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Spring 2018 Professional Development Day: Registration Has Closed!

Please join us for our Spring 2018 Professional Development Day!

  • Topic: Lessons Learned—Reflection of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslides
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018 9am-1pm
  • Where: SAGE Medical Library, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Featuring a round table discussion with guest speakers including:
    • Yoli McGlinchey, Emergency Services Manager for the City of SB
    • James Caesar, UCSB Campus Emergency Manager
    • Dave Kujan, UCSB Library Building Operations Manager
    • Mary Logue, Westmont College Librarian 
  • Cost: $15 for librarians and $10 for library staff and students
  • Link to register (now closed): tinyurl.com/y94hsf86
    • Registration Deadline: 4/9/18

Job Posting: Librarian III with Oxnard Public Library

The City of Oxnard’s Library is seeking an experienced Librarian III with professional background in Support/Technical Services to be a part of the Library’s Leadership team. Ideal candidates will possess an excellent understanding of Library functions, have strong technical and leadership skills, and provide excellent customer service.

Apply on the Careers website!

Job Openings: Electronic Resources Librarian & Liaison Librarian at Westmont College

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for an Electronic Resources Librarian.

This position designs, maintains, manages, and assesses the Library’s online presence including the Library website and maintains the remote and on-campus access to all electronic resources. The position is also 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.

We are interested in both experienced librarians and those who are just starting out in the profession and are eager to learn.

Please see the Job Description for more details and the Westmont Human Resources page on how to apply.


Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for a Liaison Librarian.

This position is 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. Along with being a liaison to three to four assigned academic departments this position will also focus on outreach and services to our off-campus, transfer, and first year students.

We are interested in both experienced librarians and those who are just starting out in the profession and are eager to learn.

Please see the Job Description for more details and the Westmont Human Resources page on how to apply.

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: http://webapps.westmont.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/employagreement.woa/wa/hr