Monday, February 2, 2015

Los Angeles Community College District - Pierce Community College - Librarian/ Library Science

Posting Open Date          12/17/2014

Posting Close Date          02/20/2015

Status   Probationary/ Tenure track

Open Until Filled              No

Salary and Benefits        
The current starting range is from $51,020 to $79,440 for the 10-month academic year, depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,210 per academic year. The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.

Job Description
The Pierce College Library Department provides information resources and reference assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members. The department includes four full-time faculty librarians and several adjunct librarians to assist in accessing this information and facilitating information competency, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and life-long learning skills.
The department seeks a dynamic, user-focused, forward-thinking individual to provide expertise in the effective integration of new technologies in library instruction.

Minimum Qualifications               
Master’s Degree in library science, library and information science OR the equivalent.

A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.
Duties and Responsibilities         
  • In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at Pierce College includes lower division courses. Faculty members at Pierce College are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs. In addition to the regular reference and instruction duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs);
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the discipline;
  • Assist in the development of resources, materials, and strategies, including the use of multimedia technology (Pierce Online Moodle) to instruct students in a multicultural environment;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college faculty, staff and students;
  • Devote a minimum of five hours weekly to campus responsibilities (senate, accreditation, etc.);
  • Primary liaison with student life courses;
  • Investigate and implement emerging technologies;
  • Provide online and in person library instruction services;
  • Provide course-related library instruction;
  • Assist in the production and maintenance of the library’s web page, various library guides, handouts, and instructional documents;
  • Collaborate with other faculty to increase students’ knowledge of library resources;
  • Participate in collection development;
  • Participate in development of library policies and procedures;
  • Other library related duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications  
  • Possess additional degree or coursework work in instructional technology, educational media, computer science, training and development;
  • Experience in providing reference services in an academic environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a college setting;
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and electronic information resources;
  • Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both new and experienced users;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies;
  • Ability to develop and teach information competency classes and workshops;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • A willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following using the LACCD On-Line System: Letter of Interest (describing your interest in the position);
  • Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the qualifications of the position;
  • Contact information for three references;
  • Copies of transcripts undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview);
  • All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the: California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
  • Please submit your application and required documents by February 20, 2015 using the LACCD On-Line system . Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or E-mail.

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