Public Services Librarian, American River College

American River College in Sacramento, California is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, Public Services Librarian. For the full job description and application instructions, please visit

Closing date: 10/23/2017

Job Title: Public Services Librarian

The Institution:
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.

The college’s mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

Position Summary / General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

  • The department values a focus on:
  • A student-centered philosophy.
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A commitment to equity and social justice.

Assignment Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
  • Providing library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Designing instructional materials.
  • Serving as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments.
  • Selecting materials and maintain an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections.
  • Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction.
  • Fostering and developing information competency skills for students.
  • Marketing library resources and programs to students and faculty.
  • Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment in the library.
  • Designing and/or teaching credit courses.
  • Developing and maintaining web resources.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help.
  • Managing electronic database subscriptions.
  • Managing the library website.
  • Developing and coordinating services to distance students.
  • Developing and implementing library assessment tools.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.

The non-instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus assignments.

Work Year: 164 days

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 11, 2018 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Library Science; OR, the equivalent.*
  2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Application Instructions:
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

  1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Letter of Interest

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

$46,660 to $80,452 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information:
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master’s degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.

For the full job description and application instructions, please visit

Closing date: 10/23/2017

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