Library/Multi Media Services Technician

Job Description

Library/Multi Media Services Technician

Department: Library/Learning Resource Center
Category: Technical
Posted: 8/20/2014
Closing Date: 9/10/2014

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 37-hour per week, 12 month position supporting the Library and reporting to the Dean, Academic Affairs. The desired start date is November, 2014. The successful candidate must pass a Department of Justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before the start date.

Work Schedule;
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

• The starting salary is $3,055 per month (range 20, $3,055 to $3,713 per month on the classified bargaining unit salary schedule).
• Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.

Under supervision of the Dean, Academic Affairs, performs a wide range of responsible technical library, multimedia, duties related to provision of service in a computer-based information center/library and open access computer laboratory setting; supports instruction as assigned.

The incumbent with minimal supervision assumes responsibility for a variety of technical library/multimedia tasks. The incumbent must have basic knowledge of library print and electronic information resources as well as the ability to manage on-line circulation, serials, acquisition, and cataloging operations. Incumbents are delegated a substantial amount of administrative detail and non-routine work with a high degree of visibility and contact with faculty, students, and members of the public. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for work within a functional area of learning resources, such as circulation, cataloging, or student computer facilities. The incumbent works with students, faculty, staff and members of the community in support of successful learning.

1. Provides library support services to faculty, staff ,students and community members using standard print and electronic resources to answer basic reference questions in person and electronically.
2. Performs technical work involved in the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of print and electronic resources including computer programs.
3. Maintains computer-based electronic resources.
4. Maintains library’s online database records; compiles statistical reports from the database.
5. Orients students (individually or in class sections) to learning resources and instructs students in the use of computers and other resources to access information or to operate basic computer programs maintained in learning resources.
6. Recommends for hire, trains and supervises student employees. Performs routine clerical operations related to operations, including cashiering, overdue records, reserved materials files, scheduling of student access computers, preparation of reports, student time sheets, and other reports as requested.
7. Performs routine clerical duties related to operations, including cashiering, overdue records, reserved materials files, scheduling of student access computers, preparation of reports, student time sheets, and other reports.
8. Participates in planning, designing, and maintaining learning resources public service areas to ensure a supportive, friendly, functional service environment.
9. Assists in coordination of learning resource services operations.
10. Assesses and reports computer malfunctions and perform daily routine maintenance, if necessary.
11. Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge of:
Basic library/multi media terminology and technical processes such as acquisition, cataloging,
circulation, and maintenance of reserve material files;
Basic computer operations including installation of programs and equipment trouble-shooting,
and familiarity with Windows environment and Microsoft Office;
Stand-alone and remote information services and indexes;
General office practices and procedures;
Library reference service and computer instructional techniques.

Ability to:
Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions, including the application of technical
manuals for computers, computer programs, and the library’s on-line circulation system;
Operate personal computers in a network environment, office machines, and audio
visual equipment and instruct others in the operation of same;
Interpret Learning Resource guidelines, maintain order in public areas, and generally model an
appropriate public relations demeanor;
Conduct a standard reference interview with students, faculty, staff and members of the
community to ascertain information needs;
Successfully handle inquiries from media and the public regarding events and programs.

An associate degree in library science or comparable library/media technician program, and two years of responsible library/media experience is preferred. Applicants should possess two or more years of experience with operation of computers using a Windows-based environment and Microsoft Office and its applications.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Strength: medium work; lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, pushing and/or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five pounds.
Work requires standing for prolonged periods of time.

Special Qualification:
A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with physical and learning disabilities.

A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014:
• Signed district application for classified positions
• A current and complete resume
• Transcripts (copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications may not be submitted by email.

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3378 or 3338
(805) 922-9196


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Job Snapshot

Other Pay 0
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Education
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 0001235163-04
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Library/Multi Media Services Technician

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