Job Posting: Director of Library and Information Services, Westmont College

Westmont College, an undergraduate, Christian, liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Libraryand Information Services. 
 
The Director oversees the library program, supervises the library staff, and participates actively in the academic life of the college. The Director is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the Westmont CollegeLibrary and for providing a wide range of library services necessary to support the academic program and its students, faculty and staff. 
 
For more details and how to apply, see the full position description: 

 

Job Opening: Librarian – Systems and Technologies at Santa Barbara City College

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Santa Barbara City College Mission:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery,promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Essential Functions of Position:
Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service and student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and technology innovation makes this a dynamic workplace.

As the technology lead, this position will provide vision, leadership, and support to current and emerging technologies for the library. Primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of library technology infrastructure, including managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; lead in the development and maintenance of online assessment tools and instructional technology.

Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

The complete job posting is available here.

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Job Opening: Librarian at Santa Barbara City College

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Santa Barbara City College Mission:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery,promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Essential Functions of Position:
Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a dynamic team environment dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We have a commitment to excellent customer service and student success.

Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the library’s online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; and helping to create and maintain online instructional tools. Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency/library skills, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

The complete job posting is available here.

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Job opening: Web Services and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in web design and management of electronic resources and online library systems (familiarity with OCLC’s WMS preferred); ability to learn and adapt to new technologies; working knowledge of HTML, CSS, OpenURL resolvers, EZProxy, and discovery tools; detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects; experience providing reference services, information literacy instruction, and collection development in a library setting; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively
both independently and in a collaborative team environment; available to work evening and weekend hours as required; awareness of assessment trends in academic libraries highly desirable.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services

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Job opening: Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Friday, March 28, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in library work; awareness of current trends and developments in library outreach and reference services; experience implementing and using Web 2.0 technologies; enthusiasm for troubleshooting, hands-on assistance and excellent customer service; strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; curiosity and capacity to learn and a drive to innovate; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively; available to work evening and weekend hours as required. Experience in an academic library setting; academic library assessment practices, and library instruction preferred.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services
Applicants should send a cover letter reflecting the position which includes the names and contact information for three references; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a formal application. Review of applications begins on April 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Job Opening: Library Resident at Santa Barbara City College

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California – and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. Santa Barbara City College recently won the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

The Eli Luria Library, named after benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. The Luria Library offers a dynamic, innovative, and exciting place for students to learn. The Luria Library responds to the needs and learning styles of today’s student, helping them achieve their learning outcomes, enrich their lives, establish careers, and see the value of libraries in relationship to their learning. A tag line was created in 2007, with faculty and student input, to help focus this new vision: Explore. Learn. Grow. In January 2011, the Luria Library won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

More information, and a link to the online application, is available at http://library.sbcc.edu/blog/2013/10/11/library-resident-opening/.

Position Summary: 
The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. This is a temporary part-time position and will be completed between January 21, 2014 – May 23, 2014 with the possibility for an extension into the following academic year.

Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science that was awarded in the last two years.
  • A career interest in community college librarianship.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.
  • Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

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Job opening: Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator at Westmont College

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of  Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator. This is a full-time paraprofessional position. A review of applications begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Westmont College is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. Links to the full job description and the online application form are available at: http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/human_resources/#staff-openings.html

Position Summary: The Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator works directly under the Associate Director of Technical Services and Collection Development and is responsible for the management and coordination of acquisitions and serials, including the oversight of expenditures  against the library’s materials budget. The position also assists in the cataloging and processing of materials in all formats.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 1-2 years work experience in a library in acquisitions, serials and/or cataloging
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours as requested
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox and Google Apps
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in teams; self-directed with an ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience in an academic library
  • A basic  understanding of LCSH and LC Classification
  • Account management/vendor relations experience

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