Public Services Librarian


The Public Services Librarian is responsible for providing student-facing and faculty-facing services, including reference help, information literacy instruction, and support for Open Educational Resources. The Public Services Librarian also supports the management of operations and facilities of the Library and certain other services as assigned.  The Public Services Librarian works with the Library Operations Manager to plan and direct all aspects of library services, with particular emphasis upon a dynamic information literacy program, research services, and the identification and implementation of up-to-date information technologies.

The position reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.  It is classified as Non-teaching Faculty and the incumbent is a member of the Professional Staff Association.


  • Master’s degree in Library Sciences from a fully accredited A.L.A. school or the equivalent (or current/ongoing enrollment in a Library Sciences program).
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a professional librarian, supervisory and administrative experience in a college or university, or in a government, public, or special library.
  • Administrative skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of audio-visual aids and equipment and other multi-media learning resources.
  • Experience in information technology, including Internet, electronic resources, and library web page development.
  • Experience with library instruction and experience in the preparation of instructional materials or tutorials.
  • Experience or knowledge of current reference practices and technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty/staff, and the general public.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience providing services to a diverse student population.
  • Teaching or other academic experience is preferred.


  • Create, deliver, and assess research and information literacy learning opportunities (workshops, other programming) for faculty and staff in various modalities
  • Provide student-facing reference and patron service both virtually and in person; assign shifts for 24/7 cooperative chat
  • Assist faculty with investigating, adopting, and integrating Open Educational Resources into their courses; serve as campus OER Lead
  • Serve as liaison to academic departments and programs such as Nursing to determine needs regarding holdings, research skills and strategies, and acquisition of reference materials
  • Provide specialized research and instructional assistance to meet departmental need; curate and maintain engaging instructional resources for the departments
  • Coordinate outreach for library and learning commons programming to increase student engagement
  • Represent the library at on-campus and off-campus events
  • Maintain expertise and remain current on topics including information literacy, instructional design, learning theories, learning technologies, and open educational resources
  • Provide recommendations to Library Operations Manager and other staff members for resource subscriptions and other collection development needs
  • Work with Deans and Vice President to identify strategic plans and initiatives
  • Participate in a variety of library responsibilities such as assessment planning, supervision, evaluation and training of library staff

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and the review of resumes is scheduled to begin immediately. Apply in less than 5 minutes using our Applicant Tracking System at the link below! Please submit your cover letter, CV, and the contact information for 3 professional references.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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