JOB: Librarian Openings at Ca=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=F1ada_?=College

Roy Tennant roytennant at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 23 16:23:41 EDT 2013

Two full-time positions open at Cañada College, California:


Position Title:
Librarian - Two Full-time, Tenure-Track Positions
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.
CAÑ - Vice President, Instruction
Position Type:
Faculty Positions
Cañada College
Percentage of Full Time:
Months per Year:
Start Date: Spring 2014 Semester
Position Number:
Posting Date:
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
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
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
13. Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional
 Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science OR
the equivalent (see information that follows).
 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
3. Experience working with individual students and with supporting faculty
instruction in the development of information competency across the
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
8. Knowledge of developing and assessing student learning outcomes
9. Skill in guiding research and analysis and documentation of Library
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
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
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

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.


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