Librarian – Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions

Librarian – Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions

San Mateo County Community College District


Posting Number: 0600921

Salary: Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $60,067 up to $75,381 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $68,826 to $80,473 per year.

Division: CAÑ – Vice President, Instruction

Position Type: Faculty Positions

Location: Cañada College

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: Start Date: Spring 2014 Semester

Position Number: 3F0021/3F0072

Posting Date: 10-07-2013

First Review Date: 11-08-2013 Deadline is 10 p.m. PST

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


General Statement:

Cañada College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Cañada faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide vision, direction, and leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of all Library instructional efforts for campus-based and distance education students and faculty

2. Provide reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff and the community

3. Conduct subject-specific research workshops, develop and teach credit classes in information competency, participate in activities designed to increase and document student use of the Library

4. Foster and coordinate the expansion of information competency into the general curriculum and academic and vocational programs

5. Participate in the collection, development and implementation of print and electronic information resources and services

6. Provide leadership in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes

7. Participate in the development and production of the Library’s outreach initiatives and public service programming

8. Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Library’s Web page

9. Participate in the supervision and evaluation of student assistants and library support staff

10. Participate in development of library reports, policies and procedures

11. Maintain currency with trends and best practices in the fields of Library Science and Information Management with particular focus on instruction, access services, and digital assets management

12. Participate in division, College, District and consortium committees as assigned

13. Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.



• Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science OR the equivalent (see information that follows).

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff


For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:


Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed above. Transcripts required.


Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field and have completed twenty-four semester units of both upper-division and graduate work in the academic field specified above. Transcripts required.


Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications.


Desirable Skills and Abilities:

The screening committee will select interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:


1. Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to teach diverse students, develop curricular materials, and collaborate with faculty in traditional, online, and distance education environments.

2. Strong student-centered public service providing in-person and remote reference services to students, faculty, and staff who reflect diverse, social, economic, academic preparedness, age, language, and gender differences

3. Experience working with individual students and with supporting faculty instruction in the development of information competency across the curriculum

4. Commitment to serving traditionally underrepresented students

5. Knowledge of print and electronic information resources and services

6. Demonstrated proficiency in technical and user support of web-based instructional and access services including electronic reserves, online course management systems, and institutional repositories

7. Practical experience in collection development in print and online resources

8. Knowledge of developing and assessing student learning outcomes

9. Skill in guiding research and analysis and documentation of Library effectiveness

10. Skill in supervising student assistants and/or library support staff

11. Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication

12. Ability to troubleshoot simple library computer and software issues for students and staff

13. Knowledge of copy cataloging on OCLC

14. Spanish bilingual/bicultural skills


Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

15. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success

16. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the Library through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities


EEO Statement:

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.



Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.


Required Documents:

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

College Transcripts


Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application form and to apply for this position);

2. A résumé that details all education, training, and work experience;

3. Complete copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts;

4. A cover letter which addresses how your knowledge and experience apply to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.


Other application information may be obtained from the web page or by contacting the Office of Human Resources as follows:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources

3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402

Automated Service Line.: 650.574.6555

FAX.: 650.574.6574 WebPage:


Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.



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