Librarian - Valencia College in Orlando Florida

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Valencia College

Orlando, Florida

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Librarians support instructional programs by assisting students, faculty, and staff in the use of the Library. This includes reference and research assistance, library orientation and instruction, collection development, circulation, reserves, and inter library loan.  

Primary Work Location

West Campus  


1. Master's degree [required] in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.
2. Reference experience in an academic library preferred.
3. Experience in library instruction.
4. Experience in using information sources on the Web.
5. Experience conducting Library research.
6. Light (under 15 pounds) lifting and carrying.
7. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
8. Acceptable eyesight (with/without correction aid).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. High proficiency with computers and the Internet, including the basics of webpage maintenance and design.
2. Knowledge of electronic resources.
3. Ability to deal effectively with students, faculty and various staff members of other departments.
4. Supervisory skills.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Detail orientated.
7. Strong commitment to public service.
8. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Education & Experience

Earned masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Experience in college academic setting preferred.  

Essential Job Functions

1. Provides instruction in the use of information resources (both electronic and print) and technologies to classes; groups; and individual students, faculty and staff.
2. Assists students, faculty, and staff in locating, evaluating and accessing materials.
3. Develops instructional programs promoting information literacy and critical thinking techniques.
4. Participates in collection development activities, including print, non-print, online, and Web resources.
5. Supervises circulation and reserves, as applicable.
6. Trains and supervises student workers, as applicable.
7. Serves as liaison to campus academic departments and develops library partnerships with faculty and staff.
8. Develops instructional and training materials in print, multimedia, and Web-based formats.
9. Assists in planning and developing ways to provide better access to information.
10. Works closely with library staff and Director to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve services.
11. Participates in professional development and continuing education activities.
12. Participates in library organizations and serves on college committees as appropriate.
13. Other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE: The committee will review applications on an ongoing basis.

On site interviews will include a writing sample, short teaching demonstration and panel interview. Second interview will be with Learning Support Dean and Campus President.

New Hire Start Date: January 6, 2014

For consideration, the following is required: a complete Valencia College on-line application, learning-centered statement, unofficial transcripts, cover letter and resume.

If you are a current Valencia College employee with a learning centered statement, transcripts and resume on file, this information is still required to be submitted with the application in order to finish the process. Please limit the size of your document to less than 2 MB in PDF format.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services.

During the online application process, you will be required to provide a response to specific questions to complete the application process.

All letters of reference must be attached at the time of application

Proposed salary

Faculty Salary Schedule

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Application Review: Applciations are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Keyword Phrases

  • West Campus Library
  • Librarian
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Learning-Centered
  • Multi-cultural
  • Libraries
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description