Thursday, August 8, 2013


Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) is a two-year community college located in the downtown Los Angeles. Each semester, the college serves more than 17,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. LATTC has an 86-year tradition of being a leader in academic and technical curriculum designed to prepare students for university studies and the workforce. The College’s emphasis on student success makes it a national educational leader with a reputation for contextualized and accelerated learning. 

Position Description The Los Angeles Trade Technical College Library is seeking an experienced librarian who has a passion for teaching, can develop ties to the diverse campus community, and can (or will) assist in the growth of the library instruction program and services.  The Library provides the college community with access to organized collections and information, supports instruction, and in collaboration with academic and certificated technical education faculty, encourages and facilitates information competency and critical thinking skills in all students.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Two years of academic librarianship
  • Experience working with students of a variety of educational and diverse backgrounds
  • Experience providing reference services in a college library
  • Experience teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design, conduct and assessment of information competency workshops and courses
  • Familiarity with emerging educational technology, including online courseware/learning management systems
  • Strong organizational and communication skills to develop library orientations/research methods presentations in conjunction with faculty
  • Ability to catalogue print and electronic resources and keep current with cataloging trends and developments
  • Experience with collection development for print and electronic resources including career and technical education
  • Create and maintain Web-based subject pathfinders
  • Experience with virtual reference
  • Team oriented, flexible, and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and stay current with library trends and utilize new technology
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assignment hours include both evening and weekend shifts based on the department needs. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Ability to develop and teach information competency classes and workshops
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop assignments that will reinforce information competency skills
  • Provide reference services that encourage students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners
  • Ability to design library research guide handouts, electronic subject guides for general education and vocational programs and online Library Science courses
  • Increase students’ and faculty knowledge of library resources, including web-based instruction
  • Be a well-informed resource for students and faculty
  • Advocate and support the efforts of student success
  • Participate in campus shared governance by serving on college committees
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Assist in assessing and improving library services
  • Assist in developing student learning outcomes and assessments
  • Perform other librarian duties as assigned
Salary and Benefits:  The starting salary ranges from $47,600 to $74,110 for the 10-month academic year, depending on experience and professional preparation. The PhD differential is $3,000 per academic year. An excellent benefits package, which includes medical, vision, dental and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Special Note: Applicants selected for an interview will receive an invitation by August 30, 2013. Interviews (including final interviews) will be conducted the week of September 9, 2013.   Interviews may be conducted in the evenings.

Application Process: Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.

After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:
  • A detailed letter of interest that describes how the applicant is qualified to fulfill each duty and responsibility including the minimum and desirable qualifications;
  • A current resume;
  • Copies of transcript(s) from accredited institutions (official transcripts will be required at the time of interview). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries;
  • Contact information for three references (phone, address and email);
The completed package and required documents must be submitted by 4pm August 23, 2013.  (Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or Email).

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For questions and assistance related to PeopleAdmin, please contact:
Akiko Cybulski
Phone: (213) 763-7022
For additional information or questions, please contact:
Thomas J. McFall
Committee Chair
Phone: (213) 763-3917

All materials submitted become the property of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and the Los Angeles Community College District.

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

The Los Angeles Community College District considers all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation or veteran status (LACCD Board Rule 101301 and Title IX, Section 504 – Employer).

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