Librarian: Instruction and Reference, Santa Monica College

FT/Tenure Track Instructor – Librarian: Instruction and Reference
Salary: $63,967.00 – $133,283.00 Annually
Deadline: 3/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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SMC is looking for a tech-savvy instructional reference librarian who will play a key role in shaping the future of the library at one of the largest community colleges in Southern California.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices of engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty will need to sustain proficient skill level and pedagogical techniques and trends; maintain regular office hours; participate in curriculum and program development/maintenance as well as academic and career advisement; and provide input into the development of student learning outcomes, staff development programs, and departmental and faculty organization activities. The selected candidate will participate on committees; in department, division, campus, and district meetings; in articulation and matriculation related activities; and will perform related duties as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide reference service and coordinate the Instruction Program: provide reference service in person, via chat and other technologies as developed; teach orientations, workshops, Library I class; course-integrated instruction; create and incorporate learning modules to support instruction, reference and web-based library programs using new technologies.
  • Investigate and implement innovative technologies and online learning services in a fast-paced, student-centered, collaborative environment.
  • Solve problems and work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Collaboratively develop innovative ways to provide library instruction, online and in person, incorporating new technologies and instructional design principles; support the research needs of students and faculty engaged in online instruction and distance learning.
  • Assess developing technologies including social media and other services and identify, evaluate, and implement new technologies that can benefit students and faculty.
  • Recommend digital and print library materials for purchase.
  • Participate in the evaluation of library service areas and functions and make recommendations for improved policies, procedures, and services.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a library faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, which can be found on the California Chancellor’s Office website at

  • Master’s in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).
  • Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students for whom English is not their first language, first generation college students, and students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of reference/instructional experience in an academic library setting, and the commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegiate environment.
  • Experience with emerging digital and instructional technologies along with developing library trends and technologies.
  • Experience with online learning authoring tools and experience using Canvas.
  • Experience in instructional design, e-learning, and instructional technology.
  • Experience and interest in active participation in college governance, committees, curriculum, program review and accreditation, or other campus community activities.

Additional Information

FT Faculty Application Requirements

A standard application consists of the following:

  • Online District Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two (2) Confidential Letters of Recommendation

* Additional, job-specific items may be required. Please refer to the job posting for specific details.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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