Laramie County Community College

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Faculty Librarian (Albany County Campus)

Faculty Librarian (Albany County Campus)

ID 
2017-2171
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Laramie
Posted Date 
9/22/2017

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.  You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile.

 

This is a 10 Month Faculty Position.

 

Job Summary:

The librarian faculty member is responsible for the coordination, planning, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related teaching and library instruction activities that take place in the library, classrooms, or online. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Laramie County Community College campus or outreach center as assigned.  At a minimum, the related activities include instruction; serving on various committees; and participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.  In addition, the faculty member is responsible for providing reference and information services and acts as collection development liaison to other college faculty.  The faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the Associate Dean of the Library and Learning Commons, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President or designee.

 

Salary and Benefits: For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanResources/benefits.aspx

 

Starting Date:  Fall Semester, 2017

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experienece and education.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of current information literacy, methods and technologies
  • Plan, organize, and teach remotely and in-person information literacy, research concepts, and other library classes to students
  • Teach classes or workshops in the use of library resources, tools and systems, including information literacy and general competencies related to the research process
  • Design, teach, and promote an information literacy curriculum within an outcomes assessment model
  • Develop instructional guides, tools and student learning materials for use in-class, online and/or in the library
  • Direct development, maintenance, and evaluation of the library’s website, social media applications and future library technologies
  • Provide reference service approximately 16-18 hours per week, including evenings and occasionally on Saturday
  • Participate in the management, selection and evaluation of the library’s print and electronic resource collection and its delivery to patrons
  • Serve as a liaison to selected academic departments for collection development of print and electronic resources and assist with the preparation of the library section for program reviews
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop and design library instruction tools and guides to promote information literacy
  • Annually review sections of the print and electronic collections for modifications
  • Participate in ongoing, systematic, and documented assessment of student learning for all courses, programs, and the College’s general education core abilities
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
  • Become familiar with and comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Participate in College, division, and program activities, including monthly and bi-monthly meetings with colleagues of the Library and Learning Commons on the Cheyenne Campus
  • Contribute to the growth and enhancement of the College’s mission and programs
  • Participate in recommending new hires for the library and supervising library technicians and library student assistants
  • Oversee writing center activities and staff.
  • Provide credit and degree seeking students with tutors, writing support, and other resources that help make their college experience a success.
  • Provide face-to-face tutoring and writing support for courses in the ACC Schedule of Classes as needed.
  • Guide students to free online tutoring from contracted remote tutoring services to Ludden Library Success Resources.
  • Engage with students to offera variety of pathways to understanding subject matter
  • Assist students in constructing relevant questions as they search for answers.
  • Help student organize and focus, in both written and verbal coursework.
  • Co-produce appropriate study strategies and students review subject matter.

 

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis

  • Provide input to budgets and prepare statistical reports
  • Participate in planning, implementing, and managing library program, grants, and special projects as needed
  • Serve as a fill-in for various Campus administration roles as directed by his/her supervisor
  • Represent the campus in various professional organizations and develop activities throughout the year as approved by his/her supervisor
  • Flexible work schedule to include day, evening and weekends as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge in the principles, concepts, and practices of library science, including automated library information systems, structure of online databases and platforms, and collection development of print and electronic resources
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library technologies, including social networking technologies, and their innovative application to library practices including reference and information literacy instructions
  • Knowledge and skill in researching and gathering information effectively to assist patrons remotely and in-person in locating materials relevant to the topic
  • Strong public services orientation with excellent customer service skills
  • Promote student retention
  • Establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities 
  • Teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • Apply appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
  • Motivation for ongoing professional development 
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust in an environment of often rapid change and innovation
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and manage time in a dynamic environment and meet deadlines, prioritizing work in alignment with strategic and service goals of the library and College
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Manage a budget within standards set by the College and those mutually agreed upon with the Ludden Library Associate Dean

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Typical office environment; occasional travel between campuses; infrequently lifting or carrying objects up to 10 lbs.; infrequently twisting or bending at the waist, and reaching overhead; frequently sitting at a desk or workstation and using a computer display and keyboard, long hours, variable hours, extended periods of sitting
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would be required to move frequently throughout the library to assist patrons as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged personal computer use which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and reach for library materials on high and low shelves to perform essential position functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions. An employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking and communication with a wide range of individuals is essential
  • The individual must have the ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, to make decisions, and work creatively and flexibly in a rapidly changing environment
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low; however, there may be unexpected instances of moderately loud sounds

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Required American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science
  • Required knowledge of electronic resources, library technologies, and library website development
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in library teaching or public services area in a library environment

 

 Preferred:

  • Experience managing academic support in the area of tutoring or writing center
  • One or more years of experience in distance learning techniques
  • Prior work or educational experience in one of the following areas: humanities, education, social sciences,    lab sciences, or mathematics

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

http://lccc.wy.edu/

http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources