Elgin Community College — Instructor / Public Services Librarian – Spring 2020

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.

Full-time public service librarian faculty 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-find skills.

Essential Responsibilities:
Coordinate and Provide Reference Service to Library Patrons

  1. Conduct reference interview to determine patron’s information needs
  2. Assist patrons with research using appropriate tools and materials
  3. Support college operations by providing research and resources for reports, projects and other documents

Provide Library Information Literacy Instruction to Classes

  1. Coordinate and plan library information literacy instruction with faculty
  2. Provide library information literacy instruction to students
  3. Coordinate develop, schedule and provide library instructional programs
  4. Assess effectiveness of library instruction program, modify and reassess as needed

Coordinate and Assist Circulation Staff

  1. Train staff in circulation procedures
  2. Help establish work procedures for circulation staff

Manage Periodical Collection

  1. Monitor periodicals budget
  2. Recommend periodicals for purchase
  3. Maintain and update periodical databases, records and library catalog

Assist Administration in Coordinating Library Publicity

  1. Develop informational materials
  2. Create library exhibits
  3. Create bibliographies of library materials

Participate in Library Routines

  1. Assist in development and revision of library policies and procedures
  2. Assist in development and revision of library mission statement and goals
  3. Help conduct program review
  4. Compile data for internal/external reports
  5. Recommend part-time staff for hire
  6. Assist administration in coordinating library services with other college areas
  7. Assist in budget planning

Participate in Professional Development

  1. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties
  2. Participate in professional growth activities
  3. Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Institutional Routines

  1. Serve on standing committees
  2. Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search or other departmental committees)
  3. Attend college-wide faculty meetings


  • Masters in Library Science

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with bibliographic instruction
  • Reference services

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