Librarian - Part Time

Librarian - Part Time


Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-878-3200

Job Location

Mooresville Campus


$25.68 per hour


Part Time - No Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, May 6, 2024
Closes: Monday, May 27, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Part Time

Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library science or library and information studies, or an equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA), or American Association of School Librarians (AASL) accredited college or university.
• Two years of research librarian experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library science or library and information studies, or an equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA), or American Association of School Librarians (AASL) accredited college or university.
• Two years of research librarian experience.

Position Description

Job Summary:
The Librarian, reporting to the Director of Library and Curriculum Support Services, will provide reference and instructional services, promote the library collections and services to campus constituencies, maintain online research tutorials and guides, and serve as liaison with academic departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepares and teaches library research instruction classes; leads library orientations, tours, and presentations.
• Instructs and assists patrons in locating, evaluating, and accessing print, media, and electronic resources.
• Provides research and reference assistance through individual and group consultation appointments.
• Answers general reference questions; and assists patrons in use of reference materials and electronic resources.
• Serves as liaison with academic departments in relation to student research opportunities and collection maintenance and development.
• Designs and maintains online research tutorials, guides, and library website.
• Recommends improvements in library services and in the library collection.
• Catalogs, withdraws, and maintains library materials and records in all platforms using the most authoritative and technologically sound methods and practices according to collection development guidelines.
• Acts as Interlibrary Loan contact with other institutions.
• Advocates for the library by building and nurturing relationships within our community and the North Carolina Community College System.
• Develops, implements, and promotes library and curriculum support services programming, events, and displays.
• Identifies information needs by collecting and analyzing data and research.
• Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patron records.
• Supports the College’s mission, vision, and core values by adhering to all policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Related Responsibilities:
• Executes basic troubleshooting of equipment (computers, printers, etc.) and software located in the library.
• Helps at the circulation desk as needed.
• Educates and develops work-study students and other personnel as needed.
• Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of library and information science and academic research resources.
• Display the ability to interpret and evaluate library objectives, policies, procedures, and techniques.
• Enhance existing and create new public and internal services using innovative technology.
• Work independently and collaboratively in a collegial and diverse environment.
• Performs responsible and complex work using independent judgment and personal initiative.
• Interprets and applies the College’s mission, vision, core values, and assigned division goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Understands and upholds federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, while exhibiting the ability to maintain the confidentiality of communications.
• Maintains effective audio-visual discrimination and perception for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, communicating with others, and handling varied tasks simultaneously.
• Makes sound decisions using good judgment, answering questions, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, working with numbers, and maintaining confidentiality where appropriate.
• Possesses a working knowledge of computer-based library systems, Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and electronic databases.

Work is generally done in an office or learning environment, usually indoors, away from the elements, with moderate noise. Typically working closely with others and periodically working online or irregular hours. The employee must preserve the working environment by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Physical Effort:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee should have the physical ability to complete the job’s assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following: standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods, moderate lifting and carrying (up to 25 pounds), general manual dexterity, operating assigned equipment, and extended exposure to computer screens. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position is a part-time position, with flexible scheduling based on the needs of the library. Must be available to work occasionally on weekends and evenings, during special events and/or scheduled classes, outside of regular library hours.

Local travel may be required, including between campus locations. Out-of-state travel is limited but may be necessary for special training/conferences.

Job Post Contact

Christina Sharkey, Human Resources Assistant

Mitchell Community College

500 W. Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677

(704)978-1371 office

(704)978-3117 fax