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Librarian II, County of San Diego

SDCL desires a candidate who is dedicated to values that promote literacy, lifelong learning and social capital in keeping with our Vision Statement of “informed, literate and engaged communities.” The ideal candidate is an experienced “leader librarian” who has the ability to communicate effectively with and respond to the changing look of our communities, respecting the diversity of those communities and striving to eliminate barriers to access. This person will foster teamwork, collaboration and partnerships as a means to successfully deliver the Library’s mission.

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The Librarian II position is a professional journey level class in the Librarian series. As a Librarian II, you will be responsible for providing the more difficult technical, professional, and management services. You may serve as an adult or children’s services librarian at a regional or resource library; act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library; and may assist with the responsibility for a major service area of a branch or library division such as Branch Management, Reference Services, Children’s or Young Adult Services, Technical Services, Training Services, Access Services or Community Services.

Librarian II positions may supervise professional and paraprofessional staff and may oversee a branch library or several small branches.

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  1. A master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, AND two years of full-time experience as a professional librarian; OR,
  2. A master’s degree as described above, AND one year of full-time experience as a Librarian I with the County of San Diego.

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Librarian I (Hourly), City of Chula Vista — Chula Vista, CA

To perform a variety of professional library work in the City libraries including reference services, materials selection, children’s and young adult services, readers’ guidance, cataloging, computers and community programs; and to do related work as required.  This is the first level in the Librarian series.  Incumbent works under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

NOTE:  This recruitment is for a part-time, non-benefited position limited to 999 hours of employment in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) with an average of less than 30 service hours per work week.  Unclassified hourly employees are paid on an hourly or per diem basis and shall not be eligible for benefits nor be subject to Civil Service Rules. Although hourly employees are at-will, they are still subject to all other City policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: provide reference service and instruction to library guests of all ages using print, media and computer resources; answer questions from the public in person, over the telephone and electronically; assist the public in making most effective use of library facilities; ensure guests follow library rules; plan and deliver library programs for children, youth and adults; instruct guests on the use of the Internet, computer applications and other library services; resolve general complaints; deselect library materials based on condition, currency and relevance; note gap in collections and make recommendations; compile lists and bibliographies; review books and make recommendations for their purchase; develop seasonal and topical displays throughout library; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library science and services; resolve staffing emergencies and problems with the public’s use of the library; catalog, classify and assign subject headings to books, pamphlets and other publications; may be responsible for library operations in the absence of senior staff when required; conduct library tours; train staff and volunteers as assigned; prepare correspondence and reports as assigned; recommend budget needs to supervisor; maintain order, quiet and safety in the library as needed; assist in conducting research projects and special studies; attend conferences of professional organizations and serve on committees, as required; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform other related duties as assigned.  WHEN ASSIGNED TO CIRCULATION: assign, prioritize, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff in the circulation services section of the library; establish circulation work schedules; distribute and balance the workload among employees and make day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities; review and evaluate employees work performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in the selection of staff and provide and/or coordinate staff training; reduce and/or waive fines for guests as necessary; monitor budget for hourly employees; troubleshoot problems with library computers and other related equipments; verify daily cash revenue reports and send to finance; calculate and collect fines and other charges; prepare and review reports and other correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

(1) a Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; OR

 (2) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in liberal studies, social science or a related field, supplemented by 9 semester or 12 quarter units of graduate library science education accredited by the American Library Association, AND  three years of paraprofessional library experience or completion of a library technician program from a community college or 9 Continuing Education Units in library science; OR

(3) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in liberal studies, social science or a related field and two years paid paraprofessional experience in a library and current enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program with 20% coursework completed; OR

(4) a Masters Degree in a subject and two years paid paraprofessional experience in a library. 

License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid California driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Knowledge of: basic principles and practices of library services, organization and procedures; basic research techniques using print, automated library systems, databases and the Internet; books, authors and reference sources in a variety of subject areas; reference sources, cataloging techniques and Dewey decimal system; pertinent Federal, State and local laws and library rules and policies and procedures; public relations and methods for promoting library services and programs; basic budgeting and needs assessments techniques; basic principles and practices of supervision when assigned to Circulation; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. 

Ability to: learn to assess the needs of library guests and provide accurate reference information; learn and use automated library systems, databases and Internet search tools; locate and evaluate sources of information on library materials; search, evaluate, interpret and explain information; read and interpret bibliographic standards, narrative and statistical data, information and documents; may schedule staff and designate daily assignments to have all public service desks covered; learn, interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws and library rules and policies and procedures; plan and organize programs and promote interest in library services; close branch ensuring public safety and proper closing of building; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; deal with irate customers in an effective manner; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
On a continuous basis, sit at desk, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment, and bend and stoop to reach and grasp books and materials off shelves and extend arms above the shoulder to reach materials and supplies.  Use telephone, write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; lift up to 20 lbs. and push a 50 lbs. cart.  See in the normal vision range with or without correction to read typical business documents and computer screens; hear in the normal range with or without correction.  Work is performed indoors in a carpeted and air-conditioned office environment with fluorescent lighting and moderate noise level.  There is exposure to outside atmospheric conditions, when visiting outlying offices.  Work is frequently disrupted by the need to respond to in-person and telephone inquiries.  Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

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Optometry and Health Sciences Librarian, University of California, Berkeley — Berkeley, CA

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to provide research, teaching and learning support to the UC Berkeley community in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and medical sciences and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Life & Health Sciences Division consists of three libraries: the Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library, and the Fong Optometry & Health Sciences Library. These libraries maintain a research-level print and digital collection to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Resources, School of Public Health, and School of Optometry including the Vision Science Group and UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program. The collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.


Reporting to the Head of the Life & Health Sciences Division, the librarian serves as selector for collections in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and basic medical sciences. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials. The librarian will promote library services and resources through outreach to students and faculty. The librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. Additionally, the librarian will assume division-wide leadership responsibility for an initiative such as data management, instruction, scholarly communications, or web services.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared-decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.


Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • ALA-accredited masters degree or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Significant coursework or library experience in science or related fields
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research libraryes
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and managing optometry-related, health sciences, or science collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of reference resources related to optometry, health sciences, or science fields
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the sciences

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by February 9, 2015. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

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Medical Librarian, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center — Burbank, CA

We are seeking a Medical Librarian to work collaboratively with health professionals to perform a variety of professional librarian activities in areas such as reference, research assistance, outreach, instruction, collection development, website development and evidenced-based decision making.

 This position is located at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank California, and serves as the lead site librarian for providing library services to 5 hospitals in the greater Los Angeles Area and requires periodic travel between sites. As a solo librarian for a large a new regional service area the position requires working remotely and marketing new resources and services to number of local customer bases.

 In this position you will:

  • Contribute to the development, assessment and delivery of library programs, services and initiatives in information literacy and other areas.
  • Perform opening and closing duties; provide in person library operations on a day to day basis.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of assigned library collections and eResources, which will include, but is not limited to, condition evaluation and managing resource groups.
  • Serve as a representative of the library to other departments and groups; establish and maintain positive relationships.
  • Instruct and assist customers in the use of the library’s equipment, catalogs, databases, public website, internet, and/or database applications; troubleshoot equipment issues.
  • Provide professional information services such as reference interviews, custom literature searches and subject alerts.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, Masters in Information Science or related information or business management degree or degree in progress.
  • Academic degree in biology or the natural sciences, or demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in a health sciences library.
  • Ability to use computerized databases, knowledge of technologies currently used in health science libraries

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with evidence-based medicine.
  • Experience teaching and demonstrating library information platforms
  • Web development skills.
  • Meta-data skills.



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Librarian, Part Time Woodbury University — Burbank, CA


The Woodbury University Library seeks part-time librarians to work four to fifteen hours a week at the Burbank campus. Under general supervision of the University Librarian, the reference librarians provide research assistance and instruction in library use. Availability for evening and weekend hours is required.


Required qualifications include ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science; a strong public service orientation; experience with print and electronic reference resources; and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and the general public.

Subject background in architecture or design fields, experience in reference or instruction, and general knowledge of scholarly research methods in an academic environment are preferred.


Interested persons should send a current resume, the names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressing their qualifications, to:

Human Resources Office,,  Woodbury University, , Burbank, CA 91504-1052

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Fax: 818-767-7567


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 Job Description
Librarian – Online Learning/Outreach

Anaheim, CA

Posted Jan 16, 2015 by North Orange County Community College District
Category: Science – Library and Information Science


Tenure-track position, 100% contract

August 21, 2015

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Take the lead to create, maintain, and assess instructional videos, tutorials, and other innovative online learning tools.

Conduct outreach efforts by networking, organizing, and promoting library information literacy services to online learners and educators.

Collaborate with librarians and other faculty in the design and development of new instructional activities.

Maintain knowledge of emerging online learning initiatives, new technologies, and best practices in online instructional design.

Participate in collection development.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Teach scheduled classes, library instruction sessions, and workshops; perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Master’s in library science, or library and information science; OR the equivalent.

Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions (see regarding accredited postsecondary institutions).

Master’s in library science or library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Demonstrated experience in developing videos, tutorials, and other online learning tools.

Demonstrated experience working with course management systems such as Blackboard.

Demonstrated understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective online learning objects.

Experience teaching in an institution of higher education, coordinating outreach services, and providing academic reference services for students.

Demonstrated commitment to public service and information literacy.

Experience with print and electronic collection development.

Effective leadership and problem-solving skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

The initial salary placement range is $56,764- $85,940 depending on applicable education and experience. Initial salary placement will be determined by the District Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable.

The District is a participating agency in the CalPERS Hospital and Medical Care plan which allows eligible employees to select from several plans for their hospital and medical care. The District pays the full cost of the employee-only health insurance premium for the plan selected by the employee. In addition, the District provides a discretionary fringe benefit allowance that may be allocated toward the premium cost of eligible dependent health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, income protection insurance, and available investment options.

Reference Job # FCF711 in all correspondence. Complete the online District Academic Application on our website at Applicants MUST submit their District Application online. A printed copy of the application and all other materials MUST be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by the closing date.

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Archivist, University of La Verne — La Verne, CA

The Library and Department of History and Political Science at the University of La Verne invite applications for a joint faculty, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment in University Archives and Special Collections and teaching in public history. Responsibilities for the Library include organization, processing, management, preservation, digitization and building of a high quality archives and special collections and developing services which will enhance the impact of archives and collections on our students, faculty, scholars and researchers. Responsibilities in the Department of History and Political Science include establishing and overseeing a program in public history and teaching three undergraduate courses per academic year.

Library Duties

  • Provide reference and consultation services to students, faculty, and visiting scholars to the University Archives and Special Collections during scheduled hours or by appointment
  • Conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate unique and rare resources.
  • Oversee and manage the University’s digital library (ContentDM)
  • Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness of services
  • Work closely with the University Librarian to manage donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach and marketing efforts.
  • Work with students, faculty, and community partners in the creation of oral and public history physical and virtual exhibits.
  • Manage internship or practicum opportunities for graduate library science students
  • Engage in library and university governance


Department of History and Political Science Duties

  • Establish and oversee a program in Public History
  • Design a curriculum in Public History
  • Teach three courses a year in Public History
  • Develop research/capstone project, internship, and practicum opportunities for undergraduate public history students
  • Maintain a research agenda in History and/or Public History
  • Keep up with developments in the field of Public History
  • Advise students interested in a career in Public History
  • Attend department meetings and participate in department governance

 Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

 Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in History or Public History and Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program.

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Digital Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of California, Irvine — Irvine, CA


Reporting to the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, the Digital Resources and Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian will provide leadership and expertise for original and complex contributed cataloging and metadata maintenance associated with  serials and electronic resources, applying national standards using MARC 21, RDA, LC PCC PSs, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.  The incumbent will serve as the Libraries’ liaison to UC- CONSER funnel and will manage the batch loading and maintenance of catalog records received from vendors and the University of California cataloging consortium.

The incumbent will manage the Serials, E-Resources and Digital Metadata Unit which consists of 5 catalogers whose duties include cataloging serials, electronic resources, government documents, CJK and other Southeast Asian language material. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising and training departmental staff and will serve as an expert resource person regarding serials and electronic resources cataloging and metadata within the Department and throughout the Libraries.

It is envisioned that this position will also take a lead role in the Department’s increased participation in digital projects, providing expertise in non-MARC metadata for digital collections.

The incumbent will maintain awareness of and engagement with national and international trends and developments in cataloging and metadata standards.  As a member of the departmental management committee, the incumbent will participate in the development of local cataloging and metadata policies and procedures, and in the local implementation of national standards, rules and best practices for cataloging and metadata.  The incumbent will participate in library-wide committees, task forces, and special projects, and will be involved in University of California (UC) system-wide initiatives and projects related to cataloging and metadata.



  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of recent cataloging experience.
  • Minimum of one year supervisory experience.
  • Experience with cataloging continuing resources, serials and electronic monographs according to CONSER and BIBCO standards.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with applying the ANSI/NISO Z39.71-2006 Holdings standard.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging metadata standards, and trends, such as MODS, METS, DCMI, and BibFrame and their application for digital collections.
  • Significant knowledge of and ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress classification (LCC), and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data. 
  • Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment. 
  • Ability to supervise, lead, and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to make decisions independently within the framework of departmental and library policies and goals. 
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility. 
  • Working knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Ability to train staff and prepare effective training materials and other documentation.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion in the Librarian Series.


  • Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, CONSER or SACO).
  • Experience with MARC record batch processing, including the use of metadata manipulation tools such as MarcEdit, Unix/Linux commands and scripts, regular expressions, or PERL.
  • Experience in performing name, series, and subject authority work.
  • Experience with special collections cataloging.
  • Experience with CJK or other non-Roman language cataloging.
  • Experience cataloging in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of MeSH medical subject headings and NLM classification.
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience.

The Cataloging & Metadata Services Department

One of four departments in the Research Resources Division, the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining access to the Libraries collections in all formats, subjects, and languages.  Including the Department Head, the staff consists of 5 librarians, 16 library assistants, and a varying number of student assistants. The Department consists of three sections:  Catalog Maintenance and Physical Processing and Repair, Cataloging and Metadata, and Serials, E-Resources and Digital Metadata Unit. The Department uses OCLC for cataloging and Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium as the Libraries’ ILS.

The UCI Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3,600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers.  The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 140 FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 137,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA), and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,100 faculty.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment.  Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales.  Appointment will be at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian rank with a salary of $48,492-$86,700 plus an annual administrative stipend.

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave.  The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans.  Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by February 16, 2015 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested (cover letter; complete résumé; and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference’s professional relationship to the applicant) via UC Recruit at

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Digital Materials Metadata Assistant, California State University, Northridge — Northridge, CA

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the Digital Materials Metadata Assistant analyzes digitized and digital materials and enters metadata according to best practices using digital asset management systems. The incumbent adds and/or edits existing metadata across multiple collections; updates records within various content management databases, including CONTENTdm and Archon, to connect digitized resources with associated physical collections; encodes finding aids in Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and submits EAD-encoded finding aids to the Online Archive of California (OAC); oversees the work of student employees assigned to metadata tasks as needed; assists in entering metadata according to best practices using the campus digital repository platform ScholarWorks; and works with CSUN Institutional Repository personnel to ensure metadata adheres to local cataloging needs; assists with adaptive cataloging of library materials on Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the Library’s catalog system using standards; edits Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) records on OCLC and/or Library’s catalog system using standard bibliographic reference tools; creates disc images, runs integrity checks and redactions, and exports accessions reports for archival processing staff by using digital forensics hardware and software for the acquisition of born-digital archives; works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


Four years Library Assistant experience with GED or equivalent OR three years Library Assistant experience with two years of college OR two years Library Assistant experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in job related field required. Experience using CONTENTdm or similar system and web interfaces required. Knowledge of VRA, METS, MODS, PREMIS schemata and XML preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures and an in-depth knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures. Working knowledge of library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records. Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches. Thorough knowledge of institution’s and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources. Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance. Demonstrated expertise in using library automated system(s), especially subsystem(s) pertaining to the functional area, including database maintenance. Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information. Ability and specialized skills to: analyze resources and apply standards and best practices used in the description and maintenance of digital materials; experience with the creation of metadata using the Dublin Core schema; experience with EAD; familiarity with MARC21 format and with controlled vocabularies and name authorities such as the LCSH, TGM, and AAT; experience using CONTENTdm or similar system and web interfaces; work independently and with attention to detail; work as part of a team within complex workflow, and contribute to a positive and productive environment. Candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $3371 – $5555
The anticipated hiring range: $3371 – $4000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information

The person holding this position is 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.

How To Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins February 2, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

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Library Assistant, New York Film Academy — Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles-based performing arts college offering MFA and BFA degree programs, as well as college credit-bearing certificate programs, seeks Library Assistant.

Fully accredited (NASAD) film school library is pursuing a qualified full-time Library Assistant to help support the technical, circulation, and reference functions of the library.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide circulation assistance (check in/out) including managing disputes about missing items, fines, and overdue materials
  • Assist the educational community with general library support, including online library resources
  • Run weekly overdue reports and contact patrons for timely return of materials
  • Pull materials from the collection for classroom and instructor needs
  • Perform processing of new materials
  • Re-shelve returned materials
  • Complete special projects as assigned


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Effective organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience effectively using a standard ILS
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office preferred)
  • Strong service ethic and the ability to work well with people


  • Ability to collaborate as a member of a team
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Cinema Studies, Media Studies, or related is desirable
  • Academic library experience preferred

Application Information

Postal Address: New York Film Academy
3300 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
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