Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Tenure-track Technical Services & Systems Librarian. This position is a 9-month tenure-track faculty position that requires additional moonlight contract hours for summer quarter. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 8, 2022.
We are seeking a motivated and experienced library technical services professional. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the library online system and related online resources/technologies; supervise, train and mentor staff of the technical services department; provide leadership in planning for the library's technology needs; evaluate, negotiate and mediate contracts, licenses, and accessibility standards for electronic resources; and work in a collaborative environment of evolving institutional and consortium partnership expectations.
- Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
- Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
- Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
- Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
- Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
- Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
- Perform library instruction and information literacy utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate learning.
- Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
- Manage, plan, supervise, advocate, and provide leadership for all areas of the library technical services department including, but not limited to, acquisitions, archives, cataloging, digitization, licensing, serials, and systems.
- Act as system administrator and manager of library online resources including databases, our shared integrated library system ExLibris Alma/Primo, the locally hosted Drupal library website, and related online resources and technologies such as LibGuides.
- Perform maintenance, provide support and troubleshooting (including that of user authentication to library resources), quality assurance, establish and maintain access to online library resources and services.
- Serve as the technical liaison between the library and numerous third-party systems (i.e., database aggregators and other providers of electronic content) as well as the College's IT Services department.
- Solicit information from new vendors regarding security, accessibility, and authentication.
- Manage negotiation of contracts and licenses with third-party vendors in collaboration with the college's Risk Management Services and the IT Change Advisory Committee.
- Develop and maintain policies, procedures, written reports, and technical and other types of documentation pertaining to the department, library systems, and electronic resources.
- Serve as liaison, participate in, and contribute to relevant consortial groups (e.g., Orbis Cascade Alliance).
- Participate in Library Leadership Team for overall library management, including library-wide planning, and policy development to carry out library strategic goals.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Starting salary is $64,871 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $91,378. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends. Please note the salary will be adjusted for the 2022-2023 year to reflect the legislatively funded cost-of-living increase and that the salary will be prorated during breaks.
Additional Info & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.
At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, email@example.com, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105