Library Media Technician II

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Library Media Technician II

Salary: $2,929.00 - $3,706.00 Monthly
Job Type: Classified Full Time
Job Number: 2019061203
Closing: 7/3/2019 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Learning Resource Center - Area 6

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) is the home of the Merced College Library. The LRC is committed to providing quality research and instructional resources for Merced College students, faculty and staff. Our big bright library is one of the most dynamic and inviting areas on campus with 64+ computer stations, 12 study rooms, two meeting rooms, a media-viewing room, lots of quiet study space, and a dedicated Library Instruction room. As part of our mission, the Library provides instructional materials and media to support the curriculum of the college and provides for the research and instructional need of our students in collaboration with discipline faculty. The Library Media Technician II will be working with talented faculty librarians and classified professionals, overseen by the Dean of the LRC and Distance Education. This is an exciting time to be a part of community college education, and the Merced College Library is a great place to be.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:
Coordinates, takes a leadership role in, and participates in technical library and audiovisual media duties relating to the acquisition, processing, circulation, evaluation, and organization of the library and/or audiovisual center materials; trains and directs others in performing technical and clerical library-audiovisual functions related to services for faculty, staff, and students; directs and maintains order in public library areas; prioritizes services; and enforces college and library policies and procedures.

Examples of Duties
Essential Functions:
  • Provides technical library and audio visual media leadership in a major service area of the Learning Resources Center including but not limited to the following areas; circulation services; subscription database and periodical collection ordering and maintenance; and materials, book, and media collection ordering and maintenance
  • Prepares and maintains several functions in the automated library system and maintains records in that system
    1. Assists in setting standards and processes for services
    2. Provides direct service to students, staff and faculty and trains, schedules, and oversees the work of staff and student assistants who also provide services
    3. Establishes processes for and oversees, directs and trains others in the collection, recording, and deposit of money
    4. Establishes and maintains information on student obligations and coordinates placement of obligations on student records with the Student Fees Office (including students at the Los Banos campus)
  • Oversees and / or assists in the selection, interviewing, scheduling, training, and oversight of LRC student assistants
  • Establishes parameters for and maintains the relevancy and currency of one or more of the collections, of the Learning Resources Center, including entering and updating information in the automated Library system. These include but are not limited to the following:
    1. instructor reserve collection
    2. records of stolen and damaged materials and media
    3. periodical and subscription database holdings
    4. information book and media collections including input into the national bibliographic database OCLC
  • Prepares and processes orders for books, media, subscription databases, print and online periodicals, supplies and other materials including but not limited to the following activities:
    1. Establishes and maintains files on all active subscriptions and contracts
    2. Establishes and maintains accounting and correspondence records
    3. Establish and maintains order and received files for supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Establishes and maintains accounting and contract records for several library accounts and maintenance contracts
  • Creates, compiles, organizes, and maintains a variety of statistical information necessary to LRC, college, state, and federal reporting and creates reports of such activities through the automated library system
  • Assists the LRC dean, the LRC Technical Manager, the faculty librarians and other staff in providing training and access for students, faculty, and staff to LRC technology and services
  • Develops and implements informational and multicultural displays in public areas and serves as liaison with the faculty and other members of the college community to collaborate on relevant and timely displays
  • Trouble shoots, makes minor repairs and / or referral for repair and maintenance needs of technology and materials and interacts with contractors, technical support, and repair staff to repair and maintain equipment
  • Enforces district and library policies and procedures and supervises public areas of the library
  • Assists in inventory
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Knowledge of:
  • Library and audiovisual technical practices, terminology, and procedures
  • Computer office applications including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Datatel accounting system
  • Automated library systems
  • Book publisher and book vendor policies and procedures
  • Online database vendor policies and procedures
  • Merced College policies and procedures
  • Supervision and training techniques
  • Accounting and bookkeeping principles and methods
  • Business communication including but not limited to the following: letter writing, emailing, telephone communication, faxing
  • Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment
  • Basic computer and printer operations
  • Basic English usage, good grammar, and good punctuation

Ability to:
  • Evaluate situations and appropriately enforce college policies and procedures
  • Schedule, assign, train, and supervise a variety of staff and student workers
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Give and evaluate responses to oral and written directions
  • Type at 40 net words per minute
  • Maintain accurate records including contracts and accounts
  • Operate a variety of equipment
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Communicate with a wide variety of staff and faculty

Typical Qualifications
  • A.A. degree or two years of college studies including classes related to library or information studies or the equivalent of four years of full time experience working in a library and working with an automated library system
  • Four years of increasingly responsible information and/or library-audiovisual technical experience
  • Two years of experience using a network accounting system
  • Two years of experience entering data into and creating reports from an automated library system
  • Experience with ordering and processing information about online databases and full text periodicals
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Supplemental Information
How to Apply: Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career Pages at
  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume
  3. Current typing certificate of a minimum 40 net wpm dated within one year (online typing certificates not accepted).
  4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  5. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

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Posted: 6/13/2019
Application Due: 7/1/2019
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