Instruction/Reference Librarian, Mission College

Posting Open Date 05/28/2013
Posting Close Date 07/08/2013
Contact Name Dorothy Mundt
Contact Phone 818-364-7635
Contact Email

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Position Title Librarian
Status Probationary/Tenure track

The Los Angeles Community College District announces an opening for a tenure track Librarian at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC), a two-year community college that serves more than 11,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The College is one of nine in the Los Angeles Community College District. Founded in 1975, LAMC is located in Sylmar and has strong historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, the institution’s enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater-San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita. The College provides excellent transfer, basic skills, transitional and career education programs. Committed to student success, Los Angeles Mission College works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly-respected job training programs that directly meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers. Los Angeles Mission College prides itself on its commitment to diversity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Student-focused, motivated, and dynamic individuals who possess the required training, work experience and commitment to Los Angeles Mission College’s mission and values are invited to submit applications.

Job Description
The Los Angeles Mission College Library is seeking an experienced librarian who has a passion for teaching, can develop ties to the diverse campus community, and assist in the growth of the library instruction program and services. The Library provides the college community with access to organized collections and information, supports instruction, and in collaboration with other academic programs, encourages and facilitates information competency and critical thinking skills in all students. The department prides itself as an innovative and collaborative group of faculty and staff who strive to provide library services that support faculty, curriculum, and student success. At Los Angeles Mission College, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

• Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student learning

• Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, ages, identities, abilities and educational experiences

• Self-reflection on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community

Minimum Qualifications
 Masters in Library Science, Library Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, market, coordinate, and teach a dynamic library instruction program utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.

• Collaborate with faculty to develop assignments that will reinforce information competency skills.

• Provide library reference services that encourage students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

• Increase students’ and faculty knowledge of library resources, including web-based instruction.

• Assist in developing student learning outcomes and assessments.

• Assist in assessing and improving library services.

• Effectively communicate in English, orally and in writing.

• Work a flexible schedule, which may include some evening and weekend duties.

• Participate in campus shared governance and department and college initiatives.

• Perform other duties as assigned to ensure that effective library services and learning environments for students are maintained.

• Perform other contractual duties.

Desired Qualifications
• One year experience teaching at the community college level.

• One year experience providing reference services in a community college library.

• Experience in developing library and information competency curriculum and programs that are responsive to student and faculty needs.

• Sensitivity and ability to work with students having diverse backgrounds, skills and needs.

• Academic training or experience in assessing library services.

• Team oriented, flexible, and able to work both independently and collaboratively.

• Knowledge of online course management systems, presentation, and screen recording and editing software.

• Experience using computer technology and software in providing reference services and high-quality instruction.

• Willingness to participate in professional development, stay current with library trends, and utilize new technology.

• Multi-cultural experience and/or fluency in an additional language.

• Experience in grant writing.

• Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the library and college.

Salary and Benefits
This is a 10-month, 30-hour-per-week tenure-track faculty position. The beginning salary range of $47,600 to $74,110 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,000 per academic year. District benefits include health, dental, vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and term life insurance for the employee.

Application and Evaluation Process
For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

• A one page Letter of Interest addressing the responsibilities of the position
• Current resume
• Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position
• Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview)
• Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to
• A one-page response to the following question:

Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities. What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences?

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Los Angeles Mission College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

For priority consideration, please submit your application and required documents by July 8, 2013. [Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail.] Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. The completed application package must be filed no later than Monday, July 8, 2013 to be considered. All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Mission College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

For additional information or questions, please contact Dorothy Mundt, Academic Affairs, at (818) 364-7635 or by email at

Americans with Disabilities Act
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days’ prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of the LACCD to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, Ethnic Group Identification, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, perceived to be in a protected category or associated with those in protected category and veteran status


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