FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill Massachusetts

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Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

United States
(POST #84004)

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FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN: (Lawrence Campus) 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Thursday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM -  4:00 PM.) (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) this position is contingent upon the availability of budget funding. Anticipated Start Date: July, 2016

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral member of the Lawrence Campus Library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills. To that end, the NECC library has recently opened an Information Literacy Lab on its Lawrence campus, which includes an electronic classroom and professional teaching environment. This position, in addition to providing services in the library itself, will also spend some weekly hours as the point staff person in the Information Literacy Lab.

The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty;
  • Exercise independent decision making, often as the lone staff member in the library
  • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL;
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, and targeting library instruction toward a shared goal;
  • Assist in the development and management of the library's online presence through social media and other outreach efforts;
  • Provide circulation services to students and faculty in a positive, customer service focused manner;
  • Manage the collection of, and access to, materials placed on reserve by the faculty;
  • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge;
  • Participate in shelving of materials and collection maintenance;
  • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery;
  • Understand and have experience with academic technology and tools such as printers, copiers, scanners, course management systems, and other information sharing devices and programs;
  • Be forward thinking, and readily participate in professional development opportunities;
  • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy.


  • Candidate must have an MLS or MLIS, or the equivalent library advanced degree;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing library services;
  • Interest in delivering classroom based instruction.


  • 3 years experience in a college or university library setting, preferably in reference, instruction, and/or student services;
  • Collection development experience or coursework in the Latino/a experience (or a related field);
  • Experience providing classroom-based instruction;
  • Fluency in major library databases;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
  • Self-starter with a troubleshooting disposition.

Salary: $52,564.00 to $73,639.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 5

Deadline Date: June 3, 2016                                                  POST #84004

Northern Essex 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. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/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.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
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Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
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