Library Technician II/Petaluma Campus, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma


The Mahoney Library at the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated clerical, technical and customer service skills to join an outstanding team of classified administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under general supervision, oversees the operation of a library department or specialized area; performs paraprofessional duties in the technical or public service areas of the library; may serve as a lead worker to other classified staff in the area; and performs related work as required. This is a regular, full-time Classified position. The tentative work schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Candidate must be flexible to meet the changing needs of the department. If the selected candidate works outside of the core hours per the SEIU Contract, Article 6, Appendix H, a 5% shift differential will be added to the salary. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

The Library Technician II performs functions and services in an area of the library.  Utilizes current information technology to ensure access to library materials and to interface between multiple library and District-wide database systems; incumbents will be responsible for one or more of the following: Receiving, Cataloging, and Circulation of library materials, and library usage and resource statistics gathering and analysis.

The Library Technician II is distinguished from the Library Technician I by the oversight of the operation of a library department or specialized area including evening building coordination and assisting with the monitoring of a budget.  This classification may serve as a lead worker to other classified staff in the area.

Learning Resources and Educational Technology is comprised of three major departments: district libraries (Doyle and Mahoney), district media services and distance education. The area supervisor (Dean) has responsibility for providing leadership and supervision of library services, media services and support for online classes as well as supporting faculty in the use of technology for teaching and learning. There are close to 60 faculty, staff and managers working in this area of the District providing learning support and administrative services.

The SRJC Petaluma Campus currently enrolls nearly 6,000 students in credit and non-credit courses. Each semester, approximately 350 course sections in nearly 60 disciplines are offered, including many majors and certificates as well as courses necessary for transfer to UC, CSU, or to complete SRJC’s local AA/AS degrees.  SRJC has been offering courses in the Petaluma area for over 50 years; in 1995 permanent facilities on the current 40 acre site were completed.  In 2008, SRJC tripled the square footage of the campus with an extensive expansion and remodel project.  Among the new facilities are life sciences labs, a second art studio, physical science labs, a 35,000 square foot library, a physical fitness center, a bookstore, student services and support areas (including student health services, student life and leadership, admissions and records, counseling, disabled student services, tutorial center, and career/transfer  center), expanded  dining space, classrooms/technology  labs, faculty/administrative offices, digital media lab, and a 256-seat auditorium with some of the best media technology in the District. The campus offers state-of-the-art technology throughout, including a wireless network, fully mediated instructional facilities, and video-conferencing capabilities. Other unique features of the Petaluma Campus include the Capri Creek restoration project, community and permaculture gardens, sustainable design, and an accessible pedestrian and bike trail system with a route that extends around the perimeter of the campus and continues throughout the city of Petaluma. Some of the unique program offerings on the Petaluma Campus are the fall and spring Cinema Series, annual LumaFest community education fair and open house, Veterinary Technology certificate, Digital Media certificate, Water Utility Operations certificates, CISCO Networking certification in CCNA, IT Support certificate, and Fitness, Nutrition and Health certificate. The campus is also host to SRJC’s Gateway to College Academy, a middle college program for students earning college credits while working towards a high school diploma; a bustling Intercultural Center; and several learning communities. SRJC Petaluma has more than 40 full-time faculty and 150 adjunct faculty members who enjoy interdisciplinary collaborations with their colleagues. Our faculty fully utilize the campus as an indoor/outdoor learning environment. SRJC Petaluma offers students a full complement of Student Services with a mission to “Welcome, guide, and engage” students. This beautiful campus is located only 35 miles north of San Francisco.Examples of Duties

Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.
  1. Develops and implements policies and procedures relating to circulation, reserve, periodicals, interlibrary loan, acquisitions and federal copyright laws; interprets and enforces library policies; maintains confidential patron records.
  2. Develops and monitors database collection of all print, media and digital collections for the District; resolves discrepancies and regulates the electronic removal of bibliographic records from the automated database and withdrawal of obsolete and damaged library materials; repairs library materials according to conservation standards.
  3. Directs the circulation of library materials; assists with annual electronic collection inventories; assists with the preparation and distribution of notices for overdue library materials and unresolved library charges; inputs data into District student account files to ensure accurate assessment and collection of library charges and fines.
  4. Maintains on-line budget records and controls expenditures for the library book budget, including related departmental budgets; verifies budget codes and availability of funds; collects and reconciles copy center income.
  5. Develops detailed financial, bibliographic, and statistical records and designs reports for the library, college community, public and governmental agencies.
  6. Resolves patron conflicts and issues; maintains a safe environment and enforces rules of conduct.
  7. Maintains and provides patron instruction for copiers, the network printing systems, print card dispenser, and microform printers; troubleshoots public workstations to ensure network accessibility.
  8. Schedules library room reservations and conducts tours.
  9. Serve as the main contact for troubleshooting patron problems with library print and copy services; serve as a liaison with print and copy center vendors; order print supplies.
  10. May serve as lead worker. Supervises and trains student and short-term, non-continuing (STNC) employees.

Minimum Qualifications



Incorporate emerging technology into the area workflow; recommend, interpret and apply library department policies; develop, interpret and implement rules and procedures; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; operate and maintain a wide variety of computerized library equipment; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain accurate records and perform mathematical calculations; analyze and diffuse disruptive situations; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

Operation of one or more modules of an automated integrated library system; current library terminology, rules and procedures; productivity software and federal laws regulating copyright and interlibrary loans.

Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency.  Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)

Required Education

  • Two years of college level coursework with some coursework in Library Science.
Required Experience
  • Increasingly responsible experience (approximately 2-4 years of full-time equivalent experience) working in a library.
Preferred Experience
  • Experience directing the work of others
  • Demonstrated experience using Excel for data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience using SQL for data queries
Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking while performing library duties.

Supplemental Information

Full job description and application instructions available online.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.