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Librarian, Reference & Instruction

Compensation Type: Salaried

Compensation: $23.13

Job Summary

The Librarian, Reference & Instruction guides a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to access information with critical insight via individual reference assistance, group instruction and guides (print and online). The position also collaborates with librarians and staff to provide user-centered services and spaces for learning and research.


Customer Service & Reference Support
  • Provides reference assistance and support to students, faculty, and staff. Answers reference questions using variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Provides advice and support to students including interpreting usefulness of reference materials for student projects, advises students on selection and focus of topics for research papers, and guides students in development of effective search strategies.
  • Advises students on citation methods, copyright issues, and provides other support as needed to promote learning and research success.
  • Promotes library services at College events and through written articles in campus media. Provides input, as necessary, into development of reference guidelines and procedures.
  • Researches, evaluates, and selects library materials to assist in maintenance and upgrading of print and electronic reference and circulating collections.
Instructional & Faculty Support
  • Conducts group instruction sessions for students and faculty. Provides individual instruction to users with varying skill levels, in the research process and in effective use of electronic and print resources and databases.
  • Teaches skills needed to identify, locate, access, and evaluate information and resources, and develop information literacy knowledge to navigate and locate varying types and formats of information sources.
  • Develops instructional modules for general-and course-specific library research.
  • Initiates, plans, and develops tutorials and supporting instructional materials for specific databases or research needs and specific user groups.
  • Collaborates with faculty in development of instruction sessions tailored to the curriculum, class assignments, and student readiness. Responds to faculty requests for development of effective library research assignments. Provides library instruction session at off-campus sites.
  • Researches, evaluates, and selects library materials to assist in maintenance and upgrading of print and electronic reference and circulating collections.
  • Assists in evaluation and selection of print and electronic periodicals collection.
Technology & Program Support
  • Contributes to the development of the library website and may be responsible for a significant portion of webpages, online research guides, and other library publications.
  • Records statistics for reference and instruction sessions. Participates in library assessment activities.
  • Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying problem areas and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years progressively responsible experience working in a library reference position or a related field.
  • Communicates any concerns related to building operations to appropriate contacts.
  • Monitors computer equipment used to access library information. Contacts IT support if service is needed for non-functional equipment.
  • Serves on library and College committees. *An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate
Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


Additional Information

In order to ensure your application is complete, you must complete the following:
  • Please ensure you have all the necessary documents available when starting the application process. For all faculty positions (Instructor, Annually Contracted Faculty, and Adjunct), you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when completing your aplication.

  • Prior to submitting your application, please review and update (if necessary) the information in your candidate profile as it will transfer to your application.

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