Institution: Virginia Highlands Community College
Location: Virginia, United States
Category: Admin - Library
Posted: 05/22/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime



Abingdon, VA

Position: Librarian

Position Number: FA095

Position Qualifications: 


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program

  • Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy

  • Knowledge of state and national issues pertaining to the roles of the library in higher education

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • In-depth knowledge of current computer and instructional technology

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college


  • Community college or academic library experience

  • Experience working with the Alma integrated library system

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the library provides resources and services to support the educational programs of the college

  • Works with college faculty to develop and offer bibliographic instruction programs that produce information-literate students

  • Managing the library and supervising staff

  • Preparing an annual plan with budget recommendations

  • Identifying improvements needed in the library facility and equipment needs

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college

  • Other duties as assigned


A 12-month position. Available July 1, 2019. Rank and salary dependent on academic preparation, qualifications and experience. Reappointment based on performance evaluations and institutional needs. 

Application Process:


  • A letter of interest addressing qualifications for position, view of the community college administrator role and professional aspirations

  • Resume

  • A FULLY completed Commonwealth of Virginia employment application online through the Recruitment Management System at

  • Names of three professional references with current addresses and telephone numbers

  • Complete and legible set of unofficial transcripts

All required application materials must be received by 11:59 pm EDT on June 7, 2019 to be considered. 

Applications will ONLY be accepted online through the Recruitment Management System. Resume, letter of interest, references and copies of ALL college transcripts must be attached to online application. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Transcripts should be combined into one document and uploaded as one file. If you are having difficulty attaching documents, please call Human Resources at 276-739-2425. If the file size of the attached documents is too large, the system will not allow you to upload the documents. You will need to reduce the file size or reduce the resolution. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received. Incomplete on-line applications or other materials submitted via e-mail, postal mail, fax or in-person will not be considered. Persons with disabilities requiring assistance should contact 276-739-2425. 

If your transcripts are on file at VHCC as a current or former employee or if you need assistance, it is the applicant’s sole responsibility to contact the Human Resources Department by calling 276-739-2425 or emailing to request your transcripts be added to your application packet.

Official transcripts are required before a contract will be issued. The job announcement may be accessed at (click on About The College and Employment Opportunities). 

For questions about the on-line application process please call (276) 739-2425.

Virginia Highlands Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, genetics, veteran status, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon hire.

VHCC participates in E-Verify.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background check.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Information
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