The History of Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco

KPatMSBKaiser Permanente historian Lincoln Cushing will present a slideshow about the origins of the health plan that opened to the public in 1945. Learn about how industrialist Henry J. Kaiser paired up with physician Sidney Garfield to build a system of health care and hospitals that now serves as a model for the nation. This presentation will explore the evolution from early service to workers in the Mojave Desert, the Grand Coulee Dam, the seven World War II shipyards, and the Fontana steel mill, to post-war care for union members and their families that resulted in massive California expansion – including facilities in South San Francisco.

Lincoln Cushing is the lead archivist at Kaiser Permanente. Cushing has worked as an archival consultant at the Oakland Museum of California and Clorox, and as a Spanish-language cataloger and electronic outreach librarian at UC Berkeley. He has authored numerous books on social justice poster art of the late Twentieth Century.

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This free event is part of our Health & Wellness in the Library series. It will take place Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers, 33 Arroyo Dr. Underground parking is available.

For more information or to request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please call 650-829-3860 (voice) at least 10 working days before the event. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

JOB: Part-time Position: ¾ time Middle School Librarian. Danville, CA

Expected Beginning Date: Early December, 2011

Position Description:

The Part Time Middle School Librarian at The Athenian School is responsible implementing a library program to meet the needs of middle school students and faculty including:

  • All library services such as collection management, cataloging, programing, staffing and facilities maintenance.
  • Providing Information Literacy and related Instruction.
  • Promoting recreational reading.
  • Supporting students and teachers with research project assistance.
  • Coordinating an all-school library program with the Library Director.

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

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music seeks a part-time Library Evening and Weekend Supervisor to oversee all evening and weekend circulation services and supervise our student employees. Please see website for details about the job.

JOB: Librarian I/II, San Mateo County Library


The San Mateo County Library System is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Librarian I/II. Please see job posting at

JOB: Librarian, John A. Graziano Library at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland

General Information: The John A. Graziano Library at Samuel Merritt University seeks an energetic, innovative, service-oriented individual for an information literacy and allied health professions librarian position. The John A. Graziano Library is an academic research library serving the schools and departments of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and podiatric medicine. The library has a strong emphasis on providing access to a wide variety of electronic information resources, and educating faculty, students, and staff through course-integrated instruction, face to face research assistance, and online tutorials.  The library contains more than 40,000 volumes and receives more than 130 current print journals and more than 1,800 current electronic journals.  Users include medical, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy undergraduate and graduate students, 129 full-time faculty, and a large number of other health professionals. The library staff of 8.55 FTE includes 6 librarians/professionals. For additional information, see the library’s web pages at

Job Summary:
Primary responsibility for information literacy as well as library reference and outreach services, collection development, and selection and integration of electronic resources for the allied health professions.  Works with the Library Director in support of library strategic planning and participates in divisional and university-wide planning efforts.  Coordinates with the Library Director to create, prioritize and implement library goals and objectives.  Supervises other library employees in the Director’s absence.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the health science literature, especially in the field of nursing
  • Skill in searching electronic information sources
  • Ability to download, manipulate and disseminate the results of database searches
  • Familiarity with RefWorks and other bibliographic citation tools
  • Familiarity with MeSH, CINAHL, PubMed and NLM classification systems
  • Ability to teach in a classroom setting as well as to small groups
  • Ability to use software programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite to create effective documents, tables, graphs, bibliographies and instructional materials
  • Experience in training people of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to explain complex concepts using the English language
  • Some familiarity with AACR2 cataloging rules desirable
  • Ability to function independently and use good professional judgment

Education and/or Experience

  • MLS or MLIS from an accredited program or a minimum of two years of professional-level experience in a health sciences library
  • Three years experience in an academic or health sciences library

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to communicate using the spoken word and to hear verbal communication
    • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds, as well as push, climb, bend, kneel and stoop
    • Ability to read and keyboard documents
    • Ability to concentrate on complex tasks for prolonged periods of time
    • Ability to understand and communicate complex ideas by means of the spoken word
    • Must have the ability to move about campus and transport oneself to various off-site locations, including the main Oakland campus
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

    Please apply at