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Librarian/Archivist, Holyoke Community College, MA


Holyoke Community College is housed on a multi-million-dollar, 135-acre campus, equipped with state-of-the art technology in specialized learning facilities. HCC serves over 9,000 students annually, and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities, from sports programs to music festivals, for students and community members alike. The college’s strongest assets continue to be an innovative spirit, a sincere concern for students and a commitment to strive for even greater success. These are the values which have created a tradition of excellence spanning more than six decades, and which are enabling Holyoke Community College to meet today’s challenges.

In the librarian role (75%), in conjunction with other professional librarians, provides reference services and information literacy instruction.  Participates in department assessment activities, collection development and outreach activities.  In the archivist role (25%), oversees the archives function according to standard practices and plans digital expansion.  


Reference Services:

  1. Collaborates with other librarians to provide reference services to the HCC community of faculty, staff and students.   
  2. Staffs the reference desk.
  3. Participates in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures for reference services.

Library Instruction and IL Assessment:

  1. Participates in the development and delivery of information literacy instruction in both in-person and online asynchronous environments in alignment with faculty needs; develops teaching materials;
  2. Assists in creating data informed assessments of library services to demonstrate effectiveness; 
  3. Participates in developing & maintaining library web pages; 
  4. Conducts orientation sessions, tours and classroom introductions to library services/resources. 

Outreach and Programming:

  1. Coordinates outreach activities by promoting the library and its services; Coordinates library participation in new student events;
  2. Coordinates the following ongoing outreach activities/programs – BUILD competition, Exhibits, Food Drive, and HCC Author Series. 

Collection Development:

  1. Assists with the management of the Library’s collection by: selecting resources for assigned disciplines; Developing guides and instructional tools to support learning; Weeding.


  1. Carries out day-to-day archival practices (evaluates, selects, accessions, inventories, arranges, retrieves and ensures the long-term preservation of the college’s archives collection). 
  2. Prepares reference aids in established archival formats.
  3. Plans and executes digital projects with HCC stakeholders.

Performs other duties as assigned.


We welcome and encourage applicants, who do not meet the qualifications as stated above, to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. It is preferred that this document be uploaded separately from the resume, cover letter, and references. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications and do not have an equivalency statement may not be considered for the position. 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, or closely related field; Coursework or certification in archives management, digital librarianship, or special collections.
  • Three (3) years’ experience and/or training that includes library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging, and library information systems, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills; 
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.  


  • Experience with assessment;
  • Teaching or training experience;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Are you excited and interested in this role but don’t meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway. A LinkedIn Gender Insights study shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification.

Holyoke Community College is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Belonging, so we genuinely encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description.

Full-time, MCCC Unit Professional position

Salary Range: Grade 5; Minimum $64,292 – $70,133 /year. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits package.

Start Date:  July 1, 2024

Hours:  37.5 hrs./52 weeks Funding Source:  State

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