Portland Community College (PCC) is seeking a full-time reference and instruction librarian who is prepared to collaboratively advance the Library’s hybrid reference services model that encompasses the delivery of culturally responsive information literacy and library instruction, and research services, in person, fully online, and in a blend of online and in-person in support of PCC's Mission and Values.
The successful candidate will join a team of dedicated faculty librarians that all teach information literacy and library skills through Library credit classes, integrated instruction, and at the research help desk, develop learning materials in a variety of formats, have pathway/program liaison responsibilities, engage in collection development, and contribute to college service. A minimum of 25% of the weekly workload (based on a workload of 35 hours) of this new faculty librarian position will be dedicated to collaboratively leading and developing the library’s online learning experiences to incorporate inclusive and accessible information literacy to the College’s online learning environment. We are looking for a librarian who will bring a diversity of identity, culture, and experience, perspective, and thought. We encourage applicants who are fluent in a language in addition to English.
PCC Library strives to deliver innovative, collaborative instruction across the curriculum, foster critical thinking and academic study. Through learner-centered teaching and fostering welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual environments, we provide leadership and contribute to college-wide initiatives such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and textbook affordability, accessibility, copyright, assessment of student learning, and guided pathways. For additional information about PCC Library, please visit the Library website and review the program course offerings. For additional information on this position, see the faculty contract (Article 5.1, 5.2, and 5.5) and a description of the instructor qualifications.
This position is located at PCC’s Sylvania Campus in southwest Portland and will support Reference Services across the college. The work schedule is a blend of on- and off-site and may include some teaching or work in other modalities.
At the core of PCC's mission is equitable student success. PCC serves over 50,000 students in the Portland area. We have one of the most diverse student populations in Oregon, many of whom come from historically untapped communities. We are committed to serving all of our students. We are interested in finding a candidate who is equally committed to a culture which values human diversity in all its forms and who brings culturally responsive educational practices to serve our students.
Please Note: You will be asked to address the following question as part of the application for this Full-Time Faculty position at PCC:
A key tenet of culturally-responsive or culturally-relevant teaching is the belief that students’ cultural background and lived experience can help bridge new learning.
In what ways do your lived experiences prepare you for culturally-responsive library services and teaching? Please include examples that help us understand how your experiences impact how you do this work.