Librarian, Los Angeles City College

By IS Lab April 14, 2021

Los Angeles City College

LACC is seeking applicants for a full-time, 10-month, tenure track faculty Librarian position to begin in the Fall 2021 semester. The assignment may include working on campus, online, offsite, and/or evening and weekends.  This position will be part of a collaborative team that provides information resources and reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff.  The ideal candidate will be tech-savvy and current in the discipline with a passion for information literacy and with a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population.

The current starting range is from $59,140 to $92,070 for the 10- month academic year depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is 3,730 per academic year.  The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents. Optional assignments may include summer and winter intersessions.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s in library science, library and information science OR the equivalent
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff, and students.

Desired:

  • Ability to develop and teach information competency classes and workshops.
  • A strong sense of public service and the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and external organizations.
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegiate environment.
  • Experience in providing reference services in an academic environment.
  • Experience with social media outreach and website maintenance.
  • Experience with emerging digital and instructional technologies along with developing library trends and technologies.
  • Knowledge or and/or experience with e-learning, instructional technology and learning management systems, such as Canvas.
  • Some experience in acquisitions, cataloging, archives, and researching new resources.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with accessibility and accommodations.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with student and program learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Library Service Platforms, such as Alma/Primo/ExLibris.
  • Proficiency in productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using online databases and electronic resources.
  • An interest and willingness to participate in department and college committees, college governance, curriculum, program review and accreditation, or other campus community activities.
  • A commitment to professional growth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide reference service to students, faculty and staff (in-person and online).
  • Conduct library instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty.
  • Develop and coordinate research skills workshops.
  • Actively promote the use of library resources and services to students, faculty and staff, including social media and website updates.
  • Plan and execute outreach programs to various teaching disciplines, the College’s Pathways and to the community.
  • Implementation of inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies to improve student learning.
  • Contribute to collection development activities, including selection and deselection and recommending online and print sources for purchase by the library.
  • Provide input in the selection of library’s electronic resources.
  • Design and produce curricular materials, research guides, information-literacy tutorials and other resources in print, web-based, and multimedia formats.
  • Actively participate in the development and assessment of learning outcomes, including analysis and the use of results to improve student learning and access to resources.
  • Assess and promote the use of emerging technologies for library services and operations.
  • Integrate information competency into courses and Pathways.
  • Collaborate with the department chair and librarians in administrative requirements such as program reviews, statistical recordkeeping, self-evaluation reports for accreditation, and accessibility documentation.
  • Serve as an active participant on campus committees.
  • Provide training and work directions to library staff and student workers.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students, staff, and faculty.
  • Create an engaging, welcoming, and equitable learning environment.
  • Work collegially with members of the department, maintain professional conduct and ethics, and foster a professional working environment.
  • Perform other librarian duties as assigned.
  • Work schedule may include days, evenings and weekends; schedule may vary based upon student/library needs.

To apply, submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest that describes the applicant’s interest in the position and details why the applicant is a good fit for the position;
  2. Current resume that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position;
  3. A list of a minimum of three current (from the last five years) references including the names, titles, address, telephone numbers and e-mail of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
  4. Two signed letters of recommendation to be uploaded as an “other document”;
  5. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At time of application, transcript must include degree confirmation as listed in minimum requirements. If invited to interview, candidate should be prepared to provide official transcripts. Note: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States.  Transcripts from a foreign institution must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

To apply for this job please visit laccd.csod.com.