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 mdriscoll@ucsb.edu

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: http://tinyurl.com/GCLN2015FallRegister

Comments about the 2015 Spring Professional Development Day!

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

Presentations:
“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.

Call for GCLN Scholarship Applications

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 –

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, 2015.

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, Susan Gentry, at oboesue@hotmail.com

Job Opening: Librarian – Systems and Technologies at Santa Barbara City College

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Santa Barbara City College Mission:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery,promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Essential Functions of Position:
Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service and student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and technology innovation makes this a dynamic workplace.

As the technology lead, this position will provide vision, leadership, and support to current and emerging technologies for the library. Primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of library technology infrastructure, including managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; lead in the development and maintenance of online assessment tools and instructional technology.

Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

The complete job posting is available here.

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.

Job Opening: Librarian at Santa Barbara City College

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Santa Barbara City College Mission:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery,promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Essential Functions of Position:
Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a dynamic team environment dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We have a commitment to excellent customer service and student success.

Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; and helping to create and maintain online instructional tools. Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency/library skills, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

The complete job posting is available here.

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.