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Employment Opportunity: Reference Librarian San Juan College

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Requisition Number 551
Classification Title Professional
Job Title Reference Librarian
Regular/Temporary Regular
Full or Part Time Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Position Type Professional
Starting Salary $44,296
Funding Type Institutionally Funded

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary Summary:
This position is a member of the SJC Library reference team and responsible for providing reference, instruction, cataloging and other services to students, faculty and staff.
Duties & Responsibilities MAJOR DUTIES:

• Provides library reference service and assistance for faculty, staff, students and the general public.

• Provides research and information literacy instruction for all college disciplines; prepares and delivers presentations in classroom settings; demonstrates the use of library sources and research techniques.

• Performs original descriptive cataloging and assists with the processing of library materials.

• Assists with collection management and development.

• Develops and maintains library support services and resources for online classes.

• Performs circulation desk duties; checks materials in and out; collects library fines and other fees; adds and edits student, faculty, staff and public user information to library records.

• Assists in the maintenance of the library website and the library’s social media presence.

• Prepares and maintains library usage statistical data and reports.

• Performs related duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of professional library practices and standards.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of higher education practices and standards in a community college.

• Knowledge of professional trends in library technology, research, and information literacy.

• Knowledge of library collection development principles.

• Knowledge of Library of Congress cataloging procedures.

• Knowledge and familiarity with OCLC’s ILS: WorldShare Management Services, or other common ILS.

• Knowledge of effective pedagogy and current teaching practices.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

The Director of Library Services assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include US copyright law, privacy law, OCLC cataloging standards, and American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries standards. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, students, community patrons, vendors, representatives of other libraries, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to provide services.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

• The work is typically performed in the library, a classroom, or computer lab.


This position supervises assigned student workers.

Qualifications A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and one to three years of experience or related service.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/19/2016
Close Date 06/15/2016
Open Until Filled No
Starting Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Job Service Center
    • Job Fair
    • Friend/Family referral
    • Albuquerque Journal-Online
    • Durango Herald-Newspaper
    • Durango Herald-Online
    • Farmington Daily-Times-Newspaper
    • Farmington Daily-Times-Online
    • Chronical of Higher Ed-Online
    • Employment Network Magazine
    • Higher Ed Jobs-Online
    • Inside Higher Ed Jobs-Online
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Radio
    • Scholarly Hires-Online
    • Other Newspaper
    • Other Online
    • San Juan College Website
    • National Minority Update
  2. * Have you completed your MLIS?

(Open Ended Question)

  1. * What teaching experience do you have?

(Open Ended Question)

  1. What is the most number of employees you have been responsible for supervising?
    • 0
    • 1-3
    • 4-6
    • 7-9
    • 10 or more
  2. * Do you have experience in working with Native American populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have experience working with diverse cultures?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3

Optional Documents

  1. Letter of Recommendation 4
  2. Additional Documents 1
  3. Motor Vehicle Record

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