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.

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

JOB: Collection Strategy Librarian, San Jose State University, Academic Services

JOID: 24548

Closing Date: June 30, 2018

For more information & to apply click here

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of collection strategy. Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, the Collection Strategy Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and students to provide guidance in the development, management, delivery, assessment, and planning of the library’s digital and print collections. As a faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion. The Collection Strategy Librarian will serve as a liaison to subject area(s), as assigned.


  • Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, non-print, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
  • As part of the Academic Services team, develops the collection management, preservation, and deselection strategy.
  • Coordinates collection development and selection activities of liaison librarians.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in developing collection development policies, evaluating print and electronic material purchases, and providing disciplinary collection assessment and statistical analysis and reports.
  • Establishes and maintains a strong collaborative relationship with all library units that build and maintain digital and physical collections.
  • Represents and participates in cooperative collection development programs with other libraries and library consortia.
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues affecting collection management and development.
  • Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion.
  • Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to assigned departments.
  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in selecting library materials
  • Experience serving as a liaison to academic programs/departments
  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
  • Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative practices or tools to improve collection development and maintenance.
  • Experience with collection analysis and assessment of print and electronic resources.
  • Familiarity with a collections budget and collection-related projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on collection building and management in a rapidly changing information environment.
  • Experience or coursework with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of art; education; health professions; or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in art; education; health professions; or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Proficiency with an ILS system and analytics.
  • Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet/reporting platforms.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: November 1, 2018 (anticipated)

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) research plan; and (5) names of three professional references with contact information by June 30, 2018. This position will remain open until filled.

Important: This item will be required of finalists at the time of on-campus visit: (1) Original, sealed, graduate school transcripts. Mailing address: SJSU, King Library; Attention: Evelia Sanchez; One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0028.

Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at Please visit our websites at and For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

San José State University is California’s oldest public institution of higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 35,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.