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Reference and Instruction Librarian

Posted by: Cleveland State Community College

Posted date: 2018-May-22

Location: Cleveland State Community College

The Cleveland State Community College (CSCC) seeks a Reference and Instruction librarian who is collegial, customer driven, with strong commitment to teaching and assessment efforts to join our talented and friendly Library team. The ideal candidate is capable of making strong connections with faculty and students remotely and in-person, is familiar with learning management systems, information literacy instruction, and is able to enhance library assessment efforts. The librarian will plan and deliver course integrated library instruction in collaboration with faculty. Provide group and individualized research assistance via telephone, in person, and virtually. Create print and web-based learning objects. Working closely with all library staff to design effective orientation and user driven workshops to enhance student retention, persistence, and graduation. Create appropriate assessment tools that are tied directly to course learning outcomes. The Librarian 1 also assists in developing and providing services to off-campus locations and in formulating policies and procedures related to the public services area. The librarian will work closely with the Center for Dynamic Instruction to incorporate appropriate technology tools into instructional activities to engage and enhance student-learning skills.

Based on her/his skill set and the needs of the library, the incumbent will be assigned additional library responsibilities, including coordinating and maintenance of the Librarys reference collection, collecting and reporting reference services use statistics at the Research Help Desk. The incumbent will also serve as library liaison to one or more selected academic departments to foster effective collaborative relationships with faculty and increase awareness of library resources and increased use. In collaboration with the Collection Development Librarian, consistently evaluate database subscriptions, and individual electronic journals to enable effective navigation, access, and change in content.

Plan, develop, and provide curriculum-integrated and general library instruction that incorporates active learning practices, information learning skills, and digital literacy skills.
Provide general and course specific workshops, orientation, research assistance to the campus community and general public.
Offer general and specialized user centered research assistance for on-site and virtual library users at the main library service points via telephone, in-person, and virtually.
Create instructional materials in various formats for students and faculty.
Maintain the reference collection and coordinate database trials in conjunction with the Director of the library and Library liaisons.
Work closely with the library team to plan, gather and integrate assessments tools into all instructional activities.
Coordinate electronic resources product training opportunities for library stakeholders.
Regularly evaluate use statistics of existing electronic resources and serials and make recommendations as needed.
Assist in the development and provision of services to off-campus.
Formulate policies and procedures related to the public services area.
Maintain the library's web presence.
Assist at the circulation desk when needed, circulating library materials and resolving issues relative to patron fines and fees.
Job Title Reference and Instruction Librarian
Start Date 05/22/2018
Library/Institution Name Cleveland State Community College
Salary Cleveland State Community College
Certification Required? No
City Cleveland
State TN
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Master' degree in library or information sciences from an American Library Association accredited institution is required.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy,and a commitment to user-centered library services
Professional experience working an academic library strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to utilize and manipulate technological innovation.
Knowledge of assessment tools and outreach practices, understanding of current, and emerging trends in library instruction
Willingness to respond to new opportunities with creative and energy and excitement.
Application Instructions If you are interested, please apply at

Any questions, please contact:
Human Resources Office
Cleveland State Community College
Telephone: 423-478-6203; FAX: 423-478-6257


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