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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College seeks candidates for the position of Librarian for the Bonaudi Library.  The Bonaudi Library offers a wide range of resources and services to assist students, faculty, and citizens of the college district to realize educational, personal, social, and employment goals. 

This position reports to the Dean of Transitional Studies and works closely with the Director of Library Resources & eLearning and is responsible to provide library services and information resources utilizing both traditional and online methods.  Collection of data, assessment, and utilization of findings to direct meaningful change are an integral part of the expectations for this position.  This position requires a high level of self-direction.  In order to meet the needs of our patrons, work schedules may include a combination of day and evening hours with occasional weekend hours possible.   

BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms. 
Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning.  We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic.  Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.
Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws. 
Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Contact the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008 or via email at [email protected].
This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 15, 2019.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide reference and circulation services.
  • Work collaboratively with college faculty; developing and coordinating the teaching and assessment of information literacy skills across the campus.
  • Develop, teach, and assess library skills sessions, subject-specific curriculum, orientations, and training in the use of information resources. 
  • Work collaboratively with faculty whenever possible, taking primary responsibility for collection development/resource selection and assessment, supporting the college's instructional needs as well as focusing on broader issues including cultural enrichment.
  • Promote use of the library services and resources.
  • Participate in college committees and task groups as well as in statewide efforts especially with a focus on improving library services and the development and promotion of libraries.   
  • Work effectively with colleagues, students, and other library users of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be a positive contributing member of the campus community.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development and sharing what is learned.
  • Provide academic advising to students.
  • Other duties as agreed to with administration.


Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library & Information Systems from a regionally accredited institution.   
  • Knowledge of automated library systems (preferably Alma/Primo) as well as strong technology skills, especially in accessing and using digital/online resources.
  • Experience working with instructors as well as library users of varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


  • Previous experience as a librarian in an academic setting, especially a community college setting.
  • Ability and experience in providing readers' advisory services.
  • Demonstrated multicultural experience, for example: fluency in languages other than English (Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean), specific work experience, or literary/cultural/travel experience.


Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 15, 2019.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged. 

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*  
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE:  All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The items marked with an asterisk are required to included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents submitted, but not requested by BBCC as part of the application process.  These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 
BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.
Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. 
Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.
BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.
This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice. 

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Agency Big Bend Community College Address 7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837 Phone 509-793-2008
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Posted: 3/25/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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