Public Services Librarian (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)

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Ideal Candidate Statement:

Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for underserved students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college.

Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with an enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement, specifically serving students from underrepresented backgrounds, through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff, and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming and equity-based learning environment.


Under the general supervision of the Academic Division Dean, the Public Services Librarian’s responsibilities include: coordinating and providing reference and research services and library/information competency instruction (face-to-face and online); developing and assessing information competency curricula; leading library outreach to underserved students; acting as a resource person for daily operations; promoting and marketing library events, services and programs; participating in print and electronic collection development and acquisitions; and participating in the integration of emerging technologies into the delivery of library services. Participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. The librarian may be required to have part of his/her assignment in the evening and/or weekends at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus and/or an off-campus location.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Coordinate and/or provide reference and research assistance to students and faculty face-to-face and online.
•Act as a resource person for daily operations; assist the Dean in personnel, budget, facility, and administrative matters.
•Coordinate and/or provide library instruction face-to-face and online: employ learner-centered instructional methods that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter, evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes, and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
•Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
•Develop effective instructional materials using a variety of software and other Web based tools such as LibGuides and learning management systems such as Canvas to engage student interest, support a variety of learning styles, and meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
•Work with discipline faculty to develop and embed information competency across the curriculum and in response to college and statewide initiatives such as Guided Pathways.
•Lead library outreach efforts to reach underserved students using a variety of approaches that target and improve first-year student retention and student success.
•Participate in the development, acquisitions, and maintenance of library collections including print, audiovisual and electronic.
•Train and supervise support staff and student workers as directed.
•Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
•Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
•Initiate and enhance institutional and teaching practices and aim to create a culturally responsive and equity driven teaching environment.
•Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
•Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, division and department meetings, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, full and part-time faculty recruitment and hiring, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities.
•Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference.
•Strategically build support and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
•Create equity-based library collections and welcoming library environments, physically and online.
•Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in library science, library and information science
the equivalent
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Desirable Qualifications:

•One-year experience in developing and providing reference and research service.
•One-year experience developing and providing library instruction, preferably in a community college setting including face-to-face and online.
•Experience in the use of innovative methods and library technologies, including digital instructional applications such as LibGuides as well as course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
•Experience creating socially conscious, equitable, inclusive, and diverse library collections and services, such as coordinating library programs for first-year and/or traditionally underserved communities and students.
•Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
•Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Starting Salary Range:

$66,889 - $102,374 Annually

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Contract Period:

This is a regular probationary, tenure track, faculty position commencing Fall Semester 2021. The appointee would be expected to work 40 hours per week. The work year is 175 days. More information is available in the faculty contract at the following link:

Continuance in this position is dependent on satisfactory evaluations and performance.


If you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application. The equivalency form can be found at the following link:

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States 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. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, among the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through UNUM.

Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the District is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.

Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and the employee premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(b) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.

Retirement: Ohlone participates in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA.

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a center in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement:

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.




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Posted: 3/7/2021
Application Due: 4/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time