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Library Technician I (Evenings)

Monterey Peninsula College

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Monterey Peninsula College

Library Technician I (Evenings)

Salary: $21.35 - $23.58 Hourly

Job Type:
Job Number: 2021-00098
Closing: 12/6/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Library


Priority Screening Deadline is December 6th at 11:59 PM
Under the supervision of the administrator assigned to the Library, you will perform a variety of duties associated with library customer service and circulation desk activities such as: circulating library materials; interpreting and applying policies regarding access to the collection and use of library materials; receiving and processing library materials; and providing excellent customer service and support to library patrons.

Example of Duties
Duties and essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Customer Service: Assist library patrons in person, by phone, or through electronic communication; provide information about library programs, services, and resources; answer questions, explain and clarify library policies, resolve problems according to policies and procedures, and communicate resolution.

Circulation: Check library materials in and out; issue library cards; update patron records; collect fees for overdue and lost materials; schedule rooms; inspect incoming materials for damage and need for mending; repair, re-house, and clean library materials; provide notification and follow up on overdue materials; keep statistics on circulation activities; maintain a clean and organized circulation desk environment, and refresh supplies.

Reserves: Receive and perform physical processing of library reserves.

Inter-Library Loans: Notify reciprocal libraries of delinquencies and to renew checkouts; communicate status of requests to patrons.

Acquisitions: Receive and enter periodicals through Integrated Library systems for acquisitions; conduct collection inventory; process and prepare new library material for use; update local library systems to reflect new, replacement, or withdrawn library material.

General Operations: Assist with opening and closing the Library and securing the building; assist with maintenance of library stacks, dust, shift and re-shelve library materials and collections; update library signage; assist with library displays, programming, and special events; maintain accurate and up-to-date library records and files.

Diversity: Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the diverse
academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, religious, sexual
orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff attending or working on a
community college campus.

Other Duties
  • Maintain a clean and orderly library environment.
  • Participate on committees as required.
  • Assist with orientation, training, and monitoring the work of student assistants.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education, experience and training which would indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed herein. For example, one year of work experience in a library or other customer service environment; some college level courses in Library Science; or experience using current library technologies and software programs in a library or a related field.

Knowledge of: 
  • basic library principles and practices;
  • Library of Congress classification system;
  • current technology/software, online databases and networks relating to library materials and procedures;
  • technical processing of library materials;
  • current technical processing policies relating to library materials;
  • library filing and indexing;
  • circulation and reference sources;
  • current office methods and practices;
  • principles and methods of ordering books, supplies and equipment;
  • a variety of word processing, spreadsheet and/or database programs as needed to fulfill the requirements of the job.

Ability to: perform general library duties including library operations, efficiently use an online library system and Library of Congress classification system; learn and efficiently use current and new library technologies and library software programs as required to fulfill the duties of the job; interact effectively with the public, students, staff, and faculty in situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and finesse; prioritize tasks and do several tasks simultaneously; operate a variety of office machines; use word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, accurately and efficiently as needed; learn and successfully use new software programs as needed to fulfill the requirements of the job; use good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority as delegated; use appropriate and correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation; perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.

Moderate physical effort which may include frequent standing, walking; occasional climbing and reaching, bending, crawling and stooping; pushing and pulling; lifting and handling of medium weight tools and materials up to 35 pounds. Indoor work environment.

Proof of Vaccination
New employees may begin working in their assignments only after the District has received proof that the person is fully vaccinated or an exemption has been approved.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information
Work Schedule
25 hours per week/ 10 months per year

Assigned Shift
A majority of the schedule for this position will be evenings.
The library is open Monday through Saturday; Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed.

Rate of Pay
STEP A ($21.35) - STEP C ($23.58)

How to Apply
Visit and select "classified and other positions." Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to log-in or create a new user account.

Complete all required fields of the application AND :
Attach your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position (.pdf). AND
Attach your resume (.pdf)

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.

Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

For additional information please contact,
Gerardo Cardenas
(831) 645-1392

Conditions of Employment
Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan, Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, and Student Equity Plan. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey
Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.

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