Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology – Loyola Marymount University

November 24, 2014

Position Opening

Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology

November 24, 2014

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University seeks an energetic, user-oriented public services librarian to serve as Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology.  This individual will provide high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU Community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s Theological Studies and related programs.  The successful candidate must have a degree, background, or interest in Theology or a related field and be willing to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This librarian serves as the lead provider of information literacy instruction and web-based research material in support of undergraduate and graduate students in Theological Studies and related programs. Additionally, this librarian works on the Information Desk, participates in virtual reference, and assists with Reference Department projects, assessment, and decision-making. The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services.


Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves 5,950 undergraduates and nearly 2,000 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and Education.   The library seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.   The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area.


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





  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program or related field
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate, background, or demonstrated interest in Theology or a related field.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).  Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.
  • Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment, including faculty and students with diverse religious and cultural belief systems.



  • Two years of experience providing theology- or religion-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with theology information resources, including tools such as ATLA Religion Index, ATLA Catholic Periodical & Literature Index, Old Testament Abstracts, the Vatican Web site, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing theology and religious studies collections.
  • Passing knowledge of one or more of these foreign languages: Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, German or Italian.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of reference and information services.



Applicants should submit the following materials:


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


Applications will be reviewed as they come in.


Inquiries should be addressed to:


Elisa Slater Acosta, Instruction Coordinator (Search Chair)

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, MS 8200

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659



Director of Online Strategy

November 24, 2014

The University of California, Davis, Library is recruiting a Director of Online Strategy to lead central elements of the Library’s transformed mission to advance research and teaching in the modern digital and networked environment. The director will be in charge of strategy, development, operation, and assessment of online efforts to deliver content, services, and expertise. We seek someone who will help define what it means to be a successful research library in the 21st century; shares our belief that scholarly information and cultural heritage materials should be easy to find, easy to share, and a pleasure to use; is experienced with improving the experience of online services and digital content; and appreciates the research and educational needs of faculty and students. Salary: $96,929 to $174,500.

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit Requisition Number 03012876.  The position is open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Engineering Librarian – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

November 18, 2014
The Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks an enterprising, collaborative, user-focused professional to join us in a tenure-track faculty position as Engineering Librarian. We are looking for someone who embraces the learn-by-doing culture of our institution, who will provide dynamic, comprehensive, and meaningful support to the College of Engineering through innovation and collaboration, and who understands the important roles that data, information and communication play in the future of engineering practice and scholarship.

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

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

# 103469 – Engineering Librarian
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Open Until Filled
(Review begins 1-12-15)

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete a required online faculty application, applying to requisition #103469 (direct link to the job posting: Please attach to your application a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review Begin Date: January 12, 2015.
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.

Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian – Contra Costa County Library

November 15, 2014

FINAL FILING DATE: November 21, 2014




Monthly Salary Range $4,066-$5,192



The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting Librarians for a variety of responsible and challenging library service assignments. Contra Costa County encourages interested candidates to consider this exceptional career opportunity withone of the Bay Area’s most progressive and respected libraries. Permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and permanent intermittent (substitute) vacancies may be filled from the results of this examination. Initial assignments may be as a Youth Services Librarian, Adult or Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian.


New Librarians receive training in all aspects of the County Library’s operation, services and programs, as well as in-depth training in their specific assignment. Promotional opportunities are available to Library Specialist, CommunityLibrary Manager, and Senior Community Library Manager.


The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million.


Applicants in the last semester or quarter of obtaining the required educational degree may complete the county application for Librarian, and if hired, start as Librarian Trainee ($3,817/month) prior to completion of the degree. LibrarianTrainee is the trainee level in the professional librarian series and is flexibly staffed with the classification of Librarian.


The employment list established from this examination may remain in effect for one (1) year.




License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during theapplication process.


Education: Possession of a graduate degree from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.



  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meetthe minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit ourwebsite to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate to select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, Ca. The Board will evaluate candidates in job – related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on theemployment list. (Weighted 100%)


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



OPEN ONLY: 11/17/2014 EB/MT                                                                                                                      

Exam Number: 3AWA-2014A




Adjunct Librarian – Chabot College

November 10, 2014

Adjunct Librarian – Chabot College

Adjunct Librarian
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Chabot College
Hayward, CA

Pay Starts at: $49.24/hr.

Submit materials by: December 3, 2014

Chabot College is seeking an adjunct librarian to be in an on-going pool or to substitute as needed.  Hours can include evenings or weekends.  Chabot librarians teach effective research strategies in print and online resources and provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, classified professionals, and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications are a Master’s in library science, or library and information science, or the equivalent.

Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications are:
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Familiarity with information competency/literacy concepts and programs
Experience providing instruction in an academic library
Experience teaching classes utilizing effective search strategies to access resource
Awareness of various learning styles and teaching strategies
Enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with students, faculty and classified professionals including those who have not had an opportunity to use new technologies
Willingness to facilitate students’ learning by working to develop varied and innovative learning environments
Interest in promoting library services to a multicultural population
Experience with HTML, multimedia and presentation software
Experience with Libguides and various electronic databases
Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
Knowledge of the following: AACRII revised, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, MARC format, OCLC

To be considered, please forward the following:
– Cover letter addressing minimum and desirable qualifications for the position
– Resume of all professional preparation and experience
– College transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted for application purposes; however, official copies must be submitted before hiring.) Any degrees earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
– CLPCCD application available at


Submit packets to:
Heather Hernandez, Library Specialist, Chabot College

Candidates invited to interview may be required to present a brief teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.