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Library – Associate Faculty

Posted on January 14, 2022
AFT Washington
Skagit Valley College
Not disclosed
Mount Vernon, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary

This position performs library reference and instruction duties within the Library Team at Skagit Valley College. This team supports students, faculty, and staff. Reference and instruction are the primary responsibilities which include delivering, designing, promoting, and advocating for library services and student success. This position works with other faculty librarians in selecting print, electronic collections, and materials to support programs and courses.

SVC is nationally known for a strong commitment to student success. We are looking for faculty who show exceptional classroom skills and who challenge students through innovative inclusive pedagogy and teaching strategies. Faculty and staff at SVC respect and work with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles: 
Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive learning environment for students using culturally responsive and sustaining practices to support and enhance student success;
  • Provide general and specialized reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff;
  • Select print and electronic materials in a variety of curriculum areas;
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop online instruction materials;
  • Partner with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into the curriculum;
  • Provide information literacy instruction both face-to-face and online;
  • Adopt and use equity-minded approaches to teaching and learning for all students;
  • Act according to principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, collaboration and compassion.
About the employer: Skagit Valley College
Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC's commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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