Librarian (Library Services)

Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC4.3

Full-time$22 an hour
CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of
PT Librarian (Library Services)
Job ID: req3341
Position Closing Date: Open until filled


General Function

PT Librarian position available in Library Services serving Central Campus. This position is exclusively desk service with the primary duty of assisting students with reference & research questions.

The hours for this position are Monday-Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm and alternating shifts on Friday afternoons (12pm-5pm) and Saturday mornings (9am-1pm)

This position provides reference and instructional services, and manages a functional area or campus library, including supervision and responsibility for projects and part-time staff. A Librarian is expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following functional areas.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Mastery of Subject Matter

a. Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field of library and information science.
b. Displays an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of library and information science.
c. Connects the subject matter with related fields and the college curriculum.
d. Stays current in subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations resource sharing organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
e. Exhibits an evolving proficiency with Office products, integrated library systems and web-based technologies, with a demonstrated ability to both enhance existing and create new public and internal services using technology.

II. Functional Area and/or Campus Library Management

a. Develops displays and programming that creates welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff.
b. Gathers data and produces statistical reports.
c. Engages in outreach to students, faculty, and staff.
d. Markets and promotes library resources and services.
e. Plans, organizes, and manages projects.
f. Trains, oversees, and provides leadership to full and part-time staff assigned to functional area, campus, or project; monitors performance, and reviews completed assignments.
g. Troubleshoots software and hardware issues.

III. Teaching Performance

a. Plans, develops, and teaches library and information literacy instruction.
b. Plans and organizes instruction in ways that maximize student learning.
c. Employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate library and information literacy skills to students.
d. Modifies, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
e. Encourages the development of information literacy skills through appropriate learning activities.
f. Establishes and implements meaningful learning objectives for instruction sessions.
g. Collaborates with faculty in the design and delivery of information literacy instruction.
h. Employs available instructional technology, when appropriate.

IV. Public Service Responsibilities

a. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resource.
b. Provides high-quality reference services to students, faculty, and staff; demonstrates competence in assisting patrons with complex inquiries, requests, and projects requiring independent judgment and in-depth knowledge in interpreting policies and procedures.
c. Provides effective circulation services, including reserves and media scheduling.
d. Trains students, faculty, and staff in the use of library equipment and resources.
e. Develops a working knowledge of all public service points and an in-depth knowledge in interpreting and applying policies and procedures.

V. Technical Services Responsibilities

a. Catalogs library materials in all formats using the most authoritative and technologically sound methods and practices.
b. Manages, troubleshoots and resolves library hardware and software issues.
c. Develops and enhances the library web site and manages the web presence.

VI. Collection Development Responsibilities

a. Develops subject resources in assigned areas.
b. Collaborates with departmental faculty to assess effectiveness and strength of collection in assigned subject disciplines.
c. Participates in program accreditation as necessary.

VII. Support of College Policies and Procedures

a. Provides library services as assigned in a multi-campus environment.
b. Interprets and enforces library and college policies and procedures.
c. Maintains confidentiality of student information according to current state and federal law.
d. Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials.

VIII. Participation in College and Division Activities

a. Participates in meetings and events required by the college and library administrators.
b. Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from college and library administrators.
c. Supports both part-time and full-time colleagues.
d. Demonstrates leadership skills.
e. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or on a team.

IX. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

a. Maintains familiarity with college goals, mission and long-range plans.
b. Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
c. Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and
its constituents.
d. Performs responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college and library services.
e. Performs otherduties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of computer, office applications, and library related software
  • Knowledge of research procedures and software
  • Proficiency with web design and web authoring tools
  • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong technology skills

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Library Science or Master of Library and Information Studies; ALA accredited and one year of library experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A completed CPCC application must be completed on-line.
During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.
Salary for this position is $21.60 . Classification type is part-time. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval.

Central Piedmont Community College is Mecklenburg County’s resource for academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Located minutes from uptown Charlotte, CPCC is in close proximity to the Queen City’s growing greenway project, professional sports arenas, and a number of premiere restaurant and shopping outlets that attract visitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond. Today, more than 70,000 students call CPCC home, making it the largest community college in the Carolinas and a job training powerhouse as it strives to be the national leader in workforce development.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment.