This tenure-track position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to a vibrant, user-driven physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research. Working closely and collaboratively with faculty and staff, the Arts & Humanities Librarian will play a key role in student success, active learning in the arts and humanities, and in growing CWU’s digital humanities scholarship. CWU is a member of the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and the Orbis-Cascade Alliance.
Located in Ellensburg, WA, CWU plays a key role in the economic, educational and cultural vitality of the community and region. Each year more than 350 dramatic and musical performances, art and museum exhibitions, lectures, and athletic events are open to campus and community members. Learn more about CWU’s Points of Pride at http://www.cwu.edu/about/
Position Responsibilities include:
Serves as liaison to multiple academic programs in the arts and humanities with the following responsibilities:
Builds and maintains skills and subject expertise to serve faculty and students in liaison areas
Assists with the identification, evaluation, selection, and deselection of materials
Creates and maintains web-based subject resource guides
Participates in library instruction and other library wide instruction and collaborates in developing campus partnershipsProvides research assistance for patrons in multiple modalities
Participate in appropriate faculty and professional activities and actively participate in Library, University and professional committees and task forces
Actively seek additional resources in support of Library’s goals through university-funded programs and external grant opportunities
As a member of the Library Council, make recommendations to the Dean on issues of planning, coordination and organization
Complete special projects, committee assignments and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree.
BA in the arts or humanities.
Knowledge of or training in library instruction methods.
Knowledge of academic library collection issues as they pertain to the arts and humanities.
Demonstrated commitment to innovative, user-centered services.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Experience providing in-person or digital reference services.
Understanding of diversity in the workplace or community.
Additional advanced degree in the arts or humanities.
Experience in library instruction.
Experience working in an academic library.
Demonstrated experience supporting student success initiatives or programs.
Demonstrated teaching experience in a classroom or online.
Demonstrated experience using technology in the teaching environment.
Evidence of professional growth through scholarly activity and service.
Experience with developing and managing humanities collections (electronic, multimedia, and print) to support the research and teaching needs of faculty and students.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.