JOB: Electronic/Audiovisual Services Librarian, Contra Costa College, San Pablo

Contra Costa College is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time position starting in January 2019. The successful applicant will be a flexible, team-oriented person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in an ever-changing environment. The person filling the position will have primary responsibility for coordinating the electronic and audiovisual services of the Contra Costa College library. The position is also responsible for regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk and for the preparation and presentation of general and specific library. To apply follow the link here

Serving predominately Latinx students and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.

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,


A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time librarianship

OR the equivalent. (If you do not possess the listed degrees, you must complete the equivalency form provided in the online application.)

Desirable Qualifications:

• A working knowledge and experience with an integrated online library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces
• Familiarities with and use of Internet technologies in the library setting and web programming, including Web 2.0 tools
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
• Demonstrated experience with electronic databases
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a website
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain digital tools for e-learning such as blogs, wikis, vod -casts etc.
• Experience as a reference librarian
• Demonstrated experience teaching library workshops, particularly those that develop information literacy skills
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff
• Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines for assigned reports and activities
• Demonstrated leadership ability and willingness to participate in collegial governance
• Experience working with library technical services