Librarian (Technical Services)

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Created: March 26, 2013


Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master’s degree or higher in library science, or library and information science from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Valid California Community College Instructor Credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990), OR
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 above. (Applicants making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).

Experience Required:
• Minimum of two (2) years recent full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate experience in an academic library (preferably community college) planning and managing library automation systems and technical services;
• One year cataloging experience using MARC, AACR2, OCLC; OR
• For recent library school graduates, minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience in library technical services (cataloging and acquisitions) and interest in specializing in cataloging and acquisitions.
• Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
• Demonstrated knowledge of online database management, the principals of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, authority control, and bibliographic maintenance.
• Demonstrated ability to apply nationally recognized rules and standards including LC Classification, LCSH, MARC21 and RDA (Resource Description and Access).
• Cataloging experience with OCLC bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably SirsiDynix.
• Demonstrated experience with digital collection management.
• Demonstrated library instruction experience or training to students and faculty or staff.
• Experience in making professional presentations will be considered.
• Demonstrated experience in providing reference services to a diverse population.
• Demonstrated experience in acquisition.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues and library users.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Community college experience.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manages all aspects of technical services workflow, including database management, planning for future initiatives, proposing technical solutions, and settling and maintaining standards of database quality and cataloging productivity.
• Provides leadership for the library regarding cataloging trends, collection management, and acquisitions process.
• Teaches information competency workshops.
• Provides traditional and online reference services.
• The librarian in this position participates in cataloging all library resources, in all formats; coordinates database authority control; keeps abreast of library technology, cataloging rules and resources, and makes recommendations as appropriate; coordinates projects related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance.
• Manages the expenditure of library funds and budgets; oversees the acquisitions process of print and digital resources.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Assignment may include evening and/or weekend hours.

Additional Position Information:
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Contractual Duties and Responsibilities:
Each faculty member shall:
1 – Comply with their individual workload assignments.
2 – Take responsibility for curriculum and program development, updates, and technical/program reviews.
3 – Read, respond to, evaluate all student work, and report final grades to Admissions, Records, and Enrollment Services by an announced deadline each semester.
4 – Respond to student academic concerns.
5 – Report all personal absences to the Dean.
6 – Participate in program review and college accreditation processes as appropriate.
7 – Complete his or her Flex obligation, calculated at 4.2 hours per Flex day as designated in the Academic Calendar.

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