Closes: Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Library Science or Master of Library and Information Studies; ALA accredited and one year of library experience.
Strong customer service and reference skills
Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds
Experience with library software (Sierra, Springshare Products)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of library policies and procedures
Knowledge of computer, office applications, and library related software
Knowledge of research procedures and software
Proficiency with web design and web authoring tools
Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds
Excellent customer service skills
Strong technology skills
This position is located on the Central Campus.
Central Piedmont Community College Libraries are committed to supporting student, faculty and staff with the best possible information services at each of its seven (7) physical campus location, as well as with electronic services through its web site. We directly support and strengthen teaching and learning by continually developing innovative student and learning-centered collections, services, and environments that lead to life-long educational development. The staff of the CPCC libraries understand that we exist in a very dynamic and ever changing information environment and fully embrace the challenges a change environment presents.
As a public services librarian, this position's primarily responsibilities are offering reference and circulation services at various library service points, supervising part-time public services staff, providing library instruction, and collection development.
This position provides reference and instructional services, and manages a functional area or campus library, including supervision and responsibility for projects and part-time staff. A Librarian is expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following functional areas.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Mastery of Subject Matter
- Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field of library and information science.
- Displays an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of library and information science.
- Connects the subject matter with related fields and the college curriculum.
- Stays current in subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations resource sharing organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
- Exhibits an evolving proficiency with Office products, integrated library systems and web-based technologies, with a demonstrated ability to both enhance existing and create new public and internal services using technology.
II. Functional Area and/or Campus Library Management
- Develops displays and programming that creates welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff.
- Gathers data and produces statistical reports.
- Engages in outreach to students, faculty, and staff.
- Markets and promotes library resources and services.
- Plans, organizes, and manages projects.
- Trains, oversees, and provides leadership to full and part-time staff assigned to functional area, campus, or project; monitors performance, and reviews completed assignments.
- Troubleshoots software and hardware issues.
III. Teaching Performance
- Plans, develops, and teaches library and information literacy instruction.
- Plans and organizes instruction in ways that maximize student learning.
- Employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate library and information literacy skills to students.
- Modifies, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
- Encourages the development of information literacy skills through appropriate learning activities.
- Establishes and implements meaningful learning objectives for instruction sessions.
- Collaborates with faculty in the design and delivery of information literacy instruction.
- Employs available instructional technology, when appropriate.
IV. Public Service Responsibilities
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resource.
- Provides high-quality reference services to students, faculty, and staff; demonstrates competence in assisting patrons with complex inquiries, requests, and projects requiring independent judgment and in-depth knowledge in interpreting policies and procedures.
- Provides effective circulation services, including reserves and media scheduling.
- Trains students, faculty, and staff in the use of library equipment and resources.
- Develops a working knowledge of all public service points and an in-depth knowledge in interpreting and applying policies and procedures.
V. Technical Services Responsibilities
- Catalogs library materials in all formats using the most authoritative and technologically sound methods and practices.
- Manages, troubleshoots and resolves library hardware and software issues.
- Develops and enhances the library web site and manages the web presence.
VI. Collection Development Responsibilities
- Develops subject resources in assigned areas.
- Collaborates with departmental faculty to assess effectiveness and strength of collection in assigned subject disciplines.
- Participates in program accreditation as necessary.
VII. Support of College Policies and Procedures
- Provides library services as assigned in a multi-campus environment.
- Interprets and enforces library and college policies and procedures.
- Maintains confidentiality of student information according to current state and federal law.
- Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials.
VIII. Participation in College and Division Activities
- Participates in meetings and events required by the college and library administrators.
- Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from college and library administrators.
- Supports both part-time and full-time colleagues.
- Demonstrates leadership skills.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or on a team.
IX. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
- Maintains familiarity with college goals, mission and long-range plans.
- Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
- Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents.
- Performs responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college and library services.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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