Librarian, Irvine Valley College

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Library Services (IVC-037-087)


10 Months/Year

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10-Irvine Valley College

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The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

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Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR the equivalent 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 1, 1990), OR
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 above. (Applicants making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).

Experience Required:

• Minimum of two (2) years recent professional experience in an academic library (preferably community college providing reference and instruction services.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work productively, both independently and with a team.
• Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, faculty, & administrators
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse community college system including socioeconomic, cultural, disability, & ethnicities.

Desired Qualifications:

• A second Master’s degree from an accredited university in a discipline taught at Irvine Valley College
• In-depth knowledge of integrated library systems, search interfaces, & experience in instructional design and/or distance education pedagogy
• Experience with established and emerging metadata standards and mark-up languages such as Dublin core, HTML, XML, and XHTML
• A working knowledge of the OCLC WorldShare Management System
• A basic understanding of RDA, MARC, AACR2, and other cataloging standards
• Knowledge of the Blackboard course management system
• Familiarity with contemporary issues pertaining to library technology, information competency, student learning outcomes, and program review
• Ability to produce online and in print resource lists and subject guides and other materials to support the information needs or students, faculty and staff.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate and teach a dynamic library instruction program (workshops and instructional sessions). Create online learning opportunities that focus on library skills and information competency for distance learners, including interactive tutorials, static pathfinders, and enhanced online reference. Contribute to the campus-wide conversation on information competency and its assessment. Train faculty and staff in the applications of new library technologies. Provide reference instruction and information service to students, faculty, staff and college community. Review and select print and electronic materials for library acquisition and electronic transfer of resources to library systems. Maintain current knowledge in the subject‐matter area and in effective teaching/learning strategies; maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. Work as a team member of faculty librarians to assess and plan for improvement of library services and library resources. Maintain appropriate statistics and reports. Serve on college committees and participate in college-wide professional development activities. Assignments may include evening and weekend hours.

Additional Position Information:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must 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.
• At least one current letter of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic abilities.
• Academic transcripts of all college level work showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution {For consideration, degrees must be awarded at 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, (i.e. NACES agency: 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.

A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the filing deadline. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

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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Contractual Duties and Responsibilities:

Each faculty member shall:
1 – Comply with their individual workload assignments.
2 – Take responsibility for curriculum and program development, updates, and technical/program reviews.
3 – Read, respond to, evaluate all student work, and report final grades to Admissions, Records, and Enrollment Services by an announced deadline each semester.
4 – Respond to student academic concerns.
5 – Report all personal absences to the Dean.
6 – Participate in program review and college accreditation processes as appropriate.
7 – Complete his or her Flex obligation, calculated at 4.2 hours per Flex day as designated in the Academic Calendar.

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Full Time, Tenure Track

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