Learning Resources Technician II

Fremont, Alameda County
Aug 06, 2014

Ohlone College

Learning Resources Technician II

Posting Number:
Close Date: 09/02/2014

Ideal Candidate Statement:
The ideal candidate for this position will:
• Be a dedicated, enthusiastic individual who will provide excellent customer service and communication that supports faculty, staff, and student success;
• Be able to meet and exceed goals in a team-oriented, forward-looking, academic and community-centered organization;
• Provide support to a wide range of services, including but not limited to: providing assistance with maintaining library patron services; managing circulation and inventory of all library materials including technology equipment, print, media and future items as needed; and training/tutoring individual users and groups, students, faculty and staff in the use of print & online library materials, including course content materials within the Ohlone Course Management System.
• Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;
• The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary
Under direction of the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Technology or assigned manager, this position will be responsible to perform a variety of para-professional library duties including those related to public services at the library circulation desk and to library automation and technical processing; to provide administrative support to supervisory and management staff and participate in overseeing the overall operation of the Learning Resources Center (LRC); and to provide general information and assistance to library patrons. May be required to work evenings and weekends, work assignment includes all District campuses and sites; location assignments other than District campuses and sites may be required.

Exercise functional and technical supervision over student workers.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
• Customer service skills at a Library Circulation Desk.
• Databases, library automation systems, public access systems, and computer skills.
• Principles of supervision and training.
• Principles and standards of basic library material selection; library and media terminology; materials and services available in academic libraries.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers, the Internet, and other Web tools.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematical and statistical principles.

Skills to:
• Operate a variety of modern library equipment including computers, MS Office, Web 2.0 technologies, and content management systems.
• Operate the on-line library catalog, the Internet, and other Web tools, including bibliographical and circulation system databases.

Ability to:
• Establish, foster, and maintain a high level of customer service and working relationships at a Library Circulation Desk.
• Perform technical and paraprofessional library tasks including basic reference services, technical processing, and acquisition.
• Make sound decisions regarding library classifications, acquisition, and processing operations.
• Read, interpret, and apply technical library materials.
• Assist library patrons in response to basic and routine reference and related library questions.
• Learn and correctly interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the function to which assigned.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Be sensitive to, and have an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college personnel and students.
• Adapt to changing environments, plan, and initiate action.

Specified positions must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:
• Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, reach, twist, and lift 25 lbs.

Essential Duties
The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

• Assist in the supervision and operation of the Learning Commons area.
• Assist in the supervision of operations the LRC’s public service units, especially the Library Circulation Desk: manage circulation and inventory of all library materials including technology equipment, print, media and future items as needed. Register new student patrons and load computerized student records; assume responsibility for faculty reserve items; oversee the processing of overdue materials; collect fines, and respond to complaints about fines, serve as the first point of contact for students, staff, and faculty.
• Supervise student employees in carrying out the overall public and technical functions of the library: assist in hiring student employees and develop, coordinate, and maintain student work schedules; train student employees in work methods, techniques, and the use of equipment; verify work of assigned student employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
• Assist library patrons: demonstrate the use of on-line library catalogs and other library materials and equipment; research routine reference questions; refer library patrons to librarians or staff as appropriate.
• Interpret and explain District and LRC programs, policies and procedures to staff, students, and the public.
• Train/tutor individual users and groups, students, faculty and staff in the use of print and online library materials.
• Review faculty and librarian’s requests for printed materials; verify ¬utilizing bibliographic sources; process acquisitions of materials using automated system.
• Receive and process all materials received by the LRC; audit invoices for goods and services received; approve invoices for payment.
• Assist in the routine cataloging and maintenance of library acquisitions: search and catalog books using on-line bibliographic utility; maintain library database and review for accuracy; oversee or perform physical processing of materials, perform and report collection maintenance shelf-reading activities.
• Organize and maintain library periodical collections: oversee or perform check-in, processing and claiming of periodicals.
• Assist in the supervision and operation of the library’s technical processing functions: operate system modules and associated peripheral equipment necessary to support an automated library; assist library staff and patrons in using the library’s automation system and other computer-related equipment.
• Interpret and monitor system modules for cataloging, acquisitions, circulation and periodical work stations; instruct and assist library staff in utilizing integrated library system (ILS).
• Fulfill inter-LRC and other interlibrary loan requests.
• Prepare computer reports; purge system files as required; assist other staff with the preparation and distribution of computer reports.
• Contact and coordinate with vendors for necessary support services.
• Monitor and order public and technical services supplies.
• Compare price, service and discounts in the selection of vendors; prepare purchase orders and invoices.
• Participate in monitoring LRC budget accounts for instructional supplies, books, equipment, conference/travel, memberships, and related items.
• Participate in the compilation of daily, monthly and yearly library activity reports and statistics relating to assigned functions.
• Develop, coordinate, and manage schedules for meeting rooms, study rooms, and classrooms.
• Recommend goals and objectives; attend meetings to assist in maintenance and development of library practices, policies, and procedures; follow library service goals outlined in current Master Plan to continually improve library services as defined by the district.
• Keep up to date with changing technologies within the scope of work.
• Participate in the work of all LRC areas and functions as necessary.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Education and Experience
ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Education: A Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent with major coursework in library science or a related field.

Experience: Three years of technical and clerical library experience.

Salary Range: Range 34: $3703.00-$4701.00 monthly, $44,439-$56,408 annually

To apply, please visit: https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/14392

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986: Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement: A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary: The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.