Under the supervision of the Director of LRIT, the Librarian will, by performing personally or through subordinates, oversee the library’s daily functions; train staff members in the library automation system and other processes; supervise maintenance of periodical, monograph, and audiovisual collections; provide library instruction and reference services and promote library resources online and in person.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Select and acquire print, non-print, and electronic resources as appropriate for the overall collection to meet learning needs and collection development goals, and monitor subject area collections by working with faculty.
  • Organize the collection in a manner that is consistent with LRC policy.
  • Withdraw outdated or damaged materials.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of library materials and services.
  • Supervise all cataloging and processing of print and nonprint materials.
  • Supervise maintenance of the periodicals collection.
  • Maintain and periodically make reports of usage, interlibrary loans, orientation activities, materials catalogued, yearly acquisitions and withdrawals.
  • Provide service for faculty to place materials on reserve for instructional use.
  • Periodically review library website and ensure currency and usefulness.
  • Establish WEAVE goals.
  • Train and supervise library clerk, part-time evening clerk, student workers, and student volunteers.
  • Work directly with instructors on a consultant basis to improve instruction by effective use of resources.
  • Provide reference services to students and faculty in person, by telephone and online.
  • Provide LRC orientation for all new students and faculty.
  • Conduct workshops and offer instruction on the use of the LRC and its resources.
  • Prepare bibliographies as needed by faculty.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and patrons
  • Represent the college in local and state organizations and meetings, and maintain contacts with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties which may be required by the Director of the Learning Resources and Instructional Technology and the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Learning.  (Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but that are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.)



Library clerk, part-time evening clerk, and student workers and volunteers.



Required:       Bachelor’s degree library science or related field with 3 years’ experience as librarian.

Preferred:       Master’s degree in library science or related field.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lifting:  Loading, unloading, and moving books and materials necessary for library displays and activities.  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.



Work is primarily in an office/school environment.  Noise levels usually are moderate.

General work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Evening or weekend hours may be required to provide staffing during the library’s hours of operation after 4:15 p.m. or to participate in other college activities outside of regular working hours.


 Salary 41,500 – 43,000


Applying for Positions

A Shawnee Community College application for employment is required for all positions. Official transcripts, a letter of application, resume, copies of applicable certificates, and two (2) letters of reference must accompany the employment application.

Employment Application


Applications should be submitted by email to:

or by US mail:

Emily Forthman, Human Resource Director
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, IL 62992