Librarian (Digital Services) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)
Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.
4. Your cover letter MUST include discussion of the following questions:
- What do you feel are the best strategies as a librarian for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
- Think of the most successful library instruction session, course, or workshop you have taught or library program, event, or project you have organized. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
- How is your librarianship approach culturally responsive to the students you serve?
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
|Position Title||Librarian (Digital Services) (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)|
|Location||College of San Mateo|
|Department||Academic Support & LT CSM (DEPT)|
|Percentage of Full Time||The work year is 175 days (10 months of service).|
|FLSA||Exempt (does not accrue overtime)|
|Months per Year||10|
|If other, please specify|
|Salary Range||Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year.|
|Position Type||Faculty Positions|
|Who We Are||The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.|
|The College and the District||College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 13,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.The President has called for the college community to be student-focused in our return to campus and always find a way to get to “yes” as one team to better serve our communities. We have recognized the need to do more and we recognize that we are stronger together. To learn more about CSM’s antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.|
|Who We Want||We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.|
|The Position||The College seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member for a Digital Services Librarian. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.The primary responsibility of this position is to provide leadership and technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and delivery of digital and electronic resources (databases, ebooks, streaming media, etc.) to promote discoverability and accessibility to diverse populations at the College of San Mateo. The Librarian (Digital Services) also holds other essential duties including reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development. This position requires self-direction, flexibility, the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This assignment may include evening and weekend hours.|
Start date of this assignment: Spring 2023.
|Duties and Responsibilities||The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.Provide leadership and technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and delivery of digital and electronic resources (databases, ebooks, streaming media, etc.) to promote discoverability and accessibility to diverse populations at College of San MateoPromote, improve, and maintain digital resource access by updating, customizing, and integrating interfaces for digital resource discovery, including the Library’s discovery interface (Primo VE), as well as vendor platforms for databases, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital resourcesManage subscriptions and licenses for the Library’s digital and electronic resourcesActivate and manage new and existing digital and electronic resources in AlmaCoordinate and work with Library, District, and consortia technical services, systems, and digital services teams to troubleshoot and ensure access to digital resources (including authentication protocols, proxy configuration, etc.)Work with CSM faculty to ensure student access to digital and electronic resources and to troubleshoot student access issuesWork with vendors to ensure continuity of service of digital resourcesDevelop and maintain the Library website as well as online content platforms such as LibGuides and other learning management systemsTeach and assess information literacy in a variety of formats and modalities (e.g., credit-bearing courses, one-shot information literacy instruction sessions, and workshops)Provide reference services in-person and remotely using various communication toolsParticipate in department/division, College, District, and regional committees as appropriatePerform other duties as assigned and as required by contract and institutional needs|
|Minimum Qualifications||Master’s degree or above in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent (see below)Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom|
|Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications||For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:Degree Equivalence|
The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.Academic Background Equivalence
Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, andii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.Professional Achievement Equivalence
The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities||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:Library Instruction & ReferenceExperience developing, teaching, or assessing information literacy instruction and other library instruction for face-to-face or online coursesSkill in using various face-to-face and online teaching toolsStrong oral and written communication skills, including engaging presentation skillsCommitment to collaborative learning and working environmentsExperience working in learning management systemsExperience creating and using online research guidesKnowledge of or skill using strategies to ensure library accessibility (physical, digital, and educational)Training or experience delivering reference services in face-to-face and online modalitiesDigital ServicesKnowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to digital and electronic resources and library servicesKnowledge of core concepts for acquiring, receiving, licensing, processing, troubleshooting, and maintaining digital and electronic resourcesExperience working with portfolios and electronic collections in AlmaExperience working with discovery interfaces (Primo VE), proxies, vendor platformsExperience developing, maintaining, and updating websitesExperience working with Springshare products (LibGuides, LibApps, LibCal, etc.)Knowledge of online teaching and learning tools and learning management systems, such as Canvas|
|Preferred Qualifications||American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree in library science or library information scienceExperience with reference, instruction, and collection development for community college or baccalaureate degree programsRecent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields impact participation and outcomesExperience and skill in advancing equity and addressing equity gaps in the library and on campusExperience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching and librarianshipWillingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and librarian practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted studentsExperience providing instruction related to metaliteracies including information, media, technology, and digital literacyDemonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution designations for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices|
|Faculty Benefits||Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.|
Posting Detail Information
|First Review Date||12/13/2022|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions Summary||Required Application Materials|
All applicants are required to submit:1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.4. Your cover letter MUST include discussion of the following questions:What do you feel are the best strategies as a librarian for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?Think of the most successful library instruction session, course, or workshop you have taught or library program, event, or project you have organized. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?How is your librarianship approach culturally responsive to the students you serve?If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
|Conditions of Employment||Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)|
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.2. Submit verifications of prior employment3. Satisfactory references4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
|EEO Statement||The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.|
|Accommodations||Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form|
|Annual Security Report||San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.|
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you possess a Master’s or above in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent (see below)?
- Yes, I have a Master’s or above in library science, library and information science
- I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
- If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.) DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: Description ACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: Description PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description(Open Ended Question)
- * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- College Transcripts
- Equivalency Application
- Foreign Degree Evaluation
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3