Coordinator of Library Instructional Services/Librarian


Carl Sandburg College
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
$44,220.00 - $55,110.00

Purpose: Coordinate and interpret the resources available to students, faculty and staff.

Classification: Faculty, Non-Exempt/Bargaining Unit

Reports to: Vice President for Student Services

Principal Working Relationships: Faculty, Staff, Students, and IT staff

Major Responsibilities


Assists With

Risk Management and Loss Prevention Activities

Minimum Necessary Skills, Experience, and Educational Background

Physical Requirements to Perform Job Functions

This is a security sensitive position and will require a background check as a pre-employment qualifier.


    1. Serve as a reference librarian, interpreting both on-site and externally available collections of resources to the user.
    2. Coordinate collection development that enhances the ability of the Library to support instructional programs and includes making determination on disposition of donated materials.
    3. Serve as a liaison to faculty for the design and evaluation of an information skills program. Responsible for designing, teaching and promoting information literacy across the curriculum. Provide Library instruction to students covering research skills to meet the requirements of faculty and students in various college programs and teach these skills as required.
    4. Administer and improve the Embedded Librarian Program.
    5. Manage automated systems including both hardware and software components. Troubleshoot and solve problems or make referrals to technical personnel.
    6. Manage cataloging to ensure proper and timely processing of newly acquired materials, especially items requiring original cataloging.
    7. Maintain Library procedures manual.
    8. Act as a point of contact for faculty in securing acquisitions pertinent to their programs.
    9. Coordinate required reporting including ICCB, ACRL, State Library and the Department of Education.
    10. Prepare quantitative reports and documents for the purpose of reviewing goals, objectives and the evaluation of Library services.
    11. Serve on appropriate committees and attend department meetings as needed.
    12. Enforce college regulations concerning student behavior and building Regulations.
    13. Supervises processing of books and materials.
    14. Serve as the College copyright officer.
    15. Adhere to the guidelines of any negotiated labor contract involving faculty.
    16. Develop key performance indicators and assess outcomes for departmental initiatives and activities. Report associated metrics and make data-driven decisions regarding plans and actions.
    17. Other duties as assigned.
    1. Repair and/or replacement of damaged or worn materials equipment.
    2. Coordinates library inventory of the collection.
    3. Coordinates the weeding process.
    4. Compiling statistical records of acquisitions and assists with other library reports.
    1. Creating and maintaining the Library budget.
    1. Actively participate in and carry out activities in support of the college Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position.
    2. Monitor conditions, events, and circumstance present in the college operation to avoid potential torts or injuries to students, staff, or the general public, then communicate observations to the appropriate supervisor and/or Risk Management Committee.
    3. Maintain a working knowledge of the college's emergency procedures and how to operate emergency phone systems; including internal/external call boxes.
    1. Master's degree in Library Science.
    2. Working knowledge of computer systems, word processing and spreadsheets.
    3. Excellent written, analytical and verbal skills.
    4. Must be organized, able to work independently and prioritize assignments, and work with multiple projects simultaneously.
    5. Ability to successfully communicate with student clients of all ages, socio-economic status, sex or race.
    6. Valid driver's license.
    1. Ability to bend, reach, and lift weights of at least 20 lbs.
    2. Basic dexterity skills (Computer work, telephoning).

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled