Reference, Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian

Vacancy Notice: Friday, April 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 by 4:00 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Department: Library
Reports To: Director of Library Services

Job Summary

This position provides traditional and online reference services to all library patrons and is responsible for the design, assessment and delivery of information literacy instruction and the coordination and management of the Library’s electronic resources. In addition, this position participates in collection development duties, daily operations of the library and acts as Director of Library Services in their absence.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide traditional and electronic reference services and manage other public service library functions

  • Develop, assess and teach information literacy instruction utilizing a variety of delivery modes for face-to-face and online instruction

  • Create online tutorials and digital learning objects for information literacy instruction for on-campus and distance learners

  • Develop and manage general and course related web resources, including LibGuides and other online tools

  • Collaborate with library staff, faculty members and instructional technologists to identify, implement and promote innovative online tools and services for both on-campus and distance learners

  • Serve as lead for the acquisition, management, discovery and troubleshooting of electronic resources; supervising the Library Technician and other support staff as needed

  • Manage the library’s Primo online presence and assist in the management of the Alma integrated library system

  • Collaborate in the design, development and maintenance of the library’s web presence; develop informational, instructional and promotional materials

  • Participate in library collection development and maintenance tasks, such as weeding, etc.

  • Supervise the implementation of interlibrary loan services and other public service operations as needed

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Library, assisting users with accessing library resources, equipment and software, the campus LMS, etc.

  • Collaborate with faculty and other colleagues to actively support the teaching and learning process; serve on campus committees, task forces and teams as needed

  • Maintain current awareness of professional practice and demonstrate commitment to personal career development activities via participating with local, state, regional and national library organizations

  • Serve as the Director of Library Services in their absence

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of current library processes, practices, & systems

  • A Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively


  • An American Library Association accredited master’s degree in library or information science

  • A minimum of one to two years of professional library experience

  • Experience working in a community college library or other academic library environment

  • Demonstrated teaching experience for information literacy using a variety of delivery modes

  • Experience with and/or administrator certification for ExLibris’s Alma and/or Primo systems

Employment Status

Full time position with comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, a resume, references and cover letter must be included with your application. The cover letter should briefly address:

  • Describe your philosophy of what constitutes effective information literacy instruction. Please include two specific ideas for engaging students while teaching in online and face- to-face environments.

Official transcripts may be requested upon hire.

Working Conditions

Occasional evening and weekend shifts. Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment using technology. During the course of the day, interaction with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and via online platforms is expected.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021 by 4:00 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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