JOB: Learning Resources Technician, Ohlone College, Fremont


Learning Resources Technician

10 Month, Classified Position;
Ohlone College, Fremont/Newark
Salary Range 31: $3,388.00 – $4,311.00/Month (Salary will be prorated based upon FTE)
Current Work Schedule:  Hours may vary depending on department need

The ideal candidate will be a self directed learner, digital native, critical thinker, who is willing to take initiative and has excellent people and problem solving skills. This position requires multitasking and assisting faculty and students with many activities associated with discovering learning resources and digital information.

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010.  The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at any time.  Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our website at . Submit completed applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please Note:  Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 or emailed to

Under the supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Technology or assigned manager this position will be responsible to perform a variety of instructional services and co-ordination activities related to the Learning Resources. This may include circulation desk operations; daily operations, and e-campus service support and assistance to faculty, students and college personnel.

Oversight Exercised
May exercise functional and technical oversight for student assistants.


The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

  • Acquire, prepare, and organize LRC materials, and help users to find those materials.
  • Work with end users to access the internet and other technologies, and provide assistance to help them find electronic resources for various projects.
  • Organize and maintain periodicals, prepare volumes for binding, handle inter-LRC loan requests, prepare invoices, perform routine cataloging and coding of library materials, retrieve information from computer databases, and supervise student support staff.
  • Market LRC services by participating in and helping to plan reader advisory programs, used-book sales, and outreach programs. Design posters, bulletin boards, or displays to inform patrons of LRC events and services.
  • Maintain, update, and help customize electronic databases.
  • Show patrons how to use LRC computers and scanner/copy to email copier.
  • Respond to student online request for resource materials available through the LRC.
  • Operate and maintain audiovisual and multimedia equipment.
  • Assist faculty in obtaining instructional and research materials for courses offered at any of the three campuses. This includes working with the E-campus course management system.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Operate a variety of Learning Resource Center equipment including audio-visual equipment, computers, and automated LRC circulation systems. Knowledge of cataloging. Excellent public service and communication skills. Able to assist Learning Resource Center patrons in response to basic and routine reference and related LRC questions.  Able to participate in all aspects of the LRC, including LRC circulation activities. Able to supervise, train, and oversee the work of assigned student staff.

Able to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Basic Math skills. Experience in using the Internet, other web tools, and course management systems. Sensitive to and understanding of principles of sustainability, and the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college personnel and students and the communities served by the College. Learn quickly.  Work with others in a diverse working community.  Speak, read and write proficiently in English to campus and community.  Represent the college in a professional manner

Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: One – two years experience working with the public, preferably students and faculty in an academic LRC and/or academic Learning Resource Center environment.


The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:
Sight to view materials, read text and computer screens, and drive a vehicle; color vision to select and match colored paper; hearing and speech to communicate with customers, clarify orders; lifting up to 25 pounds to store and deliver supplies and materials; sitting to review work and materials, operate computer and complete paperwork;

Please send completed paperwork as specified below by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.
Completed Ohlone College application form.  NOTE:  An Ohlone Classified Application must be submitted and may be obtained from our website at

Current resume.
All materials submitted with your application will be considered for this opening only, becomes District property, and will not be returned—applicants will not be considered without all of the above items.

Forward your completed application and other required documents to: Ohlone College, Recruitment, 43600 Mission Boulevard,  Fremont, CA 94539.

The Screening Committee will review applications.  From that pool, the committee will select a limited number of candidates to invite for interview.

All travel arrangements will be at the applicant’s expense.

If you are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call Human Resources.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance*
  • Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • Salary Continuation Insurance
  • State Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
  • Paid vacation at the rate of 10 days for the first four years of employment, 15 days for the fifth through ninth year, and  20 days after the Ninth year*
  • Paid sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused*
  • Fifteen paid holidays each year
  • Longevity Pay Step Increase (5% after the 9th, 10.25% after 14th, 15.76% after19th years of District service.)
  • IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
  • Medical (Employee contributes prorated amount)
  • 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (Employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service:   Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined by the Department of Homeland Security.

OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT: A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 18,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark.  Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded.  The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

Ohlone College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status in employment, in any educational program or in the provision of benefits and services to its students.