated above.  All applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire, a copy of an official or unofficial college or university transcript, or a copy of the education equivalency evaluation report, at the time of application.

 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application.  Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.

 

  1. Application Evaluation:  Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

 

  1. Written Exam: A multiple-choice written test will be administered to all accepted candidates. Candidates will be tested in job-related dimensions such as: Common Library practices, procedures, and terminology, reading and understanding written material, clerical skills/abilities, interpersonal relations and written communication. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to participate in the oral interviews. (Weighted 100%)

 

Conviction History Form: As part of the application and selection process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History Form. Please note that the Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested.

 

 

 

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


Special Collections Librarian, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library

February 26, 2015

Special Collections Librarian

University Library

The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, and technologically knowledgeable librarian to provide leadership for the Special Collections and University Archives Unit of the University Library.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to collaboration and public service. The Special Collections and Digital Curation Librarian will be responsible for expanding, preserving, and disseminating collections from the Cal Poly Pomona Special Collections and University Archives, including collections such as the Cal Poly Rose Float Collection, the Virginia Hamilton Adair Collection, the Robert Lawrence Balzer Collection, and the Wine and Wine Industry Collection, among others. The ideal candidate will have a passion for preserving items of historic value to the University and a balanced view of managing physical and digital collections.  The Special Collections and Digital Curation Librarian will also participate in reference, instruction, and collection management services. This person reports to the Head of Public Services.

The Position

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the management of the Special Collections and University Archives unit as well as the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library.
  • Develop a strategic and systematic approach to acquiring and maintaining items of historical significance to the University.
  • Build and maintain donor relations by acting as the public facing representative of collections.
  • The expansion of the Special Collections and University Archives web presence in coordination with the library Digital Services & Technology and the campus IT departments.
  • Creation of in-house and online exhibits as well as organizing and promoting events.
  • Identify, write, and participate in grant proposals and projects.
  • Collaborate with the library Digital Services & Technology to identify, plan, and execute strategies for digitizing and accessing materials online.
  • Build and manage an internship program to process and provide access to the Archives.
  • Serve as a point of contact and negotiator for Special Collections licensing inquiries from the campus and broader community.
  • Participate in reference, collection development, and liaison activities with assigned departments.
  • Mentor, encourage, advise, and collaborate with colleagues.

Rank: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian (tenure-track)

Starting Salary range: Salary range of $58,044 – $73,092. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month full-time position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated experience working with digital archives, digital repositories, and/or Special Collections.
  • Customer service orientation and enthusiasm for public service.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player in a dynamic environment on a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability and desire to promote library services and collections.
  • Ability to meet expectations for professional growth consistent with standards for re-appointment, promotion, and tenure.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Grant-writing experience.
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in the preservation and conservation of physical materials for both general and special collections.
  • Working knowledge or hands-on experience with digital repository software (i.e., DSpace, Digital Commons, ContentPro, CollectiveAccess, etc.).
  • Knowledge of descriptive and encoding standards such as EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL or other metadata standards.
  • Working knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues related to digital repositories, archives, and special collections.
  • Familiarity with preservation theory and current research and practices regarding risks to digital collections, such as technological changes, natural disasters, interoperability of software, and security issues.
  • Familiarity with content management systems used to author websites.
  • PR or marketing experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience.
  • Archival management software experience (e.g., Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace).
  • Reference experience in an academic, public, or corporate library.
  • Teaching experience in an academic environment.
  • Collection development experience.

Application Procedure

HOW TO APPLY:  

Letters of inquiry or requests for application materials should be directed as follows.

E-Mail: libofc@cpp.edu

US Mail:

Chair, Special Collections Librarian Search Committee

c/o University Library Office

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA  91768

Phone: (909) 869-3968

FAX: (909) 869-6922

The application form is also available at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/index.shtml

A completed application form is required of all persons wishing to be considered for this position.  Send completed application form, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, and a letter of application addressing qualifications.  Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

INTERVIEWS:   An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as official transcripts of all degrees earned.

CLOSING DATE:  This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications postmarked by April 10, 2015. Early response is encouraged.

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 22,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural, regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

About the College

The University Library has a strong commitment to the use of emerging information technologies.  Services for users and more information about the Library can be found at: www.cpp.edu/library

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

 


Librarian, College of Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

February 26, 2015
Librarian, College of Engineering

The Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks an enterprising, collaborative, user-focused professional to join us in a tenure-track faculty position as Engineering Librarian. We are looking for someone who embraces the learn-by-doing culture of our institution, who will provide dynamic, comprehensive, and meaningful support to the College of Engineering through innovation and collaboration, and who understands the important roles that data, information and communication play in the future of engineering practice and scholarship.

The College of Engineering is the largest of Cal Poly’s six colleges with eight academic departments and one academic program that together offer 13 Bachelor of Science degrees, 9 Masters of Science degrees, and 6 blended/joint bachelor and master’s degree programs. The college currently educates over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year and admission is extremely competitive. The college is recognized as one of the premier undergraduate engineering programs in the nation for its hands-on project- and design-based learning environment. For more information on the College of Engineering, see:  https://ceng.calpoly.edu/

The Engineering Librarian will lead library outreach, instruction, and tailored research support focused on the unique needs of the students, faculty and staff of College of Engineering. The Engineering Librarian will build relationships with faculty, researchers, staff, and students in the college to facilitate access to information, to enhance course-integrated instruction in a variety of learning environments, and to build sustainable collections across media and platforms. The Engineering Librarian will facilitate connections between engineering and other library programs and services, specifically Data Services and Digital Scholarship Services, and participate in interdisciplinary, collaborative instruction and research support.

This position will be part of a team of librarians and staff who are committed to improving instructional effectiveness to advance student success. The applied research focus of our programs offers candidates the opportunity to extend their reach to the classroom as well as to projects and the lab. The successful candidate will be an effective teacher who uses creative pedagogical strategies, and can successfully support students in the classroom, virtually, and through extra-curricular activities.Candidates will have knowledge of collection development practices that support engineering curriculum and research. Candidates should be effective advocates for the library in the instructional and research programs of the college.

Candidates will demonstrate strategic and tactical capability, possess superior collaboration skills, organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well across various audiences. Candidates will have a record of or the potential for successful scholarship activities. The successful candidate will have a record of being a highly collaborative self-starter.

This position is available at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank, with an anticipated hiring range of $61,000-70,000 plus a generous benefits package. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For appointment at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank, three to five years of relevant library experience is required. For appointment at the Associate Librarian rank, six or more years of relevant academic library experience is required.

Required qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or comparable academic library experience with relevant advanced degree
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a relevant engineering or computational discipline, or, 1-2 years providing professional services to engineering disciplines in academic, corporate, or research library
  • Experience in developing, delivering, and assessing instructional programs
  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and maintaining print and digital library collections
  • Familiarity with issues and trends in information literacy, particularly as it relates to STEM education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and redefine priorities in a rapidly shifting environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a fluid organization
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to achieve promotion and tenure
  • Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for working with students and for this position
  • Minimum of three years of relevant library experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in designing and deploying instruction modules in online learning environments
  • Demonstrated understanding of the variety of data types, uses, and formats deployed in an academic and engineering environment
  • Experience teaching with technical computing software, computer-aided design, modeling, and/or geospatial tools
  • Demonstrated understanding of the data curation and data life cycle
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of tools for providing research data management services in academic environments
  • Familiarity with issues and trends in quantitative and data literacy

How to apply

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and complete a required online faculty application, applying to requisition #103469 (direct link to the job posting: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=164235). Please attach to your application a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Next Review Begin Date: April 6, 2015 Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Link to CP Jobs

About Kennedy Library

The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award winner. We are the first university library in California to receive the award since it was first given in 2000. We are the campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources & technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, & user needs. The library offers consultative and instructional services delivered by expert college librarians, and provides access to over 45,000 digital journals, 160,000 ebooks, and over 500,000 print volumes. The library building provides collaborative study spaces, computer labs, a Data Studio, and collection of K-8 textbooks and teaching resources. Study spaces on five floors include a popular atrium, a collaboration-friendly learning commons, a busy café, and ample natural light and views of the surrounding hills. Building visitors exceed 1.4 million a year. In 2008 the library launched DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital archive for the intellectual output of faculty and students, with over 20,000 unique items that receive more than 2.1 million downloads in the past year. In 2011 the library became part of Cal Poly’s new Information Services directorate, including both Information Technology Services and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. The library partners with many campus organizations to promote faculty development and student success, including several programs located in the Kennedy Library, including the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Academic Skills Center, and the Honors Program.

Link to library

About Cal Poly

As a member of the community whether student, professor or staff member, you will learn, lead, teach, and do at Cal Poly. Our alumni carry the Learn by Doing philosophy with them in their careers & into their communities. Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and approximately 1000 graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Link to CP

About SLO

Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, along the beautiful central coast of California, with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an extraordinary setting.

Link to SLO


Associate Director of Reference & Outreach – Western University of Health Sciences

February 22, 2015

Associate Director of Reference & Outreach

          February 20, 2015

 

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences seeks an experienced librarian to serve as Associate Director of Reference3 & Outreach; this position will provide vision and strategic direction for the department, which includes reference and instruction services, marketing and outreach, liaison responsibilities, and in-depth research consultation services.   Reporting to the Executive Director of the University Library, the incumbent will implement the library’s reference services goals in support of the university’s teaching and research programs and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.  This position will also oversee the activities of librarian liaisons and provide guidance to foster and support strong working relationships between faculty and librarian liaisons.

 

Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences is a nonprofit, graduate university for the health professions. The university campus includes nine major buildings located on 22 acres in downtown Pomona.  WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California. Alumni rank among the very top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world.  All of the health care programs have professional accreditations, and the university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation.  WesternU librarians are expected to provide service to the library and to the university community.  They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities.


Required:  

 

  • A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or in a related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the provision of research and instruction.
  • Minimum of three years of strong supervisory and team management experience.
  • Broad background in and knowledge of higher education, academic libraries, and the publishing industry. Understanding of scholarly research and communication and of issues of ownership and access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and other library staff and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competencies, including Microsoft Office productivity applications. Experience with one or more learning management systems used in higher education.

Preferred: 

  • Bachelors’ degree in the sciences or subject background in the health sciences.
  • Supervisory experience in an academic setting.
  • Experience with social media and digital reference services.

 

 

This is a 12-month administrative position.  Applicants should submit the following materials:

 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. List of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, email address).

 

to: https://jobs.westernu.edu/

 

Deadline to apply is April 10, 2015.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Part Time Librarian Pool – Mt San Jacinto College

February 19, 2015

Summary Description

Mt San Jacinto College is now accepting applications from qualified persons for the purpose of developing a pool of librarians interested in part-time assignments. Successful applicants will provide reference services and instruction on the use of print and electronic resources to students, faculty, and staff. Working hours may include evening, and/or weekend assignments from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Assignment

  • Teach Information Competency through library orientations and workshops.
  • Assist students in the utilization of reference databases.
  • Assist staff with monitoring, observing, and enforcing library and campus policies and regulations, and aid staff in reporting irregular activities in the library building.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR Possess a valid California Community College Credential in Library Science OR the equivalent.
  • Significant knowledge of print and electronic resources, with a high degree of competence utilizing information technologies such as reference databases, Internet search engines and websites, and library automation systems.
  • A sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.

Salary

 

$43.15 hour
To be considered a qualified applicant, interested persons must submit ALL of the following documents:

  1. Completed Mt San Jacinto Community College Application.
  2. A resume summarizing your educational and professional experience.
  3. Unofficial transcripts of college-level work of ALL college-level coursework (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate). NOTE: If hired, the applicant must submit official transcripts for ALL college-level coursework at the time of employment.

The application and job announcement can be found here: http://www.msjc.edu/HumanResources/Pages/Associate-Faculty.aspx


Resource Sharing and Collections Specialist. Cal Poly, SLO, CA

February 19, 2015
The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award winner. We are the first university library in California to receive the award since it was first given in 2000. We are the campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources & technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, & user needs.

The Opportunity
Information Resources & Resource Sharing (IR&RS) comprises the collection development, acquisitions, electronic resource management, document delivery and resource sharing functions of the library. This staff person will work in both public facing and technical operations in resource sharing operations. Working with students, faculty and staff to fulfill their information resource is a rewarding part of this position. Kennedy Library employs the latest resource sharing tools to supply materials to other libraries and to request materials from libraries. Kennedy library is a member of the RAPID-ILL and Link+ networks as well as the largest international network of inter-library services administered by OCLC.

Primary activities of this position include handling borrowing and lending requests for library materials from patrons; retrieving and processing requests through various databases, joint resource sharing systems and cooperative efforts with other libraries; verifying eligibility of requests; verifying bibliographic information and conducting bibliographic searches related to requests; troubleshooting problem requests. This position will also contribute to the operations in collections management using the latest software to manage the print and electronic resources owned and licensed by the library.
#103537 – RESOURCE SHARING AND COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST
(Library Services Specialist II)
Library – Interlibrary Services
$3,101 – $3,411/mo
Open Until Filled
(Review Begins 03/09/15)

Cal Poly is a major employer in the San Luis Obispo area, and encourages work-life balance and lifelong learning. A generous benefits package, valued at greater than 50% of staff salary, includes a retirement plan; medical, dental and vision plans; training opportunities; and eligibility each term for the employee or a dependent to waive certain tuition fees at any CSU. For additional benefits information, please visit our Benefit Summaries Page

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103537. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Japanese Cataloging Librarian

February 19, 2015

C.V. Starr East Asian Library 
Hiring Range: Assistant Librarian–Librarian 
$49,010–$75,215 per annum, based on qualifications 
This is a full-time appointment available starting June 1, 2015

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library (EAL) of the University of California, Berkeley houses one of the largest research collections of print and electronic books and periodicals, manuscripts, rare editions, and graphics in the East Asian languages outside of Asia. Its comprehensive holdings encompass over 1 million print volumes, over 800,000 e-books and electronic journals, over 80,000 microfilms and media items, and over 3,000 current print serial titles. Languages represented include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and to a lesser extent, Tibetan, Manchu, and Mongolian. The East Asian Library supports teaching and research on East Asia, serving the campus community and a substantial number of off-campus users.

The East Asian Library’s Technical Services unit processes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials for the East Asian Library, all other libraries within the University Library system, and affiliated libraries on campus. It employs nine career staff in addition to temporary and student employees. Its operations include original and copy cataloging, serials processing, and the cataloging of digital resources using appropriate metadata schema to facilitate access to digital collections.

Responsibilities: 
The Japanese Cataloging Librarian reports to the Head of the East Asian Library’s Technical Services unit. S/he performs original cataloging of books, serials, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, e-resources, microfilm, maps, and other library materials in the Japanese language. All original cataloging is performed in compliance with national and local standards such as MARC21, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards as well as emerging technological solutions such as linked data. Records are given full MARC tagging by the cataloger, who is also responsible for contributing and maintaining authority records for Berkeley’s integrated library system and NACO. In addition, the Japanese Cataloging Librarian prepares in- house training materials and advises cataloging staff on cataloging-related issues, participates in the formulation of general cataloging policy and system design, and conducts special cataloging projects relating to Japanese materials. Occasionally, the Japanese Cataloging Librarian provides reference services on questions related to the use of the catalogs and other finding tools.

In addition to cataloging responsibilities, the incumbent will represent the Library in regional, national, and international cooperative programs concerning technical processing. The successful candidate should stay abreast of national trends and new developments in cataloging, with an emphasis on Japanese resources, and network with other library professionals within the Berkeley Library system as well as outside the University. The incumbent will also perform other related duties as assigned.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum Basic Qualifications at time of application 
• MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree 
• Expert knowledge of written and spoken Japanese, including classical Japanese 
• Substantial knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS 
• Familiarity with the modified Hepburn system of romanization

Additional Required Qualifications 
• In-depth knowledge of Japanese history and culture 
• A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment 
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility

Additional Preferred Qualifications 
• Knowledge of library applications of computer technology and electronic information resources 
• Original cataloging experience using a bibliographic utility such as OCLC Connexion and a local library system 
• Familiarity with authority standards and guidelines 
• An additional advanced degree in an appropriate subject area or knowledge of East Asian studies as an academic discipline

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by April 6, 2015.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00674. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to: 
Susan E. Wong 
Director, Library Human Resources 
Library Human Resources Department 
110 Doe Library 
University of California 
Berkeley, CA 94720–6000 
librec@library.berkeley.edu 
(510) 642–3778

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Santa Rosa Junior College Dean III Learning Resources & Educational Technology

February 18, 2015

You can find the posting here.

 


Public Services Librarian – Sacramento City College

February 18, 2015

Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College (SCC) is a multi-campus urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park located in the heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area. The college also maintains two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center, and civic center. The college is a vibrant teaching and learning center with approximately 23,000 day and evening students and is now recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

Under the supervision of the Dean, Learning Resources and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian shall:

  • Provide reference and information services to students and staff.
  • Provide library instruction in a variety of settings.
  • Maintain up-to-date instruction materials for library resources, including print and online publications and services.
  • Select materials in subject areas for print and electronic collections.
  • Utilize current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties.

The Public Services Librarian may:

  • Instruct students in credit courses; coordinate library reference services; develop training for librarians and library support staff.
  • Develop, coordinate, and assess library instruction and information competency programs for students and faculty.
  • Develop and coordinate programs to market library resources and services to students and faculty.
  • Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend hours.

The Sacramento City College Library maintains a focus on:

  • Integrating and coordinating library services with other campus programs, services and constituencies.
  • Active and effective outreach and marketing of library services to a diverse community college population.
  • The collection and analysis of data in the service of improving library services.

Closes April 2, 2015. You can find the job posted here: https://jobs.losrios.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58237

Position begins on or about August 20, 2015.


Librarian for Collection Development and Evaluation – Loyola Marymount University

February 18, 2015

Librarian for Collection Development and Evaluation

Loyola Marymount University

 

The William H. Hannon Library seeks an experienced and creative librarian to serve as Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation; this newly created position will provide direction for the planning and evaluation of the library’s collections. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, the incumbent will implement the library’s collection development goals in support of the university’s teaching and research programs and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.  This librarian will collaborate to develop broad policies establishing collection priorities, direction, and balance. The incumbent will maintain specific Library of Congress subject classification profiles to guide the development of the library’s collections in print, electronic, and other formats.  This librarian will establish priorities and strategies for analyzing and assessing print and digital library collections by developing data-driven approaches to achieving strategic collections objectives and will develop and maintain client-focused relationships with faculty and students across all disciplines to determine collection needs and priorities. This librarian will also oversee the collection development activities of librarian liaisons and provide guidance to foster and support strong working relationships between faculty and librarian liaisons.

 

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves over 6,000 undergraduates and nearly 2,200 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and Education.   The library seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.   The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area.

 

Opened in 2009, the William H. Hannon Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation. LMU librarians are expected to provide service to the library, the university, and the profession.  They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities.

 

Required:

 

  • Typically a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or in a related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in an academic library related to collection development required. Five years collection development in an academic library preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in effective budgeting and planning for library collections.
  • Broad background in and knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and the publishing industry. Understanding of scholarly research and communication and of issues of ownership and access.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise the work of colleagues for whom there is no direct supervisory control.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and other library staff and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current issues in library resource sharing and ability to build library consortial relationships.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competencies, including Microsoft Office productivity applications. Knowledgeable about integrated library systems; knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Inc. Sierra preferred.

 

Applicants should submit the following materials:

 

  1. letter of application
  2. a curriculum vitae or resume
  3. a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses).

 

to: https://jobs.lmu.edu

 

Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

 

Inquiries should be addressed to:

 

Glenn Johnson-Grau, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, MS 8200

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

310-338-6063

gjohnson at lmu dot edu