Professor of Library Science (General Librarian), Mt. SAC, Walnut, CA

Job Title: Professor of Library Science (General Librarian) (Full-time, Tenure-track)
Position Number: 201314921
Department: Library & Learning Resources
Job Category: Faculty
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): As assigned
Salary Range: Faculty Schedule
Salary: Initial placement, $82,692 – $123,409 annually
Open Date: 12/12/2018
Initial Screening Date: 03/01/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on March 1, 2019 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

  1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application;
  2. A cover letter addressing how duties & responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications are met;
  3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position;
  4. A minimum of three (3) current letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents);
  5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts; AND
  6. Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form: All candidates not holding the stated minimum qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, must complete this form to be considered.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

  1. Academic Support
    1. Initiate and develop relationships with discipline faculty to provide library learning opportunities in support of campus initiatives such as California Guided Pathways and Multiple Measures
    2. Expand student access to librarians and academic support by introducing practices that support different learning styles such as one-on-one research consultations and meeting students across campus in classrooms, centers, or other locations
    3. Consult with discipline faculty to develop meaningful connections between library materials and classroom assignments that incorporate library research, develop critical thinking, and support information analysis
    4. Promote reference and research services to faculty and students in cooperation with librarians
  2. Public Services
    1. Lead, coordinate, and implement, public and reference service initiatives informed by best practices to provide an exceptional user experience for students seeking research assistance
    2. Recommend and document reference services policies, practices and workflows based on curriculum and pedagogy and guided by diversity, access, and equity needs to enhance student success
    3. Lead the development, review, and maintenance of public service policies, practices, and workflows in discussion with classified staff and librarians
    4. Analyze, recommend, and promote modification or improvement of library study spaces and physical layout of service areas and then oversee implementation and ensure completion of approved modifications
    5. Collect, analyze, and interpret public service improvement initiatives data focusing on empowering students from diverse backgrounds and experiences and enriching student development and growth of individual information literacy skills
    6. Prepare written, analytical reports based on public services data and share findings and recommendations with stakeholders
    7. Provide guidance and recommendations for continuous improvement of reference services that supports a philosophy of research skills development focusing on critical thinking and analysis
    8. Provide in-person and online chat reference services to a diverse population that support a philosophy of instruction and research skills development focusing on critical thinking and analysis
    9. Assist and instruct students, faculty, and staff in constructing effective search strategies, finding relevant resources, and evaluating research materials from full-text research databases, library catalogs, and other print and electronic resources
  3. Instruction
    1. Teach, develop, and assess library information literacy workshops, library tours, and credit library research courses, and other instruction delivered in both traditional in-person and distance learning formats
    2. Teach information literacy concepts using best practices in academic libraries and culturally responsive pedagogy that include print and digital information retrieval strategies, incorporates technology as part of the research and retrieval process, and differentiates and explains the value of print and electronic options
  4. Collection Development
    1. Develop, evaluate, and maintain assigned library collection areas in collaboration with discipline experts as a librarian liaison to ensure that relevant up-to-date library resources, which reflect the curricular needs of each department, are available to support programs, degrees, and certificates as well as individual courses and subject areas specific to Mt. SAC
    2. Use a variety of collection development tools and approval plans to evaluate choices, select materials, and manage collection development processes
  5. General Library Duties
    1. Collaborate with librarians in all practices in a team-oriented environment
    2. Collaborate in the development, evaluation, and assessment of library policies, procedures, and workflows
    3. Collaborate in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and unit objectives by focusing on data analysis and using results to formulate strategies for improved outcomes
    4. Participate in professional and co-curricular activities, e.g., committees, student activities, governance processes, or curriculum review and development
    5. Fulfill late afternoon and/or evening assignments that may be required as part of the regular contract

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