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Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA, MA

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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Holyoke Community College is housed on a multi-million-dollar, 135-acre campus, equipped with state-of-the art technology in specialized learning facilities. HCC serves over 9,000 students annually, and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities, from sports programs to music festivals, for students and community members alike. The college's strongest assets continue to be an innovative spirit, a sincere concern for students and a commitment to strive for even greater success. These are the values which have created a tradition of excellence spanning more than six decades, and which are enabling Holyoke Community College to meet today's challenges.

In the librarian role (75%), in conjunction with other professional librarians, provides reference services and information literacy instruction. Participates in department assessment activities, collection development and outreach activities. In the archivist role (25%), oversees the archives function according to standard practices and plans digital expansion.


Reference Services:

  • Collaborates with other librarians to provide reference services to the HCC community of faculty, staff and students.
  • Staffs the reference desk.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures for reference services.
  • Library Instruction and IL Assessment:

  • Participates in the development and delivery of information literacy instruction in both in-person and online asynchronous environments in alignment with faculty needs; develops teaching materials;
  • Assists in creating data informed assessments of library services to demonstrate effectiveness;
  • Participates in developing & maintaining library web pages;
  • Conducts orientation sessions, tours and classroom introductions to library services/resources.
  • Outreach and Programming:

  • Coordinates outreach activities by promoting the library and its services; Coordinates library participation in new student events;
  • Coordinates the following ongoing outreach activities/programs – BUILD competition, Exhibits, Food Drive, and HCC Author Series.
  • Collection Development:

    Assists with the management of the Library’s collection by: selecting resources for assigned disciplines; Developing guides and instructional tools to support learning; Weeding.
    ARCHIVIST (25%)

  • Carries out day-to-day archival practices (evaluates, selects, accessions, inventories, arranges, retrieves and ensures the long-term preservation of the college’s archives collection).
  • Prepares reference aids in established archival formats.
  • Plans and executes digital projects with HCC stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    We welcome and encourage applicants, who do not meet the qualifications as stated above, to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. It is preferred that this document be uploaded separately from the resume, cover letter, and references. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications and do not have an equivalency statement may not be considered for the position.

    • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, or closely related field; Coursework or certification in archives management, digital librarianship, or special collections.
    • Three (3) years’ experience and/or training that includes library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging, and library information systems, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills;
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
    • Experience with assessment;
    • Teaching or training experience;
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
    Are you excited and interested in this role but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway. A LinkedIn Gender Insights study shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification.

    Holyoke Community College is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Belonging, so we genuinely encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description.

    Full-time, MCCC Unit Professional position

    Salary Range: Grade 5; Minimum $64,292 - $70,133 /year. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State benefits package.

    Start Date: July 1, 2024

    Hours: 37.5 hrs./52 weeks

    Funding Source: State

    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.


    Working at Holyoke Community College

    Since its founding in 1946, Holyoke Community College has focused on inspiring futures through education and training, access, and engagement. The goal is simple-exceptional preparation for personal and professional success through education for all learners.

    HCC's highly-qualified, committed faculty and staff engage learners through innovative, relevant instruction and comprehensive student support services, ensuring that our students are well prepared for their next step in life-whether to transfer to a four-year institution, to advance in a career, to build skills, or simply to enhance their quality of life.

    HCC faculty and staff support students in discovering their academic abilities and career aptitudes for the future they choose. We think they'll find that HCC provides the best start for attaining their goals, for one of the best dollar values in education today.


    Located in Western Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley, HCC draws students from more than 70 cities and towns throughout the region and from beyond. As a gateway to quality, accessible education and career advancement, more than 100,000 students have come through the doors seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations. HCC boasts the largest enrollment and awards the highest number of associate degrees and certificates among Western Massachusetts community colleges. At the college's 65th commencement in May 2012,a total of 1,000 students received approximately 1,026 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates ranged in age from 18-80, and came from 70 Massachusetts towns, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina. Our international grads included citizens of Israel, Malawi, Peru and South Korea.


    HCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service personal and professional enrichment courses. To accommodate students' busy lives, HCC offers day, twilight, evening, weekend, and online classes. Academic programs, in a variety of disciplines, are designed for immediate career entry or for transfer to four-year institutions. Plus, for those seeking additional intellectual challenge in their coursework, HCC is known for its exceptional learning communities (team-taught interdisciplinary courses organized around a common theme) and its Commonwealth Honors program, among other programs and services.


    HCC has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Many students attend HCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. And many do so after graduating-often with generous and even full scholarships-to public and private four-year colleges and universities across the country. Locally, HCC is the largest feeder institution for Westfield State College and UMASS Amherst.

    Immediate career entry

    HCC offers short-term certificates and training for students whose goal is immediate career entry. HCC's Career Center provides additional assistance in helping students obtain employment in the region's many workplaces.

    A vibrant community resource

    Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public.

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