Position TitleLibrarian (San Ramon Campus)
Description of Position
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors use pedagogies that close equity gaps by fostering success among all students.
To help further this work, the San Ramon Campus of DVC seeks a tenure-track instructional librarian for a full-time position to start in August 2020. Successful applicants will demonstrate discipline expertise as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.
Because the successful applicant for the position of Instruction Librarian will be the founding librarian at SRC, they need to embody an entrepreneurial spirit. The successful applicant will be responsible for facilitating and implementing a campus-wide vision for the new library and its resources and services. They will provide reference services and student support, delivery of library instruction, reference, collection development, faculty services, technology, and other resources to students at the San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College.
The ideal candidates will share DVC’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. 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.
The student population at the San Ramon Campus of DVC is currently 5,000 students: 7% of DVC-SRC students are Latinx, 5% are African American, 4% are Filipino, 20% are Asian, 34% are White, and 23% are multiracial. The college expects to become an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution in the coming year.
The successful candidates will join a college that is dedicated to achieving the goals of its Educational Master Plan https://www.dvc.edu/about/governance/college-plans/pdfs/educational-master-plan-2018-23.pdf. The college hosts active student-led affinity groups, robust learning community programs (e.g. Puente, Umoja, MESA.), and an offering of culturally responsive events, including the ongoing Equity Speaker series.
The DVC San Ramon Campus is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the college’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Qualified librarians and candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.
Office of Instruction: 925-969-2004
LocationSan Ramon Campus
# of Openings1
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range$59,616-$89,724 per year
Position StatusTenure- Track
EEO Job CategoryFaculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee GroupFull-Time Faculty
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Senior Dean of the San Ramon Campus, and in collaboration with Dean of Library, Educational Technology, and Learning Support and faculty librarians, the Librarian’s duties may include, but are not limited to:
1. provide vision, direction, and shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of Library instructional efforts for in person and distance education;
2. establish strategic partnerships with other departments and programs;
3. take a lead role in the design, development and maintenance of the library’s San Ramon Campus web presence and web applications;
4. promote library resources, services, and programs to students and faculty;
5. develop, implement and analyze library assessments;
6. manage existing and emerging technologies to enhance library services and instruction;
7. create and present professional development activities for faculty;
8. participate in department, college committees, and the college’s shared governance process;
9. participate in regional and statewide professional library organizations;
10. maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
11. Utilizes current library technology in the performance of job duties;
12. Manage assigned library software, applications, social media, and related library technology;
13. Maintain current knowledge of technology trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
Master’s in library science, library and information science
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 Equivalency Form
The screening committee will select for interview candidates who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
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 ability to reduce equity gaps and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Experience in using and/or providing support of research resources and learning technologies such as databases, integrated library systems, discovery layers, learning management systems, etc.;
4. Ability to assume leadership roles, develop programs, and plan and implement library projects;
5. Apply diverse life and teaching experiences to student learning and success;
6. Commitment to student-centered library services;
7. Knowledge of open educational resources (OER) and other textbook affordability strategies and initiatives;
8. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively;
9. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Job Open Date:10/31/2019
Job Close Date:01/09/2020
Open Until FilledNo
Employment Begins:August 2020
# of Months10
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.
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.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $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.
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 greatest number of desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in an interview via Zoom with the option of a phone interview. 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 an interview and teaching demonstration. Details and instructions regarding the teaching demonstration will be provided at this time.
4. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited to the college at their own expense for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction. We estimate this will be scheduled the week of February 24, 2020.
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 22.214.171.124.2, 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
Request For Reasonable Accommodation
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
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 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% 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 69 years. Most of the 10,500-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
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this announcement and apply for a faculty position in the Library at DVC’s San Ramon Campus. We are excited about getting to learn more about who you are, why you are passionate about teaching at a community college, and what you would be like as a teacher, colleague, and member of the campus community.
The supplemental questions are a chance for us to learn about your strengths, perspectives on teaching, and how your unique background, experiences, and skills help to achieve the goals of the college and our area. Please make sure to answer all parts of each supplemental question and use these questions to explain how you satisfy the desirable qualifications for this position. You may repeat information from a previous answer if you feel it is necessary to fully answer a question. 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 Doctoral degree (PhD) is considered to encompass a Master’s degree (MA or MS). 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.
The completed form can be uploaded in the Applicant Documents section of the application.
In addition to responding to the required Supplemental Questions, please upload the following required documents:
1. Any/all undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts (must show degree and the date degree was conferred);
2. Resumé including information regarding preparation and experience relevant to the assignment; and
3) Cover letter explaining your interest in the position.