Access Service Librarian- Temporary Position – Mount St Mary’s College

August 29, 2014
Access Service Librarian- Temporary Position

About Mount St Mary’s College:

Mount St. Mary’s College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. It is nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders. The Mount also offers a supportive, nurturing environment for faculty and staff and prides itself on its quality working environment.

Mount St. Mary’s College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

Job Description:

Will manage Library Access Services, including Circulation, Stack Maintenance,

Electronic Services, On-line catalog, and Link+, and provide Reference Assistance and Instructions.


  1. Maintain library print collection
  2. Maintain on-line library collections
  3. Provide Reference service
  4. Provide Instruction
  5. Manage Inter-Library Loans
  6. Catalog


Qualifications and Requirements:

Knowledge of library cataloging and circulation procedures, library reference resources, library systems.

Highly organized, able to prioritize, able to understand and trouble-shoot systems problems, able to work independently, use of standard computer software, use of an integrated library computer system, and use of Library of Congress Headings and Scheme.

Copyright expertise and knowledge of emerging technologies.

Will include occasional weekend shifts at the Doheny campus which is located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Experience working in a Library beyond simple Circulation duties.

Master’s in Library and/or Information Science

Background check required by policy

Additional Information:

Work Location:

Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)

Start Date:


Applications Deadline:

Open until filled

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history @

Special Collections Digitization Coordinator, San Jose State University

August 29, 2014

Make San Jose State University Your University of Choice

Special Collections Digitization Coordinator

Job ID: 23039
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Department: University Library

About the Position:
San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library supports the University’s guiding principles of Spartan Pride, Unbounded Learning, Helping and Caring, Agility through Technology, and 21st Century Spaces by facilitating student learning and success, faculty teaching, research and scholarship, community engagement and creative uses of technology. In partnership with the San Jose Public Library, we provide all library users with access to information and learning resources in digital and print formats and foster lifelong learning opportunities for the entire community.

The Library’s Digitization Coordinator works respectfully and cooperatively with employees in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to perform duties under general supervision, but works independently to achieve specified outcomes reporting to the Director of Special Collections, University Library.

This position provides technical planning, implementation, project coordination, problem-solving, and quality control for Special Collections digitization projects. The Digitization Coordinator serves as the department’s liaison to Technical Services, where the majority of the metadata creation takes place, and collaborates with the Head of Cataloging and the Associate Dean of Digital Futures on new digitization projects. This position administers the library’s content management system for digital collections, CONTENTdm, works with the vendor to troubleshoot problems, and implements enhancements that add value to the collection. This position also hires, trains and supervises student assistants, oversees student scheduling and payroll; maintains the online presence of Special Collections; stays abreast of new technologies and integrates them into department practices.

Link to Apply to the Position:


Head of Acquisitions

August 29, 2014

Hiring Range: Associate Librarian – Librarian
$69,331-$90,636 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting November 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a dynamic, user-focused, creative librarian with demonstrated management and acquisitions experience to orchestrate the acquisition and delivery of a robust digital and print collection to the Library’s research, teaching, and student community.

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 a faculty of 1,500. 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.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) & Director for Collections, the Head of Acquisitions (Head) provides leadership for all acquisitions activities with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Acquisitions Department consists of five units: Ordering & Receiving, Electronic Resources, Periodicals Receiving, Gifts & De-acquisitions, and Exchange. There are 13-15 FTE career staff and about 12 students in the department. The unit leaders report directly to the Head and supervise the staff and students in their functional areas.

The Head of Acquisitions works collaboratively with library colleagues to holistically assess the collection to identify its strengths and weaknesses, evaluate approval and other purchase and exchange plans, analyze operating procedures and make recommendations to improve efficiency, and identify and develop expenditure and usage data to support choices and approaches for local and UC-wide collection development. S/he will develop training workshops on acquisitions processes for subject selectors and other staff, and provide oversight for the gathering and maintenance of various statistics.

Working with the AUL & Director for Collections and others, the Head will take the lead in creating and managing the collections budget. This process includes: budget analysis and projections; annual allocations to individual funds and for collaborative purchases; communication with selectors to ensure on-track spending; reconciliation of expenditures; executing fiscal close; and reconciling collections expenditures with the campus financial system.

The UC Berkeley Library participates in consortial agreements with libraries of the University of California system and a significant portion of digital acquisitions are purchased through the California Digital Library. Other collaborative collection agreements are in effect with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University. The Head of Acquisitions ensures that departmental activities support these and any future collaborations.

The Head is a contributing member on the fund coordinators group that provides oversight of various collections funds, as well as on the Collection Services Council that develops collection policies and strategies for the benefit of the library overall. S/he will also join relevant local and UC-wide groups. The Head of Acquisitions will collaborate with the Head of Catalog & Metadata Services to ensure a seamless workflow as materials move through the entire range of technical processes.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the librarian series is based in part on 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 Qualification:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Two years experience managing serial, monograph, and electronic resource acquisitions across all formats
  • Two years managerial and supervisory experience
  • Two years experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with selectors, vendors, and content providers

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the national and international publisher and vendor marketplace for scholarly research materials
  • Excellent understanding of acquisitions technology, including integrated library systems, vendor databases, and open url resolvers in local and consortial environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in a collaborative environment and the ability to work effectively with diverse staff, to work independently and as a team member
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training workshops to staff and librarians
  • Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources including familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues
  • Experience in consortial purchasing
  • Experience with current and emerging information systems in the acquisition domain (e.g. electronic resources management systems, ingesting vendor records, etc.)

In conformance with University of California policy, continuing employment will be contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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 development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted 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 September 29, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

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: Submit applications online at

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778

Digital Scholarship Librarian – Claremont Colleges Library (CA)

August 29, 2014

Digital Scholarship Librarian – Claremont Colleges Library (CA)


Come to sunny Southern California and support digital scholarship!


The Claremont Colleges Library seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) dedicated to promoting the vital role of scholarly communication in the liberal arts context. We provide innovative, engaging, and responsive services to support digital scholarly communications. The library collects, builds, and connects the resources that the faculty and students need to advance teaching, learning, and research at the Claremont Colleges.

Scholarly Communication Platforms

Acts as the primary contact for Scholarship@Claremont, to ensure the rapid development and sustainability of this digital publishing platform
Trains and supervises staff and student workers on populating the institutional repository and creating metadata
Evaluates user needs in scholarly communications and Claremont Colleges Library publications? tests new tools, platforms, and software with a view to potential deployment? stays current on tools, trends, and methods to enhance resources and services
Provides support for digital publishing using bepress Digital Commons
Investigates the use of WordPress, Omeka, Open Journal Systems, Scalar, and other related software
Collaborates with other librarians to coordinate selection of digital content and services in relation to Open Educational Resources initiatives

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Supports faculty and students by providing guidance, advice, and resources on copyright issues and intellectual property rights management
Develops and maintains tools, resources, and educational programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns, among faculty and students
Provides authors and scholars assistance with obtaining copyright permissions
Serves as a resource on licensing issues for faculty and students

Digital Humanities and New Modes of Scholarship

Supports scholars’ use of standard digital scholarship tools and methods, such as text scanning, optical character recognition, text analysis, data visualization, and geographic information systems (GIS)
Supports scholars’ use of citation metrics and altmetrics
Creates deep connections between the library and the emerging intercollegiate Digital Humanities initiative
Develops connections with the emerging intercollegiate Center for Pedagogy and Educational Technology initiative to define and develop the Library’s role in supporting digital scholarship as a key tool in teaching, learning and research
Represents the library’s digital scholarship resources and services in other key intercollegiate initiatives, such as EnviroLab Asia

Documentation and Communication

Develops policies, procedures, and best practices for the institutional repository, Open Access fund, researcher IDs, and the electronic theses and dissertations deposit program
Communicates frequently and effectively with the Claremont Colleges’ community about scholarly communication issues, especially regarding the importance of open access, research visibility, data curation, and digital preservation, through in-person meetings, presentations, publications, reports, web pages, and LibGuides
Communicates research, expertise, and lessons-learned by presenting and publishing information within the library, to the Claremont Colleges, and to the larger scholarly community
Participates in local, regional, national, and international professional associations by presenting, publishing, and attending conferences
Collaborates with subject and college liaison librarians in Claremont’s Research, Teaching, and Learning Services division to build partnerships with campus constituents related to scholarly communication and open education materials
Coordinates digital scholarly communication engagement in library publications, exhibitions, programs and events

Outreach and Marketing

Participates in outreach and promotional events; maintains web presence for digital scholarship services; utilizes social media for communications, publicity, and marketing
Collaborates closely with librarians to incorporate and promote digital information literacy in instruction and reference services
Collaborates closely with librarians, faculty, staff, and students on assessment and on information resource acquisition and management activities in relation to scholarly communications

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Access Services/Instruction Librarian

August 29, 2014

Access Services/Instruction Librarian 

Touro University California


Touro University California, a rapidly growing university offering graduate programs in health sciences and education, has an excellent opportunity for an Access Services/Instruction Librarian on our Mare Island campus. The university is part of the Touro College and University System and is located on the northern tip of San Francisco Bay in Vallejo, California. Touro University California is an independent, non‐profit Jewish‐ sponsored institution. It has 1,403 students in three graduate professional colleges (Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Education and Health Sciences).


POSITION DESCRIPTION: is not intended to cover every work assignment a position may have. Rather, they cover the broad responsibilities of the position.


Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, manages the Library’s circulation desk and the Library’s circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and stacks functions. Hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants. Working with another librarian, provides instruction and reference to the College of Pharmacy and the Public Health and Physician Assistant Programs and selects for and maintains library resources for this college and programs. Also participates in general library instruction and reference and in the overall promotion and development of the Library and its services.


REPORTS TO: Director of Library


RESPONSIBILITIES: are those work assignments which are predominant, regular and recurring.

• Hires, trains, schedules and supervises student assistants to provide excellent and welcoming circulation and information service and appropriate referrals. On call for questions from student assistants during evening and weekend hours.

• Supervises and manages the Library’s course reserves; trains and oversees student assistants in processing materials for the reserve collection.

• Supervises and manages the Library’s Circulation Desk and circulation operation; handles access privileges for all students, faculty, adjunct faculty and staff; oversees the management of the library stacks.

• Trains, oversees, and serves as a resource to the library assistant in the processing of interlibrary loan/document delivery using OCLC, DOCLINE, and Clio. Assists with the processing of interlibrary loan requests as required by workflow. Proposes and monitors the annual ILL budget. Compiles and analyzes ILL statistics. Suggests collection purchases or licensing based on ILL transactions.

• Manages the circulation and reserve functions and files on the Innovative Interfaces Sierra system including loan rules, patron records, library hours, holds working with the Touro‐wide III Sierra coordinator as needed.

• Prepares annual budget request for student assistants. Manages annual budget allocations for work study and regular payroll students. Reviews and approves timesheets for work study and payroll student assistants. Coordinates with TUC Financial Aid Office as needed.

• Working with another librarian, provides library assistance, instruction, and support including orientations, class instruction, reference, and online aids to students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff in the College of Pharmacy (COP) and in the Physician Assistant (PA) and Public Health (PH) Programs.

• Working with the other subject librarian, identifies, selects and maintains monographs and media materials in support of COP and the PA and PH Programs.

•  Representing the curriculum and research needs of COP, PA, and PH, in conjunction with the other librarians and Library Director, participates in the Library process for the selection, purchase and renewal of databases and journals.

• Provides general reference and instruction service. May be required to work evening hours.

• Participates in discussion, decision‐making, and other efforts related to the promotion and functioning of the Library and library services.

• Serves as back‐up to the Electronic Resources Librarian to ensure timely and accurate activation,

maintenance, and troubleshooting of access to the Library’s electronic resources and website.

• Working with the Library Director and the TUC Rabbi, plans, finalizes and amends if needed semester library hours. Posts and otherwise publicizes library hours.

• Working with the Library Director, assists with Library maintenance, changes to the Library physical plant and layout and related service orders to the TUC IT Department and TUC Facilities


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable): should reflect who the employee is supervising and what the expectations are.


QUALIFICATION(S): is the Education, Training and/or related experience needed by the person to perform the job.

• Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises the student assistants who staff the TUC Library Circulation Desk.



• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program.

• Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrate a strong service orientation

• To be a flexible and productive team member

• To keep abreast of new technologies and changes in areas of responsibility



• Previous work experience in a library preferably in a college or university setting

• Experience with an integrated library system

• Library instruction experience

• Experience with web technologies and electronic resources

• Reference experience

• Previous access services experience or public service experience

• Work experience and/or educational background related to pharmacy and/or health sciences


CORE COMPETENCIES: identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.


• Is able to provide very good management and supervision of the operations reporting to this position including exercising sound judgment; interpretation and application of library policies; timely upkeep of circulation and reserve data; prompt and courteous response to patron requests; detailed knowledge of applicable Sierra modules; OCLC resource sharing, Clio and DOCLINE; ability to meet deadlines and multiple demands, and exercise quality control over assigned access services functions.

• Maintains an excellent command of print and electronic library resources for the College of Pharmacy and the Physician Assistant and Public Health Programs, as well as a good command of other library and electronic resources relevant to the Touro University California curriculum

• Provides clear, well‐organized subject‐oriented library instruction appropriate to a particular class or program as well as general library instruction

• Maintains currency of new library resources in assigned subject fields, exercises good judgment about their applicability for Touro University California and makes sound decisions regarding their selection and de‐selection.

• Maintains currency about electronic resources implementation and maintenance in order to serve as back‐up to the Electronic Resources Librarian when needed.

• Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrates excellent productivity, organizational skills, attention to detail.

• Demonstrates effective and productive team work with others

• Demonstrates reliability, flexibility, and initiative in carrying out specific job responsibilities and as member of the TUC Faculty

• Is an able trainer and supervisor of student employees

• Demonstrates a strong customer orientation

• Demonstrates sound computer skills including MS Office, web and digital resource technologies


Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Letters of application, resume, and 3 references should be directed to:


Search Committee


Subject: Your Name, Access Services/Instruction Librarian or Mail: Touro University California

1310 Club Drive Vallejo, CA 94592


For more information please visit our website


Touro University California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Touro is a system of Jewish‐sponsored non‐profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida.


Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:


E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian

August 18, 2014

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, proactive, and user-oriented professional for the position E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services (ERDS) Librarian to develop the Libraries’ role in the research and publication lifecycle of digital resources. Reporting to the Head of the Collection Development Department, the incumbent will serve as Head of the E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Unit and will be a member of the Collection Development Department.

The E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Unit is being formed within the Collection Development Department to capitalize on digital services offered locally and throughout the UC system to assist in the research, publication, and teaching missions of the University. The Unit will perform outreach, advertise, educate, and collaborate with faculty and researchers directly, and through the assistance and education of subject liaisons across all library departments.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Apply via UC Recruit at: Applications received by September 15, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Information Specialist – California Lutheran University

August 14, 2014
Job Title: Information Specialist Grade:  4
Division/Department: ISS Job Function:         Administrative
Date:                       8/7/14 FLSA: Exempt


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Library Services, this Information Specialist position provides support for the research needs of the Universities diverse faculty and staff.  This position also oversees and coordinates the document delivery services and is responsible for implementing policies and maintaining systems to provide an efficient document delivery service. The Information Specialist promotes the Library as the intellectual center of the campus community and develops events to advertise library’s new initiatives. The position also serves as the Library’s primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services.


  • Serves as the library liaison to the CLU community in marketing the library’s new initiatives, services and resources related to scholarly communication and document delivery. E
  • Develops policies and implements best practices in topics related to scholarly communication including research, copyright, the public domain, open access and user privacy. Provides assistance to faculty and the library staff on trends and issues relevant to the dynamic scholarly publishing landscape, author rights and open access publishing. E
  • Serves as the Library’s primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services; provides tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge and awareness of copyright requirements; utilizes Copyright Clearance Center and SIPX services. E
  • Collaborates with the University’s Office of Sponsored Research and Projects, and the Festival of Scholars to provide support for the student’s research needs; plans and coordinates the library staff efforts in this area. E
  • Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the document delivery/interlibrary loan services and maintains the OCLC WorldShare ILL system. E
  • Monitors and coordinates the work of the student assistants in the document delivery team. E
  • Contributes to the development of the University’s information resources by acting as a liaison with respective departments; evaluates the collection with respect to the curriculum, and makes decisions for purchase or provision of access in assigned subject areas. E
  • Provides information literacy instruction, quick reference, bibliographical guidance and response to complex research problems in designated subject areas. Writes and maintains Internet subject resource guides in support of the curriculum in selected disciplines. E
  • Assists with institutional repository of scholarly and creative works, digitization projects and digital preservation initiatives. E
  • Manages the Pearson Library’s web presence including website and social media accounts; maintains and updates the library webpages on a regular basis. E
  • Assists with planning and implementing digitization projects and digital preservation programs. E
  • Assists with institutional repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the California Lutheran University.  E
  • Maintains and reports usage statistics to track borrowed and loaned items; tracks, maintains and reports quarterly items loaned to California Public Libraries for reimbursement credit by the California State Library. E
  • Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates student assistants. E
  • Collaborates with Collection Development and Acquisition services. E
  • Other related duties and assigned

E = Essential Duties


  • Scholarly publishing landscape, including legal issues, Open Access, and author rights
  • Knowledge of OCLC WorldShare/WMS operating systems and applications
  • Library research resources and effective delivery of such
  • Library lending policies and fees of hundreds of lending libraries
  • Cost effective shipping and delivery systems
  • Copyright issues in an academic library
  • Institutional repository trends and best practices
  • Standards and practices of document delivery in an academic library
  • Library and Information Science theory, policies and procedures
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Operation of a computer and assigned library and office equipment
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Best practices in archive storage, retrieval and preservation


  • Provide leadership, initiative, and creativity
  • Plan and deliver  workshops, presentations, and classes
  • Cultivate effective partnerships with faculty and staff as well as with the public
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  •   Report accurately to entities within and outside CLU
  •   Process a high volume of work and meet deadlines
  •   Negotiate reciprocal relationships with other lending libraries
  •   Organize and develop work flow procedures
  •   Cultivate a peer relationship with faculty liaisons
  •   Communicate complex concepts effectively both orally and in writing
  •   Perform qualitative and quantitative research
  •   Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others both within ISS and the


  •   Operate a computer and applicable software
  •   Work effectively with constant interruptions


Any combination equivalent to: A Master’s degree in Library Science or related field and two years of experience in an academic library or research institute or a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and four years of experience in an academic library or research institute.


Two years of experience working with scholarly communication issues

Experience working with institutional repository platforms

Demonstrated expertise with copyright

Experience using Automated Library Systems





Office environment with constant interruptions and multiple projects.


Seeing to read appropriate written correspondence and a variety of materials; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting moderately heavy objects; climbing stepladders to retrieve materials; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to retrieve materials.

Completed Application Packet includes:

• CLU Application

• Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job

• Resume


Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email, or mail to:


California Lutheran University

Human Resources, MC1100

60 W. Olsen Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Evening Circulation Supervisor – California Lutheran University

August 14, 2014


Job Title: Evening Circulation Supervisor Grade:  3
Division/Department: ISS Job Function:         Staff
Date:                       7/30/2014 FLSA: Non-Exempt


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Library Services, the Evening Circulation Supervisor works with the Public Services team to provide frontline service to library patrons. This position oversees the evening operations of the library’s circulation and information commons (IC) services. The evening circulation supervisor will assist with document delivery, interlibrary loan services and work in collaboration with the manager of scholarly communication.


  • Delivers front line service to library patrons in the evening hours. Directs library visitors to appropriate service points; provides directions to campus locations outside the library; resolves patron disputes in a tactful and fair manner. E
  • Maintains patron records in the library’s automated system, Online Computer Library Center’s  (OCLC) WorldShare Management Services (WMS); charges and discharges materials in the library system; assists patrons with locating items held in the library; collects fines/fees and updates WMS and Datatel systems to reflect payments; performs nightly closing tasks. E
  • Assists with hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating the performance of student assistants. Prepares and alternates leading student training meetings. Develops and continually updates training materials for student assistants utilizing Blackboard, learning management system. Check and approve student time cards. E
  • Assists library patrons with basic walk-in Help Desk requests. Contacts the Help Desk via AIM when appointments arrive or when a patron needs further assistance. Directs patrons to online support such as password reset forms or help desk email address for service requests received after-hours; assists patrons with using the photocopy machines, reader/printers, audiovisual and computer equipment.  E
  • Coordinates and schedules the library conference, lab, and study rooms utilizing LibCal, the online room scheduling system. Coordinates and troubleshoots issues related to LibCal with the vendor, Springshare. Maintains updated room reservation usage statistics; resolves and refers any scheduling conflicts to the Assistant Director as needed. E
  • Processes Course Reserve materials utilizing WMS. Maintains and updates reserve shelf and ensures that the materials are available in a timely manner. Maintains course reserve usage statistics and in collaboration with the Manager of Scholarly Communications, ensures compliance with copyright laws as they pertain to course reserves. E
  • Supervises the Information Commons during the evening hours (reference assistance, LibChat, IC student assistant supervision). Assists with the training of the Information Commons student assistants. E
  • Assists with iPad distribution and inform students of iPad use policy. Trains Circulation Desk assistants on handling iPad checkouts and returns. E
  • Provides assistance with document delivery services and directs and supervises the student assistant in this department. E
  • Applies and removes holds on delinquent library patron accounts; handles and processes daily library cash transactions; coordinates the student assistant tasks of shelf-reading and missing item searches. E
  • Maintains updated library hours for the website, handouts, and on the telephone voice recording. Creates a new schedule annually based upon the class and holiday schedules for the university. E
  • Ensures library security by maintaining ongoing communication with Campus Safety. Communicates any changes in the library closing times to Campus Safety and follows outlined procedures. Works with Campus Safety as building coordinator for Pearson Library and Preus Brandt Forum. E
  • Communicates updates regarding outstanding patron questions and student assistant progress from the evening shift via daily update emails to the Public Services Coordinator. Briefly meets in the time that the shifts overlap to communicate and follow up on updates verbally. E
  • Assists with circulation policy and procedure enforcement and formulation.
  • Oversees access to and ensure compliance with campus polices and external agreements with respect to the use of the Educational and Psychological Test Collections. E
  • Performs other duties as required to support the mission and function of the department/division.

         E = Essential Duties



  • University organization, operations, policies, and objectives
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment
  • Standards of practice for circulation services in an academic library
  • Effective supervision techniques
  • Library online catalog and circulation systems
  • Computer operating systems and productivity software
  • Emergency procedures
  • Word processing, database, publishing, and spreadsheet software; Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Principles and procedures of records management
  • Principles and practices of business communication
  • Principles and practices of customer service and public relations
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.



  • Interpret and apply general administrative and departmental policies and procedures
  • Coordinate daily operations of busy public service desks
  • Direct the work of student assistants
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training program for student workers
  • Accurately maintain patron information in an integrated library catalog
  • Expeditiously process course reserve materials
  • Interpret and apply copyright regulations
  • Protect confidential information
  • Maintain library stacks in good order
  • Account for library cash receipts
  • Compile usage statistics
  • Provide courteous customer service
  • Interpret library and university policies to resolve patron disputes
  • Work effectively with other members of the ISS staff
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Work effectively with constant interruptions
  • Stay current in trends and practices in access services
  • Evaluate current services and recommend new services
  • Respond quickly, effectively, and appropriately to urgent/emergency situations
  • Work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekend 


Any combination equivalent:  A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and two years of responsible support experience in an academic library environment, or a Library Technical Assistant Certificate/Library Certification and two years genera clerical/customer service experience including one year of supervisory experience or training.


Experience in higher education

Academic library experience

Cash management experience

Experience with document delivery/interlibrary loan services





Office environment; constant interruptions; the position requires working one hour late during finals (six weeks per year), flexibility to adjust work schedule during special schedules and during the summer (summer work hours are typically 1pm-10pm Sunday through Thursday.) Typical schedule is 3PM – 12AM, Sunday – Thursday.


Seeing to read appropriate written correspondence and a variety of materials; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting moderately heavy objects; climbing stepladders to retrieve materials; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to retrieve materials.

Completed Application Packet includes:

•CLU Application

•Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job



Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email, or mail to:


California Lutheran University

Human Resources, MC1100

60 W. Olsen Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Part-Time Reference Librarian – Copley Library (USD)

August 11, 2014

Title: Part-Time Reference Librarian

Department:  Copley Library                                     

Staff Part-Time

Job IRC#14587


Job Description:

Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff.  The part-time reference librarian will be responsible for providing both in-person and online reference assistance during assigned shifts at the reference services desk. This position requires flexibility in scheduling and will include some late afternoon (3-6 pm) and evening (6-9 pm) shifts. This is an hourly position with the possibility of a maximum of 12 hours per week. This position reports directly to the Head of Reference Services.


This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of May 22, 2015.



•ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.

•Experience providing reference services in an academic library.

•Experience teaching the effective use of online and print research resources.


Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience providing reference services via chat, email, text message, and other virtual methods.

•Experience using the LibAnswers online reference services platform.


Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.



Salary: $21.00 per hour


Hours: A maximum of 12 per week


Closing date: Open Until Filled


Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.


The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.


Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Resident Archivist – The Autry National Center of the American West

August 11, 2014

Resident Archivist

  • The Autry National Center of the American West is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry Institute supports path breaking scholarship through access to the collections of the Libraries and Archives of the Autry and its two research libraries, the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine the contemporary human condition through the lens of the historical Western experience and explore critical issues in society.
  • The Libraries and Archives of the Autry seeks a Resident Archivist for a one-year appointment to serve as part of the inaugural Institute of Museum and Library Services-supported L.A. as Subject Residency Program. The L.A. as Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student, with an interest in pursuing a career in archives, to learn from professionals and scholars in the field and gain experience in community archives.


Specific duties will include:

o    An initial three-month supervised archival project at the Libraries and Archives of the Autry.

o    Three, three-month rotations at L.A. as Subject member archive locations.

o    Hands-on experience working at community and neighborhood-based archives and enabling residents to share their archival expertise.

o    Hands-on archival work experience in multiple institutional environments.

o    Practical experience with policy and procedural decisions in archival institutions.

o    Teaching experience, and assistance with professional development and networking among professionals.


The successful candidate will have:

o    Basic understanding of archival principles.

o    Strong written and oral communication skills.

o    The ability to work independently as well as with colleagues and archives users from diverse backgrounds.

o    Capability to manage multiple priorities calmly and effectively and meet deadlines.

o    A strong public service orientation and the ability to work in collegial, collaborative and diverse environments.

o    Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

o    Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility.

o    Strong interest in Los Angeles history and community- and neighborhood-based archives.

o    Ability to travel to work in multiple locations across the Los Angeles county.

o    Ability to bend, twist and the ability to regularly lift 40 lbs.


Additional Qualifications:

o    Required education: ALA accredited MLIS degree or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science completed since May 2012.

o    Considerable specialized knowledge of contemporary archival and records management principles and practices.

o    Knowledge or background in preservation management.

o    Demonstrated interpersonal, project management, analytical and research skills.

o    Requires computer skills and ability to work with electronic records and databases.

o    Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation.

This is a full-time, one year fixed term position and is eligible for employee benefits. Employee benefits include health, dental, retirement, and discounts to a wide variety of area events and attractions.

About L.A. as Subject

Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.

Salary: $40,000.00 annually


To apply:

Please mail or e-mail your résumé and letter of interest to:

Valerie Nelson
Human Resources
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

The Autry National Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.