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Salary Range (Full-Time)
$4,083.33 mo. - $4,695.83 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)
Responsible for acquiring, organizing, managing and distributing library resources and ensuring that library provisions meet the needs of all users. Position is a user-focused role that manages learning resources that support research, teaching and student success.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be familiar with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy framework and Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) guidelines. Knowledgeable about both print and electronic information sources and databases. Maintains knowledge of current trends and best practices in all aspects of academic librarianship, including collection management, acquisitions and information literacy instruction. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives; exercises independent judgment and discretion based on an understanding of organizational policies and procedures. Ability to enhance the student learning process by providing in-person and/or on-line instruction in the use of electronic search tools, preparing instructional materials, and collaborating with faculty and instructors to develop assignments and activities that promote information skills. Has excellent attention to details, strong problem solving skills and effectively handles multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information. Must be able to collaborate effectively with diverse, multicultural students, faculty and staff to support learning across the curriculum. Ability to collaborate across divisional lines and act as liaison with constituents within and outside the DCCCD network in order to locate materials to assist individuals with research needs. Advises faculty and staff on designing assignments that students can complete successfully. Assist students in the use of library resources including instruction in forms of academic documentation such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) style manuals; advise staff and faculty on issues of copyright and “fair use.” Must have strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to communicate tactfully, verbally and in writing, with stakeholders within and outside the DCCCD network. Instructs individuals on basic computer skills/comprehension of new technology, library policies, and use of library resources. Must be able to perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher with twelve (12) undergraduate/graduate semester hours in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program plus one (1) year of experience in related field. Official transcripts required. *** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Preferred Skills/Additional Requirements:
An ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science is preferred. The successful candidate will have at least one year's experience providing library instruction. The position requires strong communications skills with a background of successfully marketing library goals and programs. Knowledge of web design, maintenance, and the best practices concerning user experience is desirable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the review and evaluation of resource materials, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources. Searches standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the internet, in order to answer reference questions. Keep records of circulation and other library materials. Assists with the location of unusual or unique information in response to specific requests. Compiles lists of overdue materials, and notify borrowers that materials are overdue. Prepares statistical reports as needed. Troubleshoots and resolves minor software and hardware problems.
Serves and/or participates on various college and district committees to identify, research and review materials, on-line databases or other electronic resources to enhance the library collection. Develops information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders, and on-line tutorials. Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develops procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information. Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials on particular subjects. Evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused items to be discarded. Interacts with a culturally diverse ethnic population of students, faculty and staff daily, demonstrating the use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and providing information about library policies. Performs other duties as assigned.
The salary structure provides guidelines to set and manage compensation. All employees can expect to be paid at a salary rate that falls within the salary range for their position. This tool may be used as a guideline for determining the range of a starting salary. Other criteria may be considered when determining salary beyond the minimum, such as additional education and/or total years of relevant experience, skills and competencies and supervision requirements.
Meets minimum qualifications. Bachelor’s degree or higher with 12 undergraduate/graduate semester hours in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program plus one (1) year of experience in related field.
Related experience above minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher with 24 undergraduate/graduate semester hours in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program plus two (2) years of experience in related field.
• Specialization in a particular field related to librarianship.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.