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Adjunct Instructor, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Joliet Junior College
Main Campus, Joliet, IL

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Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR (specialty: Reference and Instructional Librarian )
STATUS: Part time
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Adjunct Faculty
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $35.00 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.


Joliet Junior College is seeking an Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide friendly and courteous reference service to students, faculty, staff and community members who use the Library. The Adjunct Librarian will conduct information literacy sessions, working with faculty to develop quality instruction and assessment of learning. The Adjunct Librarian will report to the Department Chair and support Library services and projects as directed and in accordance with established procedures.


1. Develop and deliver information literacy instruction online and in person.  

2. Provide in-depth reference for students, faculty, staff, and community members in person and through appropriate technologies. 

3. Effectively communicate with appropriate colleagues.

4. Assist in the creation of reference or research support materials or services in response to curricular needs.

5. Maintain current awareness of professional practice and commitment to personal career development activities.

6. Work with colleagues in collection maintenance activities.

7. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.

8. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college.

9. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.

10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

11. Perform related duties as assigned.


1. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

2. Expertise in appropriate technologies for reference and instruction.

3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.


1. Experience in an academic library setting. May include experience in special, school, and public libraries.

2. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management systems.

3. Experience in course development and assessment

4. A strong commitment to supporting cultural competencies, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

5. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

6. Demonstrated multicultural competence.


1. Normal classroom and library physical demands.


1. Academic library and classroom teaching environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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