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Librarian II (Adult Services Division) — City of Coronado, Coronado, CA

The City of Coronado is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Librarian II in the Adult Services Programs Division of the Coronado Public Library. The Librarian II will be responsible for performing a variety of professional library functions involved in assisting library patrons with their informational needs including reference duties. The Librarian II will also be responsible for managing a Library collection of significant size and complexity and oversee the work of library staff. 
 Key Responsibilities:
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification.  Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:1. Provide assistance to Library patrons of all ages in locating various materials; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; located materials on the shelf.

2. Determine patrons’ needs through the reference interview process; identify appropriate sources for obtaining books and other materials that the Library does not own; suggest resources from within the library’s collection or from other libraries.

3. Troubleshoot technical problems with computerized and mechanical equipment; provide personalized computer search services using various on-line services and indexes.

4. Research, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of books, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM, audio-visual materials and electronic resources for assigned Library collection; review available publisher’s materials, critical reviews and periodicals; maintain awareness of trends in book and electronic publishing through reading appropriate library and related journals.

5. Evaluate and recommend items for withdrawal from the Library collection; analyze subject areas on a regular basis to ensure adequacy and currency of materials.

6. Develop a newspaper index for the community newspaper; edit and index weekly news articles and events; provide training to library staff and volunteers; provide public access.

7. Maintain and evaluate the libraries digital services; provide training to Library staff, volunteers and the public.

8. Promote Library services and resources through the use of exhibits, tours, clubs, outreach, and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.

9. Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays; assist with seasonal and on-going programs and activities including story times and volunteer participation.

10. Develop and manage a program of services for a wide range of adults that includes programming, reference service, and collection development; coordinate with local schools in promoting library usage and teen literacy.

11. Seek grant or private funding for special Library programs.

12. Lead, plan, train, and review the work of clerical and volunteer Library staff; train assigned employees in their areas of work including technical and clerical library methods, procedures, and techniques.

13. Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, typewriter, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine, and other related equipment.

14. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of library science.

15. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

 Minimum Requirements:
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:Experience:
At least three years of increasingly responsible librarian experience.

Masters degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.

Knowledge of:
Library services and functions.
Principles and procedures of professional and technical library services including library classification, cataloging and reference services.
Computerized cataloging, bibliographical and circulation systems and databases.
Modern office equipment including computers.
Principles and practices of record keeping.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:
Evaluate new library materials and supplies for acquisition and inclusion in assigned collection.
Perform professional and technical library tasks including cataloging and classification of materials.
Perform research using reference materials.
Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, acquisition and circulation data systems.
Assist library patrons in response to complex reference and directional library questions.  Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and associated word processing applications.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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University Archivist – San Diego State University Library & Information Access – San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of University Archivist.  This position, located within the SDSU Library’s Special Collections and University Archives Division, is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Effectively curate, interpret, and create access to SDSU’s documentary heritage, as well as local and regional history and culture, through cross-disciplinary primary sources in all formats;
  • Actively promote and manage the acquisition, appraisal, preservation, and use of pertinent materials in Special Collections and University Archives while developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, students, administrators, alumni, community groups, and other pertinent user groups;
  • Work effectively with the library’s digital program to develop and complete digital archival and media projects;
  • Provide general primary source research assistance and instruction in multiple disciplines, as well as in-depth consultation and support in assigned areas, both in- person and via various media (email, text, etc.)
  • Develop grants for processing and digitization projects, particularly in the humanities;
  • Administer and maintain Archon;
  • Develop and maintain departmental policies relating to records transfer, retention, and deaccessioning;
  • Assist in all aspects of archives, records, and manuscript collection management; including processing, preservation, and digitization;
  • Assist with exhibits in all formats;
  • Assist in the supervision of staff and student assistants; coordinate and oversee processing interns and volunteers;
  • Serve as the Special Collections and University Archives liaison to and ex-officio member of the Chicana/o Studies Archive Committee (CSAC) and to collaborate with CSAC on the Chicana and Chicano Archive Project;
  • Actively participate in professional development activities;
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed;
  • Additional duties as needed.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. Salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor’s degrees in 89 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

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.

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


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with archival materials in an academic library;
  • Demonstrated experience processing archival collections and creating finding aids;
  • Demonstrated experience using archival management tools;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with diplomacy and respect for privacy rights;
  • Demonstrated understanding of current research, professional standards, best practices, information sources, emerging issues, and technologies in academic library archives and preservation;
  • Ability to work as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with administrators, staff, and other librarians;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to handle the physical aspects of the job, including the ability to lift boxes up to forty pounds;
  • Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the university and community;
  • A commitment to fostering diversity

Desired Qualifications

  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
  • Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff, and students;
  • Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff and/or student workers;
  • A degree in the humanities and/or the social sciences
  • Experience using Archon;
  • Grant-writing experience.


This position will remain open until filled.  Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by September 18, 2015. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Anticipated start date is early January 2016.


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Scientific Literature Curation Lead (HLI9016)

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine. A privately held company headquartered in San Diego, CA, HLI was founded in 2013 by pioneers in the fields of genomics and stem cell therapy. HLI will be licensing access to its database, and developing new diagnostics and therapeutics as part of their product offerings. For more information please visit,

Purpose of Job

HLI has an excellent opportunity available for a motivated and experienced Scientific Literature Curation Lead. The individual will lead and participate in the collection and validation of information from the scientific literature relevant to genomics, microbiome, metabolomics and human phenotypes. The goal is an accurate, comprehensive and timely representation of the scientific literature within HLI’s Knowledgebase.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Identify historic and current scientific literature relevant to HLI company goals and direction
  • Collect information directly from manuscripts and abstracts into a defined format and schema
  • Verify accuracy of curated information
  • Build and supervise a team of literature curators, including the selection, hiring and monitoring of direct reports
  • Work with bioinformatics and software engineering teams in the specification, design and implementation of tools that integrate, search and display curated information
  • Work with users to answer questions about the contents of curated literature database and provide assistance for submission of information
  • Compile and create summaries and documentation of available information and tools

Minimum Qualifications (Must have)

  • PhD in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or related field.
  • Significant experience with manual scientific literature curation
  • Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current scientific trends
  • Technical expertise in genetics, high-throughput genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics
  • Experience in data quality assessment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with relational databases, data integration, and statistics
  • Thrive in a culture of curiosity, collaboration, innovation and accountability
  • Passion for and experience in creating something from scratch
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • MS Office proficiency and experience with LINUX / UNIX environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Cloud computing platforms and computational workflow environments
  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Experience with APIs, software development environments and version control
  • Experience in a start-up company
  • MD an advantage

Working Conditions

  • Open office environment
  • Global environment with multiple sites, which may require work beyond standard business hours
  • Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift and transport at least 25 pounds

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Records & Information Management Specialist I — San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA

We are in search of an individual with integrity who is accountable; a proven communicator and collaborator; self-motivated and continuously strives for efficiency and improvement in their performance.

We have an opening to assist the Records and Information Manager in the operations of the Authority’s Records and Information Management Program. Under general supervision, this person will provide administrative and technical assistance in the maintenance of the records and information management program that includes the creation, receipt, maintenance, retention and disposal of the Authority’s electronic and paper records and information; and performs related duties as assigned.

A Records and Information Management Specialist performs administrative and technical duties in the maintenance of an Authority-wide records management program to ensure compliance with established processes and procedures.

 Examples of Duties:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
1. Assists with maintaining the Authority’s active and inactive records and information, including assigning file codes and maintaining an inventory of all records and documents in a computer database., processing requests for offsite records retrieval and return, inventorying record containers, adding new offsite storage inventory, preparing records for offsite storage, and assisting Departmental Records Coordinators as needed.
2. Assists with the coordination and response to public records requests for Authority records and information; maintains the public records request database.
3. Organizes, reviews and applies appropriate indexing criteria to documents; recommends additions and revisions to established file category and indexing structures; creates, maintains and updates forms, documents, indexes and records management databases to track records documentation, maintain document status databases and retrieve records; processes documents and data enters information, conducts research and locates documents and records; receives, researches and responds to requests for information.
4. Assists with maintaining and updating the Authority’s record retention schedule to ensure compliance with all legal requirements; assists with the destruction of records in accordance with adopted retention schedule and destruction guidelines.
5. Assists staff by preparing memorandum and correspondence, maintaining and updating databases and files, tracking projects and obtaining status to monitor progress, processing and logging projects and plans, generating reports and developing materials for presentations and workshops.
6. Coordinates the scanning and storage of documents on electronic media; researches complex and unusual inquiries for Authority staff and outside agencies.
 Minimum Qualifications:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; and three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in records and information management, preferably in a public agency; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Authority’s Vehicle Insurance Policy


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Librarian I — City of Oceanside, Oceanside, CA

The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for current and future vacancies for the position of Librarian I. There are currently two vacancies; one in Adult Services and one in Youth Services.
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.
Adult Services:
Develops subject expertise; abstracts, annotates, and writes critical reviews; develops specialized library programs or provides specialized services to identified library constituencies; and represents the Library in cooperative relations with other agencies.
Youth Services:
Speaks to school and community groups regarding library services and resources; gives book talks; organizes story hours and other performances or public presentations; and presents library orientations and gives library tours and service talks.
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 polices, 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 a 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.

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Librarian — Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, El Cajon, CA

Under an assigned supervisor, Grossmont College tenured and tenure track librarians participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of library programs and services that will facilitate learning, support the college curriculum, and contribute to the mission of the college and the district. Librarians are expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty agreement.


  • Master’s in library science, library and information science; OR
  • A current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as a Librarian; OR
  • The equivalent. If you are applying base on “the equivalent”, you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form, located at

This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.


  • Providing reference service.
  • Working effectively and professionally with students and colleagues.
  • Collection development.
  • Library information systems and advanced technologies including: computers, bibliographic utilities, multimedia hardware and software, electronic databases, utilities such as (OCLC) On-Line Computer Library Center, on-line catalogs, Internet, and information networks.
  • Bibliographic instruction.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Ability to catalog non-print materials using (LC) Library of Congress authority systems, (AACR-2) American Association of Cataloging Rules?2nd Edition and (MARC) Machine Readable Cataloging format.
  • Experience working in an Academic (college or university) Library.
  • Ability to write grants and develop proposals.
  • Commitment to remain current in library and information science.
  • Skills and abilities to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic and language backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop outreach programs.
  • Ability to develop instructional programs in the library and information field.

Other Licenses and Certifications:

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Criminal Justice Research Assistant– SANDAG, San Diego, CA

Research Assistant Responsibilities

With the guidance and supervision of senior staff, these positions will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the applied/criminal justice research profession. Examples of responsibilities include:

  • Conduct interviews and surveys with study participants either in person or by telephone.
  • Participate in the collection of data from numerous primary and secondary sources which may include surveys, database searches, or reviews of hard copy records.
  • Code, enter, compile, clean, and process regional crime data and other program evaluation data; ensure data are accurate and reliable; assist with maintaining comprehensive project databases and documentation.
  • Maintain and organize project files, records, and data collection instruments.
  • Assist with reviewing and proofing reports and publications.


SANDAG employees are known for their commitment to excellence and passion for the work they do. We look for the same qualities in entry-level Research Assistants. To be most successful in these positions, our ideal candidates will have the following education, experience, and attributes:

  • Graduate or undergraduate level coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, mathematics, statistics, or a related social science field.
  • Knowledge and some experience with primary and secondary research principles and methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, compile, and document data from a variety of sources; ability to identify and resolve data inconsistencies and other problems.
  • Experience preparing tables, graphs, and charts used for presenting and analyzing information.
  • Intermediate computer skills with MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet research; proficiency with SPSS and MS Access is desirable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive data.
  • Ability to communicate with various audiences using interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks typical of an entry-level research position.
  • Proficiency with both oral and written Spanish language skills is highly desirable.

Program, Pay, and Perks

Research Assistants are paid $13.50 per hour, are eligible to receive pro-rated holiday pay, paid sick leave, and a regional transit pass. These positions are offered as one-year opportunities, working approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. The work is primarily performed during SANDAG business hours and, from time to time, may involve collecting data during non-traditional business hours at off-site locations; a specific schedule will be provided.

Employees working in the Applied/Criminal Justice Research Division are required to pass an annual criminal history background and driving record check and, depending on other responsibilities, may be required to pass an annual tuberculosis (TB) test.

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Library Assistant — City of Oceanside, Oceanside, CA

Performs technical and paraprofessional duties in support of various sections within the Library; assists in the maintenance and processing of library materials and provides general and specialized library assistance to patrons; maintains current and accurate library catalog and circulation database records; performs data entry of books, audio cassettes, paperbacks, and CD Rom products for assigned area to ensure records are accurate and up-to-date; assists the public in meeting their educational, informational, and recreation needs at the Library; answers general reference/research questions and provides readers advisory services to the public, suggesting titles and authors in response to specific user requests; searches shelves for special requests; participates in planning, preparing, and presenting programs, activities, and exhibits related to area of assignment; conducts story hours; monitors assigned collection of materials; evaluates materials for mending, discard, or re-binding; recommends withdrawals and additions to an assigned collection; selects, pulls, and re-allocates titles from assigned area for bookmobile rotations; conducts library tours; explains library policies and procedures; conducts surveys, compiles statistics, and writes periodic and special reports; performs a variety of clerical duties; monitors and maintains files; types memos and other correspondence; as assigned, plans, organizes, assigns, and provides lead supervision to a small group of library clerical personnel and volunteers; plans work schedules; conducts on-the-job training for new library clerical personnel; reviews work methods and recommends improvements; may operate and maintain audio-visual and microfilm equipment and gives instructions in its use; and may be required to work at branch libraries.

When assigned to Bookmobile:

Supervises the overall maintenance of the bookmobile; oversees and performs inspections on the bookmobile ensuring proper operation and condition of lights, tires, windshield, and related items; checks fluid level in engine and generators; fuels bookmobile and disposes of waste in waste tank; vacuums and cleans inside of bookmobile; drives bookmobile to and from daily scheduled stops; checks books out to patrons using computer; checks in and shelves books; periodically checks shelves to ensure that books are in proper order; registers patrons including data entry into the computer system; helps patrons locate books on shelves; searches for books on the computer; places hold on books for patrons; turns books in to the Central Library for mending or repair; loads and unloads books; secures supplies for bookmobile; may work on the circulation desk and perform paraprofessional duties in the Central Library and other branches as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Library organization, principles, methods, materials, practices, and common professional library terminology.
  • Principles and practices used in the technical processing of materials in print and non-print formats.
  • Cataloging, classification, resources, and reference materials utilized in a library.
  • Principles and practices lead supervision.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
  • Library computer processes and functions.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Business English and arithmetic as it relates to the performance of paraprofessional library tasks.
  • When assigned to the bookmobile, operating characteristics and basic maintenance needs of large vehicles.

Ability to:

  • Perform paraprofessional library tasks including to participate in the development of educational, informational, cultural, and recreational library programs.
  • Instruct, coordinate and schedule clerical library staff.
  • Evaluate work methods and recommend improved procedures.
  •  Interpret general library policies, procedures, and facilities to the general  public and staff.
  • Maintain and update accurate records and files.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and standard business machines.
  • Deal tactfully and efficiently with the public.
  • When assigned to the bookmobile, operate a bookmobile safely and effectively.
  • Work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    Experience and Training
        Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B driver’s license with proper endorsements.

  • When assigned to the bookmobile
  • License or Certificate:
  • Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Experience: Two years of technical and clerical experience in a public library.

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Geospatial Information System (GIS) Librarian & Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps– UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Recruitment Period

Open June 16th, 2015 through July 24th, 2015

If you apply to this recruitment by July 24th, 2015, you will have until July 26th, 2015 to complete your application.


Geospatial Information System (GIS) Librarian & Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps

The Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as our GIS Librarian and Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Program Director of the Library’s Reference and Research Advisory Services (RRAS). The University of California San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library
With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

About the Library Program
The Reference & Research Advisory Services Program is responsible for providing reference and research advisory services in support of UC San Diego’s teaching, learning and research activities. The Program strives to provide reference and research support expertise, enable learners to become effective, efficient, and ethical information users, and encourages self-directed inquiry. Within this framework, the Program’s focus is to provide students, faculty and staff with specialized, point-of-need, or embedded assistance that will enable them to fulfill their information needs.

About the Position
As the use of geospatial data across academic disciplines and the broader UC San Diego campus continues to expand, the GIS Librarian plays a critical role in leading and developing the Library’s GIS services for learning, teaching, and research. GIS is a vital component of library services, and the GIS Librarian is the leader within the UC San Diego Library for developing, managing and providing geospatial data and services.

As the Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps, s/he leads the development and management of the service unit, including Data, Geospatial, and Maps Services, to meet user needs on campus, in the Library, and in the Data & GIS Lab. The GIS Librarian coordinates the activities of the Data Services Librarian and the Map Librarian and reports to the Program Director of RRAS,

Responsibilities of the Position
• Leads, develops, and promotes GIS services and resources to meet curricular and research needs on campus
• Serves as the GIS specialist for research assistance, assisting in person and virtual users
• Collaborates with librarians, library staff, and campus communities to provide instructional services, including general and specialized GIS instruction
• Partners with subject librarians for liaison and outreach to academic departments and programs on campus
• Collaborates with other Library programs to develop and implement strategies to support the acquisition, management and preservation of GIS Data
• Provides vision and leadership to develop and expand Data, GIS, and Maps services
• Coordinates the work of the Data Services Librarian and the Map Librarian
• Oversees the daily operations of the Library’s Data & GIS Lab
• Serves on the RRAS Management Team and participates in program development and administration

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration or advanced coursework in GIS, or equivalent
• Proficient with GIS software with a focus on ESRI ArcGIS and an understanding of how to interact with GIS software programmatically
• Experience working with geospatial data, metadata standards, and formats
• Experience working with geospatial data in special software such as Sketch-UP, Matlab, R, SPSS or SAS
• Experience teaching the use of GIS in a library environment
• Experience providing reference service in an academic or research library
• Ability to develop effective relationships between the Library and other campus units
• Experience managing or coordinating the work of staff and/or librarians
• Superior organizational, analytical and communication skills
• Candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in service and be able to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

Desired Qualifications
• Additional degree or certificate in related field
• Experience with programming language such as Python, Perl, or PHP
• Experience with open-source and web-based GIS tools (OpenLayers, Leaflet, Open GeoPortal, Harvard WorldMap, QGIS, ArcGIS Online, etc.)
• Experience with data visualization tools, software and concepts as related to geospatial information
• Three years or more management experience in an academic or research library

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. The successful candidate will have an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Deadline for applications is July 24th, 2015.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

Please provide the following:

• A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
• A resume of education and relevant experience
• The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
• A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity.
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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Senior Librarian–City of Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA

To perform the more difficult professional library and administrative work for a designated division or Library; and to perform related work.  The Senior Librarian is a highly responsible middle management position in the professional Librarian series.  This position is distinguished from the Librarian III position by its focus on the administration and operations management of a branch or library division.

Essential Functions:
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: oversee daily operations of a library facility to ensure a safe, healthy environment for community and employees; manage staff scheduling to ensure shifts are fully staffed; ensure daily cash receipts are reconciled as required; supervise staff and oversee the delegation of workload, participate in and recommend the selection of staff; develop and coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend and implement progressive discipline as directed; supervise the maintenance of records and statistics; respond to inquiries from employees and the public; provide information in a timely and efficient manner; resolve complaints as necessary; conduct and coordinate work studies, financial studies and other special studies as required; represent the library to internal and external customers and outside agencies and serve on various internal and external committees as required; establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with related organizations, school districts, and private industry; make presentations to staff, the community, outside agencies and City Council as required; analyze requests for information and interprets requests with respect to resources; apply knowledge of specialized information resources to satisfy requests for information; manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for system-wide areas of responsibility; recommend and administer policies and procedures; assist in the preparation of the budget in assigned area and monitor budget expenditures; assist in the development of long-range plans, program development and new services; respond to inquiries from employees and the public; provide information in a timely and efficient manner; resolve complaints as necessary; prepare reports and correspondence; 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.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and/or 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) Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, and four years of paid professional library experience, including two years of supervisory experience, OR

(2) Master of Arts or Science degree and five years of paid professional experience in a library including two years of supervisory experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Knowledge of: American Library Association guidelines that apply to practices and procedures of public libraries; principles and practices of assigning and reviewing the work of others, supervision, training and performance evaluation; effective work management and organization methods; principles and practices of research, analysis, data compilation and effective report writing; customer service and conflict resolution techniques; methods of data generation, data collection and data reporting; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations, and library rules and policies and procedures; computer equipment and software applications related to area of assignment; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Ability to: oversee and be responsible for division services in branch libraries where applicable; develop policies and make recommendations on policy; work independently within broad parameters; make sound, independent decisions within scope of position; promote effective working relationships within the division and with all levels of staff, other City employees and the general public; collect, compile and analyze complex information; interpret, explain and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws, and library rules, and policy and procedures; interpret, explain and apply human resources policies and procedures and make recommendations on a variety of personnel issues; develop and maintain effective working relationships and cultivate collaborative and strategic partnerships with community and civic groups and other organizations to continuously maintain and/or monitor community need for and interest in library services;  analyze and resolve problems; fully utilize current technologies to communicate, promote and teach; explore and embrace new library technologies; prepare clear and concise reports of varying complexity; prepare and administer budgets; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; speak effectively before public gatherings; 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.  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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