Access & Public Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2016) – Monterey Peninsula College

Access & Public Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2016)

Closing Date: 2/16/16

Salary: $52,532.00 – $71,235.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time Instructor

Location: Monterey, California



Under the direction of the Library Division Chair, and in coordination with the other faculty librarians, this position is responsible for the planning and development of access and public services at the main campus, satellite centers, and for online programs. Assignments may include day, evening and weekends at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, other sites in the community, as well as online services. Full time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development and evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are encouraged to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.

Example of Duties:

As a full-time faculty librarian, the successful candidate will:

-Provide leadership and coordination of access and public services staff, functions, and policies, including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.

-Oversee reference services, including hiring, training, and scheduling reference faculty.

-Support and coordinate library communications and outreach, including social media; act as liaison with local libraries and the local community.

-Foster a student-centered, service-oriented learning environment.

-Develop and provide reference services at the main campus, satellite centers, and for online programs.

-Provide library instruction in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face and online, to a diverse population of users.

-Assist in the coordination of library security, development of disaster plans, and communication with various campus groups regarding the safety and security of the library staff, students, and physical building.

-Use data to make informed and student-centered decisions regarding library services.

-Promote and maintain an effective learning environment within the library through redesign and repurposing of space, furniture, and technology.

-Participate in collection development in collaboration with discipline faculty.

-Participate in library planning and budgeting, focusing on appropriate recommendations for public services functions, including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.

-Represent the library at campus meetings and participate in assigned committees.

Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff, other programs within the Library Technology Center, and across campus.


-Masters in library science, or library and information science; OR the equivalent.*

-A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2016. Applicants who believe they possess equivalent qualifications may complete an equivalency form and submit it with their application materials for review. The form may be downloaded here:


-Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching.

-Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.

-Effective communication skills and ability to resolve conflict.

-Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

-Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

-Ability to work effectively with students who have a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals.

-Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in reference, instruction, and for promoting library services.

-3 years of professional experience in an academic library or relevant, comparable environment.

-Experience using and/or managing circulation, interlibrary loan, and/or reserves modules of an Integrated Library System.

-Demonstrated ability to coordinate public outreach, marketing, and library programming.

-Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy skills, in person and online.

-Member of professional library or related technology groups or organizations.

Anticipated Starting Compensation

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $52,532-­71,235 annually. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,881 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,043.


Monterey Peninsula College provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including sick leave, medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long term disability benefits for the employee only. Monterey Peninsula College contributes 10.73% to the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date

The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning the week of August 17, 2016.

Application Deadline

A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST, Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures

To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:

-Completed Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;

-Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications;

-Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;

-Unofficial Transcripts of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework;

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense. Degrees must be earned at a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education;

-Written Essay. Please limit your response to a single page: Describe your vision for providing access and public library services that meet the needs of MPC’s diverse student population. Consider two of the following student populations to discuss: basic skills, career technical education, transfer, and lifelong learners.

-One (1) current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log­in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831) 646-4014.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Andrea Bozant

Human Resources Department

Monterey Peninsula College

(831) 646-­4024

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified approximately 2-­4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the week of March 14 or March 21, 2016. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre­employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, a certificate of Tuberculosis exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. Monterey Peninsula College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

About the College

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

The college offers over 100 degree and certificate programs to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, provide career and technical training or to update work skills, and to improve basic skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and English as a Second Language. As part of the Associate Degree for Transfer program with California State University (CSU), MPC currently offers 14 transfer degrees with guaranteed admission to the CSU in Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Studio Arts. The college has a growing distance education program, MPC Online. MPC is also a community resource for lifelong learning opportunities.

MPC serves the communities of Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City, and Seaside. Classes are offered at the Monterey campus, at the MPC Education Center at Marina, at the Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, and at various off-campus locations.

MPC has enjoyed tremendous support from the community. In 2002, voters approved a $145 million bond for facilities, infrastructure, and equipment at the college. These funds have ushered in an extraordinary period of renewal for MPC, resulting in the modernization and transformation of the Monterey campus, and the construction of permanent facilities for the college’s Fort Ord Center, including the Education Center at Marina and Public Safety Training Center in Seaside.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College’s accreditation in June 2010. MPC’s next accreditation evaluation site visit will take place in October 2016.

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

For Institutional Research:

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