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Instruction and Reference Librarian-- Green River College (Auburn, WA)

posted Feb 1, 2018, 6:45 AM by Lars Hagelin
Holman Library at Green River College is seeking an instruction and reference librarian with a strong commitment to information literacy, the community college mission, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Librarians at Green River College design, teach, and assess information literacy classes and provide face-to-face and online reference to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Librarians also liaise with instructional divisions and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs; maintain physical and electronic collections, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, and the library website; and lead library outreach, online learning, and campus-wide initiatives.

Librarians will continue to support a wide range of pre-college, transfer, and professional-technical programs, as well as the sophisticated research needs of a growing number of BAS Programs and a developing Honors Program. We aim to enhance our support of equity on campus by assisting faculty with Open Educational Resources (OER) projects and continuing to build culturally responsive collections. We are developing a new media lab to facilitate multimedia student work and seek to increase collaboration with faculty on media literacy curricula. Additionally we are exploring increasing the number of credit-bearing information literacy classes we offer in response to campus and student demand.

Holman Library is committed to building a culturally diverse and culturally competent faculty. We seek applicants who demonstrate commitment to student success, including underrepresented and underserved student achievement, and who will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of the library and campus.

Green River College is made up of Academic Transfer, Professional-Technical, Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education, and Applied Bachelor degree students. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English as a second language, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service area is increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern Americans, immigrants and refugees, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service area, we encourage applications from those with demonstrated experience in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Design, teach, and assess information literacy instruction across disciplines with subject faculty and/or in credit bearing classes face-to-face and online.
  • Work collaboratively with assigned instructional areas on collection development and information literacy projects, outcomes, and instruction.
  • Deliver reference, research and technical assistance at a busy reference desk and online.
  • Take leadership roles on new and evolving library projects.
  • Participate in Humanities Division responsibilities, including committee work, faculty observations, and student advising.
  • Contribute to efforts to improve college-wide access, equity, retention, and completion, particularly to traditionally underserved communities and students.
  • Demonstrate cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  • A Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university (degree must be completed by time of hire)
  • Experience teaching information literacy in higher education
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities
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Closing date for application is March 6, 2018.