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LIBRARIAN, Middlesex Community College (Middetown, CT)

Middlesex Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in a broad range of liberal arts, occupational and career studies at the main campus in Middletown, satellite location in Meriden, and online. The Reference and Instruction Librarian is accountable  for a broad range of professional  library services for the MxCC Learning Commons including the design, development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction in on-ground, hybrid, and online courses; reference services; individual research consultations; liaison responsibilities for academic departments and programs; and collection development and maintenance. This is a challenging opportunity to collaborate with teaching faculty and Learning Commons colleagues to deliver and assess instruction that incorporates emerging information technologies, and to create and assess active learning environments on-ground and online.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  This position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons. The Reference and Instruction Librarian position is a proactive, innovative, student-oriented teaching librarian with proven success in instructional design, curriculum development, and assessment. Candidates must have proven experience collaborating with faculty in developing information literacy instruction, delivering and assessing instruction that incorporates emerging information technologies, creating and assessing active learning environments on-ground and online, and demonstrate a strong understanding of learning theory and pedagogical practices and the technical skills to create digital instructional materials. Candidates should have a strong understanding of the research process, experience providing reference services and/or research consultations, and a demonstrated understanding of library circulation procedures. Strong commitment to public services and demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to classes and individuals. Ability to differentiate instruction; to teach, and to create engaging learning spaces both on-ground and online; to motivate students; and to assess learning and program outcomes. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in instructional design, student learning, and assessment. Experience with online tools and emerging technologies, learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas), content management and curation platforms such as LibGuides; and library discovery services such as Primo. Effective interpersonal, oral, written and multimedia communication; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and a commitment to student centered pedagogy and working with a diverse student body. Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short and long term goals; and, enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity and flexibility. Individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities. This position requires scheduling flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekend days and to teach occasional evening classes in both Middletown and Meriden.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or Master’s degree in a closely related discipline, by the time of employment, together with one to four years of related experience, and some experience leading others; or, a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for the position.  

Preferred Experience:  1+ years related teaching or instructional design experience for online, blended/hybrid, and on-ground coursesor completion of an internship or residency program in an academic library with a focus on these skills; 1+ year relatedreference experience in an educational setting or academic library, preferably at a community college; demonstrated experience creating online learning objects such as tutorials, instructional materials, and/or research guides; familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG and universal design for learning principles; familiarity with the ACRL Framework, Ex Libris Primo and Alma, preferably the Alma fulfillment module, and OER and Creative Commons licenses.

Substitution Allowed: Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated, or who possess a degree in a related field, are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

Conditions: Candidates must possess valid driver’s license as in state travel to satellite locations and other CSCU system events will be required; ability to work flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

November 25, 2019

How to Apply

Application Instructions:  Email letter of intent, resume, BOR Application, transcripts (unofficial copies areacceptable at the application stage), and three letters of reference to:; OR, mail to: Noreen Wilson, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457. For more information about Middlesex Community College please visit our website,


Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical disabilities (including blindness), learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, past or present history of mental disability, sex, including pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual assault, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or civil union status, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, veteran status, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion or other factors which cannot lawfully be the basis for employment actions, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification. Additionally, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) will not unlawfully discriminate against persons with a prior criminal conviction. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Anastasia Pych, Director of Human Resources;, 860-343-5751.


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