Friday, January 22, 2016

Walnut - Mt. San Antonio College - Librarian (Student, Equity and Outreach)

Salary: Initial placement $78,147 – $116,638/yr

Closing Date: Deadline to apply is 4:00 PM PST on 02/16/2016

The College contributes $11,821 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and Metlife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
•Teach library research workshops and credit courses that include print and digital information retrieval strategies and incorporates emerging technology as part of the research and retrieval process.

•Provide personalized research instruction and reference that focus on critical thinking and analysis and uses technology to enhance the search and retrieval process.

•Provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations as identified in the Mt. SAC Student Equity Plan.

•Plan, develop, and provide library interventions related to information competency that addresses achievement gaps for targeted student groups.

•Identify and implement new methods, including emerging technologies, for bringing library services to targeted student groups.

•Collaborate with discipline experts as a library liaison to ensure that library resources such as books, databases, eBooks, and media materials reflect student needs, support the curricular requirement of each department, and ensures that up-to-date, relevant materials complement programs, degrees, and certificates as well as individual courses and subject areas specific to Mt. SAC.

•Collaborate with the collection development librarian to develop methods to review, assess, and develop the library’s collections to provide the resources and formats necessary to support the needs of targeted student groups.

•Establish strategic partnerships with other departments and programs serving targeted student groups by identifying outreach opportunities, developing and implementing instructional activities and services, and assessing outcomes.

•Participate in curriculum development, program advisory board, learning outcomes development and assessments, grants relevant to program, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development activities.

•Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees.

•Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
Minimum Qualifications/ Education & Experience:

A.The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:

1.Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science; OR

2.California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential AND transcripts must be submitted with the application.)

B.Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.

C.Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English.

Preferred Qualifications:

•American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Instructions re: Confidential Letters of Recommendation
The Confidential Letters of Recommendation (CLOR) section of the application is Optional. You may skip this option if you do not wish to request confidential letters from the individuals you have selected to provide letters of recommendation. If you decide to skip this option, you will be prompted in the screen for Optional and Required Documents to attach the letters yourself.

If the letters are confidential, create and attach a word document to the link for the required letter stating that your letter providers will submit the letters via the confidential portal. The email notification and link to attach a confidential letter are sent to the confidential reference as soon as the application is submitted and confirmed to be “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status as soon as possible, well in advance of the deadline, to give your letter provider ample time to attach the letter. You may want to call confidential references to ask them to check their email for the notification and link. The links for confidential letters expire at 4:00 PM on the date the job posting closes.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure all required documents are submitted before the closing deadline.

Conditions of Employment:

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month contract position that begins in the 2016-17 academic year. 

Application Procedure:
Apply between 01/20/16 and 4 PM, 02/16/16. Paper applications are no longer accepted and incomplete packets will not be considered.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application

2. A cover letter addressing how duties & responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications are met

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position

4. A minimum of three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents)

5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts

Special Notes:
Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Erika Aparicio, Human Resources Technician (909)274-5489; E-mail:

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