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: Librarian I-II Children’s Services, Sonoma County Library, Cloverdale


401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale, 95425


We are seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication skills for our full-time Children Services Librarian position at the Cloverdale Regional Library. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, technical, and training skills and be willing to work in a sometimes fast paced and often vibrant “all ages” environment. Share your talents and abilities while utilizing your librarian skills for community partnerships, basic to advanced computer training and downloadable Audio and eBook device help for the public.


Please see the job specifications for full details about this position.

Under general supervision, this full-time, benefitted position provides excellent customer service while performing a variety of professional children’s library services, including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, event planning, outreach, digital literacy training for the public, and performs related work as assigned.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides general reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Explains library policies and procedures to patrons and staff
  • Assists, advises and instructs patrons on the use of library materials and equipment, including automated catalogs, the Internet, various software, eBooks and audio book reading and listening devices and digital literacy in general
  • Conducts reference searches using a variety of database, online, and other search techniques
  • Helps to maintain and select the addition of books, reference materials, CD’s, DVD’s, electronic media, and other library materials
  • Assists at the Circulation Desk when needed.
  • Assists in and/or directs the preparation of exhibits and the organization and presentation of a variety of programs and events, as well as forming community partnerships for co-events
  • Leads book discussion groups
  • Promotes the Library out in the community, at schools, and events, and provides written outreach through community publications as well as press releases and other promotions; may represent the Library in meetings with the community or special interest groups
  • Helps to maintain social media connectivity to the library public.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, the community and special interest groups.
  • The Librarian II performs all of these tasks but at a more difficult, higher level. May serve as Person-in-Charge when Branch Manager is absent.


Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working a children’s librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills desirable but not required.


Librarian I – $59,904 to $74,880 annually

Librarian II – $62,920 to $78,582.40 annually


5:00 pm, Friday, May 25, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:  Please go to to apply. Applications must be submitted by the final filing date.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Position Summary

Dominican University of California is looking for an imaginative, versatile, and enthusiastic Reference and Instruction librarian who loves teaching and has a deep commitment to helping students succeed.  We have a beautiful campus, supportive community, and diverse student population, with a special commitment to first generation and under-represented college students.

This is a nine (9) month, non-tenured faculty position starting in August 2018. This position will work primarily with undergraduate students, providing reference assistance and teaching information literacy skills in our First Year Experience Program as well as for our bachelor’s degree programs. Occasional evening and weekend shifts may be required.


  • Teach and develop in-person and online information literacy, lectures, tutorials, and workshops to expand students’ knowledge and use of continually evolving skills required to find and evaluate information.
  • Serve as a liaison to academic departments, promoting faculty awareness, use, and development of library resources and working with faculty to embed information literacy at the course level.
  • Provide research assistance in person and online at the reference desk and via one-on-one or group research appointments to students, faculty and community members in all subject disciplines.
  • Engage in professional development activities in support of the library and information literacy program, both at Dominican and in the broader community.
  • Be prepared, with mentoring, to assume other professional responsibilities, as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • May participate in the University shared governance structure and serve on faculty governance committees, as appropriate.
  • May participate in the development of Library and University-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Demonstrated teaching experience or familiarity with the pedagogical skills required to teach information literacy at a university level
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective reference assistance to patrons of a research–oriented academic library
  • Demonstrated familiarity with evolving library technology and trends in reference, instruction, and information literacy
  • Ability to work as a team member and to participate effectively in a collegial academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Substantial teaching experience, particularly at a university level
  • Substantial familiarity with the literature of one or more academic disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in library software, areas, or initiatives such as online tutorials, webcasts, Springshare LibGuides, assessment, citation management tools, or student, community, and faculty outreach

Additional Position Information

  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located in a park-like campus 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. We have a total enrollment of just over 1,800 students, 23% of whom are the first in their family to attend college. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures

  • Click the hyperlink below or cut/paste it into your browser and scroll to the bottom of the posting. Click the option, “Submit your resume/CV to this job”
  • Click “Submit your Resume/CV to this Job” button
  • A cover letter is required
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact
  • Link to apply:

JOB: Access Services Coordinator, Dominican University of CA, San Rafael

Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Access Services Coordinator provides in-person, email, and phone assistance to patrons for library resources, facilities, and services; answers general technical questions; and helps maintain the organization of library materials and facilities. This person keeps other departments informed about day to day procedures and issues, and acts as the main contact on campus during evening and/or weekend hours, if assigned to that shift. They may also manage a component of Access Services, such as reserves, interlibrary loan, information desk, or student training. The hours for this position may include night and weekend hours, sometimes working as late as 12:45 AM.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

JOB: Web Services & Student Engagement Librarian, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Responsible for the development, maintenance, functionality, and usability of the Library’s web presence and multimodal student engagement. Provide instruction and reference services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety in-person and remote methods. Serve as liaison to assigned departments. Participate in collection development. Schedule includes one evening shift per week and occasional weekends, if needed.

Essential Functions:

• Oversee and maintain the Business Library web presence and properties through a collaborative process which results in content creation, assessment, revision, efficient navigation, and access to resources.
• Develop, maintain and oversee the development of Libguides using SpringShare’s CMS.
• Provide research assistance services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other library users in-person and remotely.
• Oversee e-reserves additions and modifications each term (LibGuides module).
• Serve as a subject specialist and liaison for assigned disciplines and maintain effective communication with faculty in liaison areas.
• Provide in-person and online 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.
• Develop new pathways to reach students and faculty via webinars, workshops, and other modes where warranted.
• Participate in Business Library planning, assessment, and evaluation.
• Collaborate with staff in peer training and other staff development needs.
• Evaluate & report usage of the Library’s web properties using Google analytics and other methods.
• Oversee intranet maintenance and updates (via internal LibGuides).
• Assess effectiveness and usability of the library website; identify improvements that consider the various needs and learning styles of GGU students, faculty, and other users.
• Keep current regarding new technologies, trends, and practices related to web services.
• Participate in a variety of outreach activities, some of which occur on evenings and weekends.
• Be aware of opportunities to integrate library web resources with the eLearning LMS (Moodle).
• 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. Experience maintaining a website using a content management system.
3. Demonstrated ability to redesign, modify, and assess effectiveness of websites that are user-oriented; experience with HTML and CSS.
4. At least one year of professional experience providing reference and instruction services.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency with English grammar and spelling; an understanding of the unique nature of writing and designing for the web.
6. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects.
7. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
8. Knowledge of best practices, standards, issues and trends relevant to web and information technology in academic libraries.
9. Flexible and open to incorporating new developments in web technology appropriate to adoption in the academic library environment.
10. 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.
4. Project management experience.

Apply online.

Open until filled.