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Instruction and Research Librarian, Northern Essex Community College (Lawrence)

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral member of the library team on its Lawrence campus. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional. NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills. The library operates an Information Literacy Lab, which includes an electronic classroom and professional teaching environment. In addition to providing services in the library itself, the selected candidate will also assist researchers in the academic technology lab. MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours per week; Pay grade 5. Work schedule: 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday,  Lawrence campus. 

 The successful candidate for this position will:

• Provide in-person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty;
• Exercise independent decision making, often as the lone staff member in the library
• Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL;
• Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, and targeting library instruction toward a shared goal;
• Assist in the development and management of the library's online presence through social media and other outreach efforts;
• Provide circulation services to students and faculty in a positive, customer service focused manner;
• Manage the collection of, and access to, materials placed on reserve by the faculty;
• Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge;
• Participate in shelving of materials and collection maintenance;
• Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery;
• Understand and have experience with academic technology and tools such as printers, copiers, scanners, course management systems, and other  information sharing devices and programs;
• Be forward thinking, and readily participate in professional development opportunities;
• Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy.



• MLS or MLIS, or the equivalent library advanced degree; with three (3) years experience and/or training that includes library operations, library information systems, reference services, bibliographic instruction, circulation services, and cataloging; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Comfortable delivering classroom based instruction.
• 3 years of experience in a college or university library setting, preferably in reference, instruction, and/or student services;
• Collection development experience or coursework in the Latino/a experience (or a related field);
• Experience providing classroom-based instruction;
• Fluency in major library databases;
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
• Self-starter with a troubleshooting disposition.
• Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$59,244.00 - $66,252.00  / year

Salary Notes

Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system. Complete fringe benefit package.

Closing Date

October 15, 2021

How to Apply

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online at


2021-10-04 |  Quick link to this job