Reference and Instruction Librarian

Pikes Peak State College

Colorado Springs

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 27th, 2022

Wages

$47,000.00 to $49,500.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Academic

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Provide in-person and virtual information, research, and reference services. Plan, teach, and assess information literacy instruction in collaboration with other instruction librarians and/or faculty. Develop web and print based instructional materials. Serve as liaison to academic departments. Participate in collection development. Locate and create digital content to support academic instruction. Explore, evaluate, and encourage deployment of emergent technologies into library programs and services. Compile reference and/or library statistics. Participate in public relations and assessment functions. Additional duties as assigned.

The college offers the possibility for alternative work arrangements such as flexplace, remote work, or flextime scheduling upon completion of training and department needs.

There are two full-time positions available.

Essential Functions

  • Provide reference services, including in-depth research consultations and point-of-need information literacy instruction, to students, faculty, staff, and public users of the library employing a combination of print and electronic resources.
  • Plan, teach, and assess information literacy in various environments including one-time visits to classes by instructors’ requests, workshops or presentations, student orientation, and other venues. Instruction will be provided in person or virtually using a variety of technological connections.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, divisions, or campuses providing reference services face-to-face and electronically.
  • Promote library services and provide information or instruction to faculty one-on-one and in division, departmental, or adjunct orientation meetings.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and delivery of print and online guides that foster the development of library and information literacy skills and competencies.
  • Locate and create digital content to support academic instruction.
  • Explore, evaluate, and encourage deployment of emergent technologies into library programs and services.
  • Participate in print and electronic collection development for designated subject areas.
  • Conduct assessments or research and compile statistical data about library services.
  • Interact collegially as part of a dynamic reference team that works closely and cooperatively with PPSC personnel and a diverse user population.
  • Reference and instruction activities may include some evening and weekend work, and travel between campuses is sometimes necessary.
  • Participate in library programming and outreach efforts, both inside the college and in the community.
  • Coordinate and perform special projects, assignments, and other duties as assigned, inclusive of fostering a positive working relationship with college departments and personnel.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Provide in-person and virtual information, research, and reference services.
  • Plan, teach, and assess information literacy instruction.
  • Develop web and print based information literacy guides and other learning materials.
  • Serve as liaison to academic departments.
  • Provide collection development.
  • Participate in library programming, outreach, and assessment.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
  • Two years of experience in an academic library or other library.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in an academic library or other library.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual information, research, and reference services.
  • Experience teaching information literacy classes.
  • Experience with patrons from diverse ethnic, socio-economic, cultural, and disability background or conditions.
  • Experience working with novice users.
  • Experience with emerging information technologies.

Salary range is $47,000.00 to $49,500.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 27, 2022.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Links

External Job Ad
https://careers.ppcc.edu/en-us/job/492706/reference-and-instruction-librarian

Website
https://www.pikespeak.edu/academics/learning-commons/library/index.php

Human Resources / Job Listings
https://careers.ppcc.edu/en-us/listing/

HR Info

Human Resource Services
PPCC.Employment@ppcc.edu
719.502.2600

Posted Sep 19, 2022