Reference and Instruction Librarian | Black Hawk College

Posted on May 25, 2021

The Black Hawk College Library seeks a full-time Reference and Instruction Librarian at our East Campus Library located in Galva, Illinois.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides library instruction and reference services to students, employees, and community patrons; selects physical materials and digital content for the library’s collections; promotes the library’s collections and services via marketing and outreach; and develops and maintains the Library’s website and online resources.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Assists library patrons with reference and research questions, in-person and virtually.
  • Plans, develops, and teaches face-to-face information literacy classes and library orientations.
  • Designs, implements, and facilitates online library instruction.
  • Works with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library resources into the curriculum.
  • Collaborates with faculty and librarians to assess student learning outcomes regarding information literacy skills.
  • Develops research guides, video tutorials, bibliographies, and other instructional materials to support student and curricular needs.
  • Assists with selecting and deselecting materials for the library’s physical and digital collections.
  • Promotes library resources and services via marketing strategies and outreach programming.  
  • Works with the College Webmaster on the design and maintenance of the library website.

DESCRIPTION OF OTHER DUTIES: 

  • Investigates, evaluates, and recommends new and emerging technologies that will improve or expand services, collections, and access to library resources.
  • Serves as library liaison to instructional departments.
  • Serves on committees and task forces as needed.
  • Provides specialized research assistance or consultation to faculty, administration, college units, etc. as needed.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities relevant to the needs of the position.
  • Assists with circulation duties as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patron and materials records.
  • Works evenings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degree required.
  • Two years library experience required, academic library preferred.
  • Experience assessing student learning preferred.
  • Experience teaching information literacy in a traditional and online classroom setting preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of online research databases and print reference required.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, required.
  • Excellent communications skills and customer service skills required.
  • Demonstrated oral English proficiency required.

Salary

Minimum salary $39,679 per year.

Location

Black Hawk College
26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434
United States

How to apply

For more information about this position and to apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/bhcedu/jobs/3095115/reference-instruction-librarian

Applications will be accepted through June 13, 2021. 

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