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Library Technician I (COF)

Kern Community College District

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Library Technician I (COF)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $2,977.53 - $4,207.17 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00223

Location: BC - Shafter (Shafter Learning Center and High School), CA

Department: Library

Basic Function
This position is contingent on funding.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical library work including processing and cataloging new printed and non-printed library materials, preparing bibliographies and processing interlibrary loans; assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources.


The Library Technician I performs a variety of technical duties such as processing and cataloging new printed and non-printed library materials, preparing bibliographies and processing interlibrary loans. The Library Technician II performs a variety of technical duties in addition to planning, assigning and reviewing the work of student assistants and assigned staff. Incumbents are also assigned to perform more complex work related to acquisition and reference services.

Representative Duties
Process print and non-print materials for introduction into the library materials collection, including cataloging, preparing acquisitions in the on-line card catalog, typing and verifying labels and pockets and affixing identification labels to materials.

Assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources; review and assist in the maintenance of the library web site; respond to patron requests for library materials, services and information; instruct and aid patrons.

Oversee and participate in circulation activities; check in and prepare materials for return to the circulating collection; register new patrons and new library cards for existing patrons; send overdue notices; collect fines and clear accounts; record statistics of library usage.

Evaluate and maintain library materials; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding or discarding; assess need for replacement or repair; mend and bind materials as needed.

Prepare a variety of records and lists for the library including subject bibliographies, acquisition lists and circulations lists; assist in maintaining the card catalog including filing and pulling catalog cards for books being included or withdrawn.

Coordinate public service activities; prioritize needs; evaluate, develop and maintain circulation procedures and practices; plan and develop procedural changes in public service, vertical file and reserve policies.

Plan, prioritize, assign, oversee and review the work of student assistants and assigned staff involved in the processing of library materials at the circulation desk and in the binding of materials; assist in the training of student assistants and assigned staff.

Participate in maintaining database of materials; correct and update data; communicate with faculty regarding reserve materials and policies.

Search and verify interlibrary loan requests; prepare interlibrary loan activity records, reports and logs; contact patrons when materials arrive.

Select, maintain and evaluate the vertical file collection; purchase pamphlet material and correspond with vendors.

Identify and recommend current and retrospective acquisition needs; research indices of books available in print for library acquisitions.

Prepare purchase orders for new library materials; maintain and update computer listing of materials on order; trade materials from initial order to receipt of materials.

Maintain inventory of office supplies; requisition office supplies as needed.

Participate in the annual inventory of library periodicals and book collections.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: Associate degree with course work in library science, liberal arts, the humanities or a related field and one year of increasingly responsible clerical and technical library experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Knowledge and Abilities
Modern library methods, procedures, tools and technology.
Library classification systems and cataloging techniques.
Procedures and methods of computerized databases.
Location of library materials.
Reference sources and supplies.
Operation of a variety of equipment, including an intercom system, library security system and a microfilm reader.
Methods of training and providing work direction to others.
Operation of standard office equipment, including a computer and data entry techniques.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Basic inventory techniques.
Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Oral and written communication skills.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic math.

Perform a variety of technical and clerical library work.
Use and explain library classification system and cataloging techniques.
Assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources.
Train and provide work direction to others.
Plan and organize work.
Operate a computer terminal and enter data.
Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Operate a variety of equipment including an intercom system, library security systems and a microfilm reader.
Make routine math calculations.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

SALARY RANGE$2,977.53 - $4,207.17 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 3,128.27 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by December 14, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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