Commencing Fall 2018, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service, culturally responsive librarianship that understands the racial, gender, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within our community college student population; and those who have a commitment to our overall student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and using technology makes this a dynamic workplace. Web Services and eResources Librarian will work collaboratively to support current and emerging technologies for the library. The Librarian will have primary responsibility for managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website, and web services. The Librarian will manage library electronic resources, including collaborating on selection, establishing and maintaining access, and promoting and evaluating usage. Other major responsibilities include providing reference services, both face-to-face and online, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, and teaching information competency workshops based on the ACRL Framework. In our teaching, we seek to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging Black, Latinx, and other students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in many academic libraries. Responsibilities also include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).
Santa Barbara City College has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized students. I highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe diversity comes in many forms. We understand individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College. Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. We seek staff and faculty who embrace our commitments. Vision Statement: Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world. Mission Statement: As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student… Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all. College Facts (as of Fall 2017) • Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 244 full-time faculty, 532 adjunct faculty, 244 School of Extended Learning faculty, and 357 full-time staff and management. • Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 17,457 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black – 3.3%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 8.3%; Hispanic/Latinx – 39.8%; two or more races – 4.4.%; Unknown – 1.9%; and White: 41.5%. • 31.6% of SBCC’s students are under age 19, 32% are between the ages 20 and 24, 22% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 14.4% are 40 or older. • 33.2% of SBCC’s students attend full time (12 units or more), and 66.8% of SBCC students attend part- time. • In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among many other benefits, made us eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students. • The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
1. Master’s in library science, library and information science. OR
2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR
3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.
4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the “Equivalency field” under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.
• Knowledge of emerging library technologies and web services.
• Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.
• Experience using web development tools; ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.
• Experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and/or other web technologies.
• Experience managing library electronic resources, including: arranging product trials and making selection recommendations; working with vendors, link resolvers, proxy servers, and service configurations to set up and maintain access; and compiling usage statistics.
• Professional library experience, preferably an academic library.
• Experience in working with students or patrons from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
• Willingness to engage in reflective practice and improvement of one’s instructional, relational, and library practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
• Experience teaching library research and information literacy in face-to-face and/or online environments, and familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with multiple and varying departmental units across the community college campus.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)
1. Online District Application form @ https://jobs.sbcc.edu
2. Cover letter addressing the applicant’s experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
3. CV or Resume.
4. Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.
5. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verify minimum qualifications.
Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
6. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.
7. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
8. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.
9. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.
If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
General Requirements to be Submitted upon Offer of Employment
SBCC Human Resources
Web Services and eResource Librarian: https://jobs.sbcc.edu/postings/2079