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LIBRARIAN (Systems and Reference)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose
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Jul 4, 2021

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LIBRARIAN (Systems and Reference)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 07/11/2021

Campus Location: San Jose City College

Position Description:

This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) Tenure Track position as Librarian in the Division of Language Arts and Library located at San Jose City College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.


Primary focus will be in the following areas: reference desk duties, selection and organization of electronic resources, maintenance of Library Services Platform, and instruction.

1. Administer, troubleshoot and maintain the Library Services Platform (LSP), currently Ex Libris. Serve as liaison to LSP vendor (Alma/Primo), coordinate with ITSS, and manage new releases.

2. Configure and customize the LSP's internal systems (Alma) and user interface (Primo) to improve user experience including tools, reports, modules, patron receipts and letters. Recommend and implement new features for the LSP.

3. Provide statistical data using the LSP (Alma) for library analysis, decision-making and survey reporting.

4. Collaborate in selecting and maintaining the library databases. Support eResources Librarian with database and eBook integration and troubleshooting within the LSP (Alma/Primo).

5. Provide reference, research and information services to students, faculty and staff.

6. Conduct orientation lectures and library instruction for college classes, communicating effectively and adapting methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

7. Implement innovative hands-on learning teaching strategies and create effective supporting instructional materials, including print and online activities, tutorials, guides and handouts.

8. Participate in the planning, evaluation and assessment of library services.

9. Review and select library and OER and ZTC materials.

10. Serve on college committees and participate in college activities including, but not limited to, program review, accreditation and other campus-wide endeavors.

11. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

12. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

13. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

14. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

15. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

16. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

17. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

18. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

19. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

20. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s in Library Science, Library and Information Science


*The Equivalent

Desired Qualifications:
1. Experience administering, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining a library services platform such as Ex Libris, Alma, and Primo. Ability to create accurate statistical reports using reporting functions in an LSP.

2. Knowledge of and experience teaching via Canvas or other Learning Management Systems.

3. Ability to use coding and markup languages (XML, SQL, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS) to customize a library services platform’s external interface, systems, tools, modules, letters, reports and receipts.

4. Knowledge of collection development, principles, and practices, including knowledge of reviewing sources for printed and electronic materials.

5. Knowledge of and experience with the selection and adoption of OER and ZTC resources.

6. Demonstrated skills in current technologies for instruction, library work, and student support, including online and hybrid instruction.

7. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with library staff, college faculty and administrators and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to communicate with and relate to students with a wide range of academic abilities, learning styles, and proficiencies in spoken English.

8. Ability to diagnose student information needs and help students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

9. Experience designing effective library curriculum and instructional methods and strategies that integrate cultural diversity into classes, workshops, presentations, exhibits, etc.

10. Experience in Academic library work in the STEM fields or other discipline, and demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and growth.

11. Experience in developing, assessing and analyzing Student Learning Outcomes, using surveys, focus groups and other assessment tools to improve instruction and library services.

12. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

District’s Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $74,878 to $102,786 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2019-2020); Maximum Salary Potential $133,363. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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  • Organization

    With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

    In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

    Human Resources

    Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

    Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

    The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

    San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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