Librarian, Systems and Technology – Foothill College – San Francisco, CA

Posting #: 14-272

Starting Salary: $59,103.00 – $97,067.00 annually


Initial Review Date:  May 29, 2015*
*Any complete applications received after the initial review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.  

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Librarian, Systems and Technology, Foothill College.

Foothill College is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Systems and Technology Librarian who will have primary responsibility for the college’s integrated library system as well as other web-based library resources and services. This person will manage all aspects of the operation, integration, and enhancement of the ILS (currently SirsiDynix Symphony) and coordinate its use with Technical Services and Public Services staff to maximize the system’s capabilities in acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and serials control.  The successful candidate will also manage the library’s electronic resources; take a leadership role in implementing, integrating, and evaluating emerging technologies and services as they pertain to the library; administer and support a variety of library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including discovery layer, link resolvers, proxy server, and content management system; and generate and maintain appropriate statistical information, reports, and surveys. The position works closely with staff members from all departments in the library and several departments on campus and at the district and acts as a liaison to the library’s technology vendors.

Standard duties of all librarians include providing reference service, serving as a liaison to one or more academic divisions, selecting library materials, participating in division meetings, and participating in library instruction, library orientations, and tours as needed.



Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science, OR the equivalent.


Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in an academic library.
Knowledge of and experience managing integrated library systems (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred), including administration, implementation, troubleshooting, and integration with other systems and programs.
Experience planning and implementing library systems and information technology initiatives.
Experience with electronic resources management, including assessment, licensing, implementation, troubleshooting, and collection and analysis of usage data.
Experience with or knowledge of library technology infrastructure tools, such as discovery layer, link resolvers, proxy server, content management systems, and webpage maintenance.
Knowledge of or experience with reference, library instruction, and collection development.
Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and collaborate with various departmental service units.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
A cover letter (no more than one page) detailing your qualifications/skills/abilities, which support your candidacy.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
An attached document: a statement of philosophy (no more than 2 pages) that articulates your views on how library technologies contribute to student success in a community college setting.
All college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) scanned in Word or PDF format. We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense.  Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not meet minimum qualifications), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $59,103.00 – $97,067.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.  Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217

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