[EVENT] ANNUAL MEETING EVENT – Applying User Experience Design to Your Library

Join your BayNet colleagues Friday, May 11th for our Annual Event and Meeting!

This year we’re bringing out Aaron Schmidt to discuss the principles of Library UX – User Experience – and discuss ways that you can apply these principles at your library. Aaron is the co-author of the ALA Book Useful, Usable, Desirable that identifies the 19 critical touchpoints for libraries. This presentation will help libraries discover ways to improve their physical spaces, websites, service points, signage, and marketing.

Program Agenda:
9:00 – 9:45am – BayNet Annual Meeting, Refreshments & Networking
9:45 – 11:45am – Presenation by Aaron Schmidt on Library UX

Aaron Schmidt is Principal of the design firm Influx Library User Experience, lectures at SJSU, serves on the editorial board of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience and wrote the column “The User Experience” for Library Journal.

Event details
When: Friday, May 11, 9:00 am-Noon
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)

Register Here: https://baynet.wildapricot.org/event-2836269/Registration

JOB: Librarian Specialist, Contra Costa County Library, Doughery Station & Martinez

Are you a highly specialized library professional seeking a new opportunity to make the most out of your career? Then this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! There is one Librarian Specialist opening for a dedicated, innovative, and highly skilled professional splitting their time between the Dougherty Station Library in San Ramon with a focus on Adult Services onsite and the Library Administration Office in Martinez with a focus on Adult Services countywide. Join Contra Costa County Library in its mission to inspire the citizens of the County to work together, spark imagination, fuel potential, and connect people with ideas and each other.

This job is for you if you are:

  • A professional who inspires an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming input to develop the highest quality output
  • An individual who loves reading and developing Library programming for adults
  • One who has a passion for educational technology and the latest trends and developments in the Library field
  • An enthusiastic, self-¬motivated, lifelong learner

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for one year.


License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional library experience

JOB: Digitization Coordinator, University of California, Merced

Job Category: Administrative/Clerical
Unit: Library
Position Code: SLIB7959A
Status: Open
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin 02/22/18 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary: $20.67
Location: Merced

Background check: Background check and fingerprinting may be required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.


Digital Curation and Scholarship at the UC Merced Library works collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students in using digital tools and services to advance the creative, research, and teaching activities of the UC Merced academic community.
With support from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, we are undertaking a project to digitize and provide online access to archival materials from county Cooperative Extension offices in California, which document the history of agriculture over the last century, and of agricultural extension work in the state.

The Digitization Coordinator is responsible for managing digitization workflows for scanning and conversion of archival information resources and loading of digital objects and metadata in the library’s digital asset management system. The Digitization Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises student employees to perform digitization duties and works with vendors to digitize special formats as needed.

NOTE: This position is expected to last at least 3 years and is contingent upon funding.



  • Two or more years of college level course work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experienced in the use of digitization technologies, including digital cameras; flatbed, film and feed scanners; OCR, and image editing software; file formats and standards.
  • Familiarity with audio and video digitization and conversion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Exemplifies excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and effective interaction with the public in a library setting.
  • Maintains complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and professional judgment.
  • Works effectively in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrates excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and complete assignments independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficient in use of cross-platform computer programs; demonstrates knowledge in the innovative use of information technologies in support of primary duties.
  • Demonstrates skill in hiring, training, and supervising student employees in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of complex library systems and procedures.
  • Available to work night and weekend shifts.


  • Background in photography, graphic arts, media production, or information management.
  • Experience handling different formats of archives and special collections materials, including documents, photographs, maps, negatives, slides, film, audio/video tapes.
  • Experience with LIMB, Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Light room.
  • Experience with digital assets management systems and collections management systems.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience overseeing complex processes.

To Apply: https://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=7959

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


[EVENT] BayNet Happy Hour – March 2 in Oakland

Come join us at the Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St #170 in Oakland on March 2 from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Get to know the board members, meet other librarians and have a good time!

JOB: Librarian II, Alameda County Library

The Alameda County Library is looking for qualified and innovative candidates to fill several Librarian II vacancies at various branches as well as in positions serving incarcerated populations through the Library’s Social Justice Services unit. While part-time and full-time candidates are needed in assignments focusing on service to children, teens, and adults, the largest number of vacancies are in service to children. Incumbents in these positions will develop creative age-appropriate services for children, teens, and adults respectively, as well as conduct outreach throughout the community to enhance and market library services. While the list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the immediate vacancies, this list may also be used to fill vacancies that may arise in the future in the Alameda County Library.

Full job description and application instructions available online.

JOB: Library Technician – Serials and Access Services, John A. Graziano Memorial Library, Oakland

This position is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, preservation and records for serials in all formats. This position also staffs the library’s circulation desk providing high-quality support for students, faculty, and staff.

Full job description and application instructions available online.

[EVENT]Highlight, Promote, Communicate: Graphic Design for Librarians Book Talk by Dr. Diana K. Wakimoto

Highlight, Promote, Communicate: Graphic Design for Librarians

Book Talk by Dr. Diana K. Wakimoto


March 16, 2018

2:00-3:30 pm

California State University, East Bay

University Libraries Biella Room (LI 2126)


Do you create flyers, bookmarks, handouts, or newsletters for your library?

Ever wonder how you could design these for better visual communication?

In this book talk, Dr. Wakimoto discusses how librarians, who are often the de facto graphic designers for their libraries, can use design concepts and best practices for more effective visual communication. Part art, part science, all about solving problems and communicating, she argues that graphic design is one of the most important aspects of librarianship. Drawing on examples from her recently published book, Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: From Color to Kerning, and common library graphic design projects, Dr. Wakimoto explains what works, what doesn’t, and simple ways to improve communication that anyone—not only librarians—can implement.

Easy Graphic Design: From Color to Kerning is now available via ALA Editions


Transportation Information to Cal State East Bay:

Map and Parking Information is available here: http://www.csueastbay.edu/about/visitor-information/maps-campus-locations/hayward-campus-map/index.html

The closest general parking lot to the library is Lot A.

A free, campus shuttle is available from Hayward BART to campus. Shuttle information and schedule are available here: http://www.csueastbay.edu/parking/files/docs/hayward-bart-to-csueb.pdf

[Event] Free Books in San Francisco March 10

Come select free books for your library, classroom or program! Town School is hosting a FREE children’s book fair for librarians, teachers, and other literacy educators on Saturday, March 10 at 2750 Jackson Street, San Francisco. Parking nearby is easy and volunteers will be available to help you get your selected books into your car.

For this event, Town School has partnered with a nonprofit, Project Cicero Bay Area, which is collecting high quality books. There will be thousands of new and gently used pleasure reading books to choose from– from pre-k to high school age.

We hope that this invitation will be especially attractive to those educators whose libraries/book collections were adversely affected by the fires in Northern California.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please go to the website http://www.projectcicerobayare.org to register to attend. Registration is required for attendance.

Submitted by Kim Stuart

JOB: Librarian, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.

For information regarding the Diablo Valley College Library, please visit http://www.dvc.edu/library/

For a complete position description, qualifications, and to apply online, go to https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4876.

Posting date: 12/13/17 – 2/05/18.

JOB: Technical Services/Systems Librarian, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg

Los Medanos College is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time position beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will be a team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in an innovative environment. The person filling this position would provide leadership and coordination of the technical services/systems of the Los Medanos College Library as their primary responsibility.

The person in this position will also be involved in reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. The librarian will be required to discover, select, learn, and integrate new library related technologies as they become available. This position also supports the assessment of the instruction being done at the library reference desk and embedded in courses to identify and measure student learning.

Full job description and application instructions available online.