Job Listing: Librarian- Emphasis in User Experience and Technology. (East Bay)

Job TitleLibrarian (Emphasis in User Experience and Technology)
Position TypeFaculty
Tenure InformationTenure Track
Position Code2FLR05
FTE1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary)$67,769 – $96,885/annual
FLSAExempt
Job LocationChabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
DepartmentLibrary
Job SummaryThe Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian (Emphasis in User Experience and Technology) for Chabot College in Hayward, California.This position reports directly to the Division Dean.The Chabot College CommunityChabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja programs were first created at Chabot College, and have since been replicated across the state. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found https://www.chabotcollege.edu/ir/index.asp.Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.Joining Our College CommunityWe seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination.The Librarian plays a key role in creating an excellent experience for both physical and virtual users of Chabot Library. The Librarian develops methodologies to measure changing student/faculty needs in library services, technology, and develops implementation plans for innovations that better reflect changing trends in student, faculty and staff needs.In collaboration with the other Chabot Librarians, recommend options for innovation and engage with other Public Services staff for planning and implementation. The Librarian supports faculty and conducts and reviews all facets of cataloging and the course reserves, including copyright compliance.
Representative Duties1. Develops and conducts qualitative and quantitative user needs/usability studies, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observations. to assess changing user experiences/needs, preferences, and trends with the goal of continual improvement.• Creates, compiles, maintains, and utilizes system statistics and reports to evaluate workflows and develop enhancements to circulation, course reserves, reference, and instructional services.• Coordinates circulation services and front desk activities, including all circulation notices and communications, with the goal of providing excellent customer/user experience.• Collaborates with other librarians to assess and improve the library’s online and social media presence.• Communicates and collaborates with library colleagues on user studies.• Based on user and library staff input, plans and develops innovative projects, services, and programs.• With Library staff, supports faculty on providing excellent library course reserves and other related services, including review and implementation of technology and procedural upgrades.2. Troubleshoots, upgrades, evaluates and manipulates the Library System Platform (LSP) to optimize functionality.3. Performs original and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use.• Interprets and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials4. Provides reference, instruction, and technology support to library patrons.5. Provides individual and group training to library staff.6. Participates in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to, committee membership, staff development, and collegial meetings.7. Manage library mitigation to a new ILS. Post mitigation to a System/Reference Librarian.8. Provide cataloging, day-to-day trouble shooting, and statistical reporting, guidance, and updates.9. Continues to keep current with Library user interface trends and innovations.10. Has strong oral and written communication skills to be able to convey/explain information and train staff.11. Demonstrates sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities.12. Regularly scheduled hours could include evenings.
Minimum Education and ExperienceMaster’s in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before August 30th, 2021 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.
Minimum QualificationsEvidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
Desirable Qualifications1. Experience in usability testing, conducting of focus groups, creating effective surveys and other approaches for planning improvement in future user experience to improve web interface design.2. Knowledge of user interface design including HTML 4 and 5, CSS, PHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms, including the ability to improve user experience beyond a vendor’s rendition.3. Experience providing reference, public, and/or general customer service to a wide array of users, physically and remotely.4. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current library standards and practices, especially in the areas of circulation, interlibrary loan, and patron privacy.5. Knowledge of Library-related systems such as Alma/Primo, Worldshare, EBSCOhost Discovery System, Libguides, Syndetics, EZProxy and Stackmap.6. Experience in systems/program development, including programming, analysis and design, testing, implementation, and information architecture.7. Strong background and experience with services to the mobile user, including use of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), sending library notices as text messages, scanning barcodes from mobile devices, library apps, mobile websites, and RSS feeds, and social media including Facebook, and Twitter.8. Familiarity with MARC formats for bibliographic and authority records, and familiarity with RDA, AACR2, LCSH and other relevant cataloging standards.9. Experience providing information competency instruction in an academic library.10. Project management experience, preferably with multiple projects.11. Experience with managing integrated library systems and cataloging techniques.12. Skills in scripting languages.
Job Work ScheduleThis position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2021.
Physical Demands and Working EnvironmentINDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE UNABLE TO CARRY OUT THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE POSITION WILL RECEIVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO ENABLE THEM TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.
Posting NumberF104P
Open Date06/17/2021
Close Date08/12/2021
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notification to ApplicantsThe Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.
Instructions for Personal Qualifications StatementThe purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Write in up to 250 words how you would manage a migration to a new LSP with classified Library staff. Upload a document and submit using the applicant document called “Response to Supplemental Question 1.”(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials/Licenses
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement
  5. Response to Supplemental Question 1

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement