Reference/Instruction Position in Los Angeles, CA

Lee, Jonathon leeja at LAHC.EDU
Wed Apr 15 17:42:12 EDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

Please excuse the cross-posting, and please spread the word about this exciting position!

Located on about 24 acres near the Los Angeles Harbor, Harbor College combines state-of-the-art technology and learning with the picturesque beauty of its waterfront. Founded in 1949, Harbor College is a two-year public institution with more than 50 disciplines being taught to more than 10,000 students each semester. One of nine two-year public community colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District, Harbor College prides itself on being the college of choice for the nearly 400,000 residents of Carson, Harbor City, Gardena, Lomita, San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. LAHC offers a wide range of academic and vocational programs and serves as one of the primary transfer institutions for California State University, Dominguez Hills and Long Beach, UCLA and USC.

Department: The Library at Harbor College enjoys a new home in the new 30,000 square-foot Library & Learning Resource Center, providing an atmosphere of reflection, collaborative study, and inquiry. The Library instruction program comprises course-specific workshops, in which over 2,100 students participated in 2014, and two ongoing 1-unit library science courses. The Library Division currently consists of two full-time faculty members.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:

Develop, teach, and promote information competency classes and workshops;
Collaborate with classroom faculty to develop assignments that will reinforce information competency skills;
Collaborate with administrators and student services faculty to develop instruction programs targeting specific student populations;
Provide outreach and promote library services to the college community;
Provide reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting) that encourage students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners;
Design library research guides and tutorials for general education, program pathways, and career technical programs;
Design and implement assessment tools for the library instruction program;
Create tutorials, surveys, and other curricular resources using appropriate instructional technologies;
Be a well-informed resource for students and faculty;
Participate in campus shared governance by serving on college committees;
Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
Perform other librarian duties as assigned

Desirable Qualifications:

Two years of academic librarianship;
Experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds;
Experience providing reference services in a college library;
Experience teaching at the college level;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design, conduct and assessment of information competency workshops and courses;
Familiarity with emerging educational technology, including online; courseware/learning management systems;
Strong organizational and communication skills to develop library orientations and research methods presentations in conjunction with faculty;
Ability to create and maintain web-based subject guides and tutorials;
Experience with virtual reference;
Team-oriented, flexible and able to work both independently and collaboratively;
Willingness to participate in professional development and stay current with library trends and utilize new technology.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and Benefits: The selected candidate will be rated into the salary schedule after hiring based upon experience and professional preparation. First year probationary faculty members are rated into a salary range of $51,020 to $79,440 for the 10-month academic year. The doctoral differential is $3,210 per month. An exceptional benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Application Procedure:

Applicants will be required to file the application at using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. The completed application package must be filed no later than May 22, 2015 to be considered.
All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Harbor College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. For consideration in the selection process, all interested persons must submit the following:
Letter of Interest addressing how the required and desirable qualifications are met;
Copies of transcripts (Official transcripts are required at time of hiring). Candidates with foreign degrees will be required to have their transcripts evaluated by an approved foreign transcript evaluation agency. You can obtain a listing at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing;
Names and contact information of five professional references.
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Harbor College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
For questions or inquiries: Jonathon Lee, LeeJA at<mailto:LeeJA at>. Questions regarding the application and technical issues may be directed to Brian Henderson in the Office of Academic Affairs at HenderBG at<mailto:HenderBG at> or 310-233-4024.


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