Deputy City Librarian – City of San Mateo, CA

September 29, 2016

A vibrant regional hub at the crossroads of three major freeways providing links to San Francisco, San Jose, Half Moon Bay and the East Bay, San Mateo is home to approximately 100,000 residents on the San Francisco Peninsula and is the second largest municipality in San Mateo County. The City’s library system consists of a contemporary Main Library plus two branch libraries that serve the community’s diverse needs. The department is organized across four divisions: Administrative Services, Adult-Teen/Information Services, Children’s/Literacy Services, and Circulation/Technical Services.


The ideal candidate will possess exceptional administrative and customer service skills. Library professionals who enjoy managing day-to-day library operations in a well-regarded and highly utilized system are encouraged to apply. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a local government agency, including at least three years of service in a supervisory capacity, and a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution are required. Experience serving in a comparable community will be considered favorably.


The salary range for this position is $142,386 – $156,980. Salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Obtain detailed brochure and apply electronically at


Teri Black ● 424.296.3111

Julie Yuan-Miu ● 925.820.8436




Please contact me if you have any questions or feedback…by the way, are you at City College of San Francisco? That is my old alma mater, I was there in the early ‘80’s waaaaaay back when! LOL Good school. Thank you sir, and have a good evening!

Part Time Librarian – Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)

September 29, 2016


Open until filled

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

Minimum Qualifications: MLS, MLIS or equivalent

Desirable Qualifications: Experience providing reference services in an academic library

Experience providing instruction in an academic library

Experience with LibGuides or other online research guides

Experience providing virtual reference services

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Willingness to work in a team environment

Please submit an online application at:

Note: While the description looks like a teaching position, this is for a reference librarian. Librarians are paid at the lab salary rate.

Also send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Tina Sixt,

University Library Access Services Manager (Administrator I) – Sonoma State University

September 29, 2016


Job Title:                  University Library Access Services Manager (Administrator I)

Job ID:                      104214

Location:                  Sonoma State University

Full/Part time:           Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Department Name

University Library
Department Info
The Library faculty, staff, and managerial leaders are known for their excellent service and scholarship, innovative learning and research spaces, and partnerships with disciplinary faculty and other campus departments. The Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, which opened in 2000, is a three-story, 219,000 square foot building that features extensive study areas, classrooms, study rooms, support services such as the Writing Center and the Faculty Center, and a three-story, robotically-powered Automated Retrieval System.
The Library’s strategic plan underscores the Library’s strong commitment to diversity and organizational development.  More information about the Library can be found at
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $80,000 annually. Starting salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience,

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link below or by request from SSU Human Resources.

Application Deadline
First review of applications will be at 8 am on Friday, October 7, 2016.  Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered. The position is open until filled.
Conditions of Employment
This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.
Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Manager provides management and guidance for circulation, reserves, and resource fulfillment (interlibrary loan) services, and supervises regular and student personnel. In addition, the Access Services Manager will manage facility issues such as work orders, housekeeping, supplies, building access, signage, cash management, events, emergency response, room scheduling, key management, and gallery exhibits.  The Access Services Manager works closely and consultatively with library and campus faculty, students, and staff to ensure optimal services and well-managed, collegial relationships with key stakeholders.  In consultation with the Dean and working collaboratively with Library faculty, staff, and other administrators, the Access Services Manager participates in policy and program development while providing leadership for Access Services staff development.  The Access Services Manager also participates collaboratively in the development of innovative approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the highest quality of virtual and physical service.

The Access Services Manager will perform the following major duties:

·         Provide management and direct supervision for Access Services, which includes employees and student workers in circulation, including student worker scheduling; course reserves; and resource fulfillment services. Organizes and monitors the workload and staffing of the unit to provide services responsive to user needs. Convenes regular meetings of the Access Services group. Facilitates access to appropriate development opportunities for unit staff.

·         Serve as the first contact for work orders related to the facility. Monitor work orders and housekeeping, establish relations with campus engineers and housekeeping specialists, and develop policies and procedures related to building usage.

·         Participates in the fiscal management of expenditures related to Access Services. Forecasts needs, reviews expenditures on a regular basis, and assesses previous expenditure patterns. Provides guidance for access-related cash management activities.

·         Participate in assessment for circulation, resource fulfillment, reserves, and building usage.

·         In collaboration with representatives from library collections, special collections, and information technology, regularly reviews and updates the Library’s disaster preparedness and response policies and procedures, and conducts and evaluates emergency drills on a regular basis.

·         Provides management and direction for the Access Services student worker program, including recruitment, training, supervision, evaluation, learning objectives, and program design.

·         Serves as the point of contact for compliments and complaints related to access services, tours of the library, and community borrower inquiries.

·         Collects and analyzes a variety of access services data, and uses this data to guide decision-making.

·         Serves on the Library’s Program and Marketing Committee and Space Committee, and other library committees as appropriate.

·         In collaboration with library faculty, work leads, supervisors, and other library employees, develops user-centered public services standards and best practices. Participates in ongoing user needs assessment activities.

·         Represents SSU to regional and statewide access services committees and membership groups.

·         In partnership with the Collections Librarian, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries’ clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.

·         In collaboration with the Collection Development Librarian, responds to issues surrounding access and use of electronic resources.

·         Works with the Director of Library Technology, the Library’s project manager for the Unified Library Management System (ULMS), and other personnel on the migration of the 23 CSU libraries to the ULMS in the summer of 2017 and the post-migration activities that will follow. Participates in workforce redesign planning based on new workflows.

·         Represents the Library to campus groups and committees such as the Campus Reengineering Committee and the monthly meeting of administrative managers.

In addition, the Access Services Manager will perform other secondary duties as assigned.

The majority of duties are performed in a dynamic, fast-paced office environment in the University Library on Sonoma State University campus.  This position requires the ability to speak and hear, sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, and use and enter data into a computer for up to six hours per day.  Some duties might be performed off campus in various locations, and might involve air and automobile travel and overnight stays.  As an exempt employee, the incumbent has some flexibility in work schedule, however, must be available during the regular campus hours, Monday through Friday, to meet the operational needs of the campus and department.  Some evening and weekend hours might be required to meet department operational needs.  Some regional, statewide, and national travel may be required. Employee’s specific start time is determined by Appropriate Administrator.  Employee must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by Appropriate Administrator.

This position requires a minimum of two years’ professional experience in access services or equivalent experience, including supervision of regular as well as student employees.  Demonstrated knowledge or experience of access services functions (circulation, reserves and interlibrary borrowing/materials delivery) and the integrated library systems that support them is required.  Experience working in a college or university library is preferred. A degree pr units toward a Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association is preferred.  Any equivalent combination thereof of education and professional experience to perform the duties of the position as described above will be considered.


Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff is required.  Must have strong user centered public service philosophy, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred qualifications include demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team oriented environment; excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services; experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities.

Qualification Note
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process
Click the “Apply Now” to apply to this position. Job ID: 104214 Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit Online Employment Application. Cover letter and resume are required.

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

Other Information
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be 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.

Conflict of Interest
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.
About Sonoma State
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculties. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University’s Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at;


Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Contact Information
Sonoma State University
Human Resources
Main (707) 664-3100
Fax (707) 664-3196
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH University Library English & Literature Studies Librarian – Tenure Track

September 14, 2016


POSITION: Senior Assistant / Associate Librarian for English and Literature Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2017

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


MLIS 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, 2017.

An undergraduate degree, or working experience as an academic librarian, in one of the following areas:  English, Comparative World Literature, Literature Studies, Classics, or related subjects.

Working experience as a librarian, library intern, or information professional.

Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.

Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:                              

Advanced degree in one of the following areas:  English, Comparative World Literature, Literature Studies, Classics, or related subjects.

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 innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library efforts.

DUTIES: Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Provide library instruction services to the instruction-heavy Departments of English, Comparative World Literature, and Classics.

Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students in the Departments of English, Comparative World Literature, and Classics.

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 library faculty, staff, 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.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  

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 signed current (within the last year) letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees to this email address
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

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.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.  All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to:









Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:



English & Literature Studies Librarian Search Committee

University Library

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901


562-985-4047 and/or





APPLICATION DEADLINE:       Review of complete packets (including letters of recommendation) to begin December 1, 2106.  Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work 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 veteran’s status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate University Librarian-UC Santa Barbara

September 14, 2016

Lead the UCSB Library Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies programs and explore new strategies providing scholarly information to support research and teaching missions; increase the visibility of the Library’s distinctive collections and their research value; align resources with the UCSB’s campus’s teaching and research mission; and facilitate discovery and use of data created and published by UCSB researchers and scholars. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks a successful Associate University Librarian (AUL) who will provide leadership and program oversight of key programs and services committed to the activities of UCSB researches and scholars. The AUL will set library-wide policy for collection development, data curation, digitization initiatives, scholarly communications, licensing, acquisitions, and preservation. Teamwork is essential-the chosen candidate will work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, collections staff, the California Digital Library (to provide access to electronic resources meeting the UCSB’s needs), sister UC campuses and other cooperative partners. The AUL will convene ad hoc or functional groups to work creatively together with all staff engaged in collection issues. A key new project will be exploring new ways to strengthen collaborative collection development, shared collections, and c-investments for content needed by UCSB researchers and scholars.


Responsibilities. With five direct reports and 45FTE personnel, the Associate University Librarian reports to the University Librarian. Key responsibilities include: establishing criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library’s intellectual content—collection building, digital initiatives, and access to collections; mobilizing and supporting staff to meet criteria through shared processes and practices; managing the information resources budget and serving as key spokesperson  for collections to faculty, students and other patrons; providing campus wide leadership working closely with faculty and colleagues charting a sustainable future for scholarly communications; and supervising and providing strategic direction to the Library’s Acquisition & Resource Management Services, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Development, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication departments. The AUL shares decision making authority for personnel actions, resource management, and policy development. The AUL also represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional and national bodies and contributes through publications, formal presentations, and professional participation.


Qualifications. Required qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree with relevant experience; significant work experience in an academic research library; demonstrated understanding of building research collections; demonstrated leadership fostering partnerships; demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues and new models shaping future publishing; proven management experience in a complex, multi-functional library; superior interpersonal skills and team builder; ability to work in a diverse setting with diverse staff and campus communities; a strong commitment to staff development; and superior analytical and problem solving skills. Preferred qualifications include: a second Master’s degree and/or Doctorate; playing a responsible role in acquisitions and collections; experience with digital scholarship, data-intensive research support, data curation, and digital initiatives and preservation; library fundraising efforts, and a significant record of publications and/or presentation experience. Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $99,100 to $178,500 and an attractive benefits package.


UCSB is one of only sixty-one research intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities. The Library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration with a vision to be the premier scholar resource and information leader advancing UCSB’s mission of research, teaching and service to California and beyond. The Library is actively engaged with partners to provide extensive resources and services to advance information discovery for research, scholarship and creativity in a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. The Library’s collections of 3 million volumes and 6 million non-print and digital resources supports undergraduate and graduate programs in thirty-three academic areas. The Library takes pride in providing outstanding service. For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UC Santa Barbara Links.


For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to  Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of October 30, 2016.


Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Campus Librarian, Reference and Instruction. John F. Kennedy University, San Jose Learning Resource Center

September 7, 2016

Regular, 40 hours per week. This grade 6 exempt position includes vacation, sick leave and a flexible benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b) retirement eligibility, health and dependent care FSAs, and tuition waiver benefits.

The John F. Kennedy University Libraries consist of the Robert M. Fisher Library and Law Library in Pleasant Hill, and Learning Resource Centers at branch campuses in Berkeley and San Jose. The San Jose Learning Resource Center supports the curricular, research, classroom technology, and general campus needs of graduate and undergraduate programs in psychology.

The campus duties of the Librarian include: managing the day to day operations of the Learning Resource Center, providing reference assistance and information literacy instruction, and liaising with psychology faculty. The Librarian will also contribute to the support of online students registered at all JFKU locations via virtual reference, the creation and management of online tutorials and workshops, teaching a credit-bearing online information literacy course, and contributing to system-wide library assessment efforts.

In addition, this position will include site management duties, such as classroom technology support, managing quarterly room assignments, reporting site issues to facilities and property management, and limited assistance with campus special events.

The requirements for this position include an MLIS degree and a minimum of one year of professional academic library experience, including reference and instruction experience; familiarity with circulation operations and understanding of library systems. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. An academic background in or familiarity with psychology is desirable. Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Office and a general comfort level with technology is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, diplomacy, flexibility, excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to work well with a diverse, adult constituency with a sense of professionalism and good humor.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to; with SJLIB 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

Information Technology and Web Services Librarian

September 7, 2016

The California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to continually enhance, enrich, and advance the library’s information technologies and Web services.

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students). Both the campus and library have recently named social justice as a core value in their strategic plans and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library’s mission of serving a diverse community.

Responsibilities: The Information Technology and Web Services Librarian (ITWSL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library. As head of the Library Information Technology unit, the ITWSL supervises an IT Support Supervisor and an Assistant Web Developer, and oversees the Innovation Lab, a space with 3D scanning and printing, circuitry kits, virtual reality headgear, and more. Developing, implementing, overseeing, and promoting new and existing innovative information technologies and Web services, the ITWSL also leads the library’s effort to enhance its virtual spaces, working closely with library faculty and staff to develop and expand online library services in alignment with the library’s mission and strategic plan.

The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities, including chairing the Library Information Technology Council and documenting plans, procedures, and outcomes. The ITWSL will administer ExLibris’ PRIMO, the library’s future discovery layer, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience. All librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends in academic libraries; ability to collaboratively implement innovative technologies and Web services while communicating effectively with patrons, library staff, faculty, and campus Information Technology Services; record of leadership; experience in designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites; capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community and a willingness to learn from and foster an inclusive environment with others, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, religious, or socio-economic background, nationality, gender identity, sexuality, or ability.  New librarians with non-library management and IT experience, please apply!

Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience; history of employment in academic libraries; experience or coursework in reference, library instruction, and collection development; in-depth subject knowledge or interest in several academic disciplines; knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, and Drupal; knowledge or experience administering ExLibris’ PRIMO; experience working with APIs; understanding of usability design and assessment, responsive Web design, and current accessibility standards.

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a starting salary of $65,000. In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses available.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within 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.

Application Process

To receive consideration, please submit ALL of the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old sent to

Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee,