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As a key component for faculty and student success within the College’s Academic Services division, Learning Resources dynamically integrates library and tutoring services into one centralized department that supports the mission of developing and sustaining innovation in research, learning, and technology; fostering and supporting intellectual curiosity, academic independence, and student achievement; and establishing and nurturing strong partnerships and connections with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
This new Reference and Instruction Librarian position at the Seminole Campus serves a multi-functional purpose. It aims to collaborate with General Education faculty and students on learning essential research and information literacy competencies and skills, primarily as tools for developing scholarly inquiry in gateway courses. Additionally, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will work with a small team of librarians that collaborates with Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students to provide an advanced level of learning about information research methods to support specialty associate and baccalaureate health programs. Finally, this position will share in the commitments to the on-campus academic/public partnership library, Seminole Community Library.
As part of the greater goals of this position, the Reference and Instruction Librarian:
- Plans and performs integral, cross-curricular on-site and online instructional support services, dedicated to building, implementing, and promoting an innovative and assessable research and information literacy education program that supports both general education and health sciences curricula;
- Partners closely with faculty and academic departments to enhance students’ skills in finding, evaluating, and using research and information, while also promoting overall strategies for academic success;
- Creates, curates and advocates for the essential use of library resources and tools to support the curriculum and foster student and faculty development;
- Plans and advances impactful out-of-the-classroom programming for both students and patrons; and
- Makes strong, professional connections—toward the advancement of the College and department’s mission and goals—with fellow Learning Resources personnel, both on-site and districtwide, as well as with faculty, campus partners and the community library.
In addition, the position entails certain administrative duties when the campus Associate Director of Learning Resources is unavailable or needs additional assistance; therefore, the position requires leadership skills that include staff supervision, service management, and conflict resolution.
The position also requires a fairly flexible schedule, including a commitment to working at least one evening per week.
An application without a cover letter may not receive the search committee’s full consideration.
Incumbents perform professional librarian functions within a higher education setting. Responsibilities may include providing research and reference services for patrons; overseeing various library operations and staff including circulation, material inventory, cataloging, and acquisition; and recommending and implementing policies and procedures. Incumbents may oversee work of lower level library staff and student workers.
Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
Two (2) years of professional experience as a Librarian. Demonstrated success in providing library instruction, reference, and access services in higher education. Knowledge of medical/health information sources and services a plus.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
- Supervisory principles;
- Customer service principles;
- Library operations, principles, and practices;
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
- Policy and procedure development practices;
- Automated library system software applications;
- Advisory and reference resources;
- Collection development principles;
- Cataloguing systems;
- Research methods;
- Computers and related software applications.
- Prioritizing and assigning work;
- Monitoring and evaluating employees;
- Providing customer service;
- Operating automated library systems;
- Processing incoming library materials;
- Cataloguing library items;
Evaluating and developing library collections;
- Conducting research;
- Using a computer and related software applications;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Incumbents may be subjected to dust, poor ventilation, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and light travel.