JOB: Library Technician Alliant, International University, San Francisco

Job Description

The Library Technician under the general direction of the Director of Library, San Francisco, is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Circulation for the San Francisco Library. The incumbent assists students, faculty, and staff with their library services needs and possesses a thorough knowledge of established library procedures and technical systems, trains and supervises student assistants. S/he works collaboratively with Interlibrary Loan, Collection Management Services, and Research Services and Systems staff located on the Alliant San Francisco campus.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide a variety of circulation and resource sharing services, including being the Library staff point of contact evenings and weekends. Schedule varies and is suitable to change throughout based on the needs of the Library.
  2. Communicate with a variety of library users, including Alliant International University faculty, students, and staff, and community patrons and with staff at other resource-sharing partner libraries as needed to answer questions, resolve delivery and/or access issues, and clarify Library procedures and Policy.
  3. Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise student employees in all their circulation and resource sharing tasks.
  4. Schedule student employees, monitor student work-study budget/earnings, and advise Library Director regarding budget and scheduling needs/issues
  5. Ensure smooth functioning of the library, including working with Facilities Manager and University Information Services regarding any building or technology issues affecting the day-to-day running of the library.
  6. Ensure appropriate use of the library by all users, including Faculty, Staff and Student patrons. Keeps Library Director and Campus Public Safety informed of any potential situations at the library.
  7. Ensuring a high level of customer service among the student assistant staff.
  8. Other duties as assigned



Associate Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


One-two years of progressively responsible library supervisory experience in an academic library preferred but not required.

Essential Job Functions:

The Circulation Supervisor manages the day-to-day activities of Circulation for the San Francisco Library. S/he works to update processes and procedures to keep pace with the changing library environment and patron needs. Interact orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff and the public clearly and courteously

The Circulation Supervisor helps oversee the Circulation departments point of service, circulates library materials, and answers questions and addresses concerns about access, borrowing, collections, resources, privileges, credentials, and accounts. The position collaborates with the Director to manage and maintain the condition of the library’s print collection and its accuracy in the catalog; it also ensures that the patron databases are accurate and is responsible for the collection of fines, fees, and the replacement of lost and damaged library materials. The Circulation Supervisor manages the Libraries student assistant staff and is in charge of the staffing on all shifts (e.g. days, evenings, and weekends).

Other Requirements:

  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Knowledge of the organization of academic libraries and the Library of Congress call numbers
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines
  • Maintain composure under high stress conditions
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others must have good communication with Director, Staff and Faculty.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Time management

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Librarian I or II, Sonoma County Library, Petaluma


Sonoma County Library Announces an Employment Opportunity LIBRARIAN I or II, CHILDREN’S SERVICES – PETALUMA LIBRARY- 40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME

We are seeking a customer service driven library professional for our full-time Children’s Services Librarian position at the Petaluma 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.

The Position

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 desired but not required.

SALARY RANGES: Librarian I – $59,904 to $74,880 annually
Librarian II – $62,920 to $78,582.40 annually
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Friday, February 15, 2019

Application Process

Please go to to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.

Full job description is available here

Event: CSLA Northern Workshop – Chronicle & Scholastic Books, Burlingame Library

CSLA NORTHERN Region 4 Presents:

Library Workshop

WHAT: CSLA Northern Region – Section 4 Workshop

COST: $10.00

DATE: Saturday, October 20th

LOCATION: Burlingame Public Library, Lane Room

DIRECTIONS: Directions to the Burlingame Public Library

TIME: 9:30 to noon

ATTENDEES: All Northern Section librarians (and anyone else who wants to come) limited to first 80!!

PRESENTERS: Chronicle Books & Scholastic will present new fall titles


  • 15-20 minutes to Chronicle Books
  • 15-20. minutes Scholastic Books
  • 45 minutes in grade alike to share your favorite new books (2 max) and your favorite recent lessons (2 max).
  • 45 minutes Small discussions happening simultaneously and attendees could rotate between the sessions: Maker Space, Book Expedition Groups, and 90 Second Newbery.
  • Reflection- next steps

GIVEAWAYS: Chronicle Books will have ARCS to give away for all grade levels

DISCOUNTS: Books, Inc. (one block away) will give a 20% discount on any purchases made that day

David’s Teas in Burlingame 10% discount for attendees

FLYER: Click here to download flyer

Cancellations: No refunds will be made, but substitutions are welcome. Please contact Sally James or Kay Hones via email to provide information about substitutions.

CSLA Northern Region Section 4 Representatives

Sally James

Kay Hone

JOB: Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, University of San Francisco, San Francisco

The Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will lead the department’s efforts to develop learning outcomes and assessment practices related to instruction.

For full description, and to apply:

Cuesta College: Library/Information Technology 2018 courses, Summer & Fall

Hello All:

It’s time to register for Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology 2018 courses:

Cuesta’s Library/Information Science courses start on June 18 for summer and August 13 for fall, enrollment is available now.  All courses are fully online; for more information on Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology program:

Getting Started

For students already admitted to Cuesta, enrollment starts here:


To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here:

For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder:


DIST 101 – Introduction To Online   (.5 unit, summer 06/18/18-07/27/18, fall 08/13/18-08/31)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 201 – Intro Library Svcs (3 units, fall 8/13-12/14)
Surveys the history, organization, services, personnel and functions of libraries and information centers. Provides beginning library/information technology students with an introduction and overview to the field and identifies job opportunities.


LIBT 204 – Organizing Info (3 units, fall 8/13-12/14)
A practical introduction to the tasks involved with cataloging book and non-book library materials. Includes descriptive cataloging using AACR2/RDA, subject cataloging, and classification. Covers MARC formats as well as their use in the OCLC bibliographic utility and local automated library systems.

 LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units, fall 8/13-12/14)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site.

LIBT 208 – Library Teamwork Supervisory Skills (1 unit, fall 10/15-12/14)

Introduces teamwork and supervisory skills within the context of libraries.


LIBT 209 – Library Public Services (3 units, fall 8/13-12/14)
Surveys library services provided to the public–including the philosophy, policies and procedures associated with reference/information and circulation services. Emphasizes skill building in defining and executing search strategies.


LIBT 210 – School Library Services (3 units, fall 8/13-12/14) 
Explores the role of the school library media program in the educational community. Provides students with basic skills and competencies necessary to deliver effective school library media programs for grades K-12.


LIBT 212 – Research Skills  (1 unit; summer 6/18-7/27, fall 10/15-12/14)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.


LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching  (1 unit, summer 6/18-7/27, fall 10/15/18-12/14)
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs.

 LIBT 220 – Fundamentals of CSS (1 unit, fall 10/15-12/14)
Introduces the fundamentals of CSS for the Web Page Developer. The essential elements such as selectors, positioning, floating, and vertical alignment, tables, and other topics will be explored.

 For questions contact:

Carina Love

Chair, Library, Learning Resources & Instructional Technology

Cuesta College


Mallory Cronan

Division/Department Assistant

Library, Learning Resources, and Instructional Technology

Cuesta College

Library office: (805) 546-3190