Professional Development Workshop and Library Tour Friday, November 4

Getting Your Hands on Government Information

Presented by Shari Laster

9:30 am – 2 pm

Government information is all around us, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start looking for it. In this program, we’ll discuss where and how you can get started finding what you need. We’ll also go over free training opportunities, as well as some of the ways to get help when you’re stuck. Come prepared with questions about government information: whether it’s about distribution, discovery, access, or preservation, we’ve got you covered!

For More Information, please view the flier here. Registration is now open at this link.

Job Opening: Part-time Temporary Research Help Desk Librarian at Westmont College

Westmont College

Part-time Temporary Research Help Desk Librarian

Library and Information Services

Position summary: This position will staff the Research Help Desk (Reference Desk) in the afternoons and evenings during the weekdays. Under the supervision of the Library Director this position assists students with their research needs both in person and through phone or email. Currently looking to hire one or two people for 4-10 hours through December 16, 2016.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science, or equivalent experience. Must be familiar with EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and other library databases. Must know how to conduct effective reference interviews. Experience in working a reference desk, preferably in an academic setting.

Essential duties:

  • Assisting patrons in person, on the phone, or through email.
  • Providing research assistance to patrons.
  • Guiding students to the right resources for their research needs.
  • Teaching students information literacy skills including, but not limited to: effective search strategies, evaluation of sources, how to properly cite sources, and source integration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Pay range: $21.00-$27.00 / hour

Apply at:

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.

For more information, please visit:

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: