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Part-time Reference Librarian

Assists patrons in using the tools of research, provides expertise and assistance in answering reference questions, conducts information literacy classes, and ensures coverage of the reference desk.


Interact and provide assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff, and guests) in identifying, locating, and accessing information on-campus and online

Teach library instruction/information literacy classes to individuals and/or groups using presentation software, Web access, and traditional teaching methods

Assist in the development and updating of the information literacy curriculum as it relates to courses offered at the college

Provide answers to reference questions.  Conduct reference interviews as necessary.

Work as a member of a team with the goal of excellent customer service

Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to, the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism

Assist in the supervision and training of work study students employed at the library

Assist in the collection development process by reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new materials as well as evaluating and weeding materials (print and non-print)

Assist in the development and maintenance of the library’s website

Carry out special projects promoting the library and its resources

Participate in professional development

Serve as person in charge in the absence of the Director

Performs other related tasks as required


SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the director of library

ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are generally expected to be present during the peak business hours of the library, and may occasionally be asked to work more than their regularly scheduled hours.  Hours of work may vary between fall and winter semesters and the summer session.

WORKING CONDITIONS– Conditions are those of a typical college library environment, requiring the ability to communicate with library patrons, provide effective instruction in a technologically advanced classroom environment, and read


  • Bachelor’s degree with documentation showing coursework in library science
  • One to three years of library experience, and two or more years of teaching (information literacy preferred) in at least the high school level, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Experience with an automated library system
  • Knowledge of and experience in using appropriate resources, including electronic, for locating information effectively and quickly
  • Experience with a current version of a course management system (Canvas preferred)
  • Experience in cataloging (Library of Congress preferred)
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and to interact effectively with others in an educational environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn new skills in a constantly changing environment

JOB DIMENSIONS – Attention to Detail, Dependability, Work Standards, Knowledge of Work, Sensitivity, Commitment to the College, Technical/Professional Self-development, Teamwork, Self Reliance, Informal and Formal Communication


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.