Adjunct Pool Librarian

Muskegon Community College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 28, 2022
Job Description

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides a person the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs. We are seeking qualified candidates for Adjunct Instructors.

The Adjunct Instructor Pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching in the future as an (part-time) adjunct instructor for one of our departments. The Instructor Pools are always open for applications. However, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening in the division. The Adjunct Instructor Pools function as a way for department chairs to view applicant materials in advance of a need, and determine if the applicant will be approved or not approved to be added to their pool of eligible applicants. Should a part-time instructional need arise in a given department, the department chair will look first at the approved applicants to see if anyone matches our needs, in which case they may make contact to schedule an interview

Required Skills

An MLIS from an American Library Association accredited school is required .

The candidate will have a commitment to the community college philosophy and information literacy; familiarity with research databases, OCLC and Microsoft products such as Word, Access, and Excel; pleasant personality to deal with students and the public; strong commitment to customer service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for reference desk services, bibliographic instruction, cataloging support and supervising student workers in the absence of their supervisor. Variable hours may include weekends


  1. Weekend and evening assignments as scheduled.
  2. Answer reference questions from students, faculty, staff, and community members regarding research needs.
  3. Assist students in the research process: topic selection, evaluation of sources, and proper documentation of references.
  4. Have a strong commitment to customer service.
  5. Have excellent technology skills and expertise in database searching and the utilization of Microsoft Office and Windows.
  6. Assist students with research databases..
  7. Present information literacy instruction to classes.
  8. Assist with cataloging using OCLC and Sirsi WorkFlows..
  9. Supervise student workers in the absence of their supervisor.
  10. Make recommendations for book purchases.
  11. Have knowledge of information literacy and promote the concept on the job.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

Detailed Work ☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented ☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands ☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality ☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions ☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact ☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☐ Standing & Walking ☒ Sitting

☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☒ Up to 25 lbs. ☐ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☐ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending ☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl ☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel ☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing ☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead ☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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