Systems and Technology Librarian

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Created: January 5, 2018


 Santa Barbara City College (California) has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized and low-income students. I highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College. Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. We seek new staff and faculty to join our community and embrace our commitments.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Essential Functions of Position: Commencing Fall 2018, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service and student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and technology innovation makes this a dynamic workplace. As the technology lead, Systems and Technology Librarian will provide vision, leadership, and support to current and emerging technologies for the library. Primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of library technology infrastructure, including managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; collaborating with campus technology departments to maintain technology infrastructure; lead in the development and maintenance of online assessment tools and instructional technology. Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, teaching information competency workshops, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities). Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook. 1. Master’s in library science, library and information science. OR 2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR 3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential. 4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the “Equivalency field” under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process. Desirable Qualifications: ● Professional experience in an academic library. ● Significant experience in administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including an integrated library system, link resolvers, proxy server, and service configurations. ● Significant experience using web development tools (for instance, Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP / CSS); ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles. ● Significant experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and other web technologies. ● Experience in adopting, implementing, integrating, and evaluating emerging technologies and services. ● Experience in selecting and integrating electronic resources for peer review, product trials and selection, and producing reports to monitor usage of digital resources. ● Experience teaching library research and information competency workshops or courses in online and/or face-to-face environments, including using instructional technology and online learning objects for delivery of instruction and interaction with students. ● Knowledge of digital repository projects and metadata development and maintenance for local digital collections. ● Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications. ● Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence. ● Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. ● Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with various departmental service units. Salary & Personnel Benefits: The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $56,874-$89,164, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $2,843.70. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $113,508, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program. Application Deadline/Screening: Completed online applications must be submitted by Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 11:59 PM PST. Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.) 1. Online District Application form @ 2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement. 3. CV or Resume. 4. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verify minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received. 5. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents. 6. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit 7. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application. 8. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance. Additional Instructions: If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered. Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable. If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically. Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your complete application has been successfully submitted online. Selection Procedure: The selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC, will initially review online applications. A teaching demonstration and in-person interview will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate’s name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval and authorization to hire. Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses. Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment: ● Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment. ● Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions. ● Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application. WORKING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor instructional classroom work environment Subject to variable work hours Driving a vehicle to conduct work Constant interruptions PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (with or without provision of reasonable accommodation) Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for an extended period of time. Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversations with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally. Reaching, bending and stooping to retrieve materials. Lifting, carrying materials to and from teaching location. Pushing, pulling assistive tools for transporting materials. Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal office equipment. Reading a variety of complex materials. Mobility as required on campus and between locations to monitor student activities. 


Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 16:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 16:30 UTC