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.


JOB: Library Technician, California College Of The Arts, San Francisco

The Library Technician: Materials Library, Circulation and Cataloging is responsible for
maintenance and operation of the Materials Library on the San Francisco campus, as well
as performing circulation and cataloging duties in Simpson Library. Materials Library duties
include public services, cataloging, creation and management of digital image files, and
creation and management of visual displays both in the library and online. Additional
projects include processing inter library loan requests using WorldShare ILL, and other
project-based work as assigned.


Materials Library: Public service and management of physical library – 50%

  • Creates and maintains housing and arrangement of samples.
  • Assists students and faculty using the collection.
  • Provides class presentations when requested by faculty
  • Checks samples in and out, following established library policy and procedures.
  • Assists with acquisition of new material samples.
  • Collects statistics and other data about collection use.
  • Performs inventory and other tasks.
  • Works with supervisor to:
  • Create and manage visual displays both in the library and online
  • Maintain the social media presence of the Materials Librar
  • Supervise work-study students when shifts overlap
  • Assist in training of work-study students
  • Verify work-study hours with Public Services Manager
  • Materials cataloging and management
  • Creates and maintains catalog records in Koha (ILS).
  • Photographs samples and manages digital image files for use in the library catalog.

Simpson Library Public service and circulation desk coverage – 40%

  • Handles circulation transactions for library materials, following set circulation policies and procedures.
  • Creates and edits patron records in Koha (ILS).
  • Answers basic informational and directional questions by telephone and in-person.
  • Answers basic technical questions related to use of the computer lab, scanners, printers and photocopier.
  • Supervises reading room and stack areas, maintaining order and cleanliness.
  • Re-shelves books.
  • Works with Facilities and Public Safety to maintain library security and safety of patrons.

Additional projects as assigned – 10%

  • Inter Library Loan Processing using WorldShare ILL.
  • Maintain the New Book shelf
  • Cataloging assistance and other collection maintenance projects


  • Library Technician certificate or previous library experience.
  • Ability to perform accurate data entry following established guidelines.
  • Ability to take digital photographs, edit them for online use, and organize them in Library’s online catalog.
  • Good communication skills for working with students, faculty, and staff.
  • General aptitude with online and digital technologies.
  • Interest in and familiarity with materials used in design is highly desirable.
    Bachelor degree preferred, preferably in an art or design related field.


San Francisco

Additional Locations

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


Please address any questions to

Full job description and application instructions available online.

JOB: Video Librarian / Media Asset Management Specialist, Starchival Solutions, Inc., Belmont

Starchival Solutions provides encoding, post-production support, file distribution, and digital asset management workflow services for corporate clients. Our company maintains digital media archives and organizes the way people work to facilitate collaboration and minimize downtime.

Work is conducted in corporate environments on the San Francisco peninsula. Ideal candidate will have professional video production experience and be pursuing a career in the library and information science field. This could be a perfect fit for a recent MLIS graduate or a Library and Information Science student seeking paid experience with a great company.

Full-Time 40 hours/week, Part-Time Also Available.

  • Facilitate consistent access to raw media, proxies, and edited master files
  • Prepare video assets for Web publication and manage hosting platform activity
  • Conduct media asset management functions and maintain records in the digital asset management system
  • Provide reference services to users needing assistance
  • Pre-process files, create media catalogs, and assign descriptive metadata
  • Coordinate transcription of video and audio content
  • Assist in all phases of video post-production
  • Conduct research and complete archival projects as requested
  • Encode and conform video for varied distribution platforms and longer term storage
  • Distribute digital files individually and as collections based on method of use or presentation
  • Design, test, and augment encoding and file distribution workflows
  • Computer literate – Mac/PC, Microsoft Office
  • MLIS degree or current enrollment in a Master of Library & Information Science program preferred
  • Strong knowledge of video production (Adobe Creative Cloud a +)
  • Meticulous attention to detail and able to work independently
  • Library/Archives work experience
  • Familiarity with streaming media
  • Excellent communication skills, helpful, able to work with/for others

A background screening will be conducted before hiring.

  • Social security number (SSN) verification
  • Criminal history including 7 years on felony and misdemeanor in all counties
  • Employment verification for last 7 years

Full job description and application instructions available online.

JOB: Head of Technical Services, Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco

Do you have a passion for library technical services with a dedication to public services and a knack for creative problem solving? The Mechanics’ Institute is seeking an energetic, team player to lead the Library’s Technical Services Department.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and management of all Library technical services operations (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, e-resources, and the integrated library system).
  • Develop goals, priorities and strategies for the department; lead the planning process within the department; coordinate the workflow between technical services and other Library departments; create and manage documentation of workflows and best practices in the Library’s technical services department.
  • Supervise the maintenance of the Library’s bibliographic and authority databases, and work towards improving the overall discovery of information for the Mechanics’ Institute community.
  • Lead efforts to efficiently and effectively use MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), and Resource Description and Access (RDA) standards (as well as related and emerging initiatives) to organize, represent, and report on library collections in the Institute’s library catalog and other online systems.
  • Oversee the library’s serial holdings and subscriptions
  • Coordinate the library’s instructional programs; scheduling classes and communicating with staff and non-staff instructors
  • Function within the Institute as the chief advocate of technical services’ needs.
  • Provides reference services and teaches library instruction classes.
  • Manages assigned areas of the Library collection.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • ALA-accredited MLIS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, DDC, and LCSH.
  • Experience working with an ILS, preferably Millennium.
  • Experience working with OCLC Connexion and MarcEdit.
  • Excellent customer service aptitude and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Commitment to professional development and staying current with trends and developments in technical services and the library profession.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a full time exempt position.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter, resume, and desired salary range to and include “Head of Technical Services” in the subject line.
  • Deadline to apply: May 20, 2018, 12 midnight PDT.

JOB: Business Librarian – The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University

Tenure-Track Library Faculty Position

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position to support business disciplines beginning summer 2018. ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent and at least one year of professional post-MLS academic library experience, including professional responsibilities for group instruction and research assistance required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at

SF State serves a diverse student body with a mission to promote scholarship, diversity, instructional excellence and intellectual accomplishment. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment. SF State is a totally smoke-free campus. Faculty are expected to be effective teachers, demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, publications and/or creative activities, and engage in service to the campus and community. Review of applications begins April 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, CV, contact information of three references to Elizabeth Detrich, Letters of recommendation upon request at later date.