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Great Opportunity To Make a Difference in San Diego!

Hello SLA San Diego,

We have a great opportunity available for you to make a difference in the San Diego community! Our SLA-SD Student Liaison, Sharesly Rodriguez, is spearheading our annual Words Alive book drive and needs your help.

Words Alive is a fantastic organization that collects new or gently used books for children and Sharesly’s goal is to collect 200 or more this year through donation boxes. She is looking for SLA folks who can help create collection boxes (about the size that holds printed paper) and host them at work or within their communities.

This is a fun and worthwhile effort and a great way to meet other SLA San Diego members.  If you’re interested, please contact Sharesly directly at shareslyr@gmail.com.  I hope we get a record turnout!

Britt Mueller
2016 SLA San Diego President

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Details About the Words Alive Book Drive:

Words Alive collects new or gently used books for children and youth (birth through high school) in English and Spanish for children from low income or disadvantaged communities. The books are to help awaken or sustain a love for reading. Ultimately, children from disadvantaged communities have an opportunity to build their home libraries.

My goal as student liaison for this year is to collect 200 or more! I am looking for members who wish to hold or set up collection boxes. Ideally, the boxes should be the size of box that holds printed paper and can be decorated.  SLA members are encouraged to bring donation boxes to work or spread the word within their communities.

Adult books, textbooks, references books, magazines, self-help books, and torn and worn out books will not be accepted.

Information on book donation proceeds:

http://www.wordsalive.org/#!libraries-project/catb

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County Library Director– County Serivces Group, San Diego, CA

The County of San Diego invites résumés from candidates with exemplary qualifications for the position of Director, County Library, in the Community Services Group. 

The County Library is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization that provides services to more than one-million residents over a 4,000 square mile County. The Department employs 273 staff and thousands of volunteers, across 33 branch libraries encompassing nearly 340,000 square feet, has an operating budget of $39.2 million, a circulation of more than 11 million books, two mobile libraries and two Library-to-Go kiosks. Services include providing information in print, non-print and online formats for lifelong learning; promoting reading and literacy skills; instruction and access to the Internet and other online services; offering diverse programs to inform and enlighten customers of all ages; and provide homework resources for students of all ages.

Qualifying candidates will possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information from an accredited college or university AND, five (5) years of management experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification. Experience must include one year of supervision.

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Librarian–Institute for Defense Analyses -Center for Communication Research, La Jolla

Description

Overview:This position oversees the development of the unclassified and classified libraries and fosters their mission to support the research interests of the Center for Communications Research at La Jolla (CCR).  Responsibilities include selecting and coordinating the delivery of relevant information services, acquiring and cataloging print and electronic services, and creating and maintaining databases and collaborations locally and within the IDA and nearby academic library communities.

Primary Responsibilities:

1     Library Administration.

  • Ensures that information services and resources facilitate and strengthen research at CCR.
  • Balances work on maintaining and improving library and other document collections with    expanding and refining online access to information resources.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the CCR library budget for books, journals, interlibrary loans, software, electronic subscriptions and videos.
  • Initiates and maintains effective working relationships with the CCR research staff, colleagues in other IDA divisions, nearby academic libraries, and library vendors.  Works to expand CCR library collections and improve access to external library collections.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the management of information resources.

 

2.   Library Systems.

  • Maintains the integrated library system including configuration management and customizations of the database.
  • Tracks evolving standards and technologies for providing access to electronic resources within and supplementary to the OPAC.
  • Works with computer systems staff to enhance library web pages and online library collections.
  • Assists computer systems staff with the selection and purchase of compatible hardware, software, and site licenses for library automated systems; trains staff on use of systems; collaborates with the research staff in the design and structure of local databases.

3    Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • BS/BA degree in Library Science, Information Science or related area; or equivalent experience.  MS, MA, MLIS or MLS degree is desirable.
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience, preferably in research or academic library.
  • Demonstrated expertise in library automation.
  • Familiarity with negotiating contracts and licenses for electronic journals and databases with vendors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.
IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, genetic characteristic or any other legally protected condition or characteristic.

 

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Museum Librarian/Archivist–Barona Band of Mission Indians, Lakeside, CA

eneral Summary: 
Under the supervision of the Museum Director, in cooperation with the Collections Manager, this position is responsible for the organization and preservation of archival and library collections. Assists researchers and is an educator in related outreaches and culture classes. Flexibility in the assistance of any museum program. Work schedule is Tuesdays-Saturdays, some evenings required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Catalogs archival and library materials; experience required with Past Perfect and Digitization; knowledge of standard preservation policies and procedures
  • Works with Collections Manager to organize museum’s holdings and maintain collections database
  • Is a voting member of the Collections Committee and with the Committee, creates and implements policies and procedures relating to library and archival processes, preservation, organization, and storage.
  • researches library and archival acquisitions pertinent to the mission statement
  • Deals with inquiries as directed by supervisory staff (provides research assistance)
  • Supervises Archive interns and volunteers and manages their work
  • Documents Museum-sponsored events for archival purposes
  • Assist Education Coordinator in outreach programs, language, culture classes related to area.

Relevant Experience Or Requirements:

2 years library, museum or archives experience; knowledge of PastPerfect Software required; digitization required.

Education Level:

MLIS or MA preferred; or Bachelors degree in related field including American Indian Studies, Library Science, History, Museum Studies with Archival & Librarian Training.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • 2 Years: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

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Head of User Services – Tenure Track – CSUSM University Library

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services to provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of User Services provides leadership, guidance, and strategic direction in an evolving landscape of resource sharing, media, and copyright. This position explores emerging user services technologies, leads the User Services unit in evaluating and implementing new services when appropriate, and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to contributing to the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the university through electronic resources and access.

The User Services unit includes the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services.

For more information, please see http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/listings.html

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Content Integration Librarian – Qualcomm

The Qualcomm Library is seeking a content integration librarian to assist in providing seamless global information delivery for Qualcomm employees. This position is responsible for the creation, normalization, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the Qualcomm Library’s digital and physical collections. Creativity, flexibility and strong project management skills will be necessary to connect disparate data sources to ensure content delivery between systems across the enterprise. The ideal candidate will be a forward thinker, driven to create novel technical solutions for content delivery resulting in ultimate findability. Find more information here.

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Digital Asset and Imaging Specialist — Balboa Park Online Collaborative, San Diego, CA

Founded in 2008 to serve 17 organizations in San Diego’s renowned Balboa Park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) helps museums and other art, science, and cultural organizations to make and implement cost-effective, sustainable technology decisions. With a model that has enabled small and mid-sized organizations in San Diego to reach a level of technical sophistication on par with cultural institutions of far greater resources, BPOC has expanded to serve a range of museums inside and outside of Balboa Park. As a registered public charity and technology partner for museums and cultural centers in Balboa Park and San Diego, BPOC works with clients ranging from volunteer-only institutions to larger museums.

BPOC seeks a Digital Asset and Imaging Specialist to oversee, lead or participate in all project activities related to BPOC’s enterprise digital asset management system (DAMS) and digitization initiatives. The Digital Asset and Imaging Specialist will work collaboratively with a range of museum clients on short-, medium- and long-range initiatives, from hands-on contribution to project management, strategy and training. The successful candidate will have experience in all aspects of the digital-asset lifecycle; be knowledgeable in best practices in image capture techniques, principles and workflows from asset identification and cataloguing, capture and scanning through to metadata assignment and deployment; be knowledgeable in metadata standards and initiatives; issues and opportunities around application integration with collections management systems and content management systems; and be keen and excited to work on emerging technologies around image management, deployment and user access.

The Digital Asset and Imaging Specialist will:

  • Collaborate with partner museums to develop and support good, sustainable practices for the digital asset lifecycle
  • Understand how to use an enterprise DAMS to its greatest potential, benefitting BPOC and its partner clients
  • Deliver projects that catalogue, capture, ingest, organize, describe, and disseminate assets
  • Contribute leadership and creativity in developing and supporting projects that use digital assets
  • Assist in the planning, management and growth of asset collections
  • Liaise with stakeholders to effect successful integration or synchronization of the DAMS with other systems, applications, or repositories
  • Provide day-to-day and long-range administrative oversight of the DAMS
  • Apply project management methodologies for the DAMS and related projects
  • Assist in the planning of system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance
  • Play a key role in vendor communications and management
  • Represent BPOC through conference and committee participation, research, and publications.
  • May supervise or oversee the work of full, part-time or intern staff
  • Supervise or perform cataloguing tasks, book, document or object capture, post process or manipulate as required; identify and record appropriate metadata
  • Perform or manage software to quality control digital images produced through digitization, including accuracy of OCR’ed text
  • Handle or supervise the handling of fragile or rare holdings and participate or supervise rapid cataloguing projects
  • Manage large volumes of digital asset transfer; ingestion and other digitization workflow processes as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Prior experience in archival or collection digitization, photographic production, or related activities
  • Prior experience managing data-heavy projects and working within an institutional repository
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Archival or Museum Studies, Information or Library Science, Digital Media or related qualification
  • Sensitivity to and experience handling collection, library or archival materials
  • Experience operating photographic and scanning equipment and digital cameras
  • High level of computer and Internet literacy including professional image editing applications and color calibration software
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and flexibility at all times to ensure high quality service
  • Ability to adjust and provide appropriate action when unanticipated need arises
  • Willingness to learn new software and technologies

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • the full cycle of archival or collection digitization: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

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Medical Sciences Librarian- Naval Health Research Center (Contractor), San Diego, CA

Responsibilities:

GLOBAL REQUIREMENT
NHRC Science HQ is responsible for assisting with the execution of Navy medical research accomplished through the performance of individual studies and programs. These programs are often of high visibility within the DoD, the Federal Government, and with the United States Congress and require administration and management to meet the expectations of the funding source, to ensure the projects are conducted efficiently, and to permit the timely execution and oversight of such projects. The purpose of this task order is to provide support to the NHRC Science HQ personnel in conducting expert technical and programmatic support tasks on various Navy/Marine Corps projects, and Contractor assistance in program execution support for NHRC Science Headquarters personnel. Further processes will be required to monitor the success of projects and to document all stages of project performance and its administration. This acquisition will provide program management and expert technical support services to NHRC Science HQ to conduct various business management tasks of large scale, high visibility research programs within various Navy/Marine Corps health and performance related research projects.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Activities to accomplish the aforementioned requirement to completion include:

  1. Provide high-level strategic and program management support to the NHRC Executive Director with the goal of enhancing and improving NHRC’s various portfolios of research. For this objective, there is a need for expert advice and consultation with the NHRC Department Heads, Government Civil Service employees and contractors in the area of research initiatives, system development and transitioning of products to the Fleet. The contractor will provide guidance, review and make recommendations in support of the NHRC mission. Support includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Provide input to the Strategic Plan for furthering the NHRC basic and applied research and development agenda
      i. Participate in Command meetings and program reviews
      ii. Develop high-level briefings
    • Assist in the evaluation of program documentation, program/project planning methods, technology proposed.
    • Make recommendations for program/project improvement
  2. The Contractor shall provide program integration services to assist in the development and performance of tasks needed to meet the objectives and strategies of the NHRC Strategic Plan. Contract performers shall not participate in evaluations where their participation may be perceived as biased, impaired or sensitive. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Guidance on preparation of technical evaluations of white papers generated by NHRC in response to intramural DoD requests for information.
    • Assistance of the preparation of technical evaluations of proposals submitted to government sponsors in response to intramural DoD requests for proposal.
    • Assistance preparing technical review of program documentation provided in response to intramural DoD requests.
    • Program/project planning of intramural DoD programs.
    • Investment reviews of intramural DoD programs.
    • Technology assessments of intramural DoD programs.
    • Data analyses of intramural DoD programs.
    • Financial issues for intramural DoD programs.
    • Logistical Planning for intramural DoD programs.
  3. The Contractor shall apply project management and analytical disciplines to assist principal investigators with project oversight and management functions. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Draft protocols
    • Design studies
    • Manage study timetable and data flow
    • Coordinate project correspondence
    • Monitor study progress, manage project expenditures and deliverables
    • Interface with Command databases to update/consolidate project data, manage projects, add missing information and run queries.
  4. The Contractor shall provide expert consultation services in the areas of writing and preparation of medical, technical and scientific Command documents for publication on web pages, in technical reports, in presentations and in scientific journals for distribution. Specifically this task includes, but is not limited to the following subtasks:
    • Consult on document formatting for publication
    • Edit documents and recommend changes for product improvement
    • Maintain editing guidelines and products lists
    • Develop and manage the Command manuscript approval process
  5. The Contractor shall provide facilitation services to assist with the performance of tasks needed to meet the objectives and strategies of the NHRC Strategic Plan. Specific items to include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Command management consultation
    • Command health and safety compliance and periodic review
    • Facilitation and coordination of extramural activities and management advice, coordination and publication of minutes from conferences, seminars, and workshops.
    • Facilitate plan development for research programs and staffing of ad hoc committees, and empanelment of experts for working groups, and advisory groups where credible, external views can add significant value to the discussions.
    • Organize, coordinate and facilitate the Command security policies and procedures
    • Maintain, organize and manage the Command travel process
    • Facilitate equipment tracking, manage equipment, maintain Command inventory and consult on Command procurement
    • Facilitate and support command information management to include the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure
    • Facilitate and consult on the creation of official Command documents in accordance with the Navy Correspondence Manual
    • Facilitate and assist government with various HR tasks and provide support
    • Facilitate interaction between Command leadership and officials at other agencies to support the mission of NHRC
    • Facilitate high-level intra and extra-mural meetings for the purpose of programmatic reviews, consensus building, and program planning
  6. The Contractor shall assist management in policy formulation, advise on the potential public reaction to proposed policies, and plan, organize, and evaluate communication strategies, programs, and materials. Specifically this task includes, but is not limited to the following subtasks:
    • Formulate and recommend policies, programs, and procedures governing information functions related to the work of NHRC
    • Plan, initiate, and implement comprehensive public affairs campaigns to enhance the understanding of the agency’s programs among the general public and specialized groups and organizations.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal information program, media relations, and community relations programs in achieving greater understanding of NHRC’s mission and programs.
    • Advise NHRC’s top management officials on the possible public and media reactions to proposed policy statements or agency actions.
    • Disseminate a wide range of information and data concerning the nature and objectives of NHRC programs, employing all types of media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, professional and scientific journals, still and motion pictures, posters, exhibits, social media and advertisements.
    • Coordinate and facilitate visits with consultants, guest speakers, SME’s to visit NHRC and/or advise NHRC staff on current and developing trends in RDT&E practice and managemen
Qualifications:
  • Full professional knowledge of Library Science as evidenced by education and/or experience in library science; mastery of the major library functions of reference, collection development, library automation, serials management, cataloging.
  • Certification or experience equivalent to the Medical Library Association’s certification requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of medical subject areas and terminology.
  • Extensive knowledge of medical subject resources, including but not limited to published books and serials and electronic databases, with particular expertise in MEDLINE, Defense RDT&E On-Line System (DROLS), OCLC, military, other government, and difficult to locate statistical sources.
  • Knowledge of Sirsi Corporation’s STILAS integrated library system.
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance for access to classified material at the level of SECRET.
  • All work will be performed in accordance with Department of Defense and Department of the Navy regulations and instructions.
    • Guidelines are also based on standards for health science libraries, as set forth by the Medical Library Association, and for science research libraries, as set forth by the Special Libraries Association.
    • These guidelines are general and require personal judgment and extensive interpretation and augmentation and adaption for the diverse and extensive information needs of the NHRC researchers.
    • Published thesauri and retrieval manuals do not adequately cover the rapidly evolving terminology or the highly specialized fields of knowledge of the researchers.
  • Contractor will interact daily with administration, department heads, principle investigators, researchers at NHRC, other members of the library staff

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Professional Assistant, Youth Services Division — Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside, CA

The City of Oceanside is currently accepting applications for an hourly extra-help Professional Assistant position with the Oceanside Public Library. There is currently one vacancy in Youth Services. This position will provide service at the Civic Center and Mission Branch Libraries, or other locations as needed.

This position is an hourly, extra-help and does not include leave or medical benefits, and will not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year.

The Professional Assistant will be presenting or helping with programs for children and tweens and other ages as needed, including storytelling, crafts, and book clubs; contributing to development of a library collection; dealing tactfully and effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds; answering questions and solving customer service, technological and operational problems anywhere library services are provided, in person, by phone or other means; advising customers in use of library materials and searches for information, both at advanced levels; enforcing library policies; helping promote and evaluate library services; greeting and guiding customers; issuing library cards; assisting customers with library equipment, self-checkout and self-payment; operating, learning and teaching use of equipment and technologies as needed; sorting and handling books;  working with all ages – children, teens, and adults, and performing related duties as required. May be in charge of library site operations for defined periods.

Experience and Training

Training: A Bachelor’s degree or higher. Supplementary graduate coursework, such as  9 semester units or 12 quarter units in library science or a related field is highly desirable.

Copies of Bachelor’s degree (and transcripts showing graduate coursework, if applicable) must be submitted.  Applications that do not include required copies will not be considered.

Experience: Some technical or professional level experience in a library is desirable.

Special Requirements: This position requires variable working hours and the availability to work Saturdays, Sundays and evenings at any location where library services may be provided, including mobile libraries or outdoors.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability is highly desirable.

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Instruction and Research Librarian — The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

he Scripps Research Institute is a world leader in biomedical research-expanding the frontiers of knowledge, accelerating new treatments for disease, and training the next generation of scientists in this critical work. To learn more about TSRI, please visit us at www.scripps.edu.

Basic Qualifications

The Scripps Research Institute is currently seeking an Instruction & Research Librarian to plan, organize, and coordinate campus-wide library instruction services; orientation, database use instruction/training for the graduate program; database administration;

and special projects. Serve as subject specialist to scientific community in their use of library databases and resources. Act as lead resource and Compliance Officer for NIH Public Access Policy compliance and Endnote. Assist with tracking budget allocations appropriate for said resources and programs.

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution.
  • Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or similar highly desired.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional, progressively responsible library experience demonstrating subject knowledge andfamiliarity with science resources, databases and research methodologies for the chemical, biological, and health sciences. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or related discipline and 3 years of similar experience may be accepted in lieu of 5 years.
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing in-person instruction.
  • Must possess a high degree of technical knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the programs administered.
  • Demonstrates strong professional, service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in database administration and searching.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing instructional assistance in person and virtually (e.g. classroom teaching, creatingonline tutorials).
  • Subject knowledge in the Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and Medicine).
  • Experience providing library services to assist scientists and students throughout the entire research lifecycle (eg. databasesearching, finding grants, finding protocols, citation management, NIH Public Access Policy compliance, and performance

    metrics).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and conceptual and problem-solving abilities.
  • Skilled in the use of automated systems including personal computers, electronic mail, and the internet using local andremote access methods.
  • Skilled in the use of a variety of operating systems (including Macintosh and Windows), and programs (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Acrobat).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, andcolleagues.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

Additional Information

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Annual travel to Florida campus to host week-long training sessions

Salary is commensurate with experience

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application for consideration, please visit our website at https://careers.scripps.edu.

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