Library Assistant II

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Classification TitleLibrary Assistant II Position Information

Job TitleLibrary Assistant IIPosition NumberCCC880LocationCypress CollegeDepartmentLibrary/Learning Resource Center & Distance EdPercentage of Employment 100%Months of Employment 12 Months Per YearWork ScheduleMonday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)About Us:

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Cypress College truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 best Community Colleges report by Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

College employees are guided by the four core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.

Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at .

What We Offer:Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for performing technical professional library duties in one or more of the following areas: acquisition, on-line search, cataloging, circulation, distribution and utilization of library resources; and providing specialized assistance to students, faculty, and other patrons regarding library resources.

Essential Functions

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description

Provides technical assistance and instruction to students, faculty and other library patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog, references and general library collections at Circulation, Reference and Public Service Desks; conducts bibliographic searches and recommends other sources of information as appropriate.

Performs daily operations procedures such as unlocking and locking entrances, collecting fees and balancing cash register; charges and discharges library materials.

Assists and performs a variety of functions related to the acquisition of materials, receiving of all books and periodicals, circulation of materials, and cataloging and referencing (including inter-library loans).

Assists in the processing of library materials; evaluate and maintain orderliness of shelved materials; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding, repairing or discarding; clean and repair materials as required.

Troubleshoots and assures proper maintenance of library materials and equipment.

Assists with the review of on-line public access catalog entries to assure quality control; investigates conflicts and errors to achieve conformance with on-line Library of Congress authority files and other established library reference authorities and assists in maintaining and verifying the accuracy and integrity of library databases.

Develops and maintains specialized on-line procedures manuals; documents and reports problem areas and draft procedure statements to recommend appropriate changes.

Plans, develops and maintains the college archive collections and reserve collection; organizes bibliographic files utilizing appropriate archival preservation techniques; maintains, repairs and updates various library materials.

Trains and provides work direction and guidance to others as directed.

Prepares and maintains various reports and records including inventory, library budget, statistical information, vendor files, shelf lists, etc.

Performs a variety of public relations duties including representing the library on professional and community groups, conducting library tours and arranging exhibits, and publicity releases.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps; active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and events.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Working Relationships

The Library Assistant II maintains frequent contact with various District departments, vendors, students, faculty, and other patrons of the library.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and practices

Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system

Knowledge of on-line bibliographic databases

Knowledge of cataloging rules and standards

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

Knowledge of various computer software applications

Knowledge of record-keeping techniques

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment

Ability to perform complex and technical paraprofessional duties in a community college library

Ability to develop and maintain the college archive and oral history collections

Ability to organize and monitor the workflow in an assigned area of the library

Ability to work and interact with the public

Ability to work independently and with little direction

Ability to review situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as calculator, computer, copier, etc.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to conduct research using a variety of computerized research tools

Ability to train and direct the work of others

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements

Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED supplemented by a minimum of fifteen (15) semester units of college-level course work;

Minimum two (2) years technical and clerical library experience.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with customer service.

Six (6) months or more experience with library inventory and shelf maintenance.

One (1) year or more of experience training or supervising staff.

College-level course work in library science/technology.

Experience working in a college or university library.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Demonstrated experience ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in a library setting.

Working Conditions

College library environment; subject to standing, lifting (up to 25 lbs. unassisted), standing, bending, stooping and pushing, repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range$4,541 - $5,504 Per Month (includes 5% shift differential)Number of Vacancies1 Posting Detail Information

Posting Number2015379POpen Date10/16/2019Close Date11/06/2019Special Instructions Summary

This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED supplemented by a minimum of fifteen (15) semester units of college-level course work?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum two (2) full time years of technical and clerical library experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your experience, training, and/or education which demonstrates your understanding and sensitivity to diversity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Can you provide proof, if hired, that you are eligible to work in the United States (NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CalJOBS
    • CCC Registry
    • ChronicleVitae
    • Community College Faculty Job Summit
    • Diverse Education
    • EDJOIN
    • Employee Referral
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • InsideHigherEd
    • LinkedIn
    • NOCCCD Website
    • Other (List Below)
  6. Other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (may be unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree




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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 11/6/2019
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