Chaffey Community College District: Reference Librarian


Invites applications for:


Application Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 4:00 PM


This is a full-time, tenure-track, librarian position. Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support, the primary assignment will be to provide library services to the college, its students, faculty, and staff, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. Although the assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus, transfers to Fontana or Chino may be possible per contract and need.


This assignment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Provide library reference service to the college community, including suggested search strategies and guidance in the use of electronic, Web-based, and print resources;

Provide library instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations;

Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses;

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner;

Participate in collection development and management responsibilities;

Serve on division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities;

Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities;

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;

Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract.



Master’s degree in library science, library and information science; OR

Possession of a valid lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as a Reference Librarian; OR

The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application);

Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students.



Experience in providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of skills and goals;

Experience in the delivery of electronic reference services;

Working knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of library services and instruction;

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, classified staff, and student employees;

Experience with and commitment to working with culturally and ethnically diverse groups;

Experience with or commitment to underprepared adult learners;

Effective oral and written communication skills;

Experience in the development, implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes.



Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $55,458 (minimum qualifications) to $86,568 (doctorate). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or national accredited institution of higher learning.


Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS).


Applications must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the announcement. Application package must include:

District Application

(Completion of all sections is required. Do not mark “See Resume”)

Letter of Application

(State briefly how you meet the qualifications)


Professional Reference List

(Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)

Copy of Transcripts

(Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred – photocopies are acceptable)

Application and information may be obtained from Chaffey College, Department of Human Resources(909) 652-6528 or The College does not return materials submitted in application for a position. Please do not include any additional documents not required in the Application Process section.

Completed application and related materials must be received by Human Resources no later than 4 PM on the application deadline as indicated at the top of the announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose.

Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bonafide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility. The District reserves the right to readvertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Applicants should promptly notify the Department of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

The Selection Process

A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should you feel you have any need for accommodation due to a disability, please indicate this request on your application or contact the Department of Human Resources.

Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.


All application materials must be submitted to:


Human Resources, 5885 Haven Avenue

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002

(909) 652-6528

About the College


The College

Chaffey College, one of the first colleges to be established in California, is a two-year public community college situated in an area of natural and tranquil beauty in Southern California. Its campus occupies 200 acres of rolling lawns and native foliage in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Founded in 1883 as a private college, Chaffey has been a publicly funded college since 1916.


The college district serves a population of 650,000 in the west end of the vibrant Inland Empire of San Bernardino County, where the communities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Guasti, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga (Alta Loma, Cucamonga, and Etiwanda) and Upland are located. Four high school districts are contained in these communities.


Chaffey College has lower division courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, occupational courses for students who wish to gain competence in employable skills, or who wish to improve their skills, and general education courses for all students to provide them with an awareness of the ideas and ideals of our cultural heritage.

Transfer programs meet the lower division requirements of four-year colleges and universities.

Occupational programs are kept current and the latest information on occupational requirements is made available to students through interaction with community leaders and advisory committees.

In addition, Success Centers provide the community with resource centers for the development of foundational skills. At these Centers, students can improve their foundational skills, and secure tutoring and special supplementary materials.

Public Safety

The District’s Department of Public Safety maintains crime statistics that occur on our campus facilities, on property owned or controlled by the district, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses. This information is produced in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus and Crime Statistics Act. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Chaffey College Police Department at 909-652-6533 or by accessing the following website:

Chaffey Community College District is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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