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Part-Time Librarian (Pool)

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3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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General Statement: This is an ongoing application pool for Instructors that is reviewed on an as needed basis. As Instructors are needed to teach specific courses at the campuses, selections will be made from among this pool of applicants for all campuses- Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Cañada College. If you do not receive a response this could be because there is no position at a particular campus available at the present time or that the position/s have already been filled.

Your resume will remain on file for a period of three years after which we would request that you please reapply. Thank you.

Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.

Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the qualifications, desirable skills and attributes. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to give a teaching presentation, provide relevant course outlines and materials, and/or demonstrate other job-related skills.   Duties and Responsibilities: The Librarian hired in this position will provide reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Librarian may also be assigned to perform or participate in the following:
1.Collection development;
2.Implementation of print and electronic information resources and services;
3.Library research orientations,
4.Development and instruction of credit classes in Library Studies and information competency;
5.Activities designed to promote Library Services to students, faculty., and staff.
6.Collaborate with other college faculty in developing information competency components within their disciplines;
7.Participate in the development and maintenance of the Library Web page;
8.Creation of instructional support materials in print and online formats;
9.Catalog library materials using OCLC ;
10. Train and supervise Library technicians in cataloging and technical processing;
11.Computer programming to support library services
12.Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.
13.Organizing and managing archives.
14.Participate in the development and delivery of public program events.
15.Participate in the design and delivery of library services to on campus and remote users and online students.   Requirements: 1.Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or the Equivalent (see information that follows).
2.Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse cultures and language groups, and people who have disabilities.
3.Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with disabilities.

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed above. Transcripts required.
Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field and have completed twenty-four semester units of both upper-division and graduate work in the academic field specified above. Transcripts required.
Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications.   Desirable Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1.Experience providing reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff in a technologically advanced library environment;
2.Knowledge of print and electronic information resources and services;
3.Experience in teaching in traditional and distance education environments;
4.Demonstrated proficiency in the development of print and web-based instructional materials for credit and/or no-credit courses, orientation sessions, workshops, tutorials, and information pathfinders;
5.Ability to work sensitively and effectively with students, faculty and staff in a team-based environment as well as independently;
6.Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
7.Knowledge and experience in collection development;
8.Experience in cataloging using OCLC for original and copy cataloging;
9.Experience facilitating participation of faculty in the development of library materials and services.
10.Effectively communicate in written and oral forms in a language in addition to English.
11.Experience in organizing and managing archival collections
12. Experience in providing effective and user friendly access services for on campus and online students.   EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.   Benefits: Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.   Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
College Transcripts   Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants are required to submit:
1.A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position);
2.A résumé that details all relevant education, training, teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience;
3.Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted);
4.A cover letter of no more that 3 pages addressing the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Application Deadline
For full consideration at the first reading, all application must be received online on or before 10 p.m. on April 25, 2008.

The cover letter should address applicant qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.  

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