Librarian - Cataloging & Technical Services (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County
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Created: August 1, 2016


San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide proactive leadership in the overall planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of cataloging, acquisitions and technical services. The Librarian also participates in other essential work areas, including collection development, reference, and instruction, as well as teaching a one-unit Library course each semester. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, ability to work well with others as part of a team and the ability to adapt to rapidly-changing Library, teaching, and learning environments. The assignment may include weekend and evening hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in library science, library and information science, or the equivalent (see below).
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The interview process will include a short classroom teaching demonstration and a separate technical skills assessment.
1. Demonstrated experience applying national cataloging standards such as AACR2 and RDA standards for multiple formats.
2. Experience collaborating within consortia and leadership in developing and applying local practices for integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities.
3. Passion and enthusiasm for the role of libraries and librarians in the life of a community college.
4. Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication with students, faculty, and staff at various levels in the College who are diverse in cultures, language groups, and abilities.
5. Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to teach information competency using methods that emphasize engagement, collaboration, critical thinking and independent learning skills.
6. Practical experience in collection and development of print and online resources.
7. Experience supervising paraprofessional or student employees.
8. Experience developing and teaching curriculum for face to face and online courses.
9. Practical experience delivering reference and other instructional services in synchronous and asynchronous modalities including mobile devices.
10. Demonstrated experience in implementation and technical support of electronic reserves and institutional repositories.
11. Ability to troubleshoot simple library, computer, and software issues for students and staff.
12. Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, and effectively multi-task in a dynamic and flexible environment.
13. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate technical expertise and practical application of the following: OCLC systems, Innovative Interfaces Millennium or Sierra, WorldCat, EZProxy, OpenURL link resolvers, electronic reserve systems, MARCIVE, discovery layers and systems, content management systems, course management systems (esp. Canvas), Mac OS, UNIX/LINUX, Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Apps, and HTML.

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