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Hourly Librarian
Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California
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Date Posted March 06, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Number


Position Title

Hourly Librarian

Position Type

Faculty Hourly Pool

Percentage Employee


Number of Months Assignment

Part-Time pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired for assignments based on the college needs.

Starting Date

As needed – This is to establish a pool for future hourly positions.

Current Work Schedule

Schedules will be arranged according to the Library’s need and individual availability with no guaranteed number of assigned hours. Preference will be given to applicants with flexible schedules. Schedules may include days and/or evenings.

Salary Range



Commensurate with academic preparation and work experience. Minimum starting salary is $44.12/hr. for a Master’s degree; maximum starting salary is $67.18/hr. for a doctorate and eight years of experience.

Shift Differential





Main Campus



Open Date


Initial Screening Date


Open Until Filled


About Rio Hondo College

About Río Hondo College

Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.

Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.

Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and primarily our Latinx student population.

Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.

Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team and excellent athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.

In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.

Basic Function/Definition

Rio Hondo College Library offers a wide variety of materials in support of the curriculum and the information needs of students, faculty and staff. The collection includes over 80,000 books and a variety of online databases. The library’s instructional program teaches over 3,000 students per semester through personalized library orientations, library workshops, reference consultations, and our 3-unit Library Science course.

Essential Duties


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
A valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the appropriate subject matter
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.




Under the general direction and supervision of the area supervisor, provide reference service, library instruction, and assistance with special projects as assigned. This position may require a combination of day and evening assignments. The successful candidate should have: a knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students; the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration in a collegial environment; commitment to innovation and excellence; demonstrated communication skills; flexibility and initiative in a changing environment; the ability to work well in collaborative teams.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials


Desired Qualifications

Desirable experience:
Recent work experience or internship in a college or public library in Reference, Library Instruction, and at least one of the following areas: Online Databases, Collection Management, Online Tutorials, Instructional Assessment, and Web Development. Recent graduates or graduate students nearing graduation are welcome to apply. Must have MLIS before hiring date.

Working Conditions


Position Description

Applications are now being accepted to develop a list of qualified candidates for the Hourly Librarian position.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)

  • Cover Page (one page)

  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.

  • Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.



Special Instructions to Applicants


Additional Information

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.

  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.

  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.

  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).

  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.

  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.

  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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