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Dean of Libraries – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego Campus)

Job Summary: The Dean of Libraries is responsible for leading, administering, planning and organizing the programs, collections, learning resources and daily functions of the College’s main San Diego library, and coordinates with the two branch librarians (New York and Chicago) on their campus programs. This position functions collaboratively with the College’s leadership team comprised of vice presidents, academic deans, faculty, managers, and Library Committee members to achieve the Library’s mission to support the acquisition, management, delivery of biomedical information, and to meet the needs of the educational, clinical and research programs. Active class room and online teaching is conducted each semester. This position oversees San Diego’s three part time Library assistants and Federal Work Study Library Assistants.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Knowledge and experience of library computer systems, hardware and software.
  • Experience in communicating and maintaining relationships with external library professionals and business (publishing and information systems) leaders.
  • Experience in managing library budgets and related fiscal responsibilities.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior leadership role in a library or related institution is required.
  • Experience obtained in a health sciences library, academic or special library.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in library or information science
  • Post-graduate medical librarian certification from the Medical Library Association.
  • Continuing education credits in medical librarianship is preferred.
  • Teaching experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in preparing and writing library reports for academic environments and accreditation reviews.
  • Experience in writing applications for library grants and/or contracts.
  • Experienced writer of scholarly publications and public speaker.
  • Demonstrated skill with disserations

Education and Experience:

A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program required.

Leadership skills in managing libraries and performing supervisory roles.

 

Application Deadline/Procedures:

To apply, please send a cover letter describing qualifications, and resume/CV. The application deadline is November 27.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and largest accredited institutions training professionals in the areas of Oriental medicine, acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbal medicine. Founded in 1986, with the mission of training primary healthcare providers in the field of Oriental medicine. Pacific College has campuses in New York, San Diego, and Chicago, and features an esteemed faculty of professors from around the globe that conduct ongoing research and educate approximately 1,000 students every year.

We offer the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals. We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran’s status or any other personal trait protected by federal, state or local law.

Send Application to Karen Siddall, VP, HR at PCOM

ksiddall@pacificcollege.edu

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Instruction & Research Librarian, The Scripps Research Institute

The Kresge Library at the Scripps Research Institute is seeking a motivated and forward-thinking Instruction & Research Librarian. The successful candidate develops, implements, and assesses campus-wide library instruction services. Serves as subject specialist to the scientific community in their use of library databases and resources. Acts as lead resource and Compliance Officer for the NIH Public Access Policy and Endnote. Administers key databases, and provides reference/research consultation services. Develops new initiatives and collaborations to further student success and for lifelong learning. For the list of job duties & qualifications, and to submit your application for consideration please visit the TSRI website at: https://careers.scripps.edu.

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Librarian, Information and Technical Services, Gemological Institute of America Inc.

Job Overview Job Description: This position provides supplementary library cataloging skills to the Senior Librarian and assists in the detection, integration and expansion of digital resources. The successful candidate detects, integrates and expands digital resources; serves as library technical representative to Information Technology. Essential Duties And Responsibilities General • Functions as library cataloger, collaborating with Senior Librarian; classifies, provides input, and monitors the material records of the library holdings. • Enters material records into the library database based on Library of Congress and AACR2, RDA, Dublin Core, and current metadata practices and standards. • Participates in digitization projects. • Assures relevant patents are included in library OPAC; finds related patents, creates and maintains records. • Tracks evolving technology; collaborates with the integration of digital resources to library collection • Serves as technical library representative to IT. • Provides reference assistance. • Lead and monitor student workers and/or temporary personnel assigned to area. • Other duties as assigned. Cataloging • Performs original descriptive and copy cataloging, assigns LC classification numbers and subject headings; quality control (QC) is done by Senior Librarian. • Catalogs and processes in the rare book collection independent of the Senior Librarian. • Assists with cataloging of assets for other library departments and GIA locations when needed. • Helps shelve new items in circulating collection; shelves items in Sinkankas collection. • Develops, implements, manages, and administrates GIA Thesaurus. Technology • Follows evolving technology, including digital devices, Integrated Library Systems and digital resources to provide users with a wider range of services and easy access. • Participates with library staff to provide web content and works with content developers to assure library presence on the GIA website. • Serves as technical library representative to IT. • Supports library admin for CMS and GIA website. • Works with Web Transformation Team on the creation and maintenance of the GIA portal. • Administers GIA Thesaurus. Reference • Provides reference services and interprets gemological and jewelry information to a diverse population. • Responds to patrons’ needs through effective telephone, in-person and electronic mail communications. • Assists with collecting, measuring, analyzing, and responding to needs of library users. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) • Knowledge of geology, gemology and jewelry preferred. • Knowledge of standards of Library of Congress and AACR2, RDA, FRBR, Dublin Core, etc. • Knowledge of current U.S. copyright rules and regulations. • Knowledge of best practices in metadata, taxonomy, and file management. • Knowledge of Online Public Access Catalog systems and requirements. • Ability to understand issues of information and to access and visualize needs and solutions within a library catalog. • Ability to structure information into a variety of formats for a diverse user base. • Strong computer skills, including Work, Excel, PPT; experience with library databases; experience with Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems; skills with digital programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, or other similar software. • Communicates effectively, gets along with coworkers and management, and interacts with others effectively and professionally, and under pressure. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. • Ability to verbally communicate with a diverse population of patrons. Foreign language skills desirable. • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Education And Experience • Master of Library Science degree required. • Bachelor’s degree preferably with undergraduate training/experience in Library Science or Media Services. • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Graduate Gemologist diploma and/or willingness to obtain required. • Experience in performing the duties of a cataloger (including serials and rare book cataloging and handling of rare and/or fragile items), and technical services in libraries. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT (if Applicable) • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. • Works on computer at desk or standing at reference counter; shelving of books; speaking and listening to patrons and on telephone; reaches shelves at height of five feet and higher. • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. • Employee may be required, from time to time, to work overtime. • Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request, to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job, as required by law.

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Librarian I (hourly), Otay Recreation Ctr

Description and Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

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 919 hours of employment in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) with an average of less than 30 service hours per work week. Hours may vary between 0 – 16 hours per week, dependent upon the daily staffing needs of the department.

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.

This recruitment is open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time without prior notice. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

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

(2) 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) 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) Master’s 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.

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Assistant/Associate Professor: Literacy Education, San Diego State University

The Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in Literacy Education at the assistant/associate professor level.  The position is a joint appointment to the Division of Education, Imperial Valley campus (www.ivcampus.sdsu.edu) and the School of Teacher Education, College of Education on the San Diego campus (www.sdsu.edu). The primary appointment is to the Imperial Valley campus in Calexico, California.  The Imperial Valley campus is located seven blocks from the United States-Mexico border at Mexicali, Baja California, and 120 miles east of San Diego, California.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Literacy Education or a related field by August 2018. We are seeking an individual to teach courses in teacher-credential and master’s degree programs and to establish and maintain a program of scholarly productivity.  Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) successful K-12 teaching experience in U.S. schools (2) experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners (3) knowledge of theory and practice in teaching literacy development.  Fluency in Spanish is desired.

SDSU-Imperial Valley is a diverse, 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.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the position has excellent benefits. Appointment date will be August 2018.

To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/44962

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Librarian IV – T11030-201707 (City of San Diego)

Librarian IV positions are primarily responsible for the supervision of a major section of the Central Library or a large branch library with an annual circulation of greater than 185,000 or the Catalog Section; and performing other duties as assigned.

NOTES:

  • Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Employees in the Librarian series who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.
  • Some Librarian IV positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1766295

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LIBRARIAN: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (SD Community College District)

  • Primary duties of adjunct faculty members are related to curriculum and teaching; the assignment is divided between lecture and lab classes as determined by the department. Adjunct instructional faculty are required to be available to students outside of class.
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
  • Teach all scheduled classes.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Provide quality instruction, create and maintain an environment which emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages free discussion of ideas, interests and issues.
https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/6900

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Librarian I – City of San Diego

Librarian I positions perform entry-level professional librarian work in a branch library or a service area of the Central Library; and perform other duties as assigned.

NOTES:

  • Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Employees in the Librarian series who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.
  • Some Librarian I positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  You must meet ONE of the following options:

    1. Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree.
    2. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND one and a half years of full-time experience as a paraprofessional Librarian.

    NOTES:

    • Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university and date the course was completed.
    • Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.

    HIGHLY DESIRABLE:

    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Familiarity with the use of online electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.
    • Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.
    • Bilingual communication skills.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):

    • Proof of degree.
    • Proof of transcripts showing completion of the library science course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

    Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

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Law Librarian (San Diego)

Overview
The State of California, Court of Appeal, Division One of the Fourth Appellate District located in Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego, is accepting applications for the position of Law Librarian.  This position may be a full-time or part-time position.  Please indicate your preference.

Under the supervision of the Clerk/Administrator of the Court, the Law Librarian is solely responsible for directing library programs and personnel within organizational and policy confines and ensures the accomplishment of the library’s goals and objectives.

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Responsibilities
• Plans, organizes, and performs the full range of work involved in operating and maintaining a modern law library;
• Instructs, trains, and assists justices, attorneys, externs, and other staff members in legal bibliography, manual, and computerized legal research;
• Conducts library orientation to all new staff, including externs;
• Instructs a one-hour class on California Legislative History to externs;
• Prepares, administers, and monitors the law library budget; reviews and approves for payment all items charged to the library budget; occasionally negotiates contracts with publishers and vendors;
• Formulates and implements library policies, programs, and scope of services;
• Updates and maintains online library database to ensure quality, accuracy and relevance of information;
• Manages Sharepoint Legal Research page; adds pertinent legal research tips;
• Updates materials located in the main library and delivers library materials to the chambers and other court locations;
• Prepares library information and other materials for distribution to justices and attorneys;
• Develops, implements, administers, and monitors all operational procedures and programs associated with the law library;
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for collection development;
• Partners with library vendors on new products, trouble-shooting, and coordinating or conducting training;
• Responds to library correspondence;
• Represents the library and court in professional committees and organizations;
• Plans the layout of library space, and recommends the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies;
• Obtains needed information and resources from other librarians.

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Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution, and three years of experience in a law library.

Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis.

OR

Possession of a law degree and three years of law library experience.

OR

One year as an Assistant Law Librarian II with the Judicial Branch.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of budget development and administration;
• Operation and management of a law library;
• Principles, practices, procedures, and trends of professional law library work;
• The operation of personal computers and use of specified computer applications needed for legal reference and research, word processing, and spreadsheets;
• Problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques;
• Principles and techniques for preparing and giving oral presentations; and
• Principles and techniques for preparing a variety of effective written materials.

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, and direct the work involved in operating and maintaining a law library;
• Develop and administer a library budget;
• Participate in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards associated with operating a law library;
• Instruct, train, and assist justices, attorneys, externs, and other staff members in library usage;
• Perform complex legal reference and research including California legislative histories;
• Knowledgeably and effectively represent the library on a variety of issues;
• Transport books and boxes of books weighing up to approximately 40 pounds;
• Use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines;
• Apply problem-solving and conflict resolution methods;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
• Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing;
• Operate personal computers and mobile computing devices and use specified computer applications for legal reference and research, word processing, spreadsheets and library-related databases;
• Perform general reference and research;
• Travel to local libraries to obtain needed information; and
• Work discreetly and keep court research projects confidential.

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How To Apply
Our official application must be completed thoroughly in order to be considered.

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by June 23, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.   This position requires the submission of our official application, cover letter, resume and response to the supplemental question.

To complete an online application, please click the APPLY NOW button below

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To obtain a printed application, please download a copy from the Careers page on our website under the Special Access section, and mail with the requested documents to the following address:

Fourth District Court of Appeal
Attn: Human Resources
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA  92101

Please note: If you are selected for hire, the Fourth District Court of Appeal will require verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

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Supplemental Questions
In order to better assess your qualifications, please provide a one-page, double-spaced response  to the following question:

This position of solo librarian requires the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and be an independent worker.  Please describe your experience of independently managing all facets of a law library.

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Pay and Benefits
SALARY RANGE: $6,517 – $7,919  (pro-rated if part-time)
(Starting salary may vary between $6,517 and $7,170)

Highlights of our benefits package include:

– Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
– 13 paid holidays per calendar year
– Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
– 1 personal holiday per year
– $130 transit pass subsidy per month
– CalPERS Retirement Plan
– 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
– Employee Assistance Program
– Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
– FlexElect Program

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To apply: https://careers.jud.ca.gov/psc/recruit1/EMPLOYEE/PSFT_HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=4454&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=2

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Librarian I (City of Chula Vista)

$23.87 – $29.01 an hour – Part-time
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 919 hours of employment in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) with an average of less than 30 service hours per work week. Hours may vary between 0 – 16 hours per week, dependent upon the daily staffing needs of the department.
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.

This recruitment is open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time without prior notice. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

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