Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sacramento – Sacramento City College – Public Services Librarian (Collections and Assessment)

Salary:  $45,745 to $75,841 annually
Closing Date: 3/23/17

Job Posting Title: Public Services Librarian - Collections and Assessment
Location: Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)

The Institution 
Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College (SCC) is a multi-campus urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park located in the heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area. The college also maintains two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center, and civic center. The college is a vibrant teaching and learning center with approximately 23,000 day and evening students and is now recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

SCC is a place of rich tradition and history, with a contemporary vitality and diversity that provides technologically updated classrooms and offers a variety of class schedules to meet student needs. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The college offers Career Technical Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such English, English as second language, and mathematics.

Faculty and staff at SCC value a humanistic approach to learning, teaching, and collaborating in a diverse community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and is committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Position Summary - General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Under the supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties include, but are not limited to:
• Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
• Providing library instruction in a variety of settings.
• Maintaining up-to-date instruction materials for library resources, including print and online publications and services.
• Utilizing current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties.
• Selecting materials across all subject areas and formats.
• Developing quantitative and qualitative methods for determining the effectiveness and value of collection development activities across all formats in terms of how well they meet students’ needs.
• Supporting effective decision-making concerning acquisition, renewal, retention, and location of collections by analyzing collections data, presenting findings, and making recommendations.
• Applying strong analytical skills in support of library-wide collection management efforts.
• Assisting in the negotiation and licensing of online resources and in collaborative collection building.
• Working collaboratively with others throughout the Library and District to support collections­-related activities.
• Monitoring trends in resource sharing, electronic resources, collection assessment, and collection management, and collaborating in the application of best practices to library processes.

Minimum Qualifications             
1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 17, 2017, in Library Science or Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

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