Thursday, March 25, 2010

Technical Services Librarian

Monterey Peninsula College

Technical Services Librarian

Fulltime, Tenure Track, Fall 2010
Application Closing Date: EXTENDED: 4/16/2010

Monterey Peninsula College believes in a close relationship among students, faculty, staff, and community. The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and has made a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

Position Definition:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, development and coordination of the Technical Services department, including hiring and supervising classified staff and students. Additionally, the Technical Services Librarian
• Manages the organization, development and supervision of all Technical Services.
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for Technical Services staff.
• Manages the acquisitions process by which library materials are ordered, received and processed.
• Performs original and copy cataloging of all library materials according to relevant bibliographic control standards and maintains authority control of online catalog records.
• Manages the expenditures of acquisitions and all library funds/budgets.
• Organizes and manages the special and archive collections, develops archive policies, makes the archived materials accessible. Understands the preservation and conservation of special collections, including providing digital access to the collection.
• Establishes procedures to facilitate collection development to coordinate selection of material for library acquisitions in accordance with college curriculum, the mission of the college and student needs.
• Manages gifts to the collections.
• Provides reference services.
• Teaches bibliographic instruction classes (both face-to-face and online) and participates in curriculum development.
• Participates in information competency and literacy instruction.
• Works with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
• Works with regional libraries to share resources and information.
• Carries out collegial responsibilities including but not limited to institutional committee assignments and participation in shared governance committees and campus life committees.
• Communicates well verbally and in writing, and works cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide).
• Pursues continuous professional development activities and remains current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Performs duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, and the MPCTA Contract as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
• Other duties as needed.

Summary of Key Duties:
• Establishes and updates procedures for all Technical Services:
- Acquisitions which includes ordering, processing materials (print, digital, serial, electronic media, gifts, government documents, etc.), allocating budgets, selecting vendors and resolving problems. Cataloging (original and copy) all library materials and making them available in the online catalog using:
i. Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification System
ii. MARC formats (machine-readable cataloging)
iii. OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
- Processing all library materials.
- Collection development which includes overseeing the librarians’ print and non-print selections of materials to be added to the collection.
• Manages library budgets, including expended and encumbered funds.
• Uses all the functions of the integrated library system; assesses and learns new tools associated with the integrated library system.
• Trains and supervises all staff in the technical services area.
• Teaches courses in both online and face-to-face instructional formats.
• Provides Reference Services, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters in library science, or library and information science OR
• Possession of a California Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in Library Science; OR
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an EQUIVALENCY APPLICATION from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications;

• Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Demonstrated ability to teach at the community college level;
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the subject area;
3. Knowledge of and commitment to community college teaching;
4. Excellent interpersonal skills;
5. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations;
6. Effective oral and written communication skills;
7. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Integrated Library Systems.
• Experience using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation technology in an instructional environment.
• Experience in technical services in a library or Information Center.
• Familiarity with Web and Library 2.0 technologies.

Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting at $51,971–$70,474 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. Child care is available at the College at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include a minimum of 35 scheduled hours per week. When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. Selected candidates will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 16, 2010.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, April 16, 2010. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed, or sent via facsimile. Faxes and e-mails must be followed by original documents as soon as possible. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
1. Completed District Application including the Diversity Statement;
2. Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities;
3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
4. Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense;
5. Supplemental Application – Minimum Qualifications (attached)
6. Two (2) to three (3) current letters of recommendation specific to this position;
7. Please respond to each of the following questions using 500 words or fewer (1500 words total).
• Please describe the future of Technical Services functions in academic libraries.
• In a climate of digital content evolution, what are the challenges for libraries?
• Describe 2 issues that challenge a small Technical Services staff and discuss their solutions.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Application forms may be obtained from or from the Human Resources Department by calling (831) 646-4016.

Send all application materials to:

Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

The Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey Peninsula lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco where Monterey Bay and sheltering hills produce a gentle climate year round. Residents and visitors enjoy the scenic natural environment and a variety of small, distinctive communities: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach. MPC faculty and students also benefit from close proximity to the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and the California State University Monterey Bay. Consequently, the peninsula’s population is both ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan.

MPC was founded in 1947 and annually enrolls approximately 8,500 fulltime equivalent students. In addition to the Monterey campus, MPC operates the Education Center at Marina and the Public Safety Training Center at Seaside. Accreditation reports single out MPC’s faculty for their commitment and excellence. Staff and faculty take pride in the college’s friendly, student-oriented atmosphere and its comprehensive curriculum. MPC is in the process of a multi-million dollar facility modernization project funded by our community. It is recognized as a cultural center for the entire Peninsula and offers a new Library and Technology Center to its students and community.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

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