Public Services Librarian

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable MA

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 17th, 2021


$59,244.00 to $79,198.00 per Year   Calculate


West Barnstable, MA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Public Services Librarian leads the Front Desk team and ensures users’ experience begins with empathetic customer service. The Librarian coordinates and provides in person and remote public services, develops and delivers information literacy programing, and assists researchers in the use of print and online resources.  The Librarian is responsible for maintaining the Circulating, Reference and Reserves collections and develops the Wilkens Library’s print and electronic collections in assigned areas.


1. Directs and participates in the operational procedures of all public services departments: circulation, reserves, and reference.  Includes entering and updating patron records; charging, renewing and discharging materials; and providing reference assistance in-person and online. 
2. Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates Public Services support staff including work-study students. 
3. Participates in the information literacy program; provides in person and remote instruction in information literacy skills; works with library professional staff and faculty to develop information literacy curricula.  
4. Maintains Course Reserves, including soliciting and organizing personal copies from Faculty. 
5. Manages the Circulation and Reference collections, including shelving, shifting and weeding projects. 
6. Collects and reports public services records and statistics, including assessment of information literacy activities. 
7. Participates in collection development in assigned subject areas. 
8. Participates in the development and maintenance of LibGuides. 
9. Participates in in-person and remote outreach activities to promote library resources and services. 
10. Keeps current in library and information literacy trends, participates in professional development activities, and works with consortia. 
11. Serves on College and consortia committees. 


1. Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school. 
2. Three years of library experience, including supervisory experience. 
3. Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.  
4. Excellent technology skills and the ability to adapt to new technology quickly. 
5. Knowledge of print and digital academic information resources and library networks. 
6. Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. 
7. Instruction experience or coursework in information literacy. 
8. Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and the public in a busy, multicultural environment. 


1. Academic library experience. 
2. Public services experience. 
3. Training and experience building and maintaining LibGuides. 
4. Experience working with and promoting Open Educational Resources. 

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

MCCC Unit Position; Grade 5, Reference Librarian with annual salary range of $59,244 to $79,198.  Actual salary will be consistent with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.

The Community

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do. 

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value. 

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future. 

HR Info

Interested candidates must apply online by visiting:


The online application instructions include directions for uploading a cover letter (which should address the minimum qualifications of the      position) and a resume.  

Please visit our website at for information on Cape Cod Community College.  

This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget appropriation. 

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background check. 

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable statutes and College policies.  Cape Cod Community College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations shall be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.   

Posted Jul 29, 2021