Librarian - Outreach and Equity (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo
Sep 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Librarian - Outreach and Equity (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014150F

Department: Academic Support & LT SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0126

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: - Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $65,268 up to $81,900 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $74,784 to $87,420 per year.

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders. Skyline College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at Skyline College. The librarian also participates in other essential work areas including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or the equivalent (see below).
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1. Passion and enthusiasm for the role of libraries and librarians in the community college.
2. Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, and effectively multi-task in a dynamic and flexible environment.
3. Strong oral and written communication skills, including engaging presentation skills.
4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
5. Experience developing, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction and other library instruction for face-to-face or online courses.
6. Experience delivering reference and other instructional services in synchronous and asynchronous modalities.
7. Demonstrated experience in implementation and technical support of library electronic resources such as databases, integrated library systems, discovery layers, etc.
8. Knowledge of open educational resources (OER) and other textbook affordability strategies and initiatives.
9. Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating library events and programs.
10. Experience supervising or coordinating paraprofessionals or student employees.
11. Demonstrated ability to write grants, manage projects, and/or coordinate events.
12. Demonstrated ability to assume leadership roles, developing programs, and/or engagement in participatory governance.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and
ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
• American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science.
• Experience with reference, instruction, and collection development for Baccalaureate (BA) degree programs.

Benefits: Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

First Review Date: 10/29/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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