Resident Librarian, Santa Barbara City College

Announcement: Opening for SBCC Luria Library Resident Librarian 2019-2020, a one-year, paid position

Are you just out of library school or anticipating graduation this spring? Come explore community college librarianship in a vital and welcoming library in southern California!

Library Resident Opening
The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. The position is a temporary part-time (25 hours per week) appointment, open August 26, 2019 and finishing May 8, 2020.

About SBCC
Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California – and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. In 2013 SBCC was awarded the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

About the Library
The Eli Luria Library, named after our benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. Embracing its slogan (Explore, Learn, Grow), the Luria Library seeks to inspire discovery by offering dynamic, innovative, and welcoming physical and virtual environments for students and faculty, and providing the resources, services, and instruction they need to achieve educational, professional, and personal growth and success. In January 2011, we won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Resident Library will gain experience in access, technical, collection areas and will be providing reference services, both face-to-face and online, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, and teaching information competency workshops based on the ACRL Framework. In our teaching, we seek to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American and Latinx students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in many academic libraries.

Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science awarded in 2018 or 2019 (degree must be awarded prior to start date).
A career interest in community college librarianship.
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.
Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

Librarian Specialist – Innovations, City of Glendale

The Librarian Specialist regularly performs duties that routinely draw upon and require specialized knowledge, experience, skills and abilities.  This position may be utilized in any department dependent on Library needs.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Instructs staff and the general public at a system-wide level on programming, tools, technology and activities in the MakerSpace and other innovative spaces, such as 3D printing, design, electronics, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programming, audio, video and photo production and editing, sewing, and other equipment housed in these areas.
    • Manages project and timelines for innovative and technology based initiatives including the preparation of system-wide events for all ages, activities and large scale city collaborations and programming.
    • Researches, recommends, and implements the necessary equipment, furnishings, and software as related to our innovative spaces in all library sites.
    • Facilitates engagement with community groups to promote the library and innovative services and programming.
    • Develops and maintains partnerships with outside organizations and community groups.
    • Represents the library in public forums including providing school visits, classroom talks, orientation sessions and library tours and community events.  Collaborates closely with the Library Information Technology department to initiate, implement and maintain all technologies and equipment related to innovative services system-wide.
    • Routinely acts as lead library staff person or “Person in Charge” as needed.  Exercises lead supervision over lower level staff and directly supervises assigned subordinate staff as needed.  May schedule, train, coordinate, and review work of assigned staff.  May assist with hiring and evaluating staff.
    • Assists in supervising and managing the programs and activities for a service area of the Library, Arts & Culture Department.  Demonstrates initiative in identifying and recommending improvements to programs, services and work processes related to their specialty area.  Recommends policy and procedure amendments as needed.
    • Provides and responds to in-depth readers’ advisory, informational and specialty service questions.  Possesses a depth of knowledge and experience in a specific specialty area including, but not limited to, arts & culture, IT applications and/or emerging technologies.  Negotiates with vendors as needed and perform project coordination as assigned by management.
    • Assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of utilizing the library.
    • Assists the public in accessing information and library resources.
    • Assists patrons with circulation functions and financial transactions.
    • Provides some level of reference and research assistance.
    • Plans and implements programs including, but not limited to, storytelling, films, arts and crafts, recitals, gallery exhibitions, training workshops and other activities.
    • Orders and receives library materials as well as processes related invoices..
    • Provides technology instruction and troubleshooting assistance on a variety of technology devices, tools and software.
    • Initiates inter-library loans, conducts online material and information searches, produces subject bibliographies and reading lists, selects and maintains library materials.
    • Maintains currency of professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences.  Keeps abreast on trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.
    • Participates in staff meetings and system oriented planning sessions.
    • Maintains records and statistics, as well as prepares associated reports.
    • Directs clerical and part-time staff when the unit supervisor is absent.
    • May be called upon to drive a vehicle or travel on City business as necessary.
    • Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.
    • Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related field from an accredited college or university AND two years professional library experience and demonstrated knowledge and expertise through work experience or education in the relevant area of specialty OR a Bachelor’s Degree in the specialty field AND demonstrated knowledge and expertise through at least three years of work experience in the relevant area of specialty.

Bilingual ability in Armenian, Korean, Spanish or other languages commonly spoken in the community is highly desirable.

Valid Class C California driver’s license.


We are seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication skills for our full-time Adult Services Librarian position at the Central Library. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, technical, and training skills and be willing to work in a sometimes fast paced and often vibrant “all ages” environment. Share your talents and abilities while utilizing your librarian skills for community partnerships, basic to advanced computer training and downloadable Audio and eBook device help for the public. Please complete the required supplemental questionnaire.


Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills preferred.

SALARY RANGES: Librarian I – $59,904 to $74,880 annually
Librarian II – $62,920 to $78,582.40 annually

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. Please include transcript document(s).

The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

Associate Director of the Library

Associate Director of the Library

Santa Fe Preparatory School seeks a full-time librarian eager to inspire students and join a professional, dynamic, and collaborative faculty. We are a diverse learning community dedicated to active inquiry and discourse. Authentic relationships, inclusive and creative pedagogy, and deep content are foundational to our purpose.

Primary job responsibilities include: teaching the library curriculum, working with faculty on classroom projects, creating research guides, managing the inter-library loan program, cataloging and processing materials, performing circulation and reference desk duties, and working with the Director and parent volunteers to ensure a positive learning environment for students grades 7-12.

This is a faculty position. All full-time faculty also lead a community service group, participate in grade-level retreats at the beginning and end of the year, advise a student club, and serve as advisor to 6-10 students per year.

To begin August 14, 2019.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required; MLS and experience at the secondary school level is strongly preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Dina Jansen, Assistant to the Division Heads ( To find out more about the school, candidates are invited to visit our website at