Monday, February 1, 2016

Pasadena City College - 2 Librarian Positions (Public Services & Instruction, Technical Services & Acquisitions)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2016 by 4:00 PM

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 goals. 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.


  • 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 activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • 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.


  • 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
Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.


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 Applications completed and received by 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration. Please keep in mind the following:

  • 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.


For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
1. A list of at least five references (name, address, phone number, email address, and position)
2. 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.”
3. Professional resume
4. 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.
5. Three recent letters of recommendation (must be dated within 12 months from date of the application and included with the application packet)
6. 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? Note: 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.

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