Librarian (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position), San Mateo County Community College District

Librarian (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014189F

Department: Academic Support & LT SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0086

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Months per Year: 10

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Salary Range:

Note: The District will make every attempt to at least match the salary at your current employer.

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Position Type: Faculty Positions

Who We Are:

The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s https://www.smccd.edu/strategicplanning/SMCCCD%20Strategic%20Plan%20Brochure.pdf is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:

Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.

Who We Want:

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The Position:

The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in the Library. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at Skyline College. The Librarian also participates in other essential work areas, including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, programs, and resources to Skyline College’s diverse student population

2. Develop, revise, and assess library research and information literacy programs that are aligned and integrated with the curriculum and College initiatives. Provide personalized research instruction and reference that focuses on critical thinking

3. Collaborate with discipline experts to ensure that library print and electronic resources support the curricular requirement of each department. Ensure that up-to-date, relevant materials, and learning technologies complement programs, degrees, and certificates as well as individual courses and subject areas specific to Skyline College

4. Participate in curriculum development, learning outcomes development, and assessment of grants relevant to program, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development activities

5. Establish strategic partnerships with other departments and programs by identifying outreach opportunities, developing and implementing instructional activities and services, and assessing outcomes

6. Identify and implement new methods, including emerging technologies, for increasing student, faculty, and staff awareness of library services and collections

7. Identify and implement new methods to improve textbook affordability at Skyline College such as open educational resources (OER ) awareness, adoption, use, and assessment

8. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent (see below)• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

1. Passion and enthusiasm for the role of libraries in the community college

2. Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, and effectively multi-task in a dynamic and flexible environment

3. Strong oral and written communication skills, including engaging presentation skills

4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

5. Experience developing, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction and other library instruction for face-to-face or online courses

6. Experience delivering reference and other instructional services in synchronous and asynchronous modalities

7. Demonstrated experience in implementation and technical support of research resources and learning technologies such as databases, integrated library systems, discovery layers, VR, simulation equipment, etc.

8. Knowledge of open educational resources (OER ) and other textbook affordability strategies and initiatives

9. Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating library events and programs

10. Experience supervising or coordinating paraprofessionals or student employees

11. Demonstrated ability to write grants, manage projects, and/or coordinate events

12. Demonstrated ability to assume leadership roles, develop programs, and/or engage in participatory governance

13. Perform and fulfill other related duties and responsibilities as required

Preferred Qualifications:

• American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree in library science or library information science

• Experience with reference, instruction, and collection development for Baccalaureate (BA) degree programs

Benefits:

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 (no contributions to Social Security). Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date: 08/17/2018

First Review Date: 09/21/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience.

3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

4. A cover letter that includes discussion of the following questions:

• What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?

• Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?

• How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr

Conditions of Employment:

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

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.

Accommodations:

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD ) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR ), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD ; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD . Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 https://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2017%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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