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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-06
Req: R0003440
Job Description:


The Librarian’s primary responsibility is to provide circulation, reference services and library instruction to the Pacific Oaks academic community.   Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Library Services, the Librarian serves as the first point of contact to the Library, manages day to day operations of the library, provides reference services to patrons, and responds to general information requests received by the campus Library.  The individual will be responsible for the library’s information literacy program through orientations, library instruction classes and creating subject or course specific library guides.  The Librarian is able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse campus population while also collaborating with faculty and staff.

This position is located in Pasadena and requires evening and weekend coverage along with travel to the College’s off-site instructional sites in Southern and Northern California.  The Librarian reports directly to the Assistant Director of Library Services.


  • Manage the circulation operations of the library, including checking library materials in and out, registering new users, shelving books, and basic electronic reserve processing
  • Process interlibrary loan requests
  • Manage and oversee the hiring, training and scheduling of student employees.  Provide reference and APA citation services to students
  • Design, implement, and maintain web based tools and services (tutorials, research guides, etc.) that meet the needs of the campus community based on departmental goals and objectives
  • Participate in relevant committees and interdepartmental activities to meet the needs of library objectives
  • Collect, manage, and evaluate library statistical information for assessment projects
  • Oversee collection development duties such as ordering, receiving, processing, cataloging and routing of new monographic materials within the budget set by the Assistant Director of Library Services
  •  Develop and conduct library and information literacy instruction to students, faculty and staff in both course-related instruction and subject-specific workshops on campus, virtually, and at the instructional sites off campus
  • Develop and conduct library orientations to the campus community at all modalities
  • Provide support services and products that promote distance education in cooperation with other library and college personnel
  • Point of contact for developing interdepartmental initiatives with academic and library objects in mind to assess, determine and implement student success programs
  • Promote library services and resources to users; visit instructional sites and promote library usage (some travel required)
  • Provide support services to all distance learners (including our Northern California site, off-site cohorts, and online students) by interacting with students,  answering questions and providing instruction
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strategic Planning, including data analysis, benchmarking and continued research in library field and development
  • Excellent interpersonal  and supervisory Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to maintain professional relationships in an academic setting with diverse patron groups
  • Ability to create and design web-based content for communication and outreach of library services and products
  • Recommended experience with CANVAS, LibGuides, Koha and OCLC Connexion
  • Able to facilitate and develop training, orientations, and similar presentations to various groups
  • Advanced knowledge of library information systems
  • Demonstrate a helpful, knowledgeable, and consultative approach to assisting a variety of library visitors including students, faculty, and staff
  • Reference and instruction knowledge and experience providing instruction and library support services to off-site and online students
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and move books


  • Masters in Library or Library Information Sciences degree (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA accredited program required
  • Possess advanced computer skills, especially in MS Office
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an academic library
  • Familiar with OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and copy cataloging
  • Must be able to travel to instructional sites throughout the greater LA area and the San Jose campus in Northern California

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




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Posted: 5/7/2019
Application Due: 8/5/2019
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