Job Vacancy Announcement
Community Engagement and Instruction Librarian
Library and Learning Resources
Full Time or Part Time
Hiring Salary Range
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary
Job Description Summary
The Community Engagement & Instruction Librarian engages in
information literacy instruction and outreach focusing on student
learning and success for first-year, first-generation college
students, and tutor supported courses. The Community Engagement and
Instruction librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and
library staff to develop programs and events based on student
interest, best practices, and data-informed decision making, as
well as coordinate library participation in events. The librarian
works to develop strategies for programming and engagement and
stays abreast of 21st century reading trends, student engagement,
and research practices, popular authors, as well as book series to
be added to the library. Provides in-person and virtual reference
and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection
development and maintenance.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- An ALA -accredited master’s degree in Library or Information
Science with library experience.
- Familiarity with Primo VE, Libguides, and other Springshare
products is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Minimum of 2 years increasingly responsible academic library
- Evidence of library student engagement activities
- Excellent technical and communication skills.
- Familiarity with both Mac and Windows platforms is
- Must have experience working with library and office
- Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and
- Comfortable troubleshooting general computer issues
- Familiarity with foundational undergraduate coursework
including writing, reading, digital technology, and
- Knowledge of current trends in academic librarianship related
to research, instruction, and student engagement
- Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Plans and coordinates special programs and events.
- Plans and executes social media marketing, including Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
- Plans and executes community partnerships.
- Plans and executes library services focus group sessions.
- Documents and reports statistics and assessment measures
- Teach course-integrated information literacy sessions to
- Collaborate with faculty to provide advanced library research
instruction for students in discipline specific courses.
- Coordinates with the Instruction Librarian to ensure that each
student receives comparable instruction.
- Maintain knowledge of research resources, current trends and
best practices in library reference services.
- Investigate new ideas and innovation in reference
- Provide reference assistance through telephone, email, online
chat, and in-person.
- Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively
communicate and interact with other employees and the public
through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally
defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel
objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and
operate various items of office-related equipment, such as but not
limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax
machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping,
and repetitive motions
Is Background Check Required?
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe
campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for
applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s
current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and
staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be
voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional
spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees
and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or
instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19
vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.
; you will receive an email
acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no
further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or
the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Min Qual: Do you have a Master’s degree in
library/information science from an ALA accredited program?
- * Do you have two years of academic library experience?
- * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration
Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable
documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or
an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that
PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will
you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3