Professor of Library Science (General Librarian), Mt. San Antonio College – deadline extended

By IS Lab April 20, 2020

Website Mt. San Antonio College

Job Details

Job Title: Professor of Library Science (General Librarian)
Department: Library & Learning Resources
Employee Classification: Faculty
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Salary: Initial placement, $82,692 – $123,409 annually
Open date: 12/06/2019
Open until filled: Yes


First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application
2. A cover letter addressing how duties & responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications are met
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position
4. A minimum of three (3) current letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents)
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
6. Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form: Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, are asked to complete this form to be considered

Job Responsibilities

1. Teach, develop, and assess library information literacy workshops, library tours, credit library research courses, and other instruction delivered in both traditional in-person and distance learning formats
2. Teach information literacy concepts using best practices in academic libraries and culturally responsive pedagogy, incorporates technology as part of the research and retrieval process, and differentiates and explains the value of print and electronic options
3. Assist and instruct students, faculty, and staff in constructing effective search strategies, finding relevant sources and evaluating research materials from full-text research databases, library catalogs, and other print and electronic resources.
4. Develop, implement and assess curriculum to be responsive to campus-wide information literacy needs
5. Provide in-person and online reference services to a diverse population that support a philosophy of instruction and research skills development focusing on critical thinking and analysis

1. Develop, evaluate, and maintain assigned library collection areas in collaboration with discipline experts as a librarian liaison to ensure that relevant up-to-date library resources reflect curricular needs
2. Use a variety of collection development tools and approval plans to evaluate and select materials, and manage collection development processes to meet deadlines

1. Initiate and develop relationships with discipline faculty to provide library learning opportunities in support of campus and state initiatives such as California Guided Pathways and AB 705
2. Expand student access to librarians and academic support by introducing practices that support different learning styles such as one-on-one research consultations and meeting students across campus in classrooms, centers, or other locations
3. Consult with discipline faculty to develop meaningful connections between library materials and classroom assignments that incorporate library research, develop critical thinking, and support information analysis
4. Promote reference and research services to faculty and students in cooperation with librarians

1. Collaborate with librarians in a team-oriented environment
2. Collaborate in the development, evaluation, and assessment of library policies, procedures, and workflows
3. Collaborate in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and unit objectives by focusing on data analysis and using results to formulate strategies for improved outcomes
4. Participate in professional and co-curricular activities, e.g., committees, student activities, governance processes, or curriculum review and development
5. Fulfill late afternoon and/or evening assignments that may be required as part of the regular contract
6. Work in the spirit of the College’s mission, vision, and core values to support our diverse campus community



A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:
1. Master’s in library science, library and information science, OR
2. The equivalent (please attach an Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form); OR
3. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.) AND
B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.


1. Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library or information school
2. Ability to implement and assess programming, services, and instruction in support of student learning and success
3. Experience working in a team-oriented, public services environment
4. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships between departments and teams with varying needs and goals
5. Knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging historically underrepresented and underserved students.
6. Effective verbal and written communication skills
7. Communicate effectively to students orally and in writing.

Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency are asked to complete the Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form to be considered.


A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, presentation, teaching demonstration, or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be determined following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Letters of Recommendation

The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference’s name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Transcripts to Meet Required Qualifications

Optional Documents

  1. Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form
  2. Foreign Transcripts Evaluation
  3. Transcripts – Continued
  4. Narrative continued
  5. Professional License/Certificates/ Credentials
  6. Other Document 1
  7. Other Document 2
  8. Other Document 3

It is the policy of Mt. San Antonio College that harassment is prohibited and that all persons shall receive equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, age (over 40), medical condition (cancer), mental disability, physical disability (including HIV & AIDS), marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran Status. This nondiscrimination policy covers Family and Medical Care Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave. Contact the Office of Human Resources if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process at 909.274.4225.

Mt. San Antonio College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month contract position that begins in July 2020. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience, up to a maximum placement at step 9.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to them about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

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