Monday, May 16, 2016

Los Angeles – Los Angeles Community College District – Academic Librarian


Salary: Salary ranges from $53,170 to $82,780 for the 10-month academic year, depending on experience and professional preparation

Closing Date: 6/24/16


East Los Angeles College (ELAC), with an enrollment of approximately 28,000, is the largest of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District, and is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park in the San Gabriel Valley. ELAC is dedicated to providing the highest quality transfer and workforce education courses, along with superior adult education, basic skills, and community service programs. We serve a culturally diverse community in a dynamic urban setting with the purpose of supporting students in achieving associate of arts degrees, general education, skill/certificates, and/or personal development. The college seeks to fulfill the potential of each student through innovative teaching methods, the latest in educational technology, and committed support services.

Job Description               

East Los Angeles College seeks a dynamic, user-centered, innovative librarian to lead the library’s efforts in providing and creating effective and engaging reference and instructional services during non-traditional hours. This position includes work in evenings at the main campus and South Gate Center.

Minimum Qualifications           
Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science or the equivalent.  
Duties and Responsibilities       

(Including, but are not limited to):

·         Providing and creating effective and engaging reference and instructional service during non-traditional hours.
·         Reaching out to non-traditional students and faculty to ensure more students utilize these extended hours.
·         Assisting Department Chair with coordinating, training, and giving work direction to all adjuncts, classified staff, and student workers who work during non-traditional hours.
·         Assessing non-traditional library services to ensure the library is providing equitable services.
·         Coordinating with plant facilities and campus sheriff to ensure student and building safety during nights and weekends.
·         Creating online instructional material for other non-traditional online students.
·         Collaborating with additional student support services that seek to offer extended hours.
·         Spearheading the initiative to create a “night culture” on campus, including designing and disseminating student surveys and conducting student focus groups to address the unique needs of non-traditional students.
·         Provide in-person and online reference service to students, faculty and staff using various print and electronic resources.
·         Conduct library instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty.
·         Develop and teach Library Science courses.
·         Actively promote the use of library resources and services by faculty, students and staff.
·         Plan and execute outreach programs to feeder high schools and the community.
·         Develop and coordinate projects with other librarians and faculty to teach research skills workshops.
·         Integrate information competency into courses across the curriculum.
·         Assist with the development and management of the library’s electronic resources.
·         Design and produce curricular materials, research guides, information-literacy tutorials and other resources in print, web-based, and multimedia formats.
·         Actively participate in the development and assessment of learning outcomes, including analysis and the use of results to improve student learning and access to resources.
·         Assess and promote the use of emerging technologies for library services and operations.
·         Collaborate with the department chair and librarians in administrative requirements such as program reviews and self-evaluation reports for accreditation.
·         Serve as an active participant on campus committees.
·         Provide training and work directions to library staff and student workers.
·         Perform other librarian duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications 

·         Experience in general librarianship such as instruction, reference, and public and technical services.
·         Experience serving a population with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design, delivery, and assessment of information-competency workshops and credit and non-credit library science courses.
·         Proficiency in the development and assessment of course and program learning outcomes, including the use of assessment results to improve student learning, access and retention.
·         Experience teaching online courses, hybrid courses and web-enhanced courses.
·         Knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
·         Proficiency in designing and developing library services and instructional materials in web-based and multimedia formats.
·         Up-to-date knowledge of emerging educational technologies including learning management systems.
·         Strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written.
·         Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to establish positive relationships with students and faculty.
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the department chair, fellow librarians and classified staff.
·         Experience working with under prepared students and awareness of the library’s role in facilitating student success in a community college.

·         Leadership skills in effectively planning and implementing library programs, services and operations.

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