Strawberry Plains Campus Librarian

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Strawberry Plains Campus Librarian

Anticipated Closing Date: April 11, 2021

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 350960

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Library Services

Basic Job Summary: The overall purpose of the job is to supervise library staff and provide library services to students, faculty and staff on the Strawberry Plains Campus. The Campus Librarian participates collaboratively with librarian colleagues, college faculty, and campus staff to promote and provide circulation services; research assistance services to students, faculty, staff and community members in-person or remotely (via online chat, phone, email or other methods); collaborate with librarians and other faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy; and participate in collection development for print and electronic materials. This position is responsible for leading the library’s events and exhibitions for the Appalachian Heritage Project NEH grant.

This position serves as a part of the campus administrative team and/or represents the Campus Dean as requested.

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Cover Letter

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

· Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center , the Knoxville Urban League , Knoxville City , Knox County , My Knox Village , Knox Pride , Centro Hispano de East TN , and Knoxville chamber

Essential Job Functions:

3 5% Referenceand Circulation

Provide reference service and research assistance to the libraries’ users (students, faculty, adjuncts, staff, and community members) in-person and remotely (via live chat, email, phone, and other methods) using appropriate information sources. Provide individual consultations for library research either in-person or by electronic means. G athers, reports, and utilizes statistics for reference and research assistance to improve services and plan coverage.

Coordinates and supervises the staffing of the campus library, and supervises and assists with circulation activities. Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, assigns duties, explains college policies and procedures, and establishes work schedules for the Campus Library Assistant, evening assistant, and work/study students. Prepares employment documents: contracts, work schedules, and evaluations, etc.

15% Appalachian Heritage Project Events and Exhibitions

Develop quarterly programming for the NEH grant-funded Appalachian Heritage Project: Appalachia Speaks Fall Workshop (literature and language), Celebrate Appalachia Spring Program (regional culture), Experience Appalachia Summer Workshop (hands-on activities), and Appalachian Showcase Winter Exhibition (fine arts).

15% Campus Administration

The Campus Librarian is an integral part of the campus community, serving as a part of the campus administrative team and/or representing the Campus Dean as requested. Covers executive function and intervention in the absence of the Campus Dean as requested. Assists with campus activities, displays, workshops and/or college & community events as directed by the Campus Dean. Maintains and updates the campus website and/or online campus calendars.

10% Instruction

Provide instruction to individuals and groups in classroom or workshop settings. Design classes, workshops, and online tutorials to instruct students, faculty, or staff in information literacy. Assist classroom faculty and adjuncts in the development of library or research assignments, library learning objects, and subject or course guides for their classes and in the use of other library resources.

10% Committees

Serve on college committees and participate in college initiatives and functions. Participate in library departmental meetings, training activities, and projects. Engage in professional development activities such as conferences and webinars to keep skills and knowledge current.

10% Academic and Campus Liaison

Serve as Pellissippi Libraries’ liaison to administration and faculty within the Campus community. Perform collection development activities including materials selection and deselection in assigned subject areas. Provide library liaison services for collection development to faculty teaching in assigned areas. Attend department meetings and create accreditation reports for assigned departments. Collaborates with the Circulation Librarian, Acquisition Librarian, and Cataloging Librarian to develop and execute polices to access the library collection.

5% Professional Development

Keep abreast of and make contributions to professional literature, activities of professional organizations, and scholarly developments.

As needed.

Provides backup for Campus Library staff, and may provide reference or instruction backup for any Librarian.


All employees are expected to engage in strategic institutional efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion of marginalized students. T

he College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Key Results Areas:

Ensures that the Strawberry Plains Campus Library service desk is staffed to provide services to patrons. All staff providing circulation services will be trained in circulation policies and procedures. Library materials will be loaned in the ILS (per policies), returned in ILS, re-shelved, and periodically shelf-read to confirm materials are located in the correct order. Timesheets will be submitted to report worked hours of staff. Intercampus loans and interlibrary loans will be processed and patrons will receive the materials they have requested. Instruction and reference services will have a demonstrated impact on student success and retention, and prevalent use of the libraries’ resources and services among students.


· MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment required.

· One-year previous reference and library instructional experience or concentration of MLS degree courses in reference and instruction preferred .

· Minimum two years of supervisory experience preferred.

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. This is an exempt level position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

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