Instruction & Research Librarian (Coordinator of Library Services)-Library & Learning Commons

Job description

Category: Professional Staff

Department: Library & Learning Commons

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: 127560

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC is focused on data-driven student success.


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 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. 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 team serving students, faculty, staff and community users.

The successful candidate will focus on information literacy instruction, embedded librarianship, research support, faculty collaboration, and promotion of library services. The successful candidate will contribute regularly to overall library operations, including reference, circulation/reserves, and collection development.

Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, day-to-day oversight of the Library & Learning Commons, and collaboration on Open Educational Resources (OER) projects with other departments.

The typical work week is Monday - Friday; schedule will occasionally vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff in a fast-paced and rewarding environment dedicated to advancing equity and cultural wealth.

Position Description:

  • The successful candidate will be a creative, proactive and innovative individual who engages and collaborates with our diverse campus community by working with the information resources needed for student success, teaching and research.
  • The capacity and desire for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a user-centered environment are essential, along with demonstrable teaching experience, both synchronous and asynchronous, that reflects commitment to student success in an active learning environment.
  • The Instruction and Research Librarian works collaboratively with library team and to reimagine and redesign library instruction sessions so that the focus is always on inquiry-guided active learning, student engagement, and student-centered pedagogy.
  • The incumbent actively participates in the creation of reusable lesson plans, learning objects, and assessments, all built around programmatic information literacy goals, so that these transformative pedagogies and practices may be easily reworked and reused by other librarians as needed.
  • The incumbent will possess demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge of the research process, and familiarity with a wide range of educational technologies and productivity software.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrable organizational and time management skills.
  • The successful candidate will explore new ways of engaging library users, as well as advocate and provide leadership and vision to improve awareness of the library's robust services.
  • The successful candidate provides and models excellent customer service; provides reference and research support both in-person and through virtual reference initiatives; thinks critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions; provides dedicated services to the Charlestown and Chelsea campuses; supervises and mentors library science student interns, student workers, and/or non-union library staff; manages a complex workload, prioritizing tasks and completing work on time with minimum supervision.

Duties, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and conducts in-person, online, synchronous, and asynchronous information literacy instruction sessions aligned with ACRL guidelines, standards, and other frameworks for higher education and student success; provides training to other library team members on best practices
  • Develops integrated assessments for lesson plans and uses assessment data to inform continuous improvements in products and practice
  • Develops online and print research and instructional materials; lectures, workshops, web-based tutorials and pre-recorded sessions; integrating educational technologies
  • Creates qualitative and quantitative reports to identify research and instruction trends and themes
  • Assists with the creating annual library assessment and strategic plan, and with its annual review
  • Provides reference and research support virtually and in person
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to integrate information literacy instruction and assessments into BHCC curricula
  • Provides reference coverage for real time chat reference services, using such platforms as LibAnswers, a shared library reference email account, and other platforms or channels
  • Participates in outreach and programming to engage students, faculty, staff
  • Advocates for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education
  • Collaborates with Information Technology staff and OER staff to develop innovative approaches to reference services and teaching
  • Serves as library liaison to multiple college departments and programs
  • Supervises library science student interns, student workers, and non-union support staff as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA- accredited program or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of related academic library experience associated with information literacy instruction, reference, and research support.
  • Experience in creating online learning objects, such as tutorials, instructional materials, and research guides.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and delivering engaging and effective lesson plans for instruction sessions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting reference consultations and familiarity with academic research reference sources: databases, integrated library systems, and research tools.
  • Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and inclusively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  • Familiarity with current trends in academic library information systems, community colleges, and higher education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency with a wide range of educational technologies and productivity software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable classroom teaching experience.
  • Subject specialization in one or more academic disciplines preferred.
  • Experience with educational technologies and their applications in academic libraries.
  • Experience with course and learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Canvas.
  • Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $60,888.00 - $66,420.00. Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits.

Grade 6, Unit Professional position.

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By February 12, 2021.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time