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Library Technician (Recruiting for 2 Positions)

Gavilan College

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Library Technician

Recruiting for Two Positions

Posting Closing Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Full-Time 12-month Position (1.0 FTE)
40 hours per week plus benefits

Classified Salary Schedule, Track 10
(Currently: $21.22 - $26.31 per hour)

About Gavilan:
Located in the heart of California between San Jose and Monterey, Gavilan Colleges main campus in Gilroy
serves a diverse student population in a beautiful, park-like setting. In addition, we have campus centers located
in Hollister, San Martin, and South San Jose, which offer students a variety of courses and programs. Our
community recently voted to pass Measure X, a bond to renovate the main campus and build a full-service
campus in Hollister. Gavilan is proud to meet the needs of our growing community, offering high-quality
education in more than 70 transfer-related fields and over 30 industry-relevant career pathways; in 2020-21, we
awarded more than 600 Associate Degrees and 797 career education certificates.

Gavilan College, a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 58% Latinx student population, is committed to
achieving educational equity for all students. We work to provide students with a rich and relevant learning
experience that emphasizes student engagement in and out of the classroom, encouraging students of all ethnic
and socioeconomic backgrounds to realize their goals and become socially responsible leaders. When you join
our team at Gavilan College, you will become part of an innovative and equity-focused community that
approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff,
administration, students, and community partners.

Gavilan College fosters justice, equity, diversity and inclusion through its Principles of Community. As a
member of the Gavilan College community, you will join us in valuing the worth and dignity of every person,
the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the principles of democratic citizenship. All Gavilan employees
strive to maintain these ideals in an environment of inclusiveness and mutual respect. We live these shared
Principles of Community and work collaboratively to serve as a model of an exemplary, student-centered
community-serving college.

Ideal Candidate:
Gavilan College is committed to recruiting individuals that embody our Principles of Community by:

  • actively demonstrating a commitment to embracing and celebrating diversity;
  • committing to collaboration, effective communication and the development of strong working
  • promoting purposeful inclusion of all groups and the free exchange of ideas in a respectful, trusting
and considerate environment; and
  • demonstrating commitment to a college which prioritizes equity in resource allocation.

The ideal candidate for this position is an equity-minded individual who understands the importance of holding

ourselves accountable for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices. Gavilan strives
to attract candidates who view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility and
who are able to reframe inequities as a problem of practice. The ideal candidate understands the mission and
purpose of the library and demonstrates a commitment to student-centered practices, effective cross campus
collaboration, purposeful service to the community and culturally responsive practices.

The ideal candidate will be accurate, detail-oriented, and self-directed. They will also possess strong
organizational and time management skills and an ability to evaluate situations in context of the big picture. The
individual will be able to support team members in a positive and professional manner. Experience in library
circulation and support, preferably in an academic library, is highly desirable, as is knowledge of library
employees ethical practices related to the privacy and autonomy of its patrons. Experience operating library
systems platform software to accomplish routine library operations is also preferred.

The Position:
Are you interested in creating an exceptional educational environment for students who are part of a dynamic,
inclusive community? If you see yourself as a professional who empowers students of diverse backgrounds to
reach their potential through innovative, structural change, we invite you to apply for the Library Technician
position. At Gavilan College, we welcome your commitment to fostering a learning environment where
resources are devoted to developing opportunities for students to break barriers and thrive as scholars and
community members.

Under general supervision, to perform library circulation and public contact work; to provide patron services
including check-out, return, cash handling and basic informational services; and to perform related duties as

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Library Technician is the experienced level class of this series, fully competent to perform a wide range of
circulation, public contact, and library service support duties; and is distinguished from the Senior Library
Technician in that the latter performs technical library support services in a specialized area. Incumbents
exercise some independence of judgment in the application of library policies and performance of patron
services and are expected to handle some technical reference or advisory service questions.

Essential Duties: The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however,
employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each
employee in the job title.

  • Sets up circulation desk for daily activities; prepares cash drawer and desk supplies;
  • Checks library books and materials in and out; explains library circulation policies and
procedures to students and faculty; registers and issues library cards;
  • Assists students and staff with specialized library equipment and databases;
  • Maintains stacks; replaces returned books on shelves and scans shelves to find out of
sequence books;
  • Calculates and collects fines and other charges for overdue, lost or damaged books, and for
the copy machine;
  • Records and balances daily receipts;
  • Coordinates interlibrary lending and borrowing activities within consortiums and at state
and national levels; processes document delivery requests and interlibrary loan transactions;
  • Assists library paraprofessional and professional staff and refers difficult or unusual
problems to appropriate supervisory or professional staff members;
  • R esponds to patron requests for information and materials and refers technical or reference
questions to appropriate staff members;
  • Receives, verifies and releases materials for reserve requests;
  • Receives returned books and materials according to established procedures;


  • Opens and closes the library for business each day;
  • Trains and oversees the work of student workers;
  • Maintains data bases of information regarding, for example, collections and library
  • Prepares a variety of periodic and special library processing and activities reports;
  • Maintains records and files related to the library services activities and projects; assists in a

variety of assigned special projects and services.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent

  • General library services, practices, procedures, terminology and equipment.
  • Library public desk etiquette and methods of providing information.
  • Specialized library data base systems and on-line resources.
  • Business arithmetic including percentages and decimals.
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Use of standard office equipment including computers.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Making accurate arithmetic computations to determine library overdue fees and cash balances.
  • Making sound judgments and decisions within established guidelines.
  • Interpreting and applying library procedures and rules.
  • Performing office support work, including typing and filing.
  • Operating word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Training and overseeing student workers.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of
  • the work, including college students.

Other Requirements:
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

Illustrative Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent

Graduation from high school and one year of experience in a library or educational setting involving
public information duties.

Physical Characteristics: The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:

Climbing, reaching, stooping, and kneeling to shelve books and locate materials; lifting and carrying up to 35
pounds; manual dexterity to operate keyboards and other library equipment; speech and hearing to communicate
with library patrons; vision sufficient to read computer screens and fine text. This work is performed indoors in
a library environment

The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to
successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applica tion Process:
To be considered for this excellent opportunity the following items are required to be received by the CCC
Registry no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 through the following CCC Registry website:

1. CCC Registry online application (all sections are required to be completed, Education, Employment

History, Professional References, General Information, and Diversity Statement). Apply at
www.cccregistry.org *

2. Cover letter detailing qualifications and experience*
3. Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae or Resume*

  • Denotes application materials that are required for full consideration.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are required to compile summary data on applicants. We are requesting
your assistance in providing the information on the personal and ethnicity section of your CCC Registry profile.
The completion of the questionnaire is voluntary. The form will remain in the Human Resources department
and will be kept confidential and separate from all hiring documents. It will not be forwarded to those making
employment decisions.

If you have questions related to the CCC Registry or technical aspects regarding submitting application
materials on the CCC Registry website, please contact the CCC Registry directly at registry@yosemite.edu or
call (800)245-4157.

Please make sure to contact the CCC Registry at (800)245-4157 AFTER you have applied for this job to
verbally confirm that your application materials were submitted correctly and that your application is included
in this recruitment.

If you have a verifiable disability and require accommodation to complete the application process, please
contact the Human Resources Office at (408) 852-2823.

Please be aware, the District does not reimburse for expenses related to the recruitment process.


G avilan Joint Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the
basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age,
gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition,
physical or mental disability and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws. Applicants who
require accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact the Human Resources
Office at (408) 852-2823 for assistance.

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