Librarian, Cañada College, Redwood City, CA

Librarian (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Cañada College has a temporary, non-tenure-track, full-time librarian position that’s opening up for the fall semester (August 15, 2022 to December 15, 2022).

For full description and application instructions click here.

Position Title Librarian (Full-time, Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
Location Cañada College
Salary Range Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year.

Who We Are

The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District

Cañada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 11,000 students each academic year. Cañada College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Cañada College’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

  1. Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
  4. Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
  5. Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The Position

The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The College seeks a full-time, temporary faculty member in the Library. This specific assignment is projected to run concurrently with the fall 2022 semester only (August 15, 2022 – December 15, 2022). The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at Cañada College. The Librarian also participates in other essential work areas including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

  1. Provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, programs, and resources to Cañada College’s diverse student population
  2. Develop, revise, teach, and assess library research and information literacy workshops for delivery in both classroom and online environments
  3. Provide personalized research instruction and reference that focuses on critical thinking
  4. Collaborate with discipline experts to ensure that library print and electronic resources support the curricular requirement of each department, and ensures that up-to-date, relevant materials complement programs, degrees, and certificates as well as individual courses and subject areas specific to Cañada College
  5. Participate in curriculum development, learning outcomes development, and assessments, grants relevant to the program, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development activities
  6. Establish strategic partnerships with other departments and programs by identifying outreach opportunities, developing and implementing instructional activities and services, and assessing outcomes
  7. Identify and implement new methods, including emerging technologies, for increasing student, faculty, and staff awareness of library services and collections
  8. Identify and implement new methods to improve textbook affordability at Cañada College such as open educational resources (OER) awareness, adoption, use, and assessment
  9. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a Master’s degree or above in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent (see below)
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

  1. Passion and enthusiasm for the role of libraries in the community college
  2. Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, and effectively multi-task in a dynamic and flexible environment
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills, including engaging presentation skills
  4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  5. Experience developing, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction and other library instruction for face-to-face or online courses
  6. Experience delivering reference and other instructional services in synchronous and asynchronous modalities
  7. Demonstrated experience in implementation and technical support of library electronic resources such as databases, integrated library systems, discovery layers, etc.
  8. Knowledge of open educational resources (OER) and other textbook affordability strategies and initiatives
  9. Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating library events and programs
  10. Experience supervising or coordinating paraprofessionals or student employees
  11. Demonstrated ability to write grants, manage projects, and/or coordinate events
  12. Demonstrated ability to assume leadership roles, develop programs, and/or engage in participatory governance

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science
  • Experience with reference, instruction, and collection development for Baccalaureate (BA) degree programs
  • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and librarian practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
  • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the library and on campus
  • Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching and librarianship
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices

For full description and application instructions click here.