Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services – Fielding Graduate University

May 23, 2014

Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services

Posted/Updated: 3/7/2014

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Position: Regular, Full Time
Salary Range: $48,000-$55,000 per year
FLSA Status: Exempt

Applications will be accepted for consideration until it is filled


Fielding Graduate University is a premier distributed learning institution and the best graduate school for adult learners. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, the full time position of Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, is positioned to play a unique institutional role in designing, developing and evaluating forward thinking library instruction and virtual reference services for distance learners. We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented candidate to identify new and creative ways to enhance student learning and research skills.

The Librarian provides group and one-on-one instruction using web conferencing software, to a geographically dispersed community of faculty and mid-career graduate students (mostly doctoral). The librarian creates current instructional content including original tutorials, recorded sessions, LibGuides and slide and video presentations. The librarian promotes awareness of library instruction services to faculty and students and explores, develops, promotes, and evaluates innovative online tools and services.

The Librarian demonstrates excellent customer service and provides both quick and in-depth reference service via email, telephone, chat, teleconferencing, or in-person. The Librarian also oversees document delivery service and takes on additional special projects as assigned. The Librarian also maintains current awareness of database interface changes, distance learning tools and overall developments in library instruction best practices.

Candidates will have:

  • Excellent public service and communication skills
  • Knowledge of different learning styles, especially problem-based or activity-based learning
  • Subject area expertise in the social sciences
  • Ability to contact and interact with library database vendor technical support teams
  • Ability to work across Windows and Mac platforms
  • Ability to be flexible with projects and work on multiple projects both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills


The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related graduate degree. In addition, applicants must have the ability to provide top notch instruction using web based media to our graduate students. If you are an excellent presenter with a service oriented approach we encourage you to apply.

We welcome recent graduates that are excited about developing a long term career in Library Services at the graduate university level to apply. Although preference will be given to candidates with the some or all of the following:

  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Experience with library web applications such as link resolvers and modern discovery systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, Ezproxy, OpenURL resolvers, metasearch engines)
  • Web conferencing, multi-media authoring programs, online learning platforms, HTML, presentation software , and web and video creation tools
  • Understanding mobile technology and its application in online instruction
  • Applying adult learning theory

Application Instructions

To apply for this opportunity click here or follow the link below. Make sure to have your employment history, educational information, and professional references readily available so that you may input this information into the application. All applicants will also be required to upload their resume and cover letter as one document in the application resume upload field. The application takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and the system will not save your information until you fully complete and submit the application. Upon completion, applicants will receive confirmation by email. An employment offer is contingent upon the positive outcome of a background check including a criminal history and educational degree verification.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice, the principles and practice of diversity and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. We offer a friendly, professional environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  Fielding employees enjoy a friendly, professional environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, generous vacation leave, medical/dental/vision insurances, FSA accounts, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, retirement contributions after one year of service as well as other benefits.


To apply visit:


Librarian – Kern Community College District

May 20, 2014

Kern Community College District





Under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Affairs and in collaboration with other librarians, this position shall provide reference and information services to students and staff; provide library instruction in a variety of settings; use current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties; develop and maintain the Library’s electronic and print collection. This position may: instruct students in credit courses; develop, coordinate and assess library instruction and information competency programs for students and faculty; develop and coordinate programs to promote library resources and services to students.


General Responsibilities:


• Provide library reference service to students and staff, including suggestions for search strategies and guidance in the use of electronic, web-based, and print resources


• Provide information competency instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations


• Collaborate with librarians to develop surveys and measures to assess library services, resources, and collections


• Collaborate with classroom faculty to integrate library research and information retrieval skills in their courses


• Design and produce research guides, tutorials and other instructional resources in both print and electronic formats


• Serve on College governance committees


• Other duties as assigned




The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.


Knowledge and Abilities:


• Experience with reference service


• Ability to deliver and promote library services and instruction through the use of new library technologies and social media


• Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with new and experienced users


• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing


• Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals


• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a college setting


Education and Experience 



Master’s in library science, or library and information science;



– The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.



– A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.


Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.


Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.


Position Number: 01007


Posting Date: 05/14/2014


Open Until Filled: Yes


Position Type: Contract Academic


Minimum Salary: $47,798.81 annually


Maximum Salary: $107,319.17 annually (maximum entry level is $77,097.52)


College/Site: Bakersfield College


Location: BC-Main Campus



Special Instructions to Applicants 


First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.


Completed application packet must include:


• Completed Online Application for Employment form

• Current resume

• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)

• Statement of personal philosophy of teaching

• Copies of legible transcripts

• Copy of sample syllabi

• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form


Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.


To apply, visit


As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.





Librarian – Full Time, Tenure Track – Rio Hondo College

May 15, 2014

Rio Hondo College has an opening for a full-time librarian.
Full-Time, 10 month. Tenure Track Position
Position Number: 14-35
Closing Date: June 6, 2014
Starting Date: August 22, 2014

Rio Hondo College seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, collegial, knowledgeable, creative, and innovative librarian to join our library team. Responsibilities are varied and will include several areas from the following: instruction, reference, online and print resources, systems, technical services, acquisitions, cataloging, outreach to faculty, emerging technologies, participation in College and Library committees, special projects and reports, as well as other duties, as assigned.

Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at to see the faculty salary schedule.
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science
A valid California Community College Librarian Credential
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline, knowledge of instructional needs of community college students
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment.
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date.

Professional librarian experience in a community college library.

Under the general direction and supervision of the area dean, conduct a full range of library services. All tenure track faculty participate in: reference, collection development, library instruction, curriculum development, and special projects. In addition, each tenure track faculty member has responsibility for one or more of the following areas: reference coordination; instruction coordination; collection development; periodicals; technical services; and the professional activities normally expected of community college faculty as described by Board Policy and California Educational Code, and additional duties as assigned. This position may require a combination of day and evening assignments. The successful candidate should have: a knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students; the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration in a collegial environment; commitment to innovation and excellence; demonstrated communication skills; flexibility and initiative in a changing environment; the ability to work well in team situations.

●The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.

●Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.

●As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official Livescan agency.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, due to a disability, please notify the Office of Human Resources.

A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

A complete application will consist of:
1. District Application Form
2. Resume
3. Answers to Supplemental Questionnaire
4. Unofficial copies of Transcripts

Library Assistant – The Contra Costa County Library

May 5, 2014
Job Title: Library Assistant – Journey Level
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/09/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $17.24 – $22.02 Hourly
$1,379.37 – $1,761.51 Biweekly
$2,988.63 – $3,816.60 Monthly
$35,863.56 – $45,799.20 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Contra Costa County, California

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The Position  Supplemental Questions


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

Library Assistant – Journey Level positions may be assigned to the Sheriff’s Department detention library facilities: Martinez Detention Facility, West County Detention Facility in Richmond and the Marsh Creek Detention Facility in Clayton. These positions maintain browsing libraries in the detention facilities which allow inmates to obtain direct library services such as locating specific title, authors, or subject areas. Responsibilities include: sorting, packing and unpacking shipments between library branches; coordinating periodic contests; recording and submitting statistics; preparing book selections, loading into book carts and delivering to inmate housing units. Individuals assigned to the Sheriff’s Department must have the ability to establish and maintain interpersonal skills to effectively and tactfully deal and work closely with custody staff and inmates. A permanent job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a thorough Office of the Sheriff’s background investigation. The employment list established by this examination may remain in effect for twelve (12) months.

 Typical Tasks:
  • Answers general reference and information questions
  • Assists patrons in selecting and locating specific titles
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the catalogue
  • Processes new library materials
  • Processes interbranch loans
  • Assists at the circulation desk, including checking books in and out, issuing library cards, and calculating and collecting fines
  • Assists in planning and presenting library programs
  • May be responsible for opening and/or closing a branch library according to established schedules
  • In the Detention Library System, trains and supervises inmate workers; sorts, packs and unpacks shipments between library branches; coordinates periodic contests; records and submits statistics; prepares book selections, loads into book carts and delivers to inmate housing units.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience Options: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
One (1) year full-time or its equivalent of varied technical work experience in a public library andpossession of either 1) 60 semester or 90 quarter unit 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;
Two (2) years full-time or its equivalent of para-professional experience in a public library which must have included readers advisory and information services and bibliographic searching.



ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THE DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THIS POSITION AND APPLY ONLY IF THEY CLEARLY MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STATED ABOVE. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Applications received without completed supplemental questionnaire and the required official or unofficial college/university transcripts, will not be accepted..

 Selection Process:
1. Application Filing: Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources, or, a completed Contra Costa County application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be received or postmarked by the closing date/time listed above. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. An application may be obtained by visiting our office at 651 Pine St., 2nd floor, Martinez, CA 94553, or the County Application can be received by visiting our website at the web link listed above. To view the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.

2. 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.

3. 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%)