Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Oceanside - Mira Costa College – Librarian (Web Services & Emerging Tech)

Position Type:   Full-time Faculty 
Opening Date:  01-24-2017 
Closing Date: 02-28-2017

Basic Function and Other Details:           
The person selected for this position will play a key role in the design, implementation and management of an evolving library web presence, as well as lead the library's efforts to enhance its virtual spaces including virtual reference, discovery tools, social networking applications, mobile services, and instructional technologies. This position will also work cooperatively with the librarians at all district sites to provide reference service, library instruction, and collection development. The individual selected for this position may be assigned to any district facility during any hours of operation including evenings and weekends. To view the Library website, go to

The Library Department is a student-centered department. We assist students in achieving their educational goals through promoting academic success, lifelong learning, an appreciation of knowledge, and a diversity of thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Our department currently consists of six full-time faculty members committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing services and instruction. 

Representative Duties:

(E) = Essential Job Function)        (E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Plan, develop, and evaluate the MiraCosta College Library website using a content management system (such as LibGuides) and standard Web technologies (such as HTML 5/CSS/JS). (E)
2. Lead the library's efforts to enhance its virtual spaces including virtual reference, discovery tools, social networking applications, mobile services, cloud services, online exhibits, and instructional technologies. (E)
3. Collaborate with district librarians to support the integration of applications that improve the user experience in discovering and accessing library resources and services. (E)
4. Provide reference services, including virtual reference. (E)
5. Teach information literacy orientations and workshops. (E)
6.  Collect, analyze, and report web data to optimize virtual library services. (E)
7. Collaborate with district librarians in planning, developing, and coordinating virtual outreach, including online exhibits.
8. Participate in the district's and academic senate's participatory governance processes and committees. (E)
9. Participate in curriculum development, scheduling, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes, and other activities as requested. (E)
Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected. 

Minimum Qualifications:            

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. a Master's degree in library science or in library and information science; OR
2. a Master's degree in library and information studies (approved comparable degree major at MiraCosta College); OR
3. a valid appropriate California Community College Librarian credential; OR
4. the equivalent; view the equivalency instructions and guidelines at; AND
5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at 

Desirable Qualifications:    
The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by:
1. Successful experience in academic librarianship, a strong commitment to student learning, and the ability to relate to students and other library users with widely varying backgrounds.
2. Demonstrated experience with web design for usability and accessibility.
3. Demonstrated experience with emerging technologies and trends in librarianship/higher education.
4. Current experience providing academic reference services and instruction in the use of a wide variety of electronic, web, and print information resources.
5. Successful experience teaching information literacy courses.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse and work collaboratively.
7. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college. 

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