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October 8, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Santa Monica College

Lead Library Assistant : Technical Services

Positions in this classification perform a wide variety of independent paraprofessional and high-level library

clerical duties relating to the Technical Services and Periodicals area of the college library.

Essential Duties

Serves as a lead worker in the technical services and periodicals areas of the library and assists in other

areas, such as circulation

Responds to technical services problems of a more difficult and complex nature

Performs copy cataloging of materials, including searching bibliographic utilities for MARC records;

downloading records; and editing and proof-reading bibliographic and item records

Plans, coordinates, and oversees major projects in periodicals or technical services, such as inventory,

periodical holdings, and bibliographic and item record maintenance

Oversees and maintains reserve collection, including creation of bibliographic and course records for each

item, preparation of notices to faculty

Provides guidance and work direction to other Library Assistants; reviews work for quality and accuracy

Monitors and maintains the periodicals collection; verifies that all subscriptions are kept current; prepares

claims to vendors of missing issues

Processes materials in all formats, including books, audio-visual, and realia

Repairs library materials; prepares books for bindery

Prepares and maintains records and statistical data related to the technical services area as assigned

Recruits, selects, trains, schedules, prepares payroll for and provides daily work direction and supervision

to student workers

Performs circulation duties, such as assisting library users at the circulation desk and checking in or

checking out library materials

Assists the Technical Services Librarian in ensuring the smooth operation of the technical services area of

the library

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned

For a complete job description, please visit our website at


Vacation: 12 days per year

Sick Leave: 12 days per year

Holidays: 17 days per year

Benefits: Fully-paid medical, dental and

vision care.

Life Insurance: $50,000 pre-paid


Probationary Period: Six-months


Applicants must complete an official SMC application and supplemental application. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

The selection process includes A qualifying evaluation of submitted application materials. All qualified applicants will be invited to the Written

Exam (worth 60%). The candidates with the top scores on the written exam (approximately 10 candidates) will be invited to participate in the Qualifications

Appraisal Interview (worth 40%). Candidates must be successful on each test part with a minimum of 70.0 to continue in the selection process. Candidates must

be successful on all test parts with a minimum of 70.0 for their name to be placed on the eligibility list. Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the

above stated examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. In compliance with the Immigration Reform

and Control Act of 1986, Santa Monica College requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.



By Mail


1900 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90405

In Person

Personnel Commission Office

2714 Pico Blvd, 2nd floor

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Commission Office: 310/434-4410

24-hr Job hotline: 310/434-4321

TDD Job line: 310/434-4212

Questions? E-mail

Note: Benefits for regular part time positions are prorated. Temporary Assignments do not have a benefits package.

Education Minimum Qualification

Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency

Experience Minimum Qualification

Three (3) years of experience performing a variety of paraprofessional library clerical duties including acquisitions, and cataloging using an automated on-line library system and bibliographic utilities.

Education/Experience Equivalency

Up to two years of the required experience may be substituted with additional related college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to keyboard, type, or handle materials, and talk and/or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk, and lift, carry, push, or pull up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment varies greatly.


A completed Santa Monica College classified application and supplemental application (paper or online) must be received in the Personnel Commission Office by Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Postmarks are not acceptable. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications received by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

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City of Downey: Library Asst (temp., parttime)

CITY OF DOWNEY Human Resources, 11111 Brookshire Avenue Downey, CA 90241-7016 (562) 904-7292
An Equal Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer
COMPENSATION $15.38 – $19.05 Hourly

POSTED: 11/24/08
The Library Assistant positions are utilized in the Literacy Program, Children’s Services, and Technical Services/Computer Lab. The Literacy Program provides free, confidential literacy instruction for any adult, eighteen (18) years of age and older, in the Downey area; to encourage family literacy; and to encourage lifelong learning. Children’s Services offers reference service and a wide variety of books, videos, cassette tapes, magazines, and pamphlets and programs for the children from preschool age through 8th grade. Technical Services offers online service to all the features found in the on-line catalog and gives people outside the opportunity to browse the wide selection of books, videos, audiobooks, reference materials, and use of the computer lab with a library card. The online Library Catalog also gives the opportunity to place a book on hold, guaranteeing the book’s availability for your next library visit. The current vacancy is in the Technical Services Area of the Library in the Computer Lab however, the list may be used for any other areas of the Library. Working Hours: The Library is currently open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Incumbents must be able to work two (2) nights a week and rotating Saturdays. Sunday availability may be required. The current need is to work the night shift in the Computer Lab Monday through Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and rotating Friday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 -1:00 p.m. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 thorough June 30.)

November 25, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Diablo Valley College : Lib. Asst. Job

Diablo Valley College Library, Contra Costa Community College District




Position:  Diablo Valley College Library is seeking a Library Assistant I, II or Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisition & Technical Services Department.


Filing Deadline: 4:30 pm on November 26, 2008


Library Assistant I: Range 46 $2,777- $3,383 /monthly

Library Assistant II:  Range 48 $2,918-$3,555 /monthly

Senior Library Assistant: Range 52, $3,221-3,923 /monthly



The Diablo Valley College Library in Pleasant Hill, California provides a student-centered learning environment with quality information resources, services and instruction.  The library maintains a rich array of print and online resources including 87,000 books, 14,300 e-books, and 36 electronic databases containing the full-text of over 10,000 journals.  Staff uses the Innovative Interfaces, Inc., an integrated library system to order, receive, catalog and manage collections and patron usage. 



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications of one of the 3 job classes, the ideal candidate will possess the following:


Desirable Qualifications


  1. Experience ordering/receiving library materials and managing financial records using an integrated library system.
  2. Demonstrated experience using Innovative Interfaces, Inc. library system for acquisitions, serials and/or circulation functions.
  3. Familiarity with copy cataloging of books, serials, audiovisual and online materials.
  4. Experience handling library income collection, reconciliation, deposits, and bookkeeping
  5. Demonstrated recent experience using MS Word and Excel programs for library applications.
  6. Demonstrated experience in maintaining cooperative work and vendor relationships.
  7. Recent experience in library circulation services.
  8. Experience in developing and maintaining library procedures manual.
  9. Demonstrated work or community experience that reflects an awareness of racial, ethnic, gender, disabled and cultural diversity.
  10. Experience with creating web pages.

 HOW TO APPLY:  All interested applicants should complete and submit an on-line employment application, supplemental questions (see below) and current resume.   Please attach your supplemental questions and resume in the attachment section of the on-line application as Microsoft WORD documents.  Final Filing Date is 4:30 pm Friday, November 26, 2008.    

Supplemental Questions



Instructions:  This supplemental questionnaire is a required part of the application.  It is designed to provide information about how you meet the qualifications for this position.  Your answers will be used to determine if you will be invited for an interview.  Therefore, please answer the questions thoughtfully and clearly.



  1. Describe your recent library experience in performing library functions such as online ordering/receiving of library materials, copy cataloging and circulation in an integrated library system.  Please provide specific examples of your responsibilities.


  1. Describe your experience hiring, training and scheduling library staff, especially library student assistants or volunteers.


  1. Describe your regular use personal computers in a work setting, in particular your use of Word, Excel, library catalogs, databases and the Internet.


In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Sophia Lever (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or    For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

 ELIGIBILITY POOL:  This recruitment may be used to create a pool of eligible candidates for future openings at any District location.  Please apply if you wish to be considered for this position or for the same position, which may occur within the next six months.

 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:  Available options are health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, and employee assistance program.  Required membership in Public Employees Retirement System; employee contributing 7% of gross pay plus Social Security.

 AGENCY SHOP REQUIREMENTS:  This position is within a collective bargaining unit.  Employees are required to join the Union or pay an equivalent service fee.  There is a one-time initiation fee of $45 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1.

 Contra Costa Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer 




Ann Patterson,   

Dean of Library and Learning Resources  



321 Golf Club Road                            (925) 685-1230 ext. 2237

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523                      fax (925) 798-3588

November 11, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Altadena Library Job




LIBRARY Clerk I – Children’s Services

(Part-Time – 16 hours/week – no benefits)

Hourly Rate: $12.42 – $15.50/hr



Under supervision, to do a variety of clerical and library work and to perform other duties as required.



The essential functions of the job may vary from position to position.


·         Assists computer users within the department

·         Process or shelves books, periodicals, and other materials.

·         Discards library materials as needed.

·         Give readers advisory service.

·         Assist with Children’s Programs.

·         Helps maintain Bulletin Boards and Displays.

·         Assists in creating flyers, press releases, and announcements.

·         Updates website.

·         Other duties as assigned




Education and Experience:  Graduation from High School. One year of clerical or library experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Thorough knowledge of Library and office methods, procedures and practices including some automated techniques.


Ability to:


  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

·         Make simple calculations;

·         Carry out routine clerical and library procedures;

·         Consistently apply policies and procedures according to available guidelines;

·         Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work;

·         Provide excellent customer service to the public

·         Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus



Submit an Altadena Library District Application to the HR Director’s Office, 600 E. Mariposa Ave., Altadena, CA 91001 by no later than 3:00 p.m. on November 07, 2008. Application Forms are available in the Finance/HR office, and online at our website: http//




October 21, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Pomona USD

Classified Recruitment Summary

For the Week of:
October 20, 2008 to October 24, 2008

An equal employment opportunity employer

Phone: (909) 397-4800, extension 3800

Jobline: (909) 397-4800, extension 3181

Apply Now! 24hrs 7 days @

You must pass all required tests before submitting an application.

#512 Elementary School Library Clerk 

Salary Range 17:  $12.623 to $15.357 hourly

10-month, 9 hours per week position, Barfield Elementary School

Deadline: October 24, 2008

Minimum Qualifications:  Pass District Elementary School Library Skills test. Graduation from high school or GED. Desirable: Bilingual and experience in working with youth.

October 20, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Tech Svcs Technician: Pepperdine U.

Pepperdine University Libraries seeks a Technical Services Technician to order library materials from various vendors; check the library catalog for duplication; select bibliographic records for all ordered titles; manage purchase orders using the acquisitions system; perform copy cataloging of monographic materials; perform database maintenance tasks; assist with technical services projects. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, includes an excellent benefit package, and reports to the Head of Technical Services. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications.


QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Required: Minimum of two years of college; excellent computer skills; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; the ability to perform detailed work; the ability to work independently and as a team member; the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and move loaded book trucks. Preferred: Bookkeeping experience; Library Technical Assistant (LTA) degree; previous library experience; knowledge of MARC 21, AACR2, LC Classification, and LC Subject Headings; experience with OCLC Connexion and a library automation system such as Voyager.


TO APPLY: Please send a letter of application, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Erin Carlson, Head of Technical Services, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263, or via email at


August 13, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Pomona USD – Media Tech Job

#527 Media Technician

Salary Range 23: $2463.00 to $2997.00 monthly

11-month, Full time positions, Various locations

Deadline: August 15, 2008

Minimum Qualifications: Pass District Office Skills test, District Typing test at 40 words per minute and District Word Processing Skills test with basic and intermediate score of 70%. Graduation from high school or GED. Two years of clerical work. Desirable Qualifications: One-year experience and or training in modern library media procedures.

August 5, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

City of Glendora

The City of Glendora has a Library Technician recruitment open:

June 10, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Library Assistant (Technology): City of Orange

Personnel Services Department
300 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 744-7255

$18.38 – $23.56 Hourly $3,185.00 – $4,084.00 Monthly $38,220.00 – $49,008.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/09/08

CLOSING DATE: 06/02/08

Effective June 22, 2008 a 3.5% Salary Increase,
NEW SALARY $3,298 – $4,230/month

Attach your professional resume, including personal computer skills and experience to your application. Resume should not exceed 2 pages in length


To perform a wide variety of complex technical library support work; provide responsible assistance in all areas of library technology, including, but not limited to the library’s automated system, automated materials handling (sorter), self-checks and radio-frequency identification (RFID), PC time management and pay-for-print software, and an extensive installation of public access computers on wired and wireless networks.


This is a paraprofessional class within library services. Assignments are generally limited in scope and are set within procedural frameworks established by higher level positions. As experience accrues, the incumbent performs with increasing independence. Work requires incumbents to exercise some judgment in selecting appropriate established guidelines to follow. Significant deviations require prior approval. Interpretation of general administrative or operational policies is sometimes necessary.


Receives general supervision from supervisory library staff.

May exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned library clerical, part-time or volunteer staff.


The following duties represent the principal job duties; however, they are not all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Provide direct support to Technology & Support Services supervising and coordinating staff in all areas of library technology. Answer technical and informational questions related to the use of the library’s public access computers, including Internet, e-mail, on-line databases, and wireless. Analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve routine automated system, and hardware/software problems reported by library staff and patrons. Report technology issues and communicate effectively with vendor technical support staff by e-mail and phone. Document and track all issues. Assist with the installation of computer hardware, software, and peripheral equipment. Test software upgrades and document results. Assist with developing and providing staff and patron training. Write user documentation and step-by-step instructions. Use the Internet to find documentation, utilize technical support website and/or review knowledge base. Schedule routine and specialized computer generated reports. Generate and compile statistics. Assist with maintaining Library Services website and staff Intranet. Operate a digital camera, modify and upload images. Apply general Library policies and procedures for patrons and staff; advise and assist patrons in the use of Library services and tools. Attend meetings and workshops to increase knowledge of current library practices. Perform related duties as well.

Knowledge of:

Computer technology, systems, networking concepts, operations, and terminology. Personnel computer hardware and software troubleshooting techniques, including issues related to printing. General principles and practices of public library services and programs. Basic mathematical principles. Basic filing procedures. English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and record keeping methods.

Skill to:

Operate various types of machinery and computer/audio visual equipment, including personal computers, laptops, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, conference phones, microphones, LCD projectors, SmartBoard, DVD/VCR, digital cameras, self-check machines, automated payment machines (APMs), automated materials handling (sorter).

Type a minimum of 35 words per minute.

Operate a motor vehicle may be required for some positions.

Ability to:

Understand and operate library systems.

Utilize a variety of software applications such as Office 2007 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher), HTML and photo editing.

Understand basic library services and functions.

Maintain accurate records.

Accept assigned responsibilities and effectively organize workload.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Courteously and tactfully assist patrons and staff who have fewer technical skills.

Read written and numerical material rapidly and accurately.

Organize work and train assigned staff.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Work well as part of a team.

Provide quality customer service.

Be sensitive to diverse cultures and populations.

Complete projects within deadlines.


Minimum 1 year experience troubleshooting computer hardware, software and system related issues and providing support to end users in a work related or professional environment is required.

Technical experience in a library setting is highly desirable.

Library circulation or other library public service desk experience is desirable.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field is required.

License or Certificate:

Select positions may require possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


Performance of the essential duties of this position require the following physical skills and work environment.

Requires the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving stooping and bending and moving from one area of the office to another; requires ability to lift 35 lbs.; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as typing, filing, data entry and/or use of a personal computer or other office equipment or supplies; some positions may require the operation of a motor vehicle; may involve extensive VDT exposure.

300 E. Chapman Avenue,
Orange, CA 92866
Library Assistant (Technology) Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you understand that select positions, may require possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California’s driver’s license?
Yes No
* 2. The skill to type 35 words per minute is required. Do you understand?
Yes No
* 3. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library and Information Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field, is required. Please note your bachelor’s degree. If you do not possess a bachelor’s degree, list ‘none’.
* 4. What is your experience troubleshooting computer hardware, software and system related issues and providing support to end users in a work related or professional environment? A minimum 1 year experience is required. (Maximum 250 words)
* 5. Technical experience in a library setting is highly desirable. Please indicate, if any, your technical experience in a library setting.
No technical experience
6 months or less technical experience
6 months to 1 year technical experience
More than 1 year to 2 years technical experience
More than 2 years, up to 5 years technical experience
More than 5 years technical experience
* 6. Do you have experience working at library circulation or at a library’s public service desk? This is desirable. If ‘yes’, please describe your experience. If ‘no’, please state ‘no’.
* 7. Have you had the opportunity to work within a team environment (2 or more people, either at work or school) where you were given an assignment to accomplish? If so, please briefly describe how you worked with the other team members to organize and complete the work. Identify two things that were rewarding or made you feel successful about the experience and two things you would do differently in the future. If no, please indicate ‘no’ in text box. (Maximum 250 words)
* 8. Do you consider yourself to be a team player? Please identify three characteristics that define you as a team player and describe how you use these in your interactions with co-workers or fellow students. (Maximum 250)
* 9. How might you approach finding a solution to a technical/computer issue that you have never seen or experienced before? (Maximum 250 words)
* Required Question

May 27, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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