Job Details

Shasta College
  • Position Number: 4695156
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Libraries
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

The Shasta College Library is seeking a part-time Librarian who is passionate about delivering student-centered information services. The librarian will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction sessions both online and in-person. In collaboration with staff and faculty, the successful candidate will also provide reference services, participate in collection development, and contribute to the development of the library's virtual and physical spaces and services. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current library trends in collections and information services.
Assignment Hours
The assignment is for Spring 2024, 14 hours per week, and preferred work assignment hours are between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday with some flexibility.

General Responsibilities

Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the librarian to perform duties as assigned and to perform those tasks that support the advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

Specific Responsibilities
Responsibilities designated below as essential functions are primary to the librarian role. Some of the listed essential functions are examples of activities. Related work may be assigned.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with discipline faculty to develop innovative and user-centered information literacy instructional programs that support curriculum
  • Teach course-integrated information literacy lessons (online and face-to-face)
  • Develop self-paced online information literacy lessons
  • Provide reference and research support in-person, chat, text, phone, email, and video conferencing
  • Coordinate access and discovery of print and electronic library materials
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on outreach efforts at all campuses
  • Participate in collection development and management
  • Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement
  • Coordinate Zero-textbook cost efforts on campus
Knowledge of:
  • face-to-face and online active learning strategies (and other teaching methods)
  • library service platforms (Alma/Primo preferred)
  • technology used for teaching and learning
  • library organization schemes and practices
  • technology used for reference and research
Ability to:
  • effectively communicate in-person, in writing, and online
  • exercise initiative and creativity to engage faculty and students across the District
  • work creatively and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment
  • leverage technology to teach and promote library services


Minimum qualifications:
Master's in library science, library and information science,

OR the equivalent

The state of California has established minimum qualifications for academic positions in California Community Colleges to promote professionalism, instructional integrity, and academic rigor. The primary minimum qualification for academic positions is an advanced degree in the relevant subject matter for the position. Applicants who do not meet the minimum education requirement(s) for a discipline may still be qualified for the position, if they can demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities conferred in the degree program through any combination of education and experience.Shasta College is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all candidates and strongly encourages candidates who believe they meet the minimum qualifications for a position through equivalency to apply for consideration. The Shasta College Academic Senate has established standards for determining equivalency in faculty positions, which are described here: (Download PDF reader)
Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration. Candidates applying for equivalency must provide evidence demonstrating they possess equivalent qualifications prior to the closing date stated in the job announcement. Candidates interested in equivalency must state their interest in a cover letter and briefly summarize how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position and attach all relevant evidence demonstrating equivalency to their application.The committee will review all documents sent by the candidate and shall approve or disapprove equivalency following the guidelines in the Procedure for Establishing Equivalency.

Questions regarding the application process, including equivalency, may be directed to the Shasta College Human Resources Department at (530) 242-7640 or

Additional Information

To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:

Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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