Thursday, October 15, 2015

San Diego Community College - Librarian - Full Time

Closing Date:   10/30/2015

Open Until Filled  No

Classification Title   Librarian

Working Title   Assistant Professor/Librarian (Electronic Resources and Periodicals Coordinator)
Location    Mesa College

Position Number:   010447

Department  School of Learning Resources and Info Tech

The Position      

From Mesa College President, Pamela Luster: San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The college is committed to academic excellence in a rich environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are the largest college in the San Diego Community College District; the college celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014. We are building a solid foundation for the next 50 years by renewing our efforts to find innovative, collaborative and knowledgeable new faculty who alongside our stellar current faculty will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment expressing your interest.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Librarian, at San Diego Mesa College beginning Spring 2016. While the current vacancy exists at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any district facility at the option of the Chancellor. Assignments may include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. Applications submitted may serve to establish an eligibility list for identical vacancies that occur throughout this academic year.

  1. Master’s in library science, or library and information science,

  2. the equivalent.

Major Responsibilities  
  • Under the general direction of the Library Department Chair and supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support, the Librarian will assist in the planning, organization, management, and implementation of various library services and programs as assigned.
  • This is a 12-month position at the Assistant Professor level at San Diego Mesa College. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for coordinating the activities of electronic resources and periodicals.
  • Assignments will include, but are not limited to, some of the following activities: coordinating the selection, acquisition, and management of print periodical and electronic resources, including: selecting resources, conducting trials, negotiating prices and licenses, managing budgets, promoting the use of electronic collections, collecting and analyzing usage data, developing the collection policy in concert with the Collection Development Librarian, serving as the library’s internal coordinator regarding the use, creation and dissemination of copyrighted works, providing direction regarding copyright, content and related licensing and permissions, reference duty, instruction, book selection, the formulation of other library policy and procedures, the direction of the paraprofessional staff, and participation in campus and district committee work.

Desired Qualifications   
  1. Applicants for this position must possess the following skills, knowledge, or credentials by the assignment start date:
  2. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources and serials management tools such as III’s ERM or ProQuest’s Serials Solutions.
  3. Demonstrated experience with periodical subscription vendors such as W.T. Cox or EBSCO.
  4. Demonstrated experience with online database subscription vendors such as EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, CQ, or ARTstor.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge with current issues in collection development and e-resource management including copyright related issues such as fair-use, permissions, scholarly communications, and specialized requirements of data access, use and sharing.
  6. Demonstrated experience budgeting in a library environment.
  7. Demonstrated experience performing library reference services, including the use of various reference tools.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of library instruction techniques, principles and trends.
  9. Flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties or organizational changes.
  10. Demonstrated experience organizing and directing the work of paraprofessionals in a positive and encouraging manner.
  11. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender
  12. identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  13. Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:              
  • Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

  • Possession of a California Community College Librarian Credential (valid for life).

Commitment to Diversity:           
  • All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions       
  • moderate
Special Instructions to Applicants:           

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
  • Complete online application;
  • Resume;
  • Cover Letter;
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts; AND
  • Three (3) Professional References.
  • To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:        

  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:
  • Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

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