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Centralia College
Centralia College
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Location: Centralia College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 10334
About Us

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers four Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit

Job Description

Centralia College seeks a librarian candidate for this tenure-track faculty position. This position provides reference services, in person and online, to all library patrons and is responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deliver learner-centered reference, instruction, and information services to diverse students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Design, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction utilizing a variety of delivery modes for face-to-face and online instruction in collaboration with library and departmental faculty.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing with various stakeholders on campus and in the community.
  • Develop online learning resources and be fluent in using and applying current and emerging educational technology in an academic setting.
  • Facilitate collection development, new technology, and curricular support for liaison areas including select bachelor-level (BAS) programs.
  • Assist with library collection development, which includes working with faculty and staff, conducting assessments, and selecting and weeding materials within assigned discipline areas.
  • Engage faculty and support implementation of a program of information literacy across all curricula through instruction sessions, workshops, and other modes.
  • Compile, analyze, and report library instruction data.
  • Apply and evaluate existing and new assessment approaches to inform evidence-based instruction and library services in accordance with accreditation standards.
  • Contribute to support and adoption of open education resources campus-wide.
  • Contribute to a sharing and collegial environment through active engagement in the college’s academic community and participate in shared collegial decision-making and planning through service on campus-wide committees as assigned.
  • Infuses equity, diversity, and inclusion into instruction and library services in support of culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Maintain current awareness of professional practice and demonstrate commitment to personal career development activities via participating with local, state, regional, and national library organizations.
  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science (or its equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • Experience with developing and delivering information literacy instruction, with demonstrated knowledge of active learning approaches and outcomes assessment in an academic setting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience delivering user support of library specific technology applications.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction and other library services and initiatives.
  • Familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, and intellectual property.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Ability to apply user-centered assessment methods to measure and understand user needs in order to develop services and initiatives to meet their needs.
  • Ability to use and adapt to a range of library and education technologies, including web-based publishing, presentation tools, and various media types.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to accept, manage, and incorporate change and a willingness to experiment with various models for best meeting the needs of our students.
  • High level of digital literacy, including ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Understanding the mission and goals of Centralia College.
Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment with employment expected to begin Fall 2021, subject to state legislative funding. The State of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees.

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No. 4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO.

DEADLINE: The screening committee will begin their review on May 14, 2021. Position is open until filled.


Placement on the established faculty salary schedule is dependent upon education and teaching experience.

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.
Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.


As the oldest continuously operating two-year public college in the state of Washington (founded in 1925), Centralia College has a rich heritage of transfer, workforce, and basic skills programs serving the community. The college serves Lewis and south Thurston counties with a population of over 75,000.

A community college in the truest sense, we are in the center of Centralia on a tree-lined, 30+ acre campus. Our enrollment averages 10, 444 total annual students with 2,300 full-time equivalent (FTEs), and we employ about 260 full-time employees.

Centralia College helps you pursue goals that lead to successful careers at regional, national, and international levels. Our graduates can transfer to any four-year college in the state or compete for jobs after completing one of our workforce programs. We now offer bachelor degree programs.

Mission Statement

Improving people's lives through life-long learning.

Distance Learning

In addition to our face-to-face degree and certificate programs, you can earn your associate degree completely online. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field, but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help you land a job.

The Region

The college is located in southwest Washington on the 1-5 corridor midway between Seattle and Portland, in a beautifully green area of forests and farmland. Wide fertile valleys are bordered by picturesque Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the east, and the Willapa Hills on the west. Puget Sound and Hood Canal to the north and the Columbia River and famous Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens to the south are within a short commute from the college. The populace enjoys the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest with low mean temperatures of 38 in January and a high mean of 78 in July.

Centralia College East

Centralia College East (CCEast), located in Morton, represents Centralia College's dedication to meeting educational needs of the residents of central and eastern Lewis County. CCEast provides registration services, educational advising and tutoring, Running Start, career counseling, assistance with financial aid, adult literacy tutoring, GED, T.E.E.N. program for pregnant and parenting teens, placement testing (COMPASS), and online access to Centralia College's library resources. Some classes connect CCEast students to the main campus via interactive television. The CCEast Organization of Students offers additional activities for students.

Garrett Heyns Education Center

The Garrett Heyns Education Center (GHEC) is located within the Washington Corrections Center, a medium security correctional facility situated on a 455-acre site three miles north of the city of Shelton. The Corrections Center is located 50 miles north of Centralia College's main campus and houses approximately 1,600 inmates. Centralia College has participated in an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections to provide educational services for offenders since 1975. GHEC is a branch campus of Centralia College.

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