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Full Time Temporary Library Science Instructor (Librarian)
Mt. San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California
Date Posted 04/08/2021
Faculty-Science-Library And Information Science
Salary $64,341.97 - $113,387.10 Annually -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District seeks a Full Time Temporary Library Science Instructor (Librarian). This is an 11 month tenure-track faculty position. The ideal candidate is student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success and will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming and equity-based learning environment. Faculty librarians are responsible for the planning, organization and coordination of the District Libraries. They ensure the quality of the library and its collections effectively meet the needs of the college community.  Librarians are expected to participate in college governance through Academic Senate appointments to standing councils, committees, and/or a variety of task forces.  Work assignments may include a mixture of day, evening, and multi-campus hours.  

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to achieving parity in academic outcomes by removing institutional barriers and creating an inclusive and culturally affirming learning environment. As outlined in the District’s Student Equity Pledge, https://www.msjc.edu/equitypledge/documents/MSJC_Equity_Pledge.pdf  “our purpose is to celebrate diversity, instill hope, and empower our students to transform their lives and those around them by challenging our perceptions and biases through self-reflection and constant inquiry to identify and eliminate equity gaps.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens, and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches educational justice as a means for economic and social transformation and mobility demanding the broad collaboration among faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners.
Mt. San Jacinto Community College enrolls approximately 27,000 students each academic year and has a highly diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Mt. San Jacinto Community College administers an array of student affinity programs specifically focused on supporting our diverse, multicultural, and multi-racial communities. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Mt. San Jacinto College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research website.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The Mt. San Jacinto Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

Librarians are responsible for providing reference services and assisting students in the use of library resources, developing and conducting face-to-face and online library orientations and/or workshops, working cooperatively with other MSJC librarians to develop, oversee, and coordinate library services and goals, including reference, instruction and resources across the district, integrating information systems, digital technologies, and traditional resources in support of institutional activities in teaching and learning, selecting, purchasing, cataloging, organizing, and maintaining library materials and online resources, participating in library budget management, coordinating library policies and overall operations such as facilities and staff workflow, working with teaching faculty to develop the library's print and online collections and representing the library through participation in college-wide committees.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

  • Promote student success through the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Create communities of practice with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction to develop and implement effective instructional methods, technologies, and materials
  • Participate in purposeful assessment of the library

Interaction with Colleagues:
  • Participate in campus/college governance by serving on campus/college committees
  • Participate in professional development, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies
  • At all times demonstrate respect for the rights and needs of students and demonstrate respect for staff, colleagues and the teaching profession



  1. A Master's degree in library science, or library and information science; OR
  2. The Equivalent; AND
  3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff

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  1. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use digital resources (such as LibGuides, LibChat), library automation systems, and other relevant technology in a library environment, including analytics (ExLibris library services platform)
  2. Recent library experience providing reference services and library instruction, preferably within an academic setting. Collection development and basic cataloging are helpful.
  3. Demonstrated ability to conduct library orientations and workshops online and in person
  4. Evidence of a strong commitment to innovation and currency in Library Science
  5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a diverse environment that encourages positive race and gender-consciousness and embraces human difference

Minimum qualifications for Faculty and Administrators for California Community Colleges are established by the Chancellor's Office.

If you believe you are qualified for this position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must attach a completed Application for Equivalence. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications to teach in a desired discipline but feel that they possess the equivalent of qualifications, may request an equivalency judgment. Guidelines to assist you in determining whether you need to request an equivalency are outlined below.

Applicants may view the Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications, and Academic Equivalency related forms and policies by accessing the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page.    
The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications. The conclusive evidence must be as clear and reliable as college transcripts.

The question is not whether you "could teach the class," but whether you can show that you have acquired the equivalent of the minimum qualifications. Specifically, the applicant making the claim must provide conclusive evidence establishing equivalency. If you believe you are qualified for a position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must complete and submit an Application for Equivalence with your completed application packet. ­­


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is generally performed in an indoor classroom that may also include working in a lab setting. 

Physical: Primary function requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom and or lab setting setting and may travel from site to site; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; to lift carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight occasionally lifting up to 30 pounds or more, carrying supplies, equipment; to operate classroom equipment requiring repetitive hand movements and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. 

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment. 

Hearing:  Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. 

***This recruitment is for a temporary, full time assignment for one (1) year.*** 
Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. The position serves District-Wide; applicants may be assigned to any District facility. Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants. 
This position is in the California Teachers Association/National Education Association. For more information, please visit their websites https://www.cta.org/ and http://www.nea 


Medical, dental and life insurance is made available, and a sizable District contribution is provided.? Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. STRS participation is required for retirement eligible employees.??As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health. 


  1. Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required  

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  1. Attach a letter of interest, cover letter, or resume (do not include sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc.) 

  1. Eligible applicants must have taught in the discipline or provided service in the area during the last three (3) semesters

  1. Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required
  2. Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc.
  3. Attach a current resume (do not include sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc.)
  4. Attach transcripts of ALL college-level coursework (*see transcript tips below)
  5. MSJC application must include details regarding how you satisfy the job requirements; including a statement of your philosophy regarding education and how you meet the qualifications (thoroughly answering supplemental questions "Personal Qualifications Statement" and “Diversity Statement” on the MSJC application is acceptable, or a separate document may be included in your submission)
  6. Attach three (3) letters of recommendation (if unavailable provide a list of professional references))
  • For positions that require education, transcript(s) must be attached to your application submission to verify completion of college-level coursework
  • Carefully review the Application Procedures and Tips for Applying to ensure your submission meets the minimum qualifications 
  • If selected for an interview, a presentation and/or teaching demonstration may be required as a part of the interview process.   If applicable, presentation instructions will be included in the invitation to schedule a formal interview.
  • The documents attached to your online application must satisfy the Minimum Qualifications listed for this job
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  • If you are employed by the District, it is still the applicant’s responsibility to upload the required attachment(s) to each application submission.  The hiring committee does not have access to personnel files.  The hiring committee only has access to evaluate the documents included with your application submission.  You may contact HR to schedule an appointment to view your personnel file if you’d like access to the original transcript documents in your file.  
  • Your application may be marked as incomplete due to an error with your transcript(s).
      • Only transcripts from an accredited college or university will be accepted 
      • Applicants must provide transcripts; which must include required authenticating factors: college/university seal or watermark, registrar signature, print or issue date, name of student, list of all coursework, degree conferral date, and degree major 
      • Transcripts copied and pasted from a website, blurry, unreadable or cut off will not be accepted
      • Transcripts copied and pasted into a program where the text can easily be manipulated cannot be authenticated and are not accepted 
      • Electronic/digital transcripts sent by a college are typically official, certified, and restricted electronic documents; and therefore, it’s recommended to print and save this type of official transcript to a separate file before attaching to your online profile - otherwise we may be unable to open or view the attachment
      • Foreign transcripts are not considered unless accompanied by an official United States clearing house evaluation report, see Foreign Transcript Tips
      • If you attach documents that contain a personal photograph, it will be deleted from your submission
      • If hired, you must submit official, unopened transcripts prior to employment commencement
  • You must attach all the required documents before submitting your online application; otherwise it will be marked as incomplete
  • If you receive notice that your application was marked as incomplete, you are welcome to reapply as long as the position is still open
  • We do not accept documents submitted separate from the NEOGOV online application system
  • Any documents you want considered as part of your application profile MUST be included at the time you apply through NEOGOV
  • Hiring committees do not allow applicants to share documents during the formal interview (resume, portfolio, reference letters, etc.).  The only exception would be if there are documents explicitly related to instructions included in a demonstration or presentation task.


Mission: "Mt. San Jacinto College offers quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals.  We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates, which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities. Our commitment to learning and achievement empowers students to enrich our communities and participate meaningfully in today's complex world."

Vision: Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.
Values Statement: We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:
Excellence:  We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration:  We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship:  We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation: We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance: We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access: We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership: We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity: We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity: We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing.

The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces.  MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs.  There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts.  Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.
Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.  The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.
The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (951) 487-3161.   For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.
MSJC will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  Please access the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page for further details regarding the E-Verify program.    

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