- Assist in the design, development, implementation, and coordination of library electronic services, resources and activities including instruction, orientation, reference, and circulation.
- Collaborate with instructional faculty to integrate library research and information literacy skills into course content.
- Provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff using print, electronic, and online library materials and resources.
- Provide instruction in library research, the use of information resources and information competency skills on a one-to-one basis as part of reference services, in library orientations, and in formal classes, as needed.
- Develop and maintain online services and resources for students, faculty and staff , and assist with maintenance of library website.
- Perform professional responsibilities required of faculty members.
- Carry a full load in the discipline.
- Share responsibility in administering and servicing the library’s operations.
- Review, develop, and enforce library policies and procedures.
- Prepare subject bibliographies, pathfinders, and other help aids.
- Assist in development and maintenance of the library’s print and electronic collections.
- Use Millenium’s cataloging modules and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC to implement the technical processing of library acquisitions.
- Participate and serve on academic, district, departmental, divisional, and campus committees.
- Monitoring the Library Computer Lab.
- Schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
- The Librarian is expected to use and keep abreast of advanced library methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
- Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
- Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
- Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
- Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
- Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in the library field;
- Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
- Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college
or university in Library Science or Library and Information Science;
- May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community
College Instructor Credential authorizing service authorizing service as a
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
- The equivalent qualifications.
- (Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.
- Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Minimum of two (2) years recent full-time experience as a professional academic librarian, preferably in a community college.
- Recent verifiable experience as a professional librarian (including circulation, periodical, cataloging, and reserve services) in an academic or equivalent setting; experience in reference in traditional and electronic formats.
- Experience providing information competencies based instruction in an electronic classroom environment.
- Experience with information competence/literacy concepts and programs.
- Experience applying new technologies for delivery of information literacy instruction.
- Experience developing Web pages and using presentation software.
- Experience developing and coordinating library events and/or exhibits.
- Experience in successfully interacting with students, faculty, and librarians as well as providing direction to paraprofessional library staff.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
- Strong service orientation and willingness to work with diverse cultures.
- Familiarity with current library technology, including bibliographic utilities, online and web-based resources.
- Demonstrated willingness to share responsibility in administering and servicing the library’s operation, supporting the circulation desk and monitoring the library computer lab.
- Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.
- Awareness of Merritt College’s mission, vision, and values.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.