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(CCP-18, 12-month, tenure track position)

Starting Date

Fall 2014


ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science (MLS or MLIS) together with one to four years of related experience including up to two years of experience in leading or supervising others; instructing and training students; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

The successful candidate will have:
•Four years of experience in academic libraries;
•Demonstrated abilities in teaching and assessment of learning objectives;
•Commitment to ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards;
•Background in smart classroom/multimedia design and web based instruction;
•Best practices in information literacy at class, course, and program levels; Information technology skills including
mastery of Microsoft Office and instructional design software;
•Familiarity with library integrated systems, specifically Ex-Libris Voyager; knowledge of website design
•Strong verbal and written communication skills;
•Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities;
•Strong commitment to public service and experience in working with a diverse clientele;
•Familiarity with scholarly research databases and awareness of the information needs and information-seeking
habits of college students.
•Knowledge of Spanish is preferred.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated 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. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


The Librarian works under the direction of the Director of Library Services. The Librarian will provide innovative leadership in the design, development, teaching and assessment of information literacy instruction and education technology as it relates to information resources across the curriculum using a variety of tools, techniques and instructional materials and will maintain statistics on these activities. The successful candidate will plan, develop and implement informational workshops and form close collaborative ties with faculty including the use of Blackboard. Related duties will include complex reference service, collection development, cataloging and acquisition of materials, training and mentoring of part time staff members, supervision of student workers, and assistance with all combined service desk functions. Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. All of these duties may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

Minimum Salary

$61,255.00 approximate annual, plus excellent state supported fringe benefits.

Application Deadline

August 4, 2014

Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or criminal record.   The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Carol Harker, Title IX/504 Coordinator, (203) 857-7013 and Fran Apfel, ADA Coordinator,, (203) 857-7192, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.


Norwalk Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, M/F. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship of eligibility under the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

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