Librarian Associate Faculty Pool

Librarian Associate Faculty Pool

West Valley-Mission Community College District

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Librarian Associate Faculty Pool


West Valley-Mission Community College District is now accepting applications from qualified persons for the purpose of developing a pool of librarians interested in part-time assignments. Duties may include, but not be limited to, teaching various assignments including information competency courses, library orientations and library workshops, reference services, and co-developing web-based learning tools. Assignments may require day, evening, weekend and/or online work assignments at one, or both, campus locations.

The workload for associate librarians shall not exceed a total hour assignment of sixty percent (60%) of a full-time assignment in any week. The duties of associate librarians consist of library-related assignments and other responsibilities which are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the member’s department.

Work location: West Valley – Mission Community College District. This position may be assigned to either Mission College or West Valley College, or re-assigned from one to the other.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is based on a percentage of workload up to a maximum of 67% (percent). Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261 – $20,955; maximum earnable up to $29,559.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR
• Possess a valid California Community College Credential in Library Science OR
• The equivalent. Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
• Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus, will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications
• Knowledge of, or experience with, information competency/literacy initiatives and concepts.
• Experience providing instruction in a library, a face-to-face or online course, or similar teaching experience.
• Library reference experience, including use of a variety of print, web and other electronic bibliographic resources.
• High degree of computer literacy and familiarity with library and information technologies, including databases, search engines and library automated systems.
• Ability to communicate well with students, staff, and faculty from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment.

Knowledge and Abilities
See Desired Qualifications for details.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Associate librarians are assigned by the Dean, in consultation with the associate member and his/her supervisor, if appropriate. Duties may consist of one or more of the following but other professional librarian duties, that are not listed, may also be assigned:
• Work with students at the reference desk.
• Provide reference assistance for students and staff.
• Evaluate, select, and discard print and non-print library materials to keep the library collection current with curriculum.
• Provide bibliographic instruction for students.

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
• Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, course activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned courses.
• Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated District and college needs.
• Submit, when due, all necessary reports such as attendance, grade reports, rosters and class schedules.
• Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate instruction offices.
• Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
• Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
• Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
• Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
• Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
• Work cooperatively within the college community.
• Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
• Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
• Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

Application Information
• To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
• If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
• Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
• Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
• DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
• The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

Selection Process
• After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
• All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
• The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
• The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
• Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
• Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.

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Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.


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