JOB: Librarian (2 Positions), Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill


Diablo Valley College Library seeks two creative, dynamic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarians for full-time, tenure track librarian positions. One position is an Emerging Technologies Librarian, who will focus on support and continuous improvement of all library technologies, and the other is a Public Services Librarian, who will focus on reference services and student support. Both positions support the delivery of library instruction, reference, collection development, faculty services, technology, and other resources to students at Diablo Valley College.

The ideal candidates will share DVC’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 29,000 students. 24% of DVC students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 5% are Filipino, 14% are Asian, 37% are White, and 8% are multiracial. DVC expects to become an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution in the near future.

The successful candidates will join a college that is dedicated to achieving the goals of its Educational Master Plan. The college is host to active student-led affinity groups, robust learning community programs (e.g. Puente, Umoja, MESA.), and an offering of culturally responsive events, including the ongoing Education, Equity and Inclusivity Speaker series.

The DVC Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the college’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Qualified early career librarians and candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing vision, direction, and leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of all Library instructional efforts for campus-based and distance education;
2. providing reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff and the community;
3. participating in the collection, development and implementation of print and electronic information resources and services;
4. providing course related library instruction;
5. collaborating with faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum;
6. developing library collections in the assigned subject areas;
7. contributing to the development and maintenance of the Library’s web page;
8. maintaining current knowledge in the field of Library Science and Information Management;
9. participating in department, college committees, and College’s shared governance process;
10. participating in professional development activities;
11. maintaining of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
12. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification

• Master’s in library science, library and information science
the equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at

Desired Qualifications

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated ability to reduce equity gaps and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Experience in using and/or providing support of research resources and learning technologies such as databases, integrated library systems, discovery layers, learning management systems, etc.;
4. Experience and/or coursework in academic library instruction, and familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy;
5. Experience and/or coursework in providing in-person and virtual reference assistance;
6. Ability to assume leadership roles, develop programs, and plan and implement library projects;
7. Apply diverse life and teaching experiences to student learning and success;
8. Commitment to improving the success of students of all backgrounds and abilities, in particular, reducing achievement gaps of under-prepared and under-served students;
9. Commitment to student-centered library services;
10. Knowledge of open educational resources (OER) and other textbook affordability strategies and initiatives.
11. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as part of a team;
12. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Full job description is available here.