JOB: Librarian I Or II, Children’s Services – Bilingual (English/Spanish) , Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa


Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity




We are seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication and Spanish bilingual skills for our full-time Children Services Librarian position at the Central 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 complete the required supplemental questionnaire.

The Position

Please see the attached 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 required.

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, University Of San Francisco, San Francisco

Job Summary

The Jesuit University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Digital Collections Librarian. The Library has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and seeks candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Early-career librarians and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Digital Collections Librarian supports the development and implementation of educational outreach programs and will take a proactive approach to working with faculty, undergraduates, and fellow librarians and staff to collaborate on established digital projects and develop new, sustainable research projects, classroom support, and instruction in digital methods. They will reach out to campus constituencies, analyze materials for suitability for our collections, identify potential projects, and establish priorities based on the content’s cultural, academic, or historical value. They may also pursue opportunities for collaborative projects across other higher education and cultural institutions.

The Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for the development and maintenance of Gleeson digital collections across their life-cycle. This position will help shape future directions for digital asset management and preservation systems, and will develop and implement strategies, best practices, standards, and technologies that support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Libraries’ digital collections.

Librarians are members of the USF Faculty Association, an American Federation of Teachers collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.

Job Responsibilities

The Digital Collections Librarian has primary responsibility for building and maintaining a comprehensive digital library program, developing policy, framework and workflow for existing and emerging digital library initiatives and services. Specific areas of responsibilities include:

System administration (50%)

  • Manage digitization projects for the Gleeson Library Digital Collections and the USF Scholarship Repository;
  • Serve as primary administrator for digital library systems (currently CONTENTdm and Digital Commons);
  • Work with faculty and librarians in the identification of print materials to be transferred to digital media;
  • Coordinate workflow for digitizing and cataloging digital collections;
  • Assign metadata to digital materials in consultation with cataloging department; and
  • Consult with campus legal office on copyright, licensing and rights management issues related to digital collections.

Instructional support (30%)

  • Work closely with the Scholarly Communications Librarian in outreach and advocacy for Open Access and Institutional Repository Services;
  • Explore and develop innovative digital library initiatives and services to support new models of teaching, learning and research, such as digital humanities and digital scholarship; and
  • Coordinate marketing for digital collections.

Other duties: (20%)

  • Supervise 1 full-time library assistant;
  • Identify sources of external funding and grant writing;
  • Serve as library liaison and participate in collection development for the assigned subject area; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of archival theory and best practices as they relate to the processing and management of digital collections.
  • Experience with archival collection management systems such as Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
  • Ability to analyze a range of tools and technologies, and to implement those which improve workflows, access, or preservation of digital objects.
  • Working knowledge of web design and development and familiarity with one or more current scripting and programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, PHP, Python, HTML, CSS).
  • Experience communicating ideas through presenting, teaching, training, conducting workshops, etc.
  • Strong decision-making and project management skills.
  • Flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to take initiative.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • 2 years’ or equivalent experience working with digital collections or archives.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing digital collections projects.
  • Experience processing analog, analog-to-digital, or born-digital collections.
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm).
  • Knowledge of strategies and best practices for digital object creation, curation, delivery, and preservation.
  • Familiarity with a variety of digital library standards for file formats, metadata content and structure.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in teams that encompass a range of roles and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Student/Grad Student Intern- San Jose Public Library, San Jose, CA

The San José Public Library (SJPL) has Undergraduate/Graduate Student Intern positions available at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library . The Student Interns will work closely with SJPL Works Librarians assisting in the planning, implementing and providing delivery of new Career and Business programming. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: providing technical support, interacting with the general public, facilitating programs with library partners, and introduce customers to Career and Business resources in the center and library databases. The ideal applicant will have a passion for helping others. To apply, follow the link here 

Hourly Range: $11.48* – 21.92/hr.
Full/Part Time or On-call: 20–30 hours per week
Employee Status: Internship
Close Date: December 2, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Get Started: Please send resume and cover letter to

*Compensation Notice: This classification is covered by the minimum wage, and pay starts at $13.50/hr instead of the posted $11.48 amount.

Position and Duties

Work with Career and Business Librarians to promote and host programs for SJPL Works.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Evening & Saturday availability preferred.
  • Interest in helping others find their career and build their business.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and social media (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Eventbrite).

Minimum Qualifications

Current enrollment in a college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student.

JOB: Electronic/Audiovisual Services Librarian, Contra Costa College, San Pablo

Contra Costa College is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time position starting in January 2019. The successful applicant will be a flexible, team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in an ever-changing environment. The person filling the position will have primary responsibility for coordinating the electronic and audiovisual services of the Contra Costa College library. The position is also responsible for regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk and for the preparation and presentation of general and specific library. To apply follow the link here

Serving predominately Latinx students and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing vision, direction, and leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of all Library instructional efforts for campus-based and distance education;
2. providing reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff and the community;
3. participating in the collection, development and implementation of print and electronic information resources and services;
4. providing course related library instruction;
5. collaborating with faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum;
6. developing library collections in the assigned subject areas;
7. contributing to the development and maintenance of the Library’s web page;
8. maintaining current knowledge in the field of Library Science and Information Management;
9. participating in department, college committees, and College’s shared governance process;
10. participating in professional development activities;
11. maintaining of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
12. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification:

Master’s in library science, library and information science,


A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time librarianship

OR the equivalent. (If you do not possess the listed degrees, you must complete the equivalency form provided in the online application.)

Desirable Qualifications:

• A working knowledge and experience with an integrated online library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces
• Familiarities with and use of Internet technologies in the library setting and web programming, including Web 2.0 tools
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
• Demonstrated experience with electronic databases
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a website
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain digital tools for e-learning such as blogs, wikis, vod -casts etc.
• Experience as a reference librarian
• Demonstrated experience teaching library workshops, particularly those that develop information literacy skills
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff
• Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines for assigned reports and activities
• Demonstrated leadership ability and willingness to participate in collegial governance
• Experience working with library technical services

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

The UCDavis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time Technical Services/Circulation 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.
Salary, Benefits, and Work Hours:
This is a career position at the Associate Librarian level. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. . This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.
UCD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:
Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: