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Library Technician II, Technical Services

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 5/24/23

Job Description

Library Technician II, Technical Services
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Remote work is possible for 1-2 days per week and is subject to approval after completion of training and depending on the workload. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Remote Work:
MiraCosta College believes that flexible work enables employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. The District offers the opportunity to telework (remote work) for certain positions, depending on the operational needs of the District and the provisions of the telework policy. Probationary and temporary employees are not eligible to telework unless approved by the appropriate vice president. No employee is guaranteed the right to telework. No employee shall be authorized to telework 100% of the time; regular, on-campus presence is expected for all District employees on a weekly basis.

IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: 22
Compensation: Starting at $67,718 per year (range 22, step 1), with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

    • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
    • $100,000 life insurance policy
    • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
    • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
    • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
    • Free and confidential employee assistance program
    • Wellness Program
    • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Tuition fee reimbursement
    • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under direction, oversee, participate in and monitor daily library technical services operations; provide for the acquisition, cataloging, processing and distribution of books and other formats for the library collection; monitor receipt and reconciliation of library collection shipments; verify and process all library acquisition invoices; provide for storage and retrieval of information on various library electronic database systems; and perform duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
The Library Technician II classification is the advanced-level classification in this series. Incumbents in Technical Services are assigned specific responsibilities related to the acquisition, cataloging and distribution of material in the library collection. Incumbents provide reconciliation, verification and processing of library collection material shipments and invoices; catalog library material with adherence to established AACR2 rules and standards; work with a variety of electronic databases and cataloging web interfaces and assist in the maintenance of data integrity within the integrated library system database. Incumbents train and provide work direction to assigned classified personnel and student workers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Acquire, organize, catalog and distribute printed, digital and media items into the library collection for students, staff, faculty and community members’ use at all district sites.

2. Collaborate with Purchasing department staff to establish blanket purchase orders for authorized title vendors, standing order material and contractual agreements for library collection services; annually review and edit library collection blanket purchase orders; notify purchasing staff and vendors of any changes to annual subscriptions and purchase orders; prepare purchase requests for additional direct order print and audio-visual material, informational database systems and technical services library supplies; communicate with vendors regarding accounts, materials and payments.

3. Verify, reconcile and provide account codes for library material invoices; collaborate with Accounts Payable staff to ensure accurate and timely invoice payment; identify and resolve inconsistencies between material shipments and associated invoices; contact vendors as necessary; create and maintain annual expenditure spreadsheet of library material received and invoices; advise Collection Development Librarian of expenditures.

4. Utilize client/server software to export/import, manage, edit and update bibliographic MARC records from a variety of electronic databases into the automated library system; apply authority control for Library of Congress subject headings; search, match and generate bibliographic MARC records within the library system; edit data as needed to reflect local institutional holdings.

5. Identify and forward original cataloging material to Technical Services Librarian for completion of cataloging process; assist in the determination of placement, genre and classification of library material within the collection.

6. Monitor purchased and leased material ordered for all sites and received at the Oceanside campus library; oversee maintenance of accurate receipt records of purchased and leased material; monitor lease material callback and return process.

7. Monitor and provide quality control for the physical processing of library material; verify for accuracy, proper work methods and compliance with established library policies and procedures; identify and oversee corrections.

8. Interview and recommend for hire Technical Services student workers and temporary classified workers; select volunteers in collaboration with the Manager, Library Operations; coordinate work schedules; train and provide work direction for Technical Services staff members; create, edit and run timesheet reports as designated.

9. Explain Technical Services policies and procedures to staff and faculty; assist Public Services staff with Technical Services functions as needed; provide support for Public Services staff at the circulation desk as needed.

Other Duties:
1. Create and maintain a variety of records and reports; maintain acquisition and withdrawal statistics; distribute information as necessary; maintain vendor files with purchasing, account and customer services information.

2. Assess damaged library material to determine extent of damage, appropriate method of repair or necessity of withdrawal; collaborate with Collection Development Librarian on the replacement evaluation and ordering process; oversee and review physical repairs of material to be returned to collection.

3. Recall, withdraw and delete designated library material and oversee physical removal of district property identification; create, maintain, and monitor a variety of automated withdrawal reports; monitor deletion of library database records and oversee OCLC holdings deletion.

4. Participate in the development and implementation of Technical Services policies and procedures in collaboration with the Technical Services Librarian and the Coordinator, Library Operations; maintain and revise the library procedures manual in collaboration with other staff.

5. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Library of Congress Classification System.

2. ANSCR Classification System.

3. MARC 21 bibliographic record structure.

4. AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules.

5. OCLC Connexions web interface.

6. OCLC PromptCat.

7. Current ExLibris software.

8. RFID technology.

9. Library technical services policies and procedures.

10. Library acquisitions procedures.

11. Microsoft Office Suite software including Word, Excel and Outlook.

12. Online Fiscal Services software packages.

13. Academic library policies and procedures.

14. Library information technology.

15. Academic copyright compliance guidelines.

16. Audio-visual equipment.

17. Telephone techniques and etiquette.

18. Recordkeeping and filing techniques.

19. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

20. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability To:
1. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of procedural situations.

2. Perform technical duties related to ExLibris and OCLC functions to acquire, catalog, and
process new library material, gather statistics, generate reports and monitor library material withdrawals.

3. Establish work priorities, schedules and timelines.

4. Order, receive and process a variety of library material.

5. Maintain library database, prepare reports and maintain files.

6. Utilize online Fiscal Services databases to request library material.

7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

8. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

9. Operate a computer and standard business software.

10. Maintain compliance with access to district data and information systems.

11. Resolve conflicts and solve problems in a professional manner.

12. Train and provide work direction to assigned classified staff and student workers.

13. Assist students and others in the use of library material and equipment.

14. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

15. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, and three (3) years of directly related work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience with the following:
    • Library of Congress Classification System
    • MARC 21 bibliographic record structure
    • OCLC interface
    • ExLibris Alma cloud-based ILS
    • RFID technology

Licenses & Other Requirements:
Library Technology Certificate preferred.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts 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.

Subject to frequent bending, lifting, pushing, climbing and/or carrying of light to moderately heavy materials weighing up to 35 pounds; moderate to heavy repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus occasionally, as-needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other individuals from diverse backgrounds or to work alone; ability to communicate personally by phone and in writing with students, staff and faculty on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily a library environment; occasional to frequent contact with and interruptions by indivi-duals in person, by phone or email; intermittent exposure to individuals who act in a disagree-able fashion; may be required to work at any district location during day and/or evening hours including occasional weekends on an as-needed basis.

Posting Number: S22/23038P
Human Resources Contact Information: or [Register to View]
Job Close Date: 2/21/2023
Open Until Filled: No
First Screening Date:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta College’s Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals –

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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Oceanside, California, United States
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...