Call for Submissions: BayNet Newsletter Fall 2017

Share your work and stories with the members of BayNet

BayNet is a multidisciplinary library association that is dedicated to bringing together librarians, archivists, and information professionals from all over the Bay Area together so they can share and learn from each other. And the BayNet Newsletter wants you to share what’s going on in your world with the rest of the members of BayNet.

The BayNet Newsletter is looking for articles on a wide variety of topics: professional news, events, workshops, seminars, and issues or events of interest. If there’s something going on in the world of archives that you’re excited about, let everyone know! If you just got a new library program and want to tell people about it, then this is the place. And if you have an event that you want to make sure is packed, we’ve got your audience right here.

The deadline for submissions is October 25 and check out the Newsletter Submission Guidelines HERE for restrictions on length and formatting. Pictures are encouraged and will be published in full color. I look forward to reading what you have to say and thanks for making the Bay Area library scene the exciting and diverse place we all enjoy.

Collin Thormoto
BayNet News Editor

JOB: Librarian – Outreach & Equity, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $65,268 up to $81,900 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $74,784 to $87,420 per year.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at Skyline College. The librarian also participates in other essential work areas including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.

See full description and apply at:

Closing Date: 10/29/2017

JOB: Part-time Reference & Student Engagement Librarian, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Responsible for providing reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety in-person and remote methods. Serve as liaison to assigned subject areas. Participate in collection development. Schedule is evening-based, 20 hours/week, and may include one weekend shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide research assistance services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other library users in-person and remotely.
  • Serve as a subject specialist and liaison for assigned disciplines and maintain effective communication with faculty in liaison areas.\
  • Maintain liaison-related LibGuides.
  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to classes and other library users as needed.
  • Guide library assistants in navigating policy questions, complaints, and security issues as needed.
  • Collaborate with library staff and GGU faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all relevant media; especially those in liaison areas.
  • Participate in Business Library planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with staff in peer training and other staff development needs.
  • Participate in other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In addition, candidates should meet the following criteria:

Required qualifications:

1. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program.
2. At least one year of professional experience providing reference and instruction services.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency with English grammar and spelling.
4. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects.
5. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
6. Business resource content knowledge or willingness to learn.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Knowledge of business reference and experience providing reference support to business students and others in professional practice education.
2. Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
3. Experience providing reference and instruction to remotely-situated patrons utilizing a variety of appropriate technologies.

Application instructions available online.

Open until filled.

Board Position: Web Services Manager

TERM: 2-year, appointment by the Executive Board, vacancy filled by Executive Board
BY-LAWS: Programs/Committee Chairs will be solicited by the Board from among BayNet members and shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Board.

● Working knowledge of best practices of website maintenance.
● Understanding of HTML and Content Management Systems such as WordPress
● Maintains and updates BayNet website
● Posts jobs to the website, as needed and archives closed job openings
● Updates Board listings annually/ as needed
● Attends Board meetings when possible
FINANCIAL: Annual stipend of $2400 disbursed half at the end of May and the 2nd half at the end of November.

July 1 Assumes office, if no Annual Meeting and attends transition board meeting

Attends board meetings throughout the year

To Apply, email with a Letter of Interest, and we will evaluate applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Board Position: Treasurer

TERM: Two years (elected in even years) Vacancy filled by Board appointment
Duties of the Treasurer.
The Treasurer shall:
1. Collect annual fees and other monies as required.
2. Keep an account of all funds received and expended, and make disbursements as
authorized by the Executive Board and approved by such officers as the Board may
3. Prepare and recommend an annual budget for Executive Board approval.
4. Deliver to the successor Treasurer all books and other property at the expiration of the
term of office.
EXPERIENCE: Facility with numbers. Experience with spreadsheets desirable
● Maintains financial records in Quicken or other software
● Writes checks as needed
● Prepares IRS documents (1099 & 1096)
● 1099-Misc sent to anyone receiving income over $600 per annum
● 1099-Misc must be mailed by January 31.
● 1096 is sent to the IRS by end of February (Certified mail, return receipt)
● Issues refunds as needed
● Prepares treasurer reports for all Board meetings
● Co-ordinates bank signature cards for self when assuming office
● Also, back-up signature cards for incoming President annually
● Processes W-2 requests as needed
● Reconciles bank statements monthly
● Maintains paper files in secure (locked) location
EVENTS: Co-ordinates financial issues with events
COMMITTEES: Member of Budget Committee
FINANCIAL: Handles all chapter financial matters

Works closely with Vice President/President-Elect on Annual Meeting

July 1 Assumes office, if no Annual Meeting. Attends transition Board meeting with
treasurer’s report, co-ordinates meeting with budget committee
September Presents with budget committee the annual budget for board approval
November Pays first installment of Web Services Manager stipend ($1200); pays first
installment of Membership Coordinator stipend ($250)
January Prepares IRS forms
March Coordinates membership renewals with Administrator
May Attends annual meeting, prepares treasurer’s report for the membership, pays
second installment of Web Services Manager stipend ($1200), pays second
installment of Membership Coordinator stipend ($250)

Attends board meetings throughout the year

To Apply, email with a Letter of Interest, and we will evaluate applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.