Cuesta College Classes Spring 2018

Hello All:

The holidays are here, but don’t forget it is also time to register for Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology 2018 courses:

Cuesta’s Library/Information Science courses start on January 16, enrollment is available now. All coursed are fully online; for more information on Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology program:

Getting Started
For students already admitted to Cuesta, enrollment starts here:
To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here:
For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder:

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online (.5 unit, meets 1/16-2/02)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 205 – Lib/Information Center Collections (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Provides an overview of how to select, purchase, and organize print, electronic, and other materials to stock library/information center collections.

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site.

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit; 2 sections available: one meets 1/19-3/16, the other meets 3/19 – 5/18)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs.

LIBT 215 – Technology In The Workplace (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
This course offers a practical look at proper approaches and techniques used to understand, utilize and troubleshoot workplace technology.

LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Information Age (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet.

LIBT 218 – Adolescent Literature (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Explores the literature and electronic resources essential for library technicians to work effectively with adolescents in the information age.

For questions contact:
Carina Love
Chair, Library, Learning Resouces
& Instructional Technology
Cuesta College
Hwy One.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403


– Mallory Cronan
– Division/Department Assistant
– Cuesta College
– Library, Learning Resources, and Instructional Technology
– (805) 546-3190

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.