Assistant Reference Librarian

Location
University Center, MI
Posted
Sep 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Delta College Career Opportunities

Position Information

Position TitleAssistant Reference LibrarianEmployee GroupAdministrative/ProfessionalDivision/DepartmentLibraryStatus

Part-time, 24 hours/week, 45 weeks/year

Pay grade 5 (Starting Salary $21.08–$23.40: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience)

Position Summary Information

Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions

Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions

This Assistant Reference Librarian position is responsible for working with other librarians on ordering and maintaining 10-15% of the print collection. This position also helps staff the reference desk and assists in planning, developing, and conducting approximately 20% of library instruction, both on main campus and at learning centers; conducts faculty and student outreach; and works with faculty on identifying OER materials.

Creating and maintain Research Guides for courses and programs as well as individual courses in various areas is performed by the assistant librarian in this position. Our online reference services (email, chat, text, and a Book a Librarian) are becoming more popular. and this position works with the online reference services as well as face to face.

Recent additions to job duties are becoming a librarian embedded into a course and assisting faculty with locating Open Educational Resources (OER).

As the library increases our presence both on the main campus and at the centers and also our technology, it becomes increasingly more important to staff this part-time assistant librarian position.

Additional duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • Assist librarians with collection development (print, e-books, periodicals, and databases)
  • Assist librarians in planning, developing, and conducting library instruction
  • Staff the reference desk and support students/faculty/staff with research
  • OER resource identification
  • Faculty and student outreach
  • Promote information literacy
Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from ALA accredited program. Will consider current MLIS students if MLIS degree is received by January 2020.
Additional Experiences Considered

Additional Experiences Considered

  • 1-3 years of position related experience preferred
Application Deadline

Position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 23, 2019. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Special Instructions to ApplicantsPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. In order to track our recruitment sources, please indicate how you became aware of the position vacancy?
    • Bay City, Saginaw or Midland Newspapers
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Craigslist
    • Delta website
    • Flint Journal
    • HERC website
    • Higher Ed Jobs.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed
    • MLive.com
    • MITalent.org
    • Delta College Career Services
    • Diversity Employers
    • MFAD (The Minority Faculty/Staff Applicant Database)
    • TAP (Talent Acquisition Portal)
    • Twitter
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    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" above, please tell us where you heard about this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Briefly describe your reference experience, where you gained this experience, when you gained this experience and for how long? If you have not had this type of experience, please state "none".

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you have any experience with collection development of print, e-books, periodicals and databases?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Briefly describe your collection development experience, where you gained it, which subject area you collected, and in what mediums. If you have not had this type of experience, please state "none".

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Do you have any experience creating/updating websites or using LibGuides?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Briefly describe your experience creating or updating websites or using LibGuides. If your have not had this type of experience, please state "none".

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Do you have experience in information literacy and library instruction?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Briefly describe your experience in information literacy and library instruction, where you gained this experience, when you gained this experience and for how long? If you have not had this type of experience, please state "none"

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. Do you have experience working in an academic library?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. If you answered yes to the question above briefly describe your experience working in an academic library where you gained this experience, when you gained this experience and for how long?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Certifications or Licensures
  2. Transcript 2