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Position Information

Position Title

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Position Type

Faculty

Department

Library and Learning Resources

FLSA

Exempt

Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track

Fixed Term

Grade

N/A

Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary

The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction, reference help, tutoring, and technology assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The position supports the systems of the Library and Learning Centers. The Reference and Instruction Librarian has the ability to use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace, and is part of a team working together to enhance students’ academic success, persistence, and completion.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited library program or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in library/information science from an ALA -accredited program.
  • 1 year of Library experience required. Academic library experience preferred.
Criteria

CRITERIA : 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Interact and help patrons (students, faculty, staff, and guests) in identifying, locating, and accessing information on-campus and online via LibAnswers and Zoom
  • Develop, teach, and assess information literacy in various environments at various college locations including one-time visits to classes and in-person or online presentations
  • Support the discovery, promotion, and management of the library collection
  • Carry out special projects promoting the Learning Commons and its resources
  • Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Mastery of course content
  • Ability to provide service to diverse populations using a student-centered approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to plan, deliver and assess effective instruction
  • Ability to teach in face to face, remote and online modalities, as needed
  • Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, learning management system, videoconferencing, etc.).
  • Critical thinking, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Research skills (where appropriate)
  • Time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Ability to teach in non-traditional formats (online, remote, hybrid) and settings (off-campus, weekends, evenings and accelerated).
  • Ability to teach core introductory courses and general education courses
Job Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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. Some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions maybe required. Occasionally the ability to physically move and lift materials 5-25 pounds maybe required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?

Yes

Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

ADJ23711/12

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Background Check Statement

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status: 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 investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 1 year of Library experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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Company

Prince George’s Community College has delivered a superior, affordable education since 1958. Our main campus is located in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. The National Harbor, University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, the Kennedy Center, the National Security Agency, and NASA are all nearby.

Student Success is the highest priority at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). The College serves all who seek a degree, want to boost a career, or are looking to learn new skills. Our leadership team is dedicated to making our college better every day. We give students a clear, direct path to their goals, which will help them save money, stay on track, and graduate faster. Each student is on a unique journey, and we help them stay connected along the way. Our students have become leaders in many career fields.

PGCC offers more than 200 academic and career training programs. New buildings with cutting-edge technology dot the 150-acre PGCC campus in Largo, Maryland. Five off-campus learning sites make classes more accessible to students across the county. Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) aligns its programs and resources with student and community needs. This is part of the College’s mission to enhance the economic vitality of the region.

Achieving excellence through people is how PGCC gets the job done! Join a winning team where we offer a comprehensive total rewards package including competitive healthcare, retirement plans, generous paid leave and other perks.

 

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