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Southwestern College – Chula Vista, CA

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of Instructional Support Services and in collaboration with the Library Department Chair, and in collaboration with one another, the librarians are responsible for providing services such as reference, instruction, collection development, technical services, and outreach.
  • Provide information literacy instruction in person and online through credit courses, workshops, and other modes of instruction
  • Provide reference service in person and online using various print and electronic resources
  • Design and produce curricular materials, research guides, tutorials, and other instructional resources in a variety of formats
  • Participate in the collection development program and serve as faculty liaison in assigned subject areas
  • Collaborate with discipline faculty on assignments, collection needs, and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum
  • Collaborate with the others to prepare reports, assessments, and data in support of program reviews, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), and accreditation self-studies
  • Serve on college committees and participate in faculty activities
  • Develop and integrate emerging technologies in library services
Knowledge & Abilities: Education & Experience: Minimum Qualifications (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Masters Degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science
the equivalent
a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Library Science.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.

Desired Qualifications:
  • A Masters degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.
  • Experience in general areas of librarianship such as reference and public services, instruction, outreach, and collection development
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all librarians and staff
  • Ability to be flexible with work assignments and scheduling
  • Experience working with an integrated library system and academic library databases
  • Knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing active learning activities
  • Experience or interest in developing programs and materials to support the needs of students including first-year experience, first-generation, distance learners, and disproportionate impact groups
  • Familiarity with SB 1359 and the role of the library in Open Education Resources (OER)
  • Experience or interest in promoting libraries through social media, integrating library resources in learning management platforms, and creating media and resources to facilitate library access
  • Familiarity with course management systems such as Canvas
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities
Licenses and Other Requirements:

Short writing and teaching demonstrations will be required of finalists.

Working Conditions: Salary:

Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at Excellent fringe benefits.

Salary Schedule: Academic Contract (11-month) Work Schedule:

Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Start Date: August 14, 2019 (Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, National City and/or San Ysidro). Screening Deadline:

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments): Open Until Filled Yes Required Applicant Docs Cont d Southwestern College Online Application Supplemental Application: Special Instructions to Applicants: Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only)

If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above under MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a Supplemental Equivalency Application available from the SWC Human Resources Web page ( You will need to complete and upload this form with your online application.

Foreign Degrees:

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.
For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.

Additional Information:

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to [email protected]
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Clery Act More information about the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, including the Annual Security Report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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