Head Reference & Archives Librarian

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By May 1st, 2017


$47,000.00 to $50,000.00 per Year


Littleton, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

This full-time, exempt position exists to develop, promote, and deliver information literacy and library related instruction within the Arapahoe Community College Library & Learning Commons. This position will have primary responsibility for library reference services and information literacy instruction at ACC. The Head Reference Librarian will supervise one part-time reference assistant and will be responsible for scheduling consistent coverage at the reference desk, assigning librarians to teach library instruction classes, and being the ACC representative to AskAcademic, a multi-state cooperative providing 24/7 research and information services.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic professional who will contribute fresh ideas and proven strategies for providing stellar reference and instruction services. In addition to working regular shifts at the reference desk, off-desk time will be spent managing the Archives Collection, processing inter-library loan materials, staying current on best practices and library trends, being actively involved in library strategic planning, marketing our resources and services through outreach, serving on campus-wide committees, collaborating with faculty and staff on projects, and proactively contributing to our team with a can-do attitude. The expected start date is June 26, 2017.

Every ACC faculty and staff member is expected to participate in the assessment process of the College, utilizing the results of assessment for continuous institutional improvement.




Reference Services:

Provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Schedule reference desk hours and assign librarians to teach library instruction classes at the Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock campuses.



Information Literacy Program:

Develop, implement, assess and revise information literacy programs in order to achieve student proficiency in information literacy.



Information Literacy Instruction:

Provide individual and classroom instruction in information literacy to students, faculty and staff across disciplines. Discover new ways to engage students and present timely information.



Maintain College Archives:

Collect, preserve and provide access to the College’s Archives Collection according to best practices.




Hire, schedule, mentor, and assign projects to one part-time reference assistant currently in a library graduate program.




Promote the Library’s services and resources while participating on college wide committees.

Please include in your cover letter a description of your education, background and experience related to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.  Please also include copies of your unofficial Transcripts for all college degrees.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Three years of experience providing reference services
  • Three years of experience delivering classroom instruction
  • One year of experience working with web-based tools (particularly LibGuides, WebEx and Podcasts)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience providing reference services in a college or university
  • Knowledge of current information literacy standards and practices in higher education, including student learning outcomes and assessment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience managing an Archives collection
  • Experience with Interlibrary Loan using OCLC and Swift

WHERE TO APPLY:  https://arapahoecareers.silkroad.com/ 

The Community

Arapahoe Community College was founded in 1965 in Littleton, Colorado.  Presently we serve over 10,000 students per semester in our credit programs and over 6,500 students per year in our non-credit programs. We offer nearly 100 degree and certificate programs.  Arapahoe Community College has campuses located in Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock, Colorado.

Arapahoe Community College is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and diversity. Minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

HR Info

Please include in your cover letter a description of your education, background and experience related to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.  Please also include copies of your unofficial Transcripts for all college degrees.

WHERE TO APPLY:  https://arapahoecareers.silkroad.com/ 

Posted Apr 18, 2017