Library Technician III - JaQ

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Library Technician III - JaQ

San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

Job Summary
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Department: LTRC

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range: follow the salary format on the salary schedule
Range:__; $4,966 (Step A) or $5,251 (Step B) Monthly
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date:


Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, perform a variety of highly complex and specialized technical paraprofessional duties related to public service, circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging resources in a community college library.


  • Fully utilize various library related interfaces to provide access to library resources, including but not limited to the circulation, cataloging, acquisition, and report modules of the integrated library system.

  • Using the appropriate module in the integrated library system and/or finance system, coordinate the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of resources and equipment in the library.

  • Conduct catalog maintenance in accordance with library rules and standards.

  • Coordinate operations of assigned area(s).

  • Following standardized library cataloging rules and local cataloging standards acquire and edit permanent catalog records to facilitate identification, access and use of resources. In conjunction with a librarian, create permanent catalog records. Using judgment, interpret and apply appropriate tools and standards necessary for cataloging and classification of library resources.

  • Recruit, interview, train, provide work direction, and evaluate hourly employees (non-classified); prepare employment forms, monitor hours and schedules to ensure coverage of library service desks.

  • Record, tabulate and compile statistics; create, generate, and maintain a variety of detailed statistical records and reports for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Communicate with district personnel, students, other colleges and libraries, vendors, and community members regarding library services, policies, events and resolve issues.

  • Open and close the library as assigned according to established procedures including preparing equipment, securing the library, and locking/unlocking the doors.

  • Maintain assigned area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.

  • Keep current documentation of all processes within assigned area(s).
  • Coordinate inventory implementation and completion, including creating necessary reports.
  • Maintain current qualifications for area(s) of assignment.
  • Monitor, track and analyze assigned budget and provide input to supervisor and/or librarians.
  • Work with integrated library system and various vendors to create processes for record integration.
  • Provide information and assistance to users in accessing library resources and using equipment within the library.
  • Work with assigned supervisor and/or librarians to analyze statistics and identify trends for the continuous improvement of services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. Library Tech III should be able to perform Library Technician I and Library Technician II duties in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Library policies, procedures and practices.
  • Library of Congress classification system.
  • Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic database or any bibliographic utility in current use.
  • Standardized library cataloging rules and local cataloging standards, such as RDA and AACR2.
  • Bibliographic records, such as MARC 21.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, database, and other standard software to create documents, reports, and materials.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Recordkeeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles and practices of training and providing work direction.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Operation of a personal computer.
  • Data entry and retrieval.
  • District organization, operation, policy and objectives.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.

  • Perform complex and technical paraprofessional duties in a community college library.
  • Coordinate operations for an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Perform difficult bibliographic searches and resolve cataloging problems.
  • Participate in the development of library policies, procedures and programs.
  • Operate standard office machines and specialized library equipment.
  • Oversee and participate in the receipt, acquisition, cataloging, distribution, circulation, and utilization of library resources as assigned.
  • Monitor budget for assigned area.
  • Utilize various software packages to enter and retrieve complex data in an efficient and effective manner consistent with requirements of the position.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain current qualifications for area of assignment.
  • Follow department policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
  • Train and provide work direction to student workers.
  • Plan and organize work; meet deadlines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Perform responsible duties in a community college library.

  • Any combination equivalent to: a Library Technician Certificate or Associates Degree AND two years of increasingly responsible experience at the level of a Library Technician II OR five years of increasingly responsible experience at the level of a Library Technician I.

WORKING CONDITIONS: College library environment. Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, and push.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Additional Job Description Information
Application must be completed in one sitting. Incomplete or unsubmitted applications cannot be saved. Be sure you have the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning your application.
List position specific required documents:
  • Complete and current resume/C.V.
  • 1-2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications for this position.

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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Posted: 12/10/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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