Reference Librarian, College of the Desert


$6,341.41 – $8,091.57 Monthly


All locations, CA

Job Type

Full Time Faculty Non Instructional


Institutional Effectiveness, Ed. Servs. & Planning

Job Number



5/21/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


Strive towards student success through supporting the College of the Desert’s Librarian services. The Reference Librarian will enable student success in a team-based environment by providing outreach, instruction and in-depth reference assistance.

Library environment. Constant interruptions. May require some evening and weekend responsibility.

Faculty Bargaining Unit Position

Salary Placement is according to the full-time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum Master level starting rate is $69,755.58 for an annual 11-month assignment. Maximum starting salary with a doctorate and significant experience is $89,007.27 for an 11-month annual assignment. This is an 11-month per year full-time tenure-track position. For more information on salary placement please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Download PDF reader)and Salary Schedule (Download PDF reader).

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th & Wednesday, June 28th.

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Examples of Duties

  • Demonstrated competence in current research and information gathering systems and methods.
  • Knowledge of computerized information database systems.
  • Work closely with other librarians in the design and delivery of instruction programming.
  • Deliver library instruction and other library services for new students.
  • Assess the impact of information literacy instruction on student learning outcomes, retention and graduation.
  • Share in the responsibility for in-person and online reference services to students and faculty.
  • Work as a library liaison on the main campus, as well as branch campuses.
  • Library instruction schedule may include evenings and weekends, as well as visits to other sites.
  • Other professional responsibilities as a faculty member of the college, such as committee work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  3. Demonstrated teaching ability, strong commitment to student learning, and enthusiasm for teaching and/or providing reference services in an undergraduate setting.
  4. Strong service orientation, flexibility, effective oral and written communication skills.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given those candidates establishing the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

  1. Experience with the incorporation of emerging technologies into reference and instruction services to students.
  2. Familiarity and experience with assessment as it relates to student learning outcomes.
  3. Experience with the creation of online library tutorials for library research and/or specific course requirements.
  4. Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work collegially with a group.

If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an equivalency request form along with your application materials. Equivalency Request (Download PDF reader)

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.

Supplemental Information


  1. Resume: Include education and experience with employment dates
  2. Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution and include institution name, degree awarded and date degree awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts
  3. Cover Letter/Statement: Address the responsibilities and the personal/professional competencies listed in the position announcement
  4. List of References: Include at least 6 references which should include 2 faculty, 2 supervisors, 1 staff, and 1 student. Applicants not in education may submit comparable references.


College of the Desert, Desert Community College District


43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, California, 92260.




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