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Librarian, Reference & Collection Development

College of the Mainland
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number AS245P Position Title Librarian, Reference & Collection Development Contract Length 12 months Class Summary
Responsible for performing various professional duties in support of library services for students, faculty and staff. Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External Position Type Exempt Staff Employment Status Full Time Position Funding Type Regular

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience
  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • Two (2) years of professional academic library experience.
Preferred Education/Training/Experience
  • Three (3) years’ experience in library reference services in a higher education setting preferred.
  • One (1) year experience in library instruction preferred.
Minimum Knowledge & Skills
  • Principles and practices of library services in a variety of areas.
  • Instructing students, staff and faculty in use of library resources.
  • Training/experience using databases, catalogs, Internet for research.
  • Experience making presentations.
  • Experience with social media.
  • Experience with learning management systems ( LMS ).
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience using Integrated library systems ( ILS ).
  • Inventory management.
  • Record keeping procedures.
  • Assigning work.
  • Prioritizing work and performing multiple tasks.
  • Preparing a variety of reports.
  • Inventorying items.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and database software.
Preferred Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience with library instruction in a higher education setting.
  • Experience creating content published in guides.
  • Experience creating content for social media.
  • Experience providing reference via live chat.
  • Experience with Brigthspace D2L.
  • Experience with supervision.
  • Experience with LibGuides and LibAnswers.
Licensing/Certification Requirements
N/A Job Duties
  • Provides reference services for students, faculty and staff in person and online, including virtual reference such as LibAnswers and LibChat.
  • Provides library instruction to students, faculty and staff in person and online, collaborating with faculty as needed.
  • Coordinates the development and inventory of the library’s book and eBook collections. prepares and manages the book budget. maintains and analyzes statistics on usage and align spending with need. promotes the book and eBook collection through the library site, book displays, and social media. solicits faculty suggestions for the collection.
  • Coordinates the annual survey of user satisfaction of library services and materials.
  • Supervises Library Lab Assistant and lab student workers.
  • Promotes library resources to faculty, staff and students through various methods including direct outreach, event planning, contributing to the library newsletter, social media and other opportunities as they arise.
  • Participates in the Open Educational Resources ( OER ) program, assisting faculty as needed.
  • Participates in library services in the learning management system ( LMS ).
  • Participates in creating content for and updating online guides.
  • Participates in writing and managing grants when relevant and appropriate.
  • Participates in professional development and continuing education activities.
  • Participates in library organizations and serves on college committees as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements
  • Some or limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Minimum Salary Range $53,532 Mid Point Salary Range . Maximum Salary Range $72,269 Posting Open Date 06/01/2022 Posting Close Date Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Our goal at College of the Mainland is to attract a highly qualified and high-performing workforce by providing fair and equitable compensation. Each position is assigned a pay class and corresponding salary range. The midpoint is normally the highest salary at which candidates are hired.

Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories, which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name of employer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attached to the online application.

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have an ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have two (2) years of professional academic library experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  4. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)

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