Student Success and OER Librarian – FA115 Open until filled
Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
General Information: John Tyler Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.
Responsibilities: The Student Success and OER Librarian will provide quality library instruction and access to informational resources. The librarian will develop library programs and activities to support learning and engagement and work closely with faculty to identify appropriate OER resources. The person will teach in-person groups as well as serve as an embedded librarian in online courses, as appropriate. The individual will answer questions and emails from students, faculty and other library users, and may develop specialized online tutorials or specialized research guides (LibGuides). Additionally, the librarian will assist in the selection and de-selection of library materials, assist in the supervision of student workers, and serve the library, institution and profession through participation in meetings, committee work and other scholarly activities.
This librarian is expected to keep abreast of information and trends in library and related technology fields and be innovative in recommending new ideas to connect students and faculty with information. The librarian must be comfortable with change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment. This position will primarily serve the Chester Campus but will have responsibilities to serve all instructional sites.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic library. Minimum of two years’ experience with library instruction including designing, teaching and assessing. Minimum of two years’ experience in a reference position in a library. Familiarity with open educational resources, copyright, and knowledge of Creative Commons licensing. Strong organizational habits and skills. Experience with web-based technologies and creating online learning objects.
Application Instructions: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/. REQUIRED: A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration. Review of applications begins February 21, 2017.
The career website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application has been submitted. Please refer to your online account for the status of your application and the status of this position. Incomplete applications, application which state “see resume”, or is missing supplemental document(s) may not be accepted and considered incomplete. Applications submitted through other websites, such as Indeed, are not considered as applying to the position. Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact Adrienne Green at (804) 706-5033 or via the email address listed above.
John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.