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Part-Time Librarian

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

Harold Washington College

Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks an innovative, collaborative, customer service-oriented, technologically astute part-time librarian to provide professional services to students, faculty, and staff. This position is responsible for delivering a full range of services, including reference assistance, library and information literacy instruction, and collection development.

Primary Objective : This position is responsible for providing professional services to students, faculty and staff. The position will provide a full range of services that include customer service, reference assistance and education to students regarding the use of the college library.

  • Staffs the reference desk, and assists all library users in identifying and locating electronic and print materials, and solving research problems.
  • Provides information literacy instruction to students, faculty and staff in formats suitable to class, group, operational, or individual needs.
  • Must have familiarity with Internet sources and the ability to search online databases.
  • Collaborates with staff and faculty in order to select new resources for the library collection, working within the approved collection development guidelines.
  • Supports the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of library materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science is required.
  • Must be self-directed, innovative and able to assess current operations in an effort to develop practical action programs to improve the functioning of the department.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required with the ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels (both inside and outside of the organization).
  • Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment with the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be flexible, innovative and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
May require a mix of evening and daytime shifts. Schedule is determined every semester.

For consideration, please submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Transcript (Official transcripts must be provided if hired)
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy; and
  • Professional letters of recommendation
City Colleges is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your interest in employment with CCC.

Harold Washington College, located at 30 East Lake Street in Chicago's Loop, is a student-centered institution that empowers all members of its community through accessible and affordable academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment. At HWC, employees contribute to the success of our students while enjoying competitive compensation and outstanding benefits packages. Build your future at City Colleges of Chicago and ensure more students complete their curricula - college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals. This is an exciting time in the history of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), District 508, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.

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