Friday, August 8, 2008

Public Services Librarian

Elgin Community College is more than just a premier educational institution. It’s a place where dedicated professionals integrate their unique perspectives into everyday learning—where inspiring others is equally as important as imparting knowledge. We’re committed to our vision of becoming the best comprehensive community college in the United States.

Improving people’s lives through learning since 1949, Elgin Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college offering career and technical education, university transfer programs, corporate and continuing education, and academic development. ECC is located in Elgin, IL, one of the most rapidly growing cities in Illinois.

Position Description:
This position is for Spring 2009. Coordinate and provide reference service to library patrons, library instruction to individuals and classes, circulation, and periodical services to help ensure students academic success as well as provide them with lifelong information- finding skills.

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Desired Requirements:
*Experience working in an academic library or experience working in a community college library.
*Demonstrated understanding of information literacy concepts, trends, standards, and pedagogies.
*Experience planning, teaching and evaluating information literacy and library instruction.
*Demonstrated library reference experience using print and electronic tools with a diverse range of students, faculty and staff. *Effective interpersonal, oral, written and online communication skills.
*Strong computer knowledge and demonstrated skills and interest in using technology for library services.
*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
*Evidence of public presentation and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.
*Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces library system. Experience with instructional design.

Response Information:
To receive full consideration, send a complete application packet which should include:
1. A fully and accurately completed Elgin Community College application for employment (;
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
3. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (original transcripts mailed directly from the institution(s) required as a condition of employment); and
4. Contact information for three (3) professional references to:
Elgin Community College
Human Resources Dept.
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847-214-7403

For detailed job posting and to download the ECC employment application, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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