Library Director, Feather River College

Job posting:

Salary: $51,453 – $95,290/ annually.
Fringe Benefits: The District provides a comprehensive fringe benefit program for employees and their families and membership in the State Teacher Retirement System (STRS). Most benefits apply to employees and dependents. A sharing of the cost of health benefits exists in District policy.

June, 21, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
Postmarks not accepted

Feather River College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 11 month appointment for the position of Library Director. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of all aspects of librarianship in a community college setting and be expected to work directly with students, faculty and other college employees as well as supervise classified staff members and student workers.
The library occupies the second floor of the newly constructed Learning Resource Center. The facility combines form with function to create a learning environment that is aesthetically inviting and conducive to its purpose of providing support for the college’s instructional programs. A computer lab with 30 workstations and an area for group study is conveniently adjacent to the reading/quiet study area with comfortable seating and carrels for individual study. All carrels, tables and chairs have easy access to electrical outlets, allowing patrons to use their personal electronic devices for the length of their stay. The library is completely outfitted with new equipment and furniture and is the hub of instructional support activities on campus, along with the Instructional Resource Center, which is located on the first floor of the LRC.

Feather River College is a small, fully accredited; public community college located north of Lake Tahoe in the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains.


  • Under the direction of the Chief Instructional Officer, plans, develops, coordinates and implements all library services
  • Provides one on one reference service to students enrolled in the college’s instructional programs. Demonstrates research strategies to students using the college’s Book & Media Catalog, electronic databases and various Internet sources, including search engines and directories.
  • Supervises, trains, schedules, mentors and evaluates library classified staff and student employees.
  • Provides classroom instruction which includes, but may not be limited to, library orientations, presentations on specific research topics, and the overall promotion of information competency to the campus community.
  • In collaboration with faculty colleagues, selects and recommends materials for strong print and electronic collections in support of college instructional programs.
  • Researches, recommends and implements new technology applications, equipment and resources for the library.
  • Assesses and develops student learning outcomes for the library.As a member of the Academic Senate, serves on the Council on Instruction and other permanent and ad hoc committees.
  • Prepares Annual and Comprehensive Program Reviews and other relevant planning documents for the library.
  • Collects, organizes and catalogs District/College archival materials (e.g., news articles, important documents and reports, etc.)
  • Pursues continuing education toward maintaining currency with developments and changes in library and information services through conferences, workshops, coursework and professional reading.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in library science, or library and information science, OR the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in the overall supervision of community college library services and operations, including reference assistance, personnel management, budgeting, collection development, relevant technology applications, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic and socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  • Ability to teach effectively in the classroom with students of varying academic abilities and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with all college constituencies.

Applications and position descriptions are available on the Feather River Community College web site at
Interested applicants must submit all of the following:

  • Letter expressing interest in the position, and indicating of how the candidate meets minimum qualifications
  • Completed application on approved Certificated District application form
  • Resume of educational background and experience
  • Legible copies of college transcripts
  • Three letters of professional recommendation addressing pertinent experience/skills
  • Applicant Equal Employment Opportunity Survey (optional).
  • Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations in the application, testing or interviewing process must contact the Human Resources Office.

NOTE: All materials submitted become the property of the District. Materials submitted will not be returned or copied for return and will be considered for this announcement only. Application forms and equivalency forms may also be obtained by contacting the District Human Resource Office.

June, 21, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
Postmarks not accepted

All required documents listed in the Application Requirements section must be received in the Human Resource Office by the application closing date. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate of an interview. Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been selected to appear for an interview. Finalist may be required to return for a second interview.
The complete job description can be obtained from Human Resources.
All travel and interview expenses are the responsibility of the candidate.
All appointments are conditional until approved by the FRCCD Governing Board and subject to verification of information provided in the application packet. At the selected candidate’s expense, proof of freedom from active tuberculosis will be required. Employment will be contingent upon proof of employment eligibility in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1987. FRCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
FRCC reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position. All grant funded positions are contingent upon continued funding.

Feather River Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with state and federal laws, FRCCD does not discriminate in any of its policies, practices or procedures on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,, disability, age, Vietnam-era veteran status, medical status, ancestry or marital status, nor does the District discriminate on the basis of citizenship, within the limitations imposed by law.


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