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Job DescriptionRequired\u00a0QualificationMasters of Library Science degree or its equivalent from a graduate program accredited by the American Library AssociationA minimum of 3 years of experience as\u00a0a full-time librarian\u00a0in a Public, Secondary, Postsecondary, or College\/ University Library.Other\u00a0Qualifications:Familiarity with current and emerging library technologies including\u00a0OPACS, federating searches and discovery toolsStrong commitment to customer service with students, staff and faculty usersOutstanding oral and written communication skills, instructional skills and interpersonal skillsCurrent knowledge of standard library cataloging practices, Library of Congress Classification System and major integrated library systems (Sirsi\/Dynix preferred)Salary Schedule Placement:\u00a0Appropriate placement on Salary Schedule D1 ($39,600-77,432) based on education and experience. Summer appointments are based on enrollment: Salary Schedule D1 ($12,226-$23,497) based on education and experience.Anticipated Start Date:\u00a0As soon as possible after the closing date.Summary Statement:To provide a variety of professional library services including reference and research services to library users, support the college\u2019s information literacy efforts by teaching instructional sessions to college students, faculty and staff, and assist with collection development, acquisitions and cataloging of resources.Essential Functions:Provide reference service including on-line computer searching and circulation functions.Assist in maintaining and developing the library\u2019s collection including print, audiovisual and electronic resources.Provide general reference services through consultations, online reference, telephone, email, chat, text and on-site referrals from the Library Reference Desk.Provide individualized and class instruction in the use of library resources, including use of specialized databases, electronic journals, and effective research strategies and evaluating resources.Collaborate with faculty to develop, design and promote the effective use of print and electronic resources.Participate on college committees, activities of professional organizations and keep abreast of library trends through professional literature.Design and develop subject guides using LibGuides or similar content management systems and library instructional tutorials.Serve as the Library Liaison for the Humanities and Social Science.Collaborate with faculty to develop\/create syllabus research assignments, interactions and assessments of information literacy outcomes and online courses.Work collaboratively between the two campuses to integrate library resources and services.Promote library services to the college community by providing library orientations to faculty and students.Customize and maintain the web interface of the Symphony by Sirsi\/Dynix online catalogue.Conduct ongoing assessments of student learning and contribute to departmental assessment projects.Exhibit courtesy, display professionalism and work collegially in a changing environment.Must be computer literate with proficient technical skills with working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, web development tools and social media.Application Procedure:Applicants\u00a0should\u00a0apply at\u00a0www.lawsonstate.edu\u00a0or by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 205-929-3408 or at\u00a0humanresources@lawsonstate.edu. All application materials will become the property of the college.It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is completed.Only applications received during the period of this announcement will be considered.No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position.A complete application packet consists of:A signed letter of application relevant to the positionOnline applicationA current resumeA copy of all postsecondary transcripts identifying the applicant, institution, and date degree conferred.If employed, all official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the employment start\u00a0date. Applicants who fail to submit a complete application packet will not be considered.\u00a0Before an offer is made, the applicant must provide the following:Employment verification letter(s) from a current or previous employer detailing all relevant experience.Employment verification letters must include\u00a0employment dates and job title and be on official letterhead with an authorize personnel signature.Work experience verification from a current employer may be delayed until an official offer of employment has been made.Applicants must submit a written request to delay submission or work experience verification from a current employer.More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should another vacancy occur during the search process.EEOC, E-VERIFY,\u00a0AND\u00a0BACKGROUND\u00a0CHECK\u00a0STATEMENTS:Applicants must adhere to the College\u2019s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their\u00a0own expense.\u00a0The College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding.It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, including all postsecondary community and technical colleges under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital\u00a0status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.Lawson State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified\u00a0disabled\u00a0applicants upon request.In accordance with Alabama Community College System Policy and Guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. Lawson State Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-verify). E-verify electronically\u00a0confirms\u00a0an employee\u2019s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.Lawson State\u00a0Community College\u00a0is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Company DescriptionLawson State Community College is a comprehensive, diverse, public, two-year, multi-campus college, which seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for people in its service area.The College is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities through varied instructional modes in order to prepare students for employment or career advancement, enable students to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and provide customized training for business and industry.

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Welcome to Lawson State Community College – an institution with a storied history of academic achievement and an unmatched record of community leadership and service. Lawson State has completed another project—the residence hall and is in the process of collaborating for a new health facility on the Bessemer Campus.

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