Reference and Instruction Librarian (One-Year Term Appointment)
Position Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian (One-Year Term Appointment)
An American Library Association(ALA)-accredited master’s degree is required.
Other requirements include, butare not limited to, the following:
Knowledge of major researchresources used in academic libraries;
Familiarity with informationliteracy standards and frameworks;
Ability to work both independentlyand collaboratively in a collegial environment;
Ability to manage and prioritizeprojects;
Excellent oral, written, andinterpersonal communication skills;
Understanding of trends andtechnologies impacting library services in higher education;
and Commitmentto professional achievement and growth..
Preferred qualifications include instruction experience, academic library experience, teachingor working with under-represented groups, and knowledgeabout emerging technologies.
The Reference and InstructionLibrarian should be an energetic, forward-thinking professional whodemonstrates a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm forcreative approaches that will provide a full range of reference services andpromote increased information literacy among students.
Responsibilities include, butare not limited to, the following:
Provides general reference services by helping patrons with their informational andresearch needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, andonline;
Oversees thecreation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specializedresearch guides and multimedia tutorials in support of library instruction andother library services;
Contributes to thedesign and implementation of library assessment initiatives, especially inreference, instruction, and user experience;
Coordinate librarymarketing efforts, includingmaintaining, promoting, updating,improving, and monitoring various onlinecommunications through website,Primo, social media, and other such public facing online presences;
Provides supervision and mentorship to part-time reference librarians;
Conducts instructional sessions as part of the library’s information literacy programfor the core curriculum;
Monitors reference desk,computer areas, and library classroom for organization, efficiency, andeffectiveness;
Offers liaisonservices to several academic departments, including subject-tailoredinformation literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collectiondevelopment, and general outreach;
Participates in theselection of new reference materials and researchdatabases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections;
Conducts outreachactivities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order topromote library services and educate these groups about effective use oflibrary resources;
and stays currentwith evolving information technologies and how they could be employed toadvance the library’s mission.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. MVCC does not discriminate. MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MVCC offers a comprehensive employee enrichment program. Official academic transcripts required upon hire.
Review Start Date: 8/15/2019
Review of applications will begin on the review start date and will continue until successful candidates have been identified.