Librarian (Instruction and Reference)

College of Alameda
California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

College of Alameda


Librarian (Instruction and Reference)

Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Deadline: July 1, 2021


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Duties & Responsibilities

• Design, teach and assess library orientations to support student learning.

• Provide leadership in teaching, developing, coordinating, and integrating an information literacy program across the curriculum.

• Collaborate with faculty in designing library instruction sessions, modules, materials, handouts, resources, tutorials, and web-based services specific to course needs in-person and online.

• Provide one-on-one support, instruction, and consultation services for faculty on integrating information competency skills into their courses.

• Serve as the library liaison for faculty in support of embedding library resources and services in the course management system (Canvas) and integrating library zero-cost textbooks/materials into their courses.

• Provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff using print, computer-based, and web-based library materials and resources.

• Coordinate and maintain the library’s reference resources, print and electronic.

• Develop and oversee reference area procedures and collection management policies.

• Contribute to the development of web-based reference services and resources to serve the faculty, students, and staff.

• Perform professional responsibilities required of faculty members.

• Share responsibility in administering and servicing the library’s operations.

• Review, develop, and enforce library policies and procedures.

• Prepare subject bibliographies, pathfinders, and other help aids.

• Assist in development and maintenance of the library’s print and electronic collections.

• Develop, maintain, plan for and assess electronic resources (ebooks and article databases), including the development and maintenance of the electronic interfaces used to access these resources.

• In collaboration with other librarians, coordinate, maintain and develop library resources and services in support of the college mission and goals.

• Develop and implement strategies to encourage effective use of library collections and services.

• Contribute collection development recommendations. Act as liaison in assigned subject areas and departments.

• Conduct, review and report on measurement and assessment of library learning outcomes in instruction and reference.

• Participate in the planning and evaluation of library services.

• Participate in the collection and analysis of library statistics.

• Participate and serve on academic, district, departmental, divisional, and campus committees.


Schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.


The Librarian is expected to use and keep abreast of advanced library methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.


• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.


The Librarian is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:


• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in the library field;

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science or Library and Information Science;


May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service authorizing service as a Librarian.


(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).



The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.


Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.


Desirable Qualifications

• Minimum of two (2) years recent full-time experience as a professional academic librarian, preferably in a community college.

• Recent verifiable experience as a professional librarian (including reference and instruction areas) in an academic or equivalent setting; experience in reference in traditional and electronic formats.

• Experience providing information competencies based instruction in an electronic classroom environment.

• Experience with information competence/literacy concepts and programs.

• Experience applying new technologies for delivery of information literacy instruction.

• Experience developing Web pages and using presentation software.

• Experience developing and coordinating library events and/or exhibits.

• Experience in successfully interacting with students, faculty, and librarians as well as providing direction to paraprofessional library staff.

• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

• Strong service orientation and willingness to work with diverse cultures.

• Familiarity with current library technology, including bibliographic utilities, online and web-based resources.

• Demonstrated willingness to share responsibility in administering and servicing the library’s operation.

• Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

• Awareness of College of Alameda’s mission, vision, and values.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


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