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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LIBRARIAN Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District - El Cajon

By Chris Rogers posted 12-07-2019 14:29


DEADLINE: JANUARY 30, 2020 11:59 PM


San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

Please read the entire job posting before your application is submitted. Important instructions to applicants are at the bottom of the page. Be attentive when applying as many of our positions require multiple attachments.

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Learning & Technology Resource Center

Days: Monday - Friday
This position will work Monday through Friday but may be assigned to work evenings and weekends. Hours may vary.

Months worked out of the year: 11 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$61,852 (Class I, Step 6) - $93,933 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: March 30, 2020
Job Description

The Cuyamaca College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, student-centered professional with the passion and ability to advance the library's information literacy priorities through their position as librarian.

Under an assigned supervisor, Cuyamaca College librarians participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of library instruction and services that will facilitate learning, support the college curriculum, and contribute to the mission of the college and the district. Librarians are expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty agreement.

We are looking for a librarian with a wide range of experience and/or the ability to wear many hats. Librarians at Cuyamaca College need to be willing to learn all aspects of library programs and operations in support of student success. This includes developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with students, faculty and staff, serving as a collection development liaison with instruction and student services departments, and supporting the library services platform, the library website, LibGuides, and electronic resources.

All librarians are assigned reference desk hours. Reference service usually includes providing individual library instruction.

All librarians are also expected to provide some formal group classroom and online library instruction sessions. These sessions are usually given to classes in connection with specific research assignments.

Committee work outside the library is expected.

  • Master's in library science, library and information science; OR A current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as a Librarian; OR The equivalent. NOTE: If you are applying under an Equivalency, you MUST submit additional EQUIVALENCY MATERIALS. Your Equivalency Materials must be included in order to submit your application. Click here for EQUIVALENCY INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

  • Providing reference service.
  • Working effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, administrators and students.
  • Collection development.
  • Library information systems and advanced technologies including: computers, multimedia hardware and software, electronic databases, discovery resources, utilities such as on-line catalogs, bibliographic records,
  • Internet, and information networks.
  • Classroom and online library instruction sessions.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in an Academic (college or university) Library.
  • Ability to write grants and develop proposals.
  • Experience with developing resources for online use.
  • Experience managing library web platforms such as LibGuides.
  • Commitment to remain current in library and information science.
  • Skills and abilities to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic and language backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop outreach programs.
  • Ability to develop instructional programs in the library and information field.

Additional Information

Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.

Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning the application may make the application experience more seamless.


1) Resume/CV
2) 1-2 Page Cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications for the position of librarian, including the following:
  • Describe your experience providing library instruction and creating instructional tools.
  • Describe your experience with library technologies.
  • Describe your experience with reference service including online databases and other electronic resources.

3) Unofficial Transcripts from an accredited college or university.
If you are selected official transcripts will be required at time of employment.

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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.