Science Librarian – San Jose State University

January 28, 2016
Science Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23534
Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track
 
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Science Librarianship. The Science Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
–Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
–Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation, and information literacy/instruction
–Potential for scholarly research and/or professional achievement
–Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross- cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
–Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
–Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
–Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
–Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
–Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in Science-related field or equivalent work experience
–Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works
 
Responsibilities:
 
1. Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
 
2. Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
 
3. Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
 
4. Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
 
5. Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus and system-wide committees and/or task forces.
 
6. Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement for retention, tenure, and promotion.
 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
Starting Date: Negotiable.
 
Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
 
Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation, and list of three professional references with contact information by February 26, 2016 at apply.interfolio.com/33289
 
NOTE: This link shows a January 15 deadline but that deadline has been extended. The position will remain open until filled.
 
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB OPENING ID (JOID) ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE.
 
 
Ruth E. Kifer, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at library-jobs@sjsu.edu. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu andlibrary.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/.
 
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”
 
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY MANAGER – Contra Costa County Library [Deadline Extended 2/19/16]

January 27, 2016

FINAL FILING DATE:    February 19, 2016                                                               

ORAL INTERVIEW:  To Be Announced

Monthly Salary Range $5,542 – $7,078

THE POSITION

The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting to fill one vacant 40 hour Community Library Manager position in Moraga, California.

Contra Costa County operates over 26 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural customers with an annual circulation exceeding 6.5 million.

Community Library Managers are responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a full service community library.  Responsibilities include applying individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial and physical resources in a community library and supervise the activities of professional, technical and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities; plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives, policies and procedures; collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services; assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies and other duties as assigned.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months and may be used to fill future part-time and full-time vacancies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory library experience.

OR

Three (3) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library, which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least one (1) year at a professional/supervisory level.

All applicants are encouraged to review a detailed job description available at www.cccounty.us/hr and apply only if they clearly meet the Minimum Qualifications as defined above.

All applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire at the time of application.

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr, and attach the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application.  Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.
  2. Application Evaluation:  Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list.(Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. 

OPEN ONLY:  February 12, 2016 EE/th
   Exam Number: 3AGG-2016A

Braille Institute of America – Director of Library Services

January 27, 2016

Braille Institute of America

Director of Library Services

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Organization:  For nearly 100 years, Braille Institute of America has been working to eliminate the barriers to leading a full and fulfilling life as a result of blindness or severe sight loss.  Each year Braille Institute serves more than 75,000 people through integrated educational, social, and recreational programs.  For more information, please visit www.brailleinstitute.org.

 

The Library:  The award-winning Braille Institute Library (which also serves as the Southern California branch of the National Library Service) provides around 1 million free books (print and digital), periodicals and other texts in braille, large-print and audio formats to over 20,000 patrons.  The Library also offers a telephone reader program (both online and on the phone), a book-of-the-month club, descriptive videos, computers, CCTV’s and more.

 

The Position:  The Director of Library Services is responsible for supporting Braille Institute’s mission, vision and values through leadership of Braille Institute’s library program. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs & Services and managing the Library Services team – consisting of three direct reports and 30 full time staff – s/he will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring efficient and elevated operation of Library Services;
  • Leading a comprehensive assessment of the current library program and creating a strategic plan to renew information/literacy services for the digital age;
  • Collaborating with Regional Center Executive Directors (in Anaheim, Rancho Mirage, Santa Barbara and San Diego) to ensure their Branch library programs are providing consistent and optimal services;
  • Providing strategic vision and direction for special library programs and projects related to resource sharing, information literacy, digital library technologies and other opportunities that arise;
  • Providing general department management including hiring, training, evaluating performance, maximizing productivity, promoting teamwork, developing staff and handling corrective action issues;
  • Overseeing department operating expense budget with accountability for variances;
  • Representing  the Library at national, state and local conferences, workshops, seminars and local community groups;
  • Teaming with the Philanthropy Department on various fundraising opportunities;
  • Providing narrative and statistical reports and data to Braille Institute management, State Library and National Library Service (NLS) as required.

This position provides an opportunity to leverage Braille Institute’s strong brand and full arsenal of international, national and local resources in making a direct impact on the lives and livelihood of individuals living with blindness and severe sight loss.

 

To be considered for the position, candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in Library Services and at least 5 years in a managerial capacity; a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered. Thorough knowledge of the principles of library science, organization and functions and administration is a must and experience working with the blind and visually impaired is highly desirable. In addition, a Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree in Library Science is preferred.  The Braille Institute offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience, and comprehensive benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation and paid holidays; a 403(b) Retirement Plan; and free parking.

 

Nominations, inquiries, or applications (including a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to:catie@kevinchasesearch.com

 


Lead for Emerging Literacies

January 27, 2016

Department: Teaching and Learning Services

Rank and Salary:  Associate Librarian – Librarian ($53,116 – $79,332)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: February 26, 2016

Description of Institution and Library

As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

Powell Library provides support for the learning, teaching, and research needs of UCLA undergraduate students, graduate student teaching assistants, faculty, and other library patrons. Powell is the hub of the Library’s ­Inquiry Program, which fosters student academic success and participation in the university’s research community, especially through support of high-impact and foundational areas of the undergraduate curriculum, including the Freshman Cluster Program, Capstone Initiative, and Writing I and II requirements. Services include teaching and instructional consultation, as well as research consultation assistance and training, offered in multi-use teaching and learning spaces, such as the Inquiry Labs. The Inquiry Program also coordinates library collaboration on campus initiatives designed to foster the growth and well-being of students, such as First Year Experience and Healthy Campus Initiative. Powell also hosts exhibits and programs, including readings and concerts, created in collaboration with other library and campus entities. In addition, Powell engages with thousands of users each year through its social media sites. Powell staff includes 8 FTE librarians, 7 FTE library/administrative assistants, and 35-40 student assistants. Located in the original library building on campus, Powell Library is the most frequently-visited library with a turnstile count over 1.3 million users/year, circulation of 113,000 transactions/year, 32,394 information and reference questions answered per year, and hundreds of instruction sessions and tours. The physical collection consists of approximately 225,000 volumes, 650 serials and newspapers, and an undergraduate Course Reserve Service. In 2013/2014, a general collections budget of $280,000 was spent on resources to support the learning and research needs of undergraduates, and 1,171 reserve lists were processed. A growing area of emphasis is Community Collections – browsing collections collaboratively curated by librarians and students; these collections include zines, cookbooks, graphic literature, and science fiction.

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) provides community-based leadership and funding to support training, tools, and infrastructure for enterprise-wide reference and instructional services. These services include 24/7 digital reference (a UC-consortial project), online research guides linked to the course management system, and online tutorials. TLS sponsors professional development training, such as workshops, brown-bags, webinars, and other programs open to the whole UCLA community. TLS also manages data collection and evaluation of reference and instructional activities at the UCLA Library by providing oversight of the Summary of Instructional Activities (SIA) and Reference Statistics (Stats) online tools. In addition, TLS facilitates and manages annual events designed for student audiences, such as the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, Campbell Book Collecting Competition, Edible Book Festival, and International Games Day.

Position Duties

Reporting to the TLS Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

Emerging Literacies and New Modes of Learning and Creating

  • Create, deliver, evaluate, and continually improve library services and pedagogical innovations focused on emerging literacies and new modes of learning and creating in the library and through library services. These include, among other things, coding, new media, collaborative learning, geospatial thinking, data analysis and visualization, 3D modeling (both analog and digital), design thinking, transdisciplinary and/or transmedia learning.
  • Identify opportunities to implement and support emerging literacies instruction in alignment with campus curricular priorities, which include Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI), the General Education curriculum, the Freshman Clusters program, Writing Programs, the Center for Community Learning, the Grand Challenges, the Healthy Campus Initiative, and UCLA Sustainability.
  • Actively collaborate across library units and with campus partners, including the Institute for Digital Research and Education, the Office of Instructional Development, and the College of Letters & Science UEI, and the Center for Digital Humanities, among others.
  • Serve as the primary TLS Liaison to the Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI). Actively connect ACMI and TLS, promoting alignment and collaboration between ACMI, TLS and UCLA instructional staff and faculty.
  • Serve as the primary TLS Liaison to Library Special Collections (LSC) and the Digital Library Program (DLP). Connect and align TLS, LSC, and the DLP through projects that thoughtfully integrate rare and unique materials (both digital and non-digital) into diverse areas of the campus curriculum.

Teaching, Consulting, and Instructional Design

  • Assist with the design, development, implementation, and assessment of library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other innovative approaches to developing student research skills.
  • Consult with faculty, instructional staff, teaching assistants, and librarians in developing, teaching, and integrating research skills instruction with the undergraduate curricula.
  • Work closely with one or more Freshman Clusters instructional teams, including faculty and teaching assistants, to incorporate research skills instruction and library collections into the curriculum for first-year students.

Research Consultation Assistance and Training

  • Assist with the design, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of Powell Library’s research consultation services.
  • Provide scheduled and drop-in research consultation services, in person, by phone, and online.

Special Projects and Professional Development

  • Participate in special projects and serve on unit, library, and campus committees and teams.
  • Continually seek opportunities to learn new skills, techniques, and approaches to emerging literacies, new modes of learning, instructional design, and innovative library services, with a focus on higher education, libraries, and digital scholarship and research.
  • Perform other duties according to the needs of the unit and library.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in an academic research and/or higher education learning environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with staff, students, and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
  • Experience supporting emerging literacies and new modes of learning, preferably in higher education.
  • Significant teaching experience, preferably including assignment, course, and/or curriculum design for classes incorporating research-based writing and creating with emerging literacies.
  • Experience applying, adapting, and assessing the effectiveness of learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches in higher education settings.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience with assessment in an academic setting.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively and flexibly to changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional issues, evidenced through interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisors (and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees)
  • Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience devising and/or leading assessment projects in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience consulting with faculty and instructional staff on curricular redesign and/or development of new courses and assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new skills, and prototype and pilot new ideas and approaches.
  • Formal pedagogical training.
  • Experience teaching with technology in college-level instruction.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  This is a represented position.  They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01935

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by February 26, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.


Business Librarian- Contract (#318) University of Southern California

January 26, 2016

Requisition ID:  P01462447

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian for a six months as a Contract Librarian to join the Crocker Business Library.  The Business Librarian will provide consulting services on using electronic and library resources, provide instruction in the use of business resources, conduct specialized research, and support Marshall Academic Information Services. For more information or to apply visit USC’s online faculty application website: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/60320.


Head, Acquisitions & E-Resources (#317) University of Southern California

January 26, 2016

Requisition ID: P01461826

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an experienced, service oriented information professional to head the Acquisitions & E-Resources Section of the Collections Division. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections, the Head is responsible for the overall management of Serials Acquisitions, Monographic Acquisitions, and Electronic Resources, including management of the ordering and receipt of materials in all languages and formats, approval of invoices and the expenditure of regular and restricted funds for a multi-million dollar budget. For more information or to apply, visit USC’s online faculty application website: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/60368.


Science and Engineering Librarian (#316) University of Southern California

January 26, 2016

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian with a background in chemistry to join the Science & Engineering Library.  The librarian will provide expert in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services in addition to developing and managing collections in the sciences and engineering disciplines with an emphasis on chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science. For more information or to apply, visit USC’s online faculty application website:http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/60451.


Access & Public Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2016) – Monterey Peninsula College

January 22, 2016

Access & Public Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2016)

Closing Date: 2/16/16

Salary: $52,532.00 – $71,235.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time Instructor

Location: Monterey, California

Apply: https://goo.gl/pQeta6

Description:

Under the direction of the Library Division Chair, and in coordination with the other faculty librarians, this position is responsible for the planning and development of access and public services at the main campus, satellite centers, and for online programs. Assignments may include day, evening and weekends at the Monterey campus, Marina Education Center, other sites in the community, as well as online services. Full time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development and evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are encouraged to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.

Example of Duties:

As a full-time faculty librarian, the successful candidate will:

-Provide leadership and coordination of access and public services staff, functions, and policies, including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.

-Oversee reference services, including hiring, training, and scheduling reference faculty.

-Support and coordinate library communications and outreach, including social media; act as liaison with local libraries and the local community.

-Foster a student-centered, service-oriented learning environment.

-Develop and provide reference services at the main campus, satellite centers, and for online programs.

-Provide library instruction in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face and online, to a diverse population of users.

-Assist in the coordination of library security, development of disaster plans, and communication with various campus groups regarding the safety and security of the library staff, students, and physical building.

-Use data to make informed and student-centered decisions regarding library services.

-Promote and maintain an effective learning environment within the library through redesign and repurposing of space, furniture, and technology.

-Participate in collection development in collaboration with discipline faculty.

-Participate in library planning and budgeting, focusing on appropriate recommendations for public services functions, including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.

-Represent the library at campus meetings and participate in assigned committees.

Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff, other programs within the Library Technology Center, and across campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-Masters in library science, or library and information science; OR the equivalent.*

-A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2016. Applicants who believe they possess equivalent qualifications may complete an equivalency form and submit it with their application materials for review. The form may be downloaded here: https://goo.gl/R6D9Iy.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

-Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching.

-Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.

-Effective communication skills and ability to resolve conflict.

-Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

-Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

-Ability to work effectively with students who have a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals.

-Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in reference, instruction, and for promoting library services.

-3 years of professional experience in an academic library or relevant, comparable environment.

-Experience using and/or managing circulation, interlibrary loan, and/or reserves modules of an Integrated Library System.

-Demonstrated ability to coordinate public outreach, marketing, and library programming.

-Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy skills, in person and online.

-Member of professional library or related technology groups or organizations.

Anticipated Starting Compensation

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $52,532-­71,235 annually. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,881 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,043.

Benefits

Monterey Peninsula College provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including sick leave, medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long term disability benefits for the employee only. Monterey Peninsula College contributes 10.73% to 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 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning the week of August 17, 2016.

Application Deadline

A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST, Tuesday, February 16, 2016. 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 online:

-Completed Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;

-Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications;

-Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;

-Unofficial Transcripts of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework;

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense. Degrees must be earned at a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education;

-Written Essay. Please limit your response to a single page: Describe your vision for providing access and public library services that meet the needs of MPC’s diverse student population. Consider two of the following student populations to discuss: basic skills, career technical education, transfer, and lifelong learners.

-One (1) current Letter of Recommendation directly applicable to the assignment.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to https://goo.gl/pQeta6

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 log­in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831) 646-4014.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Andrea Bozant

Human Resources Department

Monterey Peninsula College

(831) 646-­4024

abozant@mpc.edu

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified approximately 2-­4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the week of March 14 or March 21, 2016. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. 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.

Conditions of Employment

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre­employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, a certificate of Tuberculosis exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. Monterey Peninsula College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

About the College

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

The college offers over 100 degree and certificate programs to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, provide career and technical training or to update work skills, and to improve basic skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and English as a Second Language. As part of the Associate Degree for Transfer program with California State University (CSU), MPC currently offers 14 transfer degrees with guaranteed admission to the CSU in Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Studio Arts. The college has a growing distance education program, MPC Online. MPC is also a community resource for lifelong learning opportunities.

MPC serves the communities of Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City, and Seaside. Classes are offered at the Monterey campus, at the MPC Education Center at Marina, at the Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, and at various off-campus locations.

MPC has enjoyed tremendous support from the community. In 2002, voters approved a $145 million bond for facilities, infrastructure, and equipment at the college. These funds have ushered in an extraordinary period of renewal for MPC, resulting in the modernization and transformation of the Monterey campus, and the construction of permanent facilities for the college’s Fort Ord Center, including the Education Center at Marina and Public Safety Training Center in Seaside.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at http://www.accjc.org.

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College’s accreditation in June 2010. MPC’s next accreditation evaluation site visit will take place in October 2016.

http://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-information/accreditation

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:

http://www.mpc.edu/academics/general-information/course-catalogs-class-schedules

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:

http://www.mpc.edu/academics/campus-centers/education-center-at-marina

For Institutional Research:

http://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-information/institutional-research


Staff Accountant – Claremont University Consortium

January 22, 2016
This positions provides a spectrum of financial accounting services to the Claremont Colleges
by preparing, reviewing, and processing general, investment, grant, and other accounting transactions, as well as assisting the Assistant Controller with various internal/external audits.

Percent of Time:

50 – 30%

1. Provide General Accounting Services
By

• Preparing and entering journal entries; reviewing journal entries for appropriate coding, authorization and reasonableness
• Monitoring and reconciling assigned balance sheet accounts, and following through on reconciling items with Financial Services and constituents.
• Performing bank account reconciliations, and following through on reconciling items with Financial Services and constituents
• Maintaining and reconciling fixed asset and debt service accounting records
• Reviewing payment requests for appropriate documentation and accuracy. Identifying taxability issues and modifying payment requests accordingly (i.e. 1099 status, sales tax accrual, treaty status, etc.).
• Reviewing spend requests for proper coding and reasonableness
• Preparing payments of sales/use tax accrual and tax returns to the state and participating in sales/use tax audit
• Preparing/processing month, quarter, and year end general ledger closing and related transactions
• Monitoring, analyzing, and assisting in daily cash management duties
• Maintaining monthly financial reports for accuracy and completeness
• Assisting in compliance and regulatory reporting

50 – 20%

2. Provide Investment Accounting Services
By

• Maintaining investment sub-ledger accounting system
• Maintaining and reconciling asset accounting for trust and institutional investments
• Maintaining and reconciling unitized pooled investments, including spending policy income and gain appropriation
• Monitoring and reconciling settlement of pool cash balances for pooled investments
• Recording and reconciling non-cash gifts, as well as, processing the proceeds of sales of non-cash gifts
• Producing monthly and quarterly investment accounting reports for the Business Offices

50 – 10%

3. Provide Grant Accounting Services
By

• Reviewing payment requests spend requests, and journal entries for allowability of charges under grant terms
• Preparing and processing invoices to grantors and drawdown requests. Monitoring payments and following up when necessary
• Preparing post-award and ad-hoc status reports for grantors, institutions and auditors
• Recording grant set up and close transactions
• Providing assistance with post award grant monitoring

5%

4. Assist with Internal/External Audits
By

• Preparing audit schedules.
• Providing assistance and responses to auditors.

5%

5. Other

By

• Participating in cross training with other team members and other teams
• Contributing to the team functioning as a consistent, knowledgeable and reliable resource for our constituents
• Performing other duties as assigned

Proficient in Microsoft Office products, with demonstrated strong skills in Excel. A demonstrated self-starter, with strong analytic, problem solving, critical thinking and research skills. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally. Strong customer service orientation and ability to work well with diverse internal and external constituents in a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated time management, multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines in a busy environment. Ability to independently organize, prioritize and carry out responsibilities. Proficiency in various accounting software systems and other information technology, and the ability to learn new software. Ability to share knowledge and information and to learn new tasks. Project a professional image through dress, demeanor and office environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver License and a DMV record that meets the requirements set by the College’s insurance carrier. Successful completion of criminal, DMV and credit background checks.


Two (2) Tenure-Track Librarian Positions – Humboldt State

January 20, 2016

Two (2) Tenure-Track Librarian Positions Available

Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship Librarian (Job #7663)
The Humboldt State University Library seeks a collaborative, innovative, proactive and user-oriented librarian in the area of Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship. This new position provides leadership with implementing and managing digital scholarship, publishing, and scholarly communication programs at the Humboldt State University (HSU) Library. The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian performs outreach and education, as well as develops and provides services to faculty, students, and researchers in collaboration with others in the Library and on campus. This full-time, 12-month, tenure track position reports to the Dean of the University Library.

Special Collections Librarian (Job #7664)
The Humboldt State University Library seeks a collaborative and innovative Special Collections Librarian to develop and manage the Library’s Humboldt Room and Maps collection, and to provide research, instruction and outreach services for the Library’s special collections and archives. The Humboldt Room collections focus on the natural resources history, Native peoples, and primary industries of Northwestern California. The University archival collection includes the history of Humboldt State University. The Special Collections Librarian will also assist in the planning and implementation of the future Humboldt Scholars Lab, a digital scholarship center that will also house data visualization and GIS equipment. This full-time, 12-month, tenure track librarian position reports to the Dean of the University Library.

General Information

University Library
The Humboldt State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarship by integrating information resources with innovative programs and services. HSU Library is committed to empowering community, lifelong learning, research and scholarship. We connect people and ideas to inspire learning through curiosity and creativity.

The Special Collections & Scholarly Communications Office is a new unit formed to oversee special collections and University archives, Library Scholar Internships, services for the Humboldt Scholars Lab and the recently launched Humboldt State University Press. Library Scholar Internships combine research and hands-on learning with digital publishing and are designed to share research findings and creative works worldwide. HSU Library is creating the Humboldt Scholars Lab, which will serve as a common space for HSU students and faculty to collaborate in advanced primary source research and studies or digital projects and a place to find conversations about research interests and collaborations on digital humanities or science projects, geospatial information projects, digital scholarship, data visualization and research data services.

Campus
Humboldt State University (HSU) is located along Northern California’s stunning Redwood Coast, 275 miles north of San Francisco. HSU is the northernmost of the 23-campuses in the California State University system. HSU serves over 8,500 students and offers 49 Bachelor’s Degree programs, 11 Master’s Degree programs and numerous credentials and certificates of study across four colleges: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Natural Resources & Sciences; Professional Studies; and E-Learning and Extended Education.

HSU’s hometown of Arcata has a population of more than 17,000 and is known for its vibrant and welcoming community. Local elementary and secondary schools are ranked as high performers statewide and nationally.

Application
To view complete vacancy announcements and to apply, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/employment/librarians.html.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer