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Part-time Librarian

Job Description

Under the joint supervision of the Library Director and Puerto Rico Regional Director, provides the highest level possible of professional and friendly customer service in planning, coordinating, and administering all aspects of Cambridge College’s Online Library in  Reference & Outreach Services. Responsibilities include providing professional expertise in managing the designated service area, responding to customer research inquiries, providing classroom instruction, translating, and participating in planning for the development of Library Services. Provides a high level of service in interaction with students and college employees.


  1. Provides excellent customer service while performing all service area and reference functions in an automated environment.

  2. Develops outreach, instruction, and marketing materials and services to the College Community, in some cases focusing solely in Spanish as well as translating to English.        

  3. Supervises library operations on the Puerto Rico campus

  4. Provides reader’s advisory, reference, and referral of interlibrary loan services (if available locally) to the Puerto Rico Campus to assist customers of all ages in selecting materials to meet reading and informational needs using electronic and print resources; refers to other local libraries or to other agencies as necessary. Develops finding tools, including bibliographies. Instructs customers in the use of Library resources in all formats, including electronic resources, the Web, indices, books, and periodicals; assists customers in the use of the public access workstations, including the use of standard office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  5. Participates in general collection development and maintenance; reviews customer requests and selection aids; recommends materials for acquisition.

  6. Handles customer contact involving complex situations regarding service area programs and services and general library services; responds to and resolves customer complaints in a timely, effective, and professional manner. Demonstrates ability to remain professional and courteous while dealing with stressful situations.

  7. Manages the assigned service area and maintains statistical records and prepares and produces reports.

  8. Continues to develop professional knowledge and currency with standards, practices, emerging technology, and trends in the field of library and information science in general and in assigned areas of specialization via reading professional publications and via participation in continuing education, training, and networking opportunities.

  9. Works flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

  10. May be required to perform other department duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Excellent working knowledge of contemporary library theory and practice. Ability to express ideas effectively in English, verbally and in writing, to groups and individuals. Above-average computer skills and working knowledge of Spring Share’s Libguides software as well as familiarity with video capture software.

Required Experience

Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Experience in Electronic Services preferred but not required; ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish.

Physical Effort Required

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk, hear, and effectively communicate with others in person and in writing. The employee is required to be mobile. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to see others and read documents.  This job requires the employee to spend lengthy periods of time performing computer-assisted work. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Commensurate with the position and qualifications of the candidate.


To apply please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu.


Cambridge College is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse academic environment for its students, faculty, and staff.