Library Technician


Posting Number: 0001601


Location: Diablo Valley College


Salary: $3,788.00 – $4,615.00 (see special instructions for step placement)


Position Definition:


To perform a wide variety of technical and specialized library clerical duties in a college library.


Distinguishing Characteristics:


Library Assistant – This classification will perform general library clerical duties and receives technical supervision and direction from those in the higher classes.


Library Technician-This classification performs technical duties typically involved in library functions.


Library Technician, Senior – This classification performs more complex duties involved in overseeing a functional area of a library while providing technical supervision and direction to library staff and students.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists students and faculty at circulation desk; charges, discharges and files library materials.

Processes reserve book and inter-library loan requests from students and faculty; locates material; provides information regarding available library materials; answers routine questions.

Maintains overdue and debt file for non-students; collects and records fines for overdue materials; issues receipts for lost library materials and debt payments.

Compiles statistical data; generates computer reports for librarians’ use; files statistical data; compiles end-of semester and end-of-year statistical reports.

Prepares book orders, requisitions, continuing contract orders and library suborders.

Assists in monitoring student budget; maintains accurate records.

Orders, receives and processes library materials.

Maintains and troubleshoots library photocopiers, printers, scanners and other equipment; assists students in proper usage of the machine; arranges for repairs.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:





Two (2) years of library experience in a technical or paraprofessional capacity, preferably in an academic library.



Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college, with major emphasis in library technology preferred but not required, or the equivalent.


Knowledge Of:


Knowledge of:

Basic library science terminology, systems and technology.

Standard library practices and techniques.

Library technical processes and software relating to acquisition and classification of library materials.

Methods and practices of financial record keeping.

Operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the library industry.

Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.


Skill To:




Ability To:


Skill/Ability to:

Perform responsible and complex clerical work with accuracy.

Analyze situations and make decisions on procedural matters without immediate supervision.

Apply basic computer skills to assigned tasks.

Problem-solve and act quickly under difficult situations.

Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports.

Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.

Ability to keyboard with accuracy.

Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful, empathetic, professional manner.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:


• Experience with a Library Services Platform system software (e.g., Alma, Sierra, Worldshare, etc.).

• Experience and willingness to participate in Library marketing and outreach efforts.

• Demonstrated ability to respond to changing needs and priorities with initiative, creativity, and flexibility.

• Experience working independently and overseeing student workers while maintaining a safe and productive environment.

• DVC is dedicated to promoting an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff.


Special Instructions:


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $3,788.00 per month, second step $3,980.00 per month or third step at $4,181.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $4,615.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Contra Costa Community College District is returning to some in-person activities, in a gradual, responsive process that is following all relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Applicants are advised that the Contra Costa Community College District has mandated that District employees will need to be vaccinated, test regularly, or obtain a waiver for religious or medical reasons. For those employees who receive a waiver they will be required to wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment condition is unacceptable to an applicant, they should not apply for consideration.


Job Close Date: 2/14/2022


Open Until Filled: No


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