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

Learn more about this position, our institution, and how to apply here Applications received by October 19, 2018 will receive first consideration

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 10/23/2018

JOB: Library Associate, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park


Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity



The Position

Under general supervision, this part-time position performs a wide range of library tasks; assists patrons by answering reference and other questions and in selecting library materials; and performs related duties as required.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives and responds to questions from patrons concerning resources; answers reference questions from patrons or directs more difficult reference questions to appropriate librarian.
  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.
  • Uses the online catalog and other resources to assist patrons in locating and selecting books and reference materials; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.
  • Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; receives and processes requests and holds.
  • May assist in compiling booklists and pathfinders and answering reference questions in the area of specialty.
  • Receives inter-library loan requests; searches relevant database systems; confirms orders; upon receipt, verifies order and forwards item to patron; follows-up on items to ensure a timely return to originating library.
  • Assists the Branch Manager or others with various administrative tasks and programs.
  • Maintains shelf order; collects and accounts for fees and fines and makes deposits as necessary; keeps library records; writes reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and two (2) years of work experience in library services. Spanish bilingual skills preferred.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of paraprofessional library work, including library reference, readers’ advisory, and other library services.
  • Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Library staff.

Ability to:

  • Organize own work and the work of others, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply all relevant Library policies and procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.

SALARY RANGE:                $24.24/hour to $30.28/hour plus prorated benefits

CLOSING DATE:                  5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Senior Librarian, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

Position and Duties

The San José Public Library is currently seeking to fill two (2) Senior Librarian positions. Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library. They are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs, and service initiatives are implemented and for ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of services and programs. In addition, there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community, which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in enhancing the development and improvement of services to the community.

The ideal candidates for the positions will be strong and innovative leaders with awareness of the the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library. They will have knowledge of current library technology and trends; they will have experience working with a diverse community and staff, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
  2. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.If assigned to a specialized program or service: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in a lead role related to the particular program assignment.
  3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Senior Library Associate, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa


Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity




The Position

Under general direction, this advanced journey-level class in the Library Associate series is responsible for the full range of paraprofessional library support activities and complex staff support. Incumbents at this level may be assigned to oversee important operational functions of a community library and may serve in a lead capacity.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides subject matter expertise to support a special service or collection within the Library; may include networking with external agencies to promote the special service or collection; may develop marketing communications materials and participate in speaking engagements; may be responsible for special projects and programs.
  • Provides technical and functional direction, and training, to assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Receives and responds to complex questions from patrons concerning resources; answers reference questions from patrons or directs the most difficult reference questions to appropriate Librarian.
  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.
  • Uses the online catalog and other resources to assist patrons in locating and selecting books and reference materials; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.
  • Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; receives and processes requests and holds.
  • May suggest selection of books and materials for purchase; participates in the ordering and procurement of materials; assists in resource allocation and budget tracking.
  • Receives inter-library loan requests; searches relevant database systems; confirms orders; upon receipt, verifies order and forwards item to patron; follows-up on items to ensure a timely return to originating library.
  • Maintains shelf order including the shelving, arranging, and weeding of books and materials.
  • Assists supervisory staff with various administrative tasks and programs; may participate in office management and/or equipment maintenance activities.
  • May be scheduled as Person-in-Charge in the absence of higher-level Library staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and four (4) years of work experience in library services. Spanish bilingual skills are required.

SALARY RANGE:                $28.10/hour to $35.12/hour plus prorated benefits

CLOSING DATE:                  5:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Library Assistant Part Time, Bowman Library, Menlo College, Atherton

The Menlo College Bowman Library seeks a creative, dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented individual for the position of Library Assistant. This is a part-time position during the semester, reporting to the Dean of Library Services. The position is 20 hours per week, Sundays through Thursdays from 8pm through midnight during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Library Assistant’s primary responsibilities include providing research and user services at the Library Desk during the evening. Bowman Library is a small, dynamic library focused on serving the population of Menlo College. Menlo is a small, urban, diverse, 4-year residential college granting degrees in Business and Psychology; it is located in Atherton, CA. The library team cultivates and maintains strong relationships with faculty; nurtures an understanding of Menlo College teaching programs; and collaborates on campus-centered initiatives to deliver timely and effective library services.

This position is a great opportunity for a Library Sciences student or a recent graduate who seeks to develop alternative ways of providing library services and gain professional experience. Bowman Library allows and fosters a space of innovation and experimentation in a small academic library setting focused on student-centered initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to providing excellent public service in a dynamic environment.

Minimal Qualifications and Skills

  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service

Desirable qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited MLIS or coursework in Library Science
  • Conversant in user services
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to set priorities, direct work, manage time, and multi-task
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, faculty, staff and students in a busy, changing environment

Screening of applications will begin immediately; the position will be open until filled. 

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Operations Coordinator & Document Delivery Specialist, Stanford Libraries, Livermore

• Job site is off-campus in Livermore, California
• Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 6am-3pm (with a 1-hour lunch)

Job Purpose

Stanford Libraries seeks an Operations Coordinator and Document Delivery Specialist to join our 7-person library warehouse team located in Livermore, California.

Our library storage facility, named SAL3 (pronounced sal three, an abbreviation for Stanford Auxiliary Library 3), stores library books and boxes in a high-density shelving system in a climate-controlled and secure environment (50 degrees F, 38% humidity). Operations at SAL3 revolve around processing new incoming books and boxes for long-term preservation storage and well as processing items that have been requested for use at a campus library (delivered via a daily delivery truck) or as scanned PDFs that can be delivered by email. Material at SAL3 is tracked via barcode and tray/shelving location.

We are seeking an inclusive, creative, and organized person to serve in this role: someone who will learn our operation thoroughly, learn about Stanford Libraries, and participate in a constant refinement of our programs – always improving safety, efficiencies and customer services- as well as helping us plan for the future. The complexities of space planning for a building nearing its full capacity and planning for a not-soon-enough expansion will draw heavily on the Operations Coordinator and Document Delivery Specialist’s problem solving and analytical skills.

There are 4 main categories of work in this role: 1) general administrative services 2) management of the scan-on-demand PDF service 3) project work (mostly related to space and productivity analysis) and 4) supervision of temp/casual staff and/or, in the absence of the Manager, supervision of regular staff and workflow.

Reporting to the SAL3 Manager, the Operations Coordinator and Document Delivery Specialist will perform a wide range of complex and/or interrelated duties involving a high level of decision making. S/he applies knowledge of overall system and works mostly independently with a high degree of initiative. May supervise employees and manage a unit by overseeing daily operations and updating and maintaining facilities and equipment.

Examples of the special projects with which the SAL3 Coordinator might lead: explore new vendor products such as shelf labels or barcode duplicators; perform cursory internet research on a topic to assist facilities management (such as cold room temperature settings or LED lighting); work with campus Metadata team to review lists of books in an attempt to track them down or discover process failure; assess workflow timing; perform quality control on a process. The Coordinator will also contribute to planning for the facility expansion and review and recommend improvements to the scan-to-PDF service.

Core Duties

Facilities and Financial, including job duties such as:

  • Assist Manager in the oversight of daily operations of the library storage facility.
  • Order and maintain work supplies for the operation: research options, obtain vendor estimates, make recommendations and review invoices.
  • Verify departmental purchasing and transactions.
  • Monitor the Equipment, Materials & Supplies budget.
  • Facilities:
    • Perform building opening, closing and walk-through activities to ensure problems are addressed and followed-up by Manager, Facilities teams, and/or vendors.
    • Serve as a key on-site contact for numerous building contractors whose work is managed by the University Facilities Zone Manager and the Libraries’ facilities’ team.
    • Report and track observed or potential problems with building access, alarms, fire suppression, HVAC, video surveillance, custodial, grounds-keeping and other utilities.
    • Serve as one of the initial contacts for the various alarm situations and for emergency response, including possibly at night and on weekends.
  • Office administrative support, which may include:
    • Routine: manage visitors, phone calls, doors, alarms, files, calendars, meeting notes.
    • Statistics: Create reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems:
    • Data inquiries: Process monthly reconciliation report, check item status requests and process withdrawal requests.

Materials Processing, including job duties such as:

  • Manage the SAL3 document delivery service called SAL3 Scan-to-PDF,
  • Set up procedures and oversee materials processing: verify citations in a variety of databases as appropriate, identify any existing electronic access to texts, interpret and apply copyright restrictions, and perform all document imaging activities such as scanning and posting documents electronically.
  • Use of specialized overhead scanner and utilizing several key library databases and software.
  • As user requests fluctuate in numbers, train and supervise routine work by casual/hourly support staff or deflect work to campus when needed.
  • Perform limited routine transactions within the ILS (Library database), such as charging, discharging, managing holds.

Supervision, including job duties such as:

  • In the absence of the SAL3 Manager: train, supervise, develop and evaluate warehouse staff.
  • May supervise casual and or project staff.
  • Consult with Manager, the Department Head, or Library Human Resources on personnel issues as appropriate.
  • Apply the Bargaining Unit contract.

Collection Maintenance, including job duties such as:

  • Plan and monitor work associated with collection shifts, transfer of materials, and space use.

Reference, including job duties such as:

  • As part of managing the Scan-to-PDF service, instruct users in the use of the library catalog, databases, and other information resources.

Computing Support, including job duties such as:

  • Use on a daily basis common computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsers, email and other communication and documentation applications.
  • Use library content management database system software.
  • Perform the duties of Expert Partner, providing first-level technical support for the unit.
  • Use specialized overhead scanning equipment to digitize library materials.

Project Focused Work, including job duties such as:

  • Coordinate and perform a wide range of activities throughout a variety of digitization workflows for library materials
  • Maintain or assist in the development of bibliographies or organized research tools, (e.g., databases or a suite of web pages, as well as written documents associated with research activities)
  • Serve on library committees or groups as required or needed.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Full job description is available here.

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: