Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide vision, direction, and shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.
The ideal candidate will share DVC’s commitment to educating its increasingly diverse student population particularly those from underserved communities. We currently enroll over 29,000 students. 24% of DVC students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 5% are Filipino, 14% are Asian, 37% are White, and 8% are multiracial. DVC expects to become an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution in the coming year.
The successful candidate will join a college that is dedicated to achieving the goals of its Student Equity Plan. The college is host to active student-led affinity groups, robust learning community programs (e.g. Puente, Umoja, MESA.), meetings and trainings dedicated to supporting DACA students and their families, and an offering of culturally responsive events, including the ongoing Education, Equity and Inclusivity Speaker series.
The DVC Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the college’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Qualified early career librarians and candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
- Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial background, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
- Ability to apply diverse life and teaching experiences to student learning and success;
- Commitment to improving the success of students of all backgrounds and abilities, in particular, reducing achievement gaps of under-prepared and under-served students;
- Experience and/or coursework in academic library instruction;
- Ability to creatively apply emerging trends, concepts, and technologies in library instruction;
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as part of a team;
- Commitment to user-centered library services;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning, including pedagogical practices and instructional design.
Job Open Date: 12/13/2017
Job Close Date: 02/05/2018
Employment Begins: August 2018
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