Job description

Orange Coast College



Job# 8-O-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/22/19


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Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Library Science commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary Librarian assignment involves the OCC Library Instructional and Outreach programs. This assignment also includes, but is not limited to, program development, reference instruction, collection development, Instructional lectures and workshops, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development. 

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, or hybrid, and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work in the Library. 


The Library Science Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, fewer than 1% are Native American, 31% are White, and 6% identify as multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students" and new faculty also receive training monthly as a cohort in the New Faculty Academy. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic-serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized and/or disenfranchised students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).


The campus Library at Orange Coast College serves students bound for transfer,  enrolled in career and technical programs, community members enrolled for personal enrichment, and our college faculty and staff.   We provide in-depth instruction via individualized one-shot instruction sessions as well as open-entry information literacy workshops. Students may also choose to enroll in our Library 100 class, an in-depth examination of library resources.  The Division promotes information competency across campus and throughout every division and student demographic. 


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reference, Library instruction, collection development, and other related duties as required.

• Instructional program management and scheduling.

• Instruction in information literacy through one-shot classes and workshops.

• Library outreach via physical, web, blog, and a variety of social media platforms.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. We subscribe to the ALA Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes and reference sessions unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned; engage in collegial collaboration with a dynamic team of Librarians, staff, and administrators.

• The assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours.


Qualifications and Physical Demands


• Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (3):

1. Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR

2. Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science, library and information science; 

3. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Evidence of responsiveness to, and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.



Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Library Science shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

• Experience or in-depth knowledge of community college library instruction techniques and trends.

• Experience or in-depth knowledge of scheduling instruction and reference desk coverage.

• Experience or in-depth knowledge working with various stakeholders across the college campus.

• Experience or in-depth knowledge promoting the library or providing library outreach via the web, blog, and social media platforms.

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.

• Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, and relational, practices to more effectively engage and support racially minority students.

• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity.

• Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students both on and off-campus

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.






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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually