Librarian (Research & Instruction)

Job description

Irvine Valley College


Librarian (Research & Instruction) (One or More)

Job Close Date: 03/04/2019


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide in-person and virtual reference instruction and information service to students, faculty, staff and the college community. Prepare, develop, and deliver instruction to students, faculty and staff in the use of information resources and technologies in various modalities (including individual, classroom, online, etc.). Prepares online and physical instructional materials, including handouts, videos and LibGuides. Develop and assess student learning outcomes for library services and instruction. Review and select print and electronic materials for library acquisition. Serve as a faculty liaison to assigned schools. Develop and participate in the library’s outreach services. Serve on college committees and participate in college‐wide governance. Maintain current knowledge in the subject‐matter area and in effective teaching/learning strategies; maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. Assignment may include evening and/or weekend hours. Participate in general faculty functions in relation to the educational program, in‐service programs and professional development.



Minimum Qualifications:    

The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR the equivalent from an accredited college or university; OR

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

3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 above. (Applicants making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).


Experience Required:

• Minimum of two (2) years recent professional experience in an academic library (preferably in community college), with an emphasis on library instruction and evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; OR

•    For recent library school graduates with experience in teaching, a specialization in academic librarianship and evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:


•    Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy best practices in strategies, methodologies, and practice within academic libraries

•    Knowledge of current research methods including both print and electronic resources

•    Knowledge of current technology applications relevant to library services and instruction 

•    Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills for multiple audiences 

•    MLIS or MLS from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.

•    Experience in reference and instruction services in an academic library to a diverse patron community. 

•    Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and collegially with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

•    Knowledge of current instruction pedagogy involving student engagement through active learning and in conjunction with established student learning outcomes

•    Demonstrated ability and interest in new programming initiatives and outreach in an academic setting

•    Excellent demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple ongoing projects

•    Experience with assessment of information literacy and library instruction services

•    Demonstrable knowledge of educational resources OERs, open access, or digital instructional materials 

•    Experience as a liaison with college divisions to develop collaborative, productive relationships with faculty

•    Knowledge of library collection development 

•    Excellent demonstrated analytical, project management, and pro-active problem solving skills

•    Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

•    Experience participating and serving in campus governance 

•    Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and apply skills quickly

•    Adept at handling multiple responsibilities

•    Demonstrated commitment to student success and quality service


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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Posted: 1/15/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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