Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives – University of California, Riverside Library

December 18, 2014

Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian: The University of California, Riverside Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and engaged professional to fill the new position of Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives. The closing date to apply is January 19, 2015. For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00284. EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer


December 14, 2014


General Summary

The Circulation Assistant is responsible for the daily operation of the SFTS Library, the branch library of the Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley, CA.   The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is an ecumenical consortium of nine theological graduate schools. The SFTS branch library provides library/information services for the SFTS community in coordination with the main library at the GTU.


Salary range: Mid-40s.  Generous benefit package.


For more information and application process, visit www.gtu.edu, click on the heading “About,” and then click “Employment.”

COMMUNITY LIBRARY MANAGER – Contra Costa County Library

December 11, 2014

OPEN: December 15, 2014

FINAL FILING DATE: January 16th, 2014




Monthly Salary Range $5,381 – $6,872

The Position:

The Contra Costa County Library is seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of Community Library Manager.  Presently, there are two

(2) vacancies that include one full-time (40/40) vacancy in Moraga, California that will oversee the Moraga Community Library and one part- time(32/40) vacancy in Oakley, California that will oversee the Oakley Community Library.


Contra Costa County operates over 26 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and ruralcustomers with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million.


Community Library Managers are responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a full service community library. Responsibilitiesinclude applying individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial and physical resources in a community library and supervise theactivities of professional, technical and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities; plan, develop and implementcommunity library goals, objectives, policies and procedures; collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs andservices; assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies and other duties as assigned.


The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months and may be used to fill future part-time and full-time vacancies.


Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalentcurriculum.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory library experience.


Three (3) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library, which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician orparaprofessional, and at least one (1) year at a professional/supervisory level.


For more information or if you meet the minimum qualifications above and wish to apply go to www.cccounty.us/hr.

University Librarian

December 11, 2014

University of California, Berkeley
University Librarian
Berkeley, California

The University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley) seeks an individual with the vision, creativity, and acumen to serve as its next University Librarian. Serving the students, faculty, and broader community at the finest public university in the world, the University Librarian has the opportunity to take the reins at an auspicious moment in time for the Berkeley Library. The library is a center of intense intellectual inquiry and a crucial academic resource across the campus, holding over 11 million print volumes and more than 30 million items in all formats. It aspires to be the most dynamic research and learning environment within a university that shares similar institutional goals on a global scale, supporting research, teaching, and study in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, and business. As documented in the report from the Commission on the Future of the Library, the University is committed to the future of a strong library and is responsive to the varied and changing scholarly and research requirements of its faculty and students. With faculty buy-in and support from the Berkeley administration, new resources are available and donor support and opportunities abound, ensuring Berkeley Library’s strong position for the future.

Berkeley seeks a University Librarian who will build on an impressive, forward-thinking record of partnership and service. The library will continue to build on its historic strengths while moving to adapt to and prepare for the needs of future generations. The new University Librarian will be an experienced and effective advocate for the essential role of the library and its principal leader, guide, advocate, and strategic partner in the way it serves scholars and the university community in its future.

Berkeley has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/5262. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Deborah Hodson, Bernard R. Jones, or Heather Vickery
Isaacson, Miller, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900, Fax: 415.655.4905

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Apply Here

Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian – Fresno State

December 11, 2014

California State University, Fresno

Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian

Henry Madden Library

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian. Responsibilities include: Providing leadership and planning for the Metadata and Resource Description Unit. Cataloging includes original, contributed, and copy cataloging of all formats, authority control, database maintenance, and special projects. Develop metadata creation and ingest procedures for the institutional repository. Establish policies; develop procedures; set goals; design and monitor workflow; adopt and implement new technologies. Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments.

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Required experience: cataloging and/or metadata creation using an ILS and a bibliographic utility (such as OCLC); knowledge of institutional repository mechanics, architecture, and metadata creation; knowledge of current cataloging standards; awareness of emerging trends and technologies in resource description; ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for more information and complete vacancy announcement. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Librarian of Cogswell College

December 5, 2014


Reporting Relationship: Dean of Cogswell College

Position Title: Librarian of Cogswell College

Position Type: One Full-time Exempt orTwo Part-time Non-exempt

Work Location: Sunnyvale, California

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience providing information literacy instruction in an academic library
  • Experience with managing print and digital collections, databases, and online research guides.
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library
  • Experience managing library staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



  • Circulation desk responsibilities
  • Provide reference services
  • Help students access information within a library.
  • Help users navigate the Internet.
  • Acquire, prepare, and catalog materials.
  • Oversee the management and planning of library.
  • Negotiate contracts for services, materials, and equipment.
  • Supervise library employees.
  • Prepare budgets and direct activities.
  • Recommend books to students.
  • Select and purchase materials from publishers, wholesalers, and distributors.
  • Analyze collections and compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources on various subjects.
  • Provides information literacy instruction.
  • Generate and manage overdue reports.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Knowledge & Skill Requirement:


2+ years related experience in an academic library preferred

Organizational skills

Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.  Experience collaborating with faculty.

Communication Skills

Must have good oral, written and listening skills.  Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students and faculty. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures

Computer Skills

Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information.  Competent with Microsoft Office suite.  Ability to learn new programs.  Knowledge of EOS software a plus.


Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.

Educational Requirements:

MLS, MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate program.

Americans with Disability Specifications

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
Work Environment Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of Cogswell College to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants.  Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence.  Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.




Special Instructions:

For consideration, please fill out required application at the link below.  Include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.


University Librarian

December 5, 2014

University Librarian

Holy Names University

Founded in 1868, Holy Names University is one of Oakland’s first institutions and one of the most diverse universities in the United States, with a strong commitment to social justice.

Holy Names University is currently accepting applications for the position of University Librarian. This is a regular, full-time, staff position. The University Librarian provides management and leadership for all aspects of library services at Holy Names University, including instruction, collections, facilities, services to the community, and library staff. The University Librarian is responsible for developing and promoting the library’s vision, strategic plan, and objectives, and is the chief advocate and spokesperson for the value the Library adds to Holy Names University.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, promotes, and executes objectives for strategic plans for library facilities, collections, services, workforce, and other resources.
  • Recruits, guides, and leads a library workforce aligned with the mission of the university.
  • Ensures integration of the library’s information literacy instruction across the curriculum.
  • Provides planning and oversight for the curation, traditional and print collections.
  • Manages the library’s budget; develops strategic funding proposals; forecasts new and changing requirements.
  • Develops strategic relationships and partnerships with faculty, students, and staff across the university community.
  • Identifies emerging library technologies, integrates them as applicable into library services, and sunsets obsolete technologies.
  • Plans, forecasts, and advocates for workforce requirements, equipment, technology, and collections.
  • Working with the University Office of Advancement, identifies funding sources and develops proposals for funding opportunities to further the library’s vision.
  • Collaborates with peers at the regional, state, and national level; represents the University at local, regional, and national meetings.
  • Serves as the library’s primary liaison to University administration, academic departments, councils, and committees; serves ex-officio on Faculty Senate with voting rights.
  • Ensures continuous assessment of all library services.
  • Negotiates vendor contracts, manages licenses, and ensures contract requirements are met by the library and by vendors.

Minimum Education
Master’s in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association. Doctorate preferred.

Minimum Experience
At least five years’ experience in a senior managerial leadership role in an academic library, ten years preferred.


Minimum Skills
Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of academic library organization, functions, methods, procedures, and practices, including strategic planning, fiscal management, development, collection management, and library technology; experience recruiting, guiding, and leading librarians and other library workers in a range of roles; understanding of current best practices in managerial leadership and trends in library collections, staffing, and services.  Excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills. Demonstrated familiarity with emerging library services and technology.


To Apply

For consideration, applicants should submit the Holy Names University Employment Application. Visit: http://apptrkr.com/550062 to download the Employment Application. After you have downloaded and completed the application, save and/or print the file and include a letter of application and c.v. or resume.

• The preferred method for submitting your application materials is via hr@hnu.edu

• Applications are currently being accepted and the position is open until filled.

• This position may require a background screen.We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a background screen.


The campus is located in the Oakland hills with a panoramic view the San Francisco Bay. HNU is a regional, residential, liberal arts university with an academic program of 19 undergraduate majors in specific disciplines across the arts and sciences as well as professional undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education and nursing. Holy Names University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For additional information about Holy Names University, visit www.hnu.edu.


Holy Names University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to excellence through diversity.


Reference and Instruction Librarian – Dominican University of California

December 3, 2014

Title:         Reference and Instruction Librarian
Department: Library
Division:       Library
Reports to:   Associate Director, Library
Status:         Exempt; Full-time, 9 months

Position Summary
Dominican is seeking an experienced and dynamic Reference and Instruction Librarian. Librarians are non-tenured faculty who provide instruction, reference, and research assistance for the Dominican community. Librarians participate in the design and implementation of library services, policies, and programs. Occasional evening and weekend shifts are required.


  • Teach and develop in-person and online information literacy, lectures, tutorials, and workshops to expand students knowledge and use of continually evolving skills required to find and evaluate information.
  • Serve as a liaison to academic departments, promoting faculty awareness, use, and development of library resources and working with faculty to embed information literacy at the course level.
  • Provide research assistance in person at the reference desk and online to students, faculty and community members in all subject disciplines.
  • Engage in professional development activities in support of the library and information literacy program.
  • Be prepared, with mentoring, to assume other professional responsibilities, as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • May participate in the University shared governance structure and serve on faculty governance committees, as appropriate.
  • May participate in the development of Library and University-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Demonstrated teaching experience or familiarity with the pedagogical skills required to teach information literacy at a university level
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective reference assistance to patrons of a research–oriented academic library
  • Demonstrated familiarity with evolving library technology and trends in reference, instruction, and information literacy
  • Ability to work as a team member and to participate effectively in a collegial academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Substantial teaching experience, particularly at a university level
  • Substantial familiarity with the literature of one or more academic disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in library software, areas, or initiatives such as online tutorials, webcasts, LibGuides, assessment, citation management tools, or student, community, and faculty outreach

Additional Position Information

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 2, 2015; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 73% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures

For More Information Contact:
Amy Gilbert, Associate Director, Library
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.

Part Time Librarian – Sierra College

December 1, 2014

Part Time Librarian – Sierra College

Rocklin, CA

Apply by December 11, 2014


Sierra College is accepting applications for part time librarians. Librarians provide in-person and online reference and instruction services. Hours include some Sundays and evenings.


Minimum Qualifications: MLS, MLIS or equivalent

Desirable Qualifications: Experience providing reference services in an academic library

Experience providing instruction in an academic library

Experience with LibGuides or other online research guides

Experience providing virtual reference services

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Willingness to work in a team environment


Resumes can be sent to Tina Sixt tsixt@sierracollege.edu


Candidates should also submit a Sierra College Part Time Faculty Application to the: