Salary: $67,386.00 – $88,844.00 Annually
Job Number: 5966-ft-04/21
Closing: 6/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia, CA
Department: Library Science
College of the Sequoias is seeking a collaborative, innovative and enthusiastic Systems and Technology Librarian for a full-time, one-year temporary faculty position beginning August 2021.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:
College of the Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias Community College District is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
The primary responsibility of this position is to support the statewide Library Services Platform (LSP) and District’s academic database collection through maintenance and assessment. Cataloging, collection management, liaison and reference support will also be required. Assignment will be on the Visalia campus, including travel to other District locations and/or evening hours.
Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity which is respectful of diversity campus wide.
The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an accredited institution such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
- Master’s in library science or library and information science from an ALA accredited institution OR
- the equivalent AND
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/Governance/Board/BoardPolicies/Documents/AP%207211%20-%20Equivalency.pdf (Download PDF reader). Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a “supplemental attachment” within the “Attachment” section of this application.
In reviewing application materials, the Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
- Experience in and/or commitment to working with students and faculty from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic and disability backgrounds. (Diversity response will be completed as part of the application.)
- Ability to work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, staff, and students on information literacy instruction, reference, assessment, library services and collection management activities.
- Demonstrated ability to access information via information retrieval systems, online library catalogs, and the Internet.
- Experience with Library Services Platform (LSP) maintenance.
- Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification, original cataloging, subject headings, Resource Description and Access (RDA) and MARC.
- Knowledge of industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems.
- Experience leading assessment of collections, including academic databases use.
- Experience with web page software (such as Sharepoint) and demonstrated proficiency using the Web, working with standard computer office applications, or other productivity software.
- Awareness of the philosophy and objectives of the community college.
How to apply
To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
- Online COS application
- Diversity Statement (included in the Supplemental Questions)
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter), which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
- Equivalency documents (if necessary)
- Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Keila Reynoso at [email protected] or (559) 730-3920.
College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas
COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.