Part Time Faculty - Reference Librarian

Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

General Summary

Part-time 20-25 hour/week Library Faculty
Highline College Library
Start date: September 21, 2021

Highline College is looking for a part-time reference librarian to work 20-25 hours per week beginning Fall Quarter 2021. The contract period for Fall Quarter begins September 21, 2021. Depending on experience and availability, additional days may be scheduled prior to September 21, 2021 for training.

Part-time librarians are an important part of the Highline College Library reference department, allowing us to provide reference services during all operating hours including covering for conference attendance and other absences. Part-time Librarians are also fully integrated into department, library, and campus environment.

The Reference Librarians, as members of the Reference Department, report to the Dean of Instructional Resources. The Reference Department team provides information literacy instruction, reference and research services, collection development, and integration/implementation of electronic information resources. These services are provided to all members of the College community, regardless of whether they are on campus or at remote locations.

The Reference Department accomplishes its work through a collaborative process. Each tenured faculty librarian has assigned areas of strategic leadership and has the primary responsibility for coordinating projects and activities within those assigned areas. All librarians, full and part-time, participate in the planning, delivery and assessment of all the services of the department. The Reference Services librarian schedules the librarians for reference desk shifts and serves as a contact person for the part-time librarians.

This position is for a part-time Reference Librarian working 20 hours per week, including early morning, evenings and weekends.

Essential Tasks

Ability to:
  • Provide direct research and reference assistance to library users.
  • Take an active role in developing and delivering information literacy instruction, which includes developing methodology and assessment, consulting and collaborating with other faculty for the purpose of integrating information literacy instruction into subject curricula, and providing instruction for students, faculty and staff.
  • Assist with library collection development which includes working with faculty and staff, conducting assessments, and selecting and weeding materials within assigned discipline areas.
  • Assist faculty in research projects, curriculum development and classroom assignments.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the library's web pages and LibGuides.
  • Participate in ongoing work on special projects within the reference department.
  • Evaluate services and develop recommendations for enhancements of service delivery.


Master of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.

Academic library experience.

Flexibility in scheduling, must be able to work daytime, evening, weekend and short-notice substitute hours.

Supplemental Information

Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision , diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.


Your online application must include the following three attachments to be considered complete:
1. A detailed RESUME.
2. A cover letter (two-page maximum) that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, and to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
3. A one page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Questions Tab.

Need Help?
Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Mon- Fri 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

Highline College offers an outstanding benefits package with a full range of benefits that include multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage options for employees and eligible family members; choice of retirement and deferred compensation plans to save for the future; paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, reduced tuition, employee discounts, memberships, Employee Assistance Program and more.

Highline College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.

Reasonable Accommodations:
The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Title IX Policy
Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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