Hudson County Community College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Hudson County Community College

Position Vacancy Notice


Posting date: September 17, 2021


College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus campus has abundant parking.


Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, HCCC serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream as part of its expanding efforts towards continuous improvement in ensuring student success.


HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.


The College has been recognized with numerous national and state awards for excellence in student success programming, diversity and equity, educational innovativeness, facilities design, and communications from the Association of Community College Trustees, American Association of Community Colleges, Association of College and Research Libraries, National College Learning Association, National Council of Teachers of English, College Advertising Awards, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and others.


Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all its forms.


Position Summary/Job Description

The Librarian is responsible for a full range of professional duties including providing reference services, developing collection in collaboration with faculty, instructing in the use of information literacy and technologies, creating instructional materials, working collaboratively with a diverse range of individuals. The librarian plans, designs and delivers instruction to students, faculty and staff in various modalities and prepares bibliographic guides to resources as assigned. The librarian may be called upon to oversee support staff and student workers in library operations including night and weekend service to ensure quality patron service.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited college or university or equivalent.  
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent professional experience in an academic library, with an emphasis in instruction; OR  
  • For recent library school graduates, a specialization in library instruction and/or academic librarianship.  
  • Available to work evenings and weekends at either the Union City or Jersey City campus if necessary. 
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing current library technologies, such as integrated library systems, library services platforms, discovery services, online catalogs, online databases, and internet resources.   
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy best practices in strategies, methodologies, trends and practice within academic libraries. 
  • Excellent technical, oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong service orientation, good people skills and commitment to public service excellence. 
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current instructional pedagogy involving student engagement through active learning and in conjunction with established student learning outcomes. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience in cataloging and library systems. 
  • Experience with OER and/or knowledge of copyright, permissions, fair use and appropriate attribution of CC licensed materials. 
  • Experience using Springshare library technology tools. 



For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references in a single PDF to, subject line FT Librarian application.   


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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