JOB: Part-Time Evening Reference Librarian, De Anza College Library, Cupertino

Foothill-De Anza Community College District is establishing a pool of qualified applicants for this position. Applications will be accepted continuously until otherwise noted.  Applications will remain on file for two years from date received or last submitted.

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.

Job Description

Part time librarians provide general reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic resources.

Part-time faculty may also have opportunities to participate in various campus and staff development activities and are encouraged to be involved in the larger College or District community. Part-time faculty may be eligible to receive additional pay for office hours, additional assignments, and professional development events.


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

  • Conduct library orientations
  • Participate in collection development
  • Teach Library credit courses
  • Participate in the development and delivery of public programs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Standard duties expected of all part-time faculty include the performance of instructional, counselor, or librarian duties as assigned; evaluation and assessment of student work; and timely submission of grades. In addition, part-time faculty are expected to participate in the assessment of their performance, including administrative and student evaluations.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Minimum Qualifications for this position as defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges published by the Academic Affairs Division, Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges which can be located at the website below:

Full job description is available here.

Event: Backstage Library Works : Hidden Collections California, Berkeley, CA

Special collections are kept from public display to protect unique items and fragile materials. But donors, patrons, researchers — and let’s not forget librarians and archivists — want these hidden collections to be found, seen, and used.

Rising to the challenge, librarians at leading institutions are tackling discovery, access, and preservation in creative ways. We’ve invited a few to discuss their favorite projects and future plans.

The day’s lineup will include presentations covering digitization projects and processes from several different angles. We’ll have speakers from The University of California, Berkeley, the Oribis Cascade Alliance, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the California Digital Library, and Backstage Library Works

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

(Just four blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.)

View the Presenter Lineup 

Register to Attend

JOB: Adult Literacy Program Manager, Contra Costa County Library, Martinez, CA

The Contra Costa County Library Department seeks an Adult Literacy Program Manager who will split their time between the Pleasant Hill Library and the Library Administration office in Martinez. This full-time position will play an integral role in evaluating the operations of the Library’s Adult Literacy Program. As this position is the program’s primary fundraiser and outreach coordinator and represents the Literacy Program in the Library and surrounding communities.

The Adult Literacy Program Manager is responsible for; ensuring successful implementation of volunteer trainings, student and tutor recruitment campaigns; developing programs to maximize the success of students and tutors; establishing networking partnerships with other literacy program providers in the Bay Area, fundraising; administration of all literacy grants’, and creating a communication plan that results in high visibility for literacy services in the library and the community.

To apply for this position, visit

Filing deadline is 10/15/2018

JOB: Head of Access & Delivery Services, Santa Clara University Library, Santa Clara

The Santa Clara University Library seeks a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and engaged individual to lead its Access and Delivery Services division to meet the evolving demands of managing access to and delivery of research resources. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, this position coordinates innovative and user-centric access services, utilizing current and emerging technologies, to meet the ever changing needs and expectations of our faculty, students, and staff. This position provides vision and leadership as the library explores new and innovative ways to store, preserve, and deliver resources to library users. The Head of Access and Delivery Services will proactively collaborate with other library unit heads to provide direct physical and virtual pathways to resources and services, and will also collaborate with the heads of other co-located units within the Learning Commons to ensure the provision of coordinated and consistent academic support services for students, faculty, and staff.

The Head of Access and Delivery Services supervises four staff members and indirectly supervises three staff members and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement. This position serves on the Library Management Council, an advisory administrative body made up of the University Librarian, Associate University Librarians, and unit heads.

To apply, follow the link here.

Job posting closes 10/05/2018

Event: NorCal IUG Conference 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
St. Mary’s College of California
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
De La Salle Hall / Hagerty Lounge
Moraga, California 94575
United States

NorCal IUG Conference 2018 – Friday, October 26th, 2018
Registration fee: $30 per person. Register HERE

Registration fee includes a wonderful program with Innovative and IUG presentations as well as a coffee service and lunch.

Attendees must pre-register online by Friday, October 19th.  NorCal IUG cannot accommodate same-day registration.

Questions about the NorCal IUG registration process should go to:

·         Shannon Meaney-Ryer at

·         Vanessa Walden at

9:00 – 9:30              Registration with coffee & light refreshments (included with your registration fee)

9:30 – 9:45              Welcome – Vanessa Walden and Shannon Meaney-Ryer

9:45 – 10:30            Innovative update, Q&A – Innovative representives:

10:30 – 10:45          Break

10:45 – 12:15          Presentations from NorCal IUG libraries

  • Wrangling Renewals: Getting Your Print Subscriptions Under Control / CJ McCort and Sarah Frieldsmith, Sacramento Public Library

Do you have centralized magazine purchasing for multiple locations with differing subscriptions? Do you need to produce selection lists? Make reports on expenditures? Update annual budgets? All at the click of a mouse? Come see how you can leverage Microsoft Access to get it all under control. Also includes optional loading of order and check-in records. Sample database provided.

CJ McCort is the Acquisitions and Collection Development Supervisor for the Sacramento Public Library; Sarah Frieldsmith is the Integrated Library Systems Supervisor for Sacramento Public Library.

  • Why should I become a Link+ member? LINK+ Update and Operations Overview  / Katie Carter, Santa Clara City Library

Are you looking for a way to streamline your interlibrary loan process while still providing your patrons with access to a wide range of materials?  LINK+ provides your patrons with a convenient and easy way to request materials from over 60 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada.  Find out about the benefits of becoming a member during this LINK+ update and operations overview.

Katie Carter is a Senior Library Assistant with the Santa Clara City Library.  She has served as the chair of the LINK+ Operations Steering Committee since 2016.

  • Statistics with Decision Center. / Dan McMahon, MARINet Administrator, Marin County Free Library

MARINet has used Decision Center (and before that Encore Reporter) for over 7 years.  We use Decision Center both for routine circulation statistics, and for answering more detailed queries about the effect of policy changes, or for being aware of general trends.  Typical statistics we pull from Decision Center include:

o    How much are our self checks used?

o    What is the most popular item requested at each library?

o    How busy is each library by hour, each day of the week?  (Impact on staffing.)

o    How much material moves between locations within the consortium each year?

12:15 – 1:25            Lunch on DSL Lawn and Tours  (included with your registration fee)

1:30 – 2:50              Breakout Sessions

  • 1:30 – 2:10 Sierra/Millennium A (choose one)
    • Systems & API
    • Acquisitions & Serials
  • 2:15 – 2:50 Sierra/Millennium B (choose one)
    • Cataloging & Resources
    • Circulation/Resource Sharing
  • 1:30 – 2:50 Polaris

2:55 – 3:00              Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG


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

The UC Davis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time career 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.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by September 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2018.

Required application materials include:

  1. Cover letter stating qualifications and interest.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of contributions to diversity
  4. Names, addresses, including email of 3 references. Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California state law.

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: Librarian, South San Francisco Public Library

South San Francisco Public Library is seeking to fill two librarian positions, one each in Adult and Children’s Services. 

In South City, opportunities for creativity and autonomy abound, with plenty of off-desk time to plan innovative services and events.  Take a look at our website to see the programs we offer our diverse community of 65,000 residents on a daily basis.  To apply, visit  The first 50 qualified applications received will be accepted for review.  Close date 9/26/18 at 5pm.

JOB: Supervising Library Specialist, South San Francisco Public Library

South San Francisco Public Library is recruiting for a Supervising Library Specialist for Children’s Services

A unique opportunity, this position will supervise Library Assistants and Clerks who perform outreach, programming, and makerspace services.  Browse our website to see the programs we offer our diverse community of 65,000 residents on a daily basis.  To apply for this position, visit  The first 50 qualified applications received will be accepted for review.  Close date 9/26 at 5pm.

Event: Night Tour of the Mechanics’ Library, San Francisco

Monday, September 17th at 6:00pm

On September 17 @ 6pm the Mechanics’ Institute – the oldest library in the state designed to serve the public – is hosting a tour of its facilities. Find out more about this pioneering library, chess room, and cultural event center while enjoying wine and apps. No reservations required. Meet on the 3rd floor. Bring a friend!

The Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco was founded in 1854 with four books and a mission to start an organization to serve the vocational and social needs of the city’s mechanics, artisans, and industrialists. Within a few years the Institute was offering classes in mechanical drawing, industrial design, electrical science, and applied mathematics; had started a chess club and had acquired a magnificent library that slaked San Francisco’s voracious appetite for technical and pleasurable reading material.

Today the Mechanics’ Institute continues as a membership organization boasting a fantastic general-interest library, active cultural event calendar, and world renowned chess club. It 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.

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership. Tours typically take 45 to 60 minutes.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the tour

Event link can be found here