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LIBRARIAN (Systems and Reference)
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose, Browns Town
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Date Posted March 06, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Opportunity Type


Position Title

LIBRARIAN (Systems and Reference)

Posting Number


Close/First Review Date



Library and Learning Resources

Work Location

Evergreen Valley College

Position Status

Full Time

Salary Range

$73,052 to $100,279 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2018-2019); Maximum Salary Potential $130,110. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Benefits Summary

Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

Position Description


This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) Tenure Track position as Librarian in the Division of Language Arts, Library and Learning Resources located at Evergreen Valley College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.


Primary focus will be in the following areas: reference desk duties, selection and organization of electronic resources, maintenance of Library Services Platform, and instruction.

1. Administer, troubleshoot and maintain the Library Services Platform (LSP), currently Alma/Primo. Serve as liaison to LSP vendor (Ex Libris), coordinate with ITSS, and manage new releases.

2. Configure and customize the LSP’s internal systems (Alma) and user interface (Primo) to improve user experience including tools, reports, modules, patron receipts and letters. Recommend and implement new features for the LSP.

3. Provide statistical data using the LSP (Alma) for library analysis, decision-making and survey reporting.

4. Collaborate in selecting and maintaining the library databases. Support eResources Librarian with database and eBook integration and troubleshooting within the LSP (Alma/Primo).

5. Provide reference, research and information services to students, faculty and staff.

6. Conduct orientation lectures and library instruction for college classes, communicating effectively and adapting methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

7. Implement innovative hands-on learning teaching strategies and create effective supporting instructional materials, including print and online activities, tutorials, guides and handouts.

8. Participate in the planning, evaluation and assessment of library services.

9. Review and select library materials.

10. Serve on college committees and participate in college activities including, but not limited to, program review, accreditation and other campus-wide endeavors.

11. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

12. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

13. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

14. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

15. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

16. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

17. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

18. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications


1. Master’s in Library Science, Library and Information Science


*The Equivalent

District’s Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.


  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.



Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications as listed on the Job Announcements. Application(s) for equivalency are required if the degrees are not in the exact discipline required for the applicable position, according the California Community College Minimum Qualifications (select link below to review).

NOTE: Equivalency review is for degrees not in the exact discipline, only. If you have a degree earned outside of the United States, a U.S. credential evaluation must be attached with your application materials. (See *Foreign Degrees section below).

California Community College Minimum Qualifications

District Equivalency Form

Foreign Degree

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience administering, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining a library services platform. Ability to create accurate statistical reports using reporting functions in an LSP.

2. Ability to use coding and markup languages (XML, SQL, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS) to customize a library services platform’s external interface, systems, tools, modules, letters, reports and receipts.

3. Knowledge of collection development, principles, and practices, including knowledge of reviewing sources for printed and electronic materials.

4. Demonstrated skills in current technologies for instruction, library work, and student support, including online and hybrid instruction.

5. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with library staff, college faculty and administrators and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to communicate with and relate to students with a wide range of academic abilities, learning styles, and proficiencies in spoken English.

6. Ability to diagnose student information needs and help students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

7. Experience designing effective library curriculum and instructional methods and strategies that integrate cultural diversity into classes, workshops, presentations, exhibits, etc.

8. Academic library work in the STEM fields or other discipline, and demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and growth.

9. Experience in developing and assessing Student Learning Outcomes, using surveys, focus groups and other assessment tools to improve instruction and library services.

10. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Working Environment

Typical classroom environment.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of Fall 2019, with enrollment of approximately 17,933 students per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 43%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 0.2%, White/Caucasian 10%) attaining educational goals reflecting 56% – Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 20% Hispanic/Latino, 26% Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 42% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Important Information


San José-Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.


Employment Services,
Human Resources, SJECCD
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414
Email: hremploymentservices@sjeccd.edu
Employment Website: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com
District Website: www.sjeccd.edu


Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the First Review Date/Closing Date as listed on the job announcement. Applications received after the First Review Date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

1. A completed online San José-Evergreen Community College District APPLICATION.

2. A COVER LETTER (Stating how you feel you meet the qualifications as outline in the job announcement).


4. TRANSCRIPT – (If Required) If a degree is listed as a requirement, transcripts (Not Diplomas) MUST INCLUDE confer or award date of stated degree. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however if the position is offered, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. If the transcripts or degrees are from outside of the United States, an official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service (course by course of the transcripts) MUST also be submitted. (*See below for a list of suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees).
Note: Some positions may require additional documents and/or certificates, in addition to the items listed above. Please refer to the job announcement.


1. Only complete application materials will be considered. No exceptions.

2. Letters of Recommendation are NOT required and will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.

3. Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

4. Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.

5. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.

6. Meeting the minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview.

7. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

*Suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees:

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
Website: http://www.acei-global.org/

Education Records Evaluation Services
Website: www.eres.com

International Education Research Foundation
Website: http://www.ierf.org/

World Education Services
Website: www.wes.org

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