Librarian (One or More)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Classification Title Link to job brochure: Click here for a Job Brochure Job Category: Full-Time Faculty Job Close Date: 03/25/2019 Open Until Filled No Initial Screening Date Position ID: P0001515 Job Opening ID: REQ8049 Position Title: Librarian (One or More) Department Library Services (SC-059-087) Term: 10 Months/Year Salary Schedule Link: Pay Basis: Monthly % of Range: 100 Hours per week: 36 Receives benefits: Yes Location: 20-Saddleback College Classification Benefits: Position-Specific Benefits: 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 outreach and equity; or
• For recent library school graduates, a specialization in library instruction and/or academic librarianship.
• 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 to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
• Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OERs), open access, or digital instructional materials.
• Knowledge of copyright, permissions, fair use and appropriate attribution of CC Licensed materials.
• Demonstrated ability and commitment to reduce equity gaps and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
• Degree from an A.L.A. accredited college or university.
• Knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing active learning activities.
• Knowledge of information competency instruction, in person and online.
• Knowledge of print and electronic information resources and services.
• Familiarity with contemporary issues and trends pertaining to libraries and technology.
• Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, faculty, and administrators.
• Knowledge of current technology applications relevant to library services and instruction.
• Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills for multiple audiences.
• Experience in reference and instruction services in an academic library to a diverse patron community.
• Advocacy for Outreach/Equity through professional development, including attending events, conferences, and participating in social media platforms.
• Commitment to student-centered library services.
• Ability to use and adapt to a range of technologies/software

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Saddleback College is seeking a self-motivated and energetic librarian to collaborate across the college that is responsive to student equity and faculty needs and promotes new models for student success. The candidate should demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our mission and vision. All librarians perform multiple roles including public service, user instruction and coordination of the operational area, as well as other professional responsibilities in the library and in the college.
• Provide in-person and online reference, research assistance, and instruction to students and faculty.
• Participate in collection development activities through the assessment, selection and deselection of materials for print and electronic resources.
• Participate in college‐wide activities.
• Assist with the creation of new LibGuides, and with the review and maintenance of the existing LibGuides.
• Support the college-wide effort in OER adoption.
• Serve on college committees and/or workgroups relating to Pathways, OER, and Student Equity and Achievement Planning (SEAP).
• Act as a liaison between the library and faculty and staff in instructional divisions and administrative units on matters related to equity.
• Maintain current knowledge in the subject‐matter.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Participate in general faculty functions in relation to the educational program, in‐service programs and professional development.
• Work collaboratively and collegially with other full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators to meet students’ needs.
• Assignment may include evening and/or weekend hours.

Additional Position Information: Additional Classification Information: Contractual Duties and Responsibilities: Assignment Type: Full Time, Tenure Track Permanent link to posting Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Transcript 4
  4. Transcript 5
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Other Doc
  8. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1
  9. License or Certificate
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I meet at least one of the following criteria. Select only one: NOTE: If degree is NOT CONFERRED, then select the last item.
    • I have a Master’s degree in library science, library and information science from an accredited university or college;
    • I have a Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).
    • I do not meet any of the above Minimum Qualifications. I am REQUIRED to complete the following seven (7) EQUIVALENCY questions showing a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent of the first item above.
  2. Equivalency Question #1:List all academic preparation that should be considered to determine equivalency. Please be specific regarding the institution, course titles, unit value, and level of course work (graduate, upper division, etc.) and to which degree(s) it is equivalent. Transcripts and copies of course descriptions should be attached.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Equivalency Question #2:List all relevant professional/work experience (teaching and non-teaching) that should be considered to determine equivalency. Please give a detailed description of the duties performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Equivalency Question #3:List any other relevant accomplishments that should be considered to determine equivalency. (This could include, but would not be limited to research, publications, seminars, professional performance/exhibitions, honors/awards, etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Equivalency Question #4:List specialized skills, knowledge and abilities that should be considered to determine equivalency.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Equivalency Question #5:List relevant memberships and/or organizational activities that should be considered to determine equivalency.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Equivalency Question #6:List the name, address and phone number of three (3) references who could attest to your education, experience and knowledge being equivalent to the minimum qualifications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Equivalency Question #7:Please write a narrative synopsis (not to exceed one page) of your education and experience that illustrates possession of qualifications that are at least equivalent to the stated minimum qualifications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * I understand that all degrees must be from a U.S. accredited College or University. Additionally, I understand that any Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified evaluation with translation (e.g. NACES agency: by the recruitment closing date; if not submitted, application will be considered incomplete.
    • Yes, I understand.




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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 3/25/2019
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