Thursday, May 11, 2017

San Diego – San Diego Community College District: Mesa College – Librarian: Collection Development / Open Educational Resource Librarian

Salary: $5,697.94 – $7,677.65 per month (depending on experience)
Closing Date:  June 8, 2017

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 52 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Major Responsibilities 
This position reports to the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support and is under the general direction of the Library Department Chair. The Collection Development/OER Librarian will assist in the planning, organization, management, and implementation of various library services and programs as assigned. This is a 12-month position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities for coordination and development of both online and print book collections as well as advocating and engaging the San Diego Mesa College community in the development of Open Education Resources (OER). Primary Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: coordinating the library paper and e-book collection development, reviewing all donations to the library, ensuring materials are ordered in a timely manner, monitoring and managing collection budgets and tracking collection usage, address collection maintenance concerns and overseeing all selection and deselection of materials in the collection, coordinating the ongoing relationships with faculty and librarians regarding their needs for the library and OER collections, educating campus stakeholders on OER, open licensing and open textbooks, identifying OER course content and overall support for adopted OER materials, leading institutional professional development regarding the locating and adapting of OER materials, OER Project management and event participation with diverse work groups including, faculty, students, staff and administrators, the ability to communicate, consult and collaborate with stakeholders across our campus and district with self-initiative and creativity, teach sessions regarding both information literacy and OER, be fluent in the incorporation of open pedagogy into the educational environment.

(a) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment. (b) Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in a discipline reasonably related to the faculty member’s assignment and possession of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the discipline of the faculty member’s assignment.

Desired Qualifications
•Experience in collection development and acquisitions.
•Experience in reviewing , selecting, and weeding from a library collection.
•Experience managing statistical data and generating reports from library platforms such as an integrated library system and third party vendor.
•Experience or strong working knowledge of rights management, copyright and licensing trends.
•Knowledge in the areas of identifying, curating, licensing and best practices with adoption of OER for teaching and learning.
•Knowledge of current trends and research regarding library practices including emerging technologies.
•Experience conducting reference interviews with students.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to work with diverse populations including: students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.
•Experience creating digital learning objects.
•Ability to prepare and perform library instruction sessions.
•Ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner.
•Proven track record of self-motivation and proactive initiative with new programs.
•Flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties and organizational change

If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Commitment to Diversity:          

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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