Sanford, NC with occasional travel to other campuses
Closes: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, AND
- Minimum of 2 years professional library experience in an academic or community college library setting.
- Teaching experience, preferably at the college level with traditional and non-traditional students incorporating active learning teaching methods.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of online research databases and print resources.
- Experience in distance education library services.
- Online teaching experience.
- Strong computer/technology skills.
- Experience in technical management and administration of electronic information resources and services.
- Current knowledge of library technologies and ILS systems, discovery tools, emerging educational technologies, Microsoft Office Suite, LibGuides 2.0, LibCal 2.0, H5P or similar software, and social media.
- Experience in collection development and evaluating information resources.
- Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
- Physical ability to do moderate lifting and to push full book carts.
- An understanding of and an appreciation for the concept of the "open door admission policy" and/or community college library experience.
- Understanding of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction, especially in an online learning environment.
- Strong commitment to help students learn and succeed.
- Teaching experience in Blackboard.
- Experience assessing online library instruction.
- Experience in Summon administration.
- Experience creating online instruction aids/videos and other instructional/informational materials.
- Ability to collaborate and work congenially with faculty and staff. Experience researching and planning innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in a library environment, including mobile technologies.
- Knowledge of effective usability and accessibility in digital environments, specifically with WCAG 2.0 criteria for electronic accessibility.
- Experience evaluating VPATs. Flexibility to adapt and respond to change in an ever-changing environment.
- Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects.
- Ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Dependability, creativity, and a strong work ethic.
The Online Learning and Electronic Services Librarian provides library instruction and reference services for online, traditional, and non-traditional students. Leads online library instruction program. Duties include: management of all technical aspects of library electronic resources and services, development of online research guides and online interactive tutorials, investigates and recommends new and emerging technologies, evaluates accessibility of online resources, assists with collection development in assigned areas, basic circulation procedures, library outreach, web page upkeep, and other duties as assigned.
The librarian will open the library one day per week (Friday) and will serve as evening supervisor for the Lee Main Campus. Regular work hours are Monday to Thursday: 10:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Summer hours are based on a 4-day work week.
This position has been reopened. Previous applicants need not reapply for continued consideration. Position is open until filled.
Occasional travel between campuses required.
Application should include:
- Names and contact information for three references and unofficial copies of transcripts
- Statement of applicant's information literacy philosophy (1-2 paragraphs, include in writing sample section or supplemental questions)
**If selected for an interview, candidates will be required to present a 5-10 minute teaching demonstration since the job requires teaching skills.
- Plans, develops, teaches, and assesses online library instruction in Blackboard modules. Leads online library instruction program. Teaches library instruction sessions and orientations for seated classes that incorporate active learning techniques, information literacy skills, and digital literacy skills. Works as an embedded librarian in online and seated classes.
- Manages content for online library instruction program and assigns librarians to classes. Creates content distribution calendar for various term lengths. Works with Distance Education to embed librarians into Blackboard courses.
- Works with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library resources into the college curriculum.
- Works with other librarians on instructional design, teaching methods, and assessment of online library instruction.
- Creates online interactive tutorials (using H5P or similar software), bibliographies, and other instructional materials which support student and curricular needs.
- Develops and maintains assigned online research guides using LibGuides 2.0.
- Provides high-quality reference services to in-house library users and to online students. Assists students, faculty, staff, and other patrons with use of the library catalog, print resources, electronic databases, and the Internet through individual instruction and/or research consultations. Assists students in the use of library equipment, computers, software, and other resources.
- Works at the circulation desk when scheduled or needed. Creates student photo IDs and manages technical aspects of ID software (BadgePass). Assists in managing study room reservations in the LibCal system.
- Manages and maintains all technical aspects of library electronic resources and services. Troubleshoots and reports access and authentication issues to database vendors. Manages local configuration and functionality for online databases and for the Summon discovery service. Maintains and conducts periodic audits of library discovery system content index to ensure consistent access to digital library resources. Manages proxy stanzas for NC LIVE hosted proxy authentication.
- Serves as liaison to local IT department to manage general computer/technology issues. Submits work orders to the IT department for these issues.
- Works with the Director of Library Services, other library staff, and the college webmaster on the design and upkeep of the library web page to ensure site currency, compatibility with current technologies, and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.
- Investigates, evaluates, and recommends new and emerging technologies and databases that will improve or expand services and access to library resources. Requests and evaluates Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) from prospective vendors.
- Works with the Director of Library Services in selecting and deselecting library materials. Assists with collection development in assigned areas.
- Assists with inventory of the library collections.
- Promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, and staff through traditional and electronic methods.
- Serves as the evening supervisor for the Lee Main Campus. Reports incidents to campus security and to the Vice-President of Student Services as needed. Posts notices of changes in classroom assignments as needed.
- Opens the Library one day per week. Oversees the general library study environment.
- Provides assistance and support for library staff at other campuses as needed.
- Serves on college committees as assigned.
- Complete the annual five-hour staff development.
Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.Performs other library duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services.
- May be assigned to work other hours and/or at other campus locations as needed.