JOB: Integrated Library System (ILS) Database Administrator, Peninsula Library System

Under the supervision of the IT Director and part of the IT Unit, called the Peninsula Library Automated Network (PLAN). The Integrated Library System (ILS) Database Administrator provides ILS support for 33 sites; has the primary responsibility for the performance, integrity, and security of the ILS and integrated systems including database maintenance, system revisions, and updates.

About PLS

The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries working together to provide innovative and cost-effective service to their users. Founded in 1971, the system is a Joint Powers of Agreement and is funded primarily by member libraries: Burlingame Public Library, Daly City Public Library, Menlo Park Public Library, Redwood City Public Library, San Bruno Public Library, San Mateo County Libraries, San Mateo Public Library, South San Francisco Public Library, and the San Mateo County Community College District (including the College of San Mateo, Canada College and Skyline College). PLS also receives support from the state California Library Services Act funds, federal Library Services and Technology Act and local contracts for special services.

To apply, send resume to Wendy Cao,

Salary Range: $36.53 – $48.95 hourly, $75,982 – $101,816 annually
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but no earlier than September 9, 2018

ILS Database Administrator job announcement

JOB: Technical Services and Electronic Services Librarian, Menlo College, Atherton

The Technical Services and Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, and processing of the Library’s information resources. This position develops, implements, and documents technical services policies and procedures, and plans and manages projects that will enhance the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, and collection capabilities. Other duties include managing the interlibrary loan program, as well as working on the library desk and contributing to other public services work. The position may also include responsibility for the Menlo College Archive. The ideal candidate will successfully combine technical services and public services in an academic setting, with strong attention to detail and an understanding of how technical services supports the mission of an academic library. Preferred start date of September 2018.

Qualifications and Skills
An ALA-accredited MLIS is required
Substantial experience working with MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
Experience with an integrated library system, preferably OCLC’s WMS
Experience with electronic book ordering, preferably GOBI
Knowledge of current linked data initiatives desirable
Knowledge of processing and maintaining archival collections desirable
Knowledge about scholarly communication and digital repositories desirable
Excellent attention to detail
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong commitment to excellent public service and user experience
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to set priorities, direct work, manage time, and multi-task
Ability to solve problems and adapt to changing situations

Application deadline: August 17th, 2018

Full description at:

JOB: Supervising Librarian II , Alameda County Library

Salary Range: $43.99 – $53.45/hour, $91,499.20 – $111,176.00/annually

Closing Date: July 30th 5:00pm PST

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The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten branch libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. Outreach services are provided through the Bookmobile, the Literacy Program, the Senior Outreach Program, and the County Jails.

The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian, Cynthia Chadwick, and the Board of Supervisors on library services.

The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services. The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of a utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends of the Library or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services. To learn more about the Alameda County Library, please visit their website at:


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record in the following:

  • Implementing change management and building key relationships.
  • Outstanding background coordinating library programming and events.
  • A keen understanding of social media and new technology that may affect the library system.
  • Superior command of oral and written communication.
  • Being action-oriented and making good, data-driven decisions.
  • Successfully motivating and interacting with direct reports.
  • In depth knowledge of Library collections and collection management

JOB: Branch Manager, Cloverdale, CA – Sonoma County Library

SALARY RANGES:            $80,620.80 to $100,672.00 annually plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018    

Under general direction of the Public Services Division Manager, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of the Cloverdale Regional Library. Provides professional library services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, and performs related work as assigned. This position is responsible for all personnel and operations within the branch and for branch relationships with the community it services.

To apply:

Closing Date: July 12th, 2018

JOB: Principal Librarian, Alameda County Library

Salary:  $111,571.20 – $135,387.20

Position Description:
Under the general direction of a Deputy County Librarian, is responsible for Library administrative and programmatic functions. The Principal Librarian operates as Division Director and serves as part of the Executive Administrative team and directs the implementation of Library administrative and programmatic initiatives as determined by the Deputy County Librarian.

Current Vacancy:

The Learning Group: The Learning Group is based out of Fremont and oversees Outreach, Programs, and Technical Services including Cataloging and Collection Development.

Ideal Candidate:

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will possess the following attributes, and have demonstrated a successful track record in:

  • Providing oversight and direction to library management and staff.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in planning, implementing and managing innovative library programs.
  • Understanding and enforcing policies, standards and objectives of library management.
  • Building cohesive partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve library goals and initiatives.
  • Maintaining a positive work ethic while experiencing constant changes in work responsibilities, environment, processes and culture.
  • Handling administrative responsibilities such as facilitating meetings, analyzing data, creating reports and varying personnel matters.
  • Effective time management by balancing competing priorities and ensuring work is completed efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either I

The equivalent of four years’ full-time experience as a Supervising Librarian II, in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)
Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science or Public Administration awarded by an accredited college or university.


The equivalent of four years’ full-time, responsible professional experience as a Librarian and/or program experience, including the equivalent of two years’ full-time supervisory responsibilities.
Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science or Public Administration awarded by an accredited college or university.

Filing deadline is July 10th, 2018 at 5:00pm. For more information, and to apply: