Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian – Harford Community College Library – Bel Air, MD

DATE OF NOTICE: January 5, 2018
ABOUT HCC: Harford Community College, a mid-size, comprehensive college with a focus on access and excellence, celebrated 60 years in 2017. The College serves as a true anchor institution in the vibrant community of Harford County, Maryland. Our core values are integrity, excellence, lifelong learning, diversity, innovation, sustainability, communication, collaboration, and service. HCC is committed to serving our community with programs, courses, services, and events that provide successful college transfer, career preparation and workforce entry, college readiness through remediation, and personal enrichment and community programming.

The beautiful Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library team.  Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using information and technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions.  The reference & instruction librarian also serves as an embedded librarian in online courses, assists in the development of course guides and other user guides and in collection development.

Work schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, to include some weekend hours and one evening per week.  The 10-month employee works August 15 to June 15 each year.



A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field, and advanced knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards are required.  One year of experience in library reference preferred; one year of library instruction or other teaching experience is strongly preferred.  Experience in an academic setting is also preferred.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to, proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment; experience assisting others to use online databases, library catalogs, and other print, non-print, or digital library resources; demonstrated ability to teach library instruction classes; and customer service experience.  Experience using some or all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications is desirable.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening.  Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

TO APPLY: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only).

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2310


January 28, 2018
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