Los Altos Hills, CA, United States


 Initial Review Date: 05/05/22*

*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 Librarian, Foothill 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.

 Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.


Foothill College is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Access & Information Services Librarian to further the mission of the Library to meet the evolving information needs of Foothill’s diverse student population. Under the general supervision of the Dean of the Learning Resource Center, the Access & Information Services Librarian’s responsibilities include: 

·       Coordinating with the Systems Librarian and Technical Services staff to maximize the LMS capabilities through original and complex cataloging, subject analysis, classification, authority control, and bibliographic maintenance, ensuring seamless access to library digital collections, including streaming videos, online periodicals, ebooks, e-reference, and e-reserves;

·       Providing leadership in developing, administering, and assessing reference and research services with the goal of improving service to students both face to face and online;

·       Helping grow the library’s instruction program through the teaching of credit courses as well as library research workshops and orientations, both face to face and online.

·       Additionally, collaborates with the team of librarians to coordinate effective strategies for the library’s open-access initiatives; develop and maintain welcoming, innovative, and safe learning environments; and promote library events, services, resources, and programs via social media platforms.

·       Standard duties of all librarians include providing reference service, serving as a liaison to one or more academic divisions, selecting and weeding library materials, and participating in division and department meetings. 

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, library and information science, OR the equivalent


  1. Technical Services experience, including cataloging and working with technical services staff.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, authority control, and bibliographic maintenance and ability to apply those principles according to nationally recognized standards, including LC Classification, LCSH, MARC21, and RDA.
  3. Experience using a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC, and an integrated library system, preferably Ex Libris Alma.
  4. Proficiency in database management, including authority control.
  5. Experience in working cooperatively with library staff and faculty to promote the use of digital tools and resources
  6. Working knowledge of current metadata standards and practices
  7. Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment
  8. Prior experience with ALMA and PRIMO, Link Resolvers, EZProxy, SUSHI, Open URL and COUNTER and other similar digital tools
  9. Knowledge of and experience with emerging library trends and technologies, especially in technical services and reference.
  10. Experience providing and assessing in-person and online reference services, preferably at an academic library.
  11. Experience teaching instruction sessions or courses in Information Literacy in-person, online, and via video conferencing for a diverse student population.
  12. Demonstrated ability to coordinate public outreach, marketing, and library programming.
  13. Experience implementing innovative projects relating to Open Access and Open Educational Resource initiatives.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(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 *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.

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:

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:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


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:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


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.