To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, the library coordinator is responsible for effectively providing and promoting library resources and services to Kirkwood students and faculty on the Iowa City Campus. This position is responsible for overseeing the general operation and staffing of the Iowa City Campus Library and Technology Lab, in collaboration with the Iowa City Library Specialist. This position coordinates and provides reference services to faculty and students at the Iowa City Campus, and develops and delivers information literacy instruction to students through collaboration with faculty. The librarian is responsible for selection and de-selection of library materials, as well as collaborating with Main Campus librarians in review and selection of electronic library resources. The librarian will contribute professional expertise through non-teaching activities to the Iowa City Campus department, the division of Academic Affairs, and college-wide initiatives.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Provide reference services to students and faculty.
Develop and deliver information literacy instruction in the library, the classroom, and through online support.
Assist patrons using library resources.
Supervise part-time Reference Librarians at the Iowa City Campus.
Collaborate with faculty to teach students information literacy skills through assignments and class activities.
Collaborate in selecting and deselecting print and electronic resources.
Participate actively in team and department meetings.
Engage with faculty, student support staff, and campus administrators in supporting campus activities, projects, and initiatives.
Engage in professional development.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, and the community we serve.
Ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and all members of the community.
Cooperate as a team member with the library staff in performing duties essential to the achievement of learner success.
Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and general public.
Ability to read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Possess strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to get along with diverse personalities.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote and environment that accepts differences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling, and grasping. Frequent (34-66% reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
MA or MLS from an ALA accredited program.
Previous experience working in an academic library.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Professional experience working in a community college library.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.