Vol State CC is seeking a creative librarian interested in supporting teaching and learning at our “Upper Cumberland” campus locations in Cookeville and Livingston, Tenn. If you are excited about collaborating with faculty, invested in teaching information literacy skills, and are passionate about helping students succeed academically: please apply!

TO APPLY: Submit Your Application Online

Title: Instructor 9/10 Month/Librarian (Term)- Cookeville/Livingston

Position Summary: This position is responsible for online and distance learning library services and for managing and providing the professional library services at Upper Cumberland locations (Livingston Center and Cookeville Higher Education Campus) of Volunteer State Community College.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provide and promote research assistance and information literacy/library instruction to students, faculty, and staff at the Upper Cumberland locations. Manage online learning services, to include developing learning objects and web content. Oversee virtual reference services. Participate in library marketing and outreach efforts; serve in a leadership role over these efforts for online learners, faculty teaching online courses, and for any site location at a distance from the main campus. In collaboration with the library’s team, assess and plan for improvements of library services and library collections. Contribute to the library’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Maintain data, including for instructional statistics and other recordkeeping needs. Assist library users with general computer use and technical problems. Manage and provide circulation services for library materials in the Upper Cumberland. Contribute to collection development. Engages in professional development activities to stay up-to-date with approaches, trends, technology, and software related to duties. Participates in service to the college by serving on library and college committees and attending faculty meetings and college events. Participates in service to the community and/or academic discipline. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic library. Teaching experience in a library, educational, or corporate environment. Previous library work experience. Evidence of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Customer service experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: Classroom teaching ability. Ability to apply the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to instructional delivery and design. Advanced skills searching print and electronic resources as offered by libraries. Quality customer service skills as developed from working in a public services setting. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office. Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Ability to create and maintain web pages and online learning objects. Attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to manage multiple projects. Flexibility, to include schedule adjustments and travel to different locations, as required to provide library services.

Pay Rate: 32,960.00 - 41,200.00 annual salary depending on experience

Posting Date: 9/4/2019

Closing Date:

Open until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials required: Unofficial Transcript, Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and Three (3) Professional References.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Degree must be conferred by date of hire.

Applicants may be subject to a background check. 


Applicants must meet the required qualifications to be considered. Please contact me ([log in to unmask]) if you are a soon-to-be fall semester graduate and wish to apply.

Livy I Simpson
Professor / eResources Librarian
Thigpen Library

Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike | Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 230-3414 |
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