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MiraCosta College
  • Position Number: 1168188
  • Location: Oceanside, CA
  • Position Type: Libraries

Library Technician I, Public Services

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Library

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $2,039.25 per month

Working Hours: One regular position, 18 hours per week, 10 months per year (Aug-May), on the Oceanside campus; work schedule Monday through Wednesday, 3:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. The schedule may vary depending on meeting schedule of the ASG. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. To view the MiraCosta College library website, go to

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to

5. Two recent (within the last year), dated letters of recommendation NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Do you have any experience in applying and/or explaining library policies and procedures to patrons? If so, please briefly describe.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of the Dean, Academic Information Services and the Coordinator, Library Operations, offer instructional support to students, faculty and staff by providing access to and instruction in a variety of library resources; provide for the circulation, acquisition and cataloging of library materials; maintain academic reserve collection.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Assist students, staff, faculty, and community members in locating, receiving, and using library resources in a variety of formats ? print, audio-visual and digital. (E)

2. Create reserve room records for instructional resources that faculty require or recommend for classroom assignments; including supplemental course materials in a variety of formats; process instructor provided material and procure library resources requested for academic reserves. Assist instructors with updating open and closed academic reserve material, monitor and revise both the academic reserve database and the physical inventory; provide instructors and information regarding compliance with copyright guidelines for all academic reserve materials. (E)

3. Provide general assistance and directional information to students, faculty and staff; explain library policies and procedures to students, staff, faculty, and community members. (E)

4. Circulate library material according to established procedures; provide password override necessary to perform specific circulation functions.

5. Respond to user incidents with RFID security system alarms.

6. Utilize serials control module to track receipt and process issues of print periodicals according to established procedures. (E)

7. Modify library and institutional user records according to overdue and long overdue circulation policies and procedures; place and clear holds in Student Administration software; place and clear bills in SirsiDynix for lost or damaged library material. (E)

8. Process interlibrary loan lending requests from other institutions via OCLC World Resource Sharing; circulate interlibrary loan borrowing requests; explain interlibrary loan procedures and policies to library users. (E)

9. Provide assistance with and instruction for library equipment including copiers and printers, VCRs, DVD players, mini-DV players, and laserdisc players.

10. Perform a variety of clerical duties including typing, filing and duplicating; answer telephone as needed; provide directional and general information; screen and direct incoming calls to appropriate personnel or department.

11. Create user records for members of the community and reciprocal borrowers from NCHEA institutions; prepare records and reports as directed; distribute information as necessary. (E)

12. Provide work direction to student workers and campus aides.

13. Prepare library for opening and closing, securing public areas, starting equipment, logging into a variety of software programs and related activities. (E)

14. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Plus a possible 2.5% shift differential based on the hours worked. Also included are vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and enrollment in a retirement system.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Associate degree or the equivalent; AND
(To view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions go to d_Positions.pdf.)

2. One year of related work experience.
(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Completion of a certificate for a library technician/technical assistant program. 2. One year of experience working in a public or academic library setting

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 3-9-2018

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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