Instruction and Research Support Librarian (two positions)

Job description

Category: Professional Staff

Department: Library & Learning Commons

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jan 29, 2019

Type: Full-time

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will have a particular focus on information literacy instruction, research support, and faculty collaboration. This position will also contribute regularly to overall library operations including circulation/reserves, reference, and collection development. Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.

Position Description:

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in the form of information literacy workshops and one-on-one consultations
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Compile reference and instruction statistics and reports as needed
  • Create and maintain library displays and exhibits in collaboration with the College and Cultural Event Planning Department
  • Serve as faculty liaison to the English Department
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary
  • Will work two days per week at the Chelsea satellite campus


  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience including reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Background in English composition or literature

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00. Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits.

Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By February 14, 2019.

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter addressing the Required Qualifications, resume, copies of your transcripts and contact information for 3 references through the online application at:





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Posted: 1/30/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
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