Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences or the College of Environmental Design – Cal Poly Pomona

April 25, 2014

Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences or the College of Environmental  Design  

Rank: Librarian/lecturer level (non-tenure-track, full-time, temporary position)

Starting Salary range: $48,444 -$58,044

Position description: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, and technologically knowledgeable librarian to provide library and information services to either

1.     The College of Environmental Design, which consists of the following departments: Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning or

2.     Discipline(s) from the Social Sciences

The successful candidate will join a team committed to collaboration and public service. This position will have three major responsibilities:

[1] collection management for the assigned disciplines; [2] library instruction – this includes developing instructional materials in various formats for multiple platforms including LibGuides for the assigned disciplines; and [3] reference service – which involves providing reference services to students, faculty, and staff and participating in our web-based interactive reference services. This person reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Desired Professional Attributes:

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 must possess personal skills and qualities that will ensure his/her ability to work cooperatively and effectively with library staff, faculty, and the Dean.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Customer service orientation and enthusiasm for public service
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to participate in collection development and liaison activities with assigned departments
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a dynamic environment and on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability and desire to promote library service and collections

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing reference service in an academic,  public, or corporate library
  • Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment
  • Experience with LibGuides and/or online tutorials
  • Collection development experience

HOW TO APPLY:  Application materials and questions about the position should be directed as follows.


Phone:   (909) 869-3968

The application form is also available at

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 received by May 24. Early response is encouraged.

Position information is also available at:

Senior Librarian – Bastyr University-California

April 25, 2014

Senior Librarian – Bastyr University-California

Schedule:   TBD – 40 hours per week; anticipated start date: Aug. 1, 2014

Salary:    $59,925 – $66,456 annually, plus comprehensive benefits package

Responsibilities:  Bastyr University, a fully accredited institution offering BS, MS and clinical doctorate degrees in the fields of natural health arts and sciences, is looking for a medical librarian to operate and maintain our satellite campus library in San Diego, CA. Under distance supervision of the Director of Library Services, based in Kenmore, WA, the senior librarian will perform basic library operations, plan and teach information literacy sessions, maintain digital resources, plan for and promote the library, and acquire and process instructional materials.

Qualifications:  An MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program is required; a BS degree is highly desirable.  At least 4 years professional librarian experience, 2 or more spent in a medical library environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a variety of databases including PubMed. Excellent collaborative, customer service and organizational skills.  Knowledge of/interest in natural health (complementary and alternative medicine).

Please submit cover letter, resume and references, with job #14-021CA and job title to For additional information see theBastyr University website.

Head of Reference and Research Services

April 25, 2014

Head of Reference and Research Services – Library

University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library

Associate Librarian IV – Librarian II

$59,352 – $79,536 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2014.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a Head of Reference and Research Services to manage the services provided to general and advanced scholars. The Head, Reference and Research Services manages and coordinates a diverse staff of generalists, specialists, and volunteers who provide the services needed for all readers making use of Bancroft’s research collections at the library and online. In addition to serving as a Bancroft liaison to faculty and students conducting research in a variety of fields, the Head supports the campus community through specialized reference service and instructional programs, as well as providing general reference service in Bancroft.


The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities that serves 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty members. The Library is comprised of approximately 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, offering extensive collections in all formats, and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and is an active participant in the California Digital Library (CDL). Discover more about the Library and our initiatives through our website at

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscripts (60,000 linear feet), 8,200,000 photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 300,000 digital images, and 35,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The latter comprises approximately 100,000 volumes ranging from a substantial collection of Egyptian papyri from as early as 2000 B.C. through medieval and early modern manuscripts and books (including more than four hundred incunabula) to important holdings in more recent periods of European, English, and American culture in such diverse fields as modern fine typography, contemporary poetry (concentrating on California poets), and certain major modern British and American authors. Bancroft is also home to four research groups: the Regional Oral History Office; the Mark Twain Papers; the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri; and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. The Rare Books Collection has special emphases on the Enlightenment and on books by and about women from the fifteenth century to the present. It also includes collections of fine bindings, medieval and early modern manuscripts, pamphlets documenting the French Revolution, and African-American literature.


The Head of Reference and Research Services (HRRS) of The Bancroft Library manages an operation supported by twenty-five librarians, library assistants, student library employees, and volunteers, drawn from several units of The Bancroft Library and the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. The HRRS directly manages a staff of five career staff members, approximately three full-time-equivalent student library employees, and two full-time equivalent volunteers. In addition, the HRRS coordinates the staffing of the registration, circulation, and reference desks, drawing on staff of Bancroft’s Public Services Division, librarians and higher-level staff from other administrative units of The Bancroft Library as well as a five-percent assignment from a librarian of the Moffitt Library. Managing such a diverse group of staff from various administrative units and the public requires solid collaborative skills to assure the success of Reference and Research Services at The Bancroft Library.

The HRRS, a senior professional in The Bancroft Library, reports directly to the Deputy Director of The Bancroft Library and is responsible for overseeing the Heller Reading Room, for maintaining appropriate security and correct procedures in the handling of special collections in the Reading Room and seminar rooms, for developing and maintaining public service policies and procedures, planning and coordinating the public face of reader services to the academic community, budgeting Bancroft Reference and Research Services, and directly supervising the staff of Public Services, who have responsibility for operations and services related to the collections and their use by scholars, students, and other readers. The HRRS functions as a general curator for the entire array of Bancroft collections, working collegially with the specialist collection curators and directors of Bancroft research groups, and assuring fulfillment of the standards and goals of The Bancroft Library in its relation to the University community. The incumbent serves as a member of the Bancroft Library Management Advisory Group, the Bancroft Collection Management Group, and other administrative bodies within Bancroft and the University Library.

The HRRS performs a key liaison role within the Library, working closely with Bancroft’s collection curators and research group directors, and with faculty, students, visiting scholars, and other readers, helping to coordinate and schedule with curators and other Bancroft specialists certain exhibitions and faculty-conducted seminars within Bancroft. The incumbent may also be called upon to join campus faculty in conducting seminars in Bancroft’s seminar rooms. The incumbent is also the primary liaison with visiting dignitaries, the staff of the University Library, and public services and reference librarians in other University Library departments and branches. The HRRS plays an active role in University Library committees. The HRRS shares responsibility with other Bancroft staff for Web coordination and exhibitions scheduled for the Bancroft gallery. The HRRS works closely with Bancroft’s other curators in scheduling, preparing, and publicizing exhibitions, lectures, symposia, receptions, and other public events.

The HRRS hires, trains, and manages library assistants and student library employees. These employees maintain the stacks; retrieve and return collections stored remotely; and assemble and service items selected for class use in Bancroft’s several seminar rooms. In consultation with appropriate curators, they retrieve and examine items requested for possible loan to exhibitions within Bancroft, the University Library, and elsewhere. The HRRS trains the reading room staff for the Magnes Collection.

The HRRS (in consultation with the Deputy Director and appropriate curators) also manages the rights and permissions for publication (in all media) of items in all the Bancroft collections, with the exception of rights and permissions related to certain parts of the Magnes Collection, which are supervised by the Magnes Curator.

The HRRS has the responsibility to select works for the reference collections maintained near Bancroft’s reading room that complement the specialized research collections at Bancroft.

The HRRS functions continually as an ambassador of The Bancroft Library in dealing with the Berkeley faculty and students, the general and specialized readers who use Bancroft, the antiquarian book trade, private collectors, other librarians at Berkeley and in the broader professional and donor communities.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally.  Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification Required by Time of Application

•    MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree at the time of application

 Additional Required Qualifications 

  • Three or more years of experience with demonstrated success as a reference librarian in a special collections, rare book, or research library
  • Good knowledge of North American, Latin American, British, and European  literature and cultural history
  • Proficiency in at least one modern European language (Spanish preferred)
  • Two or more years of management and supervisory experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in selecting works appropriate to serve as part of a standing reference collection
  • Experience in coordinating and leading seminars for instruction of students from academic programs
  • Experience in managing rights and permissions for publication based on Bancroft resources
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Exhibit initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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 June 6, 2014 (extended deadline).

Submit applications online at

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.

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:   

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

(510) 642-3778

Collection Development Librarian San Joaquin Delta College

April 10, 2014
Collection Development Librarian
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA
Job Title:Librarian
Opening Date/Time:Fri. 04/04/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$54,302.00 – $101,320.00 Annually
Job Type:Full Time
Location:SJDC, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California
Department:Languages, Library and Learning Resources
Under the general supervision and direction of the Division Dean for Languages, Library, and Learning Resources, the primary responsibility of this position is to perform a wide variety of professional library services, to supervise clerical and student staff, and to instruct in the use of the library and its resources and services.
 Examples of Duties:
  1. Provide reference and information services to students, staff and other library users.
  2. Teach library courses, give lectures on library use and orientation tours to students, and provide library related workshops.
  3. Recommend books, periodicals, audiovisual software, computer software, and other library materials for purchase.
  4. Prepare bibliographies and advise library users of appropriate materials.
  5. Prepare other types of library resource guides for faculty and student use.
  6. Ensure adequate staffing for the Library; develop and revise schedules and arrange for substitutes, as needed
  7. Supervise the organization and management of various library service areas.
  8. Participate in the evaluation of library service areas and functions make recommendations for improved policies, procedures, and services.
  9. Oversee and train library staff including clerical staff, student workers and adjunct faculty
  10. Resolve issues and complaints related to Library services.
  11. Plan, coordinate, promote and oversee Library events and functions.
  12. Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the preparation of new and revised courses and course outlines.
  13. Keep current with new developments and knowledge in appropriate fields of competency, including the Internet, Web page development, and online and database searching and management.
  14. Attend faculty, Division, or other on-campus meetings as required.
  15. Maintain control  of and order equipment, materials, and supplies as assigned
  16. Report to the Division Dean any condition which might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
  17. Schedule a minimum of 35 hours per week for full time assignment on campus as defined in the Master Contract.
  18. Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and Board of Trustees’ Policies and Procedures.
  19. Contribute to the community involvement of the College by participating in one or more of the following types of activities:
  • Delta Speaker’s Bureau;
  • Student Organization Advisor;
  • College Standing Committee;
  • Academic Senate;
  • Faculty Advisor;
  • Advisory Committee;
  • Community Agency Board;
  • Service Club;
  • Officer in professional organization.

20.  Perform such other duties as assigned.

  • Master’s degree in Library Science OR the equivalent, earned doctorate desirable.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a librarian in reference work, course work, and experience in a wide range of professional services.
  • Sensitivity to and demonstrated success working in a diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic environment such as a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience as a librarian, at the postsecondary level, preferably at the Community College.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated wide variety of interests and activities in college, professional and community groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching-learning processes including special familiarity with individualizing instruction; online and database searching and other computerized library applications.
  • Demonstrated skills in understanding, using and teaching online integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical services areas, including cataloging and classification using OCLC.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt strategies and techniques to different levels of students’ ability and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative techniques and equipment.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and desire to stay current in the field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with community groups and the schools in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized and efficient.
  • Demonstrated management skills including coaching and conflict resolution.
  • Desire and willingness to make the educational programs successful.
  • Ability to teach in a large lecture format.
  • Expertise in the use of computers for teaching and management of online course information.
  • Familiarity and ability to teach in a distance learning environment.
  • Ability to teach in a technologically rich environment.
 Supplemental Information:
*There is no closing date for this posting, however first reading of applications will begin April 25, 2014.*

RESOURCE SHARING COORDINATOR – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

April 9, 2014
Resource Sharing comprises document delivery and interlibrary loan, and is a unit within Information Resources. Information Resources & Resource Sharing is responsible for acquiring, describing, sharing and managing information resources in all formats, overseeing the library collections and maintaining the data in library systems including the online catalog and OCLC. Under general supervision, reporting to the Director, this position contributes to the fulfillment of the interlibrary services functions of this unit, as well as contributing to the overall services and programs of Information Resources and the Library. Primary activities of this position include supporting resource sharing activities; supervising the document delivery and interlibrary load services including user relations and customer service; assisting subject librarians in interlibrary loan analysis; overseeing interlibrary loan projects; planning and implementing workflows for document delivery and interlibrary loan needs; and assisting in the interlibrary loan budget process. 

The Library Services Specialist IV level performs the most complex paraprofessional and/or specialized library functions to support library operations and programs. The incumbent in this position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Resource Sharing unit, including both the borrowing and lending functions. This position performs duties requiring advanced operations and technical skills, demonstrates substantial knowledge of general library services with expertise in resource sharing, analyzes and evaluates current developments and trends pertaining to resource sharing. This position operates the Resource Sharing unit with considerable independence and responsibility, contributes to the planning and establishment of policy and procedure, and directly provides lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as, student workers, assigned to the unit.  

(Library Services Specialist IV)  Library Services – Information Resources 
$3,571 – $5,715/mo 
Anticipated hiring range: $4,167 – $4,583/mo 
Open Until Filled  (Review begins: 04/17/2014) 
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103212. 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. 

Part-time Librarian Positions, California State University Northridge

April 7, 2014

Anticipated Part-Time Faculty Openings

California State University Northridge

Department: Oviatt Library/Research, Instruction & Outreach Services (Web Address:

Effective Date of Appointment: August 2014

All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.

Anticipated needs: Full-time and part-time temporary librarian positions (Assistant Librarian Rank) /Research, Instruction & Outreach Services. Appointments by semester.

Current Salary Range: Dependent upon experience and qualifications


Minimum: Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent

degree if granted from outside the United States or Canada.

Required: Demonstrated reference desk service proficiency, preferably in a busy academic library, and enthusiasm for library instruction. Ability and commitment to working with a diverse campus community.

Desirable: Library instruction or teaching experience; experience with electronic resources and applications such as online indexing systems, internet, an integrated library system, and web page development; strong service commitment; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of current trends and issues in librarianship; willingness to serve as needed in a range of library duties, which may include assignments to provide reference and instructional service to a specific subject discipline or program area of specialization such as Education, Business, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences or Physical or Life Sciences and/or lower division composition. Assigned duties may also include the development of access or finding tools and/or processing of specialized or digitized materials; includes evening and weekend hours. Experience in creating learning objects to be embedded within Learning Management Systems such as Moodle is also desirable.

Application Process: Applicants should forward a current resume and a cover letter which designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching and, whenever possible, times available for teaching assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Lynn Lampert/Chair, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Department Application for Temporary Librarian Faculty Position Oviatt LibraryNorthridge, CA 91330-8327

Application Deadline: For Academic Year: April 18, 2014 /For Spring 2015 Semester Only: September 12, 2014


Full job add available at:


April 3, 2014



The Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, seeks up to 2 Librarians who are energetic, creative and service-oriented professionals with experience or knowledge in the various areas of Collection Access and Management Services. Depending on background and experience, the assignment(s) may include some combination of the following areas: collection development, acquisitions, electronic resource management, evaluation of systems and electronic resources, and cataloging. Departmental liaison responsibilities include collection development and management, information literacy instruction, and outreach to students and faculty in life and physical sciences, engineering, arts, humanities, or social sciences. This is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level, with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship. Some evening and weekend work is required. Submit before April 15, 2014 for first consideration.


Visit for the full position description.