Position Title: Library Specialist, Part-Time Department: Library Purpose: PVCC is accepting applications for a part-time Library Specialist, Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and occasional evenings and Saturdays. This position works only when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, no summers. Primary responsibilities include answering reference questions, teaching face-to-face information literacy sessions, working in Canvas to provide embedded librarian services, and assisting at the circulation desk. This position is part time, with no benefits, and does not exceed 29 hours/week. Duties and Responsibilities: *Under the direction of the reference/instructional librarian, delivers bibliographic instruction or information literacy sessions to groups in the library or online and provides embedded librarian services via Canvas. *Teaches information literacy sessions at the library during work hours. *Answers reference questions from students, faculty, staff, and community, including but not limited to how to find books and/or articles in the print and/or electronic collections. Answers questions in person, chat, email, or phone. *Communicates effectively and respectfully with students and staff from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. *Assists the reference/instructional librarian with the scheduling of classes and with the collection of statistics for classes or other projects or programs. *Maintains the handout collection, ensuring that it is always stocked, and orders new copies from the Copy Center as needed. *Assists users with technical issues (copiers/printers, computers, laptops, etc.). *Maintains currency with the library's print and electronic resources. *Provides support for the circulation desk as needed (such as during circulation assistant's breaks or absences) *Covers evening and/or Saturday shifts as needed in the absence of the reference/instructional librarian. Saturday hours are virtual only. *Performs other duties and carries out special projects as assigned by the reference/instructional librarian.
*Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master's degree in Library and Information Systems (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or interested candidates may be in the process of obtaining an MLS or MLIS. *Candidate will be required to do a teaching demonstration. *Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail. *Superior customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. *Knowledge of and interest in teaching methods and pedagogy. *Public speaking skills. *Ability to tailor content delivery to audience level and needs. *Enthusiastic and energetic deliverer of content. *Possesses approachability, authority, and confidence. *Ability to work from lesson plans designed by the librarian instructional designer. *Ability to follow instructions. *Motivated to grow and learn in the position. *Communicates well with supervisor, offers ideas, and seeks to collaborate.
Internal Number: 34829
About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.