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Library Technician

companySouthwestern Community College District
locationChula Vista, CA 91910, USA
PublishedPublished: 11/17/2023
Full Time

Library Technician

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: Main Campus: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Library

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under direction of the Supervisor of Library Services (or designee) oversee and perform routine library support functions; plans, coordinates, and oversees projects in periodicals and technical services; provide technical assistance to students, faculty, and the public in identifying and locating material resources; provide assistance in the use of Library equipment and computers; work with and provide guidance to student workers. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Oversee and participate in the operations of periodical and journal subscriptions; maintain the Periodicals collection; order subscriptions; process deliveries; maintain shelving; provide assistance to students, faculty and staff in obtaining Periodical materials.
  2. Design, write, operate, and maintain various Periodicals databases, including spreadsheets and the library's Library Services Platform (LSP); provide staff and students access to a catalog of the periodicals collection and to enable computerized check-out/check-in services.
  3. Plan, coordinate and oversee inventory of periodicals; inventory and maintain periodical holdings and bibliographic item records.
  4. Collect and deposit the Library pay-for-print system revenues; operate and maintain the photocopier and printing vending service; collect, count, and deposit money; maintain records.
  5. Operate and troubleshoot a variety of Library equipment including computers, printers, photocopiers, and multifunction printers, and scanners.
  6. Maintain updated holdings information pertaining to periodicals print and electronic collection; update vendor provided electronic database holdings lists as needed; update Web page holdings list as needed.
  7. Ensures that money drawers are sufficiently prepared with change each day; secures cash drawers at closing; calculates and prepares deposit forms; makes periodic deposits following established procedures.
  8. Provides assistance to patrons at the circulation desk; circulates library materials; assists patrons in the use of photocopiers and other library equipment; lifts and places holds on student records; generates new and maintains existing library patron records; answers phones and email inquiries, directing reference and research questions to the appropriate Librarian.
  9. Process intra-District library and interlibrary loan requests following established procedures; processes interlibrary loan lending requests from other institutions; explains interlibrary loan proce­dures and policies to library users; processes and circulates borrowed materials; fills requests from other libraries, ensuring adherence to copyright compliance guidelines for all inter­library loan requests; processes fees; notifies reciprocal libraries of delinquencies; tracks and invoices lost materials.
  10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Principles, practices, procedures, and terminology of a college library.
  2. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  3. Principles, practices, and terminology used in the operation, use, care, and troubleshoot a variety of equipment including computers, photocopiers, vending devices, and a wide variety of library equipment.
  4. Basic methods and techniques used in troubleshooting various computer hardware and software application problems.
  5. Basic principles of database management.
  6. Record-keeping and bookkeeping techniques.
  7. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  8. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.


  1. Maintain and operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  2. Operate and troubleshoot microcomputers, computer terminals, servers, and related peripherals.
  3. Use library classification and cataloging techniques.
  4. Instruct and assist students in proper operation and use of computers, photocopiers, and printing system.
  5. Oversee and participate in the physical maintenance of the Periodicals collection.
  6. Work independently with little direction.
  7. Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
  8. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  9. Maintain records and files, both hard copy and computer.
  10. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:Equivalent to two (2) years of college level coursework in library science AND Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in ordering, receiving, processing, and circulation of library materials including experience with integrated library systems.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

Range 22, Steps 1-7, $4,951.86-$6,268.93 plus 2.5% shift differential. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department, additional evening and weekend hours may be required. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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Required skills

  • Cataloging
  • Library Experience
  • File Management
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