Thursday, October 15, 2015

San Diego - Mesa College - Assistant Professor, Librarian (Cataloging and Technical Services Coordinator)

Closing Date: 10/30/2015

Salary: $5,389.42 – $7,068.05 per month

Department: School of Learning Resources and Info Tech

To view complete posting and apply, visit

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.

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 cataloging and technical services. Assignments will include, but are not limited to, some of the following activities: cataloging, technical services (including the maintenance of a bibliographic, database and system site administration), reference duty, instruction, collection development, formation of library policy and procedures, direction of paraprofessional staff, and participation in campus-wide committee work.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science; or Library and Information Science, OR,
  2. The equivalent.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants for this position must possess the following skills, knowledge, or credentials by the assignment start date:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of RDA and other standard cataloging and classification tools and procedures.
  2. Demonstrated experience with copy cataloging and exporting records using an online bibliographic utility such as OCLC, updating local holdings records, and maintaining a bibliographic database.
  3. Demonstrated experience using various modules of an online automated library system.
  4. Demonstrated experience performing library reference services, including the use of various reference tools.
  5. Demonstrated experience using library computer systems and software, including OPACS, electronic books, reference databases, other online resources, and the Internet.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of library instruction techniques, principles and trends.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of current collection development trends and techniques.
  8. Demonstrated flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties or organizational changes.
  9. Demonstrated experience coordinating activities of various areas of the library with other departments or institutions.
  10. Demonstrated experience organizing and directing the work of paraprofessionals in a positive and encouraging manner.
  11. Demonstrated experience working positively and effectively within a culturally diverse environment.
  12. Strong oral and written 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” (can be found from the link above) 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 Instructor Credential in Library Science.

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