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Library Assistant III – City of San Diego

Opening Date/Time:  Fri. 08/24/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Tue. 09/04/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$20.29 – $24.46 Hourly
$1,623.20 – $1,956.80 Biweekly
$42,203.20 – $50,876.80 Annually

Library Assistant III positions perform a variety of paraprofessional library and clerical work in a branch library or a section of the Central Library; assist and instruct patrons in using library resources and facilities; explain library policies and rules; locate materials; research and answer the more routine reference questions; provide children’s services and conduct patron training classes; assist in the management of branch or section operations; maintain collections such as pamphlets, pictures, government documents, and map files; register patrons using the integrated library system; collect money; perform data entry and computer searches; lead the work of Library Assistant I/Library Assistant II positions and volunteers; assist with public programs and promotions; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Library Assistant III employees work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • Some Library Assistant III employees may be assigned to one or more branches within the Library Department.
  • Library Assistant III employees may be required to grasp, carry, and lift books or book totes weighing up to 30 pounds; bend; reach overhead to heights of 80 inches with the assistance of a step stool; and stand for long periods of time.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:

1. Successful completion of a Community College Certificate in Library Technology.
2. Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 60 semester/90 quarter units).
3. Two years of full-time paraprofessional library experience, which MUST include assisting patrons in locating information, books, and articles by using reference materials, indexes, and electronic resources; and answering questions regarding the use and services of the library.


  • Library Assistant I, Library Page, and Library volunteer experience is NOT qualifying unless you have performed the duties as specified above in Option 3 (experience must be confirmed and documented).
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.


  • Proof of degree/transcripts or certificate, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • Proof of documented experience, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

SCREENING PROCESS: Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.

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Library Circulation Assistant National University System – San Diego



Position Summary:

Perform circulation duties as required, including shelving books and shelf maintenance. Fill journal article & book
requests from National University faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Functions:

  • Shelves books, shift books, and shelf read book stacks. Discharge books that have been returned in the book drop.
  • Searches for missing books. Fills video requests from faculty members.
  • Processes journal article delivery requests from National University students, faculty, and staff. Checks subscription
  • databases and the Library’s print and microfiche journals. Copy or print articles. Delivers the articles to a patron
  • using e-mail, a fax machine or document sender. Communicates with patrons about filled and unfilled requests.
  • Processes book delivery requests from National University online and remote students, faculty, and staff.
  • Process hold book requests for San Diego students, faculty, and staff.
  • Helps open the Library by clearing the book drop, turning on computers, filling paper trays, and starting software applications.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1-year experience in office setting required
  • 1-year experience with computers preferred

Technical / Functional Skills

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Ability to organize incoming article and book requests so all requests are filled as quickly as possible.
  • Working knowledge of computers and office equipment (copiers, fax, and scanners etc.)


  • Ability to communicate clearly and understand both written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to focus on accuracy and details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

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Research Librarian Latham & Watkins LLP – San Diego


Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Research Librarian to join our winning team, located in one of our Southern California offices. The candidate can choose between downtown Los Angeles, Century City, Orange County or San Diego. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Research Librarian will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

The Research Librarian is responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. He or she is also responsible for providing training and awareness of research resources. Your responsibilities will include these and other critical functions:

  • Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate research tools and directs users to appropriate resources; analyzing results for relevancy and appropriateness to the specific research request
  • Compiling and organizing information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user; working with attorneys requesting information and compiling and organizing information according to attorney preference
  • Monitoring current industry and legal developments for the practice group and informing attorneys of important events through emails, bulletins or other appropriate means
  • Promoting awareness and training amongst the attorneys about research resources available to them, both internally and externally, working with Knowledge Management and Strategic Research as necessary
  • Maintaining familiarity with library operational functions
  • Completing special projects on various issues as assigned
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers

The successful Research Librarian will have knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources; strong analytical skills; ability to organize collections of materials and information; well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm; strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work as a team player; capable of collaborating with research staff in their own and other offices and drawing on the individual skills of the members of the research team to complete all aspects of an assignment; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion; ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines; and knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office, Adobe and SharePoint and other applications.

A bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s of Library Science (MLS) or Postgraduate Diploma in Library Information Studies is preferred. A Master’s degree in another specialty may be considered in lieu of the MLS or Postgraduate Diploma in Library Information Studies. A minimum of three (3) years of research experience in a law firm library may be substituted for the Master’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to click the Apply Now link.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms.

For information regarding family care and medical leave (CFRA), click here.

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States
Global Research & Library
Position Type

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6711 Library Services Specialist I (LSS I) – SDSU Imperial Valley (6711) – California State University

$15.01 – $29.63 an hour
Part-time, Temporary

San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on August 28, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by August 27, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

For more information on San Diego State University, please click here.

Position Information
This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future hourly (intermittent) part-time, temporary appointments. Work hours may vary depending on operational needs.

Library Services Specialist(s) staff the circulation desk and/or oversee daily circulation operations at the SDSU Imperial Valley campus library. Additional responsibilties will include: checking library materials in and out using library systems; updating and maintaining patron database; preparing circulation reports; following-up on overdue materials and collect fines; handling lost and damaged materials; assisting patrons in finding materials and with questions related to circulation policies and procedures; and resolving patron problems related to circulation functions. In addition to other library duties, incumbents may perform such administrative functions as serving as the unit(s) accounting and/or budget coordinator; serving as a library applications/systems specialist; assisting in preparing library publications; coordinating library building services and security; coordinating library supplies, and maintaining equipment and furniture inventories.

For more information regarding the SDSU Imperial Valley campus, please click here.

Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $16.39 per hour. CSU Classification Salary Range: $15.01 – $29.63 per hour. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Incumbents at this level perform clearly defined tasks, typically within one or two core functions. Work requires knowledge of specific procedures and methods for assigned tasks. Incumbents typically follow set procedures and instructions and may oversee student workers performing similar or related work within the library unit.

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level I normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

Experience circulating materials in a library
Experience working with library reserve materials

Experience working with an Integrated Library system (e.g., Sierra, Alma, etc.)

Previous experience using institutional repositories or other digital library systems and tools

Experience working in a library setting

Experience working at a library’s circulation desk

Thorough knowledge of Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal and Government Printing Office classification systems

Basic book care preservation

Knowledge of collection management and organization

Knowledge of basic collection valuation

Knowledge of basic equipment repair

Ability to prioritize and use its independent judgment in organizing workflow

Ability to work independently as well as with others


Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the “Submit” button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant (LA3), Copley Library – University of San Diego

$20.51 an hour

Reporting to the Records Manager/Processing Archivist, the Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant supports the work of the Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives Department, including assistance with maintenance and projects related to the university archives and special collections, the university records management program, and technical operations associated with the university’s digital repository and digital initiatives. This individual performs both technical and public services work within the department.

The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant helps implement the records management program. They participate in records management activities for records transferred to the university archives. They train and supervise student and temporary employees in processing assistance for archival collections, creating inventories, and printing labels. The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant maintains bibliographic, item, and check-in records for Special Collections and university publications in the library’s integrated library system. They assist in the management, maintenance, and preservation of archival and special collections print and media collections including shelving; monitoring temperature and humidity in storage areas; shifting collections; and arranging for reformatting of material as needed. The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant manages incoming submissions to the institutional repository, implements workflows, creates and uploads entries, and scans material. They perform quality control for digital collections and also provide assistance for the annual Digital Initiatives Symposium.

The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant responds to requests for access to rare and archival material and for assistance with the digital repository. They may provide scans for requested material; answer basic reference questions; and monitor the Archives Reading Room as needed. The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant brings non-routine questions, requests, and problems to the attention of their supervisor. At times, this person may be the only library staff member on duty, and will have responsibility for the security and functioning of the department.

The Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant maintains departmental supplies and recommends purchases. They also participate in developing department policies and recommending changes; developing and evaluating work flow patterns; and improving services.

Other duties may include serving on library committees and assisting with the maintenance of office equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Helps Implement University Archives and Records Management Program
  • Creates Bibliographic and Digital Access for Archives/Special Collections
  • Provides assistance for Digital Initiatives
  • Helps Maintain Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives Department

Job Requirements:Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Two years full time academic/research library or archives/records management experience
  • Knowledge of archival principles or records management
  • Copy cataloging experience
  • Experience using scanning equipment
  • One year supervisory or leadership experience
  • Experience using MS Word/Excel and Google Docs
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate from an archival, records management or library technology program
  • Experience with archives collection management software (e.g. ArchivesSpace)
  • Knowledge of preservation practices
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification System
  • Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces integrated library system and software
  • Experience using Digital Commons repository platform
  • Familiarity with description standards and metadata schema (e.g. MARC, RDA, EAD, Dublin Core)

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of archival principles, records management, and library systems
  • Familiarity with specialized archival/records management terms and thesauri
  • Ability to provide reference services and apply preservation principles
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a secured environment
  • Strong service orientation
  • Collection maintenance experience
  • Ability to prioritize and work under a deadline
  • Must be detail-oriented and accurate in all work
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to solve problems independently and to recognize when to refer
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and librarians
  • Commitment to continuous learning and to current trends related to job duties
  • Ability to be the sole employee in the department when necessary

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:$20.51 per hour; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.

Special Application Instructions:Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

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Medical Librarian – Scripps La Jolla Hospital – La Jolla

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
Join a winning team supporting the Medical Library Department as a Medical Librarian at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Working together, you’ll bring your expertise, compassion and excellence to all we do. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment and enjoy providing world class customer service.
The Medical Librarian assists the Library Manager in the daily provision of library services to medical and hospital staffs at Scripps hospital campuses. Primary responsibilities include database searching, general reference, cataloging and classification of library materials and webmaster for the library’s home page on Scripps Net. In addition to the daily provision of library services, the librarian will assist with coordination of the site’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. The librarian will help to identify and support continuing education programs to meet the needs of the medical staff.
This position is full time and located at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:
Master’s Degree in Library Science.
At least one year of post-master’s degree library work experience including using personal computers, the Internet, MEDLINE, DIALOG, Ovid and EOSi databases.
Excellent oral and written communications skills; initiative to exercise independent judgment, and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:
Course work or experience in medical librarianship.
Membership in Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professional (AHIP) desirable.
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.
Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Job: Medical Staff Administration
Primary Location: Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA
Organization: Scripps La Jolla Hospital
Job Posting: Aug 9, 2018, 6:09:17 PM

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Library Technician – Alliant International University – San Diego Campus;jsessionid=AA3E57BACA09A5DC67CEE341978AD2D8?JOBID=101102

The Library Technician, under the general direction of the University Librarian, will be responsible for circulation services including Paging/LINK+. The Library Technician will also assist course reserves for the San Diego Campus.


  • Assist at Circulation desk with standard library functions such as handling library books and materials for students, updating patrol files in Millennium Circulation, processing collection of fines and book sales, answering telephone inquiries, processing notices and invoices for unreturned materials, and assisting patrons with locating books and library materials.
  • Support Link+/Intra-Library Loan Services by preparing book shipments to over 40 libraries in California including 200-600 items per month to Alliant campuses, keeping record of outgoing shipments and shipping weights.
  • Monitor problem requests and check-holds reports, manage statistics on Paging/LINK+, and run standard reports needed for the daily management of library functions.
  • Schedule and supervise student workers as needed.
  • Process reserve material received from San Diego faculty for course reserves.
  • Create or update reserve records ensuring all material is searchable the Library’s catalog, and assist with e-reserves including scanning items and creating searchable records in catalog.
  • Manage books and materials so they are easily checked out in Millennium Circulation, coordinate returning physical reserve materials at end of term, and update e-reserve records status.
  • Assist Librarian in charge of psychological tests, as needed.
  • Attend local LINK+ meetings.
  • Other duties as needed.

Job Requirements:

Education: Two year degree or higher, library technician degree preferred.


  • At least two years library experience; in academic environment is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and HTML. Experience with Innovative’s Millennium (MilCirc, Innopac, Guicat), preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support Link+/Intra-Library Loan Services including training of student assistance on process
  • Process reserve material and maintain records
  • Assist at Circulation Desk with standard library functions.

Management Skills:

  • Strong communication, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with students, faculty and staff

Supervisor Responsibilities: Indirect supervision of Library student workers

Other Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines
  • Maintain composure under high stress conditions
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Background Check Requirements: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities, including admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associational preference.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

This policy is governed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

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Part-time Library Technician Laureate Education – San Diego

The Library Technician works closely with the Librarian, administrative staff, faculty, and students providing library services that support NewSchool program outcomes while working a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Provide a full range of circulation services including patron registration and transactions
  • Catalog, classify, and process new materials
  • Guide library patrons in finding and utilizing library resources, including reference and reserve materials, computers, and electronic resources
  • Verify invoices from vendors
  • Organize and maintain print periodicals and reserve materials
  • Work with bursar’s office to place holds on student accounts
  • Collect, maintain, and process library billing information
  • Collect and maintain library statistics
  • Design, customize, and maintain the library website, research guides, and catalog
  • Repair damaged books
  • Assist in Information Literacy and library instruction sessions
  • Maintain the library in the Librarian’s absence
  • Assist in organizing and marketing events, writing reports, and maintaining files
  • Coordinate, train, and co-supervise student employees
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Working knowledge of library services and their availability
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with a diverse population
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to provide excellent and effective customer service
  • Ability to train and supervise student workers
  • Ability to think logically
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience working in a library or equivalent setting required
  • Experience working in technical library services preferred.
  • Familiarity with library management and web editing software preferred.
  • Bilingual speaking abilities preferred.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous
$24.94 – $30.31 an hour
Part-time, Temporary

Under direction, to plan, organize, and supervise a major section of the library; perform professional library work in a specialized function such as reference, readers’ services, local history, children’s programs, or cataloging; supervise subordinate personnel; and perform related duties as required.

– Weekdays and Weekends

Key Responsibilities: The following duties and responsibilities are representative of those typically performed by positions assigned to this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these duties and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.

Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises a major section of the library; assists patrons in selecting and locating library materials; reviews current collection and publishers’ catalogues and selects new materials for assigned section library; catalogues, classifies, and assigns Dewey decimal numbers to library materials; evaluates, discards, and updates library materials; maintains local history collection; recommends materials for school classes, research, and leisure usage; conducts tours through the library; trains, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel; participates in programs to increase library usage and services, such as oral history, shut-in service, and community surveys; conducts special studies; writes and administers grant proposals; gains a broad understanding of the library’s purpose and function within the community, including the various operations, both internal and external, which enable it to effectively serve the public; makes suggestions and implements programs for improving library service and utilization of facilities; proposes budget needs and administers budget for section; represents the department at regional and multi-agency committees and in-house professional meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: completion of a standard course in an accredited library school and two (2) years of professional experience in a public library; or a master’s degree in library science and one (1) year of professional experience in a public library.

Knowledge and Skills in: Principles and practices of professional library work; use of standard library tools and practices in processing library materials; preservation and restoration techniques; contemporary archival practices; processing techniques for antiquarian materials; principles of supervision and training.

Ability to: Perform technical library tasks; analyze professional and administrative problems and make appropriate recommendations; communicate effectively; supervise the work of personnel in a specialized library section; establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public.

Examination Process: The Library has an immediate need to fill the position. Based upon review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be referred to the department for consideration.

Please Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment will remain active for up to 12 months and will be used for any future vacancies within this job classification.

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Library Technician I – County of San Diego

$28,267 – $34,715 a year
Part-time, Temporary
CLOSING DATE: 8/15/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
San Diego County Library is seeking qualified candidates for the position of
(permanent full/part-time & hourly part-time positions available)

The San Diego County Library (SDCL) consists of 33 branches and 2 mobile libraries. It has been recognized for its excellent public service, cultural inclusiveness, high integrity, and phenomenal innovation and teamwork.

SDCL desires a candidate who is dedicated to values that promote literacy, lifelong learning and social capital in keeping with our Vision Statement of “informed, literate and engaged communities.”

The ideal candidate is one who can communicate effectively; is a knowledge worker; is customer focused and values and respects others; drives to excel; demonstrates teamwork and collaboration; values continuous learning; demonstrates ethical behavior; and is supportive of change.

“Click here” for more information and a direct link to the SDCL website.

Provide courteous, high quality customer service to members of the public by personally responding to information requests in person or by phone. This is the entry level class in the Library Technician series. The incumbent in this position will perform paraprofessional library services and varied clerical tasks in a branch library or headquarters division.
“Click here” for a complete job description including minimum qualifications, examples of duties, essential functions, etc.
Intermittent Appointments are limited to 120 work days in the July-June 30 fiscal year.

To apply for a part-time position, please check the temporary part-time and temporary full-time boxes on your application. IMPORTANT: If you are only interested in applying for permanent full/part-time employment do not check these boxes on your application.

Six (6) months of full-time paid or voluntary work experience in a public, academic or school, church or community library; completed course of study in library use and techniques; library use as a high school student; paid or volunteer work with public contact; or other related experience and/or training.

Note: A Library Technology certificate or an associate’s degree from and accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in Library Science is desirable.

Click HERE for a complete job description for Library Technician I.

Qualified candidates will be placed on a 6 month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation contained on their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

At the department level, candidates will participate in a performance test which will assess competencies in the following areas: cash register procedures (math), shelving of materials to include alpha/numerical filing, and packing/unpacking of materials. Candidates must successfully pass all three components of the performance test to advance in the selection process.

Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision: A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. Click here for more information

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 – 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.

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