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Librarian - Part-time Temporary Pool

College of Marin
California, United States
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Oct 27, 2021

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Librarian - Part-time Temporary Pool

Salary: See Position Description
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Job Type: Part time Temporary Pool
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA

Note: College of Marin's faculty pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has a need to add candidates to their pool OR for up to one year from the date of application, whichever occurs first. If your application becomes inactive after one year, you may re-apply to the pool at that time. Screenings and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department necessitates. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.


Reporting to the Dean of Arts & Humanities, librarians could work on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses as part of the regular assignment.

The librarian's primary responsibilities include:
  • Assisting and instructing students, faculty and staff in information literacy skills, using print and electronic resources at the reference desk
  • Prepare and conduct general, subject-specific, and/or class specific information literacy sessions or workshops related to use of the Library's online catalog, databases, and web resources
  • Participating in collection development to maintain and enhance the library collection
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (7%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

Although, during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Marin is providing instruction and services on a hybrid basis (remotely and in person), once normal operations resume all faculty members must be available to provide instruction and services in person; the College does not offer online-only teaching/librarian assignments.

Essential Functions

Course-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction:
  • Maintain familiarity with the COM Library's print and online resources, including in-house resources as well as those available through consortia
  • Prepare and teach subject- and/or course-specific information literacy sessions emphasizing the Library's print and online resources as well as broader information literacy concepts
  • Prepare and teach general information literacy workshops emphasizing the Library's print and online resources as well as broader information literacy concepts
  • Collaborate with discipline faculty in developing/refining information literacy components within their content areas
  • Assess and utilize appropriate technologies (including email, Canvas, Zoom, LibGuides, etc.) for delivering instruction to on-campus, remote, and online students

Reference Instruction:
  • Provide research/reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff
  • Teach research and information literacy skills at the Reference Desk and remotely (via email, phone, and Zoom) as necessary
  • Serve regularly scheduled reference hours, including days, evenings and weekends as needed

Collection Development:
  • Assist in the selection, acquisition, and de-selection of materials in order to maintain and enhance the COM Library Collection
  • Actively promote the use of Library resources and services by assisting discipline faculty in identifying, locating, acquiring, and/or utilizing library resources and services to support classroom instruction
  • Act as a liaison to discipline faculty in assigned departments/programs as needed

Other Duties:
  • Participate in evaluating student performance related to information literacy student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • Contribute to development of Library programs, policies, and procedures
  • Participate in professional committees and activities
  • Maintain currency and knowledge in the assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements & Desirables

1.) A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science; or
2.) The equivalent; and
3.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

A.) Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy skills;
B.) At least three years' professional library experience, preferably in a college or university library;
C.) Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of instructional methods for teaching college students information literacy skills.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes and Skills)
  • Ability to teach research skills, using a variety of print and online resources
  • Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, and administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated successful reference/instruction experience in an urban community college, academic, or public library environment, serving patrons of diverse backgrounds and needs
  • Demonstrated ability to create online library materials using resources such as LibGuides, Wikis, web software, HTML, CGI, course management software and other web development tools
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and updating library websites
  • Experience with learning management systems, such as Canvas.
  • Ability to assist students, faculty, and staff in the use of computer, audiovisual, and multimedia software, mobile devices and equipment for research purposes
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated effective experience with current and emerging digital library technologies and print resources required to meet the informational and educational needs of a very diverse clientele
  • Experience or training in planning and implementing outreach to distance learning programs
  • Demonstrated ability to use an integrated library system (such as Sierra) to extract bibliographies, produce statistics, or generate reports
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting
  • Ability to respond creatively and innovatively in an environment of rapid change

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination Status: All employees new to the District who access campuses or other District facilities, and/or participate in off-site work in-person for the District, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to employment unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations).
  4. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  5. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408)
  6. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  7. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

A.) Cover letter (cover letter)
B.) Resume or C.V. (resume)
C.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
D.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)
E.) STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):
College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Please describe how you would contribute to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.
(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.)

Where applicable, foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators above) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

UPM - Part-time Faculty:

Librarians are considered Temporary Credit Unit (faculty) members and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Part-time faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Part-time UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Status: Exempt
United Professors of Marin UPM/AFT Salary Schedule

Salaries for Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units (hours) assigned and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule (see United Professors of Marin UPM/AFT schedule). New part-time librarians will be placed between Step I, Column I and Step 9, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on verified background and experience.

Temporary Part-time Librarian Payment Formula:
First, determine the number of units: Hours per semester ÷ 599 (round to 4 decimal places) x 15 units = # of Units. Then:

Annual salary (from salary schedule) x # of Units ÷ 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divide by five (5) = monthly salary.

Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the Next Screening Date, and applicants will be notified of their status, either way, thereafter. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee.

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