Coordinator of Library Services (Electronic Resources, Instruction, & Research Librarian)

Mount Wachusett Community College

Coordinator of Library Services ( Electronic Resources, Instruction, & Research Librarian)
Mount Wachusett Community College

About Mount Wachusett Community College:

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a highly regarded educational institution located in Gardner, Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Established in 1963, MWCC serves the educational needs of the communities of North Central Massachusetts with innovative undergraduate education, early college programs, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, MWCC provides a supportive environment for individuals to pursue their educational goals, enhance professional skills, and seek personal growth. As a beacon of opportunity, Mount Wachusett Community College empowers individuals from all walks of life, fostering their development and transformation.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

http://mwcc.edu/about-mwcc/

Mount Wachusett Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and makes it our mission to proactively focus on improving racial equity in our college community. We value equity-minded individuals with commitment to serve student learners from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants who share our commitment and who understand the benefits of culturally relevant practices needed in an educational environment.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Collaborative Learning Commons, the Coordinator of Library Services: Electronic Resources, Instruction, & Research Librarian is an integral part of the LaChance Library staff (4 staff members plus the Assistant Dean) and the Collaborative Learning Commons (CLC). The CLC is comprised of LaChance Library, the Learning Success Center, and Testing Services; they share a common strategic plan and physical space.

The successful candidate will maintain the library’s electronic services and technology needs (CWMars, AspenDiscovery, SpringShare/LibApps, etc.) and grow the quality of our digital interface experience through collaboration with LaChance Library staff and other CLC departments as well as with students, faculty, and other stakeholders. This includes setting a schedule and establishing policies and procedures for technology, including selecting and maintaining social media. The candidate will also provide instructional support as needed and scheduled hours at the Research Help Desk.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate library electronic resources and technological systems. Assess status of resources and systems and update as needed. Increase quality of library electronic resource interactions. Review new and updated technological offerings to advise Assistant Dean and Library staff of future possibilities.
• Develop library/Collaborative Learning Commons social media presence. Select appropriate technologies for maximizing student contact and encouraging library use. Collaborate with CLC staff, marketing, UX Committee, and other stakeholders to leverage social media postings in impactful ways. Collaborate to maintain postings in ReadyEd app and other specifically selected social media.
• Provide Library Instruction as needed on Gardner and/or Leominster campuses. Be available to provide instruction on days when you are already located on a given campus. Treat instructional opportunities as a chance to pilot or highlight new technologies and interfaces when reasonable.
• Serve at Reference/Research Helpdesk as needed on Gardner and/or Leominster campuses. Maintain a regular schedule of hours across both campuses. Treat reference and research time as a chance to pilot or highlight new technologies and interfaces when reasonable.
• Contribute to Library Collection development.
• Engage in professional development activities as assigned, or as requested and approved, to maintain professional knowledge.
• Perform other duties as assigned consistent with MCCC Contract Article 12.04 A.6.

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Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Library Science, or closely related field;
• Five (5) years experience and/or training involving library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging and library information systems; or
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Evidence of service to varied student demographics, including historically-marginalized students, first generation, student-parents, and students with accommodations;
• Experience with electronic resources in instruction and reference/research;
• Experience advocating for racial equity in an academic context;
• Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning pedagogy.
• A strong understanding and interest in electronic services aspects of varied academic library functions is essential to this position.
• Empathetic listening, critical and creative thinking, and strong collaboration and communication skills are highly valued.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Campus Title: Electronic Resources, Instruction, & Research Librarian
Salary: $69,027.00-$117,655.00

**** Actual Salary determined by education, experience, and any applicable grant limitations per the collective bargaining agreement. Applicants should be aware it is unlikely the salary will be at or near the top of the range.

Grade: 6

Employee Status: Full Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 37.5
Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for employment should be aware that although the COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement Policy is no longer in effect, all Community College students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19. For additional information related to the status of the COVID19 Vaccination Requirement Policy, please visit: https://mwcc.edu/covid/

The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: July 2024

Priority will be given to applications received prior to May 17, 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

To apply, visit https://mwcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=175379

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