Resident Librarian, Santa Barbara City College

Announcement: Opening for SBCC Luria Library Resident Librarian 2019-2020, a one-year, paid position

Are you just out of library school or anticipating graduation this spring? Come explore community college librarianship in a vital and welcoming library in southern California!

Library Resident Opening
The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. The position is a temporary part-time (25 hours per week) appointment, open August 26, 2019 and finishing May 8, 2020.

About SBCC
Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California – and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. In 2013 SBCC was awarded the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

About the Library
The Eli Luria Library, named after our benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. Embracing its slogan (Explore, Learn, Grow), the Luria Library seeks to inspire discovery by offering dynamic, innovative, and welcoming physical and virtual environments for students and faculty, and providing the resources, services, and instruction they need to achieve educational, professional, and personal growth and success. In January 2011, we won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Resident Library will gain experience in access, technical, collection areas and will be providing reference services, both face-to-face and online, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, and teaching information competency workshops based on the ACRL Framework. In our teaching, we seek to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American and Latinx students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in many academic libraries.

Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science awarded in 2018 or 2019 (degree must be awarded prior to start date).
A career interest in community college librarianship.
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.
Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

Director, Library

** Priority Screening Date: 3:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019 **

Open until filled.
Applications submitted after the priority screening may be considered.

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking a dynamic and committed professional to serve as Director of Library Services and provide strategic vision and leadership for the College Library. The MPC Library provides students, staff, faculty, and community users with access to a wide range of resources, programs, and services that support teaching and learning at MPC.

Position Definition:Under the administrative direction of the Dean of Instruction, direct all aspects of Library administration in conformance with appropriate College policies and procedures, including day-to-day operations, long range planning, budget development and fiscal oversight, management and evaluation of assigned faculty and staff, and collaboration with internal and external partners. Work collaboratively with Library faculty and staff to ensure patrons have access to, and use of, Library materials and resources, instruction, programming, and related services. Work collaboratively with other College departments to address issues related to facilities management, technology, safety, and security as they relate to the Library; and oversee special projects and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Possession of a master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Knowledge of, and commitment to teaching and student support; Library standards and practices; Library operations including, but not limited to using/and or managing reference, instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, library outreach, marketing, and special programming; current and emerging technologies used in reference, instruction, and for promoting library services.

Ability to: Work in collaboration with Library faculty and staff to plan, design, and implement comprehensive library programs and services; establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and campus administrators, management, faculty, staff, students, diverse community, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant and trainers, and the public; appropriately supervise and lead reporting employees;  analyze a variety of administrative problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations; research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; prepare and monitor a budget; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; comply with Title V, California Education Code, and Accreditation standards; plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules; exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and records; supervise, train, and evaluate personnel; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; operate computers and their peripherals; use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data; operate a variety of office equipment; use appropriate and correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation; perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry and retrieval from database programs; rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned ; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending and working on a community college campus.


An earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.
The equivalent of at least 2 years of full-time experience working in an academic library.

Demonstrated experience in library management including short term and long term planning; budget management; and hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating staff.

Experience working as an academic librarian.

Knowledge of current library resources, services, and technology to support student learning.

Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively within a diverse campus community.

Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Salary $6,984­ – $8,171 per month. + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits)


Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.


Application Deadline

A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 3:00 p.m. PST April 26, 2019 to meet the priority screening date. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials online:

A completed District online application, including the required diversity statement and supplemental questions;
cover letter addressing each of the items listed in the Desirable Qualifications;
Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (i.e. a Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s degree). Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant’s expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations on Foreign Transcripts

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions.” Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Elisa Judy
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831-645-1392

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of April 2019.  Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College’s accreditation in June 2018. MPC’s accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016.

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

For Institutional Research: information/institutional-research