- Pasadena City College is hiring two full-time, tenure-track
librarians. We are seeking one Public Services & Instruction Librarian and
one Technical Services & Acquisitions Librarian commencing with the
2016-2017 academic year.
- We are looking for candidates who have the desire and
ability to create a welcoming culture that positively engages and impacts our
diverse student population. The ethnic composition of our student population is
49% Hispanic/Latino, 23.9% Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% two or more races, 7%
White, 3.8% African American, and .1% American Indian or Alaska Native. We are
committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. We are looking
for candidates who share our vision and are willing to work with us to help all
students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational
- We value working in an environment of collaboration, support, shared leadership among all groups: faculty, staff, administration, and students. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.
- Master’s degree in library science or library and
information science, OR the equivalent, from an American Library Association
(ALA) accredited institution Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript.
- Some degrees may require equivalency. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide documentation to support equivalent qualifications.
- Taking a leading role in a library service area, which may include
operational oversight, training, scheduling, and mentoring
- Providing in-person and virtual reference and research assistance
to students and faculty
- Designing and teaching subject-specific library information literacy
sessions, workshops and classes as needed
- Collaborating with colleagues and faculty to develop student-centered
information literacy programs, services and resources
- Developing and leading outreach and liaison programs and services
- Engaging in collection development activities through the assessment,
selection and de-selection of materials
- Participating in analysis of current library services and the
development/implementation of new library services, policies and procedures
- Collegially participating and contributing to all areas of
the library operation
- Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning
outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
- Contributing to the college’s planning and shared governance
process through active participation in library and intercampus committees and
- Performing other duties as assigned
- High level of self-motivation, adaptability and flexibility
- Strong public service and outreach skills and a commitment to
customer relations and user-centered library services
- Current experience overseeing acquisitions, processing and accessibility
of materials for the library’s collection
- Willingness to work with and support basic skills students
- Ability to apply technology to enhance information literacy instruction
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy and assessment
- Current experience in preparing and delivering effective and
engaging instructional sessions
- Ability to develop user guides, research guides and online tutorials
- Demonstrated collaboration, leadership and problem solving skills
- Proficiency in the use of standard personal computer software
(such as Microsoft Office applications) and web editing tools
- Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Commitment to the College’s goal of inclusion and a demonstrated history of working effectively, respectfully, and productively with diverse populations
- Eleven Months, 100% - Tenure-track positions beginning July 2016. Librarians work thirty-five (35) hours per week as librarian with an additional 5 hours per week unassigned for professional growth and development activities, college governance, and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.
- Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is on the District Contract Monthly Faculty Salary Schedule which is available on-line at http://www.pasadena.edu/hr/compensation.cfm. Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.
- Successful completion of background and fingerprint clearance
and TB screening.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
Cost of physical will be paid by Pasadena City College.
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and
signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
- Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or
CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
- Board of Trustees approval.
- Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process.
- Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC’s Talent Applicant System (ATS) at www.pasadena.edu/ hr. Applications completed and received by 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration.
- If you do not follow the process or your application/ resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
- The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
- While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC’s Talent Applicant System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
- Positions are full-time (100%) and “open until filled,” unless otherwise stated.
- The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees. Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors
- and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.
- A list of at least five references (name, address, phone number,
email address, and position)
- A detailed letter of application addressing your qualifications
for this position and discussing your experience and abilities relating to each
of the points listed under “The Responsibilities,” “Minimum Qualifications,”
and “Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities.”
- Professional resume
- Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Official transcripts
are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require
official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a
certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
- Three recent letters of recommendation (must be dated within
12 months from date of the application and included with the application
- A brief (no more than one page) separately attached response to the following question: According to studies and anecdotal evidence, many college students prefer to use Google instead of library databases for conducting research. Create an information literacy plan that would address this situation. What promotional ideas would you implement?
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.