Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cypress College - Librarian - Full Time (Tenure Track)


Department   CC Library Learning Resource ISPS

Location    Cypress College

Work Schedule   Full Time, Tenure Track

Posting Number 201611FT

Salary Range    $60,221 - $91,174 Annually

Number of Vacancies      2

Close Date  02/11/2016

Desired Start Date    08/19/2016

Primary Purpose              
  • The mission of the Library & Learning Resource Center (LLRC) is to teach the information skills necessary to pursue academic, professional, and personal needs. We advance an environment of research by both creating and selecting the most accurate, diverse, relevant and current resources available, and providing users access to these resources.
  • Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

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;

  • 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.

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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