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Please respond to the required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. Also, please respect the word limits for each question. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A Ph.D. is considered to encompass a Master’s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser, http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf , to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application. Please see information about interview process in Selection Process section. Also, candidates who have not finished their degree must fill out an equivalency form.

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Position Title Librarian
Description of Position

Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide vision, direction, and shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.
The ideal candidate will share DVC’s commitment to educating its increasingly diverse student population particularly those from underserved communities. We currently enroll over 29,000 students. 24% of DVC students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 5% are Filipino, 14% are Asian, 37% are White, and 8% are multiracial. DVC expects to become an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution in the coming year.
The successful candidate will join a college that is dedicated to achieving the goals of its Student Equity Plan. The college is host to active student-led affinity groups, robust learning community programs (e.g. Puente, Umoja, MESA.), meetings and trainings dedicated to supporting DACA students and their families, and an offering of culturally responsive events, including the ongoing Education, Equity and Inclusivity Speaker series.
The DVC Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the college’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Qualified early career librarians and candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries

Contact Diablo Valley College Office of Instruction at 925-969-2004

Recruitment Type Faculty
Location Diablo Valley College
Posting Number F00422
# of Openings 1
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $58,452 - $87,960
Position Status Tenured Track
EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group Full-Time Faculty
Department D1080-Library
Discipline Library Science
Alternate Discipline
Duties and Responsibilities

The position will engage in a full range of reference, library instruction, collection management and outreach activities. In addition to contractual duties, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing vision, direction, and leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of all Library instructional efforts for campus-based and distance education;
2. providing reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff and the community;
3. participating in the collection, development and implementation of print and electronic information resources and services;
4. providing course related library instruction;
5. collaborating with faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum;
6. developing library collections in the assigned subject areas;
7. contributing to the development and maintenance of the Library’s web page;
8. maintaining current knowledge in the field of Library Science and Information Management;
9. participating in department, college committees, and College’s shared governance process;
10. participating in professional development activities;
11. maintaining of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
12. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

• Master’s in library science, library and information science,
OR
the equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf

License/Certificates/Credentials
Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial background, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Ability to apply diverse life and teaching experiences to student learning and success;
4. Commitment to improving the success of students of all backgrounds and abilities, in particular, reducing achievement gaps of under-prepared and under-served students;
5. Experience and/or coursework in academic library instruction;
6. Ability to creatively apply emerging trends, concepts, and technologies in library instruction;
7. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as part of a team;
8. Commitment to user-centered library services;
9. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
10. Engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning, including pedagogical practices and instructional design.

Job Open Date: 04/02/2018
Job Close Date: 05/14/2018
Open Until Filled No
Employment Begins: August 2018
# of Months 10
Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Employee Benefits

Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:
- Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services
- Dental and vision
- Flexible spending (125) plan
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
- Sabbatical Leave

Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships.

The United Faculty positions are within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

How to Apply

1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.
3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

Selection Process

Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee.
2. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to interview. Candidates will have the choice to interview in person or online (Skype, Zoom, etc.). Responses to the interview questions will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Based upon the interview committee’s ratings, selected applicants will be invited to the college (at their own expense) for a teaching demonstration. Details and instructions regarding the teaching demonstration will be provided at this time.
4. Based upon the teaching demonstration ratings, finalists will be invited for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction. Candidates will have the choice to interview in person or online (Skype, Zoom, etc.).
5. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
6. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement

In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article 20.3.1.3.2, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date

ADA Accommodations

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

Medical Verification

Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to
slever@4cd.edu

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About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please respond to the required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. Also, please respect the word limits for each question. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A Ph.D. is considered to encompass a Master’s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser, http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf , to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.
Please see information about interview process in Selection Process section. Also, candidates who have not finished their degree must fill out an equivalency form.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe the way(s) in which you meet the minimum qualifications. Important Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. If the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an exact match to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered.
    • I have a master’s degree in library science, library and information science;
    • I have a valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in library science;
    • I do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated above and have applied for equivalency.
  2. * What is unique about you as a librarian as a result of your diverse life and teaching experience? (500 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Diablo Valley College is committed to increasing the success of under-prepared and under-served students. Describe the library’s role in closing the achievement gap and how you anticipate contributing to this effort? (500 words or less)

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript (must show degree(s) conferred)
Optional Documents
  1. Application for Equivalency
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation Form (NACES Approved Agency)
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Unofficial Transcript 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript 4