About the Program

The Diablo Valley College Library Technology Program trains students to work as paraprofessionals in libraries and information centers. We offer an Associates of Science degree (AS), and a Certificate. The program is currently on hiatus while undergoing curriculum review, with a planned restart date of January, 2017.

The program usually takes about two years to complete; students may begin the program at any point in the academic year. Most classes are offered on evenings and Saturdays to accommodate the schedules of working students. The courses offered have historically included an introduction to library technology; technical and access services; acquisitions; research skills; cataloging; reference services; and storytelling. Courses on school libraries and media centers, and digitization skills for libraries, are now under development.

For more information, please visit the program information on DVC’s  website, Library Technology Program, or contact the library at 925-969-2588.

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Library Clerk – San Jose/Santa Clara, CA

Where: Ledesma Elementary – Oak Grove School District, San Jose Santa Clara County, CA

What: To perform a variety of technical and clerical duties involving circulation, reference and record keeping activities within a school library and to act as a prime resource person regarding materials available. This job class is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an on-site library and requires a variety of specialized and technical skills, organizational skills, as well as creativeness, initiative and independent judgment.

Required Skills of Note: Related job experience

Job Posted: 8/17/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/23/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

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Library Media Specialist – Contra Costa County, CA

Where: West Contra Costa County School District, Ca

What: Under the supervision of a librarian; to assist in supervising a library media center at a school; to assist students in the interpretation and completion of assigned studies or use of the library; and to do related work as required.

Required Skills of Note: Two years (60 units) in an accredited college or university OR 6 college level credits in Library Science and two years experience working in a library. Need to pass the District’s Computer Exam

Job Posted: 8/16/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/30/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

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Library Media Center Assistant – Santa Clara, Ca

Where: Laurelwood Santa Clara Unified School District – Santa Clara, Ca

What: Under the direction of an Elementary School Principal and the Specialist for District Library Services, assist in providing library services in an assigned elementary school library/media center; check books and materials in and out at the circulation desk; shelve library materials; provide literature enrichment activities; assist students and staff in the selection of library materials; assure students and teachers have access to library materials for classes, assignments, and recreational reading; implement the District’s plan for the acquisition of library skills and library orientation; train and provide work direction to student helpers and parent volunteers.

Required Skills of Note: Candidate must be a high school graduate with one year clerical or instructional experience working with children in an organized setting. Some experience in a library or media center environment is preferred. Candidate with knowledge of basic library practices, procedures and terminology, the Dewey Decimal system and card/computer cataloging system, library reference materials and sources, as well as knowledge of filing, indexing and inventory procedures is preferred.

Job Posted: 8/15/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/22/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

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Circulation Coordinator- Turlock, CA

Where: California State University – Turlock, CA

What: Under the general supervision of the Dean of Library Services, and the day to day lead direction of the Librarian, the Circulation Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the University Library’s Circulation unit and the functions performed by a team of circulation staff, which includes library services specialists and student assistants. The incumbent in this position reports to and works under the direction of the supervisory librarian. The Circulation Coordinator leads the circulation staff team in the performance of a broad range of user services, stacks, and collections maintenance functions.

Required Skills of Note: Two to three years of related library and/or user services experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education
Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification.

Job Posted: 8/16/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/30/2017

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Archvist, Ethnic Studies Library – Berkeley, CA

Where: UC Berkeley- Ethnic Studies Library, Ca

What: The Ethnic Studies Library is recruiting for a 50% FTE Library Professional 4 to serve as Archivist in a career position. Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Archivist will accession and process archival materials, including born-digital and digitized items; assess multiple complex collections; prioritize collections to be processed in consultation with Librarians; determine long-term and short-term work plans, arrangement, description, and housing needs. Will train and supervise student staff. On grant-funded projects will assist Librarians in writing grant applications, participate in hiring professional and student employees, supervise and train such project employees, create timelines and work plans for processing, assist in monitoring budgets, and provide projections for staffing and supplies costs. In addition, will create finding aids according to national standards; will determine preservation needs for archival collections, select and order appropriate tools and supplies, and meet with conservation experts for complex or unusual problems. Will perform full original cataloging for complex archive collections. Furthermore, will design and set up exhibits on the walls of the library to fulfill educational and promotional functions of the archives collections.

Required Skills of Note:

  • Experience processing analog and digital archival materials.
  • Experience working on a team using a digital asset management system.
  • Experience in archival description and authoring of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids.
  • Familiarity with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit or similar archival data management system.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


Job Posted: 8/17/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/31/2017

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Instructional Assistant/ Library Media Technician – Santa Clara County, CA

Where: Campbell Union School District – Santa Clara County, CA

What: Under the direction of the Principal, perform a variety of technical library duties in the acquisition, circulation, maintenance and distribution of textbooks, library books and instructional materials; assist students and teachers in the selection, location and use of library materials and equipment.

Required Skills of Note: Graduation from high school or equivalent required. Special Qualifications upon hire for positions at a school site that is supported by Title I funds pursuant to the “Basic Skills for Paraprofessionals”: Complete at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education (college level) OR Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree OR Meet (pass) an assessment that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in teaching reading, writing, and mathematics OR reading, writing, and mathematics readiness.

Job Posted: 8/11/2017

First Review Deadline: 8/17/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

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Map Librarian/Equipment Manager – San Francisco, CA

Where: San Francisco State University, CA

What: Maintain and facilitate access to Geography & Environment Department resources and Map Library (i.e. field equipment, maps, imagery, agency reports and documents). Access online/digital and paper maps for students and faculty. Assist in maintaining department website. Other job duty areas: computing and technology equipment assistance, Colloquia/speaker series, assist in organizing and maintaining department research labs, research/order new equipment, general Map Library management. The incumbent will report to the Chair of the Geography & Environment Department.

Required Skills of Note: Basic equipment maintenance skills, or inclination to learn on the job. Interest in taking an active role in department activities, programs and supporting the student population. Self-motivated and ability to maintain a flexible workflow.

Job Posted: 08/12/2017

First Review Deadline: Open Until Filled

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