Initial Review Date: 12/14/21*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Equity and Instruction Librarian, De Anza College.
Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:
• Communication and expression
• Information literacy
• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
• Critical thinking
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
Engage with diverse communities, especially historically under-resourced communities, and design equity-informed library programming and services to meet their needs. Develop, teach, and assess information literacy in various environments, particularly keeping equity in mind, including one-time visits to classes and in-person or online presentations. Keep current with trends and developments in equity-oriented and non-traditional library practices. Help design effective assessment strategies of the library’s equity and open access initiatives. Provide equity-minded leadership in the development, assessment and continuous improvement of the library’s reference services, face-to-face and online information literacy instruction program. Provide focused support for the delivery of library instruction, services, and resources to diverse populations at De Anza College. Create and curate user guides, promotional materials, and publicity spotlighting multicultural and equity-minded resources, services, and programs. Assist in collection development management by reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new materials as well as evaluating and weeding materials (print and electronic). Assist students with information searches and, in some contexts, provide training in reference and citation techniques. Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses both face-to-face and in the course management system. Collaborate with other college faculty in developing information competency components within their disciplines. Develop curriculum to offer for-credit courses in information literacy and research skills. Assist in the supervision and training of work study students employed at the library. Perform other related tasks as required.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Master’s in library science, or library and information science, OR the equivalent.
1. Thorough knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession and in multicultural resources and equity-minded practices
2. Experience with Library Services Platform (ExLibris Alma/Primo VE preferred)
3. Knowledge of and experience in using appropriate resources, including electronic, for locating information effectively and quickly
4. Experience with a current version of a course management system (Canvas preferred)
5. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and to interact effectively with others in an educational environment
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including using online tools to communicate to an audience
7. Willingness to learn new skills in a constantly changing environment
8. Ability to organize work for efficient use of time
9. Experience in collection development and programming
10. Experience in initiatives related to closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices
11. Experience providing reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff in a technologically advanced library environment
12. Experience in teaching in face-to-face and online education environments
13. Demonstrated proficiency in the development of print and web-based instructional materials for credit and/or no-credit courses, orientation sessions, workshops, and tutorials
1. Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $66,539.00 – $109,280.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.
For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year
STARTING DATE: Spring 2022
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.