Assistant Professor/Librarian-Library and Information Science – Santiago Canyon College

February 23, 2016

Assistant Professor/Librarian-Library and Information Science #AC16-0542

Library Information Studies/Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services Division/Santiago Canyon College

Tenure Track Position

Starting Date: 2016 Fall Semester

Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 7, 2016, 5:00PM


  • Design and produce online tutorials and learning objects.
  • Participate in outreach services.
  • Provide face-to-face and online library reference and information assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Participate in teaching a dynamic library instruction program of workshops and instructional sessions, both face-to-face and online.
  • Assess the library’s information competency program.
  • Collaborate with faculty on assignments and integration of information competency into the college curriculum.
  • Perform other library related duties as assigned.
  • Act as a liaison with faculty on the selection of materials.
  • Keep abreast of developments in library science, learning resources and information technology fields. Actively participate in shared governance as well as other staff, faculty, and professional meetings.
  • Participate in a team environment with a commitment to service excellence.
  • Participate in the development of library policies and procedures.
  • Responsibilities may include classroom instruction which may include evening or off-campus assignments unless excused according to Board Policy provisions. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Assist in maintaining course outlines for each assigned course.
  • Be familiar with and observe the administrative regulations as they appear in the Faculty Handbook (flex calendar obligations)

RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California’s 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The starting salary may range from $54,010.08 – $91,348.99/year for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

The district will contribute up to $26,430.36 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,250 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee’s annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district academic application by the specified closing date for the position All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Informatics Specialist – University of Southern California Health Sciences Libraries

February 22, 2016

The University of Southern California Health Sciences Libraries is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented individual to join its bioinformatics service program. Reporting to the program coordinator, the Informatics Specialist provides educational and consulting support for faculty, postdoc, graduate students, and researchers in the USC scientific community, with a primary focus on the University Park Campus (UPC). For additional information, please visit

Cuesta Community College – Part-time Librarian Pool

February 19, 2016

Cuesta Community College, in San Luis Obispo, is now recruiting for a part-time librarian “pool”.  This is not the promise of a job, but a pool from which part-time assignments and on-call reference work may be made.

We have two campus libraries:  main campus in SLO and a smaller satellite in Paso Robles, 35 miles to the north. Here is the link; feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested.

Questions, please contact:

Mark Stengel, Library Director,

Full-time Librarian – Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California

February 17, 2016

Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California is hiring a full-time, 175 day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position for its campus libraries.

Anticipated start date is mid-August 2016.

Please find the position description and application information at the AHC Human Resources website:

Closing date is March 30, 2016.

Four Positions Available – University of California, Riverside

February 16, 2016

Business Librarian

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, dynamic, and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Business Librarian. The closing date to apply is April 11, 2016. For more information and to apply . EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.


Director of Research Services

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, dynamic, and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Director of Research Services. The closing date to apply is April 11, 2016.  For more information and to apply: . EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.


Director of Teaching and Learning

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, dynamic, and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Director of Teaching and Learning. The closing date to apply is April 11, 2016. For more information and to apply:       EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.


Geospatial Information Librarian

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, dynamic, and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Geospatial Information Librarian. The closing date to apply is April 11, 2016.  For more information and to apply:  EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.

Science Librarian – San Jose State University

February 16, 2016
Science Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23534
Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track
The 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 Science Librarianship. The Science Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.
Required Qualifications:
–Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
–Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation, and information literacy/instruction
–Potential for scholarly research and/or professional achievement
–Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross- cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
–Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
–Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
–Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services
Preferred Qualifications:
–Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
–Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in Science-related field or equivalent work experience
–Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works
1. Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
2. Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
3. Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
4. Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
5. Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus and system-wide committees and/or task forces.
6. Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: Negotiable.
Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation, and list of three professional references with contact information by March 18, 2016 at
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 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 at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown 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 to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”
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.

Full-time, temporary Assistant Librarians – California State University, Northridge

February 16, 2016

California State University, Northridge’s Oviatt Library is looking for full-time and part-time temporary librarians  (Assistant Librarian Rank) in the Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Department. Appointments by semester. May include evening and/or weekend hours.


Minimum educational requirements: Graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if granted from outside the United States or Canada.


For more information about the position, including the complete list of qualifications and application instructions, please see: Application deadline is April 8, 2016.


Electronic Resources Librarian

February 13, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

Electronic Resources Librarian

University of California, Berkeley

Electronic Resources Librarian

Associate Librarian

$59,089 – $73,126, per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full time appointment available starting November 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

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 a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies, and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our website:


The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will:

• Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources

• Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)

• Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff

• Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships

• Coordinateacquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff

• Investigate and coordinate communication with vendors, information technology, library staff and users on alleged breaches of licensed resources.

• Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use for licensed content

• Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development

• Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds

• Provide leadership to the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources

• Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions and cataloging staff for all electronic resources

• Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions

• Participate in UC Berkeley’s Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate

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:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree by date of application

Additional Required Qualifications at start date in position:

• American Library Association(ALA)-accredited master’s degree or equivalent degree

• Two or more years’ experience negotiating license agreements for e-resources for an academic library

• Two or more years’ experience working with academic vendors and publishers on issues related to acquisitions and managing electronic resources.

• Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e-resources

• Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library

• Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support for e-resource workflow, providing and maintaining access to e-resources

• Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data

• Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis

• Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library

• Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings

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 development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement program and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by August 17, 2015. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. 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


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Librarian Position Opening at Grossmont College (San Diego County)

February 11, 2016

Grossmont Community College has an opening for a full-time tenure track librarian (pay grade level range from $58,308 to $88,539).  We are now accepting applications through March 18, 2016 and the position will start in the Fall of 2016.  Please take a look at the job announcement online below.



Head of Acquisitions & E-Resourcces, University of Southern California

February 11, 2016
The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an experienced, service oriented information professional to head the Acquisitions & E-Resources Section of the Collections Division. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, the Head is responsible for the overall management of Serials Acquisitions, Monographic Acquisitions, and Electronic Resources, including management of the ordering and receipt of materials in all languages and formats, approval of invoices and the expenditure of regular and restricted funds for a multi-million dollar budget. The Head manages two unit supervisors; the Section has a total of eleven staff. The Head is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are maintained and best acquisitions practices are followed, that acquisitions areas are responsive to their varied clientele, that appropriate statistics are kept and that required reports are made.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, the Head will:

  • Manage and provide strategic leadership to the staff of the Acquisitions & E-Resources Section
  • Work with other library staff and faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all media
  • Coordinate the selection and acquisition of electronic resources based on the lifecycle of e-resources, and liaise with the subject specialist librarians on acquisitions and e-resources issues
  • Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors
  • Provide direction in the collection, storage, and dissemination of usage statistics for all licensed online resources
  • Track developments of new and changing print & online services and resources
  • Ensure the efficient and effective workflow of the acquisition of library resources in all formats (electronic, print, multimedia, etc.)
  • Oversee all aspects of the order and receipt workflows
  • Internally manage serial price increases and generate vendor reports
  • Assist in negotiating cost/funding issues with library selectors and external partners
  • Coordinate and oversee the maintenance of all library technologies that support acquisitions and e-resource management
  • Work effectively with the report module of the integrated library system (Sirsi), the electronic resources management system (Serials Solutions), discovery system (Summon),and other modules such as serials control as well as any successor ILS system that may be adopted
  • Interact with the Acquisitions units in the Health Sciences Libraries and the Law Libraries on matters of mutual interest
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving and suggesting innovative solutions in managing the work of the Section
  • Participate in library planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • Collaborate with other staff in peer training and staff development

The successful candidate is expected to be current on relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices. This knowledge must be applied to produce a significant, positive impact on the Collections Division, as well as advance the USC Libraries’ and the University’s strategic plans.

Minimum Education
Minimum Education

  • An MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC.

Minimum Experience

  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory role in a large academic or research library acquisitions department or similar experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of core skills, including e-resource acquisition and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control, and approval plans
  • Knowledge of relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work, including strong analytic and problem solving skills
Full posting and applications procedures at: