JOB: Archivist and Instruction Librarian, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative librarian who will be responsible for the management and administration of the College Archives, a repository (physical and digital) of historical materials relating to the founding, development and ongoing work of the College. The successful candidate will also provide general and subject specialized library information literacy instruction, research consultations and support and collection development for assigned departments or programs, and should have a professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice.

The Archivist and Instruction Librarian will serve on the General Reference Desk, participate in the Library’s team structure, serve on campus committees, and be professionally active.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: September 18, 2017

JOB: Temporary Librarian, The Urban School, San Francisco

Classification: Temporary Exempt Instructional Support
Reports To: Academic Dean

4 days a week
November 13, 2017 through May 4, 2018

The temporary librarian is responsible for managing the library program. Primary responsibilities include collaborating with faculty to provide support for the curriculum, working with students to ensure they acquire searching skills, and overseeing the library and its collection. The temporary librarian reports directly to the Academic Dean.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
*Information specialist
Collaborates with teachers on research projects and the creation of research guides to support specific curricular needs.
Provides instruction for students in information literacy skills, through both formal classes and individual instruction.
Assessing and promoting effective student use of library resources and information technology.
Provides reference services to students, faculty, and staff.
Support a lifelong love of reading amongst students.

*Development and management of resources and facility
Maintains a collection of print and electronic sources.
Maintains the library catalog, book circulation, library website, and library research guides.
Administers the budget in conjunction with the Academic Dean and the Chief Financial Officer. Pays bills to vendors in a timely manner.
Supervises and directs parent volunteers whose work supports the library program.
Manages magazine subscriptions and routing.
Works with the assistant librarian to ensure needs of library users are being met.
Participates in the activities of the broader Urban School community.

The ideal candidate will have:
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or comparable experience
Experience working with and enjoyment of high school students
Broad knowledge of young adult literature
Fluency in using and teaching information literacy skills
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and lifting is required. This would require the ability to lift files up to 40 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

This temporary position offers only medical benefits as required by law.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Geoff Ruth, Academic Dean at

Additional information available online.

JOB: part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is looking for a part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor to oversee all evening and weekend circulation services and supervise our student employees.

The incumbent will process incoming reserve requests, update hard copy reserve lists, and liaison with faculty regarding reserve requests. The incumbent will also provide technical assistance (copy machines, computers), assist with the processing and/or repair of materials, and be responsible for stack maintenance and shelving. At the end of the day, the Weekend and Evening Supervisor will be responsible for closing and securing the library.

The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or a related field, two years of library experience, and experience with both public and technical service library practices, including circulation procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience with MS Word and Excel are a must. Experience with the LC call number organization system and with computer online catalogs is desirable.

This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours of work per week (varies), during the academic year (late August through the middle of May). This position will remain active until the end of the Academic Year (May 31, 2018), with the possibility of renewal starting September 1, 2018.

For more information, please follow the link to the full job posting.

[Event] SLA Event in San Francisco Wednesday, August 30

Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 5:30-7:30 PM
Patriot House Pub
2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Region Chapter of the Special Libraries Association invite you to our Fall Happy Hour. Are you a student or new to the Bay Area? Are you a librarian and want to meet new librarians in the area? Come join us for an evening with friends and colleagues. Meet librarians from all walks of life and find out what the SLA in the Bay Area is about.

The event will be free for new and prospective members, students, and for current members who bring along one or more prospective member. The fee for all others is $10.

Come and join us for an evening with friends and find out just what SLA in the Bay Area is all about. The first drink is on us! We hope to see you there.

To register as a FREE attendee, please email Sarah Cook at with your name, current SLA membership status, and who you’re going to bring. If you’ll be paying $10 for this night of drinks and frivolity, you can send a check made out to San Francisco Bay Chapter of SLA to me at:

Sarah Cook
44 Montgomery St.
32nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Or you can pay by cash or check the night of the event. Either way, please email me to let me know you’re coming.

Please RSVP by August 28.

Can’t wait to see you!!

Grace Kim, Academic Relations Chair
Sarah Cook, President-Elect


JOB: Information Specialist, Health Advances LLC, San Francisco

Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base. Experience in one or more healthcare areas (biopharma, medtech, diagnostics & life science tools, healthcare services, health IT, health economics, market access) is strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate will be the only Information Specialist in the San Francisco office, but will work closely with colleagues in Weston, MA.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

JOB: Public Services and Communications Librarian (.5 FTE), Mechanics Institute, San Francisco

The Mechanics’ Institute Library and Chess Room seeks a creative, energetic, team player who demonstrates a superior ability to multitask in the public services department of the Library. The description below enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for a flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarian, proud of our profession and wanting to make a difference in our community.

The Mechanics’ Institute is a general interest membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in our 9-story landmark building in the Financial District of San Francisco at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics — artisans, craftsmen, and inventors — and their families, the Institute today 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.

Public Services:
● Provide regularly scheduled professional contact with members at public service desks, including reference and research guidance, instruction in use of the Library online catalog, print and eresources and other technology tools, explanation of policies and procedures, and circulation functions.
● Instruction to individuals and groups in the use of the Library’s print and online collections, computer software, and other resources by direct interaction with members, via the creation of library guides in a variety of formats, and/or teaching classes.
● Create and manage Library displays and exhibits to enhance circulation of library collections.
● Collection development in assigned areas of the Library collection: perform professional duties required to maintain and enhance the collection and promote its use; maintain awareness of current reading trends and local cultural activities.
● Using InDesign and other digital tools, contribute to the Library’s public relations and marketing goals by creating online and print content such as the Quarterly Newsletter, book/film reviews, blogs, news features, bibliographies, etc. for Institute publications.
● Manage book discussion groups including leading some book discussions
● Perform other library duties as needed.

• 1-2 years of public service desk reference and research expertise.
• Experience working with an ILS, preferably Millennium.
• Intermediate or higher level skills in standard software packages such as MS Office and InDesign.
• Ability to quickly learn and apply policies and procedures related to assigned work areas.
• Must be able to work Saturdays on a rotating basis and occasional evenings
• Excellent customer service aptitude and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
• MLIS/MLS required.

Please send a cover letter, including days of week and times of day of availability to work, resume, and 3 references to Deborah Hunt, Library Director, at by August 11, 5 p.m.

Additional information available online.

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. August 11, 2017.

JOB: Part-Time Librarian (Pool), West Valley-Mission Community College District, Saratoga

Part-Time Librarian (Pool), West Valley-Mission Community College District

Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.


This is a part-time position as an Associate Librarian. The duties of associate librarians consist of library-related assignments and other responsibilities which are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the Library. Duties may include, but not be limited to teaching various assignments including information competency courses, library orientations and library workshops, reference services, and co-developing web-based learning tools. Assignments may require day, evening, weekend and/or online work assignments. The workload for associate librarians shall not exceed a total hour assignment of sixty percent (60%) of a full-time assignment in any week. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE ).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA OR Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $20,559-$24,418 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education – Possess any one of the following:

• Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science; OR

• A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Library Science; OR

• The equivalent of the above.


2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Associate librarians are assigned by the Department Chair, in consultation with the associate member and his/her supervisor, if appropriate. Duties may consist of one or more of the following but other professional librarian duties, that are not listed, may also be assigned:

• Work with students at the reference desk;

• Provide reference assistance for students and staff

• Evaluate, select, and discard print and non-print library materials to keep the library collection current with curriculum;

• Provide bibliographic instruction for students.

• Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

• Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, course activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.

• Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated District and college needs.

• Submit, when due, all necessary reports such as attendance, grade reports, rosters and class schedules.

• Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate instruction offices.

• Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.

• Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.

• Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.

• Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.

• Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.

• Work cooperatively within the college community.

• Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.

• Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.

• Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website.

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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JOB: Cataloging & Reference Librarian, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,600 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program through The Arts at CIIS, and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low-cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning counseling and acupuncture clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).


The CIIS Laurance S. Rockefeller Library, along with branch library, the Shuji Goto Library at our ACTCM campus location, offers an extensive collection and provides reference and instructional services to both residential and distance-learning students. Its catalog and circulation system are available through KOHA, an open-source Integrated Library System.

Calling upon a significant level of technical and bibliographic and research expertise, the Cataloging and Reference Librarian assumes primary responsibility for overall completeness, accuracy, and currency of collection records and for the congruence between online records and the library’s collection. Working closely with the Systems Librarian and with the Electronic Resources and Serials Manager, this person shares responsibility for currency, accuracy, and completeness of collection data in our integrated library system (Koha) and of electronic serials holdings records (Serials Solutions). The Cataloging and Reference Librarian also manages technical processing and repair of materials for Library collections and has primary responsibility for weeding and de-accessioning projects. They will also assist with processing of course reserves and will be an active member of the Reference Team, providing individual and group research assistance to library users.



* Responsible for original, complex and copy cataloging of materials in all formats including electronic books. Reviews and implements new workflows as technologies change.
* Assures consonance between bibliographic records and library holdings. May coordinate inventory, shelf-reading, and/or barcoding projects. Weeds the collection, identifying materials in need of repair, candidates for de-acquisition, and candidates for special collections.
* Troubleshoots cataloging problems and catalog/circulation systems as required. Anticipates related problems and proposes solutions as appropriate.
* Documents cataloging and technical services policies, procedures, and statistics as needed; prepares reports on cataloging and collection maintenance activities.

Technical Services

* Supervises preparation of Library materials for reader use. Trains and oversees student workers in book preparation, repair, and related tasks.
* May assume other library technical service functions related to acquisitions, and/or collection development and maintenance.

Reference & Reserves

* Organizes and manages academic reserve collections?paper and digital.
* Reference: individual research assistance per week?in person, online, on the phone and by email.
* Instruction: in collaboration with all Reference team members for in-class instruction or orientations.
* Instructional content design: creating LibGuides, FAQs, handouts, demo videos and other informational and training materials.
* Collection development: as liaison, and as a part of the Library team efforts.
* Promote usage of Library resources.

Other Areas of Responsibility

* Acquisitions of books and A/V materials in all formats, for collection development and course reserves.
* As needed, assists patrons at Circulation Desk with locating materials and in related matters.
* Participates in staff meetings, planning and problem solving meetings, and special projects; in general works as a member of the Library team.

Professional Development

* Staying current with advances and concepts in applicable library fields.
* Taking trainings and courses on product changes, technical advancements, new concepts as needed.
* Advising colleagues and the director on developments in libraries, and making recommendations for library actionable items when appropriate.


* A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS/MLS/MSIS) from an American Library Association accredited Library School
* Two years of cataloging and reference services experience in an academic library setting
* Proficiency with copy cataloging materials (from OCLC) in all formats including electronic resources; ability to create and edit bibliographic records in OCLC and in a local integrated system
* Facility with cataloging electronic book collections and other digital resources (e.g., EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest EBook Central, Alexander Street Press)
* Knowledge of MARC format (including MARC and RDA)
* Ability to batch edit MARC records using tools such as MarcEdit or OpenRefine
* Ability to apply Library of Congress MARC classification tables, authorities and subject headings, AACR2R, and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations
* Proven expertise with original cataloging of books and other material formats (e.g., audio, video, and/or digital collections)
* Experience providing individual and group research assistance to library users
* Experience with vendor relations: to manage Library accounts, and for technical support
* Prior responsibility for library acquisition and collection development activities


* Familiarity with (including ability to troubleshoot) the following applications and products: OCLC Connexion, LC Classification Web, MARCEdit, LC Cataloger’s Desktop, and RDA Toolkit
* Familiarity with open-source library applications (especially Koha ILS) and/or with archival and special collections would be advantageous
* Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS or EAD and experience with digital object management
* Knowledge of SQL in order to write or repurpose reports in Koha ILS
* Experience with library instruction
* Experience creating digital learning objects such as LibGuides, training videos, handouts
* Experience with the writing, review and editing of library procedures and policies
* Supervisory experience, preferably managing student workers

Additional Information:


Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Range: 51,500 – 56,500 Yearly


* Working Conditions — Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.
* Background Check — Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license.
* Visa Sponsorship — Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
* Relocation Assistance — This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).

Application Instructions:

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Using the Apply Now link, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter online.

In your Cover Letter, please include:

* the various library systems (ILS) and/or catalog systems you have worked with
* your experience with providing reference services and delivery of library instruction
* your familiarity/experience with cataloging applications/products listed in this posting
* URLs, links, or details so we can view?three (3) specific records you created (original cataloging records preferred) and if applicable a digital object you’ve created for reference and instruction
* your experience with management/batch-loading of electronic resources
* a description of your training and/or recent years’ professional development activities for best practices in academic library cataloging and reference services

Apply online.

JOB: Librarian for Research and Instruction (Math & Science), Holy Names University, Oakland

The HNU Cushing Library is seeking an experienced academic librarian to undertake a variety of responsibilities including instruction, reference, outreach, and technology services as a full-time member of our team.

The Librarian for Research and Instruction will serve as a liaison to the Math & Sciences Division, as well as the graduate Nursing Department, cultivating strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintaining an understanding of the university’s research and teaching programs; promoting library activities within the HNU community; and collaborating on campus-centered and university-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services.

Holy Names University is interested in candidates with at least two years of academic library experience, particularly in reference and instruction. Instruction experience should include designing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction at the college level. An undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library is preferred.

Additional details and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: July 24, 2017

Cuesta College Library/Information Technology Courses for Fall 2017

Hello Colleagues: 

August is right around the corner, so now is the time to register for Cuesta’s Fall 2017 (begins August 21) term of  Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Find class offerings and descriptions below. Be sure to enroll in the Intro course (LIBT 201) which begins the program sequence and is only offered in the Fall semester.  

Library/Information Technology courses from Cuesta College are not just an excellent way to prepare future library support staff.  They are also excellent ways for current staff to refresh their knowledge, or to gain new skills.  Because all courses are online, they are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and are a perfect fit for people with busy work and family lives.  

         To find classes: 

         To apply to Cuesta: 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  Denise Fourie ( or Carina Love (

Fall 2017 Cuesta Library/Information Technology Classes   

All courses are fully online.  Full-semester courses meet 8/21 – 12/22. 

LIBT 201 – Introduction to Library Services  (3 units) ONLY OFFERED IN FALL  
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. Must also be enrolled in the following course: 

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online   (.5 unit)    meets 8/21 – 9/08 
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course. Students will determine if distance education is right for them and learn academic and technological skills for success in distance education and technology mediated courses. 

LIBT 204 – Organizing Information (3 units) 
A practical introduction to the tasks involved with cataloging book and nonbook library materials. Includes descriptive cataloging using AACR2, 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) 
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site. All elements of web page design will be covered including such topics as content, navigation and aesthetics. 

LIBT 208 – Library Teamwork and Supervisory Skills  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces teamwork and supervisory skills within the context of a library department or branch. Covers how to train, motivate, counsel and evaluate employees, time management, delegation of work, preparation of memos and statistical reports. 

LIBT 209 – Library Public Services   (3 units) 
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) 
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)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills. 

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching  (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs. Students will learn how to formulate effective search queries, select appropriate information resources, and retrieve and evaluate information from these resources. 

LIBT 220 – Fundamentals of CSS  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
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. 

Post submitted by Denise Fourie, Instructor of Library/Information Technology at Cuesta College