Reference Librarian (P/T), Jamestown Community College

Job Location:

Jamestown, NY

Salary Range or Hourly Rate:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Description:

Position Description:

Part-time, summer 2023 semester opening with potential for hours in future semesters. Schedule includes daytime, evening, and weekend work (up to 15 hours per week). Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work both independently and as an integral member of the learning commons team and shares a commitment to creating a welcoming, supportive environment for students, faculty, staff, and other library users.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides a full range of reference services, using current methods and technologies to meet student, faculty, and staff needs.
  • Assists in the delivery and assessment of an innovative program of library instruction and information literacy.
  • Collaborates with and promotes outreach to faculty to integrate library instruction and information literacy into the curricula and to assist with the development of collections in support of the curricula.
  • Assists in the development of library instructional materials.
  • Assists in the collection development of all formats of library resources using relevant library and professional literature.
  • Maintains currency and competence in the field of librarianship and related information technologies and their applications.
  • Provides circulation desk coverage as needed.
  • Fulfills other professional duties as assigned.
  • Regular attendance.


Required: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; recent experience and/or education in the provision of academic reference services; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; a strong service commitment; a willingness and ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; proficiency with Microsoft Office. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Preferred: Preference will be given to candidates with recent professional experience in reference or instruction in an academic setting. Preference will also be given to candidates able to work regular shifts, and who are able to work at our extension sites, if needed.

Additional Information:

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation.

Please note that Jamestown Community College does not sponsor H-1B Visas.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, please complete the required online application and submit the following required documents, by clicking on the link below:

  1. Resume.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Transcript of highest degree completed (an unofficial copy is acceptable at application but an official transcript will be required prior to appointment).
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references.

You will receive an acknowledgement email from the system for this position. If you do not receive this confirmation email within 15 minutes of applying, please check your junk/spam folder. You can also log back in to view your submitted application from the Applications list.  Click on FAQs for more details and step-by-step instructions. 

Important: Do not use autofill to complete your application.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until position is filled.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.


JCC Non-discrimination Notice

Jamestown Community College does not discriminate and will make all decisions regarding admission and the entire educational process of its students, and recruitment, hiring, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, gender (including sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related conditions), gender identity, gender expression, gender non-conformity, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, requesting an accommodation, veteran or military status, family care status, requesting or taking pregnancy, parental or disability leave, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, or regulation. All such discrimination and harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated by JCC.

If any faculty, staff, employee, or any job applicant believes they have been subject to discrimination or harassment during any phase of the recruitment process or in the workplace, they may file a complaint under JCC's Human Right and Affirmative Action Policy. For these purposes, any incident should be reported to one of JCC's Civil Rights Compliance Coordinators. The name(s) and title(s) of the designated Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator(s)/Officer(s) and their complete contact information are available at

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