Digital Services Librarian (Full time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
invites applications for the position of:

Digital Services Librarian (Full time, Tenure Track, Fall 2014)

SALARY: $51,971.00 – $70,474.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/16/13
CLOSING DATE: 02/21/14 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:

Position Definition: Under direction of the Library Division Chair, and in coordination with the other faculty librarians, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, planning, and management of online library resources. The position may include hiring and supervising classified staff and students.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

As a fulltime faculty member in the Library, the successful candidate will also:

• Manage the processes through which licensed digital resources (including multimedia applications) are identified, selected, ordered, activated, and maintained.
• Oversee access and authentication issues related licensed digital resources.
• Coordinate the development of online tutorials, LibGuides, and other materials to support instruction in the use of information resources for basic skills students.
• Provide service to basic skills students through the development and integration of basic digital literacy paths into information competency and literacy instruction to aid in student retention and success.
• Provide expertise in the maintenance of the library website.
• Participate in information competency and literacy instruction, including single class sessions, or series of multiple sessions for a particular class and semester-length courses (both face-to- face and online).
• Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning style.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning objectives.
• Provide instruction and training for faculty, staff, and students related to the Library’s digital resources, research skills, and information competency.
• Provide reference services as assigned.
• Participate in curriculum development and program review as assigned.
• Participate in collection development, collaborating with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
• Work with regional libraries to share resources and information.
• Carry out institutional responsibilities including, but not limited to, service on the institution’s Basic Skills Committee and other shared governance and general campus committees. Communicate well verbally and in writing, and work cooperatively with colleagues (within the Library and college-wide), students and community members.
• Pursue continuous professional development activities and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate activities.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, and the MPCTA Contract as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
• Perform other duties as needed.

Summary of Key Duties:
Manage and coordinate the acquisitions and ongoing maintenance of the Library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to building vendor relationships, selection, licensing, activation, troubleshooting, and ongoing maintenance of resources.
Oversee issues related access to licensed digital resources, including management and configuration of the Library’s proxy server, A to Z list, and link resolver.
Coordinate the development of online tutorials, LibGuides, and other materials to support instruction in the use of information resources, with an emphasis on materials to support success and retention for basic skills students.
Provide training (and supervision, if appropriate) for staff who work with licensed online resources.
• Provide Reference Services, as scheduled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters in library science, or library and information science;
OR
A California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Library Science. (NOTE: Credentials are no longer issued by the State of California, however, if you earned one previously, it is still honored)
OR
The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
AND
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non- traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Demonstrated ability to teach at the community college level;
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the subject area;
3. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
4. Excellent interpersonal skills;
5. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
6. Effective oral and written communication skills;
7. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Three years of professional experience in an academic library or relevant comparable environment.
2. Demonstrated experience with Electronic Resources Management (ERM) systems.
3. Demonstrated experience with tools related to digital resources access and
authentication, including proxy servers, A to Z lists, and link resolvers.
4. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing technology in support of library services.
5. Demonstrated experience with Web 2.0/emerging technology implementations.
6. Experience teaching library and information courses and/or credit instruction.
7. Experience using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation technology in an
instructional environment.
8. Experience with online instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) and familiarity with one or more course management systems.

WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971-70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience (see Article 16 of the MPCTA contract for details). In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax-deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 30 hours of scheduled student contact per week and 5 hours for general college duties. Assignments may include both day, evening and weekend hours at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center or online instruction. When teaching is assigned, proportionate release time will be granted. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the week of August 18, 2014.

Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 21, 2014. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials through the online application process:

Complete all required fields of the online Online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
AND
A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as .pdf);
AND
A résumé or curriculum vitae (attached as .pdf);
AND
Your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached as .pdf). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense;
AND
Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application (attached as seperate .pdf files; one file per letter);
AND
ASSIGNMENT A: Describe 2 issues that challenge a small academic library’s staff and discuss possible solutions (attach as a .pdf).
AND
ASSIGNMENT B: How can digital content be managed in an academic library to meet California’s recent legislative mandate emphasizing the following specific groups: Basic Skills, CTE (Career and Technical) and Transfer? (attach as a .pdf)

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.mpc.edu/employment and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional document which are submitted, but were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee.

For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
E-mail: KViker@mpc.edu

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-6 weeks following the application deadline. All other applicants will be notified by email. Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of March 24th. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://apptrkr.com/422095

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