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

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.


  • 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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