Library Consultant

The Position

Title: Library Consultant

Position Type: 10-15 hours per week

Category: Contractor (Temporary)

Supervisor: Director of Academic Support Services

Last Updated: September 2022

Job Purpose: Librarian subject matter expert.

Location: Remote; various locations throughout California

Position Overview

Calbright College is seeking a librarian to serve as a consultant and subject matter expert in the initial phase of developing an online library. The contract period for this phase of development is six months from December 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work:

  • Meet with the Director of Academic Support Services regularly to provide updates on the progress of projects and consult on the ongoing needs of students.
  • Library Platform and Databases
    • Attend library platform demos and consult on the value and usability of appropriate platforms for Calbright’s online library.
    • Provide consultation to develop and curate e-resources that align with each of the Calbright programs (IT Support, Cybersecurity, Diversity, and Equity in Healthcare, Career Readiness, CRM Platform Administration).
    • Work with the Director of Academic Support Services and the technology department to coordinate the integration of the library resources into the Student Portal.
  • Open Access Resources
    • Review current Open Access Resources, and provide feedback on resources.
    • Develop a process for reviewing and updating Open Access resources with the learning and instruction team.
    • Develop resources/library guides for students (focused on occupation, career preparedness, and additional resources to support students in each program pathway.
  • Student Services and Support
    • Develop a survey to query students on the needs of learning materials and resources.
    • Review survey data and evaluate how to use survey data to develop library resources for students.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience that indicates a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.
  • Master’s in library science, or library and information science OR the equivalent.
  • Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment.
  • Experience working cooperatively with staff and faculty to promote the use of digital tools and resources.
  • Experience implementing innovative projects for Open Access and Open Educational Resource initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience with emerging library trends and technologies, especially in technical services and references.
  • Experience providing and assessing online reference services, preferably at an academic library.
  • Providing leadership in developing, administering, and assessing reference and research services to students online.

Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and letter of interest to Leena Her, Director of Academic Support Services ([email protected]). Applications will be closed on October 31, 2022.

Your cover letter must include responses to the following:

  • Describe how your skills, education, and professional experience meet the minimum qualifications described in this job posting.
  • Describe how your past work experience prepares you for success in this role at Calbright.
  • Calbright has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your skills, education, professional development, community involvement, and/or professional experience working with these diverse groups.