Kern Community College District Librarian, Part-Time Adjunct Pool in Porterville, California

Position Information

Basic Function

This is for an adjunct pool that will be used to staff part-time adjunct positions for the 2017-18 academic year.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in information competency, both in the classroom and within the library. Information competency topics include recognizing an information need, information retrieval, evaluation of information, information formats, presenting information effectively, and understanding legal and ethical aspects of information.

This assignment may include day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning,and using multiple teaching methodologies.

Other duties include: performing academic reference, instruction in the use of the library’s online resources, developing and presenting library research and writing workshops, promotion of library resources to faculty, and other general library activities such as collection development, developing subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Master’s in library science, or library and information science;

OR

  • The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

AND

  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Benefits

Sick leave only.

This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits at employee expense.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience with reference service.

  • Knowledge of the current state of online information technology in libraries.

  • Significant experience with online search strategies.

  • Commitment to student learning.

  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic, and vocational goals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.

  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form

  • Current resume

  • Copies of legible transcripts

  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Job Title: Librarian, Part-Time Adjunct Pool

Position Number: 02075

Posting Date: 05/22/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Rate: $60 per hour

Work Week: Flexible, as needed

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus