Public Services Librarian
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community. American River College, serving the greater Sacramento region, offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. American River College has a strong commitment to social justice and equity, as we strive to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We seek individuals who are also committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community.
General Responsibilities:The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: coordination of library services and/or teaching assigned classes, if assigned, under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
The department maintains a focus on: ● A student-centered philosophy.● A commitment to providing excellent customer service.● Working collaboratively with colleagues.● A commitment to equity and social justice.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:● Providing reference and information services to students and staff.● Providing library instruction to students in a variety of settings and formats.● Designing instructional materials.● Serving as collection development liaison to one or more instructional departments.● Selecting materials and maintaining an up-to-date collection in those subject areas for print, media, and digital collections.● Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction.● Fostering and developing information competency skills for students.● Marketing library resources and programs to students and faculty.● Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment in the library. ● Designing and/or teaching credit courses.● Developing and maintaining web resources.● Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student help.● Managing electronic database subscriptions.● Managing the library website.● Developing and coordinating services to distance students.● Developing and implementing library assessment tools.● Performing other duties as assigned.
These assignments may be reallocated periodically, and assignments may depend on the interests and qualifications of the library faculty. Librarians may be asked to take the lead on various library services, projects, or focus areas.
The non-Instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.
1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 23, 2018 in Library Science, Library and Information Science; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*
2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest
Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a completeevaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
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