Friday, October 19, 2012

Santa Clara/Saratoga - West Valley-Mission Community College District - Librarian Associate Faculty Pool

West Valley-Mission Community College District is now accepting applications from qualified persons for the purpose of developing a pool of librarians interested in part-time assignments. Duties may include, but not be limited to, teaching various assignments including information competency courses, library orientations and library workshops, reference services, and co-developing web-based learning tools. Assignments may require day, evening, weekend and/or online work assignments at one, or both, campus locations.
  • Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR
  • Possess a valid California Community College Credential in Library Science OR
  • The equivalent. Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
  • Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus, will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, information competency/literacy initiatives and concepts.
  • Experience providing instruction in a library, a face-to-face or online course, or similar teaching experience.
  • Library reference experience, including use of a variety of print, web and other electronic bibliographic resources.
  • High degree of computer literacy and familiarity with library and information technologies, including databases, search engines and library automated systems.
  • Ability to communicate well with students, staff, and faculty from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment.
Associate librarians are assigned by the Dean, in consultation with the associate member and his/her supervisor, if appropriate. Duties may consist of one or more of the following but other professional librarian duties, that are not listed, may also be assigned:
  • Work with students at the reference desk.
  • Provide reference assistance for students and staff.
  • Evaluate, select, and discard print and non-print library materials to keep the library collection current with curriculum.
  • Provide bibliographic instruction for students.

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, course activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned courses.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated District and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports such as attendance, grade reports, rosters and class schedules.
  • Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate instruction offices.
  • Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

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