Technical Services Librarian, Westmont College

August 31, 2017

Job Opening: Technical Services Librarian Westmont College

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for a Technical Services Librarian.

The Technical Services Librarian is in charge of all our acquisitions and cataloging. The position is also part of our liaison librarian team which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular departments. Please see the Job Description for more details about the requirements and the Westmont Human Resources page for more details on how to apply.

You are encouraged to apply and/or pass along this announcement to qualified candidates.

Instruction and Reference Librarian, Holy Names University

August 30, 2017

Holy Names University is seeking an energetic and innovative Instruction and Reference Librarian to participate in our information literacy program and campus outreach, work collaboratively on digital library initiatives, service improvements, collection development, and provide stellar reference service.

The Librarian for Research & Instruction cultivates and maintains strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintains an understanding of the university’s research and teaching programs; promotes library activities within the HNU community; and collaborates on campus-centered and university-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services.

Major activities conducted by the Librarian for Research & Instruction include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate educational and research support services. Further responsibilities for this position include enhancing the library’s existing outreach initiatives and expanding information literacy instruction; providing students information research consultation services; developing new initiatives and partnerships to further student success in degree completion and for lifelong learning; overseeing the development of web pages, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of teaching strategies.

The incumbent’s duties also include preparing reports and analyses regarding ongoing services and special projects, including the generation and interpretation of data that inform decisions and demonstrate the Library’s value to the HNU community and beyond.

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Interlibrary Loan and Access Services Supervisor, Santa Clara University

August 30, 2017

Come and join an award-winning library! Santa Clara University, winner of the 2017 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, welcomes applications for the position of Interlibrary Loan and Access Services Supervisor.

The ILL & Access Services Services Supervisor, under the supervision of Manager, Interlibrary Loan, obtains published material (books, dissertations, and journal articles) not available in the University Library or Heafey Law Library collections for Santa Clara University students, faculty and staff in order to facilitate their educational and research needs. The ILL & Access Services Services Supervisor also provides excellent library and information service at the Library Help Desk in support of the University’s academic programs as outlined in the University Library’s Strategic Plan. Performs specialized duties requiring broad knowledge of general library operations and/or materials, and specific library policies and procedures in a diverse work environment. Delivers accurate, timely, and courteous service that respects individual needs and strengthens the educational experience. Participates in planning and accomplishing the goals of Access & Delivery Services. Duties include student training and supervision. The primary schedule is Thursday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Adjustments in this schedule will be required as a function of the academic calendar, e.g., intersession, summer hours etc.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

Years of Experience

  • Two or more years of library or front line customer service experience

Salary Information
Hiring Range: $20.65 – $23.74 per hour, commensurate with experience

Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at

Applications received by September 8, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Associate University Librarian, San Francisco State

August 30, 2017

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State is seeking an Associate University Librarian.
The full position description may be viewed at

Job Description

Job Title: Associate University Librarian (Administrator III) – J. Paul Leonard Library
Job ID: 9581
Location: On Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Working Title

Associate University Librarian

Administrator Level

This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the University Librarian.

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Access & Delivery Services, Santa Clara University

August 27, 2017

Santa Clara University Library is seeking a part-time, temporary staff member in Access & Delivery Services. Up to 20 hours per week are available, and hours are flexible based on availability. The position, available mid-September, includes these duties:

  • Staffs the Library Help Desk during scheduled hours.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials in the library using OSCAR (the University’s online catalog)
  • Provides courteous directional and informational assistance and simple reference assistance to users, requiring a general knowledge of the library’s physical facility, organization, collections and policies
  • Refers complex questions to the appropriate individual
  • Uses the automated library system (OSCAR) to circulate materials (checkout, check-in, place holds, etc.) to members of the Santa Clara University community
  • Recommends searches and/or LINK+ or Interlibrary Loan requests for missing library materials
  • Educates users about new or enhanced services provided by the library
  • Provides information on specific library policies, including billing and circulation privileges
  • Supervises, trains, and manages library student workers, directing their work and ensuring the work of the library (sorting, shelving, shelf reading, auditing ARS, etc) is completed during work shifts
  • Opens/closes and secures the library as needed.

The position is available beginning September 16, 2017 and may extend for as long as six months. Hiring will be done through a temporary agency. Persons with some library experience at a circulation/help desk preferred. Salary is approximately $20.65 per hour. Please contact Tina Chrzastowski, Head of Access & Delivery Services, by email for more information and to apply for this position:

Adjunct Librarian, Chabot College

August 27, 2017

Adjunct Librarian
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Chabot College
Hayward, CA

Pay Starts at: $52.24/hr.

We will begin reviewing applications starting on September 8, 2017.

Open Until Filled.

Chabot College is seeking an adjunct librarian to be in an on-going pool or to substitute as needed. Hours can include evenings or weekends. Chabot librarians teach effective research strategies in print and online resources and provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, classified professionals, and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in library science, or library and information science, or the equivalent. Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

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Fixed Term Reference & Instruction Librarian, Santa Clara University

August 27, 2017

Come and join an engaged and reflective instruction and reference team! The Santa Clara University (SCU) Library seeks a full-time, fixed term (9 month) Reference & Instruction Librarian for the academic year 2017/18.

This temporary position provides information literacy instruction for first year composition, sociology, and religious studies courses, provides reference and research assistance in person and virtually, supports collection development, and participates in a team actively engaged in reflecting on instruction practice. This position is open to candidates holding either a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a current master’s candidate in library science.

Salary commensurate with experience

Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at

Applications received by September 5, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Library Systems Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA)

August 27, 2017

The JPL Library is hiring a Library IT specialist. Come join our team and help explore the galaxy!

Opportunity: Library Systems Specialist


The JPL Library, Archives and Records Section is seeking an innovative, customer-oriented, and forward thinking group member with the flexibility to work with a variety of platforms and administrative modules for library-related software and hardware applications. This person will work in the middle space between library end users and other customers, library staff, application vendors and JPL IT staff to ensure timely and effective delivery of applications.

The Library Systems and Services staff member’s work will include interactions with software and hardware vendors on training, user interface construction, and ongoing improvement to services with end users and with colleagues throughout the Laboratory organization to ensure the most accessible and usable book, journal, citation analysis, borrowing, and other applications. The Systems and Services staff member will serve on cross-Laboratory teams in relevant IT and services areas.

Reporting to the Library Group Supervisor, the Systems and Services staff member can expect a good deal of autonomy in setting up and maintaining systems that help deliver the Library’s resources, but will be expected to provide analyses and metrics on systems and improvements. This person will also serve as part of the Library team and will be expected to perform circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and other tasks.

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Archivist and Instruction Librarian, Saint Mary’s College of California

August 27, 2017

Archivist and Instruction Librarian

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative librarian who will be responsible for the management and administration of the College Archives, a repository (physical and digital) of historical materials relating to the founding, development and ongoing work of the College. The successful candidate will also provide general and subject specialized library information literacy instruction, research consultations and support and collection development for assigned departments or programs, and should have a professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice.

The Archivist and Instruction Librarian will serve on the General Reference Desk, participate in the Library’s team structure, serve on campus committees, and be professionally active.

Interested applicants apply here by September 18, 2017.

Temporary instruction/reference Librarian, CSU San Marcos

August 27, 2017

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library seeks a full-time Library faculty within the Teaching & Learning (TAL) program for the academic year 2017/18. This position will provide information literacy instruction to first year experience and general education courses, provide reference/research help at the Library’s Research Help Desk (both in person and virtually), participate in and attend Library faculty meetings. Some instruction and on-call research help hours will be scheduled for evenings and weekends. Other instructional and/or reference/research help duties and projects may be assigned.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited or equivalent before start date.
  • Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
  • Evidence of competency or experience with instructionally-related technologies.
  • High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred qualifications for the position include:

  • Experience working with first-year college students.
  • Recent experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Rank and Salary

  • Rank and salary is at the Assistant Librarian level.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

To apply, please submit the following to