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Job ID: 119602

Librarian (One or More)
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 12, 2019
Title Librarian (One or More)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County, CA, United States
Department Library Services (SC-059-087)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

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.

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