JOB: Archivist and Instruction Librarian, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative librarian who will be responsible for the management and administration of the College Archives, a repository (physical and digital) of historical materials relating to the founding, development and ongoing work of the College. The successful candidate will also provide general and subject specialized library information literacy instruction, research consultations and support and collection development for assigned departments or programs, and should have a professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice.

The Archivist and Instruction Librarian will serve on the General Reference Desk, participate in the Library’s team structure, serve on campus committees, and be professionally active.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: September 18, 2017

JOB: Temporary Librarian, The Urban School, San Francisco

Classification: Temporary Exempt Instructional Support
Reports To: Academic Dean

4 days a week
November 13, 2017 through May 4, 2018

The temporary librarian is responsible for managing the library program. Primary responsibilities include collaborating with faculty to provide support for the curriculum, working with students to ensure they acquire searching skills, and overseeing the library and its collection. The temporary librarian reports directly to the Academic Dean.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
*Information specialist
Collaborates with teachers on research projects and the creation of research guides to support specific curricular needs.
Provides instruction for students in information literacy skills, through both formal classes and individual instruction.
Assessing and promoting effective student use of library resources and information technology.
Provides reference services to students, faculty, and staff.
Support a lifelong love of reading amongst students.

*Development and management of resources and facility
Maintains a collection of print and electronic sources.
Maintains the library catalog, book circulation, library website, and library research guides.
Administers the budget in conjunction with the Academic Dean and the Chief Financial Officer. Pays bills to vendors in a timely manner.
Supervises and directs parent volunteers whose work supports the library program.
Manages magazine subscriptions and routing.
Works with the assistant librarian to ensure needs of library users are being met.
Participates in the activities of the broader Urban School community.

The ideal candidate will have:
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or comparable experience
Experience working with and enjoyment of high school students
Broad knowledge of young adult literature
Fluency in using and teaching information literacy skills
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and lifting is required. This would require the ability to lift files up to 40 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

This temporary position offers only medical benefits as required by law.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean at

Additional information available online.

JOB: part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is looking for a part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor to oversee all evening and weekend circulation services and supervise our student employees.

The incumbent will process incoming reserve requests, update hard copy reserve lists, and liaison with faculty regarding reserve requests. The incumbent will also provide technical assistance (copy machines, computers), assist with the processing and/or repair of materials, and be responsible for stack maintenance and shelving. At the end of the day, the Weekend and Evening Supervisor will be responsible for closing and securing the library.

The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or a related field, two years of library experience, and experience with both public and technical service library practices, including circulation procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience with MS Word and Excel are a must. Experience with the LC call number organization system and with computer online catalogs is desirable.

This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours of work per week (varies), during the academic year (late August through the middle of May). This position will remain active until the end of the Academic Year (May 31, 2018), with the possibility of renewal starting September 1, 2018.

For more information, please follow the link to the full job posting.

JOB: Information Specialist, Health Advances LLC, San Francisco

Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base. Experience in one or more healthcare areas (biopharma, medtech, diagnostics & life science tools, healthcare services, health IT, health economics, market access) is strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate will be the only Information Specialist in the San Francisco office, but will work closely with colleagues in Weston, MA.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

JOB: Public Services and Communications Librarian (.5 FTE), Mechanics Institute, San Francisco

The Mechanics’ Institute Library and Chess Room seeks a creative, energetic, team player who demonstrates a superior ability to multitask in the public services department of the Library. The description below enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for a flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarian, proud of our profession and wanting to make a difference in our community.

The Mechanics’ Institute is a general interest membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in our 9-story landmark building in the Financial District of San Francisco at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics — artisans, craftsmen, and inventors — and their families, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker in search of a place for literary pursuits, thinking, research, and study.

Public Services:
● Provide regularly scheduled professional contact with members at public service desks, including reference and research guidance, instruction in use of the Library online catalog, print and eresources and other technology tools, explanation of policies and procedures, and circulation functions.
● Instruction to individuals and groups in the use of the Library’s print and online collections, computer software, and other resources by direct interaction with members, via the creation of library guides in a variety of formats, and/or teaching classes.
● Create and manage Library displays and exhibits to enhance circulation of library collections.
● Collection development in assigned areas of the Library collection: perform professional duties required to maintain and enhance the collection and promote its use; maintain awareness of current reading trends and local cultural activities.
● Using InDesign and other digital tools, contribute to the Library’s public relations and marketing goals by creating online and print content such as the Quarterly Newsletter, book/film reviews, blogs, news features, bibliographies, etc. for Institute publications.
● Manage book discussion groups including leading some book discussions
● Perform other library duties as needed.

• 1-2 years of public service desk reference and research expertise.
• Experience working with an ILS, preferably Millennium.
• Intermediate or higher level skills in standard software packages such as MS Office and InDesign.
• Ability to quickly learn and apply policies and procedures related to assigned work areas.
• Must be able to work Saturdays on a rotating basis and occasional evenings
• Excellent customer service aptitude and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
• MLIS/MLS required.

Please send a cover letter, including days of week and times of day of availability to work, resume, and 3 references to Deborah Hunt, Library Director, at by August 11, 5 p.m.

Additional information available online.

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. August 11, 2017.