Assistant Reference Librarian (part time) – Western University of Health Sciences

August 3, 2016

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Reference & Outreach, this position will provide support to the department through both reference and instruction duties. The Assistant Reference Librarian will be responsible for meeting the basic reference needs of patrons both in-person and virtually, and providing instruction support to the education services librarian, focusing primarily in the areas of instruction preparation and grading.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a team and collaborate on projects.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong service orientation.
Familiarity with Integrated Library System Software, Print Management Software, Teaching Technology (Turningpoint, Turnitin), Reference Management Software/Programs (SpringShare Products: LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibAnalytics, RefAnalytics), Online Chat Modules (Libraryh3lp), Workflows, Illiad, Adobe Products (Acrobat, Connect), SharePoint, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync), Skype, Googledocs, Learning Management Systems (Blackboard), Video Recording Technology (Echo 360, Jing), Citation Management Programs (Zotero, Endnote), Reservation Schedulers (Booked, Resource Scheduler).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in library and information science from an American Library Association accredited school and/or 2-3 years of library experience.
Experience and/or coursework in instructional design.
Specialty in science or health sciences.

This is a part-time position for daytime and Saturday shifts. Occasional evening hours may be required.

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Library Systems Specialist – Western University of Health Sciences

August 3, 2016

Posting Details

Posting Number S00333
Position Title Library Systems Specialist
Classification Title Tech/Para Prof Grade 8
Position Status Full-time
Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department 5401-Library
Job Summary Under the direction of the Associate Director of Information & Electronic Services, the Library Systems Specialist will support the library’s systems which include but are not limited to the Integrated Library System (Sirsi Dynix Symphony), Resource sharing management software (ILLiad), Authentication software (EZproxy), Digital Sign management (AMX ), and Electronic Resource Management software (CORAL). The Library System Specialist will also serve as the content administrator for the library’s website.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Strong project management skills: ability to manage technical projects in a library setting with demonstrated capabilities in terms of project planning and estimating, work assignment, progress review and reporting.
2. Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to communicate easily and appropriately with both technical staff and non-technical staff at all levels;
3. Ability to problem-solve and have excellent attention to detail.
4. Ability to understand and use programming languages.
5. Ability to work independently, be flexible, and organize workload.
Required Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience/training required.

Experience: Knowledge of HTML required. Experience working with relational databases, networks, and servers required.

Preferred Qualifications Education: Masters in Library and Information Science preferred.

Experience: Knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, SQL, and CSS preferred. Experience with SirsiDynix Unicorn/Symphony integrated library system highly desirable.

List comments regarding work hours This is a full time position: M-F 8am-5pm. Some Saturdays may be required.
Posting Date 07/27/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Maintain contact with library system vendors for purposes of technical support, reporting computer bugs and resolving library needs. Serve as a resource for all system/network problems and questions, consulting with vendors or conducting research to solve problems in-house.
Job Duty Identify and initiate resolutions to user problems and concerns associated with all library systems.
Job Duty Maintain documentation on project status and prepare reports as needed of problems, concerns, or changes in resource requirements for the Associate Director of Information and Electronic Services.
Job Duty Maintain content of the library Web pages. Determine appropriate design for greatest usability.
Job Duty Using programming and systems knowledge, create solutions to improve usage of our open source and library systems software.
Job Duty Assist in the production of training materials related to new library system features and create documentation for department procedures.
Job Duty Install software upgrades, including loading vendor program releases, training staff, and implementing internal procedures/policy changes required.
Job Duty Serve as a liaison between the Library and relevant staff in the Information Technology Department on issues affecting Library applications.

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes
If yes, list maximum weight and duration The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. Letter of Recommendation #3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have one or more years of customer service experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • Some High School/No Diploma/No GED
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Some College Coursework
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral/Professional Degree
  3. * On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being best, rate your analytical thinking skills. Describe and give an example that represents your rating(Open Ended Question)
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please provide the name of the website, individual, or organization.(Open Ended Question)

Librarian – Contra Costa County

August 2, 2016

FINAL FILING DATE:    August 5, 2016                                                                                                                          

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 8/31/16 & 9/1/16



Monthly Salary Range $4,188-$5,348


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

Under general supervision, Librarians provide professional library service including reference, reader’s advisory, programming and outreach, materials selection and/or technical services to meet the general information needs of the public.

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

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

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


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

Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience:  2 years’ experience in a customer oriented environment.


  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above.  All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement.  Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application.  Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted.  To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.  Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.
  2. Written Examination: A writing proficiency examination will be administered to all accepted candidates who will be required to write essays on specific topics which will be evaluated on the basis of grammar, mechanics, word usage, sentence structure, organization, development and clarity. Candidates must receive a score of 70 which may be an adjusted score, in order to continue in the exam process.  Successful candidates will be invited to the oral examination.   (Weighted 40%).
  3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, Ca. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 60%).

As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested

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



OPEN ONLY:   August 1, 2016 EE/ch

Part-Time Reference Librarian – University of San Diego

August 2, 2016

Department: Copley Library

This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of June 25, 2017.

Job Description:
Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff. The part-time reference librarian will be responsible for providing both in-person and online reference assistance during assigned shifts at the reference services desk. This is an hourly position with the possibility of a maximum of 18 hours per week. This position reports directly to the Head of Reference Services.

Minimum Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.
• Experience providing reference services in an academic library.
• Experience teaching the effective use of online and print research resources.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience providing reference services via chat, email, text message, and other virtual methods.
• Experience using the LibAnswers online reference services platform.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: $21.00 per hour.

Hours: This position includes weekly Saturday and Sunday shifts (Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays 3-9 pm). Additional hours/shifts may be available depending on reference scheduling needs.

Closing date: Open Until Filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit .

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter, resume the names and contact information of three references to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Social Science Team Leader – Claremont University Consortium

August 2, 2016

Social Sciences Team Leader
Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located east of Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, innovative, and productive Social Sciences Team Leader (SSTL) for the Claremont Colleges Library.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of research, teaching, and learning across the Claremont Colleges. The incumbent will also acquire substantial middle management skills and experience.

Reporting to the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services, the SSTL will lead a team of librarians that are responsible for information literacy instruction; reference and research services; selection and management of information resources; digital scholarship and scholarly communication; outreach activities; and subject and campus liaison work.

Requirements include a MLIS degree from an accredited ALA program or equivalent and three years’ public services experience in an academic library.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by September 12, 2016 will be given first consideration.



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Teaching and Learning Services Coordinator – Claremont University Consortium

August 2, 2016

Teaching and Learning Services Coordinator
Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California seek an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented Teaching and Learning Services Coordinator for the Claremont Colleges Library.

Reporting to the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS), the coordinator will provide leadership and creative vision for the library’s flagship information literacy instruction (ILI), learning technologies, and reference and research services (RRS) programs. The incumbent will evaluate programs and technologies and spearhead the development of new pedagogies, learning assessments, and service models.

Primary responsibilities include training, supporting, and setting shared teaching outcomes, goals, and performance standards for librarians’ ILI and RRS activities in a team-based environment; assessing and continuously improving ILI and RRS models; supporting the new intercollegiate Teaching and Learning Center; pursuing creative approaches to ILI that include digital literacy and inclusive pedagogies; collaborating to develop an integrated and enhanced User Experience; and providing excellent public services in new technology-enabled research, teaching, and learning spaces. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, manage, and continuously improve the library’s instructional classrooms and teaching facilities, including mobile learning programs. The incumbent will also assume a secondary role as a subject specialist in a RTLS team and serve as a campus liaison to one of the colleges.

Requirements include an MLIS from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of experience in ILI and RRS in an academic library; experience of successfully leading a team, initiative, or project in support of exemplary research, teaching, and learning services; experience with developing innovative library public services and programs; demonstrated teaching excellence, instructional design expertise, and pedagogical knowledge related to ILI; and success in developing and implementing new and emerging educational technology programming.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by August 29, 2016 will receive first consideration.



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