Job Search Dogpile

Where are you looking for Library jobs?

I’ve got an ever-increasing list of places to keep my eye on.  Luckily many of them come to me, either through RSS or job cards. I’m primarily looking on the west coast (no farther from the bay area than about a $100 plane ticket).  I’m searching in public, academic and special libraries , because I have the curse of being interested in everything.

Job Boards and Othersuch

LibGig (they’re on Twitter too)
ALA JobList
CLA Job Bank
(includes Daly City library, City of Alameda Free Library, City of Mountain View)

I Need a Library Job (also a relentless Facebook page)

National Independent School Association Career Center

Craigslist (I have RSS feeds for searches on “librarian,” “library,” and “cheese”)
CalJOBS (To be honest I’m not really looking here, but you have to register if you want to get unemployment.  Has anyone ever found a job from it?)

Job cards (Please note that having a job card at some of these places is a bit like wearing a belt AND suspenders: they will most likely show up on CalOpps or elsewhere)

Alameda County
Berkeley Public Library
Contra Costa County
City of Livermore
City of Oakland
City of Palo Alto
City of Pleasanton
City of Richmond Public Library
Santa Clara County
San Diego County
San Francisco Public Library
City of San Jose
San Mateo County
City of Santa Cruz
Solano County
City of Sunnyvale
Yolo County

There are a few cities that I found which did things a little differently:

City of Los Gatos – couldn’t find a job card or e-notify option.  It’s part of Santa Clara County
City of Hayward – enotify for all city jobs, couldn’t find one for just the library? It’s part of Alameda County.
City of Santa Clara – this is an RSS feed with all city jobs.  They also Twitter!
Where am I missing?
Are you looking anywhere that’s not on the list?

I hate politics but I love voting

Photo: Bain News Service via The Library of Congress at

I hate politics but I love voting!

Normally I vote under the watchful eye of Jesus at the Christian Science Reading Room, but this time I voted at the Buddhist Bookstore.  I never thought of Buddhists as being more commercially-minded than Christians, but there you go. Anyway they are both LITERARY VENUES!

My poll workers were a teenage girl and an older woman.  The teenage girl wanted to try looking up my name in the book, but the older woman didn’t think she was ready yet.  Then I went to the privacy booth.  I used my smartphone to look at my notes about what I wanted to vote for!  I got two choices for some things, and THREE choices for others.  We have ranked choice voting. I used a special marker to make the arrows complete.  It is like taking the SAT only shorter and you have to stand. But YOUR ENTIRE FUTURE still depends on the outcome.

Then I fed my ballot into the machine, chomp chomp, and got a free sticker! I said thank you to everyone and they all gave me big smiles.  I live in a democracy!  We all do our part.

Photo: Lewis Walker, via the Library of Congress at

(Go John Avalos,  Go!)