Reference & Instruction Librarian Part Time

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Reference & Instruction Librarian Part Time

Position Type



Library and Learning Resources



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Degree

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Provides professional level service in a Community College Library. Primarily reference and instruction in all learning environments including face to face and remote. Assists with library programs and development of projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
  2. Minimum of one year of paraprofessional or professional library experience in an academic, research, or public library with demonstrated proficiency in reference and instruction services.


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. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below:
  • Knowledge of library collection development and maintenance principles.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, chat reference, LMS, video conferencing, and academic library trends
  • Familiarity with current bibliographic tools in print and digital format, as well as core references resources
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources, in diverse learning environments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including strong listening skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, flexibility, excellent teamwork, team leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries
Job Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program required.
  2. Unofficial transcripts must accompany application for library faculty positions. Lack of transcripts may cause your application to be rejected from further consideration.
  3. Documentation of experience and performance required. Candidates will be asked to teach a sample 20-30 minute information literacy lesson using one subject and one general database during the interview.
  4. Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written standard English.

Is Background Check Required?

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

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

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

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or a valid exemption and tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

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.

A teaching/information literacy demo is required.
Demonstration of proficiency with providing services via Zoom is required.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe in detail the extent of your experience working in an academic library providing face-to-face and virtual reference services, searching electronic research databases and the Internet, using Web 2.0 and other technologies, and print sources

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 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
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type

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