Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sierra College - Rocklin Campus - LTT Librarian

LTT Librarian

Job Category: Full Time Faculty

Campus: Rocklin Campus

Department: Learning Resources

Opened Date: 04/11/2016

Closing Date: 04/26/2016

Non Tenure Track

Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, to provide support for the Learning Resources Center (LRC) program in the areas of reference and information referral, collection development and user services (e.g., circulation, reserves, interlibrary loans, media distribution, etc.) and to do related work as required.

Reference/Information Referral –
  • Plan, manage, and perform daily operations of the Reference Department, including collection maintenance, deck coverage, statistical tracking, user studies, and telephone service;
  • share evening/weekend reference desk duty, as necessary;
  • provide consultation to users regarding the availability of intra-and interlibrary loan services; assist users with electronic card catalog structures and functions;
  • coordinate the development and delivery of general and specialized LRC orientations and tours;
  • coordinate the selection and organization of appropriate research materials to support a diverse, interdisciplinary reference and general collection including indexing and abstracting services, electronic databases, and on-line reference and bibliographic utilities;
  • assume leadership role in LRC liaison with instructional faculty. 

PERIPHERAL:   Assist in the design and development of services providing external, electronic access to information and collections.

Collection Development/Maintenance –
  • Maintain primary responsibility for developing and managing collections, including serials, electronic resources, microforms, archival documents, government publications, maps, and special materials;
  • oversee the organization, maintenance, and appropriateness of library holdings, ensuring that collections adequately support varying modes of instruction, learning styles, and curricular trends; assume a leadership role in the management of subscriptions (i.e., approval plans, standing orders, vendor contracts, acquisition processes, etc.); 
  • develop and oversee stack maintenance procedures and building security protocols to ensure collection accessibility and integrity;
  • act as a project leader in the development of collection goals, policies and programs; analyze appropriate trade and professional publications for selection purposes;
  • coordinate the selection and organization of appropriate research materials to support a diverse, interdisciplinary reference and general collection, including indexing and abstracting services and bibliographic tools;
  • maintain responsibility for maintenance and organization or current collection profiles; prepare and monitor authority control;
  • formulate and maintain established tracking systems for planning and development purposes. 

PERIPHERAL:  Collaborate with other District librarians and instructional faculty in the development of collection goals, policies and programs.

Bibliographic Instruction/Orientation –
  • Prepare course-related modules to support research needs of students; develop library pathfinders, handouts, and other research aids for LRC users;
  • maintain current awareness of new sources and how to integrate them into research processes;
  • prepare lecture and lesson plans for both customized and generalized subject presentations;
  • design assessment tools to maximize instructional effectiveness;
  • create activities/exercises (e.g., laboratory manuals) designed to assist students in skill and knowledge development;
  • organize regular tours for LRC users on a semester sign-up basis;
  • maintain current instructional files related to classroom assignments and research materials; orient LRC users to the use of LRC facilities and resources and research methodology;
  • design and deliver structured presentations related to the use of electronic technologies, the development of search strategies, and the basic and advanced elements of the research process.

User Services/Liaison –
  • Provide system and service support in all general circulation activities including interlibrary loans, reserves, and media distribution; develop, promote and coordinate support for the service mission of the LRC. 

  • Assist with review and assessment of public service functions and with achieving appropriate staff training levels; provide training of staff to assess user needs and interests;
  • provide guidance to staff regarding operational processes and procedures; assist at circulation desk, as necessary;
  • collaborate with staff in the areas of problem resolution and the assessment of user needs and interests;
  • maintain currency regarding trends and developments as they relate to the delivery and function of effective circulation services.

Professional Development –
  • Monitor current literature for professional development as well as acquisition purposes. 

  • Attend and report on appropriate meetings, conferences, sessions and training workshops related to LRC developments and trends;
  • develop and maintain collegial contacts both inside and outside of the campus structure.

Training/Program Development –

  • Develop individualized training workshops for staff designed to met various learning styles, skill levels, and prior knowledge levels;
  • design and present staff workshops regarding systems, programming and services;
  • provide staff orientations related to service techniques and user consultation;
  • develop, construct materials for, and seek alternative funding sources (e.g., grant proposals, entrepreneurial enterprises, etc.);
  • research and compile reports related to present and future LRC goals, including needs assessment, user surveys, service questionnaires, and unit planning guides.

Shared Governance Activities –
  • Attend and participate in library/LRC meetings periodic divisional and campus meetings and activities, including collaborative activities, as feasible and appropriate; respond in writing for requests for information (for example, employment process position questionnaires, unit planning guides, environmental impact reports, etc);
  • participate in investigation and costing of LRC equipment needs and selection of print and non-print materials; represent LRC by serving on campus-wide committees. 

  • Serve on employee selection committees, as requested;
  • serve as a functional member of one or more committees and/or task forces;
  • attend Board of Trustees and/or College Council meetings, as necessary, and read shared governance body minutes, Board of Trustees reports, etc., to maintain knowledge of campus activities;
  • read and respond to information polls distributed by the Faculty senate and other shared governance bodies and those distributed in connection with peer and administrator performance reviews.

Ancillary Student Services –
  • Provide students and peers with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in graduation and outstanding student award ceremonies.

  • Provide students with letters of recommendation, as requested;
  • advise and encourage students relative to library science.


Degrees/Experience: A Master’s degree in Library Science OR the equivalent.

Knowledge of:

  • Library/Information science, particularly library reference systems and computerized reference systems, including databases and software systems;
  • MARC standard cataloging; automated circulation systems; library functions and processes;
  • microcomputer operation, including utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and specialized library software packages/applications; teaching practices, methods, and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Analyze and solve problems; research and prepare reports and studies; assist in planning new LRC facilities and service delivery systems; work on resolution of many problems simultaneously;
  • explain library/LRC processes and research methods in a logical and understandable fashion;
  • provide LRC users with a "hands on" learning experience in a library/LRC setting; form and maintain effective working relationships with peers, staff, and students;
  • work independently to solve problems and/or participate in collaborative problem resolution activities.  

  • Operate a microcomputer (including word processing software);
  • recognize variation in LRC user backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with LRC service users; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation.

Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than TUESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2016.   

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.


Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Faculty Application & Copies of OFFICIAL Transcripts



Transcript Clarification:
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

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