Sunday, March 12, 2017
Modesto - Modesto Junior College - Systems Librarian (Tenure Track Position)
Open Date: 01/31/2017
Close Date: 03/31/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Job Title: Librarian/Coordinator of Library Systems Tenure Track - 2017-2018- MJC
Modesto Junior College, Tenure Track Position
Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.
The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.
Special Instructions for this Posting:
Applications are accepted online only at:
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Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science OR a California Community College Instructor credential appropriate to the subject OR the equivalent.
The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalencies contact the Division Dean at 209/575-6062 or Human Resources at 209/575-6968.
Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic back-grounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as systems administrator of ILS including troubleshooting, upgrading, and manipulating the system to optimize functionality.
Provide technical expertise to diagnose, analyze, and design solutions for problems with WMS.
Serve as primary contact with OCLC for software and customer account issues.
Serve as coordinator of CONTENTdm collections.
Work with consortia and electronic resource vendors to coordinate trials, purchases, consistent access to, and licensing of all electronic resources.
Prepare and disseminate clear, up-to-date policies and procedures that govern library systems.
In cooperation with other librarians, coordinate library functions for the Library & Learning Centers focusing on progressive, user-centered library services.
In collaboration with L & LC manager, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.
Provide reference services, both face-to-face and virtual.
Instruct students and faculty in use of Library resources.
Develop and teach classes and workshops in information literacy/research skills.
Develop web-based instructional materials.
Perform professional duties such as collection development and cataloging as needed.
Work collegially with College faculty to promote use of Library & Learning Center across the curriculum.
Actively contribute to assessment activities.
Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments.
Collaborate with L & LC faculty, staff, and administration to plan for current and future needs and design solutions for problems and improvement of services.
Serve on L & LC and College committees contributing to shared governance.
Provide statistical and evaluative reports to L & LC administration as scheduled or requested.
Provide instruction and assistance to L & LC staff as appropriate.
Work collegially with faculty and staff in the L & LC, throughout the District, in other libraries, and in cooperatives and associations.
Develop a personal program of professional development related to the responsibilities of the position and institutional initiatives.
Work nights and weekends as needed.
Travel between campuses as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
Experience managing an ILS (preferably WorldShare) and digital collections.
Experience with Copyright and Digital Rights Management.
Experience working successfully with vendors.
Experience working in an integrated library & learning center environment.
Demonstrated experience teaching research skills and information literacy, including using instructional technology.
Experience planning, implementing, and reporting assessment activities.
Experience working with and sensitivity to students with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
Proficiency in use of emerging information technologies.
Ability to use available technologies as teaching and/or student service tools.
Professional experience in an academic library, preferably a community college.
Ability to teach library courses for academic credit.
Experience managing a library branch or department.
Demonstrated commitment to community involvement.
Knowledge of API and programming languages (especially Perl and Java).
Practical knowledge of cataloging according to AACR2 and RDA standards.
Ability to work constructively, both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and users, in a service-oriented environment.
Willingness to participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area.
Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multiculturalism.
Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student learning styles.
Enthusiasm for the learning process.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Strong service orientation.
Commitment to supportive relationships with students and staff.
Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success and equity.
Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
Ability to face difficult situations with good humor.
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.
District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above.
For more information on equivalency, go to:
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures.
When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.
The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD.
Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.
Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.