Instructor/Public Services Librarian - Spring 2021

Job description

Instructor/Public Services Librarian - Spring 2021

Job no: 493522
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Full-time Faculty
Role: Assistant Professor II/Public Services Librarian

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday

Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with education and experience.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Full-time public service librarian faculty coordinate and provide reference service to library patrons, library instruction to individuals and classes circulation, and periodical services to help ensure students’ academic success as well as provide them with lifelong information-find skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Masters in Library Science

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience with bibliographic instruction
Reference services

Essential Duties:

Coordinate and Provide Reference Service to Library Patrons
1. Conduct reference interview to determine patron’s information needs
2. Assist patrons with research using appropriate tools and materials
3. Support college operations by providing research and resources for reports, projects and other documents

Provide Library Information Literacy Instruction to Classes
1. Coordinate and plan library information literacy instruction with faculty
2. Provide library information literacy instruction to students
3. Coordinate develop, schedule and provide library instructional programs
4. Assess effectiveness of library instruction program, modify and reassess as needed

Coordinate and Assist Circulation Staff
1. Train staff in circulation procedures
2. Help establish work procedures for circulation staff

Manage Periodical Collection
1. Monitor periodicals budget
2. Recommend periodicals for purchase
3. Maintain and update periodical databases, records and library catalog

Assist Administration in Coordinating Library Publicity
1. Develop informational materials
2. Create library exhibits
3. Create bibliographies of library materials

Participate in Library Routines
1. Assist in development and revision of library policies and procedures
2. Assist in development and revision of library mission statement and goals
3. Help conduct program review
4. Compile data for internal/external reports
5. Recommend part-time staff for hire
6. Assist administration in coordinating library services with other college areas
7. Assist in budget planning

Participate in Professional Development
1. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties
2. Participate in professional growth activities
3. Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Institutional Routines
1. Serve on standing committees
2. Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search or other departmental committees)
3. Attend college-wide faculty meetings

Other Duties:

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position but it is not intended to be exhaustive.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 08/31/2020. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/07/2020 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: August 31, 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications close:




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Job No:
Posted: 9/1/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
Work Type: Full Time