Wednesday, February 18, 2015

American River College - Public Service Librarian - Full Time (Tenure Track)

Public Services Librarian - Full-Time, Tenure-track Position

Posting Date:     02-11-2015
Closing Date:     04-02-2015

Beginning and/or Ending Dates  Beginning on or about August 20, 2015.
(Assignment based on 164 days per year, 7.5 hours per day)

Salary:  $43,976 to $72,907 

Location:  ARC (American River College)

The college will be hiring three faculty members for this discipline/department 

General Responsibilities:
  • The Public Services Librarian shall be responsible for the following: helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content
  • maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position;
  • Assisting with curriculum and articulation studies
  • Serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance and student co-curricular activities
  • Assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean
  • Fulfilling other duties and responsibilities as outlined in the college faculty handbook. 
  • Additional Position Summary:    The department maintains a focus on:
  • A student-centered philosophy
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues

  • Under the direction of the Dean, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the faculty member shall:
  • Provide reference and information services to students and staff
  • Provide library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats
  • Design instructional materials
  • Serve as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments
  • Select materials and maintain an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections
  • Use existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction
  • Foster and development of information competency skills for students
  • Market library resources and programs to students and faculty
  • Help promote and maintain an effective learning environment in the library

Other duties may include:
  • Designing and/or teaching credit courses
  • Developing and maintaining web resources
  • Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help
  • Managing electronic database subscriptions
  • Managing the library website
  • Developing and coordinating services to distance students
  • Developing and implementing library assessment tools

These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.

Assignments may include days, evenings, on-line, hybrid, weekends, and/or off campus. 

Minimum Qualifications:              
  • Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 20, 2015 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.*
  •  Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

* Note: Applicants applying under "the equivalent" provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above. 

Application Instructions: To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District faculty position are required to complete fully and submit:
  1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Letter of Interest
  6. Complete all supplemental application questions

**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested. 

Additional Salary Information:    Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.

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