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.

Director, Library

** Priority Screening Date: 3:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019 **

Open until filled.
Applications submitted after the priority screening may be considered.

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking a dynamic and committed professional to serve as Director of Library Services and provide strategic vision and leadership for the College Library. The MPC Library provides students, staff, faculty, and community users with access to a wide range of resources, programs, and services that support teaching and learning at MPC.

Position Definition:Under the administrative direction of the Dean of Instruction, direct all aspects of Library administration in conformance with appropriate College policies and procedures, including day-to-day operations, long range planning, budget development and fiscal oversight, management and evaluation of assigned faculty and staff, and collaboration with internal and external partners. Work collaboratively with Library faculty and staff to ensure patrons have access to, and use of, Library materials and resources, instruction, programming, and related services. Work collaboratively with other College departments to address issues related to facilities management, technology, safety, and security as they relate to the Library; and oversee special projects and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Possession of a master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Knowledge of, and commitment to teaching and student support; Library standards and practices; Library operations including, but not limited to using/and or managing reference, instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, library outreach, marketing, and special programming; current and emerging technologies used in reference, instruction, and for promoting library services.

Ability to: Work in collaboration with Library faculty and staff to plan, design, and implement comprehensive library programs and services; establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and campus administrators, management, faculty, staff, students, diverse community, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant and trainers, and the public; appropriately supervise and lead reporting employees;  analyze a variety of administrative problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations; research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; prepare and monitor a budget; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; comply with Title V, California Education Code, and Accreditation standards; plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules; exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and records; supervise, train, and evaluate personnel; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; operate computers and their peripherals; use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data; operate a variety of office equipment; use appropriate and correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation; perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry and retrieval from database programs; rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned ; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending and working on a community college campus.


An earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.
The equivalent of at least 2 years of full-time experience working in an academic library.

Demonstrated experience in library management including short term and long term planning; budget management; and hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating staff.

Experience working as an academic librarian.

Knowledge of current library resources, services, and technology to support student learning.

Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively within a diverse campus community.

Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Salary $6,984­ – $8,171 per month. + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits)


Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.


Application Deadline

A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. PST April 26, 2019 to meet the priority screening date. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials online:

A completed District online application, including the required diversity statement and supplemental questions;
cover letter addressing each of the items listed in the Desirable Qualifications;
Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (i.e. a Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s degree). Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant’s expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations on Foreign Transcripts

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions.” Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Elisa Judy
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831-645-1392

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of April 2019.  Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College’s accreditation in June 2018. MPC’s accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016.

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

For Institutional Research: information/institutional-research