Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cypress College - Librarian/User Experience and Design

Closing Date: February 11th, 2016

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track, 10 Months/Year

Salary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources

To apply, visit

Job Description

  • Conceive new mobile services to advance how users interact with the library, and work with the systems librarian in developing, marketing, and driving the success of conceptions.
  • Trendspot, assess, and implement emerging social media tools, tactics, and channels for the library’s involvement.
  • Provide training in new technologies and tools for library faculty and staff, as well as the broader college community.
  • Teach library instruction sessions, workshops, and scheduled library research classes in person and online.
  • Engage and collaborate with librarians, other faculty, staff, and students to devise strategies for student success using library resources.
  • Participate in reference services, collection development, and other duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college, division, and department policies in the performance of duties.
  • Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the library’s program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
  • Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
  • Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.
  • Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and students.
  • Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Special Requirements

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions (see regarding accredited postsecondary institutions).

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in library science, or library and information science; OR

The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with mobile application development, digital tools, games, and/or other interactive experiences to extend the use of library services.
  • Strong sense of design and familiar with user ­experience philosophy, design­thinking, and empathic design as related to libraries, library reference and information competency.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm for growing a community of users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills.
  • A passion for teaching, speaking, learning and writing about culture and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Experience teaching in an academic library environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

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