Initial Review Date: 11/29/21*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only
be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
$4,939.33 (per month) plus benefits;
Full Salary Range:
$4,939.33- $6,615.55 (per month)
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently
accepting applications for the classified position above. We have
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is
student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by
core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every
member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning
environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and
innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of
our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible,
quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly
educated and socially responsible community that supports an
equitable and just future for California.
Foothill College Mission Statement:
Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and
enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs
and services that empower students to achieve their goals as
members of the workforce, as future students, and as global
citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student
outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by
our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness,
transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College
offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines,
and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.
The faculty and staff of the Library are committed to student
success, by providing a space where students have access to
resources to support their academic and personal growth. The
Library Technician will work directly with students, faculty, and
staff to promote student success and equity. This position will
include, but not be limited to, the following duties: interface
directly with students (in person, by phone, and online) to help
locate/select/circulate library materials and navigate the
library's services; interpret and resolve questions and concerns
regarding library policies and procedures, including liability for
damaged or lost materials; develop and implement processes to
maintain a diverse collection of reserves material, including
electronics; interface with faculty and division deans to identify
and order instructional materials for library reserves; collaborate
with library colleagues to determine and implement library policies
and procedures; develop, write, communicate, and implement
procedures for efficiencies in the circulation/reserves area; use
the library's computer- and web-based systems to maintain records
and generate reports; and recruit, hire, train, and supervise
This position reports to the Dean of Learning Resource Center. The
position is located primarily at the Foothill College main campus
but also includes shifts at the Sunnyvale Center.
Under direction, performs a variety of complex library support
services; provides direct service and assistance to library patrons
by reviewing and resolving issues and concerns; oversees, trains,
schedules, and coordinates the work of student workers; prepares
complex records and reports; and performs related duties as
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from an assigned supervisor or manager.
Exercises no supervision of staff.
This is a journey-level classification that is responsible for
overseeing and performing complex support services for assigned
functional area, as well as providing work direction and training
to student workers. Positions are expected to work independently
and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level
receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual
situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures
and policies of the work unit.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Directs and instructs students and staff at the circulation
desk, reserves, and reference desks and directs library patrons to
appropriate locations and/or staff; responds to difficult and
complex conflict resolution, inquiries, questions, and requests for
information; interprets and applies regulations, policies,
procedures, systems, rules, and precedents in response to inquiries
and concerns from patrons; answers calls and resolves questions and
Directs library patrons in use of library facilities and
equipment including study room, computer lab, online catalog
system, copiers, printers, magazine index, and the internet.
Instructs patrons on the use of a variety of computer hardware,
software, and web-based systems found in the library; evaluates,
responds to, and troubleshoots problems; generates reports and
installs system upgrades as needed.
Recruits, selects, and hires student workers and/or general
assistants; evaluates performance; monitors hours worked and
manages allocated budgets; supervises, trains, and schedules
student workers and/or general assistants to provide adequate
coverage of assigned area of the library; explains performance
standards, policies, and procedures.
Maintains collection of course reserve materials; coordinates
with instructors to identify textbooks and other materials needed;
writes grant for reserve textbook purchases; purchases, processes,
and catalogs materials; manages budget; removes expired items from
the reserve collection.
Updates quarterly Fair Use agreements with instructors who have
course materials on reserve to ensure copyright compliance.
Identifies overdue and damaged materials; determines liability
for damaged materials; resolves billing issues according to
established guidelines; collects and records fees and fines; makes
cash deposits; and submits credit card payments to accounting.
Acquires new print and non-print instructional materials,
including periodicals, by checking for duplication and similar
materials in the current collection before ordering; researching
materials and vendors to determine best prices and terms and
conditions; selecting materials and vendors; and creating
contracts; orders materials and tracks order status; receives
shipments; processes invoices for payment; participates in planning
and monitors budgets; prepares budget reports.
Catalogs and processes new instructional materials; maintains
library catalog; selects, edits, exports, and verifies a matching
bibliographic record using the WorldCat database or creates
original bibliographic record; imports records into the library
Verifies authority headings and classification using Library of
Congress Subject Headings and other necessary resources.
Re-catalogs and reclassify materials as needed; corrects
cataloging errors, call number conflicts, and labeling issues;
deletes records for obsolete items in catalog and removes items
from shelves for processing out of the collection and appropriate
disposal; deletes library holdings for extant copies.
Processes interlibrary loan requests for both lending and
borrowing materials; performs search online; places requests with
participating libraries; notifies patrons about availability of
requested items; receives and distributes requested materials;
processes renewals; and returns borrowed items to lending
Prepares circulating materials for use; prints spine labels;
inserts anti-theft devices; applies labels, label protectors, book
tape, dust jacket covers, laminate, etc.
Manages periodical collection and daily newspaper subscriptions
by receiving, logging, labelling, and checking in magazines and
newspapers and weeding periodical collection annually to reflect
holdings; reviews annual renewal requests from vendors, prepares
invoices, and removes discontinued titles and adds new titles;
files claims for newspapers not delivered.
Assesses damaged books and resource materials; cleans, mends,
covers, and repairs damaged books and other instructional
materials; assists in the discarding of old books and materials
according to established policies and procedures; removes holdings
as appropriate; deletes discarded titles from database as
Processes donation of books or other materials according to
library guidelines; communicates with donors regarding drop off;
Writes procedures and makes recommendations for assigned
service areas; implements library policies and procedures.
Participates in program reviews; researches and provides data
and statistics; makes recommendations on budget needs.
Identifies and reports safety and maintenance concerns; opens
and closes library daily.
Performs a wide variety of library support duties such as
developing signage and flyers, ordering and maintaining office and
other related supplies, and serving on Library, division, and/or
campus-wide committees and governance related meetings.
Operates a computer and related hardware and software for
cataloging and maintaining records; generates statistical reports;
assists others in use of related computer hardware and software as
Maintains accurate and detailed records, verifies accuracy of
information, researches discrepancies, and records
Performs other duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of providing functional direction and
Standard library practices and procedures including
Methods, practices, and techniques of library classification
Database searching techniques.
Principles of training and providing work direction.
Record keeping principles and procedures.
Principles and practices of data collection and report
Arithmetic principles and cash handling.
Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering
effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations,
ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to
assigned area of responsibility.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and
software relevant to work performed.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by
effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff,
including individuals of diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic,
religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for
the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and
cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of
community college students, faculty and staff.
Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of other library
support services personnel.
Train others in proper and safe work procedures.
Assess library patrons' needs and provide accurate
Utilize public library information resources, information
access, technology, and services.
Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes,
regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to
Collect, organize, and prepare data for records and reports;
prepare complex records and reports.
Plan, organize, schedule, assign, train, and review the work of
assigned student workers.
Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and
follow-up on assignments.
Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and
modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the
telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within
general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse
academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural
backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community
college students, faculty and staff.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide
the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college in
library science or a related field, AND four (4) years of
technical experience in a library environment or related
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use
standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read
printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to
communicate in person and over the telephone. Standing in and
walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity
is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer
keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.
Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and
reach to perform assigned duties, as well as push and pull drawers
open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must
possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and
objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels,
controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to
hazardous physical substances.
1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/
the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates
your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse
academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural
backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community
college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be
asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have
influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and
2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills,
and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred
qualifications of this position.
3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee
will not review your application. Items not required (including
reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration,
all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application
and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your
submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions
within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our
“Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Full-Time, Permanent, 11-months per year
As soon as possible upon completion of the
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for
employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee
assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and
basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that
includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to
complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no
later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful
applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to
work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are
the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
To apply, visit https://fhda.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/591?c=fhda