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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LIBRARY TECHNICIAN II Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District - El Cajon

By Chris Rogers posted 12-21-2019 21:59



San Diego County - Grossmont College

      Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

      The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

      The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

      Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
      Application Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

      NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

      Department: Learning & Technology Resource Center (LTRC)

      Location: Grossmont College

      Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

      Work hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Hours may vary

      Shift Differential: None

      Starting Salary Range: CL-28; $3,315 (Step A) or $3,505 (Step B) monthly

      Based on experience

      Anticipated Start Date: April, 2020

Job Description

      Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical duties related to public service, circulation, and cataloging resources in a community college library.

  • Fully utilize various library related interfaces to provide access to library resources, including but not limited to the circulation, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and reserves modules of the integrated library system.
  • Acquire, create, and edit temporary catalog records and import and edit permanent catalog records provided from vendors to make library resources accessible to users following the library rules, standards, and established procedures.
  • Use the appropriate module in the integrated library system to conduct general catalog maintenance including withdrawing items, resolving missing and lost and paid issues, updating authority records, and performing regular inventories of the collection(s). Utilize the library related interfaces to update library holdings.
  • Conduct physical resource maintenance including repairing and processing library resources.
  • Maintain function of assigned area(s) including a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.
  • Provide information and assistance to users in accessing library resources and in the operation of equipment within the library.
  • Communicate with district personnel, students, other colleges and libraries, vendors, and community members regarding library services, policies, issues, and events.
  • Open and close the library as assigned according to established procedures including preparing equipment, securing the library, and locking/unlocking the doors.

  • Recruit, interview, train, provide work direction, and evaluate hourly employees (non-classified); prepare employment forms, monitor hours and schedules to ensure coverage of library service desks.
  • Prepare a variety of written materials including correspondence, memoranda, forms, and maintain statistical reports. Keep current documentation of all processes within assigned area(s).
  • Participate in regular inventory and weeding as directed; update the catalog to accurately reflect the library's holdings.
  • Maintain current qualifications for area(s) of assignment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned, including all Library Technician I duties.

  • Library policies, procedures and practices.
  • Library of Congress classification system.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Recordkeeping techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other standard software to create documents, reports, and materials.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Data entry and retrieval.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operation of a personal computer.

  • Perform responsible duties in a community college library.
  • Perform complex and technical clerical duties in a library.
  • Assist in the circulation, distribution and utilization of library resources as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Learn book repair and mending techniques.
  • Train and provide work direction to student workers.
  • Operate standard office machines and specialized library equipment.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Maintain current qualifications for area of assignment.
  • Plan and organize work; meet deadlines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: two years of college-level course work with specialized training in library science OR two years of full time equivalent library experience with increasing responsibility.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Library environment. Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, and push.

    Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    Additional Information
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    1) Resume/CV
    2) Cover Letter: In no more than 2 pages, address how you meet the requirements of the position INCLUDE answering the following 2 questions:

    a) What is your philosophy on customer service? And give an example of how you exhibit this in the workplace.

    b) Give an example of a time you were part of a team. What was your role, and what did you contribute to your team?

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    The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

    The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

    The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.
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