Part-time Distance Education Librarian II – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will work with a team of seasoned distance education librarians supporting library services in an online environment. The librarian will work both in teams and autonomously to develop and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include supporting reference and some creation of instructional resources, with a particular emphasis on supporting underserved and diverse student populations.  The librarian also provides support to the team on collection development and liaison related work.

Reference and Instructional Support:

  • Provide a significant reference support. Reference hours will include weekdays as well as a rotating weekend shift
  • Research assistance to include answering reference queries, compiling bibliographies, and assisting with creating/revising instructional resources
  • Incorporate information literacy concepts into daily transactions with users
  • Direct students and faculty to current resources that support the curriculum, and promote and encourage the ethical use of information
  • Communicate with online students and faculty for online library orientation and research needs
  • Contribute to team projects and support librarians who liaise to subject-specific disciplines
  • Select materials for the library’s collection in coordination with other staff librarians
  • Provide support for services and products that promote distance education in cooperation with other library and university personnel


  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff
  • Develop effective plans and processes to provide library resources that support the college/university mission and program objectives
  • Assist in the initiation of new services, programs or projects
  • Represent the ELP and/or the library at campus, project and outside committees and meetings as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s of Library Science or Master’s in Library and  Information Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program required
  • Two years of related experience
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support online students
  • Knowledge of library information systems, learning management systems and services; in-depth knowledge of Internet
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work collaboratively; willingness to work flexible schedule
  • Knowledge and understanding of copyright issues and trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of national/regional accreditation standards and American Library Association standards, such as ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards/Guidelines/Framework for Higher Education.
  • Strong technology skills including experience with applications of instructional and communication technologies, screen capture software, and discovery tools needed to provide innovative library services, student support for electronic databases and other Web-based library resources

Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for sustained periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
  • Candidate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Candidate will be required to communicate regularly via telephone, email, chat, and face to face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.

Work Environment/Conditions and Additional Information

  • Candidate must be available to work occasional evenings (if needed) and weekends when service support is scheduled.
  • Candidate must be able to occasionally travel locally or out of state for work related activities.

Classified Title: Librarian II
Working Title: Distance Education Librarian II  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: $35,568 per year
Employee group: Part-time
Schedule: Part time- 25 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10000081-Entrepreneurial Library Program
Personnel area: Libraries

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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