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The Scripps Research Institute – Librarian Position

The Scripps Research Institute is currently seeking a Librarian:  Discovery and Access Systems.

Librarian – Discovery and Access Systems

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is a leader in the discovery and application of biomedical breakthroughs that improve human health. TSRI, one of the world’s largest independent non-profit biomedical research facilities, has over 3,000 employees and campuses in La Jolla, CA and Palm Beach County, FL. To learn more about TSRI, please visit us at

Location is San Diego, CA Requisition: 03801

Position Description

The Discovery & Access Systems (DAS) Librarian provides innovative leadership in the administration, management, integration, training and support of the Library’s discovery and resource management systems. The DAS Librarian supports library staff and users by ensuring computer and office technology is updated and maintained. The successful candidate takes initiative in updating and creatively enhancing the Library’s web presence.

For a detailed list of the duties and responsibilities please visit the TSRI website at:

Basic Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution preferred.

• Minimum 2 years’ experience with implementing, developing, and maintaining specialized library software systems, such as integrated library systems, Open URL link resolvers, and interlibrary loan automation software.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills working in a library where the focus is on meeting information needs of specialized and demanding users, in a customer-oriented manner.

• Analytical skills and conceptual and problem-solving ability as it applies to systems troubleshooting. Skilled in the use of a variety of operating systems (including Macintosh and Windows) and programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Acrobat).

• Skilled in the use of web technologies and web development tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and SQL.

• Ability to use data and visualization software such as Sci2, MS Power BI, or Tableau preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues.

• Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, achieve goals and work within deadlines.

Salary commensurate with experience

To learn more about this opportunity and to submit your application for consideration, please visit our website at

The Scripps Research Institute cannot accept your resume via email, US mail or fax due to EEO/OFCCP (Equal Employment Opportunity / Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) reporting requirements. Individual resumes submitted outside of our website will not be reviewed or considered.

If you are a person with disability who is in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in TSRI’s application, interview, and/or selection process, please contact our Human Resources Department for assistance at (858) 784-8534.

TSRI embraces diversity and recognizes it is being a key to our success.

We believe in developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

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Job Posting: Qualcomm Library Temp Librarian Position

The Qualcomm Library is hiring a temp librarian. In addition to the job scope below, this role may also include non-research related projects supporting other Library functions. If interested, please contact Ashley Burgess at

Job Title: Corporate Research Librarian

Duration: 2 months

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Overview: Working with the Library’s Research & Analysis team, this position provides business and industry research with a primary focus on market opportunities, competitive intelligence, technology and competitive landscapes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with analyzing quantitative data to identify trends, future direction, or other meaningful competitive strategies
  • Ability to independently complete research process from inception to conclusion, synthesizing third-party data and information from multiple sources and creating reports in a variety of formats
  • History of providing results analysis for high level research clients
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with rigorous deadlines and varying degrees of criticality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of telecom and high tech markets, and supporting knowledge sources for those markets
  • Experience providing research results via a central Library or Knowledge Center organization
  • Experience working with distributed teams and remote clients
  • Strongly Preferred MLIS or MBA with a minimum of 2 years of business/market intelligence research & analysis

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Library Assistant III, Cooley LLP

Cooley’s San Diego office is s seeking a Library Assistant III to join the firmwide Research Services team. The Library Assistant III shall perform a variety of firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection,  and providing basic level ready reference services. The successful candidate will have experience with an integrated library system and should be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Candidates must have 5+ years of technical services experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in cataloging or acquisitions is preferred. Experience in analyzing and anticipating situations, defining problems and objectives, recognizing alternatives and formulating solutions is also required. Successful candidates will have a customer service philosophy, strong attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them within defined time constraints. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package.

All interested candidates should apply on our website: under the Careers tab. 

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Medical Sciences Librarian-General Dynamics, San Diego, CA

Performs research, analysis, development and evaluation of systems, procedures and models in assigned functional area.

1. Performs research, analysis, development, and evaluation of systems, procedures, and models in assigned functional area.
2. Analyzes and defines problems and researches possible solutions that afford maximum probability for profit or effectiveness in relation to cost or risk.
3. Prepares models of problems using one or more equations that relate constants and variables, restrictions, alternatives, conflicting objectives, and their numerical parameters.
4. Defines data requirements and gathers and validates information, applying judgment and statistical tests.
5. Analyzes and organizes technical data and reports into summaries for management review, defining problem, evaluation, and possible solution(s).
6. Maintains records and prepares reports as required.
7. Utilizes complex systems and applications in the problem-solving process.
8. Prepares technical manuals, reports, and other documentation reflecting knowledge in assigned functional area.
9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
10. Participates in special projects as required. 

Bachelors Degree in a scientific discipline. 

2-5 years of related experience in scientific research and analysis. 

Medical Sciences Librarian
a. 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.
b. Certification or experience equivalent to the Medical Library Association’s certification requirements.
c. Extensive knowledge of medical subject areas and terminology.
d. 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.
e. Knowledge of Sirsi Corporation’s STILAS integrated library system.
f. Must be able to obtain a security clearance for access to classified material at the level of SECRET. 


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Assistant Archivist- San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

eneral Statement

The San Diego Museum of Man is accepting applications for an Archivist Assistant to aid with the cataloging of a collection of 25,000 historic photographs and making them accessible online. The Archivist Assistant will report to the Project Archivist, and will work closely with the Collections Manager and Registrar. This position will assist in recruiting and managing of project interns. This is a grant funded temporary position starting on July 4, 2016 and end April 31, 2017.


  • Aid in arranging and cataloging the museum’s photograph collection.
  • Assist with research and data entry of cataloged items into CollectionSpace.
  • Preserve, stabilize, and re-house archival materials as necessary.
  • Monitor crowdsourcing comments on the museum’s Facebook and Flickr page.
  • Assist in training, supervision, and review of project interns.
  • Communicate and report information to the Project Archivist
  • Ability to work closely with other staff members to meet the responsibilities of the role.

Qualifications (Required)

  • At least 2 years of college.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description.
  • Experience with basic cataloging.
  • Strong writing and oral communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Experience in working with social media sites, including Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Successful completion of coursework in Museum Studies, Archives, or Library Science and/or have previous experience working in a museum, archive, or library environment and handling archival collections.
  • Familiarity with CollectionSpace or other Collection Management Systems
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS software.
  • Knowledge of photographic conservation.
  • Knowledge of photographic digitization procedures and technology.

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Project Archivist-San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

General Statement: 
The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) is accepting applications for a Project Archivist to oversee the cataloging of a collection of 25,000 historic photographs, as well processing, arrangement and creation of finding aids for collections of archival materials. This is a grant funded temporary position ending on April 31, 2017. Requests have been submitted for additional funding that could extend the position for an additional two years.

The Project Archivist will be responsible for prioritizing collections for processing and creating effective work plans to ensure project completion. The Project Archivist will also be responsible for archival housing, digitizing, cataloging, and organizing of the photography collections. The Project Archivist will report to the Director of Collections, will work closely with the Registrar and the Assistant Archivist, and will assist in recruiting and managing project staff and interns.


  • Consult with the Director of Collections to identify priority collections for processing.
  • Process prioritized collections, including writing and revising processing plans, carrying out physical organization and arrangement, describing collections in the CollectionSpace database, and creating finding aids in accordance with SDMoM and professional archival standards.
  • Consult with the Director of Collections to set the direction for the management and care of photography collections to ensure they are compatible with the overall strategic direction of the museum.
  • Reconcile ledgers, inventories, and documentation relating to the photography and slide collection.
  • Manage digital assets in accordance with best museum and archival practices to ensure the long-term preservation and easy retrieval of materials.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of decolonization policies and procedures, as they relate to the sharing and dissemination of archival collections related to indigenous communities.
  • Use good judgment to share appropriate images and associated information online through social media and other platforms, including engaging in consultation with tribal entities regarding appropriate access limitations to indigenous materials.
  • Address basic physical preservation needs for all archival materials.
  • Write and encode detailed finding aids, including information on context and related collections for delivery to the Online Archive of California.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise project interns.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree with a specialization in archival studies.
  • At least two years of experience in working with photographic and archival collections.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description.
  • Archival processing experience, including the authoring of a finding aid.
  • Deep knowledge of cataloging best practices including archival description and use of controlled vocabularies.
  • Familiarity with managing and preserving digital assets. Knowledge of metadata standards.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with collections database software.
  • Digital processing experience, including experience in digital assets management.
  • Experience in working with social media sites, including Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Willingness to work on a team.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Strong writing and oral communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description.
  • Experience working in a Museum environment
  • Familiarity with Digital Asset Management Systems
  • Familiarity with copyright law as it pertains to archival collection usage and publication
  • Knowledge of basic photo editing tools

No phone inquiries, please.

SDMoM offers a unique work environment where team members are dedicated to supporting each other, the organization, and its mission, “inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience.” At all times we strive to be adventurous, passionate, engaging, disciplined, open and accountable. We offer excellent benefits, including professional development opportunities and free admission to many Balboa Park institutions. Additional benefits include: generous vacation and sick leave; health, vision, dental, and life insurance.

Salary: $17.85 /hour

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Librarian 1 – City of Oceanside, Oceanside, CA

The City of Oceanside is currently accepting applications for Librarian I.  Application deadline is Friday, 7/1/2016.  Applicants may apply online at the City’s website

The Librarian I performs a full range of public service functions and duties in person and electronically or via telecommunications; provides reference and readers advisory services; evaluates patrons needs; answers reference and information questions utilizing appropriate sources; assists patrons in locating books and materials; assists patrons in successfully using library resources; develops subject expertise; evaluates and maintains collections in assigned subject and format areas; recommends books and other materials for purchase; monitors assigned budget; evaluates collection to weed outdated, unused, and (for physical items) worn-out materials in the collection; reviews books and materials; abstracts, annotates, and writes critical reviews; compiles online book lists and other user aids; develops specialized library programs or provides specialized services to identified library constituencies; participates in coordinating and implementing special projects as assigned; participates in the cataloging and classification of electronic, physical and other forms of books, video and sound recording, government documents, serials, and other material, including checking titles against databases; completing descriptions, assigning subject headings, and classifying items, per standards agreed upon by library administration and professional practice; represents the Library in cooperative relations with other agencies; performs community outreach; speaks to school and community groups regarding library services and resources; gives book talks; organizes story hours and other performances or public presentations; prepares electronic or other forms of press releases, publicity, newsletters, displays, and exhibits to publicize and promote programs, events, and activities for assigned area of responsibility; presents library orientations and gives library tours and service talks; assists in developing, modifying and evaluating library procedures; informs users regarding Library policies and procedures; provides staff assistance to Library management staff; participates in maintaining records; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence as required; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library science; may represent library on professional committees as assigned; may supervise, train, and evaluate paraprofessional and clerical personnel and volunteers; may arrange employee work schedules; may be in charge of library operations during assigned times, including evenings and weekends; and may work at branch libraries or on the Bookmobile.
Knowledge of:
  • Professional principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in public libraries.
  • Basic reference sources and methods and other information-acquisition methods.
  • Basic cataloging and classification systems.
  • Basic collection development principles and strategies as well as tools for selection.
  • Basic library automation systems and trends.
  • Basic Internet usage, structure, content creation and management, and communication skills, and various on-line systems.
  • Basic understanding of computer operations in libraries, including business application suites, audiovisual applications, database management, circulation systems, online catalogs, reference databases, and search strategies.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Public relations principles and practices.
Ability to:
  • Learn to perform the full range of professional and technical library tasks.
  • Learn, interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Learn and interpret library policies, procedures, and objectives to staff, community groups, and the general public.
  • Learn to operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, acquisition, and circulation data systems.
  • Give clear information to the public and to support staff.
  • Conduct accurate and thorough research in accordance with time available and user needs.
  • Provide recommendations for acquisition of new library materials and supplies.
  • Assist Library patrons in response to reference and directional Library questions.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including hardware for computing, imaging, printing, and transmitting material.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
Experience Some technical or professional level experience in a library is desirable.
Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university supplemented by a minimum of 9 semester units or 12 quarter units of graduate library science coursework from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science is highly desirable.

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City of Carlsbad – Senior Librarian – Collections and Technical Services

OPENING DATE: 05/21/16

CLOSING DATE: 06/08/16 11:00 AM


Are you a results oriented librarian who embraces collaboration and innovation? Do you have a record of leveraging technology and teamwork to meet customer needs? If the answer is “Yes,” then read on.

About the Library:

The City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts department is seeking an enthusiastic and technologically savvy Senior Librarian to oversee its Collections & Technical Services division. This position is responsible for guiding and motivating a team of 9.5 FTE responsible for the ordering, receiving, cataloging and processing of print, media, and electronic content. The Library and Cultural Arts Department provides educational, informational, and cultural arts services for all community residents, which contributes to a high quality of life by supporting lifelong learning, the pursuit of knowledge, and creating community gathering places. The Library & Cultural Arts Department operates three public facilities that include the Carlsbad City Library, the Georgina Cole Library and the Library Learning Center, along with presenting public art throughout the community. The Carlsbad City Library is also home to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and the Cannon Art Gallery which support a variety of visual and performing arts programs, arts education and cultural arts services.

The Position:

Positions in the Senior Librarian class are heads of major library divisions and administer a variety of special programs, resources, and services. Incumbents are expected to exercise creativity and analytical skills to not only oversee the day to day operations, but to also provide leadership toward continually improving department wide services and processes. The ideal candidate will be an experienced supervisor with a history of working with vendors, colleagues and internal staff to deliver services that both anticipate and exceed expectations. Additionally, the candidate shall have a proven track record of assessing emerging technology and technical services trends and incorporating those that advance the mission of the department.

This opportunity comes in the wake of the Library’s $11 million modernization and renovation project targeted at meeting the changing needs of the community in today’s digital age.


The Oral Board Interview process for this position is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016 (date subject to change).

For more information, please visit the City of Carlsbad job opportunities site.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian – University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the direction of the Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Initiatives Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians and faculty with digital projects and developing and managing the University’s institutional repository. He/She plans services and standards for digital and repository projects and prepares related workflow documentation and procedures. 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository. The Digital Initiatives Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific datasets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. He/She develops and documents digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices. As the Library’s rights management specialist, the Digital Initiatives Librarian works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property, open access, and copyright of scholarly output at the University. He/She is responsible for devising and implementing outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus. In addition, he/she serves as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library. 

The Digital Initiatives Librarian must possess the ability to work independently and as a team member to develop the institutional repository and to solve problems. He/She must be capable of managing projects while effectively balancing competing priorities and deadlines. He she must have the ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities. 

Major duties include:

  • Develop, manage, promote and assess the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program
  • Provide long-term policies and practices for the University of San Diego digital projects and institutional repository program
  • Support sustainable scholarly communication at the University of San Diego
  • Devise, implement, and lead outreach activities with emphasis on promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communication on campus
  • Serve as the liaison with bepress for both the university library and the law school library
  • Collaborates with the liaison librarian for the digital humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Digital Humanities Center
  • Manage and train student assistants and other personnel Job Requirements

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. 

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software
  • Experience in developing and implementing technology projects
  • Experience with developing and documenting digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices
  • Experience with creating and maintaining workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository
  • Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital projects.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management
  • Create and maintain workflows for transferring and ingesting data into the institutional repository
  • Stay abreast of new digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and on teams in the library
  • Ability to meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria by demonstrating evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities

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Regional Librarian- Education Coporation of America, San Diego, CA

Would you like to work for one of the most progressive companies in the career education industry? Are you excited about giving committed students the skills they need to be successful? Then consider joining us at Brightwood College. 

Brightwood College is an institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate curriculum with professional skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals. 

We keep education relevant by employing staff and instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure students studies align with their career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs. 

Coordinates the LRC assistants and activities for regional campuses; familiar with state regulations and accreditation standards for Learning Resource Centers; visits each campus once per quarter; trains the LRC assistants to assess and meet information needs of campus students and faculty; works with the LRC assistants to develop and share activities to stimulate student interest and develops research skills using printed, electronic and all other available resources by performing the following duties: 

Key Job Responsibilities: 
· Information Literacy and LRC Instruction 
· Plan and implement instruction on LRC use and information literacy based on carefully developed objectives for students and faculty. 
· Work with Library Assistants to develop faculty course assignment support. 

· Work with Compliance to ensure ACICS accreditation standards are met for the regional Learning Resource Centers. 
· Work with the Executive Director to prepare an annual LRC budget. 
· Facilitate the campus’ LRC Committee and review minutes of Group communication. 
· Rotate attendance among campuses to attend Faculty meetings and In-service activities. 
· Review campus system to document circulation, accession of new materials, and any other evidence required for accreditation. 
· Train and evaluate work-study students and Group LRC assistants. 
· Maintain professional affiliations and participates in professional growth opportunities. 

Collection Maintenance and Development 
· Develop policies and procedures for maintaining and developing the resource center holdings in a variety of formats. 
· Implement approved policies and procedures. 
· Review policies and procedures regularly. 
· Select books, multi-media resources, electronic database and other resources to enhance student research 
· Organize the collection in an understandable format within accrediting agency acceptable practices. 
· Ensure that the collection is current, appropriate and supportive of current curriculum. 
· Create opportunities for the campus community to be involved in selection of resources. 
· Suggest appropriate materials to students for classroom assignments and personal reading. 

Facility and Environment 
· Ensure a welcoming environment for students and faculty. 
· Plan for space, seating, technology. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
· Master’s degree in Library Science 
· 4-7 years of experience and/or training 
· Experience in Library Administration 
· Microsoft Office Suite products, basic computer literacy 
· Ability to lead a team, provide oversight and supervision 
· Able to manage direct and indirect subordinates

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