Director, Library – Stanford Graduate School of Business

November 25, 2015

Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking an innovative and dynamic individual for the position of Director, Library. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, the Director, Library develops and implements innovative library collection and service strategies to meet the teaching and research information needs of the GSB and Stanford University.  As Head of one of the nation’s leading academic business libraries, the individual in this position manages a staff who provide library services to GSB faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as the entire Stanford community and library visitors.

  • Supervise staff.
  • Formulate, develop and administer broad library policies and programs.
  • Manage library budget.
  • Carry out analytical work for significant aspects of the library’s operations.
  • Assist patrons with complex reference and research inquiries by searching electronic resources.
  • Select library materials and information resources.
  • Teach classes, lead tours and/or give demonstrations of library resources.
  • Serve as liaison to Graduate School of Business faculty.
  • Work actively with primary clientele to explore and propose collaborative projects, options for new library services, and options for better integration between Stanford Business Library and academic units.

* – Other duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline and ten years of experience in a relevant library setting, demonstrating a high level of expertise and active engagement in an area of specialization at a national level or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Recognition of substantial professional accomplishment both within and beyond Stanford is expected at this rank.
  • Ability to act as liaison between the Library and University and external partners.
  • Display an exceptionally high level of professional development and accomplishment.
  • Have advanced knowledge of business information resources.
  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Exercise a high level of initiative, sound judgment and leadership.
  • Evidence of specialized knowledge or advanced managerial/supervisory skills is expected.
  • Experience with identifying, evaluating, recommending, and implementing new service programs, technology, or complex work flows.
  • Demonstrated success in working across organizational lines to develop initiative proposals of considerable complexity; formulate plans for implementation, working to win support and funding, and moving their ideas to implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in independently performing complex job functions such as collection management reviews, preparation of major exhibits, developing policies for business practices.
  • Evidence of leadership in relevant professional or academic communities and/or national or international recognition of their expertise.
  • Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.


  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,
To learn more about this position and to submit an application, please visit

Librarian (Brentwood Campus) – Contra Costa Community College District

November 25, 2015

Link to job posting;

Position title: Librarian (Brentwood Campus)

Job Description:  Beginning in fall 2016, this librarian will spend 50% of his/her time in Brentwood and 50% of his/her time on the Pittsburg campus. The librarian will to get to know the current Brentwood students while increasing library reference, instruction and outreach services at the Brentwood Center. While working 50% at the Pittsburg Campus, the librarian will have the opportunity to become familiar with LMC library systems, collections, and the larger college community. This librarian will play an integral role in assessing the needs of the students and faculty at the Brentwood Center and planning for the expanded library collections and services when the new Center opens in 2018-2019. This librarian will be assigned to the Brentwood Center 100% of the time when the new Brentwood Center opens.

The librarian will help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and access credible, scholarly materials and appropriately use those materials for their own assignments. This position also supports the assessment of the instruction being done at the library reference desk and embedded in courses to identify and measure student learning.

The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. As part of a small department, this librarian is also expected to have a working knowledge of the administrative features of a library management system. This includes ability and willingness to help library staff troubleshoot problems, perform functions such as running reports or adding a new ebook collection to the catalog. The librarian will be required to discover, select, learn, and integrate new library related technologies as they become available.

In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online.

Job Close date: 02/05/2016


Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian University of California, Davis, University Library

November 24, 2015

Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian

University of California, Davis, University Library


The University of California, Davis, University Library invites applications for the position of Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian who will be responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and education programs that enhance access to and understanding of a broad range of rare book, manuscript, archival, and digital materials.  The successful candidate will promote access and use of unique and primary source material in support of teaching and research by the UC Davis and broader communities; plan and implement outreach opportunities in collaboration with other library units and programs; provide direction in the design, delivery, and assessment of innovative methods of teaching with special collections; develop online and physical exhibits; facilitate donor relations; and act as the Special Collection Department’s lead on social media and related communications.


Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $67,509)


For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit


Candidates applying by January 6, 2016, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.

We welcome applications.

Systems Administrator/ILS Manager – Santa Cruz Public Library

November 23, 2015

The Santa Cruz Public Library IT Department is looking for a Systems Administrator/ILS Manager to oversee all aspects of the operation and configuration of our vendor-supported Integrated Library Systems (ILS), currently Polaris, in a virtualized Windows Server environment.  As the Polaris ILS Manager, the Systems Administrator will orchestrate the management of the ILS in a cross-functional team approach with the ILS Coordinator and Library IT Staff; to maximize the system’s capabilities in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and circulation.  Extensive knowledge of Windows Server and Workstation O/S; SQL Server Administration and Scripting; Windows Active Directory; IIS; PowerShell scripting; and other Windows system and network utilities is required.  The Polaris ILS Manager will also support 3rd party products that interface with Polaris (such as self-serve kiosks and credit card readers) and work with vendors to implement, operate and optimize all related systems. As Systems Administrator; act as the Help Desk Manager, supporting desktops, laptops, and other devices, with two FTE under your direction; Maintain and update a library-wide inventory of computer hardware and software, and create a replacement and maintenance plan; Participate in technology planning which supports the mission and services of the Library and act as a lead contributor to the Library Information Technology team.

Library Web Specialist – Library Services Specialist IV – CSU East Bay

November 23, 2015
Library Web Specialist – Library Services Specialist IV
Due to the growing reliance on digital resources for scholarly research and communication, the CSUEB Libraries’ web services have become increasingly complex and sophisticated. The purpose of this position is to maintain the digital branch of the CSUEB libraries. The CSUEB Digital Branch Library includes the library website, the online subject guides, and various interfaces that connect patrons to the ejournals, ebooks, streaming media, and online databases provided by the CSUEB libraries.

The Web Specialist reports to the Web Services Librarian and consults with the Library User Experience (UX) Committee. The Web Specialist supports and assists in the creation of an attractive, seamless, and user-friendly digital branch library that makes it easy for students and faculty to discover the wide range of services and resources provided by the library both on and off campus.

For more information and to apply, please see:


November 20, 2015


The Wardman Library at Whittier College seeks a Research & Instruction Librarian designs, develops and assesses the College’s information literacy program, including coordination of instruction for the first year writing program.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.


  • Develops and coordinates web-based tools aimed to increase proficiency in library use and knowledge of library resources.
  • Provides other librarians with information and materials useful to the effective teaching of research and library skills.
  • Investigates and incorporates appropriate new trends in library instruction, reference services, information literacy and the use of learning spaces.
  • Assists with Library sponsored events, including poetry readings, book signings, fall and spring finals activities for students, annual faculty tenure and promotion reception, and other outreach activities, as requested.
  • Oversees the Library’s social media sites; keeping posts up-to-date and relevant for the student and faculty interests.
  • Supervises the full-time Circulation/Interlibrary Loan position.
  • Manages all aspects of the McNaughton Book leasing program.
  • Coordinates and oversees interlibrary loan services, both borrowing and lending, using Link+, RapidILL, and OCLC ILL Service.  Keeps current with latest ILL technology and collects use statistics.
  • Responsible for the staffing and scheduling of the Information Desk.
  • Coordinates the Library’s role in the peer mentor program, working closely with the CAAS and Writing Program staff.  Is a co-instructor for the peer mentor classes.
  • Demonstrates strong communication, teambuilding and customer service skills.
  • Keeps current and capably assists users with the library’s technological services including but not limited to: PCs, Macs, printers, photocopiers, and related-printing software, scanners, digital microfilm reader and its software, learning software, general productivity applications, and learning management platform (Moodle).
  • Oversees LibGuides and assists librarians in content.
  • Works effectively with other librarians to build consensus about new directions in information literacy programming and its assessment.
  • Collects and maintains statistics for interlibrary loan borrowing and lending and reference services.
  • Responsible for collection development and acts as liaison in assigned subject areas and departments.
  • Supervises and creates special projects for student workers and peer mentors.
  • Participate in library wide initiative through committee work.
  • Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule one week night for Information Desk duties, as needed.

ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent Library degree, 3+ years experience as a professional librarian, academic preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:
Experience as part of a Public Services team with knowledge and skills in searching print and web-based resources.  Proven success supervising employees.  Management of an information literacy program at an academic institution.  Familiarity with interlibrary loan processes and procedures.

Application Deadline:    Open Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Sierra Community College District – Part Time Reference Librarian

November 20, 2015

Sierra Community College District Application for Employment

Title:                                    Reference Librarian

Category:                            Part-Time Faculty

Campus:                             Rocklin

Department:                      Learning Resource Center, Student Services

Position Equivalent FTE .65

Description:                        Part-Time Instructor – Reference Librarian

Part-time 22 hours per week position in the Reference Department, work hours to be determined based on the needs of the department. Assignment may include days, evening or weekends. Under the general direction of the Reference and Collections Librarian and supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources, the Librarian will be a member of a dynamic team of professionals charged with providing general and academic reference service to students, employees and members of the community through in-person, email, online, phone and chat modalities; teaching library instructional orientation sessions/workshops; assisting with inter-library loan and collection development; assisting students with the use of technologies, including library resources, computer software, printing, etc.; referring students to on- and off-campus resources as appropriate. The librarian will demonstrate a student-centered, customer-service oriented approach to her/his work and display a willingness to work as part of a team ensuring smooth library operations. Additionally, the librarian may assist in the planning, organization, coordination and implementation of various library services and programs that will seek to increase access, student retention and success.


Representative duties – the following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbent may not possess all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth to address changing needs and practices.

The part-time reference librarian

  • demonstrates strong presentation/teaching skills, and is able to prepare independently for orientations/workshops, etc.;
  • is able to communicate with staff and students in a clear and friendly manner; and works comfortably with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff and the general public in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace;
  • demonstrates expertise in reference services, general and academic, using all current technologies to include in-depth research assistance, individual and group instruction, and general and subject-specific orientations;
  • develops and delivers necessary training materials for traditional and new reference services, as well as online research guides;
  • maintains awareness of and responds appropriately to patron issues as needed; attempts to resolve patron conflicts and a demonstrated aptitude for customer service;
  • assists library patrons in the use of the library’s computers, including use of Microsoft Office, LibCal Reservation system, Pay to print system, and wireless network;
  • has an understanding of the modules of a major integrated library system and systems of major library vendors.
  • assists in selecting and deselecting library materials in a variety of formats and assists in collection maintenance as assigned.
  • coordinates with the full-time reference and collections librarian on special projects as assigned. These projects may include duties such as the promotion of information literacy concepts in various digital formats across the curriculum, creation and implementation of learning modules in support of information literacy, reference, and web-based learning programs, collection development, analysis of program statistics, and exploration of emergent technologies and innovative programs in library service.
  • serves as a liaison to various instructional departments and provides positive proactive outreach to faculty, staff and students; participates in the development and implementation of appropriate methods and procedures to optimize efficient and effective delivery of service to the College population; assists with services to increase access, student retention and success.



Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution OR equivalent. A minimum of 2 years reference experience in an academic or comparable library environment including answering research question and assisting customers with the use of computers and online resources. Full knowledge of Microsoft Office  applications. Excellent presentation, teaching, and outreach skills that demonstrate a commitment to innovation and student success. Experience in a community college library is a plus.


These are part time faculty teaching assignments with the following salary rates:

Lecture Salary Rate:        $55.46 – $70.90 per hour (five steps)

Lab Salary Rate:                $38.82 – $49.62 per hour (five steps)

(Degree and years of acceptable teaching experience determine step placement)

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit a Sierra College Part Time Faculty Application and copies of transcripts to the:





(916) 660-7106

EEO Employer

In order to create a pool of qualified applicants, Sierra College accepts applications in all subject areas and conducts interviews for teaching positions throughout the year.  Applications are kept in the hiring pool for a period of two years.  The number of open positions varies from semester to semester.  The Division Dean will contact you directly for an interview when a position becomes available.

University Library Technical Services Specialist

November 20, 2015

University Library Technical Services Specialist

San Jose State University

Job ID: 23511

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Job Code: 2888

Department: University Library

About the Position

The University Library Technical Services Specialist works respectfully and cooperatively with employees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to perform duties under general supervision, but works independently to achieve specified outcomes reporting to the University Library’s Technical Services Manager and receiving work lead direction from the University Library’s Head of Cataloging. King Library is a unique collaboration between the City of San Jose and San Jose State University.

The purpose of the position is to catalog materials in various formats and languages adhering to national standards and local policies and procedures. This position is responsible for participating in database maintenance, ensuring accurate records for library resources in the integrated library system catalog. This position researches and creates metadata for the Library’s digitization program. This position coordinates the processing of materials received through the Federal and California depository library programs.

Link to apply:

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-Time Temporary)

November 20, 2015

San José State University

San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-Time Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:

• ALA accredited Master’s degree in Librarianship or its equivalent.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.

• At least one year experience working in a library setting.

• Availability to work in evenings and Sundays.

• Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.


While specific duties of the position may vary, expected duties in this position include the following:

• Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.

• Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.

• Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.

• Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.

• Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources

• 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. Salary information is available at:

Starting Date: January 2, 2016


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

Application Procedures:

Please mail the following items to the address listed below:

• Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experiences,

• A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,

• The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references

SJSU, University Library

Attention: Evelia Sanchez

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0028

For full consideration, applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2015. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation. Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

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

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 conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender 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 (

Tenure-Track Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian of Health Sciences – CSU Long Beach

November 12, 2015

The University Library at California State University, Long Beach is looking for a tenure-track Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian of Health Sciences.  More information can be found at the following link:


Recruitment Number: 2338

Position: Senior Assistant / Associate Librarian of Health Sciences (12-Month)

Effective Date: August 1, 2016

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose reference desk approximately 6 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Provide library instruction and consultation services to the students and faculty to the Departments of Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Health Sciences.
  • Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for the specified departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.


Minimum Qualifications

  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the master’s degree by July 1, 2016.
  • Working experience as an academic librarian or information professional or library intern in an academic institution, medical research institution, or hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in one (or more) of the following disciplines: Biology, Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, or Health Sciences.
  • Experience as an academic librarian in one or more of the following disciplines: Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, or Health Sciences.
  • Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and innovation, and ability to apply these concepts to library applications.


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three original (not photocopied) and signed current (within the last year) letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.


Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.


No email applications accepted.  Applications, required documentation and/or requests for more information should be addressed to:


Health Sciences Search Committee Chair

University Library

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-4047 and/or


Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin January 4, 2016
  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.