Position Title | Library Technician
Special Instructions to Applicants | In addition to your resume and cover-letter, please make sure to answer the supplemental questions below.
Please note: This is currently a 50% position. Depending on funding, additional hours might be available.
Our Vision for Social Justice | We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.
The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions.
Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.
The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.
If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.
Recruitment Type: | Temporary/Hourly Assignment (Internal and External applicants)
Location | Contra Costa College
Posting Number | 0001694
# of Openings | 1
Range | 48
Salary | $21.86 per hour
Position Status | Temporary
Overtime Status | Non-Exempt (eligible)
Position | Part-Time
If temporary, employment duration: | N/A
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week | 20
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours | | Fall and Spring: Monday through Thursday, 3PM-8PM or 4AM-8PM & Fri. 10AM-2PM
Shift Differential % | N/A
# of Months | 12 months
Non-work Periods: | N/A
EEO Job Category | Clerical/Secretarial
Employee Group | Classified
Department | C8010-Library
Position Definition | To perform a wide variety of technical and specialized library clerical duties in a college library.
Distinguishing Characteristics | Library Assistant – This classification will perform general library clerical duties and receives technical supervision and direction from those in the higher classes.
Library Technician-This classification performs technical duties typically involved in library functions.
Library Technician, Senior – This classification performs more complex duties involved in overseeing a functional area of a library while providing technical supervision and direction to library staff and students.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions | Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists students and faculty at circulation desk; charges, discharges and files library materials.
Processes reserve book and inter-library loan requests from students and faculty; locates material; provides information regarding available library materials; answers routine questions.
Maintains overdue and debt file for non-students; collects and records fines for overdue materials; issues receipts for lost library materials and debt payments.
Compiles statistical data; generates computer reports for librarians’ use; files statistical data; compiles end-of semester and end-of-year statistical reports.
Prepares book orders, requisitions, continuing contract orders and library suborders.
Assists in monitoring student budget; maintains accurate records.
Orders, receives and processes library materials.
Maintains and troubleshoots library photocopiers, printers, scanners and other equipment; assists students in proper usage of the machine; arranges for repairs.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience | EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years of library experience in a technical or paraprofessional capacity, preferably in an academic library.
EDUCATION/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college, with major emphasis in library technology preferred but not required, or the equivalent.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of | Knowledge of:
Basic library science terminology, systems and technology.
Standard library practices and techniques.
Library technical processes and software relating to acquisition and classification of library materials.
Methods and practices of financial record keeping.
Operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the library industry.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Minimum Qualification-Skill To | N/A
Minimum Qualification-Ability To | Skill/Ability to:
Perform responsible and complex clerical work with accuracy.
Analyze situations and make decisions on procedural matters without immediate supervision.
Apply basic computer skills to assigned tasks.
Problem-solve and act quickly under difficult situations.
Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports.
Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Ability to keyboard with accuracy.
Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful, empathetic, professional manner.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.
Desirable Qualifications | Experience working in an academic library (any college or university library setting) circulation desk.
Job Open Date: | 06/21/2022
Job Close Date: |
Open Until Filled | Yes
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement: | In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.
About Us | About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.