Senior Community Library Manager – Contra Costa County Library (Hercules, CA)

August 31, 2015
Job Title: Senior Community Library Manager
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/18/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $33.20 – $42.40 Hourly
$2,656.34 – $3,392.26 Biweekly
$5,755.40 – $7,349.89 Monthly
$69,064.80 – $88,198.68 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: HERCULES, California
The Contra Costa County Library is seeking qualified individuals to fill the one (1) position of Senior Community Library Manager recently vacated through promotion. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position to be located in Hercules, California.

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. Contra Costa County Library actively promotes reading, maximizes the use of library collections, and offers programs and services that encourage reading. The County Library is proud to be recognized as having one of the State’s most successful literacy programs.

The Senior Community Library Manager is responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a community library. This includes responsibility for the supervision of subordinate personnel; development of material collections appropriate for the community served by the library; development and implementation of a plan of service; recommendations to County Library Administration regarding community needs and improvements in library service patterns; and the establishment and maintenance of direct liaison between the community library, city, school district, Library Friends, and local groups to encourage good community relations.

The eligible list established from this examination may remain in effect for twelve (12) months.

 Typical Tasks:
·        Plan, organize and manage the activities of a community library ; ensure the efficient and effective delivery of high quality library services to the general public

·        Plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives, policies and procedures that reflect the County Library’s mission and services

·        Act autonomously to develop and maintain relationships with City leaders, community organizations, local businesses, schools, service clubs and “Friends of the Library” organizations, and make presentations to these organizations.

·        Collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services

·        Plan and prepare the community library’s budgetary needs; develop budget justification for staffing, service and materials; monitor and reconcile financial resources for county and city, grants, and donations from community organizations, businesses and library friends/foundation organizations

·        Manage professional level librarians, technical and/or clerical staff; exercise independent judgment in the selection, training and evaluation of staff; make assignments and counsel employees on work-related issues and take disciplinary action as necessary in accordance with County and department guidelines and direction, regulations or applicable MOU

·        Manage task forces in the development of County Library policies and procedures, committee projects or special assignments and make recommendations; interpret library policies and procedures to staff and the public

·        Assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies to support such needs within the County Library and the community

·        Manage building security and maintenance issues which may include surrounding grounds; evaluate architectural drawings to assess new library interior designs, layouts, and circulation needs, and make recommendations

·        Anticipate and recommend computer technology needs and planning, including internet access and software, and web based research services

·        Manage acquisition and collection development, including any specialized collections; participate in centralized collection development to ensure collection materials meet the community’s needs

 Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory public library experience, which must have included experience as a Community/Branch Library Manager in a public library.
Four (4) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library, which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least two (2) years in a professional/supervisory level.

All applicants are encouraged to review the detailed job description at and apply is they clearly meet the Minimum Qualifications as defined above.

Note: Contra Costa County administers in-person oral interviews and examinations and does not offer online or phone options at this time. Travel expenses will not be provided.

 Selection Process:
1. Application Filing: Applicants, including County Employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources and submit the required information by the final filing date. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please to see the detailed job description.

DEAN OF THE LIBRARY (Administrator IV)

August 31, 2015

California State University, Chico

DEAN OF THE LIBRARY (Administrator IV)

Posting Number: VA488

Primary Duties:

California State University, Chico seeks a visionary leader for the position of Dean of the Library to help support and transform the Meriam Library’s programs, services, and collections to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Dean of the Library fosters the scholarship of university faculty, students, and staff; supports the growth and development of library collections and services; and leads the recruitment, retention, and management of diverse and talented library personnel. The position plays a leadership role campus wide and assures that library resources support the strategic priorities of the campus and Academic Affairs. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and sits on the Senior Academic Affairs Leadership Team (SAALT), College Deans Group, and the Library Advisory Committee. The Dean also serves on the California State University System Wide Council of Library Directors and represents the library in the consortia of twenty three campus libraries. We seek candidates who understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus, who value diversity and recognize the critical role of faculty, staff, and students in the life of the University, and who will participate in collaboration across departments, colleges, and divisions. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape the evolution of the Meriam Library through the renovation of library space and collections, through innovation in library services, and through the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the future.

Required Education:


• An ALA accredited master’s degree.

• A sustained record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate to an appointment to the rank of full professor.

• A minimum of ten years professional experience in an academic or research library including a record of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience.

• Current or previous appointment to a position responsible for the management, budget, and personnel administration of significant library services.

• Ability to articulate a clear vision for the role of the academic library in a rapidly changing environment.

• Knowledge of current trends and challenges in academic publication and communication.

• Demonstrated experience in fundraising, including grants or philanthropy, public relations, and communication with University and external stakeholders.

• Significant experience in leadership roles and a collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

• Commitment to promoting diversity consistent with the University’s Diversity Action Plan ( by creating a climate of support and advocacy that ensures the success of the diverse populations within the College.

Special Requirements:

• The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the applicable CSU Executive Order as a condition of employment.

• This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA ) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP ) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA ).

• This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

• A valid California driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment in this position, as well as a successful completion and continued compliance of CSU Defensive Driving Course.

• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU . Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

• Since education is used a qualifying factor, a sealed, official transcript providing evidence of education attainment will be required from the successful candidate.


Incumbent will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.


This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, faculty and staff. The office is a typical office environment with standard office equipment. This is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible schedule. Early morning, evening or weekend hours may be required, as needed, including occasional travel.

Closing Date:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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Instruction/Reference Librarian

August 31, 2015

Full-Time Assistant Librarian

Non Tenure-Track

The Pollak Library has a robust library instruction program that emphasizes student centered learning and utilizes state-of-the-art information technology in classroom settings.



Participate in the Library’s extensive instruction program, including planning, teaching, and assessing library sessions for CSUF classes and workshops in basic and specialized electronic resources. Provide reference assistance to CSUF students, faculty, staff, and community. Serve as subject consultant to academic departments. Create and maintain content for library website. Work on specified projects as needed in other units of the library.





  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Experience and/or potential in developing effective Library instructions sessions.
  • Current reference experience, including the use of academic electronic resources.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with cross-organizational teams.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural environment within and outside the Library.
  • Availability to work some weeknights and weekends.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong user-service orientation.
  • Experience or interest in creating and maintaining content for library websites.
  • Bachelors or librarian specialty experience in one of the following subject areas: Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Nursing or Engineering.


Rank & Salary

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from $49,224 to $66,168, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date

September 22, 2015


Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.

To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 8207BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:


  1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)


On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.


For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-8254 or email


Application Deadline For full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 8, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. The University

California State University, Fullerton is the largest of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 54 programs, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) and nursing practice (DNP).


The Pollak Library serves a total of more than 38,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. The University is committed to the support of learning through instructional technology as well as extensive training and development programs. The University Wed site is located at


The Library

The Library’s Web site ( serves as a gateway to library resources, including the Library’s vital and extensive instruction program. The Library contains 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus. Branch Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

August 26, 2015

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus. Branch Librarian (Part-time, Temporary). 24 hours per week, Mondays – Wednesdays 11:30AM-8PM. This is an hourly non-benefited position. Pay rate is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. This assignment will last approximately 5 months or as needed, beginning in September 2015 through February 2016


The Berkeley Campus Learning Resource Center is a small, two-person library which supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of master’s level programs in Holistic Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Museum Studies. The duties of the temporary Branch Librarian include: managing the day to day operations of the library, providing reference assistance and one on one research instruction to patrons, course reserve management, and outreach to faculty and students.  The Librarian and the Library Assistant share responsibility for direct provision of services such as circulation, intra-library loan, and end user support of the computer lab’s Windows and Mac computers and the classroom AV equipment.  Acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, systems and web site management services are provided by the central library in Pleasant Hill.  This position reports directly to the Learning Resource Center Manager in Pleasant Hill.


The requirements for this position include an MLS or MLIS degree and a minimum of one year of professional academic library experience, including reference and instruction experience; familiarity with all aspects of library operations and understanding of information technology. Library management and supervisory experience are highly desirable. An academic background or familiarity with holistic studies, museum studies or psychology/counseling as well as familiarity with KOHA, an open-source library system, would be helpful. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Familiarity with both Windows and Mac applications is also desirable.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, diplomacy, flexibility, excellent communication & technology skills, will be comfortable working alone as well as with a team, and be able to support a diverse, adult constituency with a sense of professionalism and good humor.


Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to; with BERKLIB in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451; or mail to:


John F. Kennedy University

100 Ellinwood Way

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Associate or Full Librarian, Head of Special Collections & Archives

August 26, 2015

San José State University

San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Head of Special Collections & Archives

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23415

Rank: Associate or Full Librarian, Tenure-track

The Library seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Head of Special Collections & Archives (HSCA). The HSCA will play a leadership role in an innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative environment to build and manage high quality special collections and archives and develop services that promote the use of these special collections to students, faculty, scholars, and researchers. The University Special Collections and Archives unit is one of four unique special collection units in a highly visible shared suite of the Library. The HSCA works closely and cooperatively with the Beethoven Center, the Steinbeck Center, the California Room, the Sourisseau Academy, the Cultural Heritage Center (Africana, Asian American and Chicano Collections), and community partners.

Required Qualifications:

● MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.

● Minimum of five years of academic library experience in a large academic library.

● Demonstrated experience managing the operations of special collections and archives.

● Demonstrated experience in using digital technology in archival and special collections.

● Demonstrated experience serving diverse populations gained in cross-cultural research, training or teaching.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

● Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faculty and other professionals to develop programs to showcase special collections, promote the research use of special collections, and enrich the curricular and scholarly use of special collections.

● Experience with library-related information technology, mark-up languages, and web page design including digital imaging and website development.

● Experience successfully leading, mentoring, and training SC&A staff, interns and student assistants.

● Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues associated with print and digital collections.

● Experience installing or managing the installation of exhibits.

● Demonstrated experience in or commitment to developing and preserving digital research in the humanities and/or sciences.

● Record of scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, participation in professional association activities or other professional achievements sufficient to meet the criteria for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank.

● Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

● An advanced degree in addition to the MLIS

● Familiarity with Archivist Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, Dublin Core/METS/MODS

● Record of research in special collections and archives.


This tenure-track library faculty position is a member of the University Library leadership team and reports directly to the University Library Dean. The HSCA collaborates with academic department faculty, librarian liaisons, other special collection units, library staff and the general community. The HSCA oversees all research, reference services, instructional services, community outreach, programming and exhibits. In collaboration with the Library Dean and the Library Development Officer, the HSCA markets the collections and services of special collections to prospective donors of collections and other gifts and endowments. In addition, the HSCA submits grant proposals to agencies and foundations offering opportunities to enhance and further develop the special collections of the university. The HSCA manages and supervises the acquisition, processing and digitization of collections in close collaboration with information technology and technical services. (Currently the staff in Special Collections consists of 1 full-time library services specialist, occasional part-time project archivists, and part-time student assistants and interns.) Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Negotiable, but January 2016 preferred.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of interests/philosophy, research plans, copy of official transcripts, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 29, 2015 at

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Ruth E. Kifer, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at Please visit our websites at and For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a unique partnership between the San José State University and the San José Public Library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

Description of Special Collections & Archives:

The HSCA acquires, maintains, preserves, and provides access to and discovery of rich collections of rare books, photographs, artworks, political papers, digital objects, and university archival materials. These include fine press books, historical periodicals, historical photographs, manuscripts, graphic art, and audio/video materials. The archival collections date from 1862 to the present and include congressional papers, papers of prominent political figures, organizational records, personal and family papers, and community collections. Some of the notable archives currently being processed are the Flaherty (John M.) Collection, Japanese Internment Records, Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Papers, and the Irene Dalis Papers. The rare book collections encompass incunabula, foreign language imprints, pop-up books, and books documenting California and the West. More information is available at

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (

Manager, Systems & Digital Services – The University Library of King Abdullah University (Saudi Arabia)

August 23, 2015

Organization: The University Library of King Abdullah University
of Science and Technology
Job Location: Saudi Arabia
Job Title: Manager, Systems & Digital Services
Close Date: August 31, 2015
Application Url:

Job Summary: The Manager of Systems and Digital Services provides
vision and leadership for information technology systems and digital
services at the University Library.  The Manager guides and oversees
all library information systems and applications by managing a
department that includes repository services, integrated library
system services, web development, and application integration. The
Manager is also responsible for identifying and developing new
programs and services in response to our community’s changing needs
and in consideration of technology change and development. S/he also
serves as our chief liaison with KAUST’s Information Technology
office. This position requires excellent communication skills and the
ability to manage teams, lead projects, and collaborate with students,
staff, faculty and corporate partners. The Manager reports to the
Library Director and is part of the Library’s management team.

Major Responsibilities:
– Provides vision and leadership in managing the Library’s systems and
digital services to support our commitment to innovation, expanded
access, and efficiency through the use of technology.
– Participates in the development of a shared vision for the
University Library’s future that supports the mission of the
University and responds to the changing information needs of the KAUST
community; participates in system-wide planning, policy development,
resource allocation, and personnel management.
– Creates and articulates an evolving technology strategy to support
that vision with ongoing input from key stakeholders at all levels of
the organization and throughout the University.
– Develops and assesses services and programs in response to this strategy.
– Oversees the management and operations of the systems and digital
services department: hires, directly or indirectly supervises and
evaluates staff; plans, organizes, prioritizes, and reports on the
work of the division; prepares and manages annual budget and
identifies resource requirements for short- and long-term needs to
ensure adequate services and support.
– Sponsors and/or leads cross-unit functional projects to ensure goals
and projects are completed according to scope, timeline and budget.
– Ensures the development of and adherence to IT policies and
procedures, service level agreements and other documents that
establish and/or maintain an optimal standard of service for IT
– Serves as the Library’s liaison with University IT and other
technology units on campus; ensures the smooth operation of library
systems and coordinates cloud system support and integration with
internal and external partners. – Fosters professional development of
staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment;
actively supports a workplace culture that values and promotes
work-life balance.
– Represents the interests of the University Library in regional and
international initiatives; seeks partnerships and collaborative
technology opportunities.
– Contributes to and is active in international meetings, conferences,
and workshops, reviews professional literature and networks with
professional colleagues outside the University to stay informed about
technology developments and trends.
– Performs other duties and undertakes special projects as assigned.

Technical Skills:
– Experienced in information technology, including experience leading
and managing information technology operations;
– Experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information
technology professionals;
– An excellent grasp of advanced information technologies and their
application, including an awareness of technological capacities,
current developments and trends;
– Detailed knowledge of project management techniques and a
demonstrated ability to estimate scope of a project and bring it to
completion on time and budget;
– Knowledge of and ability to plan for integration of IT systems and
services (departmental and enterprise);
– Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to
a diverse set of stakeholders.

Non-Technical Skills or Attributes:
– A flexible, but decisive, approach to problem-solving; demonstrated
leadership style that promotes teamwork,
– Multi-channel communications and consensus building;
– ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
– Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service to
internal and external constituencies.

Required Education:
Required:   BA/BS (computer science or related field preferred) or
equivalent education and experience.
Preferred:   MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or
advanced degree in subject discipline

Required Experience:
Required: Five years of progressively responsible experience in
information technology, including experience leading and managing
information technology operations; experience supervising, developing,
and mentoring information technology professionals; a broad view of
library and university technology issues; a flexible, but decisive,
approach to problem-solving; demonstrated leadership style that
promotes teamwork, multi-channel communications and consensus
building; an excellent grasp of advanced information technologies and
their application, including an awareness of technological capacities,
current developments and trends; detailed knowledge of project
management techniques and a demonstrated ability to estimate scope of
a project and bring it to completion on time and budget; knowledge of
and ability to plan for integration of IT systems and services
(departmental and enterprise); ability to effectively communicate
technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders;
ability to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated
commitment to providing outstanding customer service to internal and
external constituencies.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library,
library consortium, or library services organization; prior higher
education experience; significant participation in professional
associations and/or relevant publications demonstrating leadership in
library, university, national and international programs and
initiatives; successful record of developing and initiating new

University Archivist, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

August 18, 2015

University Archivist

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA


This full-time, tenure-track faculty position, located in the Special Collections and University Archives division, manages and participates in all aspects of the library’s archival operations, including collections related to San Diego State University’s documentary heritage and collections reflecting local and regional history and culture.  In addition to responsibilities related to the library’s analog and digital archival collections, the University Archivist provides primary resource research assistance and instruction, develops grants, maintains Archon, assists with exhibits, assists with the supervision of staff and other non-librarian personnel, and serves as the division’s liaison to the Chicana/o Studies Archive Committee.  As a faculty member, the University Librarian is expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.


This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.   Salary commensurate with experience.  This position will remain open until filled.  Reviews will begin immediately.  Preference will be given to applications received by September 18, 2015.  Anticipated start date is January 2016.


To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:


SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer.

Business & Data Librarian

August 18, 2015

University of California, Berkeley


Business & Data Librarian


Social Sciences Division

Associate Librarian

$53,116 – $64,006 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time permanent appointment available starting October 2015.


The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and user-centered librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the social sciences through active engagement with data literacy initiatives, course-based instruction and workshops, individual research appointments, and outreach to students, faculty, and the broader academic community.


The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation’s premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. 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.


The Library’s Social Sciences Division consists of six library locations – the Anthropology Library, Business Library, Data Lab, Education Psychology Library, Environmental Design Library, and Social Research Library – and support for social sciences collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks. Collectively, the staff – 11 librarians, 12 library staff, and over 50 student library employees – support the research, teaching, and study needs of a diverse clientele. These libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections in several languages to support the research and teaching programs of the Haas School of Business, Graduate School of Education, School of Information, Graduate School of Journalism, Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Social Welfare, College of Environmental Design, and College of Letters & Science. Additionally the collections and libraries are heavily used by other campus departments, research units, and the general public.


The Thomas J. Long Business Library, located at the Haas School of Business, provides both scholarly and professional-level business information from a primarily digital collection for the six degree programs and over 2,000 students, faculty, and staff in the Haas School as well as other campus departments needing business information.



Reporting to the Head of the Library’s Social Sciences Division, the Business & Data Librarian assists faculty and students in identifying and utilizing a complex array of numeric and textual databases, and effectively managing bibliographic and research data. In addition, the Business & Data Librarian supports the scholarly publishing efforts of business faculty and graduate students and provides information about UC’s Open Access Policy. The librarian works closely with faculty and students of the Haas School of Business 50% of the time, and the other 50% supports the broader social sciences with a particular focus on research data management, statistical analysis, and scholarly communication. The Business & Data Librarian works closely with colleagues within the Library, Library’s Data Lab, Social Science D-Lab, Social Science Matrix, and Research IT to assist faculty and students with quantitative research and data lifecycle management.


The Business & Data Librarian:

– conducts in-depth research consultations and provides reference via email, live chat, phone, and in person at the Long Business Library reference desk (6-10 hours/week).

– serves as a resource to other librarians in areas such as Research Data Management and quantitative research design, offering workshops and developing learning objects that can be integrated into course based instruction.

– works with business and social science faculty and staff to develop and lead coursebased instruction sessions and topic-based workshops.

– develops research guides for the Haas School’s six degree programs and assists with creation and development of the Business Library’s website, topic-based research guides, blogs, and other online content.


Additionally, the librarian will assume division-wide leadership responsibility for an initiative such as data management, instruction, scholarly communication, outreach, assessment, or data visualization.


UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.




Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

– American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree.


Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

– Experience providing reference or research services in an academic library, research library, or corporate environment.

– Familiarity with business databases and resources, including SEC filings, market research, and company and financial data sources.

– Experience with statistical and data analysis software, such as SAS, SPSS, R, or STATA.

– Knowledge of trends and issues in open access and scholarly communication in the social sciences.


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

– Experience creating instructional and information materials.

– Experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment.

– Familiarity with research data management tools and practices.

– Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience.

– Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.

– Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, creativity and the ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.


The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.


UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.


Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.


DEADLINE: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. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.


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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Send inquiries to:


Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Phone: (510) 642-3778


Principal Librarian – Sutro Library, San Francisco

August 17, 2015

The Sutro Library, one of the special collections of the California State Library, holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large number of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Among the rare and outstanding items in the collection are Shakespeare’s folios; letters and papers of British explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks; and the Mexican Collection, materials on Mexican culture, religion and politics (1540-1889). The Sutro Library is located on the  campus of San Francisco State University.

DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Chief of State Library Services, the Principal Librarian supervises and directs the operations of the Sutro Library (a branch of the California State Library);manages and preserves the collection; plans and coordinates the delivery of reference and information services to Sutro Library patrons; and plans and implements Sutro Library outreach, marketing, and fund raising campaigns.

Read the full job bulletin. 

For information, call 916-651-6466 or email

Application deadline: August 31, 2015.

Two tenure-track positions at San Jose State University Library, California, USA

August 17, 2015

Two tenure-track positions at San Jose State University Library, California, USA

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Business Librarianship. The Business Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

The Library is also recruiting an Engineering Librarian, who will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

Please forward this email to anyone who is qualified and might be interested in the positions. The deadline is September 21.
Thank you.
Business Librarian – Senior Assistant rank
Job ID 23401
Engineering Librarian – Senior Assistant rank
Job ID 23400