Torrance, California
$62,452 - $85,780 depending on education and experience
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College



Req: A1617-036

Division: Learning Resources

Extended Closing Date: 5/01/2017


Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic



Administers the information technology systems in the library; maintains and customizes the integrated library system (Innovative’s Sierra) including all modules utilized in the ECC Library (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Serials, OPAC, and Course Reserves), as well as patron upload processes, web access management (WAM), library proxy services for remote access authentication; oversees the cataloging and processing of materials in the technical services department including the development of policies and procedures related to these functions, and directs work of classified support staff. Updates Library websites; spearheads digital initiatives; works collaboratively with library and information technology staff; gathers, generates, & maintains library statistical reports; and collaborates in development of online resources. Provides vision and leadership that reflects current needs and anticipates future technology trends in the evolving library and information environment. Participates in Reference Desk duties and in conducting library orientations/workshops as needed. Other duties as assigned.


Candidates selected for an interview will prepare a 10 minute presentation on an assigned topic.

Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.  



Master's degree in library science; library and information science; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required as stated above must complete the supplemental page of the district application and explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college credential in appropriate subject (per California Education Code 87355 issued prior to July 1, 1990); AND

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.



An American Library Association accredited Master's degree preferred.

Two years of recent professional experience as a librarian, with an emphasis on maintenance and development of systems and emerging technologies in a college or university learning resources setting; or a specialization in information systems or library integrated systems in a Master's degree library science or library and information science program.

Thorough knowledge of online databases and other electronic resources, PC application software, database management, computer management, wireless applications, and course management systems.

Proficiency in web programming and scripting languages/authoring tools including HTML, open source, web site design and management.

Familiarity with current trends and issues related to libraries, technology, and cataloging (MARC, RDA, etc.).

Strong problem-solving and collaborative skills; evidence of excellent written and oral communications skills.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: Please keep your response between 150 - 300 words. 

What current trends related to Systems Development/Cataloging may have a future impact on community college libraries and student success?

Describe strategies you have used to collegially and collaboratively work within a Systems Development/Cataloging team? Please provide a recent example of successful application of these strategies.

What are some examples of improvements to library processes and/or procedures you have recently implemented?



Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, beginning August 24, 2017. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



The starting salary ranges from $62,452 - $85,780 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. 


Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement. 


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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