Head of Research Support Services at UCSC

The University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) invites applications from forward-thinking, enthusiastic, and collegial leaders to be the Head of the Research Support Services Department (RSS).
Qualifications include: 
  • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution or master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) with emphasis on current, innovative pedagogical methods
  • Experience managing and leading teams of professionals, including goal setting and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and participating in outreach initiatives/programs
  • Extensive teaching support experience
Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2016.

For additional details, please see the complete posting.


10/5/16 The Future of Libraries

10/5/16 – Registration is now open at:

Future of Libraries 12.0:
Online Communities: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (sign-in 8:30 – 9:00)
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Koret Auditorium
$30 registration fee

Event highlights:

–Linking Librarians and Library Users Using LinkedIn

–Community Management Best Practices for Librarians

–Fad vs. Fab: Tech Trends

–Meetup Alt Library

–Instagram: Bookface Friday

–Augmented Reality in Libraries

PLP Special Projects Librarian

Are you an independent librarian looking for a challenge? Do you like to see the big picture, and then roll your sleeves up and get in to the details? The Pacific Library Partnership is seeking a Special Projects Librarian. This person will work directly with the System Director in coordinating services to the member libraries of PLP.

The Pacific Library Partnership is a consolidation of four library systems, BALIS (Bay Area Library and Information System), serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties; PLS (Peninsula Library System), serving San Mateo County; MOBAC (Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System), serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties; and SVLS (Silicon Valley Library System), serving Santa Clara County. There are 43 libraries participating in PLP.

This unique position is open to all levels of librarian expertise. Ongoing funds are allocated to this contract, non-benefited position. The salary will be negotiated based on experience and expertise. The position will require approximately 20 hours per week, and may flex depending upon work. The hours may be flexible, but need to be within  8-5, Monday – Friday. The successful person must be available to attend PLP and other system meetings.

If you are interested, please send your resume, along with a cover letter of interest, to Terry Jackson, jackson@plsinfo.org, by August 26.  Terry and Carol are both available to answer any questions you might have.

Carol Frost, frost@plpinfo.org

Job description

Dudley Knox Library – 2 open positions

2 POSITIONS (open — 15 June 2016; close — 28 June 2016)

Dudley Knox Library (http://library.nps.edu) at the Naval Postgraduate School* (Monterey, CA), is recruiting for two new library team members in areas of Library Systems/Applications and Reference.
Library Systems/Applications Technical Information Specialist (US federal government job series 1412), reporting directly to the Library Systems Manager, works collaboratively as a member of the library systems team, with campus information technology and information security programs and library staff to design develop, implement and support library systems, electronic content and web-based services at the Dudley Knox Library. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with computer systems, web technologies, programming, database principles and digital publishing. Candidate must demonstrate ability to install, configure and troubleshoot networked library¬ specific hardware and software applications
APPLY HERE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441513100/
Reference Librarian (US federal government job series 1410), reporting directly to the Outreach and Academic Support Manager, works collaboratively as a member of the library research team, to respond to research questions in highly complex technical areas; provide instruction on the use of library resources and effective searching methods. Help evaluate the collection and recommend new resources in support of current teaching and research needs. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with academic library collections and resources, strong research skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLY HERE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441646400/


* The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is an equal opportunity employer. Located in Monterey, California, NPS provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the US military and allied nations as well as programs for local, state, tribal and federal officials that enhance the security of the United States. For more information: http://www.nps.edu/

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc…) Additional Veterans’ information: If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor’s website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm. For more veterans’ preference information, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

The Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

How to apply for a US federal government job:

Federal job resumes are NOT THE SAME as those created for “civilian/university” vacancies! Some useful videos:
• Top Tips for Successful Applications through USAJobs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y49d6wjbmXw
• USAJobs Walkthrough: How to create an account, build your resume, search and apply for federal government jobs https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9EA4549DEF3E4192

Berkeley Public Library Director Recruitment

The Berkeley Public Library system enjoys great community support through an ongoing library tax, bond measures that funded renovation of Central and the four neighborhood branches, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. Its innovation, diversity, and outreach provide tremendous opportunities for a Library leader, who will report directly to a Library Board of Trustees. The Hawkins Company is conducting this search, for which they are asking responses by July 15, 2016. For more information, please see below link to the brochure.

Recruitment for Director of Library Services for the Berkeley Public Library.