Librarian (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College
Kern Community College District

Librarian (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01909

Posting Date: 12/15/2016

Closing Date: 1/5/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic


Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position eligible for tenure after the fourth year of successful employment.

Minimum Salary: $69,813.80 annually

Maximum Salary: $120,844.64 annually (maximum entry $85,525.04 per year)

Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are offered for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
The successful applicant for the library position is expected to provide a wide range of reference and information services including but not limited to providing library instruction in a variety of settings; using current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties; developing and maintaining the Library's electronic and print collection; instruct students in credit courses; develop, coordinate and assess library instruction and information competency programs for students and faculty; develop and coordinate programs to promote library resources and services to students. The assignment will be made based on the successful applicant's experience, background, and institutional need.

This assignment may include working at other campus sites, day, evening, weekend classes, using distance learning or using other multiple teaching methodologies.

Other Duties Include: participating in student recruitment and articulation of services, maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computers and multimedia technologies; assessing student learning and program level outcomes; collegial participation in department, college, and discipline specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in library science, or library and information science;

OR- The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

AND- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note:- Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note:- The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge and Abilities:

Experience with reference service

Ability to deliver and promote library services and instruction through the use of new library technologies and social media

Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with new and experienced users

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching , learning and service to diverse student populations

Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals

Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities

Ability to assess student learning outcomes

Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency

Knowledge of computers and willingness to explore new technologies that would benefit the program

Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission

Desirable Qualifications:

Ability and willingness to participate effectively in college committee work and in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to support students and the college

Ability to provide leadership within the program and on college initiatives to improve student learning

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 5, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
  • Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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