Academic Librarian

$72,505 yearly
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Tuzzy Consortium Library, Itta Street, Utqiagvik, AK, USA
  • Dec 13, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Director of Library Services

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm, one evening shift per week, one Saturday shift per month

COMPENSATION: $72,505.42/year + DOE + Benefits, Exempt Position

Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners.


The Academic Librarian plans, implements, and assesses library outreach programs and library instruction across college and community groups to facilitate student information literacy and address the academic and lifelong learning support needs of students, faculty, and community members of all ages.


  • Instructional responsibilities include participation in discipline/department decision making process and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters.
  • Develop, implement, deliver and assess information literacy instructional activities, services, and materials in a variety of learning modalities for LS101, and for both group and one-on-one consultation settings.
  • Oversee the library’s website, develop subject/discipline LibGuides, promotional materials and social media initiatives that effectively communicate the library’s resources, goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences.
  • Assist the management of the library’s social media accounts.
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with Iḷisaġvik, Student Services and faculty to provide programs and services for students, staff and faculty.
  • Develop and implement programs, activities, workshops, and trainings that support lifelong learning. Assist and support Public Services Librarian and their programs as needed.
  • Assist with Collection Development of main library collection with an emphasis on academic materials/ Iḷisaġvik courses
  • Compiles statistics, prepares reports, and keeps records of activities – emphasis on gathering all database and outreach statistics
  • May oversee and assist with various library projects including: inventory of library collection, review and deselect library materials, register new IC students, assist with development and update of library policies and procedures.
  • May oversee and train Iḷisaġvik student interns.
  • Coordinate the library's representation at college and community events and coordinate use of library's exhibit spaces.
  • Serves on library, college and professional committees.
  • Keep abreast of trends, techniques and standards in the delivery of library instruction, and adult, youth and lifelong learning programming to assist in long term planning in the corresponding areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in librarian duties including working regular day, evening, and some weekend shifts at the public service desk, collection development, cataloging, library orientations, as well as support duties such as preparation of statistical reports, evaluation of library programs, completing grant applications related to library programs, general research and special projects.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated service commitment.
  • Demonstrated professional experience developing and implementing library programs and outreach initiatives.
  • Experience with website design and/or creating LibGuides.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated bilingual ability in Iñupiaq and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Library Science and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Two years demonstrated library experience.


  • Teaching experience, especially in library instruction
  • Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.


Leave - 16 paid holidays and up to 36 days of paid leave

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/month for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered.