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Student Success and Outreach Librarian

Harford Community College

Job Description

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.


Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.


Job Description
The purpose of this position is to develop, coordinate, and support the HCC Library’s student success initiatives and to coordinate and support the HCC Library’s programming, marketing, and outreach activities at HCC and within the community. In addition, the Student Success and Outreach Librarian shares in general responsibilities assigned to all HCC librarians.
The essential functions of this position include:
  • Collaborating with campus partners in Student Affairs, such as the Learning Center and the My College Success Network, to develop and support co-curricular programming that fosters student success, recruitment, and retention.
  • Coordinating marketing of Library resources, services and programs and developing outreach programs and events.
  • Coordinating efforts to assess the impact of the Library’s reference and instruction services and programming on student success and college-wide Key Performance Indicators.
  • Coordinating Library support for Open Education Resources (OER) initiatives.
  • Collaborating with Harford County Public Schools and other area schools, as well as the Harford County Public Library, to help bridge the gap in research skills between high school and college, and to support lifelong learning.


This is an exempt, professional staff position and includes a comprehensive benefits package offering medical, dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off; tuition assistance; and retirement savings.

Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.


Required Education
Master’s degree in Library Science or related field from an ALA-accredited institution is required.


Required Experience
Minimum of one year of relevant experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment.


Preferred Qualifications
At least one year of information literacy instruction or other teaching experience strongly preferred. Experience in an academic setting preferred. Demonstrated experience providing reference and research help services, experience creating online learning objects, and experience in library marketing and programming strongly preferred.

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