DATE ENTERED: April 27, 2022
POSITION: Librarian,
LOCATION: Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus Library, VA
APPLY BY: The position is open until filled

Librarian, Norfolk Campus Library
Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Librarian is responsible for providing instruction and assistance to faculty, staff, students and the community in the use of library information resources, including open educational resources, electronic databases, internet tools, printed materials, and media. The Librarian reports to the Coordinator of Library Services.

1.    Provides assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community in using information resources by: 1) explaining use of the library system, open educational resources, online databases, internet tools, printed materials, media and other information resources; 2) teaching library instruction/information literacy programs including individualized instruction, tours, general orientation sessions, and subject/course related classes; 3) creating resource lists, worksheets, instructional guides, research guides, and promotional materials using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, LibGuides and other tools; 4) planning, coordinating, and promoting the library’s instructional programs by formulating and carrying out short and long-term goals for these interactions with library management, staff, and faculty; and 5) devising research strategies for different situations.
2.    Participates in collection management by: 1) evaluating the collection and recommending titles for purchase and weeding; 2) making recommendations for coordinated college purchases (standing orders, periodicals, online resources, etc.); 3) working independently and on teams in collection management decisions and implementation of collection development policies; and 4) reading professional journals.
3.    Will serve as the college-wide lead librarian for the Integrated Library System (Alma).
4.    Works closely with faculty on incorporating library resources in teaching materials by: 1) assessing library needs of individual academic divisions, departments and programs through written and oral communication; 2) communicating with college faculty about library resources and services; and 3) sharing divisional, departmental and program needs with library staff.
5.    Collaborates with faculty and librarians to develop and provide services that promote the effective use of open educational resources and open content within the College’s curriculum. Maintains current knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, licensing and intellectual property by reviewing professional literature and participating in professional meetings.
6.    As needed, may provide circulation services in order to lend collection resources. Work may include all aspects of circulation, including loaning materials, dispatching intercampus loans, updating patron records, billing, etc.
7.    Works on special projects providing analyses and reports as requested. Actively participates in library planning and assessment activities and stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature and attending professional library association meetings.
8.    Miscellaneous duties include: 1) serving on college and state committees; 2) assisting in the training, supervision, and evaluation of classified and wage staff and student workers; 3) assisting staff with a variety of written assignments; and 4) collecting statistics in preparing reports.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:
1.    Experience using and instructing patrons on use of academic library research methods.
2.    Experience using and instructing patrons on use of library information resources including electronic databases, print, and media.
3.    Experience conducting the reference interview process.
4.    Experience providing excellent customer service.
5.    Knowledge of current and emerging trends in the effective use of Integrated Library Systems.
6.    Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and trends relevant to the provision of library services.
7.    Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, licensing and intellectual property.
8.    Ability to effectively use computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, internet tools, and electronic mail.
9.    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
10.    Ability to prepare and conduct library instruction classes and to assist patrons with information searches using electronic and print resources.
11.    Ability to work with diverse populations to include students, faculty, administrators, and community patrons.
12.    Ability to devise research strategies and to prepare subject guides, resource lists, handbooks, and other print and online materials to support the information needs of faculty and students.
13.    Ability to assist other staff in the day-to-day operation and management of a library.
14.    Ability to employ systematic planning and effective time management techniques.
15.    Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
16.    Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school.
17.    Experience providing reference assistance with electronic and print resources in an academic library preferred.
18.    Teaching skills and experience in information literacy instruction preferred.
19.    Experience with teaching classes and/or assisting students in an online paradigm such as Zoom preferred.
20.    Knowledge of community college educational trends and issues, particularly in relation to equity, diversity, and inclusion practices preferred.
21.    Experience with using Ex Libris Alma or experience with another Integrated Library System preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
As delineated in the Required Qualifications section

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The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.