PT Librarian – Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC)

Cerritos College

PT Librarian – Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC)

Salary: $67.08 – $82.45 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time
Job Number: PT-Librarian-ZTC-23
Closing: 9/19/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: PT-Librarian-ZTC-23
Division: Library & LRC

Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

Closing Date
This position will close on September 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile

Cerritos College library serves a diverse student population of over 20,000 studying in the more than 60 disciplines offered at the college. The library’s resources include 132,000 volumes, 100 periodical subscriptions, numerous electronic databases, an Ex Libris Primo discovery system, and LibGuides. Librarians work collaboratively with departments across campus to meet the needs of students and faculty.

The Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Librarian will be a categorically-funded 20-hour per week position to promote and facilitate the adoption, adaptation, and creation of online educational resources (OER) and other affordable alternatives to textbooks by Cerritos College faculty. The successful candidate will assist to coordinate the ZTC initiatives within the library and across the campus with the goal to lower student course costs. We welcome candidates who are seeking to launch a career in ZTC librarianship or established librarians seeking professional growth.

The ZTC Librarian reports to the Dean of Academic Success and works closely with the Dean of Academic Affairs. As a member of the library department, the librarian may contribute to library services and projects and collaborate closely with
colleagues within the library. The ZTC Librarian will be expected to represent the library and campus in system-level discussions related to ZTC, OER, and affordable course costs and participate in campus initiatives related to student course material access.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic partnerships with campus stakeholders and work closely with them to promote the use of OERs and to support their integration into the curriculum.
  • Provide user support for faculty to find and appropriately use open, accessible, and affordable course material that align with their courses through both consultations and the development of online resources (e.g., guides and tutorials).
  • Provide workshops to faculty on OERs and course material affordability.
  • Identify the needs of OER authors/adapters around sharing and publishing open course materials and recommend software or other infrastructure investments for the College.
  • Provide guidance to faculty on copyright, open licensing, and fair use.
  • In coordination with the library’s collection development and circulation departments, understand the course material needs of students and faculty. Evaluate library-wide collections, resources, and services in support of affordable course materials.

Job Duties


  • Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
  • Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
  • Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
  • Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
  • Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes. In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
  • Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
  • Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.
  • Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
  • Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
    1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
    2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
    3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
    4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
    If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
  • Meet all classes during the final examination period.
  • Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
  • Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
  • Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester. 

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of the student, community, and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of zero textbook cost (ZTC) and open educational resource (OER) practices and trends as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework.
  • Experience with OER creation and adaption.
  • Experience providing research, teaching, or scholarship support to faculty.
  • Knowledge of open access, open licensing, copyright, and fair use.
  • Knowledge of accessibility practices for digital resources and websites.
  • Experience creating accessible and inclusive educational materials.
  • Experience developing workshops or training materials.
  • Experience participating in collaborative projects and programs.
  • Ability to learn new tools, skills, and software as needed to support the development of ZTC.

Supplemental Information
Physical Demands
Physical requirements may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations and to stand, bend, stoop, and reach to setup equipment and provide instruction. Requires sufficient hand eye coordination and dexterity to write on a board or type on a computer. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read documents and make presentations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, hear questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

Conditions of Employment
Assignments are contingent upon sufficient funding and enrollment.
Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend classes.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Faculty must be able to teach on-campus or remotely as assigned.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2- Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s
COVID-19 webpage

** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Application Procedure
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.
A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The web address is
All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities.

Selection Procedure
Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee to determine which applicants’ qualifications, based on the information in the job announcement, best suit the needs of the District and the Department. The selection committee will conduct interviews and may include a teaching demonstration in order to determine which applicants best demonstrate the skill and knowledge required for the position. Successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list for employment and will be contacted for employment opportunities based on the District’s needs.

Required Documents

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copy of Unofficial Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)

Optional Documents

  1. Application for Equivalency

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The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-62bdcea0bfa0334ea3a85dbd560e1d39

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