San Diego State University Library – STEM Librarian

October 30, 2013

San Diego State University Library and Information Access is seeking applications for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration.

This position will provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines and will be responsible for library instruction and information literacy, outreach, collection development, and liaising in engineering, mathematics, and science related fields.

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master’s degree or equivalent international degree; an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at least two years’ experience in an equivalent research library.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. This position will remain open until filled.  Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Research Services Librarian

October 29, 2013

Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary:
 Associate Librarian IV – VII ($58,188 – $70,956)
 Librarian I – IV ($70,956 – $91,140)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application Deadline: December 8, 2013

Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Description of Library Unit
The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,000 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and more than 100 law school staff. The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, an active Moot Court program, and 12 law reviews.

The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research. The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff. Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the bench and bar. The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus and has 17 librarians and 16 staff members. The library offers users an impressive collection that contains more than 600,000 bound volumes and documents, more than 20,000 microform titles, and access to more than 10,000 databases. The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into four sections, each headed by an Assistant Law Librarian: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services. The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.

The Law Library Research Assistant (RA) Program is the largest of its kind and serves as the preferred means of obtaining research assistants for UCLA Law faculty. The program typically serves 60 ladder faculty members per year and employs 45-50 law students working full-time during the summer and 60 students working part-time during the academic year.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Law Library’s RA Program Director, the Research Services Librarian serves as the assistant department head and is responsible for assisting in the daily management of the Library’s RA Program.

The Research Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the interviewing, hiring, training, assignment, and supervision of Library RAs. Library RAs receive intensive training focused on scholarly research, as well as instruction on the production of high-quality work product and on professional communication skills. Training takes place two to three times per year. The Research Services Librarian’s primary job is to work closely with the Program Director to learn all elements of running the program and to work closely with Law School faculty and staff to ensure its smooth operation. The Research Services Librarian may also prepare research memoranda, perform cite checking, Bluebooking, and editing for law faculty research projects and provide in-depth reference and research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty and students.

The Law Library permits considerable flexibility for professional librarians to pursue professional goals and develop competence in areas of preference while also meeting the needs of the Library and Law School. As time permits, the Research Services Librarian may also teach legal research classes, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops and classes given throughout the year. The Research Services Librarian may also participate in library orientation programs, prepare research guides, and perform reference desk service, which may include staffing the reference desk one evening per week and on Saturdays.

Members of the public services staff work in a team setting to provide a high level of service. Support offered to the Librarian includes document delivery services, technical support, and generous funding for professional development.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
 Serve as assistant department head of the Research Assistant (RA) Program,
 Assist in the interviewing and hiring of all of the Library’s RAs,
 Assist in the training of the RAs, including the preparation of training materials and the teaching of training sessions,
 Provide ongoing support and supervision of a large group of research assistants,
 Assist in the daily administration of the RA Program, including the monitoring of RA availability and the tracking of program statistics,
 Prepare research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects,
 Provide in-depth research assistance to Law faculty and students,
 Participate in library orientation programs,
 Prepare research guides,
 Perform reference desk service,
 Teach legal research classes, including RA training sessions, Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, and other workshops,
 Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community, and
 Serve as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library.

Required Qualifications
 Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience),
 J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
 Relevant work experience in an academic law library or professional legal experience. Other substantial, related experience, degrees, or skills will be considered.
 Demonstrated ability to supervise RAs, attorneys, or paralegals.
 Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
 Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment.
 Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and mediation skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and library users.
 Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
 Ability to teach oneself new technologies, to create necessary documentation and other training tools, and then teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents.
 Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.
 Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:

Applications must include:
 a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
 a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
 the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates should apply by December 8, 2013 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at

Librarian (Tenure-Track) – Digital Repository/Archivist/Special Collections

October 25, 2013

Librarian (Tenure-Track) – Digital Repository/Archivist/Special Collections

Recruitment # 2084

Position  Librarian – Digital Repository /Archivist /Special Collections (12 Month)

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Effective Date  July 1, 2014

Salary Range  Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

·         Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program and institution by the date of appointment.
·         Demonstrated post-MLS experience working with digital archives, digital repositories, and/or Special Collections in an academic environment.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice and technological applications related to digital repositories, archives, special collections, and records management.
·         Working knowledge of metadata description tools (EAD, MODS, METS, XML/XSL and other data structure standards) relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of best practices as well as emerging trends for digital repositories, digital archives, and records management.
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication skills, and project management skills.
·         Commitment to and/or expertise in educating and serving a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

·         Additional graduate degree OR certificate in Archival Studies, OR an Archival/Special Collections emphasis in an MLIS program.
·         Experience working collaboratively with college/university faculty, staff, and students.
·         Working knowledge / hands on experience with digital repository programs (i.e. DSpace, bepress, ContentPro, etc).
·         Strong technical skills: format validation and conversion methods; data integrity techniques and technologies; long term storage planning; and digital asset management systems.
·         Working knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues related to digital repositories, archives and special collections use.
·         Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources in a reference environment and/or classroom setting.
·         Ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
·         Familiarity with preservation theory and current research and practices regarding risks to digital collections, such as technological changes, natural disasters, interoperability of software, and security issues.
·         A record of involvement in library and/or archivist professional organizations.



·         Oversee and manage the University’s digital institutional repository, Scholarship @ the Beach (S@tB).
·         Oversee the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives unit.
·         Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections.
·         Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library’s web portal.
·         Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons; conduct library instruction for classes by interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources.
·         Assume responsibility for outreach and the marketing of S@B, Special Collections/Archives services to the campus and outside constituents.
·         Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.
·         Serve a rotation at the central reference desk approximately 6 hours per week including some nights and weekends.
·         Engage in library and university governance and scholarship, including research and publication required for tenure and promotion.
·         Oversee the work of staff and student assistants assigned to S@B, Special Collections/Archives.


The University Library at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Documentation

·         Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
·         CV (including current e-mail address)
·         Three letters of recommendation
·         A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
·         Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


California State University, Long Beach

University Library

Nancy Karnofel – Library Administration

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901



Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 1, 2013

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Librarian – Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions

October 24, 2013

Librarian – Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions

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:

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.


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


Research Librarian for Performing Arts

October 24, 2013

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Performing Arts to plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services, and to develop and manage excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in music, dance, and drama.
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Preferred appointment level is $47,544 – $70,956 (Assistant Librarian I – Librarian I). Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by November 18, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer

Research Librarian for English, Comparative Literature, and Critical Theory

October 24, 2013

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for English, Comparative Literature, and Critical Theory to plan and deliver innovative reference and instruction services, and to develop and manage excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in English, comparative literature, and critical theory.
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Preferred appointment level is $47,544 – $70,956 (Assistant Librarian I – Librarian I). Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by November 18, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology

October 24, 2013

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology 


San Jose State University


Job Title: Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology

Job ID: 22714

Full/Part time: Full-time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department: University Library


About the Position:

This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position may also require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program.


The Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, Technical Services, and Information Technology works under the general direction of the Dean of the University Library and works cooperatively with faculty and administrators.


The purpose of this position is to support the San Jose State University Library’s mission and goals by leading the library into the digital future. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning for Digital Initiatives, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Project Management, and the development of innovative technology-embedded learning spaces. The Associate Dean requires a clear understanding of California and national trends in education, and will provide effective leadership in developing digital initiatives, utilizing emerging technologies to better serve students and faculty, enhancing library operations with technology, enhancing and promoting the digital repository, and initiating new and innovative technology-based services and library spaces.


Besides working effectively with faculty, staff, students and other administrators to articulate and implement the Library’s mission, vision, and philosophy, the Associate Dean exhibits solid management skills, leadership qualities, effectiveness in resource management, and the ability to build partnerships within the University, throughout the California State University system, and with the community. Also, the Associate Dean fosters diversity in the King library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.


In addition, the Associate Dean serves on the Dean’s senior management team, is in charge of the Library in the Dean’s absence, and assists with budget allocation. The Associate Dean works with and provides leadership and vision to the Dean, the Associate Library Dean for User Services, Research and Scholarly Resources and the Manager of Library Administrative Services. Furthermore, the Associate Dean supervises the Manager of Information Technology, the Manager of Technical Services, and the Library Project Specialist to manage the Library’s resources toward accomplishment of Library and University goals.


The Associate Dean works closely in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, and at the same time, collaborates with counterparts in SJPL to implement a shared vision and to effectively offer quality services and resources to both the University and the broader San Jose community.


Link to Apply to the Position:



DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES – Marymount California University

October 21, 2013

With campuses on Southern California’s picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, in the vibrant urban community of San Pedro in Los Angeles, and the rural, Northern California community of Lake County, Marymount California University (MCU) is a student-centered, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional, and life goals.  MCU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor degree programs in Business, Media Studies, Liberal Arts, and Psychology and Master degrees (M.S.) programs in Community Psychology, Leadership & Global Development, with a MBA pending WASC approval.  MCU values a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in all programs. Field-based action research sites in San Pedro and Lake County provide opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and contribute to the literature on action research and community development.  At Marymount, our caring faculty and staff are the catalyst for the remarkable transformation taking place in our students and for the meaningful integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.   We are currently accepting applications for



Available July 1, 2014


Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of Library Services is the chief administrative officer of the Marymount Library.  As such, the Director is a year-round administrative position holding faculty rank. This position is directly responsible for the operations of the library and performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing and assessing library services.



  • Articulate a department vision and provide strategic direction in developing dynamic and innovative programs, services, collections, and curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction;
  • Ensure excellence in programs and services, with particular emphases on library information resources and information technology in support of teaching, scholarship, service, and library operations;
  • Provide leadership in evaluating and assessing library programs, collections, personnel, and services; prepares department annual reports and work plans;
  • Set the library’s fiscal priorities and direction consistent with the Academic Affairs division plan and the Educational Master Plan;
  • Ensure strategic development of appropriate information resources and instructional capacity for a multisite university and online constituencies;
  • Play a central role in the integration of information literacy within the curriculum and among departments and individual faculty;  designs and teaches classes promoting information literacy;



Ph.Din Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred.  Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program will be considered. Two years supervisory experience in an academic library setting; experience working with undergraduate, graduate, and online students in an academic library; experience designing and conducting library instruction; reference experience.


TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume or C.V., transcripts, salary history, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275.  Email materials to:   Application deadline is December 14, 2013.





Librarian – Instructional Services – California Baptist University

October 16, 2013

California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invites applications for tenure-track positions to begin August 14, 2014 in the following area.  Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christian faith and learning.  A terminal degree in the field indicated is preferred, although candidates with a master’s degree who are working toward a terminal degree may be considered.  An application for a position may be submitted electronically through the university’s web site at

Librarian – Instructional Services

The Annie Gabriel Library at California Baptist University seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented faculty librarian to manage the library’s instructional services programs.  The Instructional Services Librarian provides instruction and research assistance in various settings and formats to students and faculty, provides specialized research assistance to graduate students, and manages the library’s subject guides.  The Instructional Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Library, works closely with other members of the library staff, and collaborates with faculty across the university to ensure that the library’s instructional services programs supports the many and varied academic programs offered by the university.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience using the most current instructional methods and technologies to teach information literacy skills in the academic library setting.   An MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution is required.  This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position.

Librarian, Irvine Valley College

October 14, 2013

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Job Category:

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Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled


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Library Services (IVC-037-087)


10 Months/Year

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10-Irvine Valley College

Classification Benefits:

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.

Position-Specific Benefits:

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.

Additional Classification Information:

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.

Assignment Type:

Full Time, Tenure Track