Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sacramento - American River College - Public Services Librarian

Posting Date:     09-08-2015

Closing Date:     10-20-2015

Position Type: Full-Time, Tenure-track

Beginning Date: Beginning on or about January 16, 2016. (Assignment based on 164 days per year, 7.5 hours per day)

Job Posting Number: 0001957

Salary: $45,745 to $75,841 per year

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General Responsibilities: 
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following:

  • teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; 
  • helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; 
  • assessing student learning outcomes; 
  • maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; 
  • continuing professional development; 
  • utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; 
  • maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; 
  • assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; 
  • serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; 
  • assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; 
  • fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
Additionally, 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:

  1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 16, 2016 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.* 
  2. 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.

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