Reference Librarian position @ Highline College (Des Moines, Washington)

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Reference Librarian position (link) starting fall quarter September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.


Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach one credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits.  That does not apply to this position.

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.

For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at


Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.