Public Services Librarian

Public Services Librarian


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261


Commensurate with experience and education



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Closes: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8 am-5 pm; F 8 am-3 pm; may vary depending on program needs

Reports to

Director of Library Services and Archives

Employment Type

Full-Time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS or MSLS

Minimum of three years  professional library experience (community college preferred)

Knowledge of library/bibliographic instruction and learning technologies; familiarity with emerging theories related to teaching and learning in higher education

Experience in the design and presentation of instructional sessions and materials

Experience in marketing and promoting library services

Experience with managing digital resources such as discovery services, proxy servers, and research databases

Proficiency in written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as excellent listening/participatory skills

Demonstrated initiative, teamwork and creative problem-solving skills

Demonstrated  ability to undertake concurrent multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and set reasonable goals and time frames for work to be accomplished

Ability to work independently and with supervisor and co-workers in a changing environment

Active participation in the library profession with a commitment to continued personal and professional development

The work requires varied physical activities, including repetitive data entry, periods of standing, stooping and stretching to shelve or retrieve books, carrying light boxes, books, and pushing book carts that can weigh up to 50 pounds. The work involves everyday risks or discomforts typically associated with libraries, offices, and class rooms. Some evenings may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Broad understanding of the functions and mission of a community college library and current trends

Position Description

The Public Services Librarian will provide leadership in promoting and providing professional library services to campus and distance education students, faculty, staff, and community patrons with respect to reference services and instruction about the library and its resources. Participates in collection development; policy, planning and budget development; college committees and professional organizations related to academic library services.


Provides bibliographic instruction for students enrolled in seated and distance learning classes

Provides training for faculty and staff in using library resources

Creates print and digital instructional materials, bibliographies, and information guides

Provides circulation and reference assistance in person and via phone or electronic means

Takes primary responsibility for circulation desk activities including staffing

Promotes and markets library services to students, faculty, staff , and community users through print, web and social media

Assists with collection development by recommending additions to the collection, working with faculty on departmental acquisitions, and weeding assigned subject areas of the collection

Manages online resources including discovery service, proxy service and electronic databases

Assists with the selection of digital library resources such as ebooks and electronic databases

Hires, trains and supervises work-study students. Coordinates work-study timesheets and schedules

Assists with the development of library displays and signage

Assists with inventories

Produces and updates library publications

Participates in ongoing assessment activities to enhance services that support teaching and learning

Participates in professional development opportunities (10 hrs. required) and on-campus activities, including graduation

Serves on campus committees and participates in professional organizations related to academic libraries

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein

How to Apply


Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265