Call for Submissions: BayNet Newsletter Fall 2017

Share your work and stories with the members of BayNet

BayNet is a multidisciplinary library association that is dedicated to bringing together librarians, archivists, and information professionals from all over the Bay Area together so they can share and learn from each other. And the BayNet Newsletter wants you to share what’s going on in your world with the rest of the members of BayNet.

The BayNet Newsletter is looking for articles on a wide variety of topics: professional news, events, workshops, seminars, and issues or events of interest. If there’s something going on in the world of archives that you’re excited about, let everyone know! If you just got a new library program and want to tell people about it, then this is the place. And if you have an event that you want to make sure is packed, we’ve got your audience right here.

The deadline for submissions is October 25 and check out the Newsletter Submission Guidelines HERE for restrictions on length and formatting. Pictures are encouraged and will be published in full color. I look forward to reading what you have to say and thanks for making the Bay Area library scene the exciting and diverse place we all enjoy.

Collin Thormoto
BayNet News Editor

JOB: Librarian – Outreach & Equity, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $65,268 up to $81,900 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $74,784 to $87,420 per year.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at Skyline College. The librarian also participates in other essential work areas including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.

See full description and apply at:

Closing Date: 10/29/2017

JOB: Part-time Reference & Student Engagement Librarian, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

Responsible for providing reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety in-person and remote methods. Serve as liaison to assigned subject areas. Participate in collection development. Schedule is evening-based, 20 hours/week, and may include one weekend shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide research assistance services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other library users in-person and remotely.
  • Serve as a subject specialist and liaison for assigned disciplines and maintain effective communication with faculty in liaison areas.\
  • Maintain liaison-related LibGuides.
  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to classes and other library users as needed.
  • Guide library assistants in navigating policy questions, complaints, and security issues as needed.
  • Collaborate with library staff and GGU faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all relevant media; especially those in liaison areas.
  • Participate in Business Library planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with staff in peer training and other staff development needs.
  • Participate in other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In addition, candidates should meet the following criteria:

Required qualifications:

1. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program.
2. At least one year of professional experience providing reference and instruction services.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proficiency with English grammar and spelling.
4. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects.
5. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
6. Business resource content knowledge or willingness to learn.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Knowledge of business reference and experience providing reference support to business students and others in professional practice education.
2. Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
3. Experience providing reference and instruction to remotely-situated patrons utilizing a variety of appropriate technologies.

Application instructions available online.

Open until filled.

Board Position: Web Services Manager

TERM: 2-year, appointment by the Executive Board, vacancy filled by Executive Board
BY-LAWS: Programs/Committee Chairs will be solicited by the Board from among BayNet members and shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Board.

● Working knowledge of best practices of website maintenance.
● Understanding of HTML and Content Management Systems such as WordPress
● Maintains and updates BayNet website
● Posts jobs to the website, as needed and archives closed job openings
● Updates Board listings annually/ as needed
● Attends Board meetings when possible
FINANCIAL: Annual stipend of $2400 disbursed half at the end of May and the 2nd half at the end of November.

July 1 Assumes office, if no Annual Meeting and attends transition board meeting

Attends board meetings throughout the year

To Apply, email with a Letter of Interest, and we will evaluate applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Board Position: Treasurer

TERM: Two years (elected in even years) Vacancy filled by Board appointment
Duties of the Treasurer.
The Treasurer shall:
1. Collect annual fees and other monies as required.
2. Keep an account of all funds received and expended, and make disbursements as
authorized by the Executive Board and approved by such officers as the Board may
3. Prepare and recommend an annual budget for Executive Board approval.
4. Deliver to the successor Treasurer all books and other property at the expiration of the
term of office.
EXPERIENCE: Facility with numbers. Experience with spreadsheets desirable
● Maintains financial records in Quicken or other software
● Writes checks as needed
● Prepares IRS documents (1099 & 1096)
● 1099-Misc sent to anyone receiving income over $600 per annum
● 1099-Misc must be mailed by January 31.
● 1096 is sent to the IRS by end of February (Certified mail, return receipt)
● Issues refunds as needed
● Prepares treasurer reports for all Board meetings
● Co-ordinates bank signature cards for self when assuming office
● Also, back-up signature cards for incoming President annually
● Processes W-2 requests as needed
● Reconciles bank statements monthly
● Maintains paper files in secure (locked) location
EVENTS: Co-ordinates financial issues with events
COMMITTEES: Member of Budget Committee
FINANCIAL: Handles all chapter financial matters

Works closely with Vice President/President-Elect on Annual Meeting

July 1 Assumes office, if no Annual Meeting. Attends transition Board meeting with
treasurer’s report, co-ordinates meeting with budget committee
September Presents with budget committee the annual budget for board approval
November Pays first installment of Web Services Manager stipend ($1200); pays first
installment of Membership Coordinator stipend ($250)
January Prepares IRS forms
March Coordinates membership renewals with Administrator
May Attends annual meeting, prepares treasurer’s report for the membership, pays
second installment of Web Services Manager stipend ($1200), pays second
installment of Membership Coordinator stipend ($250)

Attends board meetings throughout the year

To Apply, email with a Letter of Interest, and we will evaluate applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

BayNet Position: Membership Cordinator

TERM: 2 years; Vacancy filled by Executive Board
BY-LAWS: Programs/Committee Chairs will be solicited by the Board from among BayNet
members and shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Board.

● Prior experience in using a member database preferred
● Experience compiling statistical reports

● Send out renewal notices.
● Keep records of current memberships.
● Maintains membership records in the Member Database
● Sends out renewal notices
● Works with Social Media Coordinator, Co-Publicist, and Web Services Manager to promote BayNet and encourage people to join
● Annually intensively updates the member database
● Advises board annually on membership trends
● Compiles member statistics and reports to the Executive Board

EVENTS: Provides assistance as needed
FINANCIAL: Reports membership numbers and revenue to Treasurer; Annual stipend of $500
disbursed half at the end of May and the 2nd half at the end of November.

July 1 Assumes office, if no Annual Meeting and attends transition board meeting
Fall Attends meetings
Spring Attends meetings
April Complies annual membership report
May Attends Annual Meeting

Attends board meeting throughout the year

To Apply, email with a Letter of Interest, and we will evaluate applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

JOB: Part-time, Adjunct Librarians Needed, Santa Rosa Junior College Library, Santa Rosa & Petaluma, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College Library is accepting applications for its part-time, Adjunct Librarian pool. We are looking for two types of librarians:
• Librarians interested in providing reference and individualized instruction at an academic library Research Desk on a part-time, hourly basis or as needed
• Librarians experienced with teaching Information Literacy courses, and willing to teach either face-to-face, or online using Canvas, or using both modalities
• Librarians interested in both types of positions

We are particularly interested in those who could begin working as early as the Spring 2018 semester.

The Library and Information Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College provides a diverse array of instructional support services districtwide. There are two award winning library facilities: Doyle Library at the Santa Rosa campus and Mahoney Library at the Petaluma campus.

For full job description and application instructions: http://
For salary information:

Link to full job posting:

Closing Date: October 17, 2017

JOB: Librarian I (part-time), Hayward Public Library, Hayward

Hourly Rate: $30.73-$37.32

September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Candidates are encouraged to apply online at: or Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at City Hall.

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of part-time Librarian I. This position performs a variety of professional and para-professional duties in support of a modern urban library and community learning center; develops, implements and evaluates educational and library programs tailored to the changing needs of a diverse local community; and provides responsive customer service to a diverse population of library and learning center users. There are currently two part-time job vacancies.

The Department of Library & Community Services is responsible for Public Libraries, Education Services, Community Grant programs including CDBG and Social Services grants, Housing Rehabilitation and Affordable Housing programs, and Paratransit services.

Hayward’s new 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center is scheduled to open in Spring 2018. This three-story, 58,000 square foot facility will include new spaces such as a Makerspace and Digital Learning Lab, dedicated after school homework support centers, and a teen area, as well as greatly expanded library collections. The 21st Century Library is the most environmentally sustainable project ever constructed in Hayward, and when completed will be among the largest “Zero Net Energy” public buildings in the nation.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Develops, implements and evaluates impactful library and educational services/programs that are responsive to the changing and varied needs of the local community, including services developed for children, teens, adults, seniors, the disabled and non-English speakers.
Monitors and evaluates library and educational services programs for effectiveness and efficiency through the use of data and measurable outcomes; recommends and implements program changes in response to the changing needs of the program participants.
Assists in the development and implementation of library program standards and evaluation methods that will ensure that library and educational services are reaching the intended population and meeting goals and objectives.
Seeks and secures external funding to support program activities; participates with other library team members in resource development activities to create sustainable program operations and growth.

Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities are:

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional public library experience.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library Science. A Master’s degree in Library Science is desirable.


Current best practices, procedures and techniques used in creating, delivering, and evaluating effective public library and community learning center services in an urban environment.
Current technologies, resources, and other tools needed to plan and deliver effective library and community learning center services to various demographic groups.
Modern library operational systems, including Integrated Library Systems, automated cataloging and processing systems, electronic resources and databases, reciprocal borrowing systems, materials movement systems, materials selection systems and processes, and modern electronic recordkeeping systems.
Children’s and teen literature including knowledge of the various genres, sub-genres and subject areas of children’s and teen literature; knowledge of specific authors, titles and trends.

Provide excellent customer service to a diverse community of urban public library and community learning center users.
Prioritize and manage multiple projects and service demands efficiently and effectively.
Identify and adapt to changing community needs and service delivery models in an urban public library/learning centers.
Coordinate and collaborate effectively with others to identify and achieve shared goals.


Completion of this Pre-qualification Questionnaire is required for your application to be considered and is an integral part of the examination process. Responses should be sufficiently detailed to assist in evaluating your qualifications for this position. Writing ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’ is not a sufficient response.

Hourly Rate: $30.73-$37.32
Plus excellent benefits package: See the 2017 Benefit Summary on the City’s Human Resources webpage for more details.

Candidates must submit a completed job application online at or Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall. Application packets will be screened and candidates considered best qualified will move forward to a competitive recruitment process. The recruitment process may include a written examination, practical or performance examination, and/or oral interview. The recruitment process will result in an eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department. The actual job offer will depend on the candidate’s success in the departmental selection process.

To Apply, Please see:

Closing: 9/20/17

JOB: Electronic Resources Librarian II, Livermore Public Library, Livermore

$5,571 – $6,771/per month (pending Council approval)

“Under direction, the Librarian II provides information services to the public; develops and maintains a portion of the library materials collection; supervises special tasks; may plan, develop, operate, or supervise a small work unit of the library; and performs other duties as assigned. The current vacancy is in Electronic Resources.

Examples of duties include, but are not limited to:
• Answers inquiries from the general public and interested parties
• Assists patrons in the selection of appropriate reading and serves as resource person in area of specialty
• Leads library outreach activities
• May be assigned to work in an age level program, a specialized program, or at the information desk
• Attends special meetings and serves as special consultant in respective skill fields
• Conducts internet research and operates specialized library software, including the use of Microsoft Windows operating system for database, word processing, spreadsheet, and website development

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities & characteristics:
•Electronic resources librarianship background is highly desirable
•Proficient skills with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), particularly Sierra or Millennium
•Extensive knowledge and use of informational databases and other digital resources
•Knowledge of website development and maintenance
•Be flexible and adapt to changing conditions
•High energy, a solid work ethic, and follows through on commitments made
•A genuine interest in providing outstanding service to the community
•Initiative to identify needs, research and recommend enhancements or changes to existing systems and programs based on user input
•Excellent communication skills

Experience: Two years of professional level librarian experience equivalent to the City of Livermore’s Librarian I classification. Public library experience is desirable.
Education: Equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university.”

Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at:

Closing Date: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5PM

JOB: Librarian for Research and Instruction at Holy Names University, Oakland, CA

Holy Names University is seeking an energetic and innovative Instruction and Reference Librarian to participate in our information literacy program and campus outreach, work collaboratively on digital library initiatives, service improvements, collection development, and provide stellar reference service.

Major activities conducted by the Librarian for Research & Instruction include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate educational and research support services. Further responsibilities for this position include enhancing the library’s existing outreach initiatives and expanding information literacy instruction; providing students information research consultation services; developing new initiatives and partnerships to further student success in degree completion and for lifelong learning; overseeing the development of web pages, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of teaching strategies.

Full job description available at: