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 Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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 and/or 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

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Adult Literacy Program Manager, Contra Costa County Library, Martinez, CA

The Contra Costa County Library Department seeks an Adult Literacy Program Manager who will split their time between the Pleasant Hill Library and the Library Administration office in Martinez. This full-time position will play an integral role in evaluating the operations of the Library’s Adult Literacy Program. As this position is the program’s primary fundraiser and outreach coordinator and represents the Literacy Program in the Library and surrounding communities.

The Adult Literacy Program Manager is responsible for; ensuring successful implementation of volunteer trainings, student and tutor recruitment campaigns; developing programs to maximize the success of students and tutors; establishing networking partnerships with other literacy program providers in the Bay Area, fundraising; administration of all literacy grants’, and creating a communication plan that results in high visibility for literacy services in the library and the community.

To apply for this position, visit

Filing deadline is 10/15/2018

JOB: Head of Access and Delivery Services, Santa Clara University Library, Santa Clara

Learn more about this position, our institution, and how to apply here Applications received by October 19, 2018 will receive first consideration

The Santa Clara University Library seeks a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and engaged individual to lead its Access and Delivery Services division to meet the evolving demands of managing access to and delivery of research resources. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, this position coordinates innovative and user-centric access services, utilizing current and emerging technologies, to meet the ever changing needs and expectations of our faculty, students, and staff. This position provides vision and leadership as the library explores new and innovative ways to store, preserve, and deliver resources to library users. The Head of Access and Delivery Services will proactively collaborate with other library unit heads to provide direct physical and virtual pathways to resources and services, and will also collaborate with the heads of other co-located units within the Learning Commons to ensure the provision of coordinated and consistent academic support services for students, faculty, and staff.

The Head of Access and Delivery Services supervises four staff members and indirectly supervises three staff members and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement. This position serves on the Library Management Council, an advisory administrative body made up of the University Librarian, Associate University Librarians, and unit heads.

To apply, follow the link here.

Job posting closes 10/23/2018

JOB: Technical Services/Circulation Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library

The UC Davis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time career Librarian.

The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law, and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Library’s collection and staff are housed in King Hall on the Davis campus. The Library has access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.


  • Responsible for management of the Technical Services and Circulation departments, including overall supervision of the library staff within those departments.
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of Circulation and Technical Services policies, procedures and publications; and provides input regarding development of long range goals, budgets, space and technology, personnel procedures, equipment purchases and daily operational needs.
  • Technical Services duties include the Ordering, Receiving, Processing, and Bindery operations of the library; establishes criteria for holdings information to be displayed in the public catalog and keeps detailed statistics for all acquisition transactions.
  • Implements procedures for the Circulation function including Stacks Maintenance, Course Reserves, Government Documents, and Interlibrary Loan services; manages the maintenance of special collections, including Rare Books, Special Collections, and Archives.
  • Overall supervision of the cataloging function for the library including the evaluation and revision of existing cataloging policies and procedures, the copy cataloging of materials, performs searching and transfer of authority records to and within Sierra catalog, coordinates with OCLC, University Library, Melvyl Local as needed to keep our records in sync and up to date with library standardizations and new formats.
  • Investigates as appropriate, new technologies and systems relevant to Circulation and Technical Services. Participates in library and Circulation department marketing and communications efforts.
  • Oversees the library’s integrated library system (ILS) Innovative Sierra and identifies applications useful to the library’s procedures. Coordinates Sierra ILS trainings and updates when necessary and works closely with Innovative Interfaces help desk and the Law School’s Information Technology staff to troubleshoot any problems that may arise.
  • Reports directly to the Library Director.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school;
  • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online resources and library ILS systems, experience working with various library vendors and publishers;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
  • 2-4 years of experience as a librarian in a complex technical services position with supervisory responsibilities
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience as a librarian in an academic library or an academic law library.
  • Experience working with Innovative Interfaces products, especially Sierra ILS module.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by September 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2018.

Required application materials include:

  1. Cover letter stating qualifications and interest.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of contributions to diversity
  4. Names, addresses, including email of 3 references. Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California state law.

JOB: Librarian, South San Francisco Public Library

South San Francisco Public Library is seeking to fill two librarian positions, one each in Adult and Children’s Services. 

In South City, opportunities for creativity and autonomy abound, with plenty of off-desk time to plan innovative services and events.  Take a look at our website to see the programs we offer our diverse community of 65,000 residents on a daily basis.  To apply, visit  The first 50 qualified applications received will be accepted for review.  Close date 9/26/18 at 5pm.