Job Opening: Instruction Coordinator at UCSB Library

Library Instruction Program Coordinator

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

The UCSB Library seeks dynamic, highly motivated candidates with passion for information literacy to apply for the position of Library Instruction Program Coordinator.


Reporting to the Head of Reference Services, the Library Instruction Program Coordinator plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the UCSB Library’s instruction program. The instruction program includes a multi-section credit-bearing library research course offered throughout the academic year, and a robust information literacy partnership with the UCSB Writing Program, and is well-poised to expand. The program coordinator also provides support to Subject Librarians with instructional roles.

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Job Opening: Senior Librarian at the Santa Barbara Public Library

Are you a results-oriented librarian who embraces collaboration and innovation? Do you have a record of leveraging technology and teamwork to meet customer needs? If the answer is “Yes,” then read on.

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking a Senior Librarian to coordinate and supervise operations primarily at the City Library branches with supporting activities for the County branches within the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) system. The position requires strong and proven leadership skills, prior collaborative work experience in libraries, and forward-thinking technological vision and skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced supervisor with a history of working with vendors, colleagues, and internal staff to deliver services that anticipate and exceed expectations. A sample of supervisory responsibilities include: training assigned employees, supporting employee development, recommending and assisting in the implementation of Library goals and objectives, establishing schedules and implementing policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will also bring experience in “digital leadership”. This position will ensure functional technological environments for the Santa Barbara Public Library and incorporate emerging technology and technical services trends into strategies which foster the mission of the Department. Additional responsibilities include overseeing digital circulation functions for the system, online collection development and evaluation, project management, and serving as liaison to vendors and community groups as needed.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with strong leadership skills and experience, gained through hands-on work in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative library environment.

Availability to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

See this web page for further details:

Job Opening: Two Librarian positions at Westmont College

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for two Library positions.

After redefining some of our current librarian positions we now have two librarian positions open. Both open positions will be part of our liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular departments. Other duties for each position will include a variety of other tasks. Please see the Job Description for more details about the requirements and the Westmont Human Resources page for more details on how to apply.

You are encouraged to apply and/or pass along this announcement to qualified candidates.

Job Opening: Westmont College Information Literacy Librarian

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for the position of Information Literacy Librarian.

This position is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of information literacy andleading all library related instructional initiatives including research services. Responsibilities include overseeing the library’s information literacy program by creating goals, developing projects, and determining appropriate assessment measures. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular departments.

You are encouraged to apply, and/or pass along this announcement to qualified candidates.

Call for GCLN Scholarship Applications

The Gold Coast Library Network (GCLN) is excited to let you know that we are providing scholarships this year. We will be offering two $400 scholarships:

  • One to a library school student to assist with educational expenses or conference attendance
  • One to an employee working in a GCLN library to assist with their professional development

Information about the scholarships, eligibility, and the application form can be found on the Scholarships page. Applications are due by March 31, 2016.

Please apply or encourage others you know who are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.

If you have any questions contact the GCLN Chair, Margaret Driscoll, at

Job Posting: Director of Library and Information Services, Westmont College

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Libraryand Information Services. 
The Director oversees the library program, supervises the library staff, and participates actively in the academic life of the college. The Director is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the Westmont CollegeLibrary and for providing a wide range of library services necessary to support the academic program and its students, faculty and staff. 
For more details and how to apply, see the full position description: 


Register for the Fall Professional Development Day!

Join your regional library colleagues at California State University Channel Islands. Our guest facilitators, Margaret Driscoll and Ryan George, will lead you in a motivational and introspective workshop entitled “YOU are the Goal!: Career & Individual Development Planning.” Bring your own experiences, goals and questions, spend time thinking about your skills and passions, and take away new ideas for reaching your own personal goals. The event will include a tour of the John Spoor Broome Library after lunch.

Event Date & Time: Friday, November 13, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: John Spoor Broome Library, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo

John Spoor Broome Library Website

Program Schedule:
9:30 a.m. : Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:00 a.m. : Workshop
12:00 p.m. : Catered Luncheon
1:00 p.m. : Tour of the John Spoor Broome Library

Download the flier: GCLN Fall2015 Flier New

Registration Fees:

  • Library Staff  $25
  • Students  $10

Breakfast items, lunch AND parking! are included in registration.

Register here:

Comments about the 2015 Spring Professional Development Day!

“Great Annual meeting. Everything was so interesting. Perfect amount of information.”

“I had attended one other workshop on handling disruptive/difficult people. I had thought this would basically be a repeat of that but in fact there was lots of material in it that was fresh and useful.”

“Both speakers were excellent, dynamic, and helpful. They were well organized and had very important things to share.”

Venue (Santa Barbara Mission Archives-Museum):
“It was a very special venue, and a huge privilege to tour the archives and museum. The tour was very informative and fascinating.”

“Fascinating. I knew nothing about the Mission library, and was thrilled to have a chance to see some of its treasures.”

Register for the 2015 GLCN Annual Meeting and Spring Professional Development Day 2015

Join your regional library colleagues at the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library. Our guest speaker, Susan Berk, will present “Strategies for Handling Difficult and Disruptive Behaviors” and will be joined by Sgt. Warren Holtke from the Santa Barbara Police Department for his unique viewpoint. Bring your own experiences and questions, engage with our speakers, and take away new ideas to help serve your communities! The event will include a tour of the Mission Archive Library after lunch.

Event Date & Time: Friday, April 24, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara

Hostess: Monica Orozco, Ph.D., Director, 805 682-4713 ext. 152

Mission Archive-Library Website.

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m. : Registration and Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m. : Welcome and Annual Meeting
10:15 a.m. : Presentations and discussion
12:00 p.m. : Luncheon (sandwiches and salads from Panino)
1:00 p.m. : Tour of Mission Archive Library

Download the flier.

Breakfast items and lunch are included in registration.

Directions to Santa Barbara Mission Archive

    From the south:

  • Take US-101 toward Santa Barbara.
  • Take the Garden St/Laguna St exit (Exit 96B)
  • Keep left to take the Garden St ramp
  • Turn right onto Garden St
  • Turn right onto E Los Olivos Str
  • Take the first left onto Laguna St — The Mission is on the left.
    From the north:

  • Take US-101 toward Santa Barbara
  • Take the Mission St exit (Exit 99)
  • Turn left onto W Mission St
  • Turn left onto State St
  • Turn Right onto E Los Olivos St
  • Take the first left onto Laguna St — The Mission is on the left.

REGISTRATION: Online Form to Register and Select Luncheon Choice. Feel free to indicate that you’re interested in making carpooling arrangements with librarians in your area.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2015

SUSAN BERK has on outstanding reputation for helping libraries and other public agencies develop techniques for improving customer service even during times of tremendous change that may include cutting back on services and having to bring their customers “bad news”. Susan has worked extensively on re-engineering service systems, service scripting, setting library service standards, continuous quality improvement, managing service, and implementing customer focused service improvements.
Susan has gained national recognition for her work with major corporations, hospitals, small business, HMO’s, cities, government agencies, education, non-profit boards of directors, and professional associations. Her experience, insight and humor have made her a sought after speaker. Her appointments have included: Chairperson of the L.A. County Quality and Productivity Investment Board; Pepperdine University Alumni Board; Board of Directors for the Foundation for Effective Government; 1st Vice-chair of the Quality & Productivity Commission for L.A. County; Board of Directors for the HELP Group; Planning Committee of the American Diabetes Association; Los Angeles County Economy and Efficiency Commission.
Susan received her master’s degree from Pepperdine University and her Bachelors degree from UCLA. She has directed her own successful consulting firm for over twenty years, designing timely, reality-based systems and programs for her clients. She has written four books on healthcare reform and continuous quality improvement for the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. She has coordinated the Women’s Business and Management Programs at UCLA Extension, and served as adviser to the Hotel and Restaurant Management programs at Loyola Marymount University. She has served as faculty for both the bachelors and masters management programs for the University of Redlands, and has been a guest lecturer for UCLA, USC, Cal State L.A., and Pepperdine University.