Research Librarian

$47,014 yearly
  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The research librarian provides research assistance to students, faculty, and community members in person and online. Contributes to the creation and maintenance of the library’s research guides (LibGuides). Provides library instruction in person and online for dual credit students. Coordinates and promotes the embedded librarian program, including maintaining relevant records and statistics. Participates in Qualitative Research Team activities and in library survey and assessment activities. Offers and assists in implementing ideas that enhance the effectiveness of library resources and services. Serves as a library liaison for designated academic areas, including outreach to faculty for their suggestions and requests. Attends conferences, workshops, and other events for professional development. Models and encourages information literacy principles and best practices. This position reports to the Librarian/Professor, Library Sciences, and exercises no supervision. NOTE:  This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Restricted-Sustained posture, for prolonged periods; light lifting, some walking, pushing, pulling on a regular basis. Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education:    Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
Experience:  Some professional work experience.

Supplemental information

Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.


  • Resume
  • Copies of college transcripts

Knowledge of:  1. Electronic database resources and library technology. 2. Electronic technology and its applications. 3. Applied computer applications in general and Microsoft Office software products in particular. 4. Theory, techniques, guidelines, and selection tools necessary for selection and maintenance of print and electronic resources at the community college level. 5. Online subscription databases sufficient to enable selection of appropriate online resources and construction of effective search strategies. 6. Research guides (LibGuides). Skills in: 7. Critical thinking. 8. Researching and writing. 9. Project management. 10. Handling different types of situations. Ability to: 11. Conduct a reference interview and model/teach how to search for and locate resources (online and within the library). 12. Conduct thorough and efficient information searches. 13. Guide and assist students and other patrons in searches. 14. Assist patrons in locating materials online and in the library’s physical collection. 15. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 16. Work as a member of a team to achieve stated goals. 17. Adapt positively to a changing work environment. 18. Advocate for helpful new programs and services. 19. Develop work schedules. 20. Work with a diverse population. 21.  Establish and maintain working relationships. 22. Schedule and establish priorities for work requests and tasks.


Application Details


Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to: NOTE:  Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.