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Librarian

Category/Function: PSS/5

Start Date:  August 2019

Basic Function: Works collaboratively with faculty and others to develop, support, and assess library services and programs that foster and optimize student success.  Contribute to the growth of the institution, as well as support the mission, vision and strategic plan of the College.  The Librarian oversees all aspects of library administration including operations, budgetary, facilities, collection development, assessment and delivery of services.  Responsible for the administration of all aspects of library resources and services in support of academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning, staff, and community members.  This position works closely with the Performing Arts and Leadership Series staff to provide guidance for the Common Read Committee. 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary based on experience.  Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life, and disability insurance.  Retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and IPERS or TIAA.

Materials Required:  

  • NIACC Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)

Applicants will be prompted to complete the following questions as part of the application materials:

  • Describe your most rewarding experience in education.
  • List speaking engagements, memberships, elected or appointed non-educational leadership positions.
  • What do you consider to be the two most significant educational problems or issues today?  Why do you consider them significant? 
  • Write a brief statement on your philosophy of the function of a comprehensive community college.  

Qualifications:  Master's degree in Library Science (required) plus three years of experience in library work with one year as a library director (preferred).  This position requires excellent interpersonal skills; strong communication (both oral and written), collaboration, consultation, and presentation skills; and experience contributing to and leading committees and project teams.  Proficiency using online library databases and catalog systems, as well as a strong customer service orientation are necessary.  Commitment to diversity and inclusion; demonstrated experience working with users of all ages and from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment. Attentive to details, accurate, and precise and ability to lead/teach/mentor others.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment (leading committees and project teams) and work independently with little supervision.  Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience and understanding.  Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions. 

Supervises and mentors library staff by arranging optimal work schedules, including maintaining coverage whenever possible in the event of absences and providing professional development opportunities by arrangement appropriate training and technical support.
Provide research assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one and group consultations, face-to-face and online training sessions, and via e-mail and social media.
Ensure that high customer service standards are maintained at all times, providing an inviting, engaging, and helpful atmosphere for all library patrons, and guide efforts to ensure the physical and online library environments are attrative and welcoming places for study, research, and learning.
Serve as co-chair of the Common Read Committee overseeing the internal academic structure; chairperson of the Library Advisory Committee; and as a non-voting member of the Curriculum and Academic Affairs Council.
Keep informed about current and developing issues related to copyright law, as it pertains to course materials in online and face-to-face courses, training and working with faculty members and other offices to ensure that required permissions are acquired and documented, and that terms of copyright permissions are followed.
Develop, assess, and manage the library's physical and digital services and collections, maintaining the College archives collection and managing the integrated library system, including cataloging library materials, facilitating the annual inventory of library materials, processing and circulation of library resources, interlibrary loans, stack maintenance and preservation, and maintenance of the OCLC Union List of Serials.
Prepare and recommends an annual budget based on current needs and requirements of effective operation and ensures operations stay within finalized budget parameters.
Maintain library records and statistics, producing monthly and annual library reports.
Engage and collaborate with faculty members, the Office of Online Learning, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Marketing Department, and other areas to promote library resources and services, and to develop new resources and services to meet student and faculty needs, including leveraging library web pages and social media, and engaging in outreach activities.
Explore, remain current, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding promising practices and trends related to library services.
In coordination with library stakeholders, develop, implement, and assess goals and action plans in support of the College's mission and strategic planning, reporting results as part of the College's continuous quality improvement processes.
Create, facilitate, and assess library instruction and instructional materials, including information literacy instruction. Collaborate with faculty to promote and maximize use of library resources in course design.
Engage with and support faculty members in identifying suitable Open Educational Resources (OER) and leveraging library databases and other services for instructional purposes.
Perform in a manner that strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment and an environment of mutual respect, therefore all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.
5/2019