Full-Time Tenure Track

*JOB OPENING ID #1821/4116*

*CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2013


The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Master’s degree or higher in library science, or library and information science from an accredited college or university; OR

2. Valid California Community College Instructor Credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July l, 1990); OR

3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 above. (Candidates who apply on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials.)


• Minimum of two (2) years recent full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate experience in an academic library (preferably community college) planning and managing library automation systems and technical services;

• One year cataloging experience using MARC, AACR2, OCLC; OR

• For recent library school graduates, minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience in library technical services (cataloging and acquisitions) and interest in specializing in cataloging and acquisitions.

• Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:

• Demonstrated knowledge of online database management, the principals of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, authority control, and bibliographic maintenance.

• Demonstrated ability to apply nationally recognized rules and standards including LC Classification, LCSH, MARC21 and RDA (Resource Description and Access).

• Cataloging experience with OCLC bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably SirsiDynix.

• Demonstrated experience with digital collection management.

• Demonstrated library instruction experience or training to students and faculty or staff.

• Experience in making professional presentations will be considered.

• Demonstrated experience in providing reference services to a diverse population.

• Demonstrated experience in acquisition.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a diverse community of colleagues and library users.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Community college experience.


• Manages all aspects of technical services workflow, including database management, planning for future initiatives, proposing technical solutions, and settling and maintaining standards of database quality and cataloging productivity.

• Provides leadership for the library regarding cataloging trends, collection management, and acquisitions process.

• Teaches information competency workshops.

• Provides traditional and online reference services.

• The librarian in this position participates in cataloging all library resources, in all formats; coordinates database authority control; keeps abreast of library technology, cataloging rules and resources, and makes recommendations as appropriate; coordinates projects related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance.

• Manages the expenditure of library funds and budgets; oversees the acquisitions process of print and digital resources.

• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

• Assignment may include evening and/or weekend hours.


To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materialsmust be electronically uploaded at *https: //*:

– *A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.*

– *A current résumé *and/or Curriculum Vitae.

– *Three current letters of recommendation *from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic abilities. Letters must reference job opening ID.

– *Academic transcripts *of all college level work showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution {For consideration, degrees must be awarded at the time of application, *or *applicant must complete Supplemental

Application for Equivalency with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this time. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non‐U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation with translation, at the time of application.}

Federal law requires every new employee to present

documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County

Community College District, and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense.

Application materials must be received by 5:00 P.M. on the day the position closes. Application materials (i.e. letters of recommendation) received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.

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