Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Digital Services Librarian (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2013)

Under direction of the Library Division Chair, and in coordination with the other faculty librarians, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, planning, and management of online library resources. The position may include hiring and supervising classified staff and students.  Assignments may include both day and evening courses at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center, as well as on-line instruction. 

Example of Duties:                       

As a fulltime faculty member in the Library, the successful candidate will also:

  • Collaborate with librarians and other faculty to identify, evaluate and integrate online resources and multimedia application in support of campus teaching and learning.
  • Provide expertise in the maintenance of the library website
  • Provide instruction and training for faculty, staff and students in information technology, research skills and information competency.
  • Manage the acquisitions process by which licensed resources are ordered, received and processed.
  • Provide reference services.
  • Participate in curriculum development as assigned.
  • Participate in information competency and literacy instruction, including single class sessions, a series of multiple sessions for a particular class and semester-length course, both face-to-face and online.
  • Work with academic divisions to share information and keep collections current.
  • Work with regional libraries to share resources and information.
  • Carry out collegial responsibilities including but not limited to institutional committee assignments and participation in shared governance committees and campus committees.
  • Communicate well verbally and in writing, and works cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide), students and community members.
  • Pursue continuous professional development activities and remains current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
  • Perform 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.
  • Perform other duties as needed.
Summary of Key Duties:
  • Assess and learn new tools associated with online resources.
  • May train and supervise staff working with online resources.
  • Teach short-term and semester-length courses in both online and face-to-face instructional formats, as assigned.
  • Provide Reference Services, as scheduled.
Minimum Qualifications:                       
  • Masters in library science, or library and information science; 
  • A California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Library Science
  • 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 download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your 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:
  1. Three years of professional experience in an academic library or relevant comparable environment.
  2. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing technology in support of library services.
  3. Experience teaching library and information courses and/or credit instruction.
  4. Experience using word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation technology in an instructional environment. 
  5. Experience teaching online and familiarity with one or more course management systems.
  6. Demonstrated experience implementing Web 2.0 and emerging technologies.
  7. Experience with Electronic Resources Management (ERM) tools.
  8. Experience with both synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:                       
Anticipated Starting Compensation: 

Starting at $50,921-69,050 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. 

Assignment and Anticipated Start Date:

The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year.  The assignment will include a minimum of 35 scheduled student contact hours per week. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 2013.

Application Deadline:

Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, February 19, 2013. 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. Complete all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions; AND
  2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your  cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities; AND
  3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your résumé or curriculum vitae; AND
  4. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your 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; AND
  5. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application; AND
  6. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your ESSAY 1: Describe 2 issues that challenge a small academic library’s staff and discuss possible solutions. AND
  7. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your ESSAY 2: How can digital content be managed in an academic library to meet California’s recent legislative mandate emphasizing the following specific groups: Basic Skills, CTE (Career and Technical) and Transfer?
To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position.  Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional document which are submitted, but were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee.

For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:

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

Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-6 weeks following the application deadline.  All other applicants will be notified by email.  Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of March 25th.  Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.

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.                        

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