JOB: Librarian Specialist, San Ramon Library, San Ramon

Are you a highly specialized library professional seeking a new opportunity to make the most out of your career? Then this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! There is one Librarian Specialist opening for a dedicated, innovative, and highly skilled professional splitting their time between the San Ramon Library in San Ramon with a focus on Adult Services onsite and the Library Administration Office in Martinez with a focus on Adult Services countywide. Join Contra Costa County Library in its mission to inspire the citizens of the county to work together, spark imagination, fuel potential, and connect people with ideas and each other!

This job is for you if you are:
• A leader who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team
• One who fosters an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus
• An individual who loves reading and developing Library programming for adults
• One who has a passion for educational technology and the latest trends and developments in the Library field
• An enthusiastic, self-motivated, lifelong learner

To read the complete job description, please visit the website. The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for six months.

Written Exam: August 3, 2017 or August 4, 2017

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional library experience.

Application deadline: 07/07/2017

JOB: Literacy Program Specialist, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

The Library is seeking Literacy Program Specialists to join our team and change the lives of those we serve! The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current literacy technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment. Literacy Program Specialists will be responsible for coordinating programs and services at our Family Learning Centers.

The Library’s Family Learning Centers are located at seven of our branch libraries. Each Family Learning Center space has a classroom, computers with special software, and materials that provide the tools enabling families and individuals to attain self-efficiency.

Program and service areas include but are not limited to: library orientation, adult and family literacy, ESL, citizenship, digital literacy, life skills, parenting, early education, and multilingual instruction. More information about our sites is available online.

Literacy Program Specialists are community connectors. They collaborate with partner organizations, identify community needs, and guide library customers to information and helpful resources. Specialists are responsible for performing a variety of professional duties including: conducting library tours and orientations; training and supervising volunteers; planning/implementing or finding partners for library programs; conducting community outreach; evaluating the effectiveness of programs, computer software, and materials; formulating a strong partnership with the Library’s Adult and Family Literacy department, Partners in Reading; having knowledge of current literacy trends. These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts. Although not required, proficiency in a non-English language is highly desired.

These positions require lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling materials and objects up to 25 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: 6/30/2017

JOB: Librarian for Research and Instruction (Math & Science), Holy Names University, Oakland

The HNU Cushing Library is seeking an experienced academic librarian to undertake a variety of responsibilities including instruction, reference, outreach, and technology services as a full-time member of our team.

The Librarian for Research and Instruction will serve as a liaison to the Math & Sciences Division, as well as the graduate Nursing Department, cultivating strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintaining an understanding of the university’s research and teaching programs; promoting library activities within the HNU community; and collaborating on campus-centered and university-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services.

Holy Names University is interested in candidates with at least two years of academic library experience, particularly in reference and instruction. Instruction experience should include designing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction at the college level. An undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library is preferred.

Additional details and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: July 24, 2017

JOB: Senior Librarian, Palo Alto City Library, Palo Alto

The Palo Alto City Library eBranch re-imagines the Library as the best place on the Internet. We bring serendipity, mobility and elegant design to the library experience. Innovation is our passion. We can’t help ourselves!

Palo Alto City Library is looking for an experienced and energetic librarian who shares our love of innovation to join the Library’s eBranch team. The successful candidate is expected to have strong web management skills and in-depth knowledge of using electronic resources to provide customer service. Successful candidates will have a record demonstrating professional excellence, outstanding communication skills, and a knack for thinking outside the box.

Salary range: $65,665.60 – $80,620.80 Annually

Additional information and application instructions available online.

JOB: Acquisitions Specialist (Library Services Specialist II), Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $3,101 to $5,369 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $3,584 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.

Application Deadline
First review of applications will be at 8 am on June 26, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.


Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Director of Library Technology, with additional direction from the Technical Services Librarian, the Acquisitions Specialist shares responsibility for the acquisition of materials in physical and electronic formats for the University Library. Acquisitions responsibilities include researching order requests, building orders at vendor sites and in the integrated library system (ILS), copy cataloging, monitoring order fulfillment and vendor performance, ensuring that electronic resources are activated, and communicating with vendors as needed to resolve issues. The incumbent also provides general departmental support as part of the Technical Services team, responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, catalog maintenance, withdrawals, material transfers and other technical services work as assigned.
Working independently, the incumbent is responsible for facilitating the acquisition process which includes, but is not limited to, researching order requests, placing orders with appropriate vendors, monitoring order status, monitoring spend levels in assigned funds, providing cataloging support for acquired materials, troubleshooting access problems for electronic titles, and submitting claims as needed. The Acquisitions Specialist is also responsible for overseeing demand-driven acquisitions processes including managing records and orders and monitoring use.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

First review of applications will be at 8 am on June 26, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.