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Part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester)


1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
2. Leads library instruction sessions either face-to-face or via zoom or Blackboard Collaborate.
3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
5. Assists users in use of equipment, facilities and resources.
6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
7. Perform other duties as assigned


Approximately 16 hours per week.  Preferred hours May 17- August 11 are as follows: Monday 12-4; Wednesday 4-8; Thursday 12-4 and Friday 8-12.  Remote work initially with the possibility of returning to on-campus work.  Summer position with possibility of extension thereafter. 



1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program. .  Degree candidates who are 1-4 courses away from completing the Master's in Library Science will be considered.
2. Experience in teaching library orientation and/or information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Excellent Customer Service skills.


1. Experience working in a Community College library
2. Experience providing reference and instruction support to allied health or medical programs of study
3. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
4. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
5. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$30.03 per hour

Closing Date

April 11, 2021

How to Apply

Visit  All applicants must apply online by April 11, 2021 and submit a cover letter and resume.  Please note, if you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to provide three (3)references.  Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Diversity, inclusion and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.  

Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies.  The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


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